Lufthansa has among the best ground services for first class passengers in the world, along with Thai Airways.
They have an incredible First Class Terminal in Frankfurt, which is one of my favorite lounge facilities in the world.
But beyond that they have a handful of nice First Class Lounges at their European hubs that are equally nice. The best part is that if you’re departing from the First Class Terminal or your flight leaves from a different pier than the First Class Lounge you’re visiting, you get driven to the plane in a Mercedes or Porsche. As an aviation geek it’s an experience that never gets old.
Well, according to Lufthansa Flyer, ground services are about to get even better for first class passengers as of January 1, 2013, as first class passengers will be offered the same ground services as HON Circle members at Lufthansa’s non-European longhaul destinations.
HON Circle is Lufthansa’s uber top-tier elite status (for those that rack up 600,000 status miles over two years), and they already get a meet and greet service. Basically upon landing somebody will be waiting at the jet bridge for them to escort them through immigration, help at baggage claim, etc. These same benefits will now apply at non-European longhaul destinations for first class passengers.
At some airports this is extremely useful, because they’re able to let you cut the queues at immigration. At other airports no one is allowed to cut the queues, so it translates to little more than someone to keep you company while you’re in line.
Kudos to Lufthansa for getting even awesomer!