July is the month when the European Leg of F1 is at its busiest. I had the privilege of being at Nurburgring in 2013. 2014 saw Hockenheim host the German GP ( as it alternates between the 2 venues ). This was the first race I had the privilege of attending - Live.
Mum accompanied me for the journey to Frankfurt. We flew Business Class, outbound travel on 17th July and inbound on 24th July ( arrival +1 on 25th )
Mumbai - Frankfurt ( 17th July 2014 ) :
I opted for the early morning flight which enables travellers to land in Europe in the afternoon.
Our Chauffeur service was punctual and efficient as always :
Mumbai Airport's New International Terminal "T-2" is an amazing piece of architecture and a benchmark when it comes to passenger mobility. Completing formalities is such a breeze. ( in Departures )
The "First Class and Business Class" Lounge of GVK wasn't ready yet and we were still making use of the makeshift one for our journey.
Mum Relaxing in the Lounge :
The Lavish Spread in the Lounge :
Brilliant artwork at the airport :
Our Flight being readied for the Dubai Leg :
Our seats in Business Class :
We had been so well fed up until our flight that neither of us opted for breakfast. Just the Beverage Service :
Nearing touchdown at Dubai :
The Boeing and Airbus of Emirates all lined up at DXB :
Business Class Lounge :
Breakfast in the Business Class Lounge :
A restful time in the Lounge and we were ready for the 2nd leg of our trip to Frankfurt! Our Seats in Business Class :
The Menu for the Food & Beverage service to Frankfurt :
Other operators to Dubai :
Food, Food & More Food!
A good sleep and it was time to get ready for the descent into Frankfurt :
The beautiful sky enroute to Europe :
Nearing touchdown at Frankfurt :
Frankfurt from above!
Frankfurt Airport and it was nice to see national carriers of various countries. Frankfurt is the 3rd busiest airport in Europe.
Enroute to our Hotel, The Jumeirah Frankfurt.
Our ride to our Hotel. A Mercedes S500 & the VW Phaeton!
Frankfurt - Mumbai ( 24th July 2014 ) :
The Return Trip started on a brilliant note! I was overjoyed to see the quality of cars offered by Emirates in Germany. Audi A8L & the BMW GT 530d!
Frankfurt Airport Departures :
The Formalities were completed at a brisk pace and it was time to relax in the lounge :
The Dinner Spread :
Business Class on the return leg to Dubai :
Shots from Frankfurt Airport :
The Entertainment screen during night flights :
Dinner Menu inflight :
Beverage Service :
Dinner time! What a lip smacking meal!
Post Dinner, it was time to catch up on some sleep before landing into Dubai.
Flight Path into Dubai :
The Business Class Lounge at Dubai International Airport :
The Final Leg of the trip to Mumbai :
Business Class seats of the Boeing 777-300ER. Comfortable and spacious.
The Menu enroute to Mumbai :
The Plethora of Carriers at Dubai International Airport :
Takeoff from Dubai :
Lunch time onboard. The Final meal of our trip :
Enjoying our Lunch :
Returning Home with Emirates Chauffeur Service :
Once again, Emirates was top class in their Hospitality and nothing was found wanting in both the legs.
Its always a joy to see the crew recognize you as a Gold Member and welcome you on board!
The Next Post will feature my Trip in First Class to Toronto alongwith mum. We also used our Miles for some sweet upgrades. Details coming soon in the next post!