Review of Lufthansa flight Denver Frankfurt in First

Airline Lufthansa
Flight LH447
Class First
Seat 83C
Aircraft Boeing 747-400
Flight time 09:30
Take-off 23 Nov 13, 17:25
Arrival at 24 Nov 13, 10:55
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By 19040
Published on 11th December 2013
Below is my trip report of my first First class flight. This is on Lufthansa's new First class on the 747 with the Bed/Seat Combo. I've also included pictures of the first class lounge, first class terminal, and my porsche rental. I tried to take advantage of everything I could.

I've been flying mostly economy up until last year. My only longhaul business class trips have been on CX, JL, and AF which were a great improvement over economy. I thought business was fantastic until I rode on LH First Class. It's a whole another world out there. This will be mainly a picture report with captions. I will try my best to answer any questions.



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Overview of Seat/Bed. The first row was empty, as was the last row.

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our area of the cabin

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View of the seat.

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In case you don't know which cabin you are in.

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Under the bed has a handy drawer to put lots of stuff in.

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All the goodies we got before takeoff including the Rimowa bag.

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Size of TV

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This is how much the seat reclines

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View of our cabin from the front.

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Bathroom is a bit tight but has a nice window view.

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Night time view of cabin

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Menu

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Starter

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Tea

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Tea

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More Tea

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Caviar Tray

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Caviar with garnishments. Not sure how it's supposed to be eaten.

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Starter with the Beef, Ravioli and the largest scallop I have ever eaten.

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I got the Beef and Scallop only

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Lobster dish. Never had lobster on a plane before. Quite delicious.

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Various cheeses

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Cheeses on a plate

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I was still hungry so I got the Tenderloin of Beef. Also delicious

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Chocolates after Dinner

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View of the seat/bed from the front.

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Felt like such a waste that 4 perfectly fine seats weren't being used.

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3 of 4 windows that each bed had.

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Cabin in the morning

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Last shot before leaving the best flight ever.

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Menu at First class lounge

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Various buffet items (at lunch time)

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Various buffet items (at lunch time)

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Various buffet items (at lunch time)

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Various buffet items (at lunch time)

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Various cured meats.

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Menu

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Specialty menu.

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Smoothie

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Pumpkin Soup

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Tom Ka Gai Soup

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Food from buffet

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Seared hare. Very good.

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Another menu shot.

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Cigar Room. Did not smell of smoke outside.

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Bar with ample supply of drinks.

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A water bar, of water bottles from various places around the world. Quite excessive.

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Water menu.

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That's where we were.

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My rental car for 3 hours.

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Trunk space in front.

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Passenger side

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Driver side

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Driver side

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On our way up to castle. I forgot the name of the castle as we found it driving around. Note the GPS did not have any preprogrammed routes so we had to wing it.

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On our way up to castle.

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Inside the porsche

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Interior view.

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View from castle

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View from castle

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Our car parked

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Driving through the town

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Town bell

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Town

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Pulling up to the First Class Terminal with the personal assistant waiting.

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Looking down from inside the terminal trying to guess which car we'll take to our next flight.

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I chose this one.

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Various candies

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Decorations

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Just like a nice restaurant.

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Water bar

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Buffet items at dinnertime.

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Buffet items at dinnertime.

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Buffet items at dinnertime.

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Buffet items at dinnertime.

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A Prosciutto slicer. Didn't know how to work it so I didn't slice anything.

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Day room. The design could be better since it was hard to sleep 2 people on the bottom bed. The top bed was hard and had no padding. Not sure what it was for.

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Bathroom.

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Looking towards the bathtub. There was only 1 room with a bathtub, the other 3 rooms only had showers. I did not have to wait, as all were empty.

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Bathtub with blue ducky!

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Shower. Had rainfall and handheld option.

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Looking towards the bar

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This ended up being delicious. I think it was rabbit.

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Dessert option

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We ended up taking the newest S Class AMG Mercedes to our next flight!

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Our driver was just as excited as we were.

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He was showing us the infared camera in the dashboard along with the excellent sound system.

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Each back seat passenger had his own TV

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TV

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The back right passenger could recline his seat, which would push the passenger seat forward as shown.
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Verdict

Lufthansa

10.0/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi10.0
Meal/catering10.0

United Club (West)

10.0/10
Comfort10.0
Meal/catering10.0
Entertainment/wifi10.0
Services10.0

Denver - DEN

5.6/10
Efficiency5.0
Access5.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness7.5

Frankfurt - FRA

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

This is by far the best flight I have ever taken. The service, space, and attention to detail was something I had never experienced before. I can see why LH wants to protect this cabin and why people would pay good money for this. From the seat/bed, to the flight attendants, to the FCT, there's nothing that I would change about this. I would fly F through Frankfurt for all my flights if I could.

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