Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Business Class (Frankfurt to Miami)

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  • Overview: Los Altos Resort, Manuel Antonio Nationwide Park, Costa Rica
  • Overview: Andaz Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
  • Overview: 4 Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
  • Overview: Edeweiss Air Airbus A340 Enterprise Class from Liberia to Zurich

At present: Overview: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Enterprise Class from Frankfurt to Miami

I lately flew in Enterprise Class from Frankfurt to Miami onboard a Lufthansa Boeing 747-8. Flying the Boeing 747 – dubbed the Queen of the Sky – is at all times an epic expertise and Lufthansa is likely one of the final remaining airways on the earth that also flies this plane kind, with 27 Boeing 747s in its fleet. The Boeing 747 has been a bestseller with airways: between the primary 747 flight on February ninth 1969 and the tip of the 747 manufacturing line final 12 months, Boeing has constructed 1,560 B747 plane. The 747-8 is the newest, quieter, extra economical, and extra environmentally pleasant model of the well-known plane kind. The B747-8 options comparable engines & cockpit expertise because the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It’s also the world’s longest airplane with a fuselage size of 251 toes (77 m).

However whereas the Boeing 747 is a marvel of expertise (I at all times really feel privileged to fly on one), Lufthansa’s Enterprise Class doesn’t match the grandeur of its flagship plane. The cabin configuration (2-2-2 on the decrease deck and 2-2 on the higher deck), the shortage of privateness in addition to the mediocre facilities are disappointing and means behind many of the service’s Enterprise Class opponents. The excellent news is that Lufthansa will introduce a brand new Enterprise Class seat and cabin format by subsequent 12 months, in order that’s one thing to sit up for.

Have you ever ever flown with Lufthansa? In that case, what was your expertise? Go away a remark.

  • Journey: Frankfurt (FRA) to Miami (MIA)
  • Airline: Lufthansa
  • Plane kind: Boeing 747-8
  • Plane registration quantity: D-ABYJ (in-built 2014 and nicknamed ‘Hannover’)
  • On time departure: No (10:30 am; + quarter-hour)
  • On time arrival: Sure (4 pm)
  • Distance:  4820 miles (7760 km)
  • Flight time: 10 hours
  • Seat: 7K
  • Class: Enterprise Class

On this overview (extra data & pictures beneath my YouTube video):

  1. Value of my ticket
  2. Lounge
  3. Enterprise Class cabin
  4. Enterprise Class seat (+ greatest & worst seats)
  5. Facilities & bedding
  6. Meals
  7. Leisure
  8. Onboard web
  9. Different inflight experiences
  10. My verdict (rating)


1. COST OF MY TICKET

I paid this one-way Enterprise Class ticket from Frankfurt to Miami with miles through Lufthansa’s frequent flyer program Miles & Extra (which I’ve reviewed right here). The entire value of my ticket was 305 euro + 56,000 Miles & Extra miles.

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2. LOUNGE

Lufthansa operates a community of greater than 12 lounges at Frankfurt, together with a devoted and unique First Class terminal. Previous to my flight to Miami, I visited the service’s Enterprise Class lounge within the non-Schengen a part of Frankfurt’s terminal 1 (which was closest to the gate from the place my flight departed).

The doorway to the lounge – which is open from 6 am to 9:30 pm – is positioned close to gate Z50. The lounge welcomes Enterprise Class passengers flying with Lufthansa or one of many Star Alliance airways. Elite members of Lufthansa’s frequent flyer program Miles & Extra are despatched to the neighboring Senator Lounge which shares its reception space with the Enterprise Class Lounge (each lounges have the same format and design). Ineligible passengers touring on Lufthansa may buy lounge entry on the reception for 40 EUR (50 USD).

Behind the reception desk is an escalator main into the lounge itself, which is positioned one flooring above the airport’s predominant concourse. Subsequent to the escalator is the lounge’s concierge space, the place the Lufthansa floor employees assists passengers confronted with sudden flight delays or cancellations. General, the lounge includes a trendy and nice decor, with floor-to-ceiling home windows permitting daylight to flood the area and in addition providing good views of the apron. Though the lounge it very spacious, it could possibly really feel very busy (for instance, throughout my go to, I had the impression that there was not sufficient seating to accommodate all friends).

A eating space – with some eating tables – takes middle stage within the lounge, with all meals & drinks being provided on a complimentary foundation. A buffet counter is positioned on the facet of the eating space, with a number of chilly gadgets and sizzling dishes on show (e.g. chilly cuts, cheese, pretzels, and scrambled eggs throughout breakfast hours). Alcoholic drinks embrace Beck’s and Franziskaner Weissbier beer, a restricted number of wines, and various kinds of liquor.

Additional down the lounge, there are many seating areas, providing various kinds of ambiance (e.g. TV nook, leisure & sleeping space, and a piece room). Various kinds of seats can be found, together with comfy leather-based armchairs alongside the panoramic home windows, recliners within the leisure & sleeping space, couch chairs with excessive partitions for extra privateness, a few benches alongside the inside partitions, and a few excessive tables with bar stools.

Lounge amenities embrace free WiFi, showers, and baggage lockers.

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3. BUSINESS CLASS CABIN

Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8 options 8 open First Class suites, 80 Enterprise Class flat-bed seats with 180 levels recline, 32 Premium Economic system recliner seats, and 244 customary Economic system Class seats. The 80 Enterprise Class seats are unfold over three cabins:

  • The most important Enterprise Class cabin is positioned on the decrease deck (behind First Class) and options 6 rows of 36 seats, organized in a 2-2-2 format.
  • The smallest Enterprise Class cabin can be positioned on the decrease deck – separated from the bigger Enterprise Class cabin by a galley – and options solely 2 rows of 12 seats, additionally organized in a 2-2-2 format.
  • The higher deck includes a third Enterprise Class cabin with 8 rows of 32 seats, organized in a 2-2 format. As a result of 2-2 format (opposite to the 2-2-2 format on the decrease deck), this cabin has a extra intimate really feel and is the perfect Enterprise Class cabin. It nearly feels a bit like flying in a personal airplane. The window seats right here even have extra space for storing (with additional bins on the facet) in comparison with the decrease deck Enterprise Class seats.

All three Enterprise Class cabins have a clear and unremarkable but very German-esque design, with white cabin partitions and gray seat covers making a impartial colour palette. The one delicate colours you’ll see are the picket panels between paired seats and the colourful pillows which can be positioned on the seats upon boarding.

All pairs of seats alongside the home windows and within the cabin’s middle are angled barely in direction of each other. This could be nice for {couples} however not for solo vacationers, because the toes compartment is positioned proper subsequent to the considered one of your neighbor, and it’s potential that your legs and toes sometimes contact those of your neighbor whereas resting or sleeping. General, all seats lack privateness, and there’s not even a divider or privateness display between paired seats, which these days feels dated for a Enterprise Class product.

Click on right here for the seat map of Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8.

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4. BUSINESS CLASS SEAT (+ BEST & WORST SEATS)

The Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Enterprise Class seat is kind of comfy within the upright place, with a pitch of 162 cm (64 inch) and a width of 52 cm (20,5 inch). A studying mild is positioned subsequent to the top relaxation. The middle arm relaxation holds the seat controls, a handset for the inflight leisure, and a fold-out tray desk. The opposite armrest – both alongside the window or the aisle – will be lowered or raised (this enables for extra consolation within the seat’s flatbed place).

Every seat is provided with its personal leisure display, whose place will be barely adjusted in line with the passenger’s want. A storage drawer is positioned beneath the TV display, in addition to a small footrest (ottoman) that turns into a part of the seat when absolutely reclined. As talked about above, paired seats share their ottomans, with a small divider in between (though not adequate to stop unintended toes cuddling together with your neighbor).

On the push of a button, the seat reclines right into a full lie flat-bed with a size of 78 inch (198 cm). The seat feels a bit agency although and sadly, Lufthansa doesn’t present a mattress to boost the sleeping consolation.

What are the greatest Enterprise Class seats on Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8?

  • As talked about above, the perfect seats are positioned on the higher deck. As a result of 2-2 format (opposite to the 2-2-2 format on the decrease deck), this cabin has a extra intimate really feel. As well as, the window seats right here even have extra space for storing (with additional bins on the facet).

What are the worst Enterprise Class seats on Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8?

  • The two-2-2 Enterprise Class format doesn’t make the cabin very engaging for solo vacationers, since you’ll at all times find yourself sitting subsequent to a stranger. And sadly, there isn’t a display between adjoining seats for added privateness.
  • Window seats don’t provide direct aisle entry.
  • Passengers seated within the first row of all three cabins could also be bothered by the noise of the galley and passengers going to or coming back from the bathrooms.
  • I additionally counsel to keep away from the final row of the decrease deck Enterprise Class, which is simply in entrance of the Premium Economic system bassinet seats.

Click on right here for the seat map of Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8.

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5. AMENITIES & BEDDING

Lufthansa’s Enterprise Class passengers obtain the next facilities on longhaul flights:

  • An amenity equipment, which is wrapped inside a reusable tote bag. The equipment options the important journey gadgets (e.g. toothpaste, toothbrush, socks and a single breath mint) in addition to some L’Occitane toiletries. To scale back waste, eye masks and ear plugs aren’t supplied contained in the bag however can be found within the bathrooms
  • A snug, multi-colored pillow
  • A heat, marine blue blanket
  • AKG noise cancelling headphones (that are fairly efficient in blocking out the cabin noise)
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6. MEALS

Throughout this flight, a lunch was served (proper after takeoff) in addition to a lightweight dinner (previous to touchdown)

I select the next choice from the lunch menu:

  • Starter: marinated black angus beef, mango & celery salad, asparagus and cranberry
  • Primary course: cod wrapped in smoked salmon with stewed leek and venus rice
  • Cheese: Lenggenwil nation cheese, Montagnolo blue cheese and French tender goat cheese
  • Après lunch deal with: Hachez confiserie praline

Lunch was okay and acceptable for a transatlantic Enterprise Class flight, though IMHO, Lufthansa must have some work accomplished in its catering division to boost the bar of its meals providing. It’s weird that Germany’s dwelling service is so mediocre in terms of its onboard meals, whereas its daughter firm Austrian presents a few of the greatest meals within the sky.

Two hours previous to landing, a lightweight dinner was served (on one tray). It comprised roast beef with potato salad as a predominant course and roasted almond cream with caramel sauce as a dessert.


7. ENTERTAINMENT

Lufthansa’s Boeing 747 inflight leisure is managed by a handheld distant, however sadly, scrolling with the handset by means of the number of films and TV reveals could be very gradual. This system itself has a dated format, however nonetheless it presents a wide selection with greater than 100 movies in as much as eight totally different languages. Hollywood blockbusters, new German and European productions and movies from Japan, China, India and plenty of different nations cater for all tastes. There are additionally 200 TV applications accessible in addition to a wide selection of leisure content material for households and kids. As well as, you possibly can observe the newest information through the stay TV channels CNN and Euronews, in addition to sports activities highlights through Sports activities 24. The audio part options a big number of CDs, audio books, playlists and podcasts from all over the world. Bose noise-cancelling headphones are supplied to ensure the perfect sound high quality. Lufthansa’s B747s are additionally outfitted with a stomach and nostril cameras, whose broadcasts are straight streamed on the TVs.

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8. ONBOARD INTERNET

In 2004, Lufthansa was the primary airline to supply inflight web to its passengers on worldwide flights. What’s just about the norm today, was a floor breaking change on the time. On this flight, there have been three particular person tariffs for utilizing the web service (known as ‘FlyNet’):

Fare FlyNet® Messenger FlyNet® Premium 2 hour
FlyNet® Premium Full Flight
Description Keep in contact with family and friends through WhatsApp, Fb Messenger or iMessage. Superb for VPN e mail companies, quicker Web browsing, sending messages and sharing photos through social networks. Superb for VPN e mail companies, quicker Web browsing, sending messages and sharing photos through social networks.
Worth from 5 EUR / 7 USD / 45 CNY or 1,700 miles from 15 EUR / 18 USD / 125 CNY or 5,000 miles from 25 EUR / 27 USD / 200 CNY or 8,300 miles
Legitimate on the whole flight             ✓ For a length of two hours             ✓
Velocity as much as 100 kbit/s as much as 4 Mbps as much as 4 Mps

9. OTHER INFLIGHT EXPERIENCES

# CREW: The Lufthansa flight attendants on this flight had been skilled, environment friendly and discrete.

# LAVATORY: tlisted below are seven bathrooms for the Enterprise Class passengers: 4 bathrooms are positioned on the decrease deck and three on the higher deck.

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10. MY VERDICT
  • Seat consolation (upright): 8/10
  • Seat consolation (mattress place): 7/10
  • Privateness: 3/10
  • Meals (high quality): 7/10
  • Meals (amount): 7/10
  • Inflight leisure : 6
  • WiFi: 9/10
  • Service: 8/10
  • Cabin design: 7/10
  • General expertise: mediocre – 6/10
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