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Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The planning & changes – Part 1
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: Outbound from South Bend – Part 2
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The Westin Chicago & UBER Black & SUV – Part 3
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: Outbound from Chicago & United Global 1st lounge Chicago O’Hare International Airport – Part 4
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The brand new and amazing Boeing 747-8 & 1st class seating & experience – Part 5
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The 1st class terminal in Frankfurt – Part 6
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: A Porsche ride & domestic business class – Part 7
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: Outbound from Gothenburg Sweden & business class to Munich Germany- Part 8
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: A Mercedes ride and the 1st class lounge in Munich – Part 9
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The Airbus A330 & 1st class experience – Part 10
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: An overnight in Toronto Canada at the SPG Four Points by Sheraton – Part 11
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge- Part 12
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: United business class back to Chicago & South Bend Indiana – Part 13
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: Final thoughts & Delta comparison – Part 14
I have to say, while not at all necessary, being driven to a plane is just neat. Getting to see the underside of an airport & seeing the things most times you just don’t see. It is just special. (btw dearest Delta, when are you ever going to pick me up in a Delta Porsche – hint hint)
Then to pull up and get to see the jet you are about to fly from the outside. Also just #AVgeek! The sounds, smells et al. All these sensations you just don’t experience when you board from a gate.
If the captain had been looking down at me he would have thought my face was about to break from the size of my smile. Next, getting taken up the back way up to the loading bridge avoiding the entire gate area is also just fun!
But that is where most of the special part ends when you are about to fly intra-Europe business class on most airlines including Lufthansa. What you get, in my case of the 2-2 seater I was in, is one seat for you and one seat blocked off as your “personal space”.
The perk of this is you can pull out the tray table of the 2nd seat and use that and leave your area free as you are still just sitting in a coach class seat and the little space you have really matters.
I passed on the dinner service up to Gothenburg and just slept for most of the ride as I had already had a hardy breakfast and lunch in the 1st class terminal.
I really wish, rather than this sorta-coach approach, Lufthansa as well as AF & KLM would do the same as Delta does on their CRJ700/900 series jets and do the 1-2 seating in business class as you see above. The Delta seats are very good and comfortable and I have enjoyed even long rides of 2-3 hours in these seats.
Next up in my report is another regional ride down to Munich this time. We boarded via bus so I got some fun outside shots to share as well as a nice breakfast & more. Stay tuned! – René
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