The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Frankfurt is one of just two situated outside of North America. The other being at London Heathrow.
Although it’s one of the better Star Alliance Lounge options in Frankfurt, it’s not quite as up to date as the Heathrow example, but it’s always provided a comfortable and quiet place to wait between flights.
The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge can be found at the B gates at Frankfurt terminal 1. Signage is pretty clear from the main concourse. Use the escalator near gates B41/42 to go up one level and it’s pretty much the only thing in the corridor.
As it is located in the non-schengen area of the terminal, you will have to clear passport control to access this lounge. However from past experience, this has never been an issue.
- First Class ticket on a Star Alliance flight or
- Business Class ticket on a Star Alliance flight or
- Star Alliance Gold card
Upon having your boarding pass scanned, you enter where the bar is.
This features a range of free pour spirits, juices and soft drinks, along with light snacks.
In this area is a hot buffet and a selection of cakes/muffins.
Set up in the middle of this area is a podium featuring a number or salad items.
There are a couple of high top tables and chairs in this area.
The rest of the lounge consists of a number of seats. It doesn’t feel too open though, which makes the lounge feel quite intimate.
The centrepiece of this lounge is an interesting area that I’m assuming is supposed to resemble an open fire.
At the rear of the lounge is a number of recliners, set up in their own “room”, complete with TV. This is an almost identical to the set up found at London Heathrow.
Another area of this lounge is set up as dining space.
Dotted around the lounge is a number of reading materials.
The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge also features it’s own washrooms. It’s surprising how many lounges the world over don’t… also available are showers.
The views across the tarmac are also pretty good from this lounge.
Finally, To the other side of the reception area is a decent sized business centre complete with 4 PC’s and printing facilities.
The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is possibly the most solid Star Alliance Lounge at Frankfurt. And the only option that isn’t a Lufthansa lounge. The lounge is getting on a bit in age now, and it’s showing in some areas – there’s a definite lack of power points around.
Despite this, the food options in this lounge are great though and the segregated layout means that it never feels too busy.