Trip To Crete
Planning a Trip to Crete
Review: Lufthansa Business Class Seattle to Frankfurt on a 747-400
Review: Lufthansa Business Class Frankfurt to Athens
Review: Aegean Business Class Athens to Heraklion
Musings on Crete
Luftansa Short-Haul Business Class to Athens
I had a five-hour layover in Frankfurt, so decided to take advantage of one of Lufthansa’s Business Class lounges. The lounge near gate A26 is a good choice, as it was formerly a first class lounge, so still retains the spacious shower rooms that lounge had.
Besides showers, it has cold and warm snacks, espresso machines, and a decent selection of beverages. The business class lounges in Frankfurt tend to be crowded, and this was no exception. I was pretty tired and would have loved to have had a nap, but no luck: Lufthansa doesn’t offer sleeping rooms in their business class lounges.
Soon it was time to board my next flight, this one a connecting flight to Athens. Business class on Lufthansa short haul flights is much different than on their long haul flights. Seats are in a 3-3 configuration, the same width as economy seats, but the middle seat is blocked out so no one can sit there. The seats are no as comfy as first class seats on US airlines, but the food is generally better.
Service began with a hot towel and a beverage. The meal was served as one course. There were only two options for the main course: veal steak or ocean perch. I had the veal steak.
The tuna appetizer was tasty, although it probably had a heavy dose of preservatives to prevent the raw fish from going bad. The veal steak was tasty, but not exceptional.
Soon, we were on our approach to Athens, and the next leg of my trip. Lufthansa short-haul business class is a comfortable way to fly, but it doesn’t stand out from the competition, and is in some ways less nice that first class on US domestic flights.