Shower. Massage. Champagne. A Porsche to drive you to your plane.
All of these things are found at the best airport lounges in the world. The lounge visit is a crucial part of the travel experience for me, particularly when traveling internationally. There’s just something about having a quality meal, a few quality beverages, and a relaxing shower or massage that gets my mind right before I fly.
I get asked pretty frequently to talk about my favorite lounges in the world. I have not visited all of the great lounges out there but I’ve been to quite a few. Let’s take a look at my five favorite lounges and then I’ll tell you about some lounges I want to visit next.
Frankfurt Airport is famous for making no sense at all. Ah, you arrived in “Terminal B”? Well, walk seven kilometers to Terminal Z. Where’s Terminal Z? Go to Terminal A. On the other side of B. Now turn upside down, take a four or so, then upwally almost past frizzton and before you know it, somehow you’re…right back where you started. I don’t know what that last bit meant either. My tip for navigating the airside part of Frankfurt Airport is to just blindly follow the signs, don’t try to make sense of them. Many of you are in fact reading this while inside FRA hoping for that One Tip that will get you out. Sorry, don’t have it for you, but I’ll be by in the Spring and will be sure to say howdy. All of the above refers to the airside (i.e. past security) part of the airport. Landside is slightly less confusing. Slightly. On a recent trip I found myself in need of a room at FRA. There are many “Frankfurt Airport hotels” but only a few that are actually connected to the terminal. The rest require a surprisingly long shuttle ride. I had a fairly large amount of Hilton points sitting around and found out that both the Hilton Frankfurt Airport and the Hilton Garden Inn are connected to the terminal. Since I’d just be spending a quick night before departing for New York the next morning on Singapore Airlines, I took a 30,000 point redemption… read more