Even if my flight to Lisbon doesn’t leave until 1:45 pm, I leave my home in Chelsea around 9:15 am by Uber.
As a reminder, here is the route followed:
Check-in and ground experience
The day before departure, I receive an e-mail from TAP inviting me to check-in online. I expect to be blocked, as I have not provided a vaccination certificate or a test allowing me to enter the USA. Not at all, I could proceed with the check-in formalities, get my paper and mobile boarding pass.
I arrived at the airport a little less than 4 hours before my flight to Lisbon.
I go to the check-in, but am directed to the one-armed bandits. I collect my paper boarding pass, then go to the Fast Track, which has reopened in Terminal 2.
This is the slowest Fast Track I’ve ever seen, only one line open, nobody to position people to go faster. Horrible.
Location and welcome
The entrance is common for the Business and Senator lounges.
The Lufthansa Senator lounge is located on the A level.
I am warmly welcomed by the attendant, who scans my boarding pass, then hands me the QR code allowing me to enter the Senator section of the lounge.
The lounge is in the usual Lufthansa colors, a mix of grey and camel leather.
Many different types of areas are available: work, lounging, dining.
The lounge’s food and beverage offerings are pretty good although I feel like there’s a bit of a downgrade from before COVID.
I’ll skip this one and save myself for later.
A pleasant and not too crowded lounge.