Now time for the pictures from the Visitor Terrace located on the upper level of Terminal 2 (just take the sky train from Terminal 1 and you’re there) It is accessible for anyone, you don’t need a boarding pass or anything to go there. Tickets are €5 for adults and €3 for students and children. You will have to pass through a security check so I wouldn’t recommend going there with baggage you intend to check in, just because the security check will take a lot longer…
Once you’re cleared, you have access to, I would imagine, an area that measures about 150 x 10 meters. It’s huuuge. And the view is spectacular. I let the photos speak for them selves… 🙂
Needless to say my heart was beating so fast when I saw the 787 taxiing towards me, because they started putting some heavies to runway 18 for take off, instead of 25C that I was looking at. But it came towards me and my trip’s goal was fulfilled 🙂
That’s all I have from the Visitor’s Terrace. After the 787 took off, I went to the Lufthansa Senator lounge by the A-gates, took a shower, had lunch and waited for my Copenhagen-bound flight with SAS later that afternoon. More on that later 🙂
So I ended the last blog post by posting a picture of the 747-8 Intercontinental taking off.
After we parked by the gate (rather unusual experience for me, as I usually have flown in to Frankfurt with the MD-80 series which always means a remote stand and bus to the terminal) I proceeded through the A-terminal to the arrivals area. I didn’t check any bags so I continued straight to my hotel for the night which was the Hilton Frankfurt Airport. Pretty good hotel. Because I’m HHonors Gold I was upgraded to the executive floors with access to the executive lounge.
The lounge served snacks during the day, there was free WiFi for Gold members and all in all a pleasant stay. The breakfast in the lounge in the morning wasn’t too bad, but in Norway we are spoiled with pretty amazing hotel breakfasts, making it hard for other “ordinary” hotel chains (i.e not luxury brands) to compete with what I’m used to from home 🙂
For €130 I got a decent room, great location (5 minute-walk from the check in counters in Terminal 1) and a good nights sleep.
I’d definitely recommend this hotel to anyone needing a night near the Frankfurt airport.
More to come 🙂