The Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt remains one of the best first class lounges in the world.
Although not intended for arriving longhaul passengers, the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt welcomes guests with a same-day arriving boarding pass in Lufthansa or SWISS First Class. I spent three hours in the lounge prior to my connection to Zurich.
I’ve reviewed the Lufthansa First Class Terminal before, but it has been six years.
The good news is that not much has changed. In fact, many of the pictures below were actually unnecessary.
How to Get to the Lufthansa First Class Terminal
If you’re arriving from a first class flight and wish to visit the lounge, proceed through passport control and customs, exit the terminal, and turn left.
You’ll pass a taxi rank. Cross the street and there is a bottom floor entrance to the Terminal with an elevator and stairs going up.
If you’re just arriving at the airport, ask your driver to follow the signs for Lufthansa First Class and you can be dropped off right in front of the First Class Terminal.
Inside the lobby, an agent will check you in then escort you through security, which is not any different than other security checkpoints at FRA. Laptops and liquids and still come out of your bag.
Lufthansa First Class Terminal Seating
The lounge never seems to get crowded…there is always ample seating without feeling you are near anyone.
Each guest is assigned a personal lounge attendant who will fetch you when it is time to board your flight. If you are departing on a non-Schengen flight, the Terminal has its own passport control facilities.
Lufthansa First Class Terminal Dining
Dining remains my favorite part of the lounge, with an expansive buffet plus an a la carte menu. Catering is provisioned by DO & CO, the same company that caters Austrian Airlines and Turkish Airlines.
The Terminal will often feature special seasonal menus, like an asparagus menu while I was there:
Toward the end of our stay we had lunch. After the leathery steak in first class, I felt like a filet mignon prepared right. The First Class terminal did not disappoint — it was delicious. I also enjoyed a tremendous ravioli pasta course.
More cappuccinos, fresh squeezed juices, and fruit smoothies as well.
A huge bar is also available, offering what seemed like every possible kind of alcohol.
And gummy bears…
Each table in the seating area also has a variety of snacks.
Lufthansa First Class Terminal Restrooms + Shower Suites
After an overnight flight from Los Angeles, it was nice to take a shower and the shower suites are very posh. Be sure to ask for a rubber ducky if you are not assigned a shower room with a bathtub. If nothing else, they are popular on eBay…
Regular bathrooms are also nice.
Lufthansa First Class Terminal Rubber Ducks
Speaking of rubber ducks, the Terminal has a glass display case with the complete duck collection over the years.
Lufthansa First Class Terminal Work Rooms
Two sleeping rooms are available.
Several work rooms are also available and intended for telephone calls. The lounge has a quiet atmosphere. Phone calls made in the general seating area can be heard by everyone…
Lufthansa First Class Terminal Cigar Lounge
The only cutback I noticed from prior visits is that cigars are no longer complimentary. The First Class Terminal has its own duty free shop just before security which has cigars and cigarettes, if you need them, but they are no longer part of the package.
Lufthansa First Class Terminal Duty Free Shop
The duty free shop, just past security:
Ducks are not for sale!
Lufthansa First Class Terminal Chauffeured Car Service to Aircraft
When it comes time to fly, your attendant will escort you downstairs where you will be driven to your flight. If there is a certain automobile you want – like a Porsche or Mercedes – request it. Otherwise, you’re likely to get a van. I had the chance to ride in a new 2018 Mercedes S Class that had only had 35km on it.
The ride to the aircraft on the tarmac is still thrilling. Your car will pull right up to your plane, then you’ll be escorted up and escalator or stairs to the jet bridge to board.
The First Class Terminal is an exceptional experience that every frequent flyer should have at least once. With the exception of eliminating cigars and perhaps some top-shelf liquor that I was not even aware of, the First Class Terminal remains of superior quality.