Review of Lufthansa flight Frankfurt Tokyo in Economy

Airline Lufthansa
Flight LH 710
Class Economy
Seat 31K
Aircraft Airbus A340-300
Flight time 12:10
Take-off 01 May 16, 13:35
Arrival at 02 May 16, 08:45
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Flying-Kolia
By GOLD 1645
Published on 26th September 2018
As you know, I'm travelling to Japan with some friends. To fly there we choose to fly with Lufthansa. So we had to make a stop at Frankfort. This report is a bit special because few months after, LH will stop to fly to Narita. Also it will be for me my first time flying onboard the Airbus A340-300. 

It is a great opportunity to travel with friends and to discover a new culture all together. I have absolutely no idea was it is looking like this country, which is a group of 3/4 islands and which has a capital with around 35 million inhabitants… Nearly 10 times more than Paris. Let’s fly to the country of the rising sun.

Routing

  • LH 1027 - Economique - Paris → Frankfurt en Airbus A319 Past
  • LH 710 - Economique - Frankfurt → Tokyo Narita en Airbus A340-300 You are here
  • XX 1111 - Economique - AAA → BBB en First in Japan Coming soon
  • XX 2222 - Economique - CCC → DDD en Little Green Coming soon
  • XX 3333 - Economique - EEE → EEE en Flying Dolphin Coming soon
  • LH 717 - Economique - Tokyo Haneda → Frankfurt en Boeing 747-8i Coming soon
  • LH 1050 - Economique - Frankfurt → Paris en Airbus A320 Coming soon


LET'S FLY TO NARITA WITH A340-300 LUFTHANSA





Second flight of the day, and this time we will fly to Tokyo. It has been a long time that I haven’t took a such long flight. I was quiet exited. My friends found that a bit funny. One of my friend was a bit scared of planes, so when she saw this white paint she begin to stress a bit, but I told her that it was the same plane than other, and that the color was just a special livery showing the alliance. She start to be less stressed. 

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Boarding was called, and we went to our seat. There were comfortable, and definitely better than the RECARO seats. The view from this seat was nice, and it was really comfortable to get enough place for the legs. When boarding was finish, we push back and taxi to the take off runway.



Shortly after take off, we took the whole aisle for all of us, because there were no many passengers on this flight. This is comfortable. Later on I went to walk a bit and took a cabin picture, where we can see that the occupancy rate was not so high. During this time the crew was offering us some oshibori.



Then the service started, and it was a nice meal, a mixe between european and Japanese meal. Then after I watched a movie and slept a bit. The IFE was nice, with a good films offer. During the night I woke up to go to toilets and we were flying over Russia. There was some juices glasses and snacks and free service. I just took a glass of apple juice and went back to sleep.

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After 6 hours sleeping, I woke up and it was time for breakfast. It was a bit lite, we had eggs, with some bread and butter with some juices. My friend was not so hungry so she gave me her dish. Then later on we started our decent to Tokyo… I was so impatient to discover this city… We are close to touch the Japanese ground.

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Verdict

Lufthansa

8.0/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering8.0

Frankfurt - FRA

8.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Tokyo - NRT

8.6/10
Efficiency9.0
Access7.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

To conclude I was happy of this second flight. The service was fine with a nice cabin which was empty. The meals on this leg was a bit too lite for a such long flight but tasty. I keep a positive impression of this flight. Thank you Lufthansa for my first long haul flight with them. The Narita airport is nice, the passeport check was easy and quick. But the journey to the city was a bit too long, anyway it was fine because I slept during the journey. Let's enjoy our time in Tokyo.

Information on the route Frankfurt (FRA) Tokyo (NRT)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 5 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Frankfurt (FRA) → Tokyo (NRT).


Useful

The airline with the best average rating is Japan Airlines with 8.1/10.

The average flight time is 11 hours and 16 minutes.

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4 Comments

  • Comment 467270 by
    ThomasDutch GOLD 398 Comments

    I am usually not a fan of an A340 on a longhaul flight, so I usually tend to skip LH as they are usually using this type on the flights I am taking, but cabin looks good. Might give it a try next time though if it's for a fair price. Thanks for your report.

  • Comment 468083 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5027 Comments

    Great photos as usual! Personally, I've always loved A340s, I think they're beautiful. It's a shame that they're getting more and more rare, but I get that operating costs aren't great with more efficient newer aircraft out there now. I see you used the new editor in Beta from the routing, and I see it still mixes French and English. That should get fixed before it's rolled out :-)
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Comment 468697 by
      Flying-Kolia GOLD AUTHOR 776 Comments

      Hello Kevin, thanks for your comment, yes A340 is a very comfortable plane. When I can I'm flying with them. They high cost of flying. Yes I used the new editor, I just had to change the link of the previous FR. See you next FR ;)

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