Intra-Europe Business Class is a bit of a paradox for most travelers outside the Continent. While the seat is simply an economy class seat with a blocked middle, the flight will invariably include a meal of some kind, even on very short flights.
While paying for business class within Europe seems like a huge waste of money to me, I am always happy for the extra space (and sometimes extra legroom). For most mileage programs, adding on a connecting flight within Europe in business class costs no extra miles if your longhaul is business.
I’ve just began my Star Alliance Business Class Adventure in Europe and Asia trip report and I’m leaving off smaller flights like the short Frankfurt to Amsterdam flight that is the subject of this week’s Meal of the Week.
Breakfast in Europe is a bit of an acquired taste. I remember my first time in Europe many years ago. I sat down at the table in Dortmund, Germany expecting eggs or at least cold cereal. Out came cold cuts, cheese, and bread.
Europeans eat cereal too, of course, and at least in Germany that cereal is often muesli. While bircher muesli is my preferred variant I love chocolate muesli as well. On LH988 from FRA-AMS I was pleased to find chocolate muesli served for breakfast on the 45-minute flight.
The morning had started in the Lufthansa Senator Lounge at Frankfurt, where I had enjoyed scrambled eggs–
But onboard I gladly accepted the chocolate muesli. Served with berries on top, a side of cold cuts and cheese (which I have grown to love) and a hot sourdough roll, it made for a perfect breakfast.
Lufthansa caters freshly-squeezed orange juice on its morning flights in business class so fresh OJ with a cup of English Breakfast Tea was also enjoyed.