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Re: First Class Lufthansa in FRA
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2010, 06:34:49 PM »
My dear friend, not in FRA, or CDG or AMS will you run in 10 minutes from one side of the airport to another. Not even in BRU from B70 to A70 (some call the A terminal also M terminal, but by people using the A/M schengen terminal, its affectionately known as "the yimach shemoy terminal")
That's what the FA on the flight told me as well, that it was physically impossible for us to run that far in such a short period of time.  They even rebooked us on the next flight which wouldn't have gotten us to TLV on time for Shavuos.

But she's never seen us run though  :D
Perhaps it was a 15 minute run.  It's not the first "impossible" connection that I've made.

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Re: First Class Lufthansa in FRA
« Reply #61 on: July 12, 2010, 06:47:10 PM »
That's what the FA on the flight told me as well, that it was physically impossible for us to run that far in such a short period of time.  They even rebooked us on the next flight which wouldn't have gotten us to TLV on time for Shavuos.

But she's never seen us run though  :D
Perhaps it was a 15 minute run.  It's not the first "impossible" connection that I've made.



I've done impossible connections before, i made 4 mins from lounge in the a/b terminal till gate e53 in zrh, so, the answer, yes SF is right, and yes, sometimes there is kvitsas haderech.

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Re: First Class Lufthansa in FRA
« Reply #62 on: July 12, 2010, 07:11:21 PM »
So to sum it up, I get off the plane, ask to be transported to the FCT, if the response is "What!?" then I walk with my wife outside the airport (meaning go through immigration and customs) walk out the front door, make a left, walk for about 5 minutes while hugging the building on my left, and miraculously this will appear?

http://www.loungeguide.net/wiki2/images/8/85/Fra_lh_terminal_outside.JPG
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Re: First Class Lufthansa in FRA
« Reply #63 on: July 12, 2010, 10:13:15 PM »
So to sum it up, I get off the plane, ask to be transported to the FCT, if the response is "What!?" then I walk with my wife outside the airport (meaning go through immigration and customs) walk out the front door, make a left, walk for about 5 minutes while hugging the building on my left, and miraculously this will appear?

http://www.loungeguide.net/wiki2/images/8/85/Fra_lh_terminal_outside.JPG
Something along those lines, although the First Class checkin in the regular terminal will know about the FCT and can probably arrange transportation.

When you walk to the FCT you arrive downstairs where there's no main entrance.  You need to ring a bell IIRC and they'll come open the door a few minutes later.
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Re: First Class Lufthansa in FRA
« Reply #64 on: July 13, 2010, 03:13:25 AM »
This hugging the building to the left is correct, and once you have reached the end of the building, you just carry on straight for some 100 yards, and yes, it will magically appear.
I've posted on DD somewhere a pic of the building.

However, I doubt you will get transportation till the fct, and depending on where your plane drops you, you might have a long walk till the place where you exit the terminal.

(The idea of the fct is meant for people making their check-in in FRA, hence its location)

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Re: First Class Lufthansa in FRA
« Reply #65 on: July 13, 2010, 05:18:41 AM »
(The idea of the fct is meant for people making their check-in in FRA, hence its location)
Or for people who have a 6 hour layover and have arranged to have Kosher food brought to the FCT for them.
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Re: First Class Lufthansa in FRA
« Reply #66 on: July 13, 2010, 05:35:29 AM »
Or for people who have a 6 hour layover and have arranged to have Kosher food brought to the FCT for them.

No, you can have your kosher meal delivered to any fcL

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Re: First Class Lufthansa in FRA
« Reply #67 on: July 13, 2010, 06:31:24 AM »
That wasn't my point.
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Re: First Class Lufthansa in FRA
« Reply #68 on: July 13, 2010, 01:32:46 PM »
So what is your point?

You tell them you deserve to go to the lounge, they send you to the closest fcl.

You want kosher meal, they will deliver it to your chosen lounge.

Under what pretext will you convince them to bring you to the fct?

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Re: First Class Lufthansa in FRA
« Reply #69 on: July 13, 2010, 01:33:57 PM »
So what is your point?

You tell them you deserve to go to the lounge, they send you to the closest fcl.

You want kosher meal, they will deliver it to your chosen lounge.

Under what pretext will you convince them to bring you to the fct?
You want a sleeping room.
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Re: First Class Lufthansa in FRA
« Reply #70 on: July 13, 2010, 01:54:01 PM »
Good try, they have this also in fcl.

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Re: First Class Lufthansa in FRA
« Reply #71 on: July 13, 2010, 02:00:17 PM »
Umm...because I'm flying First Class...isn't that enough?
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Re: First Class Lufthansa in FRA
« Reply #72 on: July 13, 2010, 02:02:18 PM »
Good try, they have this also in fcl.
You want to sample at least 10 different $200+ scotches  :D
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Re: First Class Lufthansa in FRA
« Reply #73 on: July 13, 2010, 02:02:32 PM »
Umm...because I'm flying First Class...isn't that enough?
Sure, but possibly not enough to get a ride.
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Re: First Class Lufthansa in FRA
« Reply #74 on: July 13, 2010, 02:04:21 PM »
You want a sleeping room.

 great way to keep under the radar, tell the Germans some Lame excuse (even if its true) and feed them some more reasons to Love Us. Id say come up with something alot better and believable or simply dont press the issue with them.

No problem asking but if they dont jump and say OK we will transport you and if you look very Jewish Id say start a walkin or go to another Lounge, rather then brow beat them and come up with lines to try and get ones way and to keep the old lines about Jews alive and well