Lufthansa business class flight from Paris to Frankfurt: a smooth flight

As part of a weekend with friends in London I chose to fly on Lufthansa in business class to the English capital. Here is the review of this first flight of the day, which takes me to Frankfurt with, as a bonus, the reopening of the T1 at Roissy, which was closed for COVID and then renovated a few years ago.

Here is a summary of the articles relating to this weekend:

Review #TypePost
#1HotelCourtyard by Marriott Roissy Central
#2FlightParis-Frankfurt – Lufthansa – Business class
#3FlightFrankfurt-London – Lufthansa – Business Class
#4HotelMarriott Kensington London
#5RestaurantGordon Ramsay Grill London
#6RestaurantLe comptoir Joel Robuchon London
#7LoungeSalon Singapore Airlines Londres Heathrow
#8FlightLondon-Frankfurt – Lufthansa – Business Class
#9FlightFrankfurt-Paris – Lufthansa Business Class

Booking

I booked 10 days before my departure, so I might as well tell you that the price conditions were not the best. However, I got away with 480 euros on Lufthansa, which is a lesser evil.

Arrival at the airport and check-in

After leaving the Courtyard by Marriott Roissy Central where I spent the night I take the CDGVal and it is with a real pleasure that I take it not in the direction of T2 as it was the case during 2 years because of the COVID then of works since it was there that Lufthansa was exiled but in the direction of the recently reopened T1 (in fact I had already returned there a few weeks before but for editorial reasons this trip will be published before the December one).

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I checked-in online the day before so I go straight to the satellite. The priority lane is totally useless here as it is not separated from the normal lanes. Incomprehensible.

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I find the vintage architecture of this terminal that I like very much.

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The police control queue for non-Schengen flights is scary!

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On my side, the controls will be all the more fluid as I am the only priority queue and I go to the lounge while waiting for my flight.

The lounge

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A short visit to the Lufthansa Senator lounge, which we have presented to you many times in dedicated reviews.

It was full when I arrived but quickly emptied. The design common to all Lufthansa lounges is present, with the main drawback that this particular lounge is blind.

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It’s not the airline’s fault, it’s the airport’s design.

The catering offer is substantial:

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The supply of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks also

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However, the water fountain is out of order. “No way to get water?”. “No sir but you have wine, beer and whisky instead”. Thank you, it’s barely 9 o’clock.

I’ll stay for an hour or so to deal with my emails while waiting for boarding time.

Boarding

I arrive at the boarding gate a few minutes before the theoretical time and it’s a good thing because boarding will start early!

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Passengers in the non-priority lane will try to disrespect those in the priority lane and will be called to order by the staff.

At the time of boarding, three of us got a “wrong flight” error message as we scanned our boarding passes. A configuration mistake that will be fixed and we can finally go to the aircraft.

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The business class cabin of the Lufthansa A319

We find a well known cabin, seen and seen again with this “good” old Nek seat. In business class the central seat will of course be neutralised.

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Not much else to say except that the legroom in the front rows of the Lufthansa cabins is very comfortable.

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There will be 4 business rows on this morning flight.

The flight and the service

We are soon ready to leave.

Goodbye Roissy!

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Flying in winter is sometimes the only way to see the sun.

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I settle down to watch my current series while waiting for the service (for the curious it is Slow Horses).

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The meal arrives quickly.

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The croissant will be quite dry. It starts badly. The smoked meat will be good, the artichokes will be tasty and so will the kind of mixed salad on the side.

That’s the problem with Lufthansa: visually it’s sometimes questionable but at least it tastes good!

With this I will take a glass of sparkling water which will be filled constantly.

I just have to wait for the end of the flight.

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As usual we will be offered a chocolate at the end of the service and an apple before we arrive.

The staff

Professional, friendly and efficient.

Arrival and disembarkation

We will arrive on time but our parking is taken so we will have to wait a bit. Finally we will reach our gate and for once the disembarkation will not take place by bus!

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It’s time for me to change terminals to catch my connection to London. I have a good hour ahead of me so everything is fine. And that will be the subject of another review.

Bottom line

A really uneventful flight.

Bertrand Duperrin
Bertrand Duperrinhttp://www.duperrin.com
Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.
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