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Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The planning & changes – Part 1
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: Outbound from South Bend – Part 2
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The Westin Chicago & UBER Black & SUV – Part 3
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: Outbound from Chicago & United Global 1st lounge Chicago O’Hare International Airport – Part 4
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The brand new and amazing Boeing 747-8 & 1st class seating & experience – Part 5
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The 1st class terminal in Frankfurt – Part 6
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: A Porsche ride & domestic business class – Part 7
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: Outbound from Gothenburg Sweden & business class to Munich Germany- Part 8
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: A Mercedes ride and the 1st class lounge in Munich – Part 9
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The Airbus A330 & 1st class experience – Part 10
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: An overnight in Toronto Canada at the SPG Four Points by Sheraton – Part 11
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge- Part 12
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: United business class back to Chicago & South Bend Indiana – Part 13
Lufthansa 1st class to Sweden: Final thoughts & Delta comparison – Part 14
THIS! This is just about as #AVgeek kool as you can get. A building that is a lounge. A lounge very few ever go to or even know exists. This is a “destination” you can spend most of a day at and that is just what we were about to do.
This was our second trip to the 1st class terminal. It is simple to find. You just walk out of baggage claim (yes, out of the airport), turn left, walk for about 2 minutes and you will see what you see above. Take the elevator up and you are there.
You will be warmly greeted and the attendant may or may not keep your passport. You will then have free use of the lounge until your next flight but more on that later.
To me, the best spot, is the Panasonic “rocking” chairs. Oh my. If you can put into your mind the perfect nap location this is it. These things gently rock you as they play music. If you can stay awake in these there is something wrong with you. A perfect way to catch up on some missed sleep from the flight. Well that and a cup of tea and a mimosa – sure why not!
After a short nap it was time for breakfast. There is a nice buffet or you can order off the menu. I went for the buffet.
My wife did the same and finished off the meal with a coffee.
After breakfast (and another short nap in the chairs from heaven) it was time to get cleaned up with a quick shower. I oped not to go for a bath but did get some 1st class ducks from the attendant.
Time for lunch. Lunch also offered a nice spread. Salad and appetizers first.
As well as many light other choices for sandwiches etc.
They even had, in addition to the normal lunch menu, special world cup menu choices. I decided to stay with what the club is known for, that is, the Schnitzel.
Well I should say after a light appetizer of shrimp I ordered the Schnitzel.
It did not disappoint and was quite good. The only things I am on the fence about is the “warm” potato salad. I guess in my American head it should be cold or hot. It was still nummy so just a personal gripe.
I did not have room at this point for desserts but there were many choices.
Well how about a tiny custard dessert. OK. That can fit someplace. It was nice, but was lemon filled. I am not a fan of lemon. If you love lemon I am sure it was a home run. I ate around the lemon!
Lastly there is a very stocked bar. I am more of a red wine kind of guy, but there is anything you can want for.
Got a sweet tooth? Yeah they got that covered too. In spades!
Then it was at last time to go to our next flight, the regional domestic business class up to Gothenburg. A new attendant found us since we had been there during the shift change. We were escorted downstairs to passport control and our Porsche ride to our next flight, but more on that in the next part of the trip report! – René
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