The definitive "How to maximise the LH F experience" thread!

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Old Jan 16, 10, 12:57 am
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The definitive "How to maximise the LH F experience" thread!

As we have had a lot of threads about the LH First experience I have tried to highlight a couple of "must do's" in order to maximise the experience:

- Make sure to spend at least 6 hours at the FCT – 10 hours is better!

- Hop around lounges preferably visiting the FCL A then FCL B and finally the FCT

- Complain to the staff that no transfers via limo are available for lounge hopping

- Take a bath at the FCT and demand at least 6 rubber duckies for all your friends and family

- Make sure to let the FCT staff know that you paid over €1.000 (to US Airways Dividend Miles) to fly LH
First and that you expect only the best in service

- Insist on being driven to the plane in a Mercedes or Porsche and outright refuse a mini van

- Reinforce this by throwing a hissy fit at the passport / immigration desk

- Ask the PAs at the FCT what all of these HON passengers are doing at the FCT when you spent over €1.000 to fly LH F. It should be more exclusive.

- Insist on being driven to the plane alone and not with any other guest on the same flight

- Insist on an apron position as far away as possible from the FCT to maximise the time spent in the limo (V096 apron is pretty good – close to the A5 motorway)

- Insist on the airplane being moved to an apron position (away from a gate) so that the limo ride can be maximised

- Complain in-flight that the First seat is a disgrace and should be retired to a museum

- Make sure to ask for a comment card so that you can inform LH about the small IFE screen in their First cabin and the lack of choice in film programming on the AVOD system

- Highlight the fact to the purser that you prefer to fly SQ Suites instead, however strangely they did not accept US Airways Dividend Miles or BMI miles as form of payment?

- Ask the LH purser to explain why SQ did not make a seat available for US Air, BMI or LH M&M newspaper subsciption customers?

- Complain about the farmed caviar served in F and the sub-standard spirits selection

- Complain about the Champagne served onboard. If you prefer Dom ask for Krug and vice versa. Shake your head in disbelief when tasting the first sip.

- Make sure that your routing includes the following segments: FRA-ZRH-MUC-FRA-(insert final destination)

- Insist on FCL access at all of these destinations incl. apron pickup based on the fact that your LH First ticket cost more than €1.000 !

- Sell the Rimowa amenity kit on eBay

- Try to snatch as many amenity kits as possible

- Complain about the Van Laack PJs handed out, especially that the trousers are nylon


If you stick to all of these points I am sure you will have maximised the First experience!

I hope our fellow M&M forum members can add points I have missed to maximise the F experience ?
...I am sure there are many more ...

Happy landings!
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Old Jan 16, 10, 1:09 am
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Brilliant; Rambuster at his best!
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Old Jan 16, 10, 1:13 am
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A few more important points in preparation of the flight:

- Start investigating the menue on that particular flight at least 6 months ahead of the departure date
- Open at least 3 threads on FT (or any other Frequent Flyer forum) to ask about the F experience
- Open another thread to ask what seat to choose
- Inquire about possible compensation in case the IFE is not working
- Start worrying what amenity kit will be distributed

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Old Jan 16, 10, 1:13 am
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You forgot the mandatory sampling of all 83 varieties of Scotch in the Cigar Lounge.

Other than that, this list can at least be considered a start. Keep it coming, so we can turn this into a sticky!
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Old Jan 16, 10, 1:19 am
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Originally Posted by DFW-SEN View Post
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- Open at least 3 threads on FT (or any other Frequent Flyer forum) to ask about the F experience
- Open another thread to ask what seat to choose
- Open yet another thread to inquire why the first 4 threads were all closed ?
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leave in no doubt you can not understand no extra sleepersshirts/suites are being offered on the LHR-FRA leg and NOT by Gucci anyway......

don't forget to ask for 3 extra copies of the food and wine menues for your friends who are collectors as well...

wake up any celebrity you may come across and ask him for some autographs and his boarding pass...

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- complain that you haven't been greeted personally and addressed by full (foreign - hard to pronounce) name every single time
- you haven't been let off board first at final destination
- they made you climb the stairs up onto the upper deck of B744
- no PA waiting for you to pass every other 500 passengers from all other flights at airport of destination to pass through immigration/customs
- there has been another priority bag on the belt that has been delivered before yours
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You guys need a humbling experience (or experiment?) in LH C or better still longhaul LH Y from time to time to maximise LH F experience.
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Originally Posted by NewbieRunner View Post
You guys need a humbling experience or experiment?) in LH C or better still longhaul LH Y from time to time to maximise LH F experience.
Why stick to LH Y?

there is always Ryanair
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tell other passengers quite strictly to go downstairs/to the back for some minutes, since you want to take some pictures of YOUR cabin without their stupid faces on it...
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ROFL...you made my day
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  • leave a message in the lounge's guest book stating how LH F is *good* but has room for improvement and sign with your FT handle
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  • leave a message in the lounge's guest book stating how LH F is *good* but has room for improvement and sign with your FT handle
or sign with someone else's FT handle.
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- complain about the FA's English.
- complain that the FAs do not want to listen to your full life story.
- complain about the poor selection of US newspapers
- wonder why your partner travelling Y is not allowed to join you in F

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This is clearly the most brilliant post I have seen so far on FT (and there are many great ones here). Thanks Rambuster, you made my day!

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