Review of Lufthansa flight Frankfurt Vienna in Business

Airline Lufthansa
Flight LH1238
Class Business
Seat 4F
Aircraft Airbus A321
Flight time 01:25
Take-off 16 Nov 13, 12:25
Arrival at 16 Nov 13, 13:50
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Published on 19th November 2013
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My nice SQ BP (for a LH flight) in hand I headed to the transfer
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I had great views on the gates

I had to clear immigration(to enter Schengen area) but I was expecting to be able to reach the A gates staying in sterile area
Of course it's FRA so I had to walk through endless corridors
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But even worse I had to exit landside and go through all the checks :(
I finally arrived at the Senator Lounge
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It was very large and pleasant with different areas
The entrance with a gorgeous picture
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The showroom with the products sold by LH (you can even buy them with miles)
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PCs' corner
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Few tables
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The buffet
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Only one hot dish
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The delicious croissants (really really good)

My selection was of course few croissants and the delicious Kleine Bauer yoghourt
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I asked for a shower and I received a beeper
It was saturday morning but I had to wait one hour and half :(
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Spotting is not easy
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Then it was shower time

I had to hurry up because it was almost boarding time

Pretty christmas decorations

I arrived at the gate
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My aircraft is an Airbus A321 D-AISO, first flight was on the 18/08/2008
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Boarding was delayed so I spotted few LH brothers
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Boarding was about to begin
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Some business passengers seemed to have the feeling that it was their own aircraft :(

I sat on a NEK seat
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with a decent legroom for such a flight time
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Seatpocket stuff
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Safey card
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The business cabin
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The middle seat is not neutralized
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Pushback and taxi to runway
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Air Comrade Bargi62 ;)
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LH Regional
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Late take off
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Two Air Namibia could be seen
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Above the clouds
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A collation is served : as usual with LH it's a mix of everything the cook has found :)
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Breaded Shrimp Skewer on Mango salsa, Asian Chicken Skewer, Smocked Breast of Duck, Asian Vegatable Salad, pickled Ginger
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Greek yoghurt with Honey, Nuts and dried fruit
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Note that in the english version menu, the german Sekt(sparkling wine) became Champagne !!
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Ein Warsteiner Bitte ! (dedicated to Numero_2)
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Two chocolates ended the meal
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A carpet of clouds
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One more chocolate after the tray was cleaned up
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We were in a Business Class cabin !
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We began our descent to Vienna
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We landing on time at Vienna Schwechat
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OS Land
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Cabin crew7.5

Lufthansa Senator Lounge A50 (Schengen) - A


Frankfurt - FRA


Vienna - VIE



FRA was, as usual, a mess : I spent too much time for the transfer

The lounge was decent

A quite good flight with LH.

The collation was good (unfortunately no hot dish) but minus one point for the false champagne

Information on the route Frankfurt (FRA) Vienna (VIE)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 10 avis concernant 2 compagnies sur la ligne Frankfurt (FRA) → Vienna (VIE).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Lufthansa avec 7.3/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 24 minutes.

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  • Comment 93645 by
    Durian 1170 Comments
    Thank you for the report!
    What a pain to go through all security checks again.
    The SEN lounge seems crowded but there's enough space between the tables and seat, so it seems you don't get this cramped feel.
    1hr30 for shower, I hope it was clean at least ;-)
    I can't find picture that would explain the comment Some business passengers seemed to have the feeling that it was their own aircraft :( ?

    Great comment on the catering :) looks as if the chef has opened the fridge and took whatever was available lol
  • Comment 93653 by
    lagentsecret AUTHOR 12308 Comments
    These passengers blocked the aisle and took plenty of time to store their stuff, then moved other passengers' luggage to store their own in the overbins.
    Arrogance and self-importance :(
  • Comment 93672 by
    pititom GOLD 11329 Comments
    I agree, the croissants are delicious :) The shower is nice but I don't like these soap dispensers. I also had to wait about 2 hours for a shower last week...I'll tell my share of the story later ;)

    The flight is quite okay...but of course we don't expect more from European flights, do we ;) ?
  • Comment 93675 by
    AirCanada881 1617 Comments
    Nice FR thanks for sharing. We were very close to each other, shame we couldn't meet :(

    What did you think of Vienna airport? Did you go on the terrace to go spotting? It's not very interesting in the late afternoon, there is probably more traffic in the morning hours.
  • Comment 93681 by
    Flysim 517 Comments
    Ahhh, Frankfurt. Such nice memories, aren't they ? ;)


  • Comment 93724 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6182 Comments
    Thanks for this next leg with an extensive report of the lounge. The catering looks good for such a short flight, but NEK seats for business class doesn't seem so great.
  • Comment 93728 by
    Papoumada GOLD 6982 Comments
    The 2 SW A340 together in FRA... Sounds like some maintenance and delays on the other side.

    The lounge ist angenehm but the waiting time for a shower is negatively amazing.

    +1 as usual with LH it's a mix of everything the cook has found :) LH : is the L for Left-overs?

    Even if the flight is short, the cabin has nothing to see with a J. Shoud be more honestly named for what it is : a Y+ (lounge access, better light meal...)

    Thanks for sharing.
  • Comment 93736 by
    Bargi62 BRONZE 3436 Comments
    Thanks for this report and the implied reference to UIA.
    I like the views on 787 ANA.
    the catering looks good with the smoked breast of duck.
  • Comment 93821 by
    KL651 TEAM 4527 Comments
    Thanks for this FR.
    The offerings at the lounge are actually good.
    I don't understant why germans who are known for efficiency let FRA remain such a mess.
    Really how hard would it be to make possible landiside transfers?
  • Comment 93857 by
    A380B77W 4296 Comments
    Thanks for this nice FR :)
  • Comment 94186 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments
    Another fantastic report with excellent pics! Thanks for sharing and I'm surprised that LH actually provided a small printed menu on this short route.

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