Good news coming from Lufthansa today as their very own First Class Terminal Twitter account has notified customers that they’ll be back coming September 1, 2021 after a very long hiatus.
The First Class Terminal (FCT) was closed during the entire cause of the pandemic which is now well over a year long and there have even been rumors it might never return.
Finally however the FCT is going to open it’s doors again in 3 weeks. From previous conversations Lufthansa top management mentioned that the Terminal would reopen as soon as a regular schedule to North America will be available again, meaning access to European customers who are currently impacted by the U.S. travel ban.
While nothing to that nature has been announced by the U.S. government as of yet (Canada is planning to open up after the first week of September) Lufthansa now sees the time fit to open it’s most sought after lounge facility again:
Finally! We are delighted to announce that Lufthansa‘s FCT will reopen on September 1st.
We are counting down the days to welcome you back „home“. ❤️🥳🍾#WeAreBack #FirstClassTerminal #Lufthansa #WelcomeHome pic.twitter.com/9nsJZdysqY
— First Class Terminal (@Lufthansa_FCT) August 5, 2021
Passengers will even be able to pick up a limited item which is most likely one of their signature rubber ducks that are coveted by premium flyers worldwide, at least those who have a taste for little rubber toys.
Access to the FCT will remain limited to LH Group First Class guests including connection flights on the same itinerary as well as HON Circle members on a LH Group flight.
The Lufthansa Lounge in Frankfurt is also accessible with an American Express Centurion Card.
The ongoing rumor mill of the First Class Terminal going away is almost as old as the rumor that Lufthansa will eventually abandon First Class service altogether. It certainly makes for good discussions but it gets old with the time.
Lufthansa First Class Terminal is finally reopening in three weeks time on September 1st and people are getting excited. Mostly HON Circle members though as First Class is rather limited at the moment.
I always argued that for First Class to go away completely the company has to be prepared to take a massive cut in business, not because First Class is such a huge selling point but because it’s a magnet for overall sales such as tickets in Business Class, the bread and butter of each airline.
Miles&More members like the aility to upgrade to First Class and top level executives as well as wealthy individuals also enjoy their First Class flights. Germany is still a very conservative country when it comes to spending money and status symbols, I personally think that Lufthansa management knows full well that the paying elite level of customers won’t like it at all when they take away their favorite toys and that would have an avalanche impact on the sales of other travel classes should passengers start to abandon the airline altogether as a result of F-Cl. being cut.