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Lufthansa First Class Terminal access

Lufthansa First Class Terminal access

  1. JimR

    Hi Lucky,

    Looking to book an award ticket IAD > FCO (via FRA). IAD>FRA is in LH first, and based on historical availability, it appears that FRA>FCO will only be available in economy. Will I be able to access the FCT? I understand access is granted if continuing journey is in highest available class, but am unclear whether I’ll have FCT access if FRA>FCO is only available in economy, as opposed to business. LH website reads:

    (1) Access to the First Class Terminal at Frankfurt Airport is only possible with a confirmed same-day departing First Class flight on Lufthansa or SWISS.

    Can you confirm access rules if inbound flight is First and same-day outbound flight is Economy?

    Thanks!

  2. TexasFlyer

    No access whatsoever in this case. LH tries to limit FCT access by blocking intra-European award space in business class, a known issue for years. Paid travel automatically books into business though, if FCT access is important consider a paid ticket instead.

  3. David W

    I was under the impression that access is granted if you arrived on LH F and had a same day connection on LH, LX or OS.

    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/01/17/lufthansa-first-class-terminal-access/[/URL]

  4. JimR

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 30749, member: 29″]I was under the impression that access is granted if you arrived on LH F and had a same day connection on LH, LX or OS.

    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/01/17/lufthansa-first-class-terminal-access/[/URL][/QUOTE]
    Hi David,

    Thanks. That’s why I’m confused. The language from that post has me believe it’s possible when in economy, but the answer is in response to a question about connecting to Business class – hence the confusion and why I’m looking for help!

  5. Gaurav

    I think that was a mock question to illustrate a different class of travel. You should be OK.

  6. DeathChurch

    Hey folks, I also have a question about FCT access. If I book a flight from FRA-MUC-ORD with the FRA-MUC leg being Lufthansa business and then connect to Lufthansa first class for the MUC-ORD leg, do I get access to the FCT?

  7. David W

    Yes, if you have a same day connection.

  8. Anonymous

    [QUOTE=”TexasFlyer, post: 30748, member: 239″]No access whatsoever in this case. LH tries to limit FCT access by blocking intra-European award space in business class, a known issue for years. Paid travel automatically books into business though, if FCT access is important consider a paid ticket instead.[/QUOTE]

    This is not accurate.

  9. Anonymous

    Hi [USER=3137]@JimR[/USER] and [USER=3156]@DeathChurch[/USER], and welcome!

    As long as you have a same day connection to/from LH F, and are connecting to/from a LH group airline, you will be granted access. The class of service for the connection doesn’t matter.

  10. DeathChurch

    Thanks [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] and [USER=29]@David W[/USER] for the answers. The flight I’m thinking of taking goes FRA-MUC in business and then after about a two hour layover connects to first class on MUC-ORD with both flights being Lufthansa. Thanks for letting me know. I look forward to checking out the FCT!

  11. David W

    A 2 hour layover is kind of short for the FCT. It’s not in the main terminal and takes a bit of walking to get to so you’ll have a limited visit. Do enjoy it though!

  12. DeathChurch

    The two hour layover is in Munich. I’ll check out the FCT before the business class flight from FRA-MUC.

  13. David W

    Oh, whoops, my mistake!

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