October 21, 2015

Review: LOT Business Class Larnaca-Warsaw

Trip to Athens and Warsaw flying on Aegean, LOT and SAS in Business Class

Best Western Acropolis Ami Boutique Hotel, Athens
Best Western Plus Embassy Hotel, Athens
Top Attractions in Greece
Lufthansa Business Lounge, Athens Airport (ATH)
Aegean Business Lounge, Athens Airport (ATH)
Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport (ATH)
Aegean Business Class Athens-Larnaca
Aegean Business Lounge, Larnaca Airport (LCA)
LOT Business Class Larnaca-Warsaw
Double Tree By Hilton Warsaw
Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw
Top Attractions in Poland
Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Airport (WAW)
SAS Business Class Warsaw-Copenhagen
SAS Business Lounge, Copenhagen Airport (CPH)
SAS Business Class Copenhagen-Stockholm



LOT Embraer E95 bound for Warsaw

Flight: LO 172
Departure in Larnaca: 3:55
Arrival in Warsaw: 6:20
Equipment: Embraer E95
Flight duration: 3h 25m
Date of flight: October 17, 2015
Seat: 1A
*This is an award travel, Business class flight #91

Larnaca International Airport

Larnaca International Airport

Larnaca International Airport

Larnaca International Airport Duty Free Shops

Lounge

As a business class passenger on LOT, I had access to the Aegean Business Lounge.

Boarding

Boarding at Gate 22 started around 3:30am with priority boarding given to business class passengers as usual.

Passenger bridge

Seat

The business class seats are the same as the economy seats except for that the seat beside you is blocked. The first 3 rows were "business class" seats and 4 of the 6 seats were occupied.

Blocked seat

Air vent and lights

LOT business class blanket and pillow

LOT business class blanket

Entertainment

There are no entertainment screens although the usual inflight magazine "Kaleidoscope" is there.

Shortly after settling in, I was offered something to drink and the choice was between orange juice and water and I settled for the latter. Newspapers were also offered moments later.

Dining

LOT menu on LCA-WAW flight

LOT menu on LCA-WAW flight

As soon as the seatbelt sign was turned off, the purser came to my seat and asked if I wanted to drink something and I declined. She also asked if I wanted to have a meal but since it was 4 in the morning, I didn't feel like eating something. This flight was one of those where you would just want to go to sleep at once. I actually fell asleep a few minutes later.

Lavatory

LOT business class toilet

Arrival in Warsaw

As we landed in a remote area, we had to take a bus and as business class passengers, the four of us were taken by a private car to the Terminal.

I passed by the baggage carousel for our LOT flight although I didn't need to pick up anything because I only had my backpack with me.

CONCLUSION

It was my first time to fly on LOT and unfortunately, the flight time was one where it was hard to see the actual service in business class as most passengers including me would just want to go to sleep after take off. The seats were practically economy seats although our blankets and pillows looked much better than those in the economy section. I was able to have a good sleep and less than 30 minutes before landing, an announcement was made that we would be landing soon and that we need to fasten our seat belt. I thought that after the announcement, there was still enough time for the flight attendants to check on us and offer some hot towels or offer some last minute drinks but none was offered. The flight was okay but since there was no difference between the business class seat and the service, I definitely would not recommend to others to fly in business class on this route as it is just a waste of money.


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