Time for another snapshot, this time focusing on the on the Lufthansa 424 – operating Lufthansa’s Flying Lab.
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Boarding of Lufthansa 424 from Gate L28/30 at Munich Airport. US clearance checks were carried out before entering the boarding zone.
It’s a Lufthansa Airbus A350-900, powered by twin Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines.
I was in the middle seat of premium economy in the bulkhead row. The seat is by ZIM Flugsits with around 18″ of seat width. Seats are laid out in a 2-3-2 layout in three rows. These are divided from the other cabins with a bulkhead at the front, and a plastic divder at the back
In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity
In-flight Entertainment is offered by a Panasonic ex3 system, which also has onward connectivity to personal hardware via Bluetooth (if you can ever get the right app).
Connectivity is provided by a Panasonic Ku system, powered by T-Mobile.
In addition, the Flying Lab content was broadcast using the Lufthansa BoardConnect system.
The Lufthansa flying Lab in flight – lead by Olivier Krueger CEO Lufthansa Systems and Joe Leader, Chief Executive Officer Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). You can check out more of the Flying Lab here
Food and Beverages
A departure snack, lunch and a pre-arrival snack were offered.
Arrival was delayed into Boston Logan Terminal E, with the plane taking a circuitous route to the airport.
Not many as I was in a middle seat… but a few I grabbed on the way…
The full review soon!
Disclosure: Recaro Aircraft Seating kindly invited Economy Class and Beyond, as a guest on the Lufthansa Flying Lab, as well as paying for the flights as part of this.
All opinions and thoughts are the author’s own, and are not directed by Recaro A/S, Lufthansa Systems or The APEX Association
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