Pleasure and Business – Back to Hamburg Airport, Hamburg Airport Lounge
In this adventure…
- Pleasure and Business Mixing things together (again)
- Off to Heathrow
- Cathay Pacific Lounge and the American Airlines Lounges
- AA47 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare, Main Cabin Extra aboard a 787
- US Immigration Adventures
- Intercontinental Chicago North Michigan Avenue
- Deep Dish Pizza fun
- Travel Technology: Canon 40mm F2.8 STM with a Canon 100D
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Back to O’Hare, British Airways Terraces Club Lounge
- BA294 Chicago to Heathrow Airport in World Traveller Plus
- From pleasure to business, BA Galleries South
- BA962 London Heathrow to Hamburg in Club Europe
- IBIS Budget Hamburg
- Currywust Nacht
- Back to Hamburg Airport, Hamburg Airport Lounge
- BA967 Hamburg to London Heathrow in Club Europe
- Pulling it home
- My calf muscles hurt…
With my bags collected from safe storage at the Hamburg Messe, it was time to head for home and leave behind Aircraft Interiors Expo for another year.
See you next year!
Again, it was back on the U-Bahn, and a change of train at Jungfernstieg for the S1 back to Hamburg Airport.
U2 this way.
A quick change at Jungfernstieg
If you’ve never to travelled to Hamburg airport before on the S-Bahn, an important point to note is that you must ride in the first three carriages of the train (as it divides at the stop before the airport).
With me arriving at the airport, it was time to check in for the flight home.
The terminal area
I always recommend getting a boarding pass from a desk if you’re travelling from Hamburg Airport – if you’re in a premium cabin, or have elite status – as your pass can be stamped for fast-track security access.
With no bags to check in, I headed through security – and even though the place was heaving with passengers (not just airline and suppliers trying escape Hamburg), fast track worked and I was through in 10 minutes.
A quick re-pack, and I was off again through the duty-free maze, and onto my lounge stop – the Hamburg Airport lounge.
Hamburg Airport Lounge
My boarding pass was scanned, and I was allowed in. This lounge hasn’t changed a lot since last year – and that’s a good thing.
Hamburg lounge reception
The lounge was busy, but it wasn’t hard to find a seat – and there’s some nice ones near the window.
And reasonable views of the apron too.
Of course, there is food to be had. And there was a good selection as usual at this lounge
To quote my Minions BANANA!
Sweet and savory snacks
Rolls and bread sticks
Olives, peppers, and potato salad.
Of course, there is one feature this lounge is the magical soup machine. Press a button, and soup appears.
But pictures mean nothing. Let’s do video as the magical soup machine dispenses soup.
The machine offers tomato, asparagus and mushroom soups – depending on your tastes. I went with the classic tomato soup. It’s no gourmet soup, but it doesn’t taste like instant soup – and that’s a good thing.
It gave me time to sort out a few things and relax – the main points of a lounge for me. Looking at the departure board, it seemed that my departure time to Heathrow was creeping up to me.
I spied British Airways A319 taxing to the stand, I packed my troubles up, tried to compress into two bags (that didn’t work), and headed to the Non-Schengen zone.
The main shopping area
To the gate!
Hike this way…
Last call for souvenirs
Thankfully, there wasn’t much of a queue to leave Europe (although 52% of the UK thought that would be a good idea last year), and I was through German passport control quickly enough.
Once through, I headed straight for the gate area – mainly because this flight was going to be elite heavy, and I wanted to guarantee my overhead bin space. Being in 1A, this would be a good idea (as there’s no floor storage).
Yes. I was gate lice for once – but anything to guarantee overhead bin space.
Boarding was finally called, and I was called forward. My boarding pass was blipped, and it was time to head home.
Lets head towards home
Next: British Airways BA967 Hamburg to London Heathrow.
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