Germany is now under a nationwide lockdown that has closed restaurants and bars for one month to sit-down guests. The new measures have also forced Lufthansa to re-evaluate its food and beverage service across its network of lounges. Here’s what you can expect in terms of the new Lufthansa “to go” lounge snacks.
“To Go” Snacks Replace All Food + Beverages In Lufthansa German Lounges
In hopes of being able to re-open in time for Christmas, Germany has taken stringent steps in order to cut the spread of coronavirus, which has reared its ugly ahead once again in recent week. Chancellor Merkel convinced all states to enact a unified curb on in-person dining and drinking for a one-month period, which began yesterday. Leisure hotel stays and travel between states is also prohibited unless conducted for business or medical reasons.
Airports, at least thus far, are not exempt from the ban on in-person food and beverage consumption, which has forced Lufthansa to modify again what had already been a dramatically scaled-back food and drink offerings.
Effective immediately, no beverages or food (even water) will be served or is even allowed to be consumed within airport lounges. But rather than just close shop, Lufthansa will keep open a limited number of lounges to serve as waiting rooms for guests traveling in premium cabins or holding elite status.
On the way out, guests will be offered a choice of snack and drink. Yesterday in Frankfurt at the Lufthansa Business Class Lounge in Terminal A, guests were offered fruit juice or water on the way out as well as a choice of sandwich (pumpkin brioche with goat cheese and thyme) or pretzel and a banana.
Again, these are only offered on your way out and cannot be consumed within the lounge.
Stay tuned for a full of review of the lounge later in the week. Kudos to Lufthansa for quickly adapting to the new ordinance and still offering a tasty sandwich and drink to lounge guests. In this case, Lufthansa is not being cheap, but merely respecting new government mandates.