I have been lucky enough to fly a few different airlinesÂ in first class. I am referring though to international first class here, not domestic â€œfirst class.â€Â An airline that I have beenÂ obsessedÂ to fly in first class is Lufthansa.
My flight on Lufthansa would be twoÂ firsts for me: flying their first class and being a passenger on the updated Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. Having one first is normally exciting enough as it is, but two? Yes… one could say that I was excited!
The benefit of departing Frankfurt with a first class ticket starts when one arrives at the airport. I was given access to theirÂ first class terminal, which was amazing.Â Â When it was time to board my flight, I was driven in aÂ Mercedes Vito vanÂ thatÂ took me on a quick ride across the tarmac to myÂ gate in the A/Z concourse.
Riding along at ground level and looking up at gate after gate of 747s is pretty special. Â When we pulled up toÂ our gate, the very first 747-8I (D-ABYA) was looming above me. Â Being able to step out onto the ramp and snap a photo is nice. Â Being ushered all the way up to the aircraft by our driver is even better. Â Even though boarding was already underway when we arrived, ourÂ driver created a hole in the crowd and had us at the front in mere moments. Â Now THAT is service.