Imagine spending over $317 million on a brand new aircraft to only fit it out with a product that’s not at all competitive and frankly outdated, no you’re not dreaming, I give you Lufthansa’s A350-900. Heads up, if you love Lufthansa, stop reading now – you will not enjoy this, this will be brutally honest, and I imagine this will even anger some.
I’ve travelled in a fair amount of business class products now and with that comes with an array of different experiences. For the most part, I have stuck to mostly big-name carriers as they’re easier to redeem points for and LH is one I’ve wanted to do for a while.
Lufthansa being a 5-star carrier, you’d expect for the most part that they’ll offer a good/fantastic experience, oh was I wrong with this, now some will say this is harsh, but I struggle to see how they’re a 5-star airline. My experience on this flight in no way is what an actual 5-star airline would offer; we’ll call them faux five stars. As a comparison – ANA, Qatar, Cathay, Asiana, JAL, EVA and Singapore are just a few of the airlines I’ve flown and are 5-star carriers according to Skytrax.
On this aircraft, there is a total of 48 business seats, and each of them features 64” of pitch and 20” of width, LH actually has two variants of the A350-900.
How is this for a footwell, good luck to anyone with large feet:
A beverage was served before departure, and I went with the orange juice:
Lettuce and Spinach salad:
Here are the roast beef strips:
Overall, I was left utterly disappointed with Lufthansa, and I honestly couldn’t see myself flying them for a long time. I’ve wanted to fly their First for some time, but I’m in no rush at all to do so if that’s a reflection of what it can be like.
What an absolute waste of 92,000 KrisFlyer miles and who awarded them this award, someone was obviously having some good old sweet Mary Jane at the time or was off their head drunk, either one sounds appropriate.
What has been your experience flying Lufthansa’s Business Class?