Lounge Review: Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt
The Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt is one of the most famous airport lounges on this planet. While I totally enjoyed the experience, I can’t really share all of the excitement. Check out this extensive review to learn more!
I’ve had the chance to experience incredible airline lounges on this planet, including the Qantas First Class Lounge Sydney and more. Yet, the Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt was supposed to be the real tip of the iceberg. In my opinion, that’s quite an overstatement as I actually enjoyed the impressive new Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich Satellite more. Nevertheless, the lounge is surely a great experience. It starts with you starting your journey in Frankfurt in a completely separate terminal, where you can get dropped off without even getting in contact with the main terminal. There’s a private check-in area, a private security check and then you’re already where you’re supposed to be: In a top-notch airline lounge, which is totally great, yet not brilliant in all areas.
Before you get to excited: This experience is only available if you are departing in Lufthansa First Class or have a connecting flight in First Class or arrive in First Class and have an onward flight.
Seating in the Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt
The Lufthansa First Class Terminal comes with a very similar design as the Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt A. There is plenty of seating in different areas. Upon entering, you’ll find yourself in the main area, which comes with several typical lounge armchairs in different arrangements.
There are a couple of room dividers, making the seating somewhat more private. To the left of the main area, you’ll find a couple of more seating arrangements, some with even more privacy.
There are also a couple of more comfortable armchairs with an ottoman facing the tarmac. All the seating comes with tables, plugs and enough space to stretch out.
There are plenty of windows, too. Nevertheless, I found the Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt too dark overall. The lack of views is another disadvantage.
Other than the regular seating, the First Class Terminal comes with a large cigar bar, where you can smoke various premium brands.
Then there’s a restaurant with several tables with full table clothes etc.
On request, you can also relax in one of the private bedrooms. Those come with a small, but comfortable bed with proper bedding.
All in all, the design and seating options in the Lufthansa First Class Terminal are very nice, but I wasn’t totally blown away, mainly due to the lack of views.
Dining in the Lufthansa First Class Terminal
The dining experience in the Lufthansa First Class Terminal is something really amazing. There’s a proper sit-down restaurant, where you order à la carte dishes. Depending on the daytime, either breakfast, lunch or dinner is being served.
The menu in the lounge is supplemented by a very nice buffet with several cold starters, desserts and light snacks. Everything looked high quality and nicely presented.
The restaurant as such was a little disappointing though. The waiter wasn’t particularly friendly and flexibility was a big issue (like changing the side). My beef filet was quite good though.
If you don’t feel like eating a full meal, you can also just sit down at the bar and sample one of endless premium beverages, ranging from champagne to wines to whisky to whatever you like. Everything is really high quality and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
Last but not least, it’s worth noting that you can also take drinks and light snacks to other points in the lounge, e.g. any other seating arrangement. On all bigger tables, there’s also a selection of little snacks if you feel like nibbling on something.
All in all, the dining experience in the Lufthansa First Class Terminal is great, even though I would have maybe expected a little more, especially in terms of service and flexibility.
Entertainment in the Lufthansa First Class Terminal
I’m quite sure that the Lufthansa First Class Terminal isn’t a place where you’ll get bored. Whether you are sampling premium alcohol, enjoy a cigar in the cigar lounge or read one of endless magazines or newspapers in various languages, there’s always something to do.
There are two or three additional TVs throughout the lounge, but they are on mute and thus don’t bother you. You can also find a calm work area with computers and work stations. WiFi is available throughout the lounge and very fast. I can’t think of a reason why you should get bored here.
Amenities in the Lufthansa First Class Terminal
There are a couple of amazing amenities that make the Lufthansa First Class Terminal such a unique lounge. Let’s start with the personal assistant, who is dealing with your check-in, takes care of your passport and immigration and then picks you up as soon as your flight is ready for boarding.
Then there is a help desk, where you can have any possible questions answered. Last but not least, you’re driven to your plane in a premium car and never have to really think about boarding times and such. Surely, the staff can also take care of any new bookings, problems, irregular operations etc. However, my service experience wasn’t really great as three different isolated problems weren’t solved (those included printing a piece of paper for example). However, the staff might just have had a bad day here.
Overall impressions of the Lufthansa First Class Terminal
The Lufthansa First Class Terminal is without any doubt one of the most fascinating airport lounges on this planet. Just escaping the hustle of a normal terminal and being driven to your plane in a private car are things that you don’t get anywhere else. Nevertheless, the lounge as such didn’t totally convince me. The food & drink offerings are amazing, but the seating and the service weren’t top-notch in my opinion. To be honest, that’s complaining on a high level, but in a lounge of this caliber, I just expect everything to be perfect. Nevertheless, I’m sure that everyone visiting this lounge will enjoy it very much!