My Favorite German Luxury Vehicle

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Lufthansa LH495

Toronto (YYZ) – Munich (MUC)
Date: July 12, 2014
Aircraft: Airbus A330
Seat: 2A (First Class)

So this is was my first time flying Lufthansa Airlines.  I am usually pretty excited to try a new airline, but in this case my excitement was extra high as I would be flying in First Class.  This was a real treat, as Lufthansa’s First Class service is among the best premium cabins in the world, and one of the most difficult to get using frequent fliers miles.

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As soon as I boarded, I was greeted by name and offered some champagne and macadamia nuts.

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A few minutes later a rose was placed in the vase at my seat and amenity kits, Pajamas, and Dinner menus were distributed.

 

 

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Having read several trip reports about flying Lufthansa First Class,  I had fairly high expectations.  As I settled into my seat, I quickly realized that my expectations would be met and in some cases exceeded.  It shouldn’t surprise you that a country synonymous with luxury vehicles (BMW, Mercedes, Audi) would also create a super luxurious cabin for its national airline.  As I settled in,  I quickly realized that despite the many photos I’ve seen of the Lufthansa first class cabin, photos are not good at relaying the tactile look and feel of the seats.  Every surface of my seat exuded luxury.  Even the walls of the plane were sueded.  Comparing Lufthansa to the Thai Airways and Cathay Pacific cabins I also flew on this trip  (More trip reports to come), I can say this was by far the most stylish and spotless cabin.  Now that being said,  I actually had the hard time sleeping on this leg of the trip.  Once my bed was made,  I found the seat surprisingly uncomfortable for sleeping.  Not a whole lot of cushion.

Meal Service

Dinner service began with the caviar course.  This was my first time having caviar on a plane, and it would turn out to the benchmark for my future trips.  I would not say I’m a caviar expert, but i thoroughly enjoyed this delicacy that I don’t normally have the pleasure of having for dinner.

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Along with caviar I was presented with a trio of appetizers, but they were not very memorable.

 

 

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For my entree,  I decided to ordered the Chicken Tikka,  which was excellent. It might seem odd ordering an indian dish on a German airline, but I did not regret it, as it was easily the tastiest Chicken Tikka I had eaten in the Air or on the ground.

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Desert was also quite good, with moist chocolate cake, and a nice scoop of ice cream.

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Dinner Finished Up with a cheese course.

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Shortly before landing I was give a towel and some Juice along with a fairly standard breakfast service with some very nice pastires.

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This Flight is definitely a memorable one, as it was an introduction to Lufthansa and its First class cabin.  Unfortunately, Its unlikely that I will get to experience this product again any time soon as the cost in both miles and dollars is quite expensive.  But I’m glad I took this flight and I can’t wait to fly lufthansa again.

 

 

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