During this summer, the German national airline flew its 747-8i four times between Frankfurt and Palma de Mallorca. The opportunity was too good to take this beautiful Jumbo for the first time in my life!
I booked my ticket in economy class on June 11, as soon as I heard the news.
At the beginning of July, on the LH app, I was offered the upgrade to business class for 99€. I do not hesitate and I pay. With luck, I might be travel on the upper deck. For now, I'm forced to take a seat on the lower deck, luckily with a window! A week before the flight, my friend who will be traveling with me tells me that a window has free up on the upper deck. I would reserve this seat immediately!
You can find my routing here. The two flights from and to Paris will not be published but you can find them written in French. My flight from MUC to FRA may be published later! ;-)
After a good night's sleep in a hotel in downtown Frankfurt, I go to the central station at 6 a.m to take an S-Bahn 8 to the airport. The journey costs only 5.10 € and takes 15 minutes.
Hallo! Willkommen am Flughafen Frankfurt!
I go directly to the check-in hall located in the T1.
For me today, it's here! The business class counters are empty, I will collect my boarding pass and the agent will check my vaccination certificate.
My friend Daniel has just arrived, we are heading towards security checks.
The security check will only take us 2 minutes. The staff was not really friendly…
Our flight is expected on time ! It will leave from gate A69.
We travel together in business class, so we have access to the lounge. We will go to the lounge "A13"
After we were asked for our proof of vaccination, we were allowed to get into the lounge. The lounge is beautiful and large. We will go and sit here.
Time for breakfast ! Let's go to see what's on offer at the buffet !
Fruits salads and cherry yogurts
A soda dispenser, bananas and a beer tap … Welcome to Germany! :)
I start with scrambled eggs, mushrooms and a cherry yogurt
I would go take more things to eat.
A member of the LH staff will come to thank us for traveling with Lufthansa and give us some gifts. For me, a "Remove before flight" key chain and for my friend, a reusable water bottle !
Well! Now, it's time to heading to the gate and see our beautiful Queen of the sky! We take some chocolates before leaving the lounge.
The D-AIXI, a Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 who brought me yesterday from Munich! He's getting ready to leave for Seattle.
A first LH Boeing 747-8i, D-ABYJ to LAX.
D-ABYT with "Retro" livery to Chicago.
Smaller! An A330-300 to Dallas.
We arrive at the gate where the LH staff will offer us ice creams and sunglasses in the colors of the airline! The atmosphere is marvelous: A lot of families and even more Avgeeks! ;-)
Our beautiful bird for today: D-ABYC, 9 years old Boeing 747, the third delivered to the airline in 2012.
It's time to board on my first flight with the 747!
Business class for today!
What a beautiful nose!
The door of paradise
We are greeted by a very nice crew, the flight promises to be memorable! Crossing of the 1st Business class cabin on the lower deck.
The business class cabin on the upper deck, I'm seated on the front. The cabin is in a 2-2 configuration with 32 seats.
82A, my seat.
Seat controls are located on the armrest
The luggage bins on the side are very practical.
Another one safety card for my collection.
Boarding completed on time. The boarding bridge can be retracted and now we are ready for the push.
Start of our 4 GENx. The captain introduced himself and welcome us aboard this "Beautiful Boeing 747-8". It announces 2 hours of flight.
Hello you !
Runway 18 for today !
30 minutes after take-off, the crew will serve the meal
The main course with cold meat and vegetables.
A little bread was served.
Dessert was good but a little too sweet.
Cheer's to all! ;-)
Let's discovered the upper deck! The galley :
The stairs seen from above.
The toilets are clean but small!
Our left wing with her two GENx engines.
The descent has started, with cabin crew passing to distribute LH chocolates.
Quickly, we see Mallorca, the landing is close!
Almost there !
Very smooth landing ! We go to our parking stand.
Mallorca airport does not have a large enough gate to accommodate our plane. We will park far from the terminal. We will leave the plane with the PAXbus… Perfect for photos ! <3
I had asked the crew if I could visit the cockpit. I would be allowed to go take pictures!
Bye-Bye D-ABYC and thank you so much for this beautiful moment!
What a big engine!
Welcome in Mallorca!!!
Many passengers will be taking photos. A Boeing 747 for a 2 hour flight is rare! But getting off on foot from a 747 is even rarer!
After 10 minutes by bus, we arrive at the terminal. We will meet up Lucky Luke who will take the flight back to Frankfurt. I would say goodbye and thank for sharing this flight to my friend Daniel who is staying in Mallorca for 2 days. In 2h30, I have to take a flight back to Paris.
Thanks for reading this Flight-Report! I hope you enjoyed it! I will meet you soon for new flights!
Lufthansa Business Lounge A13 - A
Frankfurt - FRA
Palma De Mallorca - PMI
A marvelous flight on board the beautiful Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i.
The Frankfurt airport is great, LH staff at the business class counter and in the lounge are very friendly but at the security check they are not very cool...
The LH lounge in Frankfurt is great and confortable. Food ok.
The 747 is confortable, business class is a little bit old. The upper deck is very cosy.
The PMI airport is very full during this summer ! There is a lot of possibility to take avgeek's flights !
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The catering looks pretty good for a 2h flight and of course the long-haul J seats are super spacious for a short-haul mission.
Thanks for sharing!
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