Welcome to my subsequent series of travel reports, which will contain testimonials of Lufthansa’s 787-9 Organization Class, Condor’s A330-900neo Organization Class, and Alaska’s 737-900ER Initially Class. I will also evaluation a couple of lounges and a couple of airport hotels.
Why did I go on this journey?
This was a “pure” evaluation trip, which means I took this trip solely to evaluation some airline items, hotels and airport lounges that have been on my radar. I know quite a few OMAAT readers get pleasure from the weblog testimonials, so as a new parent I attempt to maintain it up when I am away from household as small as attainable.
This trip was only a couple of days extended (I went Tuesday via Friday), so it wasn’t practically as intense as my very first two 2023 testimonials, which includes my whirlwind Aeroplan adventure and my 4 transatlantic trips.
The aim of this trip was fairly very simple — it is an fascinating time for German aviation, as each Lufthansa and Condor have not too long ago introduced new organization class experiences. I wanted to examine the two items head on, with a swift trip to Frankfurt.
I have to fly Condor’s Airbus A330-900neo
Airlines I flew on this trip
I flew a total of 13,144 miles on this trip, spread more than just 5 segments. To start off my evaluation trip, I positioned myself from Miami to Detroit by way of Charlotte, even though I will not be reviewing American Airlines flights, as there is not considerably to speak about.
Route for my evaluation trip
For the very first leg of my evaluation trip, I booked Lufthansa’s new Boeing 787-9 Organization Class, out there on choose routes. The airline has acquired some utilized Boeing 787s (intended for Hainan Airlines), and they have herringbone seats, a new item for Lufthansa. It was practically unreal to fly Lufthansa organization class when obtaining direct aisle access. Note that this is unique from the Allegris organization class item that will be introduced later in 2023.
I booked the following in organization class for 63,000 Avianca LifeMiles plus $51.70 in taxes and charges:
two/28 LH443 Detroit to Frankfurt departs at 16:15 and arrives at six:20 (+1 day)
Lufthansa Boeing 787-9 organization class
To return to North America, I booked Condor’s new organization class Airbus A330-900neo. Condor is absolutely reinventing itself with a absolutely refreshed fleet, and is fighting Lufthansa in quite a few markets, with a really competitive item. I even paid for an upgrade to Condor’s “Prime” seats, which are organization class seats in the very first row that provide extra space and some further amenities.
I booked the following in organization class for 55,000 Alaska Mileage Program miles plus $170.95 in taxes and charges:
three/02 DE2032 Frankfurt to Seattle departing at 13:55 arriving at 15:55
Condor Airbus A330-900neo organization class
Ultimately, to return household, I booked very first class on an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 from Seattle to Miami. My aim was to fly the new Alaska 737 MAX 9 (and that is what I initially booked), but Alaska appears to maintain switching in between the 737 MAX 9 and the 737-900ER. In the days major up to my flight, the aircraft form was changed quite a few instances, and ultimately my flight was operated by a 737-900ER. Oh nicely. I believed it was worth a appear although.
I booked the following in very first class for $699 in taxes and charges (there have been no points out there at Affordable Cost, plus this permitted me to earn American loyalty points):
three/03 AS305 Seattle to Miami departs at 7:35 AM and arrives at four:28 PM
I am confident these from Miami (and/or these who heard the song from Pitbull) will appreciate the flight quantity Alaska has selected for this service. 😉
Alaska Boeing 737-900ER Initially Class
In addition to flight testimonials, you can anticipate testimonials of the following lounges:
- Lufthansa Lounge Detroit Airport (DTV)
- Lufthansa Welcome Lounge Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
- Alaska Lounge Seattle Airport (SEA)
- Amek Centurion Lounge Seattle Airport (SEA)
Alaska Lounge Seattle Airport
However, there wasn’t considerably to evaluation in Frankfurt, as Condor makes use of the Lufthansa Organization Lounge for its passengers, which I not too long ago reviewed.
The hotels I stayed at on this trip
This trip was not specifically fascinating on the hotel front. I had a total of two nights in hotels throughout this trip, and each have been close to the airport, as I had a single evening in Frankfurt and a single evening in Seattle.
In Frankfurt I decided to keep at the Hilton Frankfurt Airport. I not too long ago reviewed the Marriott Frankfurt Airport and the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport, so I believed it could possibly be worth checking out a single of the other choices close to the terminal. I paid money for my keep and the price was about $180.
Hilton Frankfurt Airport
In Seattle, I was tempted to keep at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington (reader recommendation), as it appears like a fantastic option to hotels close to the airport. Having said that, given that I planned to be at the airport about 4am (so I could verify out the lounges), I figured it was worth staying as close to the airport as attainable, so I booked the Marriott Seattle Airport. The price was about $200.
Airport Marriott Seattle
I not too long ago flew to Germany and back to evaluation Lufthansa’s new Boeing 787-9 Organization Class and Condor’s Airbus A330-900neo Organization Class. On top of that, you can anticipate a couple of salon testimonials as nicely as a couple of hotel testimonials. Thanks for reading and keep tuned!