Wednesday newsletters at all times characteristic a lodge or flight evaluate.
Final month, I loved a terrific vacation on the Greek islands of Santorini, Mykonos, and Ios (Cyclades). You possibly can learn my journey stories right here:
At present: Overview – Lufthansa A320neo Enterprise Class from Frankfurt to Mykonos
Final month, I loved an exquisite journey in Greece. Getting there was a little bit of a problem since costs for airplane tickets to Greece’s Cycladic islands have been (and nonetheless are) skyrocketing this COVID19 summer season (a mix of elevated demand and restricted availability of airplane seats). Most Financial system Class flights from Belgium (my dwelling nation) to Mykonos or Santorini have been priced above 400 euros (a method), which is insane. The identical was true for flights departing from Amsterdam, Paris, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt. Remarkably, flights in Enterprise Class with Lufthansa have been remarkably cheaper than Financial system Class on some dates, therefore why I made a decision to ebook a Enterprise Class flight departing from Frankfurt.
The flight was operated by an Airbus A320neo, the latest member of the A320 plane household. The addition of “neo” stands for “New Engine Choice”. What makes the A320neo stand out are the brand new engines and improved aerodynamics. The plane is 15 % extra gasoline environment friendly than at this time’s comparable fashions. It additionally exhibits spectacular figures when it comes to noise discount: the 85 decibel most noise-level contour of a beginning A320neo is round 50 per cent decrease than that of the present A320. From a passenger’s perspective, there’s not a lot distinction although between flying in an A320 versus A320neo (apart from the decrease noise ranges).
Have you ever ever flown with Lufthansa? If that’s the case, what was your expertise? Depart a remark.
- Journey: Frankfurt (FRA) to Mykonos (JMK)
- Airline: Lufthansa
- Plane sort: Airbus A320neo
- Plane registration quantity: D-AINJ
- On time departure: No (2pm; + 1 hour)
- On time arrival: No (6 pm; + 1 hour)
- Miles: 1200 miles
- Flight time: 3 hours
- Seat: 6F
- Class: Enterprise Class
On this evaluate (there may be extra info & photographs beneath my YouTube video):
PRICE OF MY TICKET
I paid 275 euros for my one-way Enterprise Class ticket from Frankfurt to Mykonos. Remarkably, this was 100 euros cheaper in comparison with the most cost effective Financial system Class seat obtainable on the identical flight (therefore why I booked Enterprise Class, one thing I might in any other case by no means do for a flight inside Europe).
LOUNGE ACCESS AT FRANKFURT AIRPORT
Lufthansa operates a number of lounges previous the safety level at its hub airport in Frankfurt. Sadly, the primary lounge I attempted to entry was at full capability (nobody was allowed in anymore on the time of my go to). I attempted my luck with one other lounge close by, however there was a protracted ready line to get into the lounge due to COVID19 associated safety checks. Entry to the lounge was solely doable when downloading a German app or finishing a doc for contact tracing. As well as, passengers needed to current one of many following: a unfavourable Corona check (max. 24h previous), proof of vaccination towards Covid-19 or proof of restoration. Since I didn’t have a number of time, I made a decision to skip my go to to the lounge and when straight to the gate as an alternative.
LUFTHANSA AIRBUS A320NEO: CABIN + SEAT
Lufthansa’s Airbus A320neo options 180 seats organized in a 3-3 format in a single cabin. All seats are 17.8 inches (45 cm) vast and have a pitch of 30 inches (76 cm), excluding the seats within the exit row which characteristic some further legroom. The primary 7 rows of the plane are reserved for Enterprise Class passengers (and separated from Financial system Class by a curtain); the Enterprise Class bacin is comprised of Financial system Class seats with blocked center seats (comparable to what’s provided by most different European airways on shorthaul flights).
For a seat map of Lufthansa’s A320neo, click on right here.
A hand sanitizer wipe was supplied upon boarding (I suppose it can take a while earlier than sizzling towels return to Enterprise Class). Lunch was provided shortly after takeoff, with the meal served on a single tray: smoked ham, roasted greens, dried apricots, and mango compot, with passionfruit panna cotta in addition to a bar of milk chocolate as dessert. The meal was a bit disappointing in comparison with my different intra-European Enterprise Class flights with Lufthansa.
After takeoff, there have been some spectacular cloud formations to be noticed inside the neighborhood of the plane, whereas the clear skies over Greece allowed for some nice views throughout touchdown.
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