Part 1: Asia the really long way – in F, 25,624 miles
Part 2: YYC-YXE on AC in Y
Part 3: My stay in Saskatoon
Part 4: YXE-YYZ-YUL-YSJ on AC in Y
Part 5: My stay in New Brunswick
Part 6: YSJ-YUL-BRU on AC in J/Y
Part 7: My stay in Brussels
Part 8: BRU-ZRH on LX in C
Part 9: ZRH-IST on LX in C
Part 10: The IST experience in F
Part 11: IST-NRT on TK in F
Part 12: My stay in Tokyo, including Japanese-style suite
Part 13: HND-KIX on NH in Y
Part 14: KIX-FRA on LH in F
Part 15: Frankfurt First Class Lounge A-gates (Schengen)
Part 16: FRA-GDN on LO in C (and LH Sports Corner!)
Part 17: My stay in Gdansk
Part 18: GDN-CPH on SK in C
Part 19: CPH SK (SAS) *G/*S lounges
Part 20: CPH-YYZ on AC in J (767 pods), YYZ-YYC on AC in Y
Arrival into FRA is always ‘a charm’…
We went to the F check-in desks, where there was a tremendous line-up… At least we successfully retrieved the boarding pass for my mom on the FRA-GDN leg! The ladies in KIX did a great job! Thumbs up to you! Thumbs down to Aeroplan…
We then went through ‘priority’ security (right next to the F check-in counters, I had never seen it before). Not too fast but not that bad either. Then a long walk down concourse A to get to the lounge.
You pass by the Senator/Business lounge on the way there, and I was simply shocked by the line-up to get in. Take a look at this:
This was the first occasion that I was thinking to myself why do people act like sheep?
Up to the F lounge
A lady met us a reception and asked for our boarding passes. I explained to her that we had arrived in F from KIX, and she said no problem, I will check that (the BPs had been lost somewhere along the way), and she went to her computer and checked, and wished us a pleasant stay.
We took two seats that looked nice (picture from our seats)
That looks well-stocked to me!
A multi-time-zone clock
After having had something to drink (me a bitter lemon of course), we went to take showers. We were each given shower rooms, and it was very nice.
They also have a bath room, with a nice big tub, which I saw but didn’t get a picture of.
By this time, my clock was probably going backwards. Or something like that.
But I decided that I have to force myself to eat something, so I went to see the buffet:
That’s cheese, by the way
Wasn’t hungry so didn’t take anything, but instead sat down and took a look at the lounge menu:
For some reason, the LH logo is red on these scans, but I can assure you that it wasn’t that way on paper. I decided to order a “Selection of sorbets”, which was very, very good.
That’s the entrance
I’m sure this was my 50th bitter lemon
Cigar room. There was a guy obsessively smoking cigars in there. Oh and talking on his phone at the same time.
Large selection of newspapers
The restaurant room
A very nice lounge, but soon enough, it was time to leave, as we still had to leave security and clear it again for the LOT flight.