Review of Lufthansa flight Frankfurt Catania in Business

Airline Lufthansa
Flight LH306
Class Business
Seat 02A
Aircraft Airbus A321
Flight time 02:20
Take-off 01 Oct 21, 15:30
Arrival at 01 Oct 21, 17:50
LH   #59 out of 85 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 1521 reviews
By GOLD 713
Published on 21st December 2021


senator LOUNGE terminal a

There was almost no wait to enter the lounge that morning:

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Back into the lounge that I begin to know pretty well:

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The food on offer:

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LH Bananas:

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And Pretzels:

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I just had a latte and water:

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Spotting is almost impossible:

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There is also a hot dish chicken with paprika and knödels :

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a little walk in terminal a

My gate is at the far end of the terminal, there's a bit to walk :)

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My plane was in the Star Alliance livery:

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Almost there:

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As I get to my gate a delayed boarding announcement is made, 20 minutes. I opted to stay at the gate since the walk back to the lounge isn't worth it.

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I'll then wait for the flight.

the flight

Boarding started with passengers needing assistances and families with babies, then followed by group 1:

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Fuselage shoot:

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Instant porte, in french "dans le texte" :)

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After a warm welcome, a cabin again fitted with the NEK seat:

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The seats:

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First row:

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The tablet between the seats:

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The pitch is ok:

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Empty tarmac:

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Until an A320 shows up:

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As the flight wasn't full, I moved to 3A since I had a seat mate in 2D:

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The safety card:

With a good half an hour delay, the jetway is retracted:

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Push back:

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There wasn't too many planes before us, we got to our hold point pretty quickly:

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Line up:

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Bis nächste Woche FRA!

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Take off:

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A small airport close to FRA:

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Lavatory visit:

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There is WiFi on board but no power plugs :(

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The service starts pretty quickly with a typical german dish: sausage salad:

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The tray without lids:

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I was expecting a hot dish on that flight since it was over 2H30 minutes but we are not at meal times, maybe that explains it. But I was also told that some "leasure" flights do not have hot meals also.
The salad was really good, though, small but the taste was great.
The dessert was equally good and the bread was served warm.

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The flight was pretty smooth:

Then coffee was served:

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As we were overflying Venise:

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Loved it!

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Entering Italy:

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And leaving Italy around Naples:

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More inflight views:

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And then comes Sicily:

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A few thunderstorm clouds and and the flight began to be pretty bumpy:

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We flew close to the Etna but nowhere to be seen :(

Ground on sight:

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And CTA:

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ATR Guardia Costeria:

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Wizz departing:

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Welcome to Catania:

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The crew bid us farewell but was not that "warm" during the flight.
Exiting through the jetway:

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The italian PLF should be checked here, to complete the whole informations they ask takes a while …

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But as you may notice, nobody controls anything.

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Nobody at that checkpoint also:

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Luggage delivery room:

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And heading to the exit, still no controls:

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I had reserved a private transfer to my hotel, was a good thing since the rain started just when I entered the car.

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Cabin crew6.0

Lufthansa Senator Lounge A50 (Schengen) - A


Frankfurt - FRA


Catania - CTA



The flight did its job, I was happy with the meal, even if it wasn't a hot meal. It was tasty and out of the ordinary.

The seats are NEK but being alone on my row helped with the comfort.

FRA and the lounge were great.

CTA was easy to naviguate but absolutely no controls with regards to the Covid. The airport wasn't that clean also.

Stay tuned for the next part to come soon!



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  • Comment 589673 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6182 Comments
    I've been pleasantly surprised with the LH lounges lately. It seems they reduced the offering a lot at the height of the pandemic and are starting to add back more food options. I like that they have Pretzels to go!

    The NEK seats are really looking worn and tattered! They can't be changed out soon enough!

    There is WiFi on board but no power plugs :(

    Hopefully they will roll out the new Geven seats soon on the CEO fleets. Better comfort and USB ports!

    The meal does look very decent for a 2h flight, even if it is cold.

    Wow, great views of Venice.

    Thanks for sharing 😊

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