- Introduction: Christmas Markets in Germany via British Airways and Lufthansa First Class
- SkyTeam International Lounge, Vancouver International Airport
- Cathay Pacific Lounge, Vancouver International Airport
- British Airways Galleries Lounge, Vancouver International Airport
- British Airways First Class: Vancouver – London Heathrow Terminal 3
- British Airways Concorde Room: London Heathrow Terminal 5
- British Airways Club Europe: London Heathrow Terminal 5 – Munich
- Le Meridien Munich, Munich, Germany
- Christmas Markets in Munich, Germany
- DB Bahn Munich Hautbahnof – Hannover Hautbahnhof
- Novotel Hannover, Hannover, Germany
- Christmas Markets in Hannover, Germany – Part I
- Christmas Markets in Hannover, Germany – Part II
- Gedenkstatte Bergen-Bilsen Concentration Camp
- Christmas Markets in Celle, Germany
- Christmas Markets in Bremen, Germany
- Sheraton Hannover Pelikan, Hannover, Germany
- DB Bahn Hannover Hautbanhof – Munich Hautbahnhof
- Aloft Munich, Germany
- BMW Welt and Christmas Markets in Munich, Germany
- Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich Terminal 2 Satellite
- Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich Terminal 2 Main
- Lufthansa First Class: Munich – Los Angeles
- Westin Los Angeles Airport, Los Angeles, USA
- Star Alliance Business Lounge: Los Angeles International Airport
- Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 6
- Air Canada Business Class: Los Angeles – Vancouver
I was up and out the door at 6 AM today. When I tried to use the Nespresso coffee maker at the Aloft Munich, it somehow poured water all over the shelves. The result was that I couldn’t get food or drinks out of the room. I decided to skip the Aloft breakfast, despite having platinum breakfast coupons. It was so disappointing that I skipped it yesterday. I instead chose to have a better breakfast at the Lufthansa First Class Lounge.
In more irritating travel train transfers to the airport, I was struck by another train strike or similar other issue on the way to the airport. What was supposed to be a 40 minute ride from Muchen Hautbahnhof to Munchen Airport station, turned out to be 1 hr and 40 minutes door to door. There were no trains at the Hautbahnhoff airport train station. I had to take the S6 local train from Ostbahnhoff to get to Ostbahnhoff, where we were told to wait for the S8 train. Problem is, the train didn’t arrive. There was mass confusion on the platforms where I waited for about 200 of my new best friends. I contemplated getting an Uber but the fares to the airport had skyrocketed to 96EUR for the 30 minute drive due to surge pricing. We all got on board the train and were soon able to climb aboard.
Checking In to Lufthansa First Class:
I eventually made it to the airport arriving to the basement under the Airbrau. I crossed the Airbrau concourse to see where Christmas Market #7 was. It was closed to all business.
Heading inside, I checked in at the Lufthansa First Class check in. Surprisingly there was only a small line for check-in with just 2-3 people ahead. The First Class check-in is shared with Star Alliance Star Golds. It is therefore not exclusive to First Class, unlike the Lufthansa First Class Terminal.
I was promptly checked in and was able to get my connecting boarding pass on Air Canada from Los Angeles to Vancouver for the next day. I was directed to the First Class private security, which is located at the end of the main security screening line. The attendants didn’t pay much attention to the liquids, even though they were available. My deodorant stick was more interesting to the screeners.
I made it through at about 9: 15 AM. I had approximately 2. 25 hours until my flight, I took the tram over to the G concourse over to the Lufthansa Airlines First Class Lounge Satellite. It wouldn’t be Germany if it didn’t have a beautiful car at the secure end of the concourse.
The Lufthansa First Class Lounge:
The Lufthansa Munich Satellite lounge is the newest first class lounge at Munich airport, having opened in 2016. It was simple to find the signs and use the hidden elevator to get to the entrance.
“The Lufthansa Airlines First Class Lounge Satellite is easily the best First Class Lounge in Munich and possibly the best Lufthansa First Class Lounge in the system. It offers a cool, sleek experience with a minimum level of fuss and a maximum level of comfort”
I surrendered my passport as requested and entered the lounge. The lounge is rectangular with beautiful glass windows and most of the seating facing an L-shaped shape.
There was’t a lot of apron activity on the Satellite Terminal, with almost nothing to see from the lounge itself.
Food and Beverage with bar service:
I went straight for a breakfast in the restaurant area. Although the lounge was quiet when I arrived it slowly became crowded with people.
There was a great spread out for eating off the buffet. It looks great and fresh.
The bar was just off the dining area. It was impressive and well-stocked. The counter top was decorated with a small gingerbread house.
Also around the bar were heaps of bottles of wine on display. It was a wonderful selection.
The Satellite Terminal of the airport didn’t have too much plane activity, but there were a view things to look at while I waited.
Table Service a la carte dining:
I sat down and a host was around shortly thereafter. To start, I chose a Laurent Perrier Champagne Brut. It was perfectly chilled and cold. I took photos of the food and menu.
There was also a great wine list with some more than reasonable choices.
I ended up with eggs benedict on salmon. I was surprised that it came as a single Benny. Benny is normally served in pairs. Although I could have asked for more, I knew I would end up being stuffed onboard.
While I was finishing up, the host brought around a bottle of Taittinger Comtes de Blanc champagne; which is my favourite champagne . The host brought it to me, but it was not on the menu. It was so delicious, I’ll admit I accepted a second glass of it when offered.
“Time spent in a Lufthansa First Class Lounge is time well spent”
I also picked up a Christmas duck and a Global Traveler magazine from the extensive magazine rack.
The Bottom Line:
When it came time to leave, I cleared customs in the lounge, and headed a different elevator down to H gates along with a separate train back to the main building in the international zone. This offering didn’t offer me the option, but I was allowed to leave. This was great because it made my travel much more enjoyable and safer. The Lufthansa Munich First Class satellite lounge is better than the other First Class lounges. It was very comfortable and a great way to get ready for a flight.
I’m Michelle, and I love to travel. As a former hotel expert for one of the world’s largest hotel chains, I’ve stayed in nearly every type of room imaginable (including many that were not so desirable!). Nowadays, I am fortunate enough to be able to explore the world on my own terms. From international flights to learning different languages, there is nothing too far out of reach!