Review of Lufthansa CityLine flight Mulhouse / Bâle Frankfurt in Business

Airline Lufthansa CityLine
Flight LH1205
Class Business
Seat 2A
Flight time 00:55
Take-off 26 Jan 22, 14:15
Arrival at 26 Jan 22, 15:10
CL   #49 out of 74 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 176 reviews
Esteban
By GOLD 180
Published on 3rd July 2022

Back in late 2021, my friend and fellow Flight-Report contributor, MichelG told me he found a great deal to go to Dubai for 990€ in Business ex - CDG. I couldn't resist and decided to join him on this trip.
I added connecting flights to CDG from BSL and as the return was to ZRH, will simply drop the last leg and get back home by train (1H30 from ZRH)

This was then the final routing :



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My father dropped me at the airport at a civilized time, early afternoon for my LH Cityline flight to FRA :


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Heading to the terminal:


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COVID test center:


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In January the air traffic was still very, very low.


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EAP is a major EasyJet base and it was quite chocking to see only one EZS flight that day. Wizz clearly saved the airport during the pandemic with still lots of VFR flights.


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Even for LH there was only one desk that was open that afternoon:


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The wait wasn't too long:


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EAP has three security checks in "normal" times, that day only the one in the Swiss Side was open, the middle (mostly used by EasyJet) and the one on the French side were closed.


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Duty Free stop to buy cigarettes for my brother:


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The airport is so dead :(


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Same here at the Police controls:


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My soon to be boarding gate:


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At that time, the lounge opening hours were not always the same:


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I was warmly welcomed by the manager that is an old friend of mine. At that time I was the only guest, another one would join later :(

I went to the terrace to spot, here Enter Air 738:


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Pegasus A32N to SAW:


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Most of EZS fleet is grounded:


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This TK bird was not on the FIDS:


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He was stuck in EAP as at that time IST was having heavy snowfalls:


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The buffet was at its bare minimum, Covid times, you know the story. But still :(


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So called "cheeses":


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Dried fruits and cherry tomatoes:


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Drinks:


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The palm trees, that are real, believe me those are not fakes.


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My selection:


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My CRJ is arriving:


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the flight


Shortly before boarding I head to the gate, and was surprised to be greated by another friend that was in charge of the boarding (I worked for a long time at the EAP ^^)


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Boarding time:


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Closer to the plane:


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The stairs / door:


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After a warm welcome, this is the cabin:


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The pitch is good:


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We pushed back on time:


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Express Freight worked well during the pandemic, but in the afternoon it is really non peak time :)


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My favorite baby :)


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ATR Sprint Air:


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757 Fedex and DHL plus a 33F in the back:


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Line up and take off:


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Flying high:


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The black Forest:


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The afternoon snack was a rather tasty pie:


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Apple juice and water to go with:


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The flight is almost over:


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And landed:


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That 747-200 is 35 years old … delivered new to BA in 1987:


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Much younger birds:


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A380 EK:


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767-300ER Condor, 23 years old:


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I will try to publish the whole series in once in order to make it easier to follow and read :)

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Verdict

Lufthansa CityLine

7.9/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering8.0

Skyview EuroAirport Lounge

7.5/10
Comfort10.0
Meal/catering2.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Services10.0

Mulhouse / Bâle - EAP

9.6/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.5

Frankfurt - FRA

9.5/10
Efficiency9.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

A flight that did exactly what I was waiting for: on time, nice crew, a good snack.

EAP and FRA were so quiet, almost dead for EAP, a bit more people in FRA.

The lounge is a great place to wait but during the pandemic, the meal offer was abysmal.

Thanks for reading :)

Information on the route Mulhouse / Bâle (EAP) Frankfurt (FRA)

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