Lufthansa Once Again Shuts Down Their Frankfurt First Class Lounge From Wednesday November 18, 2020

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Bad news for Lufthansa passengers who are usually eligible to use the First Class Lounge services as the airline will once again shut down it’s only remaining FCL facility in Terminal 1, A of Frankfurt Airport.

From Wednesday, November 18th forward the First Class Lounge will be closed and passengers have to utilize the remaining Senator- and Business Lounges at FRA (those that are open).

This is the second time Lufthansa is shutting down their First Class Lounges. After the first round of shutdowns the airline began to offer a very basic lounge service again at both Frankfurt and Munich Airport with one single lounge for all customers regardless of their status level.

Then later on the one FCL in T1 A reopened while the First Class Terminal remained closed as did the FCL in the B concourse.

You can access Lufthansa’s lounge policy website here to read about their current options.

Adapted product range: the product range in our lounges is being adapted to take into account the current restrictions. Our meal and beverage service, in particular, is affected by this and is either not available or only available to a very limited extent.

Reopening of the First Class Terminal, Frankfurt: we are currently working on reopening our First Class Terminal in Frankfurt – including the limousine service. The Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Terminal 1, Area A has already reopened.

*** Due to the recent change in Corona regulations in Germany we are not able to provide you with our catering service inside the lounge. ***

The upcoming closure is not reflected on the website yet but we were able to confirm this information first hand.

Conclusion

Lufthansa back and forth approach to the lounge opening and closure is really annoying. According to local regulations they aren’t able to serve any food or beverage at the lounge anyway so why not just leave the FCL open? It’s not like they’re saving a lot of money as the staff is being paid anyway.

No matter how many people are using the lounge per day, those guests with HON Circle status or First Class ticket are eligible to use it so to just shut it down unilaterally and saying “it ain’t worth it” is a rather drastic measure.

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