Lufthansa’s check-in counters in Seattle are literally the last ones located at the very far end of the terminal, this is inline with all of the other international carriers since the South Satellite (where U.S. Customs is located) is closely located to the check-in counters of those airlines.
There are three sections to Lufthansa’s check-in: First Class (HON Circle and Star Alliance Gold), Business Class (M&M Frequent Traveller), and Online Check-in Baggage Drop off. There are also kiosks for printing your boarding passes.
Within seconds of approaching the counter, a very nice agent assisted me right away and informed me that the cabin was just half full and therefore each person should be able to have two seats to themselves. I told her it technically wasn’t necessary since we are getting a seat and a bed anyway. She was a bit surprised that I knew the configuration of the plane and then I told her that I love Lufthansa more than anything.
My two bags were tagged with the special “HON Circle” priority tag which all Lufthansa First Class passengers and HON Circle members get. The whole check-in process took two minutes at most. I also stayed a bit and chatted with the check-in agents and I told them that I was sad that Lufthansa is discontinuing First Class to Seattle starting in August and apparently they had no clue about that and it’s the first they heard about it.. so let’s hope for the best that Lufthansa does not discontinue First Class to Seattle!
Of course I took the opportunity to have a couple of pictures taken as there were no other people waiting to be checked in.
After spending a nice couple of minutes chatting with the agents, I headed to security, which was packed. I almost went to the Pre-Check lane and then I realised that I don’t have Pre-Check since none of the non-U.S. airlines have it, so I went to the Premium lane. It took about fifteen minutes to get through security since the queues were massive and people seemed to not know how security works.
Once airside, I decided to see the Centurion Studio since the entrance has been officially revealed, but it wasn’t opened yet. As of now it is open, however since I’ll be in Europe for the next two months, I won’t be able to visit it anytime soon.
You gotta love Lufthansa’s stylish First Class boarding pass holders.
I was also given my boarding pass for the connecting flight to Kraków and along with that, a pamphlet explaining the First Class arrival in Frankfurt. Sadly we arrived at a gate which means that we didn’t get the car transfer service upon arrival.
Lufthansa uses The Club at SEA – South Satellite as the lounge for all premium cabin and elite passengers. I’ve reviewed the ‘main’ section of the lounge twice before. However this time since I was travelling in First Class, I had access to a special First Class section. The extra section doesn’t have anything special at all to it – you’re just supposed to feel special that you have access to the additional seating areas since you’re in First Class.
All in all, the Lufthansa First Class check-in process is very smooth in Seattle, however the lounge isn’t the best, but it isn’t like Lufthansa has any other choices for a lounge. I spent about an hour in the lounge and the excitement was building up inside of me since I knew the Queen of the Skies had just landed and I was about to fly the best configuration of Lufthansa’s First Class.
About five minutes before scheduled boarding time, the Lufthansa personal assistant came and fetched the four of us for boarding and brought us to the very front of the boarding queue.