November 2, 2015

Review: Air France-KLM Lounge, T2D Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

Summer Trip Flying EVA Air Business Class on 777 & Hello Kitty Jet, Singapore Airlines Suites & Cathay Pacific First Class

Last summer, I travelled to the Philippines for the 70th birthday celebration of my father. It was a very short visit since I needed to be back home for work. I've always wanted to try EVA Air's Hello Kitty Jet so I booked my flight from Stockholm to Fukuoka using Avianca Lifemiles. From Fukuoka, I flew on a budget carrier to Tokyo, and from Tokyo I flew on Singapore Airlines Suites to Singapore, and then first class to Manila using my Kris Flyer Miles. On my way back to Stockholm, I flew on Cathay Pacific First Class and Finnair Business Class using my AA Advantage Miles. This trip allowed me to test EVA Air Hello Kitty, Singapore Suites and Cathay Pacific First Class all for the first time and I couldn't be more satisfied.


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EVA Air Royal Laurel Class, London-Bangkok
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EVA Air Royal Laurel Class, Bangkok-Taipei
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EVA Air The Infinity Lounge Taipei (TPE)
EVA Air Premium Laurel Class Hello Kitty Jet, Taipei-Fukuoka
Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk
ANA Suite Lounge Satellite 5 T1 Tokyo Narita (NRT)
Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Class, Tokyo-Singapore
Singapore Airlines The Private Room, Changi Airport (SIN)
Singapore Airlines First Class, Singapore-Manila
Top Attractions in the Philippines
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge, NAIA (MNL)
Cathay Pacific Business Class, Manila-Hongkong
Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge, Hongkong (HKG)
Cathay Pacific The Wing First Class Lounge, Hongkong (HKG)
Cathay Pacific First Class, Hongkong-Frankfurt
Air France-KLM Lounge, Frankfurt (FRA)
Finnair Business Class, Frankfurt-Helsinki
Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa
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Air France-KLM Lounge, Frankfurt Airport

Date of visit: July 15, 2015

Location:  Terminal 2 Area D, Level 2 after security
Access:  Business Class passengers flying on Air France, Finnair, Icelandair, etc
Opening hours:  Daily from 5:45am to 8:30pm

Air France-KLM Lounge Frankfurt Airport reception

Seating

Air France-KLM Lounge Frankfurt Airport seating

Air France-KLM Lounge Frankfurt Airport seating                                                                                 

Air France-KLM Lounge Frankfurt Airport seating

Air France-KLM Lounge Frankfurt Airport seating

Dining

Air France-KLM Lounge Frankfurt Airport buffet area

Air France-KLM Lounge Frankfurt Airport buffet area

Air France-KLM Lounge Frankfurt Airport buffet area

Air France-KLM Lounge Frankfurt Airport fridge with coldcuts, fruits and yogurt

Air France-KLM Lounge Frankfurt Airport self serve bar

Air France-KLM Lounge Frankfurt Airport soup

Air France-KLM Lounge Frankfurt Airport dining area

Air France-KLM Lounge Frankfurt Airport dining area

Reading Materials

Air France-KLM Lounge Frankfurt Airport newspapers and magazines

CONCLUSION

After having shower at the Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge (which was perfect after my Cathay Pacific Flight from Hongkong in First Class) I headed directly to the Air France-KLM Lounge. The lounge is located in Area D close to where the Finnair flight was departing from. As far as I know, one can also use the Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge since it's a One World Lounge but since I have already visited it in the past, I went directly to the Air France-KLM Lounge. I thought this lounge was actually very nice and the food on the buffet was impressive as they also had soup and cold buffet. The space is definitely much bigger than the Iberia VIP Lounge located next to this lounge. The only thing that was missing was a toilet although there is one located outside the lounge. In case you are flying on a One World operated flight from Terminal 2, I recommend visiting the Cathay Pacific Lounge first as it is the best lounge among the four lounges in my opinion, followed by JAL and the Air France Lounge, and lastly the Iberia VIP Lounge.