Review: Lufthansa First Class Terminal

An experience of the Lufthansa First Class terminal in Frankfurt is a step beyond anything I’ve reviewed before.  For those departing in Lufthansa First Class or arriving on First and connecting that same day are invited to the terminal. Let me just say, it’s totally worth it.

Getting there is a bit of a trek since it isn’t marked at all. After going through immigration, you’ll be let out to where the baggage carousels are. From there, exit any of the doors that lead outside and make a left. It’s about a 5 min walk from there but just note that there are NO SIGNS that mark where the terminal is. The terminal is ideally situated for passengers arriving via taxi but not for connecting passengers.

Eventually you’ll see a little café/sandwich shop where the taxi drivers congregate. Just past that on your LEFT is the terminal. Walk in and take the elevator to the 2nd floor. You’ll be met by someone who will gladly escort you into the lounge after you go through security (which is at the entrance so you’ll be through in seconds).

Here you’ll be able to do just about anything. Visit the cigar lounge, have a drink or twelve, eat, shower, work, sleep, and drink again. If you have the option, it would be a terrible shame to miss. I’ve been to a few first class lounges but I have never been to a separate TERMINAL. That’s impressive.

When it’s time for your to leave, you’ll be escorted to car and they’ll drive you to your plane. I was driven in a Porche on the tarmac straight to the plane. It certainly gives you a feeling of being a VIP. Yeah, it’s that cool. Getting here might be a little tricky but it’s completely worth it. It isn’t worth the trouble if you only have an hour or so between flights, but if you have a few hours to kill (ideally I’d say at least 3 hours), I can’t think of a better place to be than here.

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Oh…and don’t forget to pick up one of the rubber ducks as a souvenir. The attendant has them when you ask for a shower but the desk is right next to the restrooms as well so you can just ask for one if you walk by.

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