I’m not very sentimental when it comes to birthday celebrations, but this particular birthday will always be one of my most memorable. After a great morning in Frankfurt in the Lufthansa First Class Terminal, I received additional surprises, including a very special one in Munich.
My Lufthansa Birthday Celebration Went Beyond Frankfurt
My final destination was Dubrovnik, but the Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt did not depart until later in the afternoon. It would have meant a 10-hour layover. While I can think of far worse things than 10 hours in the First Class Terminal, I opted to travel to Dubrovnik via Munich so that I could get into a Dubrovnik a couple hours earlier and visit the First Class Lounge in Munich.
The driver was aware it was my birthday and played a special tune for me on our ride out to the Airbus A321 that would take me Munich.
Onboard, the purser welcomed me, wished me a happy birthday, and presented the following card:
A sweet touch.
In Munich, only one of the two First Class Lounges is open (the older one), where I was quite thankful to spend my four hour layover.
In the lounge, I asked the shower attendant if she had a birthday duck and she shook her head no and offered me one of the regular mini ducks.
About 15 minutes later, though, she found me in the lounge and asked how long I was staying. I let her know I’d be there for another few hours.
About an hour later, she returned…singing happy birthday to me and then presenting me with a special Munich birthday duck (which I believe was meant to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of that lounge). What a blessing she was to me. What a beautiful gesture. In my stupor, I forgot to ask for her name and she was off-duty by the time I remembered. Anyone recognize her? But I’m incredibly grateful her act of kindness.
After a lovely lunch (review to come), I boarded my final connection to Dubrovnik, a quiet and uneventful flight.
While I’m not very sentimental when it comes to birthdays, I am beyond grateful for the kind way in which Lufthansa helped me to celebrate. As I said yesterday, this is how loyalty is forever solidified and if you wonder why I’m such a Lufthansa fan, perhaps this special day explains why.
See you for Christmas, Lufthansa!