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Discussion in 'MUC | Munich Airport' started by Punki, Jun 29, 2011.
We will be flying out of Munich in first class on Lufthansa in late July.
What should we expect?
Well take a look at this Trip Report from SFO777:
Yes, there is one. You can look at some info here:
(can't provide a link to the actual page as it's got a bazillion parameters that probably wouldn't be "portable" across browser sessions)
There's also a useful thread in the LH forum that I am currently reading (as I am about the embark on a trip that will take me to that very lounge for the first time):
How timely... I am going to be on that same flight in a few days.
Have fun! Next year I'll be visiting FCL in FRA.. Will they take me when I arrive on LH but leaving on SQ?
Look in the MP wiki, I assembled all the lounges that LH has.
I would be surprised if they did. You could use the arrivals lounge, but departing on SQ may not grant you access. Have you asked LH?
The FCL works as an arrivals lounge, and accepts a same-day F boarding pass, even if an onward flight is not on an LH group airline. I went there off of a redeye on LX, connecting to LH at ZRH, connecting to AB at FRA (so not even a *A airline ).
The one thing you won't get is escorted/driven to your connecting flight, so I had to haul myself, filled with delicious food and scotch to T2 at FRA (AB's terminal) from the A gate FCL.
You could also use the LH arrivals lounge (F boarding pass admits you to it). I was originally planning to use that and was advised to just use the FCL- it's nicer, plus the arrivals lounge isn't really situated for connecting flights.
Or, one other option- LH does have the option of getting a dayroom at the Kempinski (FRA or MUC, I believe) for F passengers.
This link doesn't work on my computer.
Hmm... Not yet as this is a RTW..
Well thanks! Oh well.. Guess I'll try it next time round..
How weird.. It worked on both my mac and pc..
I didn't see it noted.. are there no showers in the MUC FCL?
From the LH site I linked to above:
Airport Munich - Franz Josef Strauss
Location Lufthansa First Class Lounge. Terminal 2, level 04 near to gate G21 and level 05 near to gate H21. Exclusive Lounge with numerous amenities like Gourmet Restaurant, Cigar Lounge, Jacuzzi and Limousine Service Point.
Opening hours daily: 5.00 am - 10.00 pm
Miles & More printer
Local magazines and newspapers
International magazines and newspapers
German magazines and newspapers
Thank you HMWT... not sure how I missed that, I must have gotten lazy and just stuck with the MP wiki =)
Thanks for the info, I've updated the Wiki to reflect showers in FC lounge at MUC.
Prepare to be surprised. They have a wonderful lounge in the Munich airport.
The MUC FCL is nice, but I find it a bit cramped, especially for the morning departures. Good luck finding a seat if you're leaving on a work day.
Sorry I didn't get this. How do you get to your gate from the FCT if they don't drive you? Isn't it a separate building? Is it a long walk?
Yes, you walk from the FCT to your departure gate (it could be a long walk, especially if you're in Terminal 2). LH only transports you from the FCT if you are departing on a LH Group flight (LH/OS/LX/LO). Since the post I was referring to talked about departing on SQ, they won't get the ride to their plane.
In Munich, the FCL (First Class Lounge) is located in the terminal and accessible from both concourses G (Schengen) and H (Non-Schengen). Passport control is in the lounge to make this possible- beside the door where you enter/exit from Non-Schengen.
Car service to the plane is available ONLY if you are on an LH/OS/LX/LO flight AND your flight has an apron departure position- if you are departing from a gate position you walk to the gate yourself (for example,LH long-haul).
As others have noted- it is a very nice lounge- at certain times of the day however it does get quite busy- for example if you are arriving in the morning and need a shower prior to your onward flight- book it immediately on arrival as there is often a queue.
Note that I was responding to someone asking about the FRA FCT, not the MUC FCL. This thread is getting rather confusing.
That is good advice almost anywhere. I have not waited more than 15 minutes for a shower at MUC. There seem always to be enough seats but the busy period is less sybaritic than it usually is. Still, MUC is one of the best transfer airports I know of. The lounge just makes it better.
Oops! Agreed about the confusing- I was thinking the reference was to the Thread Title. In all events- good to have the information in a good place.
Another thing that the first class lounge hade today was a yappy little dog that came very close to being strangled. The owner plopped himself down right in front of the TV set and wouldn't move, despite the fact that this yappy little rat threw a fit every time anyone else tried to walk into the area of the TV. Don't get me wrong, I love dogs, but I hate little dogs that make a lot of yappy noise in public places, especially in a place where you would expect some peace and quiet. I am praying that he is not on our flight. How could a dog go that long without making a smelly mess?
The owner looks like he has money, but obviously has absolutely no social skills. Oh well, I guess they will let anybody with a ticket into first class.
The food really is amazing. Their risotto is almost as good as mine which is saying a lot because I make the world's best risotto. Joe had scallops and lobster and they too were fabulous. I don't want to eat too much as I am saving up my appetite for the caviar and vodka. My very, very favorite!
You are correct- the ONE and only criteria is a ticket
Statistically speaking- in terms of a "normal distribution" a person with a ticket for First Class doesn't have any likelyhood as being different from any other passenger