Review: Lufthansa Business Class E190, Warsaw – Munich
In a case of “you can’t get there from here”, we were only able to find frequent flier reward space in business to Warsaw from Istanbul via Zurich. The lone Star Alliance Member that offered non stop service “LOT” had no space available, making us take the longer way to Warsaw via Zurich on Swiss Airlines. As a result, we had a stopover in Zurich on the excellent Swiss Airlines Business Class product while we headed up to Warsaw, Poland.
This post is one chapter on our second Round the World trip via Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Poland. This trip was redeemed through Air Canada’s Aeroplan and through Starwood Preferred Guest (Marriott Bonvoy) loyalty programs. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.
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- Trip Introduction: The Khors of Oman, Cherry Blossoms in Japan, & Pirogies in Poland. Round the World #2 via Star Alliance Business Class on ANA, Thai, Etihad, Turkish & Lufthansa.
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- Air Canada Express: Vancouver – Seattle
- United Club Lounge Sea-Tac, Seattle, Washington, USA
- The Club at SEA Lounge, “S” Concourse, Sea-Tac, Seattle, Washington, USA
- ANA Staggered Business Class: Seattle – Tokyo Narita
- ANA Arrivals Lounge – Tokyo Narita
- The Westin Tokyo
- Meiji Jingu Shine & Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan
- The Imperial Palace and Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan
- Tsukiji Fish Market and Ginza Shopping, Tokyo, Japan
- Cherry Blossoms and a Night out in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
- ANA Lounge, Narita Terminal One, Tokyo, Japan
- Asiana Airlines Business Class, Tokyo Narita – Seoul Incheon
- Hyatt Regency Incheon
- Asiana Business Lounge, Terminal One Concourse, Seoul Incheon
- Thai Airways Business Class: Seoul Incheon – Bangkok Survharnabhumi
- Thai Airways Royal Orchid Spa, Bangkok Survharnabhumi
- Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge, Bangkok Survharnabhumi
- Thai Airways Business Class: Bangkok Survharnabhumi – Dubai
- The Grosvenor House Apartments, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Afternoon Tea at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- At the Top, Visiting the Worlds’ Tallest Observation Deck, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Trading at Old Markets of Dubai, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Etihad Pearl Business Lounge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Etihad Pearl Business, Abu Dhabi – Muscat
- Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort and Spa, Muscat, Oman
- Shopping at Mutrah Souq & The Corniche at Muscat, Oman
- Spotting Underwater Turtles in Bandar Jissah, Yiti, Oman
- Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat, Oman
- Etihad Airways Pearl Business Class, Muscat – Abu Dhabi
- The Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Dubai International Business Lounge, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Turkish Airlines Business Class, Dubai – Istanbul
- Turkish Airlines Business Lounge, Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey
- Swiss Airlines Business Class, Istanbul – Zurich
- Swiss Airlines Senator Lounge “A”, Zurich, Switzerland
- Swiss Airlines Business Class, Zurich – Warsaw
- The Hotel Bristol, Warsaw, Poland
- Strolling Old Town Warsaw, Poland
- Visiting the Remains of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Parks of Warsaw, Poland
- LOT Business Lounge, Warsaw, Poland
- Lufthansa Business Class, Warsaw – Munich
- Lufthansa Business Class, Munich – Vancouver
Review: Lufthansa Business Class E190, Warsaw – Munich
“A Simple and Comfortable Short Haul Service with Excellent Catering”Mrs World Traveller 73
We enjoyed some preflight lounge time in the comfortable LOT Business Lounge Frederick Chopin Warsaw Airport prior to transitioning down to the gate in time for boarding.
Operated by Lufthansa Cityline.
WAW-MUC (Franz Chopin International Airport, Warsaw – Munich International Airport)
LH1613 – Business Class (I)
1:05 PM – 2:45 PM
April 28, 2014
Booked: Airbus 319
Flown: Embrauer E90
On Board Lufthansa Short Haul Business Class:
Today’s flight to Munich was originally booked on an Airbus 319. There was an equipment swap today to an Embraer 190 which meant a much smaller business cabin with 3 out of 4 seats occupied. There were two rows of business each with 2 seats each in a 1-1 cabin formation. As many are aware, European Business class is actually comprised of 2-2 economy seats with the center aisle seats kept as “your space”.
A pre departure beverage of water was served, as on the last Swiss flight. It was a small touch but better than nothing at all.
The Meal Service: A Light Lunch
Catering on today’s flight was, as usual, outstanding by DO & CO. Presentation was on a tray with a fold out menu which I believe is a new feature since the last time I rode LH European Short Haul Business Class.
There was a regular top up of sparkling wine and offers of coffee.
Arriving to Munich:
We were slightly late landing in Munich but general assurances were made by the public address system that all international connections onward to North America would be made.
We arrived and parked at a non gate position. There was a limo transfer waiting in a gorgeous Mercedes SL 500 but unfortunately it was for the one other passenger in business today (not for us sadly). He was likely connecting to Lufthansa First Class where car services are typically offered where possible.
We disembarked and joined the general bus queue for a transfer to the main terminal.
We hopped the bus and transferred to the main terminal for connections to the “H” International Gates. A short 30 minute connection today so no time for the Munich Lufthansa Senator Lounge today. We cleared exit Shengen immigration with a few lost kettles blocking up the fast track line…
Overall, it was another pleasant LH Short haul flight.
Lufthansa City Line Short Haul Business Class Impressions:
The Lufthansa City Line Short Haul Business Class is a pretty reliable and solid service that consistently delivers whenever I fly their product. While it doesn’t offer a truly luxurious seat, it does always offer pleasant service and great tasting food.