Introduction: Pulling Off A Very Special Surprise Trip
Review: St. Regis New York
How I Pulled Off A Surprise Trip… Sort Of
Review: Air Serbia Business Class A330 New York To Belgrade
Review: Aman Sveti Stefan Montenegro
Review: Dining At Aman Sveti Stefan
Review: Shangri-La Paris
Review: Lufthansa Lounge Paris Airport
Review: Lufthansa First Class 747-8 Frankfurt To Los Angeles
Our last night/morning in Paris was rather exciting, as I had to change our Lufthansa flight twice as Ford spent the early morning in the ER (everything was fine in the end, but it was an exciting morning nonetheless).
We were on an 11:25AM flight from Paris to Frankfurt, and got to Charles de Gaulle Airport at around 10AM. CDG is such a cluster, and we headed straight to Terminal 1, Satellite 6, where Lufthansa departs from. After going through the hamster tubes (if you’ve departed the airport you know what I’m talking about) and most poorly designed moving walkways ever, we were airside in Satellite 6. On the plus side, security was super quick, and we were through in just a few minutes.
Terminal 1 Satellite 6 is pretty terrible. The terminal is tiny, yet has quite a few flights departing from it. So crossing through the terminal can be a bit of a challenge when a flight is boarding.
After going through security we turned right and walked to the end of the terminal.
Then we turned right and took the elevator down a level, which is where the Lufthansa Lounge is located.
The lady at the desk wasn’t especially friendly. She didn’t say a word as we entered, and after scanning our boarding passes pointed us towards the Business Lounge. When she did I said “we are connecting in first class to Los Angeles, can’t we use the Senator Lounge?”
She rudely responded with “Why does it matter? The lounges are the same.”
Now, while I agree that Lufthansa doesn’t do enough to differentiate their Senator Lounges and Business Lounges, that’s a rather ridiculous response to someone asking to use the lounge they’re entitled to use. I would have responded with “I’d ask you the same question then,” but figured that wouldn’t get me anywhere. So instead I said “I’m sorry, are we not allowed to use that lounge?” She sighed, and then told us we could use the Senator Lounge.
This entire lounge is a bit of a dungeon, given that it’s underground with no natural light. Inside the entrance and to the left was a business center with a row of desks.
Past that were a couple of sitting area with leather loungers.
The ones towards the back of the lounge were facing a TV, which had the volume turned up quite loud.
In the back section of the lounge was the self serve food and drink area, which had some high-top seating, dining tables, and also some tables set up along a booth.
Lufthansa is a remarkably consistent airline — as you’d expect from the Germans, I suppose — so the lounge interiors and food & drink selection are remarkably similar everywhere. I’ll let the pictures of the breakfast spread speak mostly for themselves.
Then in terms of drinks, there was a coffee machine, a liquor selection, two beer taps, a soda fountain, and bottled water and juice.
Overall while the food and drink selection were fine, the lounge is a dark dungeon, so it’s not an especially nice place to pass time. I’d note that there’s also a Star Alliance Lounge in Terminal 1 which I guess we could have used, but it’s before security. Given what a crazy morning it had been, we just wanted to get past security as quickly as possible and be done with, which is why we used the Lufthansa Lounge.
I won’t be reviewing the Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Paris, as it was the same as all other Lufthansa intra-Europe flights. The seats were uncomfortable (just economy with a blocked middle seat), the service was friendly, and the snack was, um….
Lufthansa Senator Lounge Paris bottom line
While the lounge is better than the horrible satellite terminal out of which Lufthansa departs, that’s about the only good thing I can say about it. The lounge is a bit of a dungeon with no natural light, and has a similar spread to most other Lufthansa Senator Lounges. Given the choice, I’d definitely use the Star Alliance Lounge instead.