Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 06 Jul 2015
Total posts 8
Flying a couple of flights with Lufthansa in Business, BKK - FRA (A380) and later on FRA - EWR (747-8), I have been offered a chance to bid for upgrades for both flights and was wondering if it is worth the $ to experience Lufthansa First. It isn't specifically about the $ amount (ranging from $1500-$2000) but more about the experience, is it truly a big step up from Business with Lufthansa? The A380 is the overnight flight, and the 747-8 is the daylight flight. I have never visited the 1st Class Terminal in Frankfurt so more tempted to look at the 747-8 flight which would include that experience as well.
Member since 07 Jun 2016
Total posts 6
Absolutely worth it. It’s one of the most polished first class offers out there. Even better if you can take in the FCT in FRA
Member since 31 Oct 2016
Total posts 206
Totally worth it.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 19 Aug 2011
Total posts 19
Don't hesitate on the FRA-EWR, it's a significant leap in level of service given the FCT. BKK-FRA less so (you'll use the TG First Class lounge which is nice, only because the TG business lounges are pretty grim), but the whole on board product is a decent improvement. Assuming you are not transiting at FRA, but staying there, you can use the FCT. A transit at FRA puts you in a 1st class lounge, not the FCT, which isn't quite the same experience.
So if I am flying AMS - FRA (2+ hours transit) - EWR I don't get to try the FCT?
Member since 03 May 2013
Total posts 173
Now had it been Qantas "First" you were considering I'd say STAY WHERE YOU ARE in J!
You can if you want to, usually passengers would just go in transit and head to one of the First Class Lounges (which are good too, with similar standards of catering), but yes you wouldn't have the full FCT experience. See this review:
Member since 13 Feb 2015
Total posts 12
Is it worth the difference? In my opinion not at all for the flying part, maybe just for the ground services as already noted, especially in FRA. In BKK even though you can use the TG F Class lounge you can't use their fantastic spa as it is only for TG flyers...
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