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I am fresh off my first ever International First Class flight and all I have to say is WOW! I flew on a Lufthansa A330-300 overnight from Dulles to Munich en route to Norway. It was the ‘old’ First Class product though that doesn’t mean much to someone who has never flown International First Class. I hate to admit this but I don’t think I have ever even seen an International First Class seat up close and personal! All boarding for economy generally occurs in front of or behind Business Class and I can’t ever remember walking through an International First Class cabin.
Admittedly I was a bit of a fish out of water as a novice up in First. There were a few things I had trouble with:
The seat is massive with so many compartments. For a first timer, it simply takes a lot of exploring to find what you are looking for such as the entertainment system, lighting, and seat controls.
I had to order it! Unfortunately I wasn’t really thinking about how one eats Caviar. The flight attendant offered toast, which I politely declined. After she said, “Are you sure?” I realized I was probably missing something. I laughed and confessed my lack of knowledge. She then recommended straight Vodka to complement the caviar and toast. Of course I accepted that offer. Pardon my ignorance, but I still don’t know what that yellow bag was for.
Knowing when to stop Drinking Champagne
The Laurent-Perrier Champagne flows freely up in First. The flight attendant kept my glass full the whole time. Unfortunately I was having so much fun I wasn’t paying attention to how much I was having to drink. Combine the Vodka, Port, German Beer and Champagne and you can see why I currently have a First Class hangover. Ughhhhhh.
I slept great, I ate great, and I simply didn’t want to leave the plane when we landed! Now I know what everyone else is talking about!
Thankfully it is noon here (6AM my body’s time) and this is Germany. This should help cure my headache. Stay tuned for the trip report.
P.S. I just received the best words you can hear from the Lounge agent…..”Your flight to Oslo is on a remote stand”.
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