Review of Lufthansa flight Frankfurt Amman in Business

Airline Lufthansa
Flight LH692
Class Business
Seat 3C
Aircraft Airbus A321neo
Flight time 04:10
Take-off 04 Jun 22, 21:10
Arrival at 05 Jun 22, 02:20
LH   #44 out of 72 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 1426 reviews
Esteban
By GOLD 1049
Published on 11th August 2022

the why of this routing


I had been made aware of a special promotion with Lufthansa that happens usually once a year, but not always and not from all airports : the "Fly with me" offer.

If you buy one ticket in business, the second one is free of charge.
As I go every year to Jordan with my mother, this was the perfect occasion to go twice for the price of one trip :)

For this promotion, the airport of departure was only BRU. The price to AMM from BRU was at 750€, meaning 375€ per person. Super good deal.

I added flights with SN from BSL to BRU and since they were re-opening the line after Covid, there was a special business class offer for 180€ per person. Bringing the ticket to Jordan to 555€  per person in Business.

Later on SN decided to cancel the flights, and we were rebooked through FRA, not bad, it meant more miles :) The only downside was an overnight in BRU on the way to Jordan, paid with my Marriott Rewards.


Routing


ENDLESS WALK THROUGH FRA


We were dropped off at terminal A and had to go to Terminal C which is quite a long way. FRA layout is really bad, since when you change terminals (with the exception if you change from A to B and stay Schengen/Schengen) you will have to go back airside to clear security.
So let's start the walk:


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Landside:


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Never ending:


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This C1 door is used for airport tours, since the door is … landside. But we are not arrived yet :)


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Police controls were smooth, duty free is available right after … but before security (??!)


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And more walking for us!


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Security controls:


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And another duty free:


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At least! There are two lounges but the SEN lounge is closed, Anyway I was curious and eager to test the Bistro lounge :)


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This way:


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lufthansa bistro lounge gates c


We were warmly greeted by a super friendly attendant The lounge looks really nice:


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At first there were no seats by the windows but once two became available we quickly moved there :)


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BA 787 Cargo flight only:


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AeroLogistics 777:


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Condor 763:


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Magma 747-400ERF:


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United 777-300ER:


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Air Canada, 777:


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A330:


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In theory, it is possible to board directly from the lounge to the gates C14 and C15, but C15 is currently unavailable due to appron work and right now there is not enough staff to allow boarding from the lounge :)


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Let's have a look at the buffet. For the drinks is is the usual LH offering:


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Same for the sweet side:


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Wheat salad was available and was very good, I tried it later in the evening:


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There was also a wrap bar:


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And a salad bar:


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Standard classic hot dishes:


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And two soups:


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Also a ramen bar:


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You also do your own tea, lots of herbs and flavours to mimx and match are available:


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Another A330 EW:


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Our 321neo is arriving:


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We spent almost 4H in that lounge and we found it to be really nice and enjoyable


the flight


We have been asked to come early to the gate since it would be a paxbus boarding and an additional document check was due to be performed at the gate. We then left early :)


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Here we are:


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Flight was scheduled to be on time and was on time:


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Boarding by bus, as expected:


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Heading to our 321neo, my first flight aboard an A321N:


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Here is she:


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It is really a beautiful bird:


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Love it!


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Climbing to the plane:


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We were warmly greated by the crew that was friendly and seemed to be super happy to do this flight.
The cabin was brand new so was the plane:


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The seats are much nicer than the NEK, but I noticed that there is no curtain in the aisle to separate J/Y:


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There were blankets and pillows on every seats:


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PSU:


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The pitch is good but not super good:


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I was more than surprised to see that the space for the USB is already "reserved" but actually there are no USB nor any kind of power at all ;(


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No WiFi either :( That will be a loooong flight :( But water was available ^^


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Safety card:



The tray table:


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Boarding took a fairly long amount of time but we were able to leave on time:


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Those are the new Airbus racks:


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And the new Airbus cabin windows:


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On time push back:


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Taking off towards south today:


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And here we go for at least 4H:


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Wing views:


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Also a new look for the toilets:


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This thing was something I had never seen before:


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I had a galley talk with the crew about it and actually nobody new what it was for. After thinking and brainstorming, we agreed it might be for wheelchairs passengers to be seated from the wheelchair to here, close the door and have them being ablo to seat on the lavatory on their own :)

I always love those galley chats, specially when the crew is keen to discuss and this crew was just fantastic.


Seat recline was ok:


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Menus:


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The meal orders were taken according to status, HON first (none), SEN (we were two) and two FTL then the others. A nice touch.
It was followed by an aperitive:


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Then we were given amenity kits:


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It is the same one as on long haul flights.

Then the meal was served, both my mom and I took the vegeterian option. The purser was more than happy that two passengers took it since usually everyone wants the meat :) And of course there is not enough meat for everyone.


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The starter was a dish I often already had on shorthaul flights.
I took some white wine and water to go with it:


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The main dish:


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It was awesome. Local, original, tasty. Well done Lufthansa!
Then I tried to nap, and almost missed Rhodos:


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45 minutes before arrival, once entering Israeli airspace, due to "local" mandatory regulations, everyone, crew included, has to be seated and fastened. Stupid, IMHO.


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And landed! After biding farewell and a good rest to the crew (they stay 24H in AMM) we went straight to immigration knowing that lines for visa can be long:


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But it was absolutely deserted :)


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After paying 40JD each (55 USD), we went to immigration that was also empty, the agent was friendly and smiley, not a common things in AMM. And for the first time in 12 years, we arrived before our luggages arrived :)


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They were delivered a short while after, and the holiday could start!

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Verdict

Lufthansa

6.8/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi1.0
Meal/catering8.0

Lufthansa Business Lounge C14-C15 - C

5.0/10
Comfort5.0
Meal/catering5.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Services5.0

Frankfurt - FRA

9.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness9.0

Amman - AMM

8.5/10
Efficiency10.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

I really liked the 321neo, it is nice and comfortable, but come on, no WiFi, no power plugs on a bird that is less than a year old, you're jocking Lufthansa!

The meal was great, it could have been a bit more, like a cheese chourse, but I liked it and this is what matters the most.

A wonderful crew as one would love to always have.

FRA did its job apart from the long walk, AMM was at is best with no wait nowhere!

Return to be online very soon, promised.

And as usual, thanks for reading.

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    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 5893 Comments

    Lovely report as always! It's madness to be that LH don't have USB ports on all the A321neos. Especially since this a/c D-AIEL was JUST delivered in Feb 2022! And it has the new interiors with the Geven Essenza seats. Weird that some older deliveries have USB, but not a brand new one! And of course, IFE, at least streaming to Personal devices is sorely needed on a 4+ hour flight.

    Aside from that, I'm impressed with the amenity kit and the meal. And it's always great to have a good crew for some fun galley talk. I imagine it helps that you speak German. So as far as the soft product goes, it's well adapted for a 4h flight, but the hard product still needs work.

    Thanks for sharing!

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