Review: Lufthansa First Class Lounge- Frankfurt

Lufthansa offers one of the best ground experiences in First Class. While those originating from Frankfurt have access to the First Class Terminal, connecting passengers are instead shuttled through Lufthansa’s First Class Lounges. But the First Class Lounge isn’t a bad place to spend your time. Here’s my experience.

Lufthansa First Class Lounge Check-i
Lufthansa’s First Class Lounge check-in desks. Photo: Jay Singh/Simple Flying

Check-in

I made my way to the lounge after a chaotic process at immigration. Since I had technically entered the EU while in transit, I had to exit and clear immigration. I found this process to be disorganized and a major drawback to Lufthansa’s ground service, since there isn’t a premium queue and there is no way for expedited immigration.

However, once I made it to the lounge, the experience was much better. Shortly after checking in, I was offered some newspapers stacked in cubbies near the entrance.

Newspapers
Newspapers in the First Class Lounge. Photo: Jay Singh/Simple Flying

Seating areas

The lounge offers plenty of seating options. In terms of square footage, the lounge is pretty small since there aren’t a lot of First Class passengers. Lufthansa only offers up to eight First Class seats on select aircraft.

Seating
Bartop and sofa-style seating was available. Photo: Jay Singh/Simple Flying

If you’re like me and want to plane-spot, there are plenty of seating options by the windows. There were lounge chairs that had access to power ports which were comfortable, and I spent some time waiting there.

Seating areas overlooking the airport. Photo: Jay Singh/Simple Flying

I got to see an amazing sunset while overlooking a Lufthansa aircraft preparing for departure. Boy, that was a treat.

Sunset over Frankfurt airport. Photo: Jay Singh/Simple Flying

Shower rooms

If you wanted to shower, there were a few different rooms available. This almost guarantees you’ll likely never have to wait to shower. These shower rooms were spacious and well stocked with amenities.

Shower room
The shower room had all you needed to refresh before a flight. Photo: Jay Singh/Simple Flying

Lufthansa’s First Class Lounge offered various kinds of products. These included shower gels, conditioner, shampoo, and body lotion. In addition, there were cotton swabs, dental hygiene supplies, a hair dryer, and a comb. And, of course, a warm bathrobe and some slippers.

Slippers
Lufthansa First Class Lounge shower room slippers. Photo: Jay Singh/Simple Flying

Two different shower nozzles were available. If you were taller, you could use the rain shower. If you’re on the shorter side, you can use the detachable shower head. Unless you’re well over 6’5″, you’ll likely be able to shower with ease.

Lufthansa First Class Lounge shower head. Photo: Jay Singh/Simple Flying

The shower room also had a toilet in a little partitioned area and a seating area which was nice to sit back and take off shoes.

Partitioned off toilet. Photo: Jay Singh/Simple Flying

Staff attended to each shower room after a passenger finished showering. This ensured that the rooms were well stocked and clean for the next passengers.

Dining

Lufthansa’s First Class Lounge offered an on-demand dining experience. You could simply seat yourself at one of the tables and the staff were quick to respond to requests.

Lufthansa First Class Lounge dining area. Photo: Jay Singh/Simple Flying

This was complimentary and included a sizeable menu of options and different cuisine types.

First Class Lounge Menu
First Class Lounge Menu

I selected the Tom Ka Gai soup which was served to me hot. You could order food from the menu or else help yourself from a similar selection available at various buffets.

Lufthansa First Class Lounge dining. Photo: Jay Singh/Simple Flying

If you didn’t want to eat, there was a bar available. The bartender was proactive and walked around offering passengers who were seated beverages such as water, juices, and a variety of alcoholic drinks.

Lufthansa First Class Lounge bar. Photo: Jay Singh/Simple Flying

If that wasn’t enough, you could also help yourself to various carafes of nuts and sweets located throughout the lounge. I always appreciate when a lounge is well stocked with food options. Needless to say, it would be very hard to go hungry or thirsty in the Lufthansa First Class Lounge.

Ground transfer

Of course, the highlight is the drive to your aircraft. How cool is it to get this close to a Lufthansa A380?

Lufthansa A380
Up close and personal with an A380. Photo: Jay Singh/Simple Flying

Overall

The Lufthansa First Class Lounge is an excellent place to wait for your next flight. You’ll find plenty of attentive service and lots of space to relax ahead of departure. Even if you don’t get to check out the First Class Terminal, you’ll still be incredibly comfortable.

Again, the only major area where Lufthansa needs to improve their ground experience is when it comes to clearing immigration. It really just turns into a mess.

Have you used a Lufthansa First Class Lounge? Let us know in the comments!

2 comments
    1. I believe you have access to the First Class Lounge during the entirety of your layover since some layovers are longer than others.

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