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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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.

Business Class
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”.

Two Rows of Business Class
Row Two of Business Class
A Small Business Class Cabin: Row 1D/F
Lufthansa Business Class branded cabin

Pre-Departure Services:

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.

LH Business Class Menu WAW-MUC
Rolled Roast Beef with Mustard Sour Cream and Green Asparagus

There was a regular top up of sparkling wine and offers of coffee. 

Regular Top Up’s of Sparking

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.

Lufthansa First Class Limo Waiting for a Lucky Traveler

We disembarked and joined the general bus queue for a transfer to the main terminal.

Lufthansa CityLine Embraer 190

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.

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