Within about thirty minutes after landing, we made it to the airport terminal and I decided to leave the secure area as I wanted to see if there was anything new in the Lufthansa WorldShop 🙂 I love that store, seriously, every time I am in Frankfurt I have to buy something. I ended up buying a Lufthansa mug and a Lufthansa keychain which now holds my keys.
As I’ve mentioned before, I love the old-style flipping departures board. I literally stood there for at least ten minutes and observed all the places people were flying to, it is amazing to see so many people flying to such different parts of the world from just one airport.
The Pier A is probably my favourite area at Frankfurt airport mainly because of this beautiful rotunda.
Given I had a five hour layover I went to the Schengen Senator Lounge in Pier A, I ended up staying in the lounge four hours and roaming around the airport for the remaining hour.
I was able to take lots of pictures of the lounge as there wasn’t many people given it was almost 14:00 and not many flights were departing from the A concourse at the time.
As you enter the lounge you are presented with a big beautiful Lufthansa logo.
The lobby area contains some chairs for waiting with a beautiful Lufthansa A380 poster, a Miles & More printer, magazines and lockers to store items during your visit.
There are a couple of shower rooms and there is a big main restroom which has a nice modern design with automatic doors.
I particularly love European lounges because they have a huge selection of food and drinks, I was able to eat a full dinner and dessert at the lounge and feel full – something I would’ve never been able to do in a United Club.
After the dessert I had some champagne and water.
As there wasn’t tons of people, most of the lounge chairs were empty so I was able to rest for a couple of hours while looking at a big fake green wallpaper.
Basically this is the emptiest I’ve ever seen the lounge, normally it is hard to find an open seat.
There are nice views from the lounge but the downside is that that there are shades on the windows so you’re not able to enjoy the planes as much.
There isn’t just one section with food/drinks but rather several sections spread throughout the lounge.
Just before I left, I had a nice cappuccino and some cookies.
Amazing food and drink availability – take that United Club!
There was even ice cream!
Overall the Senator Lounge is a very nice lounge for First Class/Star Gold passengers and offers a very nice selection of food and drinks as well as a variety of different types of chairs – working, lounging, and sleeping. I noticed the lounge was the emptiest between 14:00 – 15:00 and again from 16:00 – 17:00, other times there are just plenty of people in the lounge.
American lounges have really something to learn, European lounges by far are the best.