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Prologue:

Hi All,
After a short stay in Holiday Inn It was time to head back to EZE.

In the shuttle

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While the flight is supposed to leave at 20 min to 5pm counters are already open with a large crowd and more people are pouring in.

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After a quick wait I can proceed. I ask if I can move to another seat and while the agent says yes the supervisor says no.. Go figure since she was able to assign me the seat. Not that I don’t like the 3A but being in the nose on the 747 is still something.

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While checking-in I could check the cost to upgrade. If more airlines could do that it would be great. A good way to generate last minute cash. The requested prices to upgrade are fair given the length of the flight.

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Following the check-in I clear security and custom both were fast. I do plan spotting a bit.

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Now it’s time to head to the *A lounge where one Y LH pax holding a LH Silver card was being denied. I invited him for the sake of making him happy. Too bad we don’t see this trend more often. I hear you… While it’ generous if all elites do this all lounges would be crowded and it would be a nightmare.

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The lounge offers few seats for F pax only unless I’m wrong only LH flies out of EZE in F. I’m offered a tray of bites but I deny the offer since I’m supposed to have a feast on board ???

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Here the order for F. Hereafter the lounge + buffet.

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I leave the lounge 10 min prior to boarding

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where I can snap this gorgeous 747-8.

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We began boarding for First and HON. I discover this good cabin even if I’m more keen on the LX one.

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I’m not difficult since I already feel lucky flying in First. Once settled the purser came to welcome me. It’s a French guy who have been working for LH for 30 years.

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Let’s start with sparkling water filled to the edge with macadamia nuts. A delight.

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Not too shabby.

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Menu is handed out and let you see if it suits you.

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Take-off is about to roll. Free wifi :)

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While in the air I change to a much better outfit.

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Service begins.

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The garlic is a safe choice and it’s excellent.

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Caviar to start great as always but not enough !

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The trio is well known… While it might be known all the bites were just not edible.

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While we are reaching the coast of Rio the main arrived.. Yet again so-so I was expecting a much better presentation and taste.

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Cheese arrived as well as desert The cheese had a good taste but dude the desert was spectacular of inedible..

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After such a treat (joking) the bed is being made while I’m brushing my teeth.

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At least it's comfy !

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Here’s the divider to have privacy.

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After a long rest I wake up 3 hours prior to arrival. I order a cappuccino that was just terrible.

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Nothing standing out ?

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Breakfast arrives but I need to remain calm since I’m headed to the FCT afterwards. I take bacon only.. I can’t pass on salmon otherwise James would have hated me !

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Last view on my plane.

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========== Ministro Pistarini (EZE) - ==========



Security/Immigration efficiency: 8/10
Access and parking: 8/10
Services and activities: 6/10
General cleanliness: 7/10

========== Star Alliance Lounge ==========



Staff Service: 8/10
Entertainment: 5/10
Business Center: /10
Food: 6/10
Lounge Design: 7/10
Spa and Bathroom: 6/10
Wifi: 7/10

========== Lufthansa - Airline ==========



Cabine comfort: 8/10
Crew: 7/10
Entertainment: /10
On-time performance: /10
Appetizer: 7/10
Starter: 5/10
Main Meal: 5/10
Main Meal-2: 0/10
Cheese: 6/10
Desserts: 1/10
Alcohols: 0/10
Mid-flight snack: 0/10
Breakfast or light meal before arrival: 7/10

========== Frankfurt Intl (FRA) - ==========



Security/Immigration efficiency: 8/10
Access and parking: 7/10
Services and activities: /10
General cleanliness: 7/10

Summary:

Mixed experience. On the one hand I wanted to experience something else but on the other hand LX is way above LH.
I would need to snag a stunning deal to fly again with LH First or by burning my miles.

Thanks for reading,
Coming up next : FCT

18 Comments

  • LeColombienFR


    Excellent TR Thomas, surprenant que la qualite soit abs car en First cela doit etre bien mieux, effectivement je trouve les plats meilleurs sur LX de part tes TR.
    Un vol moyen.
    Casper

    Reply
    Thomas
    Merci Casper. Oui j'attendais mieux.
  • saraoutou


    Je ne trouve pas que le parcage F soit top au salon.
    Comment fait-il pour être bondé à cette heure??? (pas de WK, TK, NZ, ET, CM, UA...) juste LH et AC (certains jours). Alles Gold ?

    La vue de la baie de Rio et GIG devait être superbe!
    Tiens je suis conforté dans mon choix pour l'été prochain.

    Reply
    Thomas
    Il etait plein, apres plein de pax LH. pas pense a voir le fids.

    La vue de la baie de Rio et GIG devait être superbe! = Absolument.
  • Emile


    Merci pour ce YTR Thomas, LH me donne envie quand meme. Le repas n'a rien de bandant par contre.

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  • GG_007


    Merci pour ce TR

    "un plateau repas que je refuse"
    Ce qui est proposé sur le menu c'est seulement risible
    Ils n'ont pas honte pour un salon de l'alliance de proposer une offre aussi minable ???

    Il vaut mieux passer chez McDo avant

    Le buffet n'est pas mieux et confirme le niveau très faible des ces salons

    A bord le siège parait confortable ce qui est le minimum ;)

    La carte des vins est d'un bon niveau

    Le menu est de type brasserie à part le caviar

    "oui je sais James pas de diet coke.."
    Tu as eu raison ce n'était pas un bon millésime ;)

    Dommage que les entrées n'aient pas été bonnes

    De même pour la viande qui est pourtant parfaitement cuite

    "Rien ne vous choque/surprend ?"
    La pince servant à prendre l'oshibori était sale

    "Bon je prends le saumon sinon James dire WTF !!"
    C'est un minimum en plus tu n'as rien mangé lors du diner !
    Le Bresaola aussi m'aurait plu

    Rien d'autre pour le petit déjeuner ?
    Tu as commencé un régime ???

    "Alors que nous quittons l’appareil un HON casse sa valise."
    Une Rimowa en plus !
    C'est de la merde lol

    Une déception certaine à cause du catering
    Tu aurais du essayer les tapas du Night Snack ;)

    Même les PNCs ne paraissent pas avoir été au top

    Un vol à oublier et c'est bien dommage en First Class

    A bientôt

    Reply
    Thomas
    La pince servant à prendre l'oshibori était sale = Bingo
    Rien d'autre pour le petit déjeuner ?
    Tu as commencé un régime ??? = Pas encore mais je me d emande ;)

    Oui rien de memorable...
    Merci james.
  • GRMY


    Merci Thomas pour ce TR.

    Le salon est bof et le buffet semble "meilleur" que le plateau first.

    A bord, mis à part le siège, le reste ne donne pas spécialement envie.

    "Je ne suis pas exhibitionniste comme grmy !" => Mais moi non plus ! Je suis un voyeur moi ! Lol

    A bientôt pour la visite du terminal First.

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    Thomas
    Merci JErem pour ton commentaire.

    Mais moi non plus ! Je suis un voyeur moi ! Lol = OUAF !!
  • jetsetpanda


    Hi Thomas and thank you for sharing this comprehensive TR.

    " I ask if I can move to another seat and while the agent says yes the supervisor says no"
    - A bit unprofessional in front of a F pax.

    "A good way to generate last minute cash. The requested prices to upgrade are fair given the length of the flight."
    - Not bad at all although I think that the amount from PEY to J should be a bit less.

    "I invited him for the sake of making him happy."
    - What goes around comes around ;)

    I question the cabinet of "curiosities" on display. I don't find it aesthetically compelling but then again taste is a subjective term.

    "Let’s start with sparkling water filled to the edge with macadamia nuts. A delight."
    - LH is the only airline that I know that serves macadamia nuts in F.

    The meal is nothing to rave about for being F. I'm surprised that it was so mediocre and the presentation of the main dish is just appalling. You were right in refraining to eat too much for breakfast. ;)

    Having flown on LH and LX F I tend to agree that LX is way better.

    See you in your next installment.

    Reply
    Thomas
    Thanks Adan for your comment.
    Not the best meal indeed.
  • AntoinePil


    Merci Thomas pour ce YTR!

    J’étais enthousiaste au début pour le vol en F avec le 747-8 (il faudra que je le teste un jour!).
    Mais selon ton récit ça semble pas être à la hauteur de tes espérances , dommage!

    Reply
    Thomas
    COmme tu dis Antoine, merci, oui le 747-8 dans le nez est tres calme.
  • Capoune


    Salut Thomas!
    La cabine semble sympa mais alors le catering c'est vraiment pas terrible... A part le confort qui changera un peu j'aurais pas forcément pire avec KL en décembre sur le 1A mais en J!

    Merci pour le partage mon ami et à très vite

    Reply
    Thomas
    Merci Seb pour ton commentaire, non en effet pas terrible du tout. A très vite
  • Flyera


    A great review but it's a sub-par product.

    Reply
    Thomas
    Thanks for the comment. Not great indeed.

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