Review of Lufthansa CityLine flight Frankfurt Mulhouse / Bâle in Business

Airline Lufthansa CityLine
Flight LH1206
Class Business
Seat 3F9
Flight time 00:50
Take-off 22 Aug 21, 16:40
Arrival at 22 Aug 21, 17:30
CL   #57 out of 74 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 94 reviews
Esteban
By GOLD 245
Published on 9th September 2021

TRANSFERT IN FRA


We were docked at the terminal and had a jetbridge:


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The plane that brought us from Sarajevo:


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A320:


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A bit of walk ahead:


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Our flight is scheduled (for the time being) on time:


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Security and bordel controls are cleared in no time:


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Down to Terminal A:


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Duty Free:


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senator lounge gates a


Here we are:


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There is a staffed bar:


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I took a Spritz that wasn't that good :(


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The food on offer:


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There is also a hot dish available, but I am not that hungry


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Toilets;


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back in transit


As there were thunderstorms in the area, our flight was delayed by an hour. Shortly before the new departure time we went to our gate:


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Still not arrived:


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Here we are:


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the flight


Boarding was a real mess, priorities were not really enforced, we had to make our way in front of the queue. Once in the buss there was a very long wait for passengers to board, since all documents were double checked at the gate. At least they sent two busses and social distanciation was not an issue.


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The ride to the plane was pretty long:


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Here we are:


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Aircraft integrated stairs:


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The last time I boarded a Cityline flight was more than 20 years ago :)


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The welcome was nice but not overall warm. Here's the CRJ900 cabin:


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Safety card:



Le pitch est correct :


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The recline:


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CRJ Line up:


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40 minutes to Basel expected today, the captain hopes to make up some of the delay, and to help with it, the runway is just next to our plane:


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Take off:


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Still a few thunderstorms around:


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The toilets were clean, but the seat cover were not at their designated storage area :(


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A cold tray was served on this short hop:


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Dried beef, a mushorrom, grilled vegetables together with two slices of chicken. The dessert was a vanilla cream over strawberries.


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I just took a glass of water with it. The bread was not heated this time but given the duration of the time I wasn't expecting it either.


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Everything was really good and I can say I enjoyed it. The flight was overall very pleasant and smooth.


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Already very low:


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Almost back home:


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And landed!


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Leaving the runway:


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737-400F:


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757-200F:


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AC 787, operating as full cargo flight:


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My home airport:


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Sprint Air ATR Cargo:


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The flight lasted only 30 minutes at the end.


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A few more shoots of our bird:


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Pax bus again:


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And another bit of walking:


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This way out:


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Verdict

Lufthansa CityLine

7.2/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering8.0

Lufthansa Senator Lounge A50 (Schengen) - A

8.2/10
Comfort8.0
Meal/catering8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Services9.0

Frankfurt - FRA

9.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Mulhouse / Bâle - EAP

9.5/10
Efficiency9.0
Access10.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Despite the small delay the flight was really enjoyable.
The meal was great given the short flight time. I was impressed.
Nothing to say about the airports and the lounge, all was nice.

Thank you for having followed me on this series, the next one to come shortly!

Information on the route Frankfurt (FRA) Mulhouse / Bâle (EAP)

1 Comments

  • Comment 580627 by
    flyLars 40 Comments

    Thanks for this great series of reports. Lufthansas SEN Lounge at A50 is quite a good lounge but since Covid there is no difference between the Business Lounges at Frankfurt and you can actually enter the SEN lounge with a Business Ticket only. That means that there is just restricted food-options, too, which is quite a pity though because offering only one warm option in a Senator Lounge is "whack". I love it how Lufthansa still provides the, mostly, tasty menues in Business on this ultra-short flights, unlike other Carriers (KLM, AF and BA) severely reduced their offerings.
    Stay safe :)

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