it´s my pleasure to welcome you once again to my flight report. This time, it´s going to be a 4 part series with 4 flights including a lot of my first ever. You probably know me for shorter european hops mostly on low-cost carriers. This time the fare and flying class is not very high as well, but measures of this trip were much bigger to what I was used to in past.
Everything started already 9 months ago after a lot of considering where are we gonna go with my girlfriend. Decision came around May 2013 when we decided we will fly to San Francisco! Making a lot of my dreams come true, for example visiting United States, flying a wide-body aircraft etc.. We looked for some possibilities and ended up booking our trip with Lufthansa. Fare was at really solid 550EUR for flying PRG-MUC-SFO-FRA-PRG. We originally booked SFO-FRA leg on United B747 as I always wanted to fly jumbo. In summer LH changed this leg for their own B747, which in the end was maybe a good thing to happen.
On my flights I never forget on you guys and I got some material to share with you this time as usual so these are the reports that are being done :
Time ran quite quickly and soon it was time start our first true trip.
Made the check-in the day before departure, selecting our seats and filling all the necessary forms for flying to US. We were about to depart in the morning so we opted to book a hotel at PRG to avoid early morning move from Brno to Prague. Originally, our aircraft for PRG-MUC leg was planned to be Bombardier CRJ-700, but a month ago it was changed to Embraer E195. No problem with that as I haven´t ever flown on any of these two planes.
We left Brno on Monday afternoon and journey to Prague took about 2,5 hours by train. Then we quickly changed for airport bus and about 8PM we were checking-in at our Courtyard airport hotel. Night in this hotel costed us 60EUR per room which was absolutely fine, hotel was nice, clean, comfortable and also with breakfast included.
View from the hotel. Hotel´s distance from airport was great
View from outside
Amazingly calm airport, as always at Prague (except of summer when holiday travellers occupy it)
We went to baggage drop-off desk where everything went smoothly and a female agent asked us to fill in a form to register for Miles and More FFP. I don´t have any higher expectations about it, but why not ..
Then we went to security and it was quick and problem free, which encouraged me. I was quite nervous for everything to go well on trip of my life. Those forms for flying to US, baggage rules and so on .. but everything seemed running smoothly at the moment
No movements outside
Two CSA birds
This CRJ-900 was bound for DUS
And here D-AEBQ, E-195 that was about to take us to Munich. Really looked forward this flight, never flown on an aircraft with seat configuration of 2-2
Eurowings leaving for Dusseldorf
Our aircraft parking at the gate
Finally first leg of this trip is here, couldn´t believe it
Boarding started on time and with not really many people around it seemed we´re not going to have high load
Boarding the Embraer
At the door we were greeted by a male and femaly stewards. I overheared someone calling me Paparazzi :-)
Seats looked relatively nice but were not really comfortable as I found out later
This flight was about 65-70% full, there were few empty rows mainly in the back part of cabin
Looking to the left I spotted Lufthansa Boeing arriving from Frankfurt. Hello Xanten! pleased to meet you
Few empty rows around us
Legroom in my 22D seat was ok but the seat itself was pretty hard. Just bearable for 45 minutes flight. My lady sat in the window seat, but I later moved into 23F to enjoy some windows views as well.
Some, mainly Dutch traffic on the right
Everyone seated and ready for pushback. There were three FAs if I´m not mistaken, 2 ladies and 1 man. Lady around her 50 didn´t really look like being in a positive mood, but she got better in the second half of the flight.
Taxiing past RWY 06/24
Take off roll felt powerfull and quick. Shortly after rotating we were offered with these nice views :-)
This was much better somewhere close to Czech / German border No IFE on this aircraft, only magazine in seat pocket, but I wasn´t interested in it this time, as I wanted to read through it on the second leg.
This city is Straubing if I´m not mistaken
German countryside already during descend
I have to apologize as I don´t have any shot of catering and honestly said I don´t even remember what kind of snack was offered. That proves that my thoughts were on different flight that day. Neither my lady remembers so it probably really wasn´t something worth mentioning.
While approaching MUC the traffic around became really dense. At any moment it was passible to sea at least two aircraft at similar flight level to ours.
Munich airport in the distance. Later we made a left turn and after few moments long 180° right turn to line up with 26R
Our final turn was done low over ground. On the right there were other aircraft going for this turn. Mainly company Embraers behing us
Few minutes later we landed at MUC RWY 26R. Heavy braking and then quickly off the runway as many of our followers were on their finals
Taxiing over roads
and past this A330
and some other aircrafts parked at terminal
As I expected, we taxied to remote position from where we were bused to terminal. As we had some 5 hours time for transit we were in no rush and were among the last to leave the aircraft
This Air Canada B777 visible from bus was one of the first proves, that this week I was about to see some really interesting traffic for me!
After leaving bus we headed to the second floor of terminal from where our onward flight to SFO was scheduled to depart. We passed passport control and about 5 minutes since leaving bus we were in non-schengen area.
This is actually where the first part is about to end. This flight was basically a routine hop between two European cities, but still I enjoyed it. Next time it´s gonna be much bigger flight, my first ever long haul flight!
See you next time everybody!
Take care, Michael
Prague - PRG
Munich - MUC
My first experience with Lufthansa was fine. Cabin was good except of a bit harder seats. Crew did their job and through the flight we were offered with nice views. Low payload also helped this positive experience.
Prague airport was absolutely fine as usual for Schengen flight. Lack of traffic meant no queues during security so it was nice experience.
At Munich everything went much quicker than I expected. Before this flight I read it is pleasant airport for transiting and that really showed to be true.
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