After checking out of my hotel, I headed to the Frankfurt Germany airport for a flight back to the US. Since I’m flying Singapore Airlines business class, I had access to the Lufthansa Business Lounge in the Frankfurt airport in terminal B.
Singapore Airlines doesn’t operate any KrisFlyer Gold or SilverKris lounges in the Frankfurt Airport. However, business class customers flying on Singapore Airlines have access to Singapore partner airline lounges when flying first class or business class. Singapore Airlines is a member of Star Alliance. As a result, Singapore Airlines customers have access to Star Alliance affiliated lounges.
Although I didn’t expect the Lufthansa Business Lounge to be at the same level as the Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa or the Singapore Airlines SilverKris lounge in Singapore, I still expected a high quality lounge.
Multiple Lounge Options
Figuring out the correct Lufthansa lounge in the Frankfurt airport is harder than you might think. In the Frankfurt Airport, Lufthansa operates 13 lounges and a separate Lufthansa First Class Terminal. If that sounds confusing, see this Lufthansa lounge map for the Frankfurt Airport.
Lufthansa airport lounges fall into 4 main categories: a Welcome Lounge, a Business Lounge, a Senator Lounge, a First Class Lounge, and a First Class Terminal in the Frankfurt Airport.
The Lufthansa welcome lounge offers long haul over night customers access to a shower and a breakfast buffet. Access is limited to Lufthansa / Star Alliance Business or First Class customers with a same day intercontinental arrival ticket into Frankfurt. The Frankfurt Airport Lufthansa Welcome Lounge is located in Arrivals Area B. The Lufthansa Welcome Lounge spreads out over two floors in the Frankfurt airport.
The business lounges are the base level airport lounges offered by Lufthansa. These lounges are intended for business class customers, Lufthansa Miles & More elite members, or Star Alliance elite members. Lufthansa operates 7 Business Lounges at the Frankfurt Airport.
The Senator Lounges are intended for First Class customers or Miles & More elite members with higher tier status (Senator or Honor Circle Member / Star Alliance Gold). Senator Lounges tend to be larger than Business Lounges with nicer amenities. Lufthansa operates 4 Senator Lounges in the Frankfurt Airport.
First Class Lounge
Lufthansa’s First Class Lounges are restricted to customers flying first class or Lufthansa elite members holding top tier Honor Circle status with the Miles & More Program. First Class Lounges offer higher quality amenities than either the Business Lounge or the Senator Lounge. Lufthansa operates 2 First Class Lounges in the Frankfurt Airport.
First Class Terminal
The Frankfurt First Class Terminal offers an experience that closely rivals Etihad. My first class flight on Etihad included the Etihad Chauffeur Service, the Etihad Arrivals Lounge in Abu Dhabi, the Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa in Abu Dhabi, and the Etihad First Apartment first class flight. Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal in Frankfurt is only available to customers flying first class with Lufthansa or Swiss Airlines and leaving from the Frankfurt Airport.
I didn’t have access to the Lufthansa First Class Terminal on this trip, but I plan on experiencing it first hand on a future trip.
- Location: Frankfurt Germany International Airport Terminal B near gate 48.
- Hours: Open daily from 5am to 10pm.
- Cost: 25€ or $35 (for Lufthansa Business Lounges in the US).
- Free Access: First Class or Business Class on Lufthansa or a Star Alliance partner flight, Star Alliance Gold Card, Miles & More Senator Card, or Miles & More Honor Circle Card.
- How I Accessed: Business Class ticket with Singapore Airlines.
The Lufthansa Business Lounge was located one floor above the main gates in terminal B. Head towards gate 48 and look for the Lufthansa Business Lounge signs. The entrance is right next to a small bar. Immediately behind the bar is a long winding stair case into the 2nd floor lounge.
The lounge has a circular shape with views of the Frankfurt airport runway through large clear glass windows. Unfortunately the view was obstructed by a separate glass hallway that seemed to be off limits to everyone but airport security.
I arrived at the lounge during breakfast. Food options mainly consisted of various light pastries since it was early in the morning. The lounge offered a wide range of premium alcoholic and soft drinks.
The Business Lounge offered plenty of open space with multiple seating options. Newspapers were available in multiple languages from all of the major countries of the world. TV’s played newscasts from a number of different countries in multiple languages.
- Premium drink and food options.
- Large lounge with plenty of available seating.
- US and European style electrical outlets.
- Views partially obstructed by separate glass hallway.
The Lufthansa Business Lounge was solid. Multiple quality food and premium drink options were available. The lounge offered a large open space with no shortage of seating. If you have free access to the lounge or its available as part of your flight class, you should make sure to stop inside for a visit.