Watch out ladies and gentlemen because this was not just a normal flight, there was an exclusive but unfortunately a bit too short air to air meeting with a Boeing 757-300ER of Condor. There I had the opportunity to take one of my best pictures ever!

After Christmas, on 27th December 2017, I had the honour to visit my relatives in Kiev so I travelled to Ukraine to celebrate New Year`s Eve there.

THE AIRPORT:

I flew from my home-airport Munich Intl. in Bavaria in Southern Germany to Kiev Boryspil Intl., the capital of Ukraine.

Munich, Europe`s one and only 5-star Airport, the second-busiest airport in Germany and the world’s 15th-busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic. It is named after former Bavarian minister-president Franz Josef Strauss.

The airport deserves its 5 stars: the clarity, cleanliness and pleasant atmosphere thanks to the high roofs especially in the new Terminal 2 guarantee the passenger absolute well-being and allow a fast transport of many passengers without longer queues.

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Lufthansa A350-900 about to depart

For the gourmet-lovers Munich Airport offers on 43’000 square meters over 60 restaurants. From Bavarian specialities up to a classic salad, everyone will be served.

Beside that you will be able to find multiple lounges at MUC. Some airline & also some contract lounges, perfect for relaxation. Lufthansa, Emirates, BA & Air France KLM are operating lounges in Munich. All other airlines can use one of the 3 contract lounges.

THE AIRCRAFT:

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Crossing the road over a bridge to the runway, spotters territorium…

Today I am flying D-AIUV, an A320 with winglets, which looks a lot cooler than the normal A320 without winglets in my opinion. It was delivered 2 years ago on 16th June 2016 to Lufthansa and offers 168 seats. Normally Lufthansa is offering around 28 Business & more or less 126 seats. Though this is subject to changes, as they could make a bigger Business or a bigger Economy Class. The Lufthansa logo on the winglet has a pretty classy look and interesting pictures can be taken. I prefer to fly on winglet/sharklet aircrafts.

THE FLIGHT & CUSTOMER SERVICE:

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Wonderful colors upon departure

After banking out of Munich Airport we had a fantastic view into the Alps with interesting cloud layers.

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Magic view over the alps with lake Chiemsee

Soon the crew started with the drinks and food service. I got water and a Coca Cola with ice & a sandwich which I did not eat because it was with butter and cheese, something I do not really like. In the past there used to be lot more choice and you received a different sandwich on every flight. I assume this is what they call “saving measures”. Back in the time you could get pizza pieces or other snacks… Something really disappointing nowadays.

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Enjoying a cup of water in the skies!

Nevertheless, the view was simply unbeatable, I had a free seat next to me and the legroom was also good for this short flight. Then, I saw a white streak on the horizon flying very fast towards us: a Condor Airlines Boeing 757-300ER crossed us just a few feet below with massive contrails!

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Looking out of the window is always worth it! I was able to shot incredible pictures on this flight:

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After 2.5 hours we started the descent into Kiev.

THE ARRIVAL:

While descending we could enjoy a beautiful sunset before disappearing under the cloud soup. The view was just mesmerizing.

After a butter-soft landing it was time to enjoy Kiev!

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Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed my Lufthansa Experience. Feel free to comment your opinion right below 🙂 Cheers, David!

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David

David Edhofer is 20 years old and flying gliding planes in lower Bavaria himself. The passion for aviation started while watching the arriving and departing planes at Munich Airport 15 years ago during his first Airliner flights. Then he started flight training and is now flying solo since 11th October 2014. He has always been passionate about photography, whereupon in 2017 he started photographing large Airliners with a SLR camera at Munich Airport. He got to know many cool people and improved his skills. One of his highlights was a Jumpseat flight in an A321. His favourite aircrafts are the Boeing 747, Boeing 777 and MD11.

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