Assessment: Lufthansa Enterprise Lounge Frankfurt (FRA)
Previous to my Air Canada 777 enterprise class flight from Frankfurt to Toronto, I made a decision to take a look at a few lounges at Frankfurt Airport. Along with visiting the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, I additionally determined to take a look at one of many non-Schengen Lufthansa Enterprise Lounges, which I’ll be reviewing on this submit.
As a Star Alliance Gold member I may have used a Lufthansa Senator Lounge, however I reviewed a kind of on the airport not too long ago, so figured I’d take a look at the enterprise class lounge choices. Let’s get into the assessment…
Lufthansa Enterprise Lounge Frankfurt location
There are 4 Lufthansa Enterprise Lounges at present open at Frankfurt Airport, between the Schengen and non-Schengen areas of the terminal. Frankly the decor and meals & drinks are so constant between them that you just won’t even be capable of inform them aside.
I visited the Lufthansa Enterprise Lounge Concourse B West. This lounge is within the non-Schengen space, so it’s essential clear passport management to enter this lounge (and due to this fact wouldn’t use it in the event you’re solely touring inside the Schengen space).
After clearing safety and passport management, I adopted the signage within the course of gates B41-48. Oddly the indicators listed the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge and Lufthansa Senator Lounge as being on this course, however didn’t checklist the Lufthansa Enterprise Lounge, though it’s additionally this manner.
Finally you’ll end up in a round space for gates B44-48. Proper there on the left you’ll see the doorway to the Lufthansa Enterprise Lounge. There’s a consultant on the concourse stage who will scan your boarding move and admit you, after which you’ll be able to both take the steps or an elevator as much as the lounge.
Lufthansa Enterprise Lounge Frankfurt hours
The non-Schengen Lufthansa Enterprise Lounges at Frankfurt Airport are at present open every day from 6AM till 9:30PM, protecting all scheduled Star Alliance departures from the airport.
Lufthansa Enterprise Lounge Frankfurt entry necessities
Lufthansa Enterprise Lounges are customary Star Alliance enterprise class lounges, so could be accessed by:
- Lufthansa enterprise class passengers, in addition to enterprise class passengers on all Star Alliance associate airways; no company are allowed
- Star Alliance Gold members can even use the lounge and produce a visitor when flying Star Alliance the identical day; nevertheless, they’ll additionally use the (theoretically higher) Lufthansa Senator Lounges
Lufthansa Enterprise Lounge Frankfurt seating & format
I don’t suppose there’s an airline on the earth that’s extra in step with lounge decor than Lufthansa. The lounges virtually all have the identical sorta good but additionally very sterile design, and this lounge was no completely different.
This lounge is in a kind of round form, because it covers the higher stage of this portion of the concourse (which can also be round). The seating choices are damaged up into a number of zones. Whenever you first enter the lounge, there are some benches with tables, in addition to some chairs in rows dealing with each other. That is the realm to be in the event you simply wish to chill out, and aren’t seeking to eat.
Additional into the lounge is a few high-top seating, in addition to cafe-style tables with 4 seats every, good in the event you’re seeking to seize a chew to eat.
Additional into the lounge are extra rows of seats dealing with each other, every with a facet desk.
As you proceed across the lounge, there are some stools with communal workstations, after which there are additionally some desks with chairs.
There are additionally some cellphone cubicles, must you wish to make a personal cellphone name.
There’s additionally a big play space for youths, which oldsters will probably admire (although this looks as if plenty of house to allocate to households, given how busy lounges are likely to get).
There have been additionally lockers for baggage storage.
It’s a superbly good lounge. As you’ll be able to inform based mostly on the images, I visited as quickly because the lounge opened, so it wasn’t busy on the time. Nevertheless, I don’t suppose I’ve ever been in a Lufthansa lounge in Frankfurt or Munich that wasn’t packed throughout peak hours, so I think about that’s the case right here as effectively.
The lounge had fairly good views of the apron
Lufthansa Enterprise Lounge Frankfurt meals & drinks
Very like with design, Lufthansa Enterprise Lounges are additionally constant in relation to the meals & drink choice. All the pieces is accessible from a buffet, with no a la carte choices.
So far as meals goes, breakfast choices included muffins, cake, cereal, muesli, a wide range of rolls and croissants, recent fruit, yogurt, chilly cuts, veggies, dips, eggs (scrambled and hardboiled), sausage, baked beans, and sweet. I used to be saddened by the dearth of pretzels!
So far as drinks go, there have been Lavazza espresso machines, tea, a soda fountain, beer, wine, and liquor. You’ve gotta love how lounges in Germany have beer standing there on ice at 6AM.
For a enterprise class lounge, I’d say it’s a reasonably big choice.
Lufthansa Enterprise Lounge Frankfurt loos & showers
The loos had been fairly restricted given the dimensions of the lounge. The mens restroom had just a few stalls and urinals.
The Lufthansa Enterprise Lounge additionally has 5 bathe rooms. They’re useful and have L’Occitane facilities, however not about to win any awards for design.
The Lufthansa Enterprise Lounge Frankfurt is completely advantageous, with nice however sterile decor, and a wide selection of meals and drinks. The lounge doesn’t actually have any x-factor, although, and you may anticipate that it’ll get extraordinarily crowded over peak hours.
As a lot Lufthansa Senator Lounges are imagined to be extra unique than Lufthansa Enterprise Lounges, I don’t discover any actual distinction.
What do you make of the Lufthansa Enterprise Lounge Frankfurt?