Review of Lufthansa flight Munich Vancouver in Business

Airline Lufthansa
Flight LH476
Class Business
Seat 5K
Aircraft Airbus A350-900
Flight time 10:05
Take-off 02 Jul 22, 15:35
Arrival at 02 Jul 22, 16:40
LH   #40 out of 69 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 1425 reviews
FlyAlex
By GOLD 847
Published on 28th July 2022

Hi,

On a sunny Saturday afternoon my journey started with a quick and friendly check in at the First Class area that is accessible for Star Alliance Gold customers. 


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Security was also quick and I soon took the underground transfer train to bring me to the satellite building of Terminal 2.


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The Senator Lounge in the satellite building was very crowded and it was quite hard to find a nice seat. The Lounge in general however looks rather nice with some great apron views and a nice bar.



The food & drink selection also is nice.


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I had some small late lunch.


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Some apron views on the parked aircraft.


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This is the A350 bringing me to Vancouver that day.


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Boarding started a little bit delayed but orderly with priority lane first. A friendly cabin crew welcomed me onboard and I headed to my nice window seat 5K.


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This is a very special Lufthansa A350 as it is one of the very few models recently leased and who keep the former Philippine Airlines seat layout. That means a box design in Business Class with much more privacy compared to LH's standard longhaul fleet that offers a rather outdated Business Class configuration.


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The seat is comfortable and provides nice privacy.


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It also offers a lot of stowage areas.


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I enjoyed the smooth boarding and soon welcome drinks were offered where I had a glass of sparkling wine.


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Printed menus were next - nice to see they are still available on Lufthansa.


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A safety video started and we taxied out for departure.


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We climbed into sunny skies and reached our cruising altitude soon.


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The inflight entertainment system provided a nice selection of entertainment and some good quality headsets were provided at each seat.


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The amenity kit came in the design of a reusable shopping bag and had some helpful content for the journey.



Inflight service started ca. 40 minutes into the flight when the aperitif trolley reached my row. At this moment also orders for starter and main dish were taken. I started with a Gin Tonic that was served with some nuts.


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Starter trays were served by hand directly from the galley follwed by bread from a basket. The tuna starter tasted nice.


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Drinks were also offered again at this oppportunity - in general the very friendly crew was always very proactively offering drink refills throughout the flight.


Next was the main course which was a steak on the rather dry side.


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I ordered the cheese plate and dessert cake to finish my meal.


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Flight progresses very quiet and I could enjoy some excellent views of Greenland.



After several hours a snack trolley came trough the cabin that offered a nice choice.


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About 1,5 hours before the landing an evening meal was offered where I opted for the cold main dish of salmon compared to warm pasta alternative. This meal was tasty and a nice end of the flight.


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During descend we had some nice views over the Rocky Mountains.


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Final approach over the suburbs of Vancouver was also nice and interesting.


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We passed some parked aircraft from Asia.


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Followed by some more European aircrafts getting ready for their journey back home.


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Thanks for reading,
FlyAlex 

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Verdict

Lufthansa

8.8/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew9.5
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering8.5

Munich - MUC

8.3/10
Efficiency8.0
Access7.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Vancouver - YVR

8.3/10
Efficiency8.0
Access9.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

A really nice and comfortable longhaul flight with Lufthansa: the cabin crew was extremely friendly, the seat comfortable with a lot of privacy and also the meal was nicely presented and tasty while still nothing extraordinary. Only things missing were hot towels, salt and paper shakers and a small side salad to the main dish - those items have disappeared unfortunately compared to pre covid days.

Information on the route Munich (MUC) Vancouver (YVR)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 3 reviews of 1 airlines on the route Munich (MUC) → Vancouver (YVR).


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The airline with the best average rating is Lufthansa with 7.3/10.

The average flight time is 10 hours and 38 minutes.

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3 Comments

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  • Comment 608176 by
    airberlin GOLD 1589 Comments

    Just now read the first leg…🙄. This is the real very first FR on this cabin. Nice to see MUC empty and efficient. All the contrary of FRA. The meal service looks decent but I have the impression LH keeps serving always the same starter. The trash bag has one good point, you can reuse it to pack shoes or other stuff. I finally start to get used to it 😉.
    Happy flying, Vincent

  • Comment 608197 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 5845 Comments

    Hi Alex, nice to see a report on one of the ex-Philippine Airlines A350s! The Business cabin is so much better than LH's current Business class. The catering looks quite good and well-presented and served properly in multiple courses, unlike many other carriers that have gone to one-tray service since Covid.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Comment 608245 by
    Aigle_voyageur 761 Comments

    Hey thanks for sharing this FR. :)

    Indeed, that was quite a great flight with a former Philippine Airlines A350 ; the cabin configuration is definitely better than the "Footsie-footsie". I can't wait to fly aboard their future Boeing 777-9.

    The catering looks rather simple but that's okay.

    Is it me or LH added new shopping bag models ? Chinese and Japanese ones looks great.

    Have safe flights. ;)

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