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LH F Class Terminal FRA
I will be flying from SFO to LHR tomorrow in LH F class, with a 3-4 hr layover in FRA.
To access the F Class terminal, will I need to retrieve checked bags and clear customs? Would I need to regardless of accessing the terminal or staying “local”? I believe I will need to exit the airport and walk there, correct?
Once at LHR, I probably clear customs again for the UK?
Any advise, tips, or warnings?
You won’t need to retrieve checked bags, but whether or not you need to exit the airport depends on if you arrive at a remote stand or not.
You don’t have to clear European immigration if you’re just transiting, but if you arrive at a gate then yes, you’d have to exit the airport (entering Europe) in order to get to the FCT.
You’ll clear immigration and customs on arrival in the UK regardless.
More here: [URL]https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/01/17/lufthansa-first-class-terminal-access/[/URL]
After reading the review, is it “worth” clearing customs, and trekking to the F class terminal, when Lucky states the only real difference is being driven to the next flight? I know everyone would value this differently, but if we’re looking for good food, bath/shower, and a nap for my wife, should we just remain in the terminal? Are the air-side terminal lounges more crowded?
Is there a way of knowing the trend as to where LH455 usually parks?
Having just visited the FCT last week, I would try and get a longer layover and go there. I really enjoyed it. It was nice and quiet. Had breakfast, then a great nap in the day room, a shower, and then lunch (and a whiskey tasting) before my S class ride to my connecting flight. That being said, I think it’s worth visiting on a 3-4 hour layover. You’ll be the first off the plan and whether you’re driven to immigration or have to walk, you won’t wait long I expect. Then you just exit the terminal, turn left and it’s a 5 minute walk. You’ll definitely get driven to your connecting flight if you go to the FCT, but may not if you just visit the FC lounge.
Well you made it sound too easy not to. Our layover is 3.5hrs. Thanks!
yeah, it doesn’t take as long as it sounds like it should to get there!