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Another routing with my new friend Mother Lufthansa :)
I wanted to go to Sicily in order to visit Catania and climb the Etna mountain. I had planned to leave a Friday and be back on Monday, leaving a day for Catania and one day for the Etna.
Sicily is also known as "Isola del Sole", the island of the Sun. But for this specific week-end it won't be the case. Weather forecast is really clear: thunderstorms around the region and rain chances at 100% and the tour company where I booked my Etna tour calls me to inform me they will cancel it since the visibility will be close to 0.
In those conditions, I don't see myself spending 72H in a room waiting for a ray of sunshine between two thunderstorms. LH offers full flexibility on their tickets (but no refunds) and so I moved my return flight to Sunday morning.
The routing looked like this:
My father dropped me off on time for my flight and for a short stay at the lounge.
This is the kiss and fly parking, 20 minutes are free of charge:
Quiet this morning:
Security checks are done in no time, it is virtually empty.
There are more people at the middle security check also know as the EasyJet check point:
I had to buy cigarettes for my brother first:
And making my way to the lounge:
Police controls for flights outside Schengen:
There was a bit of wait to enter the lounge:
Once checked in I head upstairs:
There are two hotdishes:
The cold food offer:
Soup of the day:
Dips for the bread:
Cheese and salads:
Cakes and a general view:
Olives and butter:
The great thing here is the terrace where you can spend lots of time to spot.
Air Tarmac as known as Helvetic has flown last week only once to Santorini and Larnaca. It is behind the beautiful A320neo from Air Astana that did a sport charter flight:
Enter Air 738 to PRN:
Sun Express 737-800:
EasyJet - DHL:
OS Star Alliance livery:
Double A321 Wizz:
Air Astana goes back to Astana:
The first of the two Wizz A321 takes off:
Followed by the second:
AF is delayed… again. A common thing unfortunately.
Air Arabia A320:
The second Wizz A321:
And the 320neo Air Astana:
Gulfstream Oman Sultanate:
And my CRJ:
Meaning it is almost time to head to the gate:
As I left I had a quick look on what was on offer on the first floor:
That was my "micro" selection:
The airport is really quiet:
The boarding started on time and priorities, as almost usual on LH are strictly enforced:
The "Instant Porte" in french in the text :)
After a warm welcome, this is the cabin:
The pitch is good for me:
Next to us:
Air France eventually left an hour late:
And take off:
AMAC, Basel Aviation amongst others:
Hésingue and Hégenheim:
As we head to Germany some nice views of the EuroAirport:
Soon enough the tray arrives:
I took water and coffee to go with:
It was salmon on a bed of betroot tartare. It was really great. The dessert was great too but I couldn't tell what it was. Then water is offered:
Top of descent:
And pax bus to the terminal:
Next part is coming soon :)
To sum it up it was a nice and enjoyable flight with a nice meal, a nice crew. They weren't in a hurry despite the short duration of the flight.
EAP and FRA did their job and so did the lounge.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next part to come soon.