Lufthansa Munich-Chicago Business Class Flight 434 – Review

Business-class seats on a Lufthansa A330

By Christian Stampfer on 18 March 2014
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MUNICH — Chicago O’Hare International Airport, named after Edward O’Hare, the U.S. Navy’s first flying ace, is one out of seven destinations with a direct connection from Munich International Airport offered by the German flag carrier Lufthansa. (The other direct connections are Boston, New York, Newark, Charlotte, San Francisco and Los Angeles.) The Munich-Chicago route has been in service by Lufthansa since March 1995 and Lufthansa uses mainly Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft on this route. On my flight, an Airbus A330-300, configured with Lufthansa’s new first- and business class cabin, was scheduled for this flight.

Given the severe winter weather in the midwestern United States at the time of my trip in early January, I was not quite certain whether my flight would not be cancelled or delayed. Absent any bad news, I headed to Munich Airport in the early afternoon.

My westbound flight from Munich to Chicago was scheduled for 3:40 p.m. The security check at Munich’s Franz-Josef Strauss Airport, named after the former Bavarian Prime Minister, was quick and smooth as I was the only passenger at the Business/First-Class line. Shortly thereafter, I was on my way to border control and soon arrived at the final security check, located next to the gate in departure area H.

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BOARDING

Boarding commenced about 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Passengers with disabilities and those with children were invited to board first, followed by first- and business-class passengers and Star Alliance Gold members. I was soon on board and received a friendly greeting from a flight attendant who showed me to window seat 10K. Readily apparent was a change from the original configuration of Lufthansa’s business-class seats. While the seats are still arranged in a 2-2-2 layout, the seats on the outboard sides of the cabin are no longer angled toward each other. In each row, only the two seats between the aisles are still oriented in a V-like configuration.

SEAT COMFORT

Lufthansa introduced its all-new first and business class cabin design with the arrival, in 2012, of the Boeing 747-8 to their long-haul fleet.  At that time, the carrier also started to update all premium cabins in its long-haul fleet although there are still aircraft, including the A380, which are currently outfitted with the more than ten year old first- and business class seats.

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