First time on LOT - what to expect

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Old Mar 16, 19, 12:38 pm
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First time on LOT - what to expect

Flying LOT JFK-WAW-KRK, in Business Class, HON member.

Never flown them before. What can I expect, compared to for instance LH, LX, OS, BA, AF, KL? How does HON protocol differ from LH/LX/OS, on the ground or on board?
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Old Mar 16, 19, 1:35 pm
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I was pretty sure that a similar question had been asked before: HON on LOT - benefits, protocol?

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Old Mar 16, 19, 3:15 pm
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LOT 787 experience reports [merged]

LO is fine, they are pretty nice to all in the business class cabin. No real distinction for SEN.

Also you may be in for a surprise on JFK-WAW: Air Belgium is flying that for LOT with ex Finnair A343 because the 787 are getting engine fixes...
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Old Mar 19, 19, 12:56 pm
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Did you cancel your previous trip to KRK?

Maybe you can come back and tell us this time what happens.
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Old Mar 20, 19, 3:53 pm
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INdeed, last trip never done. And it was different anyway (Y in Europe, this one would be J class on a Trans-Atlantic). So for instance, I'd be interested if they also escort me through security at JFK like LH/LX/OS do
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Old Mar 20, 19, 6:45 pm
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All I know is that they have have people to look after you in WAW. So when you connect, youíll be driven to the KRK aircraft in some dedicated HON Volvos they have leased or escorted to the gate (pointless). I would be very surprised if they did this at JFK, and remember LOT use the BA terminal, the only European *A carrier to do so. I just canít see the visual image of some legacy Malgorzata Station Manager type getting off her behind and taking care of premium pax.

Perhaps they will escort you if youíre travelling with Anna Maria Anders!?
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Originally Posted by hugolover View Post
I just canít see the visual image of some legacy Malgorzata Station Manager type getting off her behind and taking care of premium pax.
Thank you for that great mental image. I needed a good laugh this morning.
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Also you may be in for a surprise on JFK-WAW: Air Belgium is flying that for LOT with ex Finnair A343 because the 787 are getting engine fixes...
Any idea how long this will last? I'm doing the JFK-WAW route in April.
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Any idea how long this will last? I'm doing the JFK-WAW route in April.
Anybodyís guess territory Iím afraid (787/RR engines fiasco).

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The engines fixes are running on schedule... so it is limited.
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Old Mar 24, 19, 4:33 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
The engines fixes are running on schedule... so it is limited.
I read on the Polish forum for now only 2 aircraft are grounded and one of them should be back to service soon. Will try to add a link on Monday.

EDIT - link to the Polish forum, use Chrome to translate

http://lotnictwo.net.pl/263-polskie_...ml#post1338114

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Any idea how long this will last? I'm doing the JFK-WAW route in April.
Air Belgium still doing the JFk run yesterday.
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Originally Posted by MichielR View Post


Air Belgium still doing the JFk run yesterday.
FlightAware is showing a 787-900 tomorrow.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/...210Z/KJFK/EPWA
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Old Apr 7, 19, 5:03 pm
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Originally Posted by San Gottardo View Post
Flying LOT JFK-WAW-KRK, in Business Class, HON member.

Never flown them before. What can I expect, compared to for instance LH, LX, OS, BA, AF, KL? How does HON protocol differ from LH/LX/OS, on the ground or on board?
Did Basia send her premium HON vehicle to pick you up once you arrived in KRK? I thought I saw you sitting in the back, being zoomed away from the Dash...?
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Originally Posted by hugolover View Post
Did Basia send her premium HON vehicle to pick you up once you arrived in KRK? I thought I saw you sitting in the back, being zoomed away from the Dash...?
Please delete this before LH see it ?
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