We may receive a commission when you use our links. Monkey Miles has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Monkey Miles and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. We appreciate you using our links!!!
How we finished my mom’s $120k+ Birthday Trip: Lufthansa First Class A330 Frankfurt to Dallas
ICYMI: My mom had a big birthday this year…so my dad and I planned a crazy trip around the world using points. I just finished tallying up every cabin and hotel and it was between $120-130k family vacation. For all those premium cabins and 5 star hotels we paid $1500-1600 each. Yeah, not bad for 24 night vacation around the world! The final piece: Lufthansa First Class A330 Frankfurt to Dallas fell into place just 10 days before we were supposed fly home from Cannes, France. These seats retail for roughly $11k each and we got 3 of them for 80k Singapore Krisflyer and $300 each. To put that in perspective…the Champagne we drank on the flight would cost almost the same. #Ballers.
The Cabin is drop dead GORGEOUS and filled with light.
Lufthansa First Class is arguably the best way to fly across the Atlantic. I was fortunate enough to fly from Frankfurt to LA last year on the 747-8i, had the 2 nose seats all to myself and left the flight a fan for life. It was an incredible experience and I wanted my folks to experience Lufthansa First Class for themselves and compare it to all the other First Class products experienced on our jaunt around the world for my mom’s birthday(!!!). When availability opened up to Dallas 10 days before we were to fly back to the States, I was ecstatic; Not only would that mean they would be able to fly First Class around the World, but I’d get to fly their final leg in the same cabin with them. We had a ball. Here’s a quick look at Lufthansa First Class A330 Frankfurt to Dallas.
Originally I had seat 2A.
2A and 2K are the best seats for single travelers. Even though Lufthansa doesn’t offer fully enclosed Suites there is a partition that can be raised to provide a great deal of privacy. But, we wanted to be all together. Luckily, the gentleman sitting across the aisle switched with me, thanks man!
Out of the 8 seats in First Class…we snagged 3 of them. Our home for the 11 hour flight. Not. Bad.
The middle seats are great for those traveling together. My mom and I ended up sitting in the middle and my dad took the window. He loves looking out the window.
Middle seats in the front row get a bit more traffic as the bar is set up in front of them. Still…gorgeous.
Lufthansa’s PJs are light and UBER comfy. The new amenity kits from Jil Sander are stylish as well. And allll freeeeeee!!
We made Caviar a family affair 😉
The Champagne…1998 Henriot Cuvee des Enchateleurs. $180 a bottle.
Not going to lie…I’d never heard of it. But once I found out it cost that much I thought it was more delicious. Is that wrong?
Lufthansa’s bed is one of the most comfortable.
They not only put down a thin mattress pad, but they top it with an incredibly soft comforter. Add a pretty soft pillow and the fact you’re literally sleeping on the clouds – you’ll never want to return to landing/take-off position again.
The service, food, and hard product lived up to every bit of praise I’d given it last year on the 747-8i. I was so happy to enjoy it with the fam. It was also THE PERFECT way to end the trip
I have a MEGA trip report coming as well as video content. Stay tuned…this epic trip is well documented and I’ll teach you how to do exactly the same thing.
Monkey Miles has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Monkey Miles and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers
A Monkey Miles favorite for beginners and point pros alike because it earns 3-5x on select categories + Enjoy 5x on groceries up to $12k a year + $200/20k welcome bonus and no annual fee!
♥ Earn 20k Bonus Points or $200 after $500 Spend in 3 months
♥5x on travel booked with Chase Travel, 5x on rotating quarterly categories ( capped at $1500 per quarter )
♥5x on grocery stores, up to $12k ( no Target/WalMart) on your first 12 months of cardmembership
♥3x on all dining and qualifying delivery apps
♥0% interest on new purchases for 15 months