A Second Trip Through Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal in Frankfurt

Friday, March 28, 2008

The First Class Terminal is eminently walkable from the Sheraton, although it did involve being outside on a rather crisp morning. Back across the passenger bridge to Terminal 1, downstairs to the arrivals level, to the very end of Hall A and out by the hotel shuttle pickup we just continued walking against the direction of vehicle traffic and there was the First Class Terminal, lower level.

We buzzed the entrance and someone came down to meet us and let us in. Back up the elevator and through ever-so-polite security, and now I’m ensconced in here a bit before 8am with a bloody mary in hand.

Here’s a view outside the terminal, where staff were washing the cars:

We arrived a full 5.5 hours before flight time, but figured it was better to hang out here than across the way at the Sheraton. Since we already ate a small breakfast in the Sheraton lounge, we didn’t partake of the breakfast buffet.

Breakfast Buffet

Free range eggs
Scrambled eggs / boiled eggs / ham & eggs (5 minutes)

Crispy bacon / grilled ham / sausages

Baked beans / mashed potatoes

Asian Breakfast
Selection of Asian breakfast specialties

from the DO & CO bakery

white bread
Baguette / Tuscany style sour dough bread / rolls / ciabatta / melba toast / home made Demei-Brioche

brown bread
Whole wheat bread / Pumpernickel / Finn Crisp

White / whole wheat toast

freshly baked
Selection of home made Danish pastries

Plain / banana / blueberry
Maple syrup

coffee / tea / hot chocolate
American coffee
Espresso / cappuccino / café latte
Wide choice of tea
Hot DEMEL chocolate

We waited until lunch, and went over for the buffet and sit down service.

Buffet and Specials

Consomme with vegetables
Creamy broccolisoup
Tim Ka Gai – Thai chickensoup with coconut mile fresh cilantro and chili

Local Special
Bavarian “Leberkase” – creamy potato salad / brezel / mustard

“Wiener Schnitzel” – accompanied with potato / cucumber cabbage salad

Steak & Salad
Seared fillet of beef – eggplant salad / crispy rosemary chips

Indian Butter Chicken – saffrom basmati rice
Grilled “Loup de mer” – cardamom relish crushed potatoes with aubergines

Penne con pomodori secchi – rocket / pines / sun-dried tomatoes, shaved parmesan


Antipasti (cold)
Veal with tuna sauce
Grilled vegetables
White eggplane puree
Arugula with cherry tomatoes
Shallots with aged balsamic vinegar
Buffalo mozzarella
Parmesan / Manchego
Prosciutto di Parma
Jamon Iberico / Pata Negra
Grilled green asparagus

Tapas (warm)
Calamares fritos / fried baby calarmari
Alcachofas fritas / fried artichokes
Albondigas / meatballs in tomato sauce
Gambas a la plancha / fried prawns

Smoked Salmon
Scottish smoked salmon – Loch Fyne – horseradish cream / cream cheese / toast or bagel

DO & CO’s Mousse au chocolat
Chili Chocolate & Coconut Crème Brulee
Green Tea Tiramisu
Ginger Chocolate Cake
Mango Lime Cocktail
Wasabi Ice Cream
Fresh fruit salad
DO & CO’s Berry ragout
Viennese apple strudel
Selection of Sorbets
Austrian style chocolate soufflé
Vanilla ice cream with warm chocolate sauce

Because it was so good the first time around, we both ordered another wienerschnitzel. We also ordered an extra small portion of the Leberkase to share.

About 30 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure, our PA came over to let us know that our flight had just posted a 45 minute delay and that she would be returning for us. The 45 minute delay stretched to 60 minutes, and so an hour or so later we were collected and taken downstairs to pick up our passports at the private passport control and then to our waiting driver for the ride to the plane in a Porsche.

We boarded about 15 minutes prior to re-scheduled takeoff.

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  1. This is too cool.. I’d rather have the S500 Mercedes drive me plane-side but I’ve seen many a F passenger get picked up/dropped off as me and the rest of the plebeians board the people mover buses.. hope to pass through the FC lounge myself before it becomes too old and dated

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