We had an uneventful flight from SJ to Montreal. Had a quick stop in the Maple Leaf Lounge for a refreshment, and then headed over to our gate. I can’t remember ever using Lufthansa before. I heard they were good. I planned to reserve judgement. I was fairly happy that when I did my on-line check in with Air Canada I was able to also pick seats on my Lufthansa flight. And we got some nice seats close to the front in row 24. This airline certainly knows how to “class up” their plane. In the very, very, very front cabin is First Class. Not a huge cabin. Maybe 8 to 10 comfortable pods. I can only assume the comfort level as they are so far forward in the aircraft that we steerage passengers can’t even see in. Those passengers don’t want to be sullied by us economy passengers with our puppy dog eyes and noses pressed up against the curtain pleading in our best Oliver Twist voices “Please sir, can I have some more?”
Behind First Class, they have 2 different cabins of Business Class
Ever the analyst, I had to look closely at this situation. We fly Air Canada A LOT. So much so that I have acquired my “Prestige” Status with Aeroplan. What does that get you, you ask? Not a hell of a lot. Occasionally, for shits and giggles, I’ll inquire into possible upgrades when I’m checking in for an Air Canada flight. And what have I gotten so far…bupkus…nodda.
This flight I booked with a third party service provider, and when I checked in on line for my Air Canada flight, they put us in the premium seats…at no charge. Not a biggie on that short little flight from SJ to Montreal, but a nice surprise none the less. And although not sitting together, we were just across the aisle from one another. Then on Lufthansa, a significant upgrade. The whole thing is quite laughable really…sometime when I book through Air Canada and do my advance check in, they have us separated and sitting no where near each other. But, with that third party booking, we seem to be getting exceptional service.
The moral of this story has to be this…loyalty counts for nothing…when it comes to flying everything is a crapshoot. But today, we were throwing 7’s and 11’s!
I Heart Lufthansa
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, Germany