Another one of JT’s flight reviews has been published by The Points Guy!
Read the review here: http://thepointsguy.com/2015/08/lufthansas-a380-economy-review/
Keep following here and The Points Guy’s blog for more 🙂
Here is some bonus material that had to be cut from the published article:
8/4: Beijing-Frankfurt on Lufthansa Airbus A380-800
8/4: Frankfurt-Zurich on Helvetic Airways Embraer ERJ-190
15-hour overnight layover in TPG-featured city Zurich
8/5: Zurich-Toronto on Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
8/5: Toronto-Austin on Air Canada Express Bombardier CRJ-705
(Anjunabeats, Enhanced, and Armada).
The in-flight entertainment system also provides an avi-nerd’s dream: showing wide-ranging flight information (including a virtual altimeter during the ascent) – including animated views from the plane’s cockpit, an animation of the plane as viewed from the outside, 3D images of the terrain below, and various other flight simulator-esk displays.
A truly heroic effort was made by the FA to arrange seat swaps to join families and group travelers, and she was able to please most of the passengers. However, my seatmate remained unsatisfied and was quite vocal about it. The FA had arranged a couple of possibilities for her and her friend to sit together, but my seatmate passed on all of them as they were “worse” seats. Perhaps next time they should book seats together in the first place!
When the fasten seat belt sign was illuminated for landing, this prompted much of the cabin to do the opposite: rush to line-up for the bathroom, repack their carry-on bags, and randomly stand around. A business class FA came back to help restore order
No amenity kit was provided, so I relied on my own toothbrush, earplugs, and eyemask to start transitioning the 11 hours back to the Central time zone.
Although not mentioned in the SeatGuru seat map, there is an equipment box reducing under-seat storage/legroom in seats C, E, F, and H for rows 96-99.