After 3 days in Helsinki it was time for me to go back to south-west Germany.
The flight route is easy and identical to the way in. On Lufthansa and using MUC as connection platform. Much better than FRA if you have the choice.
Coming from the train station at HEL airport, you arrive over the rental car desks and the food court.
After that the check-in desks with Finnair on one side and the others on the opposite.
No stop for me. I have my boarding pass on the app and all my stuff for 3 days in my carry-on as LH does not offer any free bag for it's frequent travellers (not even HON!) on a Light Economy ticket.
I didn't know what to expect at security but on this afternoon the waiting time was extremely short.
After a first hall pretty dry, you land in the long concourse with a french style wooden floor.
Avgeeks prefer probably airplanes and we have today 2 Air France A220 on the tarmac as one is here already since a few days waiting for a repair that seems not that easy to perform.
Many delays today. Especially the rest of the group booked on Air France incl. a fellow passenger originally booked on LH over FRA - but hey flight delayed and missed connection.
The AF flight was delayed as well so I even had the time to say them a second good-bye directly at the gate.
I've spent then an hour at the end of the terminal which seems less used now that both the pandemic and the Ukraine war have smashed the Finnair business model.
WIFI was okay.
Soon it was time to board. Once again MUC flight perfectly on time. Good job!
I really like this idea of a sticker to express today's crew mood. And it seems they're happy to fly with us today - what else ?!? ;)
The cabin of this A321neo is probably in 50 shades of grey. It is not fun but look modern and clean, so german ^^
The pitch is good and there are USB sockets… ah no sorry just a fake. Com'on LH we are now in 2022. Probably they were waiting for the USB-C format to be confirmed by the EU as the universal one before investing.
We start taxi with the side curtain closed.
Our pushback is done in front of the stranded AF A220.
We climb in a beautiful green area.
The coastline is once again beautiful. We then go straight to East Denmark and Germany.
No USB, you know it already. But also no WIFI. I don't get how LH can be so late in all new technologies on such modern aircrafts.
This time the service is done with both the water bottle (no other choice) and the 10g chocolate at the same time (not tasty).
Landing in MUC is done under a beautiful sunset. If dusk has reached already the ground, the scenery remains magic in the air.
Auf Wiedersehen Sonne
Most of LH aircrafts have now the new livery which I much prefer to the older one. Way more modern.
Our gate is next to this B787 Oman Air which I would love to take. The G concourse is a combined one with 2 level, one for Schengen flights, one for International ones. That's convenient to optimize the usage of the infrastructure.
A very good flight on LH. On time. Service limited but I've been paying a reasonable price of 150-160€ Stuttgart / Helsinki in Summer.
My main complain goes to the cabin that has neither WIFI nor USB sockets and to the Miles & More program that has very limited benefits (no seat choice, no check-in luggage) even at the SEN level which is hard to achieve. Unfortunately other Star Alliance programs are not good as well so I'm sticking to M&M. I welcome any recommendation in the comments though ;)