Service order on the upper deck of LH 747-8?

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Old Feb 14, 19, 10:08 am
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Service order on the upper deck of LH 747-8?

Hi everyone. My dad is flying from FRA to ORD in early April on a LH 747-8.

I did a cash upgrade so he could fly upper deck. He is flying solo. This will probably be his last transatlantic flight so I thought he would enjoy it. (He's mid 70s.) However, I have never flown LH myself, and other than what I can see on SeatGuru I don't know much about their seating and service order.

Is there a trick to making sure he gets a seat where they won't run out of meal choices? (I'm not sure if they go front to back, or do sections, etc.) And, frankly, any other seat advice would be appreciated.

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Old Feb 14, 19, 10:24 am
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Lufthansa operates on a so called "signature service" or restaurant concept in business. The flight attendants are assigned 8-12 pax to serve and the take the order like in a restaurant. There is no front to back system.
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Old Feb 14, 19, 10:50 am
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Great choice. I recommend to opt for one of the front seats in 81 (bulkhead) or 82. window seats feel very private and have direct access to a great storage compartment.

LH service IMHO typically excels. It’s normally not over the top, but formal, professional courteous and authentic. LH J to me compares with BMW 5 series, Audi A6 or Merc E-class: there are more luxurious and flamboyant alternatives, but ultimately the performance of the entire package is rather good.
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Old Feb 14, 19, 11:43 am
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Well, IMHO its more like a VW Passat... does the things the German way with no major excitement and costs more

B748 seating tips are here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/lufth...e-reports.html
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Old Feb 14, 19, 1:11 pm
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Thanks for the prompt replies, input and link to the B748 seating thread!
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Well, IMHO its more like a VW Passat... does the things the German way with no major excitement and costs more
I would say itís between a nice VW Golf on a bad day and an Audi A6 on a good one.
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Originally Posted by sw1x View Post
Great choice. I recommend to opt for one of the front seats in 81 (bulkhead) or 82. window seats feel very private and have direct access to a great storage compartment.

LH service IMHO typically excels. Itís normally not over the top, but formal, professional courteous and authentic. LH J to me compares with BMW 5 series, Audi A6 or Merc E-class: there are more luxurious and flamboyant alternatives, but ultimately the performance of the entire package is rather good.
81-83 are blocked for SEN/HON but will be made available (if not taken) for all pax when OLCI opens. Other UD seats are as nice, IMO.
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Well, IMHO its more like a VW Passat... does the things the German way with no major excitement and costs more
Omg this made me lol...
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Old Feb 15, 19, 6:15 am
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Originally Posted by TankerT View Post
Is there a trick to making sure he gets a seat where they won't run out of meal choices?
On my last flight on the 747-8, despite sitting in row 84, they weren't able to provide my preferred lunch. Hard to believe, but true.
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Originally Posted by Carpacchio View Post
On my last flight on the 747-8, despite sitting in row 84, they weren't able to provide my preferred lunch. Hard to believe, but true.
They usually ask SEN/HON for their meal choice before they ask other passengers.
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They usually ask SEN/HON for their meal choice before they ask other passengers.
on our recent flight EZE-FRA as a SEN I was indeed asked first and we got our choice

We were in row 83 just in front of the emergency exit, so nobody behind us, and had a quiet 13 hour flight allowing us to get plenty of sleep
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81-83 are blocked for SEN/HON but will be made available (if not taken) for all pax when OLCI opens. Other UD seats are as nice, IMO.
SAG can get them as well.
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