Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The planning & changes – Part 1
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: Outbound from South Bend – Part 2
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The Westin Chicago & UBER Black & SUV – Part 3
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: Outbound from Chicago & United Global 1st lounge Chicago O’Hare International Airport – Part 4
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The brand new and amazing Boeing 747-8 & 1st class seating & experience – Part 5
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The 1st class terminal in Frankfurt – Part 6
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: A Porsche ride & domestic business class – Part 7
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: Outbound from Gothenburg Sweden & business class to Munich Germany- Part 8
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: A Mercedes ride and the 1st class lounge in Munich – Part 9
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The Airbus A330 & 1st class experience – Part 10
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: An overnight in Toronto Canada at the SPG Four Points by Sheraton – Part 11
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge- Part 12
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: United business class back to Chicago & South Bend Indiana – Part 13
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: Final thoughts & Delta comparison – Part 14
After a nice visit to the MUC 1st class lounge it was a very short walk (it was next door to the lounge) to the gate to fly part of the way home. I was almost as excited about this flight as I was about the outbound as this time I would not be sleeping for most of the ride.
The gate area was crowded and there was not much room to stand and wait to board as the boarding area was the main traffic area as well.
Plus, much like the outbound from ORD, the business and 1st class boarding was mixed.
Just as a reminder this was the DAY after Germany won the world cup. They were all still just a teeny, tiny bit excited about the victory, as you can imagine, and it included decking the 1st class out with a football jersey. Good for them!
The cabin layout was 1 – 2 – 1 with the two gentlemen in row 1 A&D leaving row two for Lisa & I. Nice. We picked the middle seats next to each other.
The Head purser on this flight, unlike the outbound, was attentive and helped us most of the trip. She let us know that they could make up the extra seats as beds should we want to take a nap during the trip – just let them know. Sweet.
We got busy and changed into our flying jammies, similar to the outbound ones, and the FA was even waiting for me to exit the bathroom to hang up my clothes for me as it was a shared locker this time. Impressive!
Time for pre-flight bubbly and to look over the lunch menu. I decide on the steak again as it was so good on the outbound. But first, after takeoff, appetizers.
Well that is pre-appetizer and then appetizer that is.
Oh, and then the caviar service again. How nice. Since there were only 4 of us upfront we got a very nice helping. I would really like to know what brand of caviar they serve, but did not ask and I even asked Boarding Area’s own resident Lufthansa pro Ben from OneMileataTime but he did not know. Lufthansa Flyer said he will get back to me and said he thinks they have several types they serve. This months was one of the best I have had (not that I have had much on Delta mind you)! 😉
Then on to the appetizer and similar to last time they were good, but the pre-thing was meh but just one bite so why not.
Dinner was let’s just say OK. Nothing like the outstanding outbound one and I wish I had tried something else I hate to say.
Sorry about the poor and fuzzy shot of dessert but it was also not very special.
But some chocolates and a cognac made up for that a bit.
Time to settle in and relax for the flight over the water.
The IFE works well. There were ample selections of movies and such to watch and the screen is large and easy to watch (that is good as it is a LONG way away from you). I did not test out the internet as to me I am still desperately clinging to international flight time as my time off the web. I know with Delta’s upgrades for this having already begun these days are numbered. Ah well.
Pre-landing meal was a nice salad with a veal Saltimbocca. I have to say I really like the idea of a salad over say a limp sandwich or something similar that Delta often serves pre-landing in BE or business elite.
Dessert was a small cake and fruit and much better than the dessert with the lunch course. Most acceptable.
We landed just about on time in YYZ and headed right to the Four Points by Sheraton YYZ as I was ready for a shower and bed as we had an early morning flight and had to clear US customs in Canada (yes, that was strange to me but I have been told this is normal).
Next up the hotel review as well as Air Canada Maple Leaf lounge in YYZ (as well as a 3rd party lounge just down stairs worth checking out).- René
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