I had the opportunity to redeem 70,000 Air Canada Aeroplan miles (transferred from American Express Membership Rewards) for a one-way first class trip on Lufthansa from Boston to Frankfurt. I had a great flight even though it was a very short trip. I had roughly two hours in Boston and 5 + hours in Frankfurt between connecting flight where I was able to check out the Lufthansa First Class Lounge in both airports.
The Lufthansa Lounge in Boston is listed as a Business Class, Senator, and First Class Lounge meaning anyone in business class on a Star Alliance flight, or with status on a Star Alliance airline has access to it. I was kind of surprised when I walked into the lounge to find it was quite small and crowded. I was expecting a separate section for First Class customers, but was happy to find a spot to relax for my layover.
There was a decent selection of food in the Boston lounge. I chose not to get anything since I knew the food service on board my flight was going to be really good. Even more impressive than the food spread in this small lounge was the beer, wine and liquor selection. There seemed to be something for everyone! I saw they had Paulaner beer, so reminiscing about Oktoberfest 2014 I grabbed one and settled in.
When it was time to board a representative came to the lounge and escorted me to the front of the boarding line and on to the plane. The Boston Lufthansa First Class Lounge was small yet cozy, and a perfectly good spot to spend for a short layover.
Frankfurt is the home airport for Lufthansa, so there are 15 different lounges in the MASSIVE Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa even has a First Class Terminal with Michelin Starred dining and complimentary chauffeured service in a Porsche from the Lounge straight to your gate. Since I was continuing my journey on British Airways, and there were multiple security checkpoints, I chose to stay in the A terminal’s Lufthansa First Class Lounge.
The lounge was spacious with plenty of seating and office space to work. There was a small restaurant in the back and a cigar and whiskey bar. Since I was visiting the lounge from 5:30 AM when they opened until about 10:45 I wasn’t in the mood to try the cigar and whiskey lounge.
There was a nice spread on the buffet. There was also a small menu you could order an omelette or eggs benedict. I stuck with the buffet and had some really good fresh orange juice and a couple cups of coffee.
After I had breakfast I went to check to see if I could get a shower room. After a short wait I was excorted to the shower suite, which didn’t disappoint. There was a very nice rain shower, and a bathtub as well! The toiletries were very nice by Etro.
Feeling refreshed I finished planning my posts for the rest of the year then decided it was time to leave the Lufthansa First Class Lounge and head over to the OneWorld terminal where my British Airways flight to London City Airport was leaving from. I checked out the Japan Airlines Lounge for a couple minutes then made my way to the gate.
This was a very nice lounge. The food was good, but not great. There was plenty of seating and I was able to stay comfortable and productive for my 5ish hour layover. I’m sure I would have enjoyed it more if I visited in the afternoon when it would be more appropriate to try the cigar and whiskey lounge, so I guess I’ll have to come back! I would also like to check out the first class terminal. I would say overall this lounge is better than most, but doesn’t beat the Cathay Pacific First Class lounges in Hong Kong.