Why dont the Lufthansa air hostesses smile? They seem too unfriendly, too cold. Its okay if Indians dont smile, we are used to it. Any others, we expect a smile, even a very fake one. Their entertainment facilities suck! There is a common TV on which we have to watch the movie being played. And why oh why are they so costly? I hate the Frankfurt airport too, it looks too hostile. I guess visiting Singapore raises the expectation too much. Not every airport is Changi!

I observed that the seat numbers in a row are listed A-B-C, D-E-F-G, H-J-K. There was no "I". I remember noticing this in other aircrafts as well. Not sure what the funda behind this is. Any idea?

When I asked for Asian Veg meals, I was told that it was over. I thought of taking a salmon meal and eat everything else except the main item. But, then the air hostess asked me if I am okay with a "Hindu meal". That was the first time I had heard something like that. What has a food got to do with religion? Do they even have veg meal of other religions? Does "Hindu meal" include kosambari and puliyogre, I wondered. I was disappointed for expecting too much - I had to settle just with jeera rice and payasa.

Why is it that all females who give instructions in hindi have a nasal tone? Any airline, any lady - it has to be nasal. "Krupya dhyaan de...vimaan ab udne ke liye tayyaar hai...apni kursi ki peti baandh le" Have you ever heard this in a non-nasal tone?

12 Comments:

  1. parijata said...
    I have flown Lufthansa only once during the SARS scare, and the service sucks. The air hostesses were rude, even!

    When one flies SA, one would actually like to spend some time in the beautiful Changi airport, but who would want to spend time and money at smelly Frankfurt airport?
    Madhuri said...
    Lufthansa - Argh! I hated the experience the only one time I had it. I think Germans are as snobbish as everyone says they are.
    v_H said...
    HEHEHE.. now that you say I would not try Luftansa at ALL ;)
    Bhel Puri & Seekh Kabab said...
    Bithawk, that's the problem with flying on Singapore Air or any of the other Asian airlines. They raise your expectations too much. At least be thankful that you didn't fly on United, which is Lufthansa's codeshare partner. The service on United would make Lufthansa seem like a charter jet.

    The reason there is no I is because it would get confused with a 1.

    Re. the veg meal, other types of veg meals are a 'plain' vegetarian meal (i.e. what an American vegetarian would eat), or a vegan meal (no dairy).
    Harsha Reddy said...
    awesome one!

    I would like to say:

    Same is the case with indian airlines, I was fyling to Kumarakom, I found out that seat reservations had overlapped. I mean , two or more passengers were alloted same seat numbers (luckily I was not in that list). Finally passengers were asked to pick a seat of their choice.

    I feel these blunders happen, because they don;t know/(give least importance) to how to use the facilities provided by the techonology, or they are bored of their redundant jobs.

    Secondly, I was told by my friend that Hinduism is a culture and not a religion. I was happy when my friend said that. I felt that am a free bird not bound to any specific religion. Now I am getting confused.

    mommy :(
    Venu said...
    I flew once in lufthansa and fortunately I didn't have a bad experience !
    Agreed on the airport, changi is better, even better is the Hongkong I guess :)

    Your point on seating made me google a lot and I finally stumbled on a site called seatguru.com

    Checked couple of planes, in some B is missing, in some J and I are missing ! Weird !
    dreamer2702 said...
    my general impression was that Lufthansa was good but I have been lately hearing some negative reviews about it..ur blog i guess confirms it.i'd recommend emirates..not friendly per se but attentive to customers.
    Vijay said...
    A long time ago (in my student days) I flew in an Airline called Sabena (Belgian Airline).. Luft was Singapore Airlines in comparison.

    I agree with BPSK, the Asian carriers like SQ set your expectations high.

    I haven't flown Jet Airways on an International leg.. wonder how the service is...
    Hip Grandma said...
    i haven't tried Luftansa but my daughter/son in law vouch for their service.My sister in law had problem with food.I think it depends on individual preferences.
    SloganMurugan said...
    I would like to watch a German eat a hindu meal with his fingers
    Kishan said...
    random indeed... I liked the randomness in the post...
    Padmanaban said...
    There are lots of airline jobs in Hyderabad, so why can't apply for those jobs

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