My first leg of my trip to Tallinn was an unassuming positioning flight to Houston all so I could fly Lufthansa first class on the 747-8. I think it goes without saying that the 747 is easily my favorite plane (much like almost any other AV geek) and it’s been a while since I’ve flown on the beauty.
The cabin is located in the nose of the plane and has a total of 8 seats with 6 individual seats on the perimeter and 2 seats together in the middle in the last row. The seats themselves aren’t private individual suites but they do have privacy screens that really give you all the privacy you need. Also, the seats are so adjustable that if you are uncomfortable, it’s because you’re doing something wrong.
Unfortunately, my flight had quite a bit of turbulence for the first hour or so and that made getting settled a little tough especially as the flight crew was setting up for dinner (this was also a 4pm flight so having dinner around 5ish was a little early for me especially after having a late lunch in the Polaris lounge). This made taking clear photos impossible so I kind of gave up trying. I had the caviar, beef, shrimp, and salad to start and then had the pork for my main vs. the steak (I usually order a steak rare but it usually comes too overcooked for my liking on planes so I’ve just given up ordering it). They did have this dulce de leche cake thing for desert that was so good it should’ve been outlawed…
The cabin attendants were fantastic and very attentive but it wasn’t the type of warmth I received on Emirates or Cathay Pacific. They were professional and nice but they seemed stoic in a way.
I was still full from dinner so when it was time for breakfast so I decided to keep it light and just had some fruit. I figured if I really got hungry, I could grab a bite in the first class terminal during my long stopover.
Overall the flight was fine. The service, food, and the hard product were all great. However the real treat was being able to fly in the nose of the 747-8. It’s such a beautiful plane that I might be biased enough to overlook everything. The 747 is always going to have a special place in my heart so any chance I get to fly this beauty is always going to be huge bonus.