The airline with the best average rating is Lufthansa with 7.4/10.
The average flight time is 8 hours and 5 minutes.More information
Welcome to this trip-report of Lufthansa Business class onboard the B747-400 Lufthansa currently has 13 B747-400 in their fleet which is all to be retired by 2025 with replacing aircraft being the B777X. There are 2 variants of the 747, one with more business class seats with fewer economy seats and one with less business class and more economy class. Both the variants have a premium economy class cabin. Since then the B747 is replaced by the A340-300
We arrived at Detroit airport(DTW) well before the departure time to take full advantage of the complimentary lounge access.
American airports are quite simple but efficient and clean. some pictures of the airport from outside.
Like most airlines , Lufthansa has a separate check-in for business class passengers. This also includes separate check -in for First class passengers. The check-in was fast and efficient
The very small international terminal of Detroit.
These departure board was very high and very difficult to read but luckily the boards are alphabetically ordered , or else……
The very vibrant boarding pass
The gates side of the terminal after immigration. A few restaurants were there in the terminal
The wonderful queen of Lufthansa
I visited the Lufthansa lounge. Lufthansa has its own lounge in Detroit that they operate. IT is located very close to the gate, therefore making it easy to get to it. The food options were limited but it as sufficient.
An Air Canada Express plane probably going to somewhere in Canada (Not obvious at all)
The gate and boarding
The business class cabin of the lower deck located in the nose of the plane
My seat for this flight was seat 4D which in my opinion is the worst seat of all. It is located in the centre of the cabin and it is the single seat with no neighbour behind , forward and In the sides. The seat has this awkwardness in my opinion. Don't mind me , for some people it may feel like first class.
Anyway, There was a soft pillow waiting for me at the seat.
There were drinks placed to which you can do self service.
The seat had a IFE screen which was fairly large and responsive. There was also space below the seat to keep a bag. There was also a coat hook.
They also gave headphones that I did not use a lot.
As I was seated in the middle seat , there are no take-off pictures. Meal service started soon after . IT was a 2 course meal with appetizers and main course. I ordered the vegetarian meal so this is not the standard meal offered in their business class.
They also gave desert. It was ice cream for this flight
There wasn't anything else to report about. We landed on time . Some pictures of Frankfurt airport.
Departure board in Frankfurt
Thank you for reading this trip-report. I know there wasn't much to this trip-report because Lufthansa is very dry and boring these days. Their quality is not industry standards. Please check out some other trip-reports of mine like:
Air India B787 Shanghai to Delhi Economy :
China Eastern Airlines B777-300ER Shanghai to New York Economy:
and many more
I recommend Lufthansa only when you really have no other choice. Lufthansa long haul is not the best and has a lot of room for improvement. It definitely does not deserve the 5 star rating. In conclusion, Lufthansa is O.K and has no WOW Factor.