Updated on November 7, 2017
Lounge Review: Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt (FRA)
After an awesome flight in Lufthansa First Class flight we arrived in Frankfurt with over 4 hours to kill before our next flight to Athens. I thought this would be plenty of time to check out the famed Lufthansa First Class Terminal!
Now Lufthansa has several nice First Class lounges in Frankfurt but this is its own terminal! I actually specifically routed us through Frankfurt (the other option was Munich) in order to check out this famous building.
Unlike other lounges that are located in the airport somewhere, the First Class Terminal is literally it’s own terminal, separate from the main airport terminal, so a whole different building not connected to the rest of the airport. What this means, is you actually have to leave security, go through customs and leave the main airport to get to it.
After we landed we found our way to customs, then went to the baggage claim/arrivals area (we didn’t get our bags as they were checked through to Athens) and went outside. Once you are outside the baggage area you simply turn left and walk along the sidewalk a few blocks until you hit a parking lot of cabs sitting around. On the other side of this is the lower level, side entrance to the terminal. But as you approach you should see it, like the picture below!
Cross that little street and you will see the entrance.
Then take the elevator up to the second floor to check in.
Once there you will hand the incredibly professional and friendly people who work there your tickets and passports.
Now, since this is basically like a mini airport terminal you will actually have to go through security again, but don’t worry, it’s not painful like a real security line. Our personal attendant escorted us through security which had no one in it and then into the Lounge/Terminal where she showed us all the features. She actually held onto our tickets so that she would know when to come get us for our flight, but more on that later. There is also a duty free store just past security and a display of some of their world famous rubber duckies!!
Upon entering you find an exceptionally clean, quiet, modern looking, large room. To your left are newspapers and magazine and to your immediate right is the bar. Past that is the sit down dining area.
In terms of the sit down dining, there was an excessive buffet with tons to eat and it was all delicious! Here is some of what we had and options.
Straight ahead are elevators and to the left of this is a seating area as well as a business center.
To the right of the elevator, going the same way as the bar and dining area but along the window is more comfy seating and a large curved HDTV.
At each of these seating area are assorted snacks as well as menus to order drinks and other food.
As you continue to your right past the dining area you find a cigar lounge to your left with it’s own self serve bar and an area to get cigars.
Further down the hall are the bathrooms and shower and bath facilities.
Katie and I both wanted to refresh after our flight. So I went to a shower room and Katie went into one of the combined rooms which has a shower and large bathtub!
As you can see we also got a few of the famous Lufthansa First Class Terminal rubber duckies!
After my shower it was time to sit at the bar and have some schnitzel (which was awesome!) and sample some beverages which are way to expensive for me!
As we were sitting there and it was getting closer and closer to are departure time Katie started getting a bit nervous and kept asking me when we were leaving to catch our next flight. I just kept telling her that they would let us know when it was time to leave, but really I had a surprise in store for her!
See, since you are in a whole different building it would be a pain to get to the regular part of the airport besides the fact that you would have to clear security again. So how are you suppose to get to your plane?? Well, by private car of course!
The lounge agent comes to get you and takes you down to the first floor where immigration is located who stamps you passport and you are taken out to your private car to be driven to you plane!
We then took the elevator up to the gate level and walked right onto the plane!
Over all it was an awesome experience in this lounge and it has to be one of the best lounges in the world. Of lounges I have reviewed so far it is probably only rivaled by Cathay Pacific’s “The Pier.” (another review HERE)
As Joe usually says, the true test of a lounge is if you would go to the airport early just to experience it and this absolutely fits in that category!
NEXT UP: a few pictures of out flight to Athens and a review of The Radisson Blu Athens!
Who else has been to this TERMINAL?! Thoughts?