The journey began with me waking up at 06:30 in the morning, mainly because the closest airport to my house in Poland is about 100km away. That being said, Kraków Airport is the closest airport and I usually fly out of it with a connection in Frankfurt. The only times I fly from Katowice (which is another 80km from Kraków) is when I fly to the US as there is an early morning flight from KTW to FRA and there isn’t one from KRK.
My auntie and uncle were actually going to go to Kraków that day to get some shopping done and I asked them if they could take me to the airport and they happily agreed, we left the house around 07:30 and made it to the airport just past 9. Kraków Airport is currently under construction so it was a huge pain to get to and there was a lot of traffic, nevertheless, I quickly found the Lufthansa/Austrian check-in.
My bags were checked all the way to Vienna and the agent asked me why I had a five hour connection in Frankfurt and I just told him that’s the way it worked out. The real reason is that I wanted to fly Austrian from FRA to VIE, and that led me to have such a long connection.
Security took a bit longer since there was no Business class line and when I asked a security officer if Business Class had some sort of priority he just laughed. You gotta love Polish service… After that I made my way to the Kraków Airport Business Lounge located in the Schengen area.
The lounge overall is nice but very small, so as more people came in, it got very crowded quickly and there were lines to use the bathrooms.
There were some (typical) Polish snacks (like the delicious Prince Polo bars which I love), and some international bars like Snickers, etc.
There was rather an insane amount of cups and plates for such a small lounge…
I had a coffee and halfway through the machine stopped working (I hate Jura, never buy Jura coffee machines)…
I really like the colours that the lounge has, green goes nice with orange.
After about an hour, boarding was announced and most people including me left the lounge as a majority of the people were flying to Frankfurt.