Review of Lufthansa flight Paris Frankfurt in Economy

Airline Lufthansa
Flight LH1051
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:35
Take-off 15 Aug 13, 08:00
Arrival at 15 Aug 13, 09:35
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Leadership
By GOLD 4791
Published on 26th August 2013
Hi,

This is my first Flight-Report in Shakespeare language, feedbacks are most welcome.

  1. Paris CDG - Frankfurt (Lufthansa, A320)
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  3. Frankfurt - London LHR (British Airways, A380-800)
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  5. London LHR - Stockholm ARN (British Airways, B787-8)
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  7. Stockholm ARN - Paris CDG (Air France, A320)
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August 15th is a bank holiday in France, a perfect opportunity for a day-trip in Europe, but don’t be misled, this day-trip is not about the destination XD

To make things work I had to position myself with a doggy early flight to Frankfurt, I could either take AF or LH but I chose the later as it has been a while since I flew with the germans, and I was keen to try out their NEK seats, especially to compare them with our infamous AF “ironing board”

Terminal 1 at Paris CDG

I am getting my BP from the automated kiosk

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LH’s satellite has been refurbished and is quite pleasant.

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I was secretly hoping for a Sharklet version of the A320, but this is all the opposite, D-AIQD one of the oldest of the fleet!

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Boarding started on-time

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Complimentary French and German newspapers

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The long awaited seats!

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Well there are very thin too and not that much comfortable, but they do recline and offer a descent sized table.

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A380-800 Malaysia Airlines

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09R is in use today



Service consisted of a chocolate filled croissant and a choice of hot and cold drinks

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Taste was very average but quantity wise it was good

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LH magazine often has very good articles on the company backstage operations and airports, this month they are showcasing A330-300 new Business-Class retrofit.

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Frankfurt CBD

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We landed on the new runway facing west then had to taxi for a good 10 minutes before getting to our gate, but luckily not a bus gate!

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Verdict

Lufthansa

6.4/10
Cabin5.0
Cabin crew6.5
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering6.5

Paris - CDG

5.5/10
Efficiency8.0
Access0.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness6.5

Frankfurt - FRA

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

LH is offering a consistent European product, I am not a fan of their new seats but IMHO they seem more advanced then AF counterpart. It’s good to offer on a morning flight a full choice of drinks and not only HOT DRINKS, and a descent sized croissant...a word to the wise.

Stay tuned, the beast is yet to come!

Information on the route Paris (CDG) Frankfurt (FRA)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 80 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Paris (CDG) → Frankfurt (FRA).


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The airline with the best average rating is Air France with 7.5/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 18 minutes.

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26 Comments

  • Comment 85171 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4857 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this first report in English!
    8AM, you call that early? LOL
    Hmmm...as far as I can tell the only difference with the NEK and the AF ironing boards is the recline and leather. So it's basically just a sticky reclining ironing board, LOL
    Awesome pics on takeoff from CEE DEE GEE and on arrival at FRA!
    The one thing I will give LH over AF is that the catering is pretty decent for such a short flight and better than AF's Sucré-salé

    • Comment 280410 by
      Leadership TEAM GOLD AUTHOR 4284 Comments

      Thanks for your comments.
      I have no issue with a 8am departure when I can get to the airport in a fast and reliable way, btw this morning I took my routine (once a month) 6am flight from Nice to Paris and I kind of like it ^^.
      Wx were indeed good on that day.

    • Comment 280411 by
      KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4857 Comments

      Damn that RER! LOL. I like early morning flights, especially getting to watch the sun rise from the air. The only part I don't like is getting up early, LOL.

  • Comment 85177 by
    lagentsecret SILVER 10503 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this FR

    D-AIQD when of the oldest of the fleet! you certainly meant One of the oldest

    Great pictures of CDG terminals

    The croissant is not mouth-watering at all even if I'm a chocolate addict :(

    Stay tuned, the beast is yet to come! Oh you'll meet Dr Franz ???

    Anyway LH non stop you ;)

    See you soon

  • Comment 85180 by
    mynameismud 862 Comments

    Did you introduce yourself when boarding :-?
    So i guess your choice will go for the quantity of croissant and not the (so-called) quality promoted by the code barre airline^^
    Merci for this FR

  • Comment 85218 by
    indianocean SILVER 6317 Comments

    The seats look indeed thinner than the ironing boards on Air France. At least, they recline.

    Thanks god it was a short-haul flight

    Viele Danken Herr Leadership

  • Comment 85220 by
    Flight94 1961 Comments

    Thanks for this first report in English,

    In June, the paper of the boarding pass from the kiosk was in Lufthansa's colors. Spotting views are restricted at CDG1.

    I agree with you, the NEK aren't so comfortable but I can appreciate the recline. Great overview from CDG.

    Catering, it's great to have orange juice the morning. Incredible view of FRA on arrival.

    Thanks again and see you soon.

  • Comment 85258 by
    natibo777 951 Comments

    Thanks for this report. Frankfurt is a friendly spotting airport

  • Comment 85313 by
    Hcl75 1572 Comments

    Oh you got a window seat, how lucky XD
    LH meal service is usually quite generous, but AF seems a bit better in the morning with their baskets pastries (when it's not all frozen...) instead of this plastic bag.
    Can't wait to read the next FR, and the one after :D
    Thanks fodat FR.

  • Comment 85376 by
    pititom GOLD 10168 Comments

    Not quite your type of airline and cabin ;)

    As for the first report in English...well, you should keep it up because there are actually fewer mistakes than in your French writings XD !

  • Comment 86319 by
    A380B77W 4348 Comments

    Thanks you for your first FR.....XD !

    The pictures are better in quality than your LHR-CDG FR. Maybe because the pictures of this FR aren't in Flight-Report.com ?

  • Comment 89680 by
    jetsetpanda 2296 Comments

    Thanks for this report full of superb shots. FRA used to be my favorite airport to connect and it was so easy to take the S8 or S9 from the airport to the Hauptbahnhof. I wish more airports around the world were that close to their cities. As you said, LH has a consistent product so you know what to expect when you fly them. I must say that their intra-European J catering is pretty decent too.

  • Comment 93507 by
    Chibcha 425 Comments

    Very nice pictures of CDG and of FRA, brought me very fond memories, thanks for sharing!

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