Typically when I fly from the B Gates at Frankfurt Airport (FRA), I love opting for the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge. However, there are of course also options provided by the locally dominating Lufthansa Group around. One of them is the Lufthansa Senator Lounge. Here is my view about the exclusive hang-out by the German airline.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge Frankfurt B-Gates – Location & Access
The Lufthansa Senator Lounge at the Frankfurt (FRA) B-Gates is located close to gate B42. This especially means that you are in the area of non-Schengen flights. If you depart from the Schengen part of that pier, B1 to B19, you might use this lounge (if you have a valid passport), but you have to get back landside thereafter and go back through security. This might be extremely bothersome. Unfortunately, there is no B Schengen Lounge by Lufthansa (not even a Business Class Lounge, so that you have to use the A facilities and transfer through the transit tunnel. The lounge is located above the gate area, so that you go there by stairs, escalator or elevator.
The lounge is majorly reserved for Lufthansa Senator status members and Star Alliance Gold members flying on a Star Alliance service on that day. You may also use the lounge if you are a HON Circle Member or fly on a First Class flight. However, there is also a Lufthansa First Class Lounge at the B Gates, which might be more suitable. In case you have significant time, the First Class Terminal is a lovely experience. There are also some other collaborations which grant you access to the Lufthansa Senator Lounge, e.g. with non-Star Alliance Airlines or for American Express Platinum Card holders.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge Frankfurt B-Gates – Atmosphere
While other Lufthansa Lounges (including the A Gate Senator Lounge in Frankfurt) often feel being rather packed, the B-Gate Senator Lounge is typically bearable. Most of the pictures have been taken on an early weekend flight, but as the lounge is rather large, it feels enjoyable. There are different areas, from relax seats to work desks. There is plenty of tables, which allow you to dine or chat with a colleague, customer or friend. However, especially in that bistro seating area, the distribution of power outlets could be improved. The work desk area even comes with U.K. and US style outlet layouts. During the time of my visit, there was still a designated First Class cabin area due to First Class Lounge closure.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge Frankfurt B-Gates – Food & Drink
The pictures you see below are (obviously) taken from a breakfast service. The selection of items is actually quite nice. The lounge might also profit from its size, so that you also have a rather high consumption of drinks and food and thus can / have to offer a rather wide range of items. Also for services provided later during the day, Lufthansa has definitely improved the culinary lounge profile.
The selection of drinks is rather nice as well. You won’t find champagne, but a rich and solid offer of wines, spirits and mixers.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge Frankfurt B-Gates – Services
The lounge features lockers (also for valuables, toilets and showers. The sanitary area is fine and typically quite well maintained. A special feature of this B Gate Lounge is the Senator Spa, which allows you to have a brief massage and other treatments before your flight. I actually like the idea, but the prices are rather high.
The staff is typically quite nice. Sometimes, there is some sort of German directness. Your eligibility to enter the lounge is already checked at gate area level before you head upstairs into the lounge itself.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge Frankfurt B-Gates – My View
The B-Gates Senator Lounge is definitely one of my favorite Lufthansa places. I still prefer the atmosphere and design of Air Canada’s peer more or less just across the same area, but the lounge is a really nice place to hang out before a flight. The service has significantly improved during recent years as well. The Senator Spa is unfortunately close to a rip-off.
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