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After spending about 30 minutes in the Lufthansa business lounge, it was time to board our flight to Berlin. Our gate was a remote gate so we had boarded a bus from the terminal and take a ride to the cold and icy tarmac where our CRJ-900 was sitting and waiting to take us to Berlin.
Here’s another look at our aircraft right before boarding. One thing to keep in mind is that the overhead bins on this aircraft are not large enough to handle standard roller bags so if you do have one, you’ll have to leave it with the ground staff for them to place in the cargo hold.
9 December 2021
All seats on this plane are in a 2-2 configuration. Our seats were 19A and 19C which were window seats on the left side of the plane. One thing I didn’t like that I noticed straight off the bat was that virtually every seat had a misaligned window.
The seat itself was fine for a regional flight like these aircraft are used for. They are small and the legroom is pretty limited. I am 5′ 10″ (1.78m) and the legroom was fine for me only because I used the overhead space for my bags.
Once everyone was boarded, we had a quick taxi to our departure runway of 26R and a quick roll.
As we climbed through the clouds, we got good views of the sun setting in between the layers of clouds.
There was one crew member working in economy and she was kind as could be even with limited service.
Everyone got water bottles which I honestly needed at that moment.
Everyone also got a chocolate as well. I didn’t eat any but they were milk chocolates. I took mine and my neighbor as well who I was traveling with to give to younger cousins I was visiting in Berlin. At the end of the flight, I asked the same crew member if she had some more I could take to give, and she happily handed me a generous handful.
And here was one final view of the day before we began descent into Berlin. At this point, we were in the state of Brandenburg just outside the territory marking Berlin’s borders.
We eventually descended through the clouds for a touchdown into Berlin on runway 25R. This might have been the worst landing I’ve had in recent memory as we bounced twice before touching down meaning we landed with too much vertical speed. We even slammed the breaks as we worked our way to the end of the runway. Unfortunately, the crew kept the bright white lights on the entire flight so it was hard to get any good outside pictures even in the dark. Once we arrived at our parking gate, I collected my roller bag from a cart they setup outside the aircraft and walked into the terminal building.
Overall, this was a pretty uneventful flight, but perfectly adequate for 55 minutes. A water bottle and some chocolates is pretty much all one can need on this flight. The lone crew member for economy was awesome, the views were nice, and barring the poor landing, this was a pretty solid 55 minute flight and a comfortable way to fly. Nicely done, LH!