I am a Global Procurement Manager specialising in Travel. I get to fly on most airlines in all classes and on this trip, I thought I would review the airline I am flying on.
In late November, I was travelling from Hong Kong to Frankfurt in Business Class with Lufthansa. Here are my experiences of their service, safety and comfort onboard my flight.
Business Class – HKG-FRA
Flight #: LH739
Seat #: 3A
MARKS OUT OF TEN
Welcome at door: 8
Direction to your seat: 2
Cleanliness of seat: 8
Easy to find in-seat: 6
[magazine, safety card, vanity bag]
Comfort of seat: 2
Easy to use seat controls: 8
The menu was light and the starter (beef carpatico) was tasty and plentiful. The main (boiled beef with mash potato) was horrid. The mash was wet. For dessert I had the cheeses, which were bland in taste and a simple selection – no thought had gone into it. They old stocked a white Reisling and Chardonnay. NO Sauvignon Blanc
The drinks trolley came around before take-off and a further three times after take-off and again with the each starter, main and dessert of the dinner service.
The cabin crew in J class consisted of four old, aging ladies and one gent. There were no smiles, they were uninterested and seemed to have had their day. I tried speaking to one lady in galley, no effort was made to engage. I asked for the snack menu and was told to wait 20 minutes – I was not sure why!
WOULD I FLY THEM AGAIN
On a shorter long-haul flight yes I would – the service is very basic and the seat is comfortable for a shorter journey. If I was flying overnight on a sector longer than seven hours I could consider flying with another airline.