This summer we had the incredible opportunity to partner with Lufthansa USA on a trip from Los Angeles, California to Copenhagen, Denmark. As frequent flyers (and airplane enthusiasts!), we were so excited to experience all things Lufthansa - from their chic airport lounges to their luxurious business and premium economy seats!
Let's start off by saying that this experience ruined us. We're used to waiting in long lines, dealing with big crowds, and all the frustrations that come with air travel. This trip, however, was FLAWLESS. (Is that even possible?!) Our check in process was quick and easy. The Lufthansa staff was friendly and over accommodating. And the flight itself was an absolute dream! But before we get ahead of ourselves, let's start at the beginning...
Our journey began at LAX where we had access to the Star Alliance Lounge. This lounge is perched high above the scrambling travelers in the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Within a matter of minutes we were sipping champagne, snacking on cheese and crackers, and relaxing in their cozy seats. Heaven exists - in the airport!! All too soon it was time to board, and as hard as it was to leave the lounge, we were anxious to see the plane!
There is nothing more exciting than boarding an airplane when you are embarking on a new adventure. ESPECIALLY when you are loading onto a gigantic A-380 and are headed towards business class! We arrived at our seats and could not contain our excitement. As we "oo-ed and ahh-ed" over the amenity kits and tinkered with all the seat functions, our flight attendant greeted us with a welcome drink. Is this a dream?! We both agreed that it was going to be hard to sleep on this flight because we wanted to soak it ALL in.
During the flight, Lufthansa treats their guests to complementary Bose Noise-Canceling headphones, as well as an entertainment center with tons of options. Having never flown with noise-canceling headphones, we had no idea what we had been missing. It makes such a difference! We might have to pick up a couple pairs of these headphones when we go home.
Dining in Lufthansa's Business Class was an experience all to itself. Instead of coming in small, plastic packaged trays, the food was delivered on pristine fine china, making us feel as though we were dining in a five star restaurant. No detail went unnoticed, as even the glasses, flatware, and salt & pepper shakers were exquisite! As for the food, it definitely did not seem like we were on an airplane. Everything was high quality and presented beautifully.
While all of the indulgent amenities on the flight were amazing, the REAL highlight for both of us was our seats. With a simple touch of a button, we could automatically convert our seats into a fully flat BED. That's right, a bed. Those of you that often fly long hauls can understand what a true commodity this is! We had fun experimenting with the intuitive seat controls, as we were able to stretch our legs as much as we needed in our spacious, cozy seats.
The in-flight entertainment selection seemed endless. Every new release we'd been wanting to see was there, including several of our favorite TV shows, documentaries, and classic films. We found ourselves plotting out our flight entertainment schedule, making sure we had enough time to watch everything on our list! Forget sleeping - there's too much to see! This truly was a flight that we didn't want to end.
After the flight of our dreams, we had a layover in Frankfurt before heading to Copenhagen, Denmark. There we had time to enjoy Lufthansa’s Business Class Lounge... Because obviously we are now obsessed with lounges. This lounge was really big, and featured a variety of seating areas including lounge chairs, bar stools, relaxation rooms, and a business center. There was a large selection of reading material, plenty of places to charge your devices, and various areas with TVs and comfy couches. It also had a buffet area that with both hot and cold food, and all the drinks your heart could desire. They even had a big fridge filled with ice cream! Once again, we found heaven in the airport! We both stocked up on some snacks and headed to the relaxation room, there we took naps until it was time to board our next plane (since we refused to waste any time sleeping on our business class flight). One detail we appreciated was that there were monitors displaying how long it would take for us to walk to our gate. So we could squeeze in EVERY last minute.
Over the next couple weeks we took a few short flights around Europe, and eventually ended up back in Frankfurt for our flight home. While our flight back to LA was not quite the luxury of business class, we were still very impressed by Lufthansa’s Premium Economy seats. The seats were wider, they have much more leg room along with a foot rest, and your seat once again comes with an amazing amenity kit. The little amenities like a toothbrush, eye mask, and ear plugs can be a lifesaver on a long-haul flight. Especially when there are crying children on board! The food was delicious, we got some rest, and before we were ready to say goodbye we touched down in Los Angeles.
Overall, we had an amazing experience with Lufthansa, both in the airport and in the skies. Their lounges provided delicious food and drinks, a place to relax and unwind, and both Business and Premium Economy Classes exceeded our expectations. Thank you, Lufthansa, for cultivating an unprecedented travel experience!