Lufthansa Economy Class in the Boeing 747-400 to Dubai

Germany in November: Rain, fog and low temperatures. In order to escape these weather conditions, we looked for a sunny destination very early in February. The decision was made quite quickly for the United Arab Emirates. So we flew on November 03, 2017 with a Boeing 747-400 in Lufthansa Economy Class to Dubai.

Approaching via Frankfurt

Approaching via Frankfurt

Our feeder flight from Leipzig parked, as so often, on an apron position. After our stroller was unloaded, we took the bus to Terminal 1A. From here we had to walk through the "Tunnel des Grauens" into the departure area B. After passport control, where our son became a little impatient due to the waiting time, we made a side trip to the pleasantly empty Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge (Lounge Review).

Entrance to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Frankfurt

Entrance to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Frankfurt

After an hour and a second breakfast we moved to the Lufthansa Senator Lounge (Lounge Review). Here was already a little bit more activity at our arrival. Nevertheless we found a nice place in the sun with a view of the apron. Our son played a little bit through the lounge and we enjoyed one or the other cocktail.

Mojito

Mojito

Lufthansa Economy Class in the Boeing 747-400 – Boarding LH630

Shortly before the beginning of the boarding we made our way to gate B28. This was unfortunately at the other end of terminal area B, so we needed about 10 minutes for the footpath. When we arrived, however, the boarding had not yet begun. Only with 15 minutes delay we were allowed to board the Boeing 747-400 with our son. Our baby stroller, the gb Qbit (Link to Amazon*), we were able to get directly to the gate - with the hope to see him safe and secure again in Dubai - handed over to the employee.

Lufthansa Economy Class in der Boeing 747-400

Lufthansa Economy Class in der Boeing 747-400

Departure gate B28

Departure gate B28

Lufthansa Economy Class in the Boeing 747-400 - cabin

The Lufthansa Economy Class in the Boeing 747-400 consisted of three cabins with a total of 272 seats. The front was the smallest cabin with only three rows (29 - 31). Two compartments of approximately the same size followed, which were separated by the galley. In all three cabins, with the exception of the last five rows, the economy class seats were installed in a 3-4-3 arrangement.

Seating Plan Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 (Source: seatguru.com)

Seating Plan Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 (Source: seatguru.com)

At the online check-in we had reserved three places in row 30. This was the second Economy Class series and was directly behind the Premium Economy. We packed our child seat with airplane certification (Link to Amazon*) to the seat at the window and asked the flight attendant for a belt extension. When we rolled to the runway, our son had already fallen asleep. A blessing!

Our child seat on a Lufthansa Economy Class seat

Our child seat on a Lufthansa Economy Class seat

The colour scheme of the Lufthansa Economy Class in tones of grey and blue looked clean, tidy, but also somewhat unemotional. The height of the headrest could be adjusted and the sides could be folded forward slightly to fix the head. A serious shortcoming of Lufthansa Economy Class seat is in my opinion the thin upholstery, which can become very unpleasant in the long run when sitting.

Lufthansa Economy Class seats in the Boeing 747-400

Lufthansa Economy Class seats in the Boeing 747-400

Since the passenger on the seat behind our son absolutely said he had to play Blackjack and was convinced the harder he tapped against the screen, the cards would be better for him, our son woke up after a good hour's sleep. Accordingly, he was in a bad mood after the ungentle wake-up call! He needed some time until he had calmed down again. Hopefully it disturbed the man on 31A!

Lufthansa Economy Class in the Boeing 747-400 – In-flight Entertainment

Each seat had its own in-flight entertainment touch screen. The range of films, series or music was extensive and well sorted. Headphones were already on our seats during boarding. Since these are rather inferior in quality, I recommend everyone to bring their own. These could be attached via a simple headphone socket to the right of the monitor. There was also a USB socket for charging your own smartphone.

Lufthansa In-flight Entertainment

Lufthansa In-flight Entertainment

Lufthansa Economy Class in the Boeing 747-400 – Service

About 1:30 hours after the start in Frankfurt a warm lunch was served. For our son we had already pre-ordered a children's meal online. This is possible with Lufthansa, among other special meals, on flights from three hours free of charge. His meal consisted of a pasta salad, pasta with chicken and a cake-pop. In addition, a pack of crayons and a colouring book, which was also the menu, lay on the tray. Of course, our son first jumped at the candy. But that wasn't wrong, because the pasta was still very hot.

Shortly before our son had finished eating, we got our hot meal. We had the choice between chicken and pasta and chose the second one. The dish turned out to be ravioli in a mushroom sauce - okay overall! Since our son kept us very busy during the meal, unfortunately I could not take a picture of the food.

The rest of the flight was quite unspectacular. Our son absolutely wanted to visit the galley and ran again and again in the direction of Business Class. The flight attendants were very friendly and open-minded and showed and explained everything to him.

outlook

outlook

More information about Lufthansa

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Online booking:Lufthansa*, Expedia* or Skyscanner*

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Rating Lufthansa economy class on the Boeing 747-400
  • Seat
  • Service
  • Entertainment
  • Cleanliness
  • Drinks
  • Food
  • Price/Performance
3.6

abstract

Altogether, Lufthansa offers a solid product with the Economy class on the Boeing 747-400. The service was friendly and efficient. The catering offered corresponded to the expectations. The thin padded seat makes flying on long-haul somewhat uncomfortable.

Christian

My name is Christian and I was born in the green heart of Germany and studied computer engineering in Ilmenau, Thuringia. Since 2012 I live with my wife Christin in Halle (Saale). When travelling I love flying, discovering good food and drink and spending the night in great hotels. I am a travel enthusiast and always looking for the next adventure. I have been reporting about my experiences on the road since 2007.

1 Response

  1. Sarina says:

    Das mit dem Entertainment während dem Flug ist garnicht so schlecht. So hat man während der langen Reise auch was zu tun. Wenn ich fliege schau ich immer einen Film, wenn ich die Möglichkeit dazu habe.

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