Good news for frequent fliers, especially those headed to Europe (and Germany in particular): Lufthansa, Germany's flag-carrier, has upgraded its in-flight service on long- and short-haul flights including new menus served on real tableware.
On flights from Germany, Lufthansa has introduced “Culinary Delights”: Taking the airline's Star Chefs concept (pictured) to the next level, this new concept offers menus created by chefs who have earned at least two Michelin stars or a comparable distinction. These menus will also change a bi-monthly schedule. In addition, First Class passengers can now get the exclusive caviar service as a separate course on day and evening flights. As appetizers, flights attendants will be serving a variety of canapés instead of a single option. In addition, the in-flight menus will be served on newly designed, high-end tableware, and include elements such as individual salt and pepper shakers for each passenger, a small bowl of olive oil and glass carafes for fresh water.
The gastronomic concept in Lufthansa’s Business Class has also been upgraded to feature more freshness and variety in the menu as well as pastry and beverage offerings, including more varieties of tea, fresh milk for tea and coffee, plus a wider choice of juices as well as ’Weißbier’ (wheat beer) and ’Altbier’ (dark beer). The Business Class dining experience also includes new china and cutlery.
An enhanced Business Class experience will also be found on flights within Germany and Europe. Even on short flights, guests will get proper china, cloth napkins, a coffee mug or a new wine glass with their meal. Should a flight last longer than 76 minutes, a snack will be served to round off the meal, such as sweet treats, fresh fruit or ice cream.
Included in the in-flight upgrades are an improved range of hygiene and personal care products. Available in the washrooms to passengers in First and Business Class on long-haul flights are brand-name care products and cosmetics to help freshen up as they prepare for arrival.