Trip Report: Lufthansa FRA Senator Lounge and Economy Class FRA-VLC
Coming in from Shanghai, our plane landed at the C gates of Lufthansa’s Terminal 1. I’d never been there before, and felt like I’d arrived at the wrong airport. My flights to/from Spain and to/from the US almost always park at the A or Z gates, which in reality is the same concourse only the latter is upstairs from the former. Only once or twice have I flown from the B gates, which involves a surprisingly cumbersome stairs plus long hallway combination. The C gate my plane parked at, on the other hand, involved an extremely lengthy walk just to get to an intra-terminal train, and then it was two stops to arrive at the A/Z gates. I’d never known there was a train in Terminal 1!
Immigration check was thankfully very swift, and I had just a bit of time to sneak into the Schengen-zone Senator Lounge. Unlike my usual Lufthansa-United or United-Lufthansa connections where I have 4 or 5 hours in Frankfurt, Lufthansa-Lufthansa connections are timed to be very swift, so I didn’t have that much time.
There is always time for their always impressive dessert spread! This picture doesn’t even show their separate selection of puddings and mousses. I don’t know why I like their pastries so much!
For a light dinner, I had a breaded and fried chicken patty (the chicken was kind of a formed patty, a la Chicken McNugget), gratin potatoes (very rich and delicious), chickpea curry, and green chicken curry.
This continued with a celeriac soup…
… and how could I not finish the dinner with multiple desserts! I sampled a caramel pudding (a bit sweet), a delicious soft almond bar, and cookie that had some nice caramelized toffee bits and nuts, but I think it also had some raisins in it. And overall the cookie was a bit too crunchy for me, and I didn’t finish it in the end.
Then it was finally time to board my flight to Valencia - the same one arriving close to midnight, which I often take when connecting from an evening flight from California.
On this flight, I gladly accepted two drinks - apple juice and water - but I saved my sandwich for breakfast, since I really couldn’t stomach another bite after my little feast in the Senator Lounge. There was a choice between “beef” or cheese. The beef was actually pastrami, and there was an egg salad spread, all between rye bread.
Between the lounge and the inflight catering, I’m always well fed on Lufthansa.