Lufthansa First Class Terminal at Frankfurt
Travel Date: October 30th, 2013
As I was connecting to LH F, there was a car to escort me to the First Class Lounge. As I wanted to get to FCT, he drove me closest to the exit. I would have to get out of security and then walk around to FCT. I could not be driven there from within security. A small bit of information I missed while reading the dozens of FCT reviews.
I took the chance to walk through the airport and found some Lufthansa branded merchandise at a few shops outside of security. The Pilot and Flight Attendant bears were pretty cute.
Here are some images of the First Class Check-in on the far right of the terminal at Frankfurt.
When I asked about FCT, they directed me outside. It was about a 10 minute walk from the First Class Check-in area.
I wonder if you could access FCT from the stairs.
It is a bit weird to walk into the first floor of FCT as there is no one here, except a few logos. Since it is very far out of the way, there are not a lot of people getting lost and coming here trying to check in for their flight.
The elevator takes you into another large room (seen below) where there is an army of LH personnel to assist with checking you in and also getting you through security. They have their own security station there, which was pretty cool (not pictured). The revolving doors must be the entrance for when you are driving into FCT. Once you’re into the lounge, you get driven into the airport and directly to your plane.
There is also a small duty free gift shop (not pictured) right after security but outside of the main lounge area. You can pick up some last minute items before your flight.
Once you walk in, there is a large collection of magazines and newspapers to the left of the entrance. There is also a glass display of about 20 different LH branded rubber duckies, which was pretty cute.
The bar is probably one of the best I’ve ever seen. Not only do they have many different liquors from around the world, but they stock almost all high end liquors as well. There were some Macallen single malts I’ve never heard of. If you like drinking, you can stop reading and spend the rest of your time here.
There was a cigar lounge just past the bar and formal dining area. The cigar humiditor is locked and you need to ask someone to help you with it. The lounge can also be used for smoking.
I arrived just before 10am so I got to sample the breakfast menu in addition to the lunch menu. I’m not going to put much detail into the food offered as they may be able to make almost anything you like. They have a hot buffet with a good selection of cold appetizers, yogurt/pudding and desserts.
You need to see an attendant before using any of the shower stalls. If there is a line for the shower, then you can ask him/her to put your name down on the list. Behind those wooden doors on the wall hides the rubber duckies.
Below are some pictures of the bath stall. There is unfortunately only one so there can be a line for it. I got here early and managed to beat another fellow FlyerTalker (@MilesMaven) to the line. I met her at the bar area and talked for a few minute before my bath.
In addition to the bath, there was a shower stall. I used it after the bath as I was sweating during my hot bath.
Looking back at my trip, it may have been in poor taste to go into the FCT with a Laundry Bag. There was no actual laundry in there but still funny nonetheless.
After my bath, I decided to enjoy some cigars with a glass of Macallen Ruby. I need to spend more time here. As a side note there is also a cigar lounge in the First Class Lounge at FRA. Not sure about their alcohol collection though. The cigar was good but the Ruby made the experience absolutely amazing.
I quickly changed shirts after spending 30 minutes in the Cigar Lounge. Below is a picture of one of the sleeping rooms. They are first come first serve but I am not sure if there is a waiting list for it.
Below was what I picked from the hot buffet selection. There is a bigger selection on the menu.
Right after I was done with my lunch, an attendant came to escort me to my ride to the plane. There was a German military servicemen at passport control under the FCT area before you get into the car.
It was a short 5 minute ride to my next awesome ride, First Class in a LH 747-400. I later found out that I was one of two people in the entire First Class section of the LH 747, which is the top deck.