November 3, 2015

Review: Iberia VIP Lounge, Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

Summer Trip Flying EVA Air Business Class on 777 & Hello Kitty Jet, Singapore Airlines Suites & Cathay Pacific First Class

Last summer, I travelled to the Philippines for the 70th birthday celebration of my father. It was a very short visit since I needed to be back home for work. I've always wanted to try EVA Air's Hello Kitty Jet so I booked my flight from Stockholm to Fukuoka using Avianca Lifemiles. From Fukuoka, I flew on a budget carrier to Tokyo, and from Tokyo I flew on Singapore Airlines Suites to Singapore, and then first class to Manila using my Kris Flyer Miles. On my way back to Stockholm, I flew on Cathay Pacific First Class and Finnair Business Class using my AA Advantage Miles. This trip allowed me to test EVA Air Hello Kitty, Singapore Suites and Cathay Pacfic First Class all for the first time and I couldn't be more satisfied.


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Iberia VIP Lounge, Frankfurt Airport

Date of visit: July 15, 2015

Location:  Terminal 2 Beyond security, in front of gate D26
Access:  Business Class passengers flying Iberia; Business Class passengers on any One World operated flight; One World Emerald members on a One World operated flight +1 guest ; One World sapphire members
Opening hours:  Daily from 6am to 8:15pm


Iberia VIP Lounge, Frankfurt Airport entrance

Reception


Iberia VIP Lounge, Frankfurt Airport reception

Seating


Iberia VIP Lounge, Frankfurt Airport seating


Iberia VIP Lounge, Frankfurt Airport seating


Iberia VIP Lounge, Frankfurt Airport seating


Iberia VIP Lounge, Frankfurt Airport seating

TV Corner

Iberia VIP Lounge, Frankfurt Airport TV corner

Workstations


Iberia VIP Lounge, Frankfurt Airport workstations with 2 PCs


Iberia VIP Lounge, Frankfurt Airport

Dining


Iberia VIP Lounge, Frankfurt Airport coffee machine, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks


Iberia VIP Lounge, Frankfurt Airport snacks selection consisting of muffins, potato chips and crackers 


Iberia VIP Lounge, Frankfurt Airport self-serve bar

View


Iberia VIP Lounge, Frankfurt Airport view from the lounge

CONCLUSION

After visiting the Air France-KLM Lounge, I thought I'd check out the Iberia VIP Lounge, as they are two lounges located next to each other. The Iberia VIP Lounge is much smaller in size compared to the Air France-KLM Lounge and unfortunately, the food selection was not better either as it only consisted of snacks like potato chips and muffins. I was alone the whole time I was there and thought that this lounge was perfect if you need privacy, which is actually very good. The lounge has two PCs as well which is a plus since the Air France-KLM Lounge doesn't have it. Neither of the two have toilets inside their lounges but there are ones close to the lounge. I am not sure why Finnair is not using this lounge for their premium passengers although it is definitely good news for their premium passengers since the food offering on the Air France-KLM Lounge is much better than here. Overall, this is a nice lounge but if you have access to the Air France-KLM Lounge, I recommend spending your time there instead.