Boarding was conducted with only one lane and thus Priority guests had to wait on the side lane. With no hurry to board, I just waited until most passengers have boarded before boarding so I could take some photos from the aerobridge.
Daytime flights with sunny winter skies does make for some nice photo opportunities. This is also why I am posting about this flight since I was able to capture some nice photos during this journey.
LH1077 Lyon-Saint Exupéry LYS – Frankfurt FRA
Airbus A320-200 D-AIZZ
Gate B01 Seat 2A
Inside the aircraft, it was the usual middle-seat-blocked Business class cabin that looks no difference to Economy. There was the usual Lufthansa logo by the entrance and the cabin was clean and looks well maintained.
Legroom onboard these flights are standard and did not offer much compared to Economy. The only difference is there is the middle seat that is blocked in the front cabin. The seatback pocket is located at the top part with the seats being no difference to Economy class.
Once onboard, passengers was informed that the flight was delayed due to the need to de-ice the aircraft. However a quick boarding with light loads meant there was a quick turnaround. The front cabin has been set with just 3 rows of seats and there was only one other Business class passenger in the front with me.
Departing out of Lyon in a winter afternoon meant there was little wait and the clear skies did not offer any obstacles for a quick take-off. Before soon, we were cruising east towards the border between France and Switzerland. Though our departure was delayed by more than 40 minutes.
A clear sky with plenty of light meant there was some nice views out from the window especially when we neared the French Alps. Our flight route that day brought us above Le Bourget-du-Lac before the plane made a north-eastern heading towards Frankfurt.
As we passed the Alps of Haute-Savoie, the crew served the inflight meal. The lunch service comprises of a trio of tapas: sliced chicken breast with mushroom truffle sauce, cream cheese with bell peppers and tuna tataki with soba noodles and wasabi. Two pieces of bread were included in the tray while dessert was cream cheese cake with raspberry coulis and peanut brittles. The meal was tasty and well presented making it a highlight of being seated in Business class when flying within Europe.
At the end of the meal, the crew topped up drinks and handed some chocolate praline in small boxes. This always made for a nice finish to the inflight service. Generally the service onboard Lufthansa is unobtrusive with the crew being very professional.
Being above the cloud level meant there was plenty of sunlight inside the cabin making for a pleasant journey. The fine weather made the flight smooth and the setting sun casted a warm glow inside the cabin.
Getting some reading done and taking some photos outside helped me pass the time until we started to descend beneath the clouds into Frankfurt. The delay in our departure did mean some passengers were really anxious as we still landed 40 minutes behind schedule.
There was also a long taxi into a remote stand in Frankfurt so passengers had to alight via the stairs. However this parking at the remote stand meant I was actually picked up with a Porsche since I was connecting onto Lufthansa First Class. That sweet ending to the flight with the beautiful weather and a tasty inflight snack once again re-affirmed that flying Lufthansa within Europe still has some merits!