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I work as a tour guide in Iceland and mid-December is one of the few very quiet times of the year – perfect time to travel. I was planning to go to Gambia with Royal Air Maroc but Morocco decided to cancel all flights to and from the country. I booked a Lufthansa flight from Paris to Cairo only four days before departure at a very reasonable rate of 550 € return in business class, and I had already booked a one-way flight from Paris to Budapest with Swiss. Here are all my flights:
Play, Keflavík to Paris, economy class
Lufthansa, Paris to Munich, business class
Lufthansa, Munich to Cairo, business class
Egyptair, Cairo to Aswan, business class
Egyptair, Aswan to Cairo, business class
Lufthansa, Cairo to Munich, business class
Lufthansa, Munich to Paris, business class (here)
Swiss, Paris to Zurich, business class
Swiss, Zurich to Budapest, business class
Wizzair, Budapest to Keflavík, economy class (no flight report)
This was my second flight out of four that day.
My flight from Cairo arrived 15 minutes ahead of schedule and my flight to Paris had a small delay so I had a connecting time that was a bit longer than expected which I didn't mind at all. My boarding passes from Paris to Zurich to Budapest on Swiss were issued at the Lufthansa lounge by a staff member who was both very professional and very friendly.
Directions to the lounge:
The entrance to the Lufthansa business class lounge at Munich Airport near gate G27.
The lounge is nice, large and it didn't feel crowded even though there were quite a few people.
It was between 10am and 11am so the lounge offered breakfast. The choice of food was visibly smaller at this Schengen lounge at gates G than at the non-Schengen lounge at gates H where I went before my flight to Cairo. It was nevertheless enough to have a quick bite.
The choice of drinks.
A lot of departures in a short period of time.
My flight had a 20 minute delay.
Boarding started at 11.15. Families with children were invited to board first followed by groups 1 and 2.
As we all know Lufthansa offers a Eurobusiness configuration in business class on most of its intra-European flights with 3 regular economy seats on each side with the middle seat blocked.
I originally selected seat 2C.
I noticed that the bulkhead row was empty so I moved to seat 1F.
The view before departure.
Push-back was at 11.35 for a scheduled departure time of 11.10. An expected flight time of 1 hour and 15 minutes was announced. Take-off was at 11.43.
The meal was served shortly after take-off. Here's the menu card:
The meal was served on a tray as is the norm.
Boiled beef salad with Pickles, pickled red Onion and Obatzer Cheese Dip with fresh Lettuce. I appreciated that there was a meal on such a short fight and that it was quite an original one but I didn't really like the taste.
Apricot and Semolina Strudel on Sour Cream with Apricot Compote and Almond Crumbles. The cake was fairly simple behind the fancy name.
Some chocolate and later an apple were also offered.
Some nice views of North-East France somewhere between Paris and Luxembourg.
Paris CDG right before landing.
We landed at 12.57 for a scheduled arrival time of 12.45. After a long taxi we arrived at the gate at 13.07.
This was a fairly standard intra-European flight.
The conclusion of my four-segment return flight from Paris to Cairo via Munich on Lufthansa:
- flying 6600 kms on Eurobusiness seats is obviously not comfortable; I would rate it as 2 star;
- catering was OK for the time of the day and the length of the flights; I would rate it as 4 star;
- cabin crew was friendly and efficient on all four segments, although not on pair with the best airlines of the world; I would rate it as 4 star.
Value was however exceptional: I flew 11 hours for 550 € which is an average of 50 € per hour - not bad in business class.