After what felt like countless hours staring at the computer screen and endless permutations I found the below routing that would get us there.
CDG-FRA, LH1051, business class
FRA-ATL, LH444, business class
ATL-IAH, UA5163, first class
Unbeknownst to us there were pilot strikes planned for later in the day in Frankfurt, and our original plan was out the window! Luckily for us that meant instead of a layover in Atlanta and then a connecting flight we managed to get on a direct A380 flight from Frankfurt to Houston! #score
CDG-FRA, LH1051, Business Class
Leslie managed to squeeze in some zzz’s in the window seat, whilst I enjoyed a delicious breakfast spread.
Whilst the check in team in Paris tagged our bags all the way through to Houston they could not or would not confirm us on the Frankfurt- Houston leg. After getting off the bus we hussled up to the nearest depature board which didn’t even show the flight which caused more chaos!
Thankfully we finally found which gate we were due at and made a scramble to get there, with a minor detour from Leslie through Customs to get us checked in and boarding passes (they wouldn’t let me through without the boarding pass and an ESTA check). An extremely brisk walk, passing by some interesting looking shops saw us onto the plane, where we sat for 30 mins past boarding time… FML! but hooray that we had made it!
FRA-IAH, LH440, Business Class
Soon we were on our way, with the plane creating these little vapour trails upon take off – i guess they were normal since we arrived in one piece!