After a delightful stay in the First Class Terminal, it was time for the next leg of my journey, a Lufthansa A321-100 from Frankfurt to Munich in business class. Although the flight is short and the seat is anything but comfortable, I appreciate the soft product and extra space in European business class on short flights.
Lufthansa A321-100 Business Class Review
Since we were leaving from the First Class Terminal, we were driven to our aircraft, which was parked in the A gate area.
From the tarmac, we were led inside and up an elevator to the jetbridge, where we joined the boarding queue (and were amongst the final passengers to board).
Frankfurt (FRA) – Munich (MUC)
Wednesday, August 3
Depart: 9:15 AM
Arrive: 10:10 AM
Duration: 0hr, 55min
Distance: 186 miles
Aircraft: Airbus A321
Seat: 2D (Business Class)
Onboard, the purser greeted me by wishing me a happy birthday and shortly presented me with a cute little birthday card (a kid’s coloring book with a nice note on it).
The business class seat on a Lufthansa A321 is no different than the coach seats in terms of padding and comfort. In row two, a bulkhead on the starboard side, there is a bit of extra legroom. The key difference between economy class and business class is that the middle seat is blocked, giving you a bit more space.
In these bulkhead rows, tray tables are attached to the wall and slide out.
Many see no value in this type of cabin, but I do…coach is tight, and having the middle seat open makes a big difference.
Food + Drink
Shortly after takeoff, a light lunch was served. No menu was provided, but the meal included a sandwich and an apple. The sandwich included some sort of fish (I really could not identify it) with quark and dill. I love German Volkornbrot (whole grain brown bread) and nibbled at the sandwich even though I had eaten a large meal in the First Class Terminal.
I love that Lufthansa offers fresh-squeezed orange juice business class on morning flights.
Wi-Fi + IFE
Wi-fi was not available on this flight – Lufthansa is working to offer wi-fi on its narrowbody fleet, but it was not available on this aircraft. No power ports either or IFE of any kind.
Still, it’s always fun to look out the window in Frankfurt and Munich:
I used the lavatory prior to landing, which was tight and offered no additional amenities, but was clean.
It was a 186-mile flight…not sure what more I could expect. The service was friendly, the sandwich satisfactory, and the flight very quick. While the intra-Europe business class may not be much of an upgrade in terms of seating, I still appreciate the extra space and light meal.