Review of Lufthansa flight Frankfurt Oslo in Economy

Airline Lufthansa
Flight LH858
Class Economy
Seat 6A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:42
Take-off 02 Oct 19, 17:00
Arrival at 02 Oct 19, 18:42
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Published on 16th October 2019


Hello FlightReporters
Apart from flying I also like music and I'm a big of Ariana Grande
Unfortunately her Sweetener World Tour didn't have any date in Italy
Last January I start to search for tickets in other parts of Europe
According to my university exams' plan, I found the best option: 3rd October in Oslo, Norway

Around June I started to search for an accomodation and for the flight
Apparently the best price was a direct flight with Norwegian, but the return was too early in the morning the day after the concert
Since I didn't want to rush for the flight and I wished to visit the city I chose a solution with Lufthansa, stopping over in Frankfurt
LH costed around 200€ (Norwegian was 180€)

I've already flew with LH in 2013, on FCO-DUS-LHR-MUC-FCO route
Moreover in the same year I made a stopover in Frankfurt Airport Terminal 2 going to NYC
This time will be my first inside Lufthansa's reign, Terminal 1

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After arriving from Rome it's time to me to take my flight to Oslo
My flight was desembark at gate A28, in the oldest pier of Terminal 1A
It was around 15:20

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Boarding was scheduled at gate A20 at 15:35

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The pier has large windows where it was possible for me to make some plane-spotting
Lufthansa A320neo

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Lufthansa A321 in old livery

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Having just fifteen minutes before boarding I made my way to gate A20
It was around 300 metres far

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Terminal 1A apron, with Pier A-Plus on the background

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No doubts about who rules here

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Heading to the gate I spot some other interesting birds
Lufthansa A321

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Lufthansa 747-8
I really like these holdrooms which are quite close to the aircraft nose

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Egyptair Boeing 787 Dream)Liner parked at Terminal 1B

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A lot of flights departing at FRA

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I arrived at the gate in less than 10 minutes
Even if the boarding time was close there was no one queuing

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Time for other spotting
United Airlines Boeing 777

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Pier A-Plus
Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, A320 and A380, and SunExpress Boeing 737

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Meanwhile a wonderful United Airlines Boeing 777 in Star Alliance livery docked at the gate next to mine
Unfortunately I wasn't able to take it entirely

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Boarding started 15 minutes after scheduled

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The whole process was like a funny movie
Only one automated gate was opened and moreover it didn't work properly
This meant that almost half of the passengers tried twice before being called at the manned gate
Everyone queuing started to laugh and joke about this

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We would board our plane by bus
This mean only one thing…plane spotting!

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It was around 15:55 when I get on the apron bus
United Airlines Boeing 777 in Star Alliance livery

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Lufthansa A320 in old livery

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Lufthansa A320s line up

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Star Alliance dominated's apron

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Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i

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Lufthansa A320 and A380, SunExpress Boeing 737 and Swiss Air Lines A220 landing on runway 25R

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This hangar looks really impressive from below

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Lufthansa A330

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Lufthansa Cargo Boeing 777F

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Lufthansa Cargo Boeing 777F and MD11F

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Lufthansa Cargo MD11F in Cargo Human Care livery
MD11 is one of my favourite plane ever, such a pity it's not flying anymore with passengers

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Lufthansa A321 and Air Dolomiti Embraer E195 (one in Star Alliance livery)

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Another milestone of aviation
DHL Aviation A300
This is the first time I see this plane operating (the other one was at Aeroscopia Museum in Toulouse)

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Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i

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Lufthansa Cargo MD11F
Cannot stop to admire this wonderful plane

After 15 minutes of bus ride, at 16:10, we reached our plane
It was parked at the most western apron of the airport
Lufthansa A320-200, D-AIUG, delivered in July '14 (5.2 years)
It is equipped with 168 seats

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South African Airways A340-600 parked in the distance

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For unknown reasons the bus door didn't open
Maybe we would have gone to Oslo by bus instead of plane

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Finally after 10 minutes waiting next to the aircraft the doors opened

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Fuselage shot
Old livery this time

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I gave the Flight Report form to the Purser and took my seat 6A
Also this time I was in the extra legroom row
Lufthansa Embraer E190 parked next to us…

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…which left minutes after

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Despite departure was scheduled at 16:05 we left our parking area at 16:45
It happened 50 minutes after scanning my BP at the gate
Air Dolomiti Embraer E195

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Taxiing to the runway
Lufthansa Cargo MD11F in old…

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…and new livery

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DHL Aviation A300

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Turkish Airlines, Condor and Lufthansa birds at remote stands

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Regional LH planes line up

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Turkish Airlines A330

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British Airways Embraer landing on 25R

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Actually I'm leaving, but thank you as well

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Another favourite plane of mine
Condor Boeing 767

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Lufthansa A320 and Austrian Airlines Embraer

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Condor Boeing 767 in old livery

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Lufthansa Retro Livery A321

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Aegean Airlines A321

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Terminal 1 with many LH tails

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Austrian Airlines Embraer E195

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Condor Boeing 757 landing on 25R

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Asiana Airlines A380

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Air Canada Boeing 777

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Qatar Airways A380

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TAM Boeing 777

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Etihad Airways Boeing 787 Dream)Liner

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Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dream)Liner

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All Nippon Airways Boeing 777

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Terminal 2, which hosts non-LH partners

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Waiting for T/O next to a Lufthansa Regional CRJ900

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Entering RWY25C almost one hour after scheduled departure

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Condor Boeing 767s (one in Retro Livery) and Ethiopian Airlines A350

Waiting patiently for departure

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Lufthansa A320 landing on 25L

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At 17:00 we start our take off run

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Bye bye Frankfurt

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Crossing RWY18

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Banking towards South

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Frankfurt Airport in the distance

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Climbing towards North

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Less than 20 minutes into the flight a light snack was served
It was made of a good rice chocolate bar and a drink

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After the snack I decided to rest a bit

Beautiful sunset while approaching Norway's airspace

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Around 18:20 landing was announced
Cabin crew continued to apologize for the late departure

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First glimpse of Norway land
Definitely a total different landscape from Italy or Germany

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Banking over the fjords

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Never seen such a wonderful sunset from a plane

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Last moments on air

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We would land on RWY01R
Approaching from south

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At 18:42, 42 minutes after scheduled, we touched down at Oslo Airport - Gardermoen

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The Terminal is very close to the runway

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Norwegian Boeing 737 and Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777

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Vacating the runway

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The very modern terminal with Norwegian Boeing 737 parked

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Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 and Air Baltic Boeing 737

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Air Baltic Boeing 737, SAS A321 and Lufthansa A320
The latter was bound to Munich

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Parking at gate D3, next to our twin

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The very short loading bridge was connected immediately after

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Desembarking the Purser handed me the flight report form
It lacked of a bit of infos

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Bye bye D-AIUG

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Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 in the distance

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We had arrived at the new pier, opened in 2017
It hosts domestic (Gate C) and international (Gate D) flights, with the boarding lounges located on two separate levels

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Last snap of my plane's nose

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The Terminal building was very nice and pleasant
Being an architecture student made me appreciate its design by Nordic Office of Architecture studio

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Going downstairs to the baggage reclaim hall

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Velkommen til Norge
Velkommen til Oslo

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For the first time I saw a duty free shop on the way to the baggage reclaim
As I read later it's forbidden in most European airports
However Norway applies some different customs laws

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The baggage reclaim hall
Having only my hand luggage I proceeded straight to the exit

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Meeters and greeters hall
I really like the mixture of concrete, glass and wood
Very Nordic style

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Having my hotel close to Nationaltheatret Station I opted for the Flytoget train
It takes 22 minutes and costs 98NOK (around 10 euros) with the student discount
The station is located underneath the terminal

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The high speed train took around 20 minutes to bring me to the city center
My hotel was about 5 minutes walking from the station

I took my room, went out for dinner and made a short walk around the Karl Johans Gate
Ready to enjoy the city and the concert I went to bed

Stay tuned for the return flight to Rome

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Frankfurt is a really big and busy airport. This is maybe why we left with an almost hour delay (no explains were given onboard)

In general LH was fine also on this flight. The cabin crew was very careful about passengers needs and requests

Oslo Airport is a very good airport: well designed, efficent, clean and perfectly connected to the city

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The average flight time is 1 hours and 52 minutes.

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  • Comment 526780 by
    emyrrs SILVER 90 Comments

    Nice report Carlo!

    Meanwhile a wonderful United Airlines Boeing 777 in Star Alliance livery docked at the gate next to mine

    Unfortunately I wasn't able to take it entirely
    WoW that was quite interesting, the plane was really near to the terminal building...

    ahhhh so that's the Report Form you handed out to the crew

    Desembarking the Purser handed me the flight report form

    It lacked of a bit of infos
    I doubt that crew in Indonesian airline want to fill that out for passengers :D

    thanks for sharing it with us! Keep writing and sharing!

    • Comment 526834 by
      Carlotherocks AUTHOR 47 Comments

      Thank you very much for your appreciation! You're very kind, hope I'll have more and more occasions to report flights

      Talking about the flight report form it depends, sometimes crew are very kind and also offers to visit cockpit after landing
      Moreover they also made me special gifts like weather charts or other stuff like this
      Stay tuned for OSL-FRA report and you'll see what they gave to me this time

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