This is the sixth post in a series about my 2013 trip to Ibiza for the closing parties. Part of the free plane tickets were funded by the 40,000 point sign up bonus of the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. I redeemed 135,000 points for First Class flights from Miami to Ibiza on Lufthansa.
- Ibiza 2013: Part 1 – How I went to the 2013 Ibiza Closing Parties in First Class for $218
- Ibiza 2013: Part 2 – Lufthansa First Class Lounge in New York – JFK
- Ibiza 2013: Part 3 – Lufthansa First Class New York to Munich on an A-330
- Ibiza 2013: Part 4 – The Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Munich
- Ibiza 2013: Part 5 – Back to the White Isle
- Ibiza 2013: Part 6 – The Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt
- Ibiza 2013: Part 7 – Lufthansa Old First Class Frankfurt to Toronto on an A-340
- Ibiza 2013: Part 8 – The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge
In the points and miles world, the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt is the stuff of legends. A whole separate terminal at the airport restricted to just First Class passengers. And not just any first class passengers: Only Lufthansa First Class passengers. A place where unicorns roam freely and mermaids serve you drinks out of a conch shell. Well, maybe I am exaggerating a bit there, but it is awesome. Let’s start with the building itself which is completely separate from the main terminal.
You can either enter at the dedicated drop off area on the top floor, or walk over like I did from the main terminal and enter on the bottom level then take the elevator up. As soon as you get there, someone quickly approaches you, confirms your Lufthansa First Class status and gets your personal concierge for your time in the FCT. At this time, they will take your checked baggage and lead you through a dedicated metal detector before you enter the terminal. My first stop was the sleeping area for a nap since I arrived right when the terminal opened at 5:30 AM and I was still a bit worn from Ibiza.My flight didn’t leave until 2:15 PM so I had time for a couple of hours nap before my flight left. My next stop was a relaxing soak in the bathtubs they provide in their shower rooms (yes, they have bathtubs in the airport lounge).They had an assortment of Etro products to choose from to make your soak and / or shower a pampered life.I was upset to find out that they were out of the signature Lufthansa Rubber Duckies that come when you reserve one of the bathrooms with a tub. They did have a nice selection of past duckies that my friend Scott would love.I then took a stroll around the terminal and checked out the extensive amenities. My first stop was the cigar lounge.
There was a nice selection of complimentary stogies.The lounge was very comfortable and had all sort of chairs that you could lounge in depending on your mood.
I started with an excellent Bloody Mary from the attentive bartender.I was a bit hungry at this point so I decided to try their sit down complimentary dining that was available. They had an Oktoberfest special going on.You could also order from a comprehensive menu.I decided to just roam around the buffet and see what looked good.
The freshly shaved pork was particularly yummy.For drinks they had a comprehensive water bar. Yes this is a whole bar of different types of water from around the world.If you wanted something a little stronger they also had an area devoted to other liquors including a ton of different whiskies.After I ate, I still had a few hours to relax before my flight and have a few beverages.
I have a pretty big sweet tooth so I was happy to see all sorts of candies spread out through the terminal.If you needed to get some work done or check your Facebook, they had private offices available with computers.They had these things called “PowerKiss” that you could get for your phone to wirelessly charge it on any of the tables around the lounge.I found these amazing rocking massage chairs and was in heaven.
Just when I got comfortable in this chair, an attendant came up to me and asked for my passport so he could go get my immigration stamps and he offered me some champagne. Ummmm, I don’t mind if I do! He brought back my passport when it was time to board and took me downstairs to the limousine department for my Mercedes ride over to my waiting plane.
I have to admit that the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt surpassed all of my expectations. This is truly a different way to fly and now that I have experienced it, I want more! 🙂 If this sounds like something you would enjoy (and really who wouldn’t enjoy this) then why not apply for the Chase Sapphire Preferred today and get 40,000 points as a sign on bonus?
In our final article, I will review the First Class flight home on Lufthansa that was in their old first class seating.