Trip Report: Lufthansa (A321neo) Euro Business PRG-FRA

The Details

  • Flight: LH1403
  • Aircraft: A321neo
  • Class: Euro Business
  • Seat: 3A and 3C
  • Route: Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)-Frankfurt Main (FRA)
  • Distance: 316 miles
  • Flight Time: 50min
  • Departure: 7:26AM
  • Arrival: 8:15AM

The Preflight

After a lovely week in Prague, it was time for my fiance and me to return home to the United States. We would be flying from Prague to Frankfurt to Boston and finally to Chicago. Our flight was scheduled to depart at 7AM and we arrived at the airport around 4:50AM in the morning. The check-in counter opened at 5AM in Terminal 2 which is dedicated to departures to Schengen countries.

We checked one bag through to Boston and the check-in agent also verified our negative COVID-19 tests for returning to the USA. There was a dedicated Business class security lane and we crossed through within about five minutes.

Lufthansa partners with the Erste Premier Lounge to offer their eligible customers access to a lounge at PRG. This lounge also partners with Priority Pass.

The lounge was split between two large seating areas. To the right of the entrance was one brightly lit area with sofas and tables.

The right side also had more sofas and tables.

Food was available on both sides of the lounge. The offerings were identical. Snacks included popcorn, chips, and pretzels.

There was bottled beer available.

There was also a Coke machine as well as an espresso machine.

Alcohol included gin, vodka, additional hard liqour, and wines.

Additional snacks included croissants, Biscoff, chocolate bread, and cereal.

Cold options included sandwiches, cheese and ham, hummus, olives, and eggs.

Hot options included boiled eggs, omelets, and chicken soup.

Boarding was scheduled to begin at 6:40 and we got to the gate a few minutes before it began.

Our A321neo, registration D-AEIK, was delivered brand new to Lufthansa in August 2021.

A friendly message greeted us as we boarded. This was a reflection of how fun and jovial the crew would be for our short flight.

We were seated in row 3 on this flight. Lufthansa features 215 seats onboard their A321neos all arranged in a 3-3 configuration.

As standard for European Business class, there was a blocked middle seat. These seats were worse than American Airlines in Main Cabin…

Each seat had 30 inches of pitch with 18 inches of width. Besides a literature pocket and mesh pocket, there was no other device holders or IFE screen.

There was a small tray table with two cup holders.

Disappointingly, Lufthansa decided to forgo in-seat power even for business class seats. There was no USB port or 110V outlet on board this brand new A321neo.

Upon boarding, we were handed a sanitizing wipe.

The boarding doors were closed at 7:04AM and we pushed back four minutes later. Due to the cold temperatures, our aircraft was de-iced. We finally took off at 7:24AM from runway 24.

Service began the momeny we reached cruising altitude. There was a single choice of cheese and sliced meat with yoghurt. The yoghurt was very tasty but thee sliced pastrami and chicken breast were disappointing.

Breakfast was followed by a beverage service. I decided to have a glass of sparkling wine and water. Flight attendants then passed through the cabin with chocolates and apples.

I went to use the forward lavatory as we began our initial descent into Frankfurt. It was very nice given how new our plane was.

We approached Frankfurt from the West and had sweeping views of the industrial zone around the Rhine River.

Fifty minutes after we took off from Prague, we landed on runway 7R around 8:15AM.

The taxi to gate A25 took about nine minutes. Thanks for the ride!

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