For any traveler out there, we all share the common gripe about airports, the long queue for checking in, the security lines, and the hospitality of the airport officials(or lack there of).
Well, it’s not all like that all the time.
One specific place is the Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Frankfurt. This has to be one of the coolest and hospitable places for any traveler to transit through.
I was extremely fortunate to experience it after arriving in Frankfurt from New York on Lufthansa First class.
With a first class boarding pass, I had access to the airline’s first class lounge, which to me, was a really extravagant experience.
For those unfamiliar with Lufthansa First Class Terminal(FCT) in Frankfurt, Germany, it’s a separate building from the main Airport that serves departing first class passengers. Though, this is not written in their rules, I gained entry by arriving in first class and connecting on the same day in business class.
Upon entering the facility, I was greeted by an agent who checked my boarding pass and guided me to security. The security line consisted for a whopping 2 people. Needless so say, the security process was very brief.
After clearing, the first thing I really wanted to do was grab a shower to wash away that grimy feeling(you know the grimy feeling after a redeye flight?), so I headed over to the shower rooms. The attendant, Arin informed me that there was a short wait, but he insisted that he’ll notify me when one becomes available.
I headed back to the main lounge area to check some e-mails and before I knew it, a shower room was available.
Shower room number 1 had both a bath and shower so I opted for the bath because the opportunity presented itself, otherwise I would have just settled for a shower after all, a shower is a luxury that 99% of travelers don’t get to experience in an airport.
After the bath, I noticed my battery on my mobile phone was low and I didn’t have a European power adapter. So, I asked one of the agents and they promptly presented one for me to borrow provided that they hold my boarding pass as a “deposit.”
I was feeling a bit hungry since I only had a light breakfast on the flight to Frankfurt. I ordered the wiener schnitzel with vegetables from their complimentary made to order menu. The vegetables was a bit too buttery flavored for me, but other than that the meal was fantastic.
By the time I was done with the meal and dessert, it was time for me to board. The Lufthansa agent who introduced herself and checked me in, found me and walked me to the elevator that took me to the ground floor. Since the FCT terminal is a separate building from the main airport, your driven to your departing plane in a Mercedes or Porsche. I took the Mercedes and the following is a pic of my driver and myself.
It’s not common to get this kind of treatment at an airport, but the Lufthansa First Class terminal is in a league of it’s own when you’re traveling in the front of the bus. There are other features of the FCT that I didn’t get the experience and these include:
- Cigar Room
- Full Service Bar
- Sleeping Rooms