From Brussels to Warsaw I flew on LOT Polish onboard the Embraer E-190 in business class. While not an exciting product, I appreciated the extra space and warm meal in the forward in the cabin.
LOT Polish E-190 Business Class Review
We checked in online and were able to obtain mobile boarding passes, bypassing any agent interaction until it was time to board. Just prior to boarding time we walked from the Brussels Airlines “The Loft” lounge to the boarding gate, where our aircraft was waiting.
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Boarding began 30 minutes prior to takeoff.
Brussels (BRU) – Warsaw (WAW)
Friday, October 15
Duration: 02hr, 00min
Distance: 714 miles
Aircraft: Embraer E-190
Seat: 4A (Business Class)
A flight attendant welcomed me onboard and offered me a moist towelette.
Seats in business class are the same as in economy (a 2-2 configuration) but all adjacent seats are blocked, so you do not have another passenger next to you. I prefer this arrangement to a mainline aircraft (in a 3-3 configuration) in which only the middle seats are blocked.
This aircraft includes 106 seats. Seat pitch is 31 inches throughout the cabin: there is no extra room for business class or so-called “Economy Plus”
Power ports are located under the seat with universal outlets.
Each seat also has a coat hook.
Food + Drink
In short, the only difference between economy class and business class onboard is the meal.
Economy class passengers are offered snacks for purchase, or more substantial meals can be pre-ordered:
Business class passengers enjoy a plated hot meal, cold or hot depending up on the flight length, served on a tray with choice of beverage.
Although our flight departed fairly late in the morning, breakfast was served after takeoff: poached eggs in a zesty tomato sauce with yogurt (plain, sprinkled with dried dates, raisins, and apricots) and cold cuts (ham, turkey, cheese, hardboiled egg, cucumber). A hot bread roll was also offered.
For a two hour flight, this was a very satisfactory meal. Coffee or tea were offered with breakfast and I found the coffee a bit weak.
Prior to landing, my coffee was topped up and I had a glass of water and bag of peanuts.
Lavatories are located in the front and rear of the aircraft. The business class lavatory near the cockpit included soap, hand sanitizer, and moist towelettes. It was clean.
The flight attendant who worked business class was very attentive and efficient. Breakfast was served quickly after takeoff and promptly cleared away, yet she did not disappear. Instead, she kept a close watch on the cabin and offered drinks throughout the flight.
IFE + IFE
No wi-fi or streaming entertainment onboard, so I just looked out the window.
There was also an in-flight magazine, called Kaleidoscope, to help pass the time:
We taxied by several government aircraft upon landing at Warsaw Chopin Airport.
Then we came to what looked to be an ex-Azul Embraer now flying for LOT which still had not been fully repainted.
You’re often stuck with a remote gate at WAW and we had to wait for everyone to alight the aircraft before a very congested bus (hello corona) took us to the terminal.
Although it was hardly luxurious, I appreciated flying business class over economy class for the blocked seat and for the poached egg breakfast. Service was lovely and our flight was on time. I would not hesitate to fly LOT Polish again within Europe.