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This was the first flight of a three legs journey GVA – FRA – IAD – ORD, an unusual route to be able to enjoy the new B747-8.
First leg: GVA – FRA, LH1213, B737-300, Business class
Check-in: was done online the day before. It is worth noting that non-Gold Star Alliance members cannot book the best seats (like the first row) in advance. So an early check-in makes sense. I could not though check in for the third leg.
Luggage drop: eventless
Security: fast lane access is provided to business class travellers. That said, on a Sunday morning, it was rather quiet.
Lounge: All three big alliances’ lounges at GVA airport are all right. LX business class lounge though forbids passengers to take newspapers on board.
Boarding was eventless. A peculiarity though with LX and LH: no ID check. So a passenger with hand luggage only who checked in online is not verified at any time…
Seats: same seats in economy and in business. The only difference is the middle row left empty in business. So it is a rather narrow one with limited legroom.
On board service:
Coats: LH does not take care of jackets any more. So even in business it has to be put on the luggage compartment if you are seated on the first row.
Meal: this was a morning 1 hour flight so breakfast was served. No choice but a muesli! There were however a tiny bowl with a small piece of cheese and some ham. Bread was all right. Since I don’t usually drink coffee on board, I went for the orange juice that is on LH usually very good.
Arrival: as too often at FRA, the aircraft was parked away from the terminal, so we had to take a bus for an about 10 minutes ride. Then off for the usual 30 minutes walk at FRA…
Verdict: an classic LH trip, i.e. delivering the minimum possible service compared to the competitors (small seats and minimum meal).
This ends part 1 of this trip report. Second leg follows separately.