Review of Lufthansa CityLine flight Munich Budapest in Economy

Airline Lufthansa CityLine
Flight LH1680
Class Economy
Seat 14A
Flight time 01:40
Take-off 22 Nov 18, 18:30
Arrival at 22 Nov 18, 20:10
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By 555
Published on 6th May 2019
Hello and welcome to part two of my November escapade to Budapest! Check out part 1 here.

The remaining two reviews - coming soon!


Having arrived from the previous Adria-operated flight I quickly made my way from the satellite terminal - where I had landed - to Terminal 2, where this evening flight would be departing from.

Riding the shuttle:
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Then we head up the stairs, turn left and walk for a bit…

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…and we're here! Gate G38, currently empty (not like we're using the gates I'm afraid).

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With ample time to spare I decide to just relax for a bit in one of those small free lounges MUC has around - but not before I get myself a bottle of Mezzo Mix…

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Not much to do - let's take a tour around the terminal!

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Wouldn't be a German airport without scale models for sale! Sadly didn't have time to buy one:

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Saw the real D-AILU just today - check out the first trip report in this series!

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Napcabs - haven't seen any outside of Munich. No need to use these today.

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Heading back to the gate, the place where this EW A330 will be sleeping for the night -

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- next to a ANA 787.

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cold boarding

Boarding begins on time at 6:55PM, and soon a massive queue of Hungarians carrying their last-minute airport Christmas buys appears (they really like their Lego, apparently!):

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We head down stairs to hop on board a ratty old airside bus, which will leads us to today's plane - D-ACNK aka "Merseburg", delivered new to Eurowings (back when it was just a regional carrier) almost 9 years ago, before being transferred to Cityline in 2016:

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1ºC outside - but it'll be worse in Budapest!

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Horatius test: pass!

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Legroom is suprisingly better than expected:

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Seatback pocket contents are the same as the previous flight with the sole exception of the safety card:

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Pushback began at 6:58PM, and by this point I could barely take any pictures outside:

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Not a lot to see outside:

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Amazingly, and despite such a short flight time we still get meal service. Nothing different from the last flight, it's either a ham or chicken sandwich + a beverage of your choice (water in my case).

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Nothing to take a picture of outside so might as well check the bathroom: all clean (but cramped).

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Szia, Budapest!

Descent begins at 7:50PM, and by 8:05 we're already on final over the town of Üllő:

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We get taxiied to a remote stand, where yet another old bus comes to pick us up to Terminal 2A:

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Now it's time for me to grab my bag,

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hop on a taxi,

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and get some zzz at my Novotel.

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Lufthansa CityLine

Cabin crew8.5

Munich - MUC


Budapest - BUD



Lufthansa Cityline: not much different from your usual LH service, crew were nice, the sandwiches were all right... The CRJ900s are... not great, but it's not like it was a particularly long flight either.
Munich Airport: Easy to navigate, planespotter friendly, free "lounges" to relax in, couldn't recommend it more.
Budapest Airport: Lots of shops but it feels very old and cramped in places and it's a bit of a mess during rush hour, definitely needs renovation.

Information on the route Munich (MUC) Budapest (BUD)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 6 avis concernant 2 compagnies sur la ligne Munich (MUC) → Budapest (BUD).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Lufthansa avec 7.3/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 16 minutes.

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