I received quite a surprise when I stepped aboard the Middle East Airlines A330-200 that would take me to Frankfurt.
Based on Seat Guru, I assigned myself a seat in Row 5, which appeared to be a standard row in “Cedar” business class.
Turns out it was an exit row, with more legroom than I’d ever need in a lifetime.
Talk about underutilization of space!
The seat was lie-flat, but angled downward rather than parallel with the floor when in lie-flat mode. The blue fabric on the seats matched FA uniforms. It was morning and I did not sleep during the flight, but probably could have if I was tired.
Unlike the flight from Dubai to Beirut, there was no smoking or even hint of smoking on this flight. Like the earlier flight, service shined onboard. FAs were wonderful, providing caring, friendly, and attentive service throughout the flight.
But the best part of the flight? Brunch. Kanafeh was served! If you’ve never tried kanafeh before, you are really missing out. It is a traditional Arab dessert made with layers of cheese and dough, topped in pistachios and drenched in rose water syrup. Best
breakfast dessert ever. This meal probably qualifies for separate Meal of the Week of post.
Brunch also included a great appetizer tray and tasty espresso:
We departed late but landed on-time in Frankfurt.
After two comfortable flights on Middle East Airlines, I can vouch for seat comfort, service, and onboard dining. I would not hesitate to fly ME again and note the carrier is generally very good about releasing award space and offers reasonable paid fares.
For United flyers, this row was reminiscent of “Row 9” on p.s. 757s that used to operate between LAX/SFO-JFK. Stay tuned for a full trip report not only from this flight, from my recent SkyTeam adventure around the world!