There’s no shortage of Airport Lounges in Frankfurt International Airport. Newly installed in April 2018, the Primeclass Lounge Frankfurt gives a new flavor and style to the Frankfurt Airport Lounges collection.
Here’s a review of it!
Primeclass Lounge Frankfurt Location
Frankfurt Primeclass Lounge is in the non-Schengen Terminal 2, Transit E. It’s not far from the passport and immigration station by Gate E8, adjacent to the Cathay Pacific Lounge and Emirates Lounge.
If you are not familiar with European airports, be aware of the complexity of Schengen and non-Schengen areas.
You may end up getting through long lines of immigration and passport control, which can be problematic for limited Schengen visa holders.
Primeclass Lounge Frankfurt Access
Primeclass Lounge is one of Frankfurt’s Priority Pass lounge options.
The easiest and cheapest way to access this Frankfurt first class lounge is with a Priority Pass. Priority Pass also allows you to enter more than 1200 other airport lounges around the world.
If you don’t have access to a Priority Pass lounge in Frankfurt, you can purchase a three-hour pass to the lounge for 30 Euro. There is no charge for children under six.
Primeclass Lounge hours are 6 AM to 10:30 PM.
You will need to present your airport lounge membership, as well as your same-day boarding pass.
The main desk staff was extremely friendly and helpful when I checked in. This Priority Pass Lounge in Frankfurt accepted my membership card with no issues.
Primeclass Lounge Frankfurt Layout
The main desk foyer is a welcoming room with brick walls and glass lockers. Your eyes will immediately go to the bright red lounging sofa to the right side of the foyer – you won’t miss this showy furniture!
Primeclass Lounge Frankfurt has an open design concept, and there are no partition walls for privacy. On one side, the wall opens up floor to ceiling. It overlooks the Skytrain platform and a busy highway in the distance.
It may not be an appealing view, but it serves its main function to allow natural light into the main lounge area.
Inside the main room, you can find several seating options. The furniture choices are tastefully eclectic, with European-designed sofas, chairs, and tables, along with warm carpet and wall paneling.
These look great against the brick wall and gray food bar countertop!
Wall paneling is an interesting component of the Primeclass Lounge Frankfurt. Its main design is a pineapple theme. You can find a few pineapple decorations throughout the lounge area: food bar, main desk, and the drink bar.
Traditionally, pineapple is the universal symbol of welcoming guests.
There’s a television room that fits a few guests. These have more comfortable sofas for guests who want to watching a program on TV (if the TVs are on!)
The highlight of the Primeclass Lounge Frankfurt is the tastefully designed main bar.
It has tall floor-to-ceiling windows, and illuminates the bottles and glass arrangements that are offered for guests.
Food and Drink at the Primeclass Lounge
I visited the Primeclass Lounge in the early morning, and it offered breakfast during my stay.
For breakfast, there’s only one hot food option – scrambled eggs.
Yogurt cups, as well as salami and cheese slices, and cold sandwich bites are some of the main food options. You can also get German type pretzels and hearty bread rolls from the basket.
My favorite was the pineapple jam and Nutella spread, which is a rare offering in any airport lounge. There’s also a few selections of cookies and other sweets, like brownie bites, muffins, pralines, and wafers – even at breakfast for your morning coffee!
There’s a note to remind customers that you can request any allergy information from the staff.
Hot and Cold Drinks
For alcoholic drinks, head out to the main bar which offers typical hard liquor and cocktails. You can find some of the more common brand names, such as Baileys, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Martini, and Smirnoff here.
For beer, it is self-serve. You can grab bottled German beer – Krombacher Pils and Weisen – from the drink cooler below the food counter.
For non alcoholic drinks, you’ll find Coca Cola products, as well as Schweppes Tonic Water in bottles. All are inside the cooler below the counter.
I love the detox water label, which contains lemons and mint leaves in a big glass jug.
For a hot beverage, there’s a coffee machine for latte macchiatos, cappuccinos, and tea options.
Primeclass Lounge Frankfurt Amenities
Although it is a small lounge with a capacity of 70 guests, Primeclass Lounge offers a respectable amenities for customers.
Frankfurt Airport offers free Wi-Fi that is fast, reliable, and covers the whole airport area.
Primeclass Lounge doesn’t offer a specific Wi-Fi network for its customers; however, you can still access the available Frankfurt Airport Wi-Fi network from inside the lounge.
There’s two shower stalls that guests can use: one inside the men’s restroom, and the other one is inside the women’s restroom. Both can be used right away when you arrive.
Ask for a shower kit from the front desk, which includes a small towel, a pair of fuzzy slippers, a comb, and a box with a dental kit.
You can find shampoo and soap dispensers inside the shower stall.
It is small, but clean.
Electrical outlet in Primeclass Lounge
As much as I speak highly about the Primeclass Lounge Frankfurt, one thing that is missing is the most important: electrical outlets.
There is an extremely limited number of outlets inside the lounge, and almost none in the majority of the seating area.
There are sixteen modern looking, glass cube lockers with combination locks – big enough for your carry-on size luggage.
They are next to the front desk.
You won’t miss them as soon as you walk into the lounge!
Magazines and newspapers
Primeclass Lounge Frankfurt offers complimentary newspaper and magazines, such as Vogue, Glamour and Frankfurter Allgemeine.
Unfortunately all of these are in German, and there’s no option for English publications.
You’ll find them in the main foyer.
Flight departure screen
There are tall TV screens to display various departure times, but only for flights departing from Terminal 2. I saw Delta, Emirates, British Airways, and American Airlines flights.
There is no schedule here for Terminal 1 departure flights. And also, there are no flight departure announcements inside the airport lounge. The staff reminded me of this when checking in.
Just be aware of your own departure flight time and leave enough time to get to Terminal 1 if you are departing from here.
Things to know
Frankfurt International Airport is a big place!
Frankfurt Airport is one of largest and most complicated airports in Europe. There are two terminals with different concourses, and almost every single one of them has Schengen and non-Schengen parts.
Travelers can easily go in the wrong direction, which sometimes can be complicated with the immigration and security check points.
If you are flying to, or transiting through, Frankfurt Airport, it is worth it to check where you will land, as well as where you will depart. You can see a good Frankfurt Airport map from the Frankfurt International Airport official page.
And don’t forget to check how to get to the Primeclass Lounge if you are planning on visiting.
Other Frankfurt Priority Pass Lounges
If you have Priority Pass access, check out some other FRA Priority Pass Lounges:
- Luxx Lounge
- Sky Lounge
- Air France Lounge
Frankfurt has total of 24 airport lounges, so there are lots of lounges you can check out. Most of these lounges don’t accept Priority Pass.
However, if you have the Amex Platinum Credit Card, you can visit the Frankfurt Lufthansa Business Lounge with your membership.
More on Airport Lounges and Business Class Lounges
We have several memberships and airline statuses that allow us to access airport lounges all around the world. If you want to learn more about airport lounges, start with our post, Is Airport Lounge Access Worth The Cost of a Priority Pass or Credit Card?
You can read more of our airport lounges reviews as well.
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