Review of Lufthansa flight Barcelona Frankfurt in Economy

Airline Lufthansa
Flight LH1139
Class Economy
Seat 21A
Aircraft Airbus A320neo
Flight time 02:10
Take-off 03 Jun 21, 06:50
Arrival at 03 Jun 21, 09:00
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Guillbcn
By 230
Published on 17th July 2021

Hello everyone, welcome to another Flight Report. I'm finally writing again another FR to Colombia. Despite the pandemic, this year I had the opportunity to fly to this country again. The trip should be done last year, but the borders in this country were closed until september, and my scholarship was moved to this 2021.
So, after searching the best way to make the trip, there were two options which were the best for me (both of them had a cost of 600€). Iberia is still flying to Colombia (If I'm not wrong, Latin America routes are fully operational again) via Madrid. The other one, was flying with Lufthansa via Frankfurt. I decided to take the last one, mainly because I'm a "Miles & Smiles member" so I can earn a few miles. Even Avianca used to have a direct flight to Barcelona, they're only operating to Madrid nowadays, while the rest of the routes in Europe are planned to resume in a few months.  So this is the route reported:


Routing

  • Barcelona-Frankfurt LH1139 - A320N You are here
  • Frankfurt-Bogotá LH542 - A340-300 Coming soon

Time to go to the airport. When I bought the flight, it was planned to be at 10:30AM, but due to low demand many flighs were cancelled and in june, there was only one flight in the morning, at 6:50AM. So I went quite early at the airport, at 4AM. It wasn't crowded at this time, but finally people is starting to fly again. 


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Just after that I went to the security control, which was very fast. So I decided to take a walk on the Terminal. Even at the beggining it was empty, soon people was arriving. And, since the first time from march 2020, I saw the Terminal quite cramped. At the beggining of june, all the airlines operating from Terminal 2 were flying from Terminal 1, but I think this changed just a few weeks ago. 
 


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Unusual to see Ryanair flights in this terminal, isn't it?


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This one was flying to Lanzarote, and it was absolutely full (mainly students who were going to celebrate the end of the year). 


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There's our A320N being waked up


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Long time without seeing quite people here. 


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Gate was prepared for boarding


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Boarding started some good 25 minutes before take off. Once on board, cabin crew gave us the "kit". 


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And pushback started just before 7AM


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Flaps set and taxi to the runway. We're taking off to the east today. 


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Bye bye Barcelona! 


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Low clouds today, so not really the best views from the city during take off.


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Soon we made it to the cruise altitutde. 37.000 feet today. 


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Route takes us to Marseille, before crossing the Alps. Here there are a few views from the city. Sunny day in the southern part of France.


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And here it comes the new "meal service" from Lufthansa. Just a few days before the flight Lufthansa introduced it's Buy on Board service. Coming from the german flag-carrier I find this ridiculous. At least, water and chocolate were complimentary. 


This is the menu. They are now playing with the "green and healthy food". Thumbs down for Lufthansa.



At least we have some good views from the Alps


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And soon we were descending into Frankfurt. 



Approaching


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On finals


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And we landed just after an hour an 45 minutes in the air. 


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Time to taxi to the gate


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And parked, just next to another A320 from Condor, probably getting ready for it's flight to Balearic islands. 


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Disembark was strictly controlled by the crew, following COVID rules. 


Thank you very much for reading, we'll be continuing to Bogotá in a few hours. Time to walk through the old stylish terminal in Frankfurt. 

Guillem 

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Verdict

Lufthansa

5.8/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew6.5
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering4.0

Barcelona - BCN

8.9/10
Efficiency9.0
Access10.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.5

Frankfurt - FRA

6.5/10
Efficiency6.0
Access8.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness6.0

Conclusion

Lufthansa made a big downgrade since the last time I flew with them in 2019. I wasn't expecting a BOB on this airline. The rest of the flight was normal.

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1 Comments

  • Comment 576410 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5457 Comments

    Lucky for you that Colombia is one of the few countries out there that don't have any entry restrictions for Covid anymore. It is a shame that LH (and LX and OS) have gone the buy-on-board route. When flying within Europe, there's little incentive to choose LH Group carriers over Low-cost carriers anymore, aside for Mileage/Alliance benefits.

    Thanks for sharing!

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