Flying the A380 in Lufthansa First Class – Introduction
Lufthansa operates two First Class Lounges and also a First Class Terminal in Frankfurt. The lounges are accessible to Lufthansa and SWISS First Class passengers as well as Miles & More HON Circle Members, other Star Alliance First Class passengers are not allowed access into the Lounge. I already reviewed the two other lounges, however I haven’t yet experienced the Pier B First Class Lounge which features a spa.
Reviews of other Lufthansa First Class Lounges in Frankfurt:
Lufthansa First Class Lounge (Pier A) Frankfurt
Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt and Porsche Transfer
I only had about an hour connection time and therefore decided to minimise the amount of walking at the airport and suggested to the driver that he take me as close as possible to the nearest First Class Lounge from my flight from Kraków. He agreed that the best option for me would be the Pier B First Class Lounge as I would be driven to my flight departing from Pier Z, whereas if I went to the Pier A First Class Lounge, I wouldn’t be driven since Pier Z is the same as Pier A (just on a different level). The First Class Lounges are meant for connecting passengers while the First Class Terminal is mainly for passengers originating in Frankfurt (but there isn’t a problem accessing the Terminal if you are connecting).
The Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Pier B is located next to gate B22 (non-Schengen), is open from 05:15 until 22:00, and features the following amenities:
- Relaxing room
- Office units
- Copy machine
- Fax machine
- PC with internet access
- Wireless network
- Local magazines and newspapers
- International magazines and newspapers
- German magazines and newspapers
- Restaurant with buffet
Once you see the large lounge sign, you need to take either the lift or escalator up to the top level.
I was welcomed by a friendly Lufthansa agent who informed me I had just over thirty minutes to enjoy the lounge and then I should meet her back at the lounge reception desk so that I could be driven to my A380. I also asked whether or not she could switch me to an earlier flight from San Francisco to Seattle and she said she would work her magic and try to make it happen, I was then given a tour of the lounge and asked to relax while I waited for my flight.
I wasn’t hungry at all (and I knew I would be eating plenty of food on the plane) and therefore after taking photos of the lounge, I headed over to the Spa Area to take a shower (since I didn’t have enough time for a bath).
The Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Pier B is virtually identical to the Pier A Lounge and the First Class Terminal. The only downside to the Terminal is that it doesn’t have tarmac views whereas the Pier A and B lounges do, however the disadvantage of the lounges is that they don’t have the personal assistant service and therefore you need to watch the time and meet the agents back at the reception desk for boarding. Though I’m sure that they would find you if you forgot the boarding time.. after all, this is Lufthansa First Class. All three lounges feature the same gorgeous design and similar amenities such as a buffet, restaurant, bar, Cigar Lounge, sleeping rooms, showers, etc. What makes the Pier B Lounge unique is that it has a Spa and the other lounges don’t.
The lounge is stunning and the design nicely complements the Lufthansa First Class design on the aircraft, there are plenty of comfortable seating ares which feature high-quality snacks. I also tried a few food items from the buffet and as usual, they were delicious. The Frankfurt First Class Lounges and Terminal are catered by DO&CO which has the best catering in the airline world. There were just a few people in the lounge which led to a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, the views from the lounge are breathtaking. You can literally watch airplanes all day long if you wish.
With twenty minutes until boarding, I figured I would spend the remaining time showering. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time for a bath.. but worry not, I asked the spa attendant for a Lufthansa First Class duck and she happily presented me with one! The Spa Area is located in the back corner of the lounge and you have to sign your name and write your flight number when entering, this is probably so they can find you if you forget what time it is.
The shower rooms are a bit smaller than the larger rooms which feature a bath and a shower, though both are equally nice and feature the same amenities. The bath salts and shower gels are Etro brand and are among the highest quality, there are also additional amenities such as a comb, nail file, shoe sponge, etc. A bathrobe along with plenty of towels are provided for your convenience.
I took me about ten minutes to shower and another ten to get ready. Once I completed my shower, I met the Lufthansa agent exactly at 09:30 at the reception desk and she informed me they were still waiting for the driver and I have some time to relax, she suggested I have champagne. Why not?
Five minutes later she found me in the lounge and informed me the driver had arrived and the aircraft is ready for boarding. After introducing me to the driver, I thanked her for all of her magic in regards to rebooking me on an earlier flight and she said it was her pleasure and hoped that I enjoyed the lounge. I once again thanked her and told her the Lufthansa First Class service is the best in the world and then followed the driver to my Porsche.
All in all, all three Lufthansa First Class Lounges in Frankfurt are top-quality and the Lufthansa First Class service is one of the greatest in the world. All lounges are virtually identical, however what makes the First Class Terminal stand out from all is that you are guaranteed to be driven to your aircraft since the terminal isn’t connected to the main terminal. If you are visiting the First Class Lounges, it depends on what gate and pier you are flying from if you will be driven to the aircraft.
There’s no better way to fly!
Wow. Their lounges look stunning. Lufthansa really does go above and beyond for their first class passengers. Yet another solid report Dominik. Cant wait for the A380 flight review.
Thanks! It should be up in a few days!