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Return to India: Part 3 - Frankfurt to Bengaluru on Lufthansa 754

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May 17, 2017:
I was a little disoriented as I got into the terminal from the confines of the A343. It was colder inside the airport than inside the aircraft. I was weary and tired - I had been awake since 0500hrs US EDT, and the time was around 0000hrs US EDT then. A long day without sufficient sleep. I had a long walk to Concourse-C, and of course almost 7 hours of wait after getting there. I dragged my legs as I walked towards the next gate. I took off some time to use the rest room. I briefly contemplating taking some rest at a resting area I saw en route, but thought of waiting at the gate instead. I took the tram, and headed to the C gates. I headed straight to the duty free shop at Concourse C - I had pre-booked some stuff online - they took my payment in USD instead of Euro on request. After the duty free shopping, I headed straight to security check. The office at the frisking booth asked if I really wanted to go to the gate - he offered that I could roam around the other conc…

Return to India: Part 2 - Detroit to Frankfurt on Lufthansa 443

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The flight back from Detroit to Bengaluru was part of my basic round trip booking. There was no involvement of mine in this booking, since I had just selected the ticket on the basis of cost. But then, this booking had some interesting stuff - this would be my first flight in an Airbus wide-body, and also the first in an Airbus quad engine! Yes - I was taking the Airbus 340-300. I did an online check-in a day before my flight and selected a seat over the wings in the forward half of the economy section. I did try if upgrades to premium economy were available - it showed unavailable - either due to my fare class or, it was really sold-out.

May 16, 2017:
After getting my bag, I walked towards the ground transportation centre. Although the ground transportation centre was located in the same level as the baggage claim, there was no direct way, and I had return to the upper level, take the passenger bridge, and take an elevator to come down to the ground level. As I reached the ground tra…