After a long but lovely stay in the First Class Lounge, it was time for our final connection, a short hop from Munich to Dubrovnik. This Lufthansa business class review of the A320ceo (A320-200) will focus primarily on the meal.
Lufthansa A320ceo Business Class Review
We left the lounge quite late and were among the very last to board. I had some trouble finding the gate and find the signage at Munich Airport, at least in the H Gates area, rather poor.
This was the final segment of my LAX-JFK-FRA-MUC-DBV award ticket, booked using United MileagePlus miles. The A320ceo or “current engine option” is aging gracefully (with fresh livery) and is a mainstay of the Lufthansa short-haul fleet.
Munich (MUC) – Dubrovnik (DBV)
Wednesday, August 3
Depart: 2:30 PM
Arrive: 3:55 AM
Duration: 1hr, 25min
Distance: 509 miles
Aircraft: Airbus A320ceo (A320-200)
Seat: 2D (Business Class)
Onboard, we quickly found our seats, and the door shut behind us. Today, business class was only three rows and featured only four passengers.
Lufthansa A320-200 Business Class Seat
The Recaro BL3520 “NEK” slimline seats are what they are…efficient. While fine for a 90-minute (actual flight time was just over an hour), I would not enjoy this poorly-padded seat on a longer flight.
Since we boarded so late, I was not able to get pictures of the cabin without encroaching on the privacy of others, so I’ll use these pictures from a previous flight to demonstrate the cabin:
Seat pitch is 30 inches and there are no power ports. For the second flight in a row, the in-flight internet (Inmarsat GX) did not function. In business class, middle seats are blocked.
Food + Drink Onboard
What do you do when you review flights for a living but had just polished a huge feast in the lounge? You take the meal anyway and pick at it, so as to minimize waste.
A light lunch was served after takeoff which included a slice of salmon, two yellow cookie-like items which (as near as I could tell) had some squash in them, two zucchini balls, cauliflower, a beet slice, and a dollop of some quark-like cream. It was served with a hot bread roll and a dessert cake with orange nad coconut.
What a strange meal…and no menu card provided, leaving us all guessing exactly what those yellow cookies are…can anyone help?
After lunch, flight attendants offered a refill on beverages along with a piece of chocolate and an apple.
And that, folks, is about it. The internet did not work, I did not need to get up and use the lavatory, so I just leaned back and closed my eyes until we reached Dubrovnik.
My short A320ceo flight in Lufthansa Business Class flew by. I offer this very basic review just so you know what to expect on the A320, which these days is an economy class seat with the middle seat blocked and a light meal, usually with at least one object that is unidentifiable.
p.s. What is up with these European airports and their stairs? We had to walk down four flights of stairs to reach immigration. No escalators or elevators, despite everyone dragging hand baggage. When the airport also does not have air conditioning, I’m really not in the mood for exercise…