Growing Old in Style – Düsseldorf airport and the most boring lounge… in the world (Lufthansa Business Lounge).
- 40.. wait? You’re 40???
- Off to Heathrow with National Express
- Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 and British Airways Galleries First
- BA936 London Heathrow to Düsseldorf in Club Europe
- Düsseldorf airport and the most boring lounge… in the world (Lufthansa Business Lounge)
- CX376 Düsseldorf Airport to Hong Kong International Airport in Business Class
- Hong Kong International Airport and CX The Arrival
- To Hong Kong aboard the Airport Express
- Over to Kowloon on the Star Ferry
- Exploring Kowloon
- Holiday Inn Express, Sheung Wan
- The Peak during the Evening and Night
- Riding the Ding Dings and Causeway Bay Presents “The Force Awakens”
- Mong Konk Ladies Market – or the “Hard art of haggling”
- A Symphony of Lights (Pictorial)
- Temple Street Market or “Haggle more”
- Back to Hong Kong International Airport
- The Pier First Class Lounge
- CX253 Hong Kong International Airport to London Heathrow
- The Great Rush Home
- 40 up
Once I was in the terminal, I had a quick look around, and noted that there was a plane already waiting for me….
A quick clearance through the German Border, I was still air-side, so I decided to take the walkway over to Terminal C.
A short walk leading me to the C Pier – where Lufthansa family bases itself in Düsseldorf, and where Cathay Pacific also lives.
I chose this as my exit point into the public area, as I needed to grab my boarding pass.
I located the Cathay Pacific desks and after a very short wait, I was greeted.
After a quick chat, and a confirmation I was taking no luggage with me to Hong Kong, the agent issued three passes for me:
- The boarding pass
- The lounge pass for the Lufthansa Business Lounge
- The lounge pass for The Arrival in Hong Kong.
Don’t you just love paperwork? The silly thing is – if I just used the online version of the boarding pass, I would had missed out on The Arrival.
With those in hand, I headed through security and up to the lounge.
Hmmm. Free WiFi for 30 minutes. Better than a poke in the eye.
Düsseldorf Airport itself was getting ready for Christmas – as the signs were saying:
Lufthansa Business Class Lounge
I’m going to call it out here as I’ve described it in the title: the most boring lounge… in the world.
Whilst there is natural light, it is soaked up by the sheer amount of battleship grey in the place.
Military grey or Ocean Grey? It’s grey enough. Not 50 shades of it at least.
Looking at the food and beverage items, it was… middling.
As it was nearing Christmas, there were some decorations out as well to make the place a little more festive.
Wireless Internet speeds were nothing to write home about either.
All in all, whilst it was a reasonable business class lounge, there was no stand out feature or nicety about it.
Other than it was grey.
I headed out of the lounge, and headed for the gate as boarding had begun. I passed the German passport checkpoint, with the Cathay Pacific gate rather busy.
With boarding commencing, I was blipped through and headed off to the waiting Boeing 777.
The waiting Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER to Hong Kong.
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