The Five Yen of Happiness! More time in Frankfurt Airport
- I give in – I need a break (Introduction)
- To Heathrow and The BA Galleries North Lounge
- BA902 London Heathrow to Frankfurt Airport in Club Europe
- Bumbling around Frankfurt Airport with random #AVGeek spotting
- Meeting the A350 and the Air Canada Lounge
- Qatar Airways QR068 Frankfurt to Doha
- The joy of Hamad International Airport, and The Oryx Rotana Hotel
- Qatar Airways Flight QR812 Doha to Tokyo Haneda
- The Hotel JAL City Haneda Tokyo
- Shikansen Adventures to Hiroshima!
- Time in Hiroshima (featuring the ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima)
- Hirosihima – 70 years on
- A day trip to Itsukushima
- More Shinkansen fun to Kyoto (Featuring Kyoto Tower Hotel)
- A trip up to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
- Dinner with The real_jetsetr!
- The JR Central SC Maglev and Rail Museum
- Shinkansen to Tokyo
- The Strings by InterContinental
- Cheap evening – From the Tokyo Metropolitan Building
- The JR East Railway Museum, Saitama
- Shibuya nights
- Akihabara Days
- Gotta Catch them All! A few Pokemon Centres.
- Off to Narita
- Nartia Airport, The JAL Lounge
- Qatar Airways Flight QR807 Tokyo Narita to Doha
- Four and Half Hours in Doha Airport
- Qatar Airways Flight QR067 Doha to Frankfurt
- More time in Frankfurt
- BA8735 Frankfurt to London City Airport (Club Europe)
- And about that Five Yen Coin – The Sensoji Temple, Asakusa
With the flight complete, I headed off the plane and into the mixed zone of Frankfurt Airport, and through immigration.
Immigration was a breeze, and with that, I followed the signs to the terminal and the baggage claim.
Of course, you have to enter the public zone, then go downstairs to claim your luggage. Because that makes sense.
When I reached the luggage belt, my bag was making its way around.
I lifted the bag out carefully – least of all I noticed something wasn’t quite right. And I was correct as usual – the bottom zip on the rucksack had been opened.
I’m glad I didn’t put it on my back or else everything could had ended up on the floor.
With baggage in hand, I cleared customs one more time, and headed over to Terminal 2
However, as my next flight was in Terminal 2 (so much for co-location), I started to head my way there. Then I didn’t, as I spotted a Lufthansa world shop…. and walked out with another bag.
With a new bag in hand, I headed for the intra-terminal shuttle to head back to Terminal 2.
Soon enough, I was back in Terminal 2 – where I did a bit of repacking with all the duty free accumulated, and all the stuff I wanted to go as cargo/all the stuff I want to carry.
With a lot less bags, I headed to check in, and was glad I was checking in as a Club passenger today – namely due to the queue for EuroTraveller.
My baggage was accepted, and I was informed which lounge I would need to go to – this time the JAL Sakura lounge. Whilst I was free to visit the Cathay Pacific Lounge, there were no boarding calls in that lounge – and also, it was closer to the security gates.
Better reason to enjoy JAL’s hospitality one more time.
Oh. Will this nightmare of this book and her writing ever end? It makes my writing look grammar checked… (believe it or not, the trip report segments have been round-tripped to Word and back for spelling and grammar)
With not much to do, I headed through the boarding pass check and the German board, and into the duty free shop.
Now, whilst I didn’t avail myself of any model planes here, I did spot this…
Well it was almost a lie. Kinder Surprise containing model A330s. That’s not model buying – that’s Kinder Surprise buying. Although I wouldn’t bring these back to the USA. The FDA might have a paddy.
With some Kinder Eggs with Airbus Aircraft inside them, I headed off to the JAL Sakura lounge.
I was welcomed to the lounge and made my way into a quite busy lounge
There was a shower somewhere in the lounge, but the food offerings looked intresting
I was right. Frankfurters and Meatballs.
A very good mix for the western consumer there… but what about the Asian consumer?
Nissin Cup Noodles. That’ll do. Thank you Momofuku Ando for inventing instant noodles. Millions of students and IT Engineers who are hungry have so much to thank you for.
The drinks selection seemed pretty good too..
Whilst the lounge was busy (it being a oneworld lounge for BA flights, Iberia flights and JAL), it was still a relaxing environment.
Boarding was announced in the lounge for the flight – and a reminder was given to leave the lougne early as we would have to clear security at the pen.
With that, I gathered my things together and headed for the waiting pen.
The joy of a Club Europe Ticket? No queue for security. I was cleared within a couple of minutes, and over to the waiting area.
With another free tour of the hard stands at Frankfurt Airport, our bus took its time weaving through planes to where our Embraer E-190 was parked.
We were held on the bus for a few minutes before being allowed on board, and my final flying segment of this journey.
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