Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal at Frankfurt Airport. Is this the ultimate airline lounge?
Every major airline in the world tries to ensure that their hub lounges are the best that there can be. I am lucky enough to have visited a few of these in my life. From the Singapore Krisflyer Lounge to the Qantas First Class Lounge. However, there has always been one lounge in my sights that I never thought I could attain – one lounge that seemed unreachable.
No matter the size of an airline, they need to provide safety training for their flight attendants. There will be training provided to new hires, as well as reoccurring training for current employees.
It is an important part of making sure an airline operates safely and the more realistic of a training that an airline can provide, the better prepared their flight attendants are going to be to react to an emergency scenario.
Condor’s headquarters is located next to FRA
Recently, I had the chance to get an up-close look at how Condor Airlines manages their flight attendant training at their headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. I was a bit surprised with some of the things that I learned and how hands-on I was able to get.
Condor Boeing 767-300ER being worked on in their maintenance facility
With Condor Airlines being a smaller, low-cost carrier, it is not a huge surprise that their on-site maintenance facility at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is quite small (well, in comparison to others like Lufthansa Technik).
Just because the hangar might not have the volume of other locations, it is a place where the job gets done. Ensuring that aircraft are checked and safe is no easy task, but a very important one.
Condor’s facility at FRA is able to work on one Boeing 767 at a time — and they only work on their 767s and 757s there. Condor sublets out the work done on their Airbus aircraft at other facilities around Europe.
My Condor Boeing 767-300ER on the ground at Frankfurt
CONDOR AIRLINES BUSINESS CLASS REVIEW BASICS
Airline: Condor Airlines Aircraft: Boeing 767-300ER (Version 3 SEA-FRA and Version 1 FRA-SEA) Departed: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) Arrived: Frankfurt Airport (FRA) Stops: Non-stop flight Class: Business class Seat: SEA-FRA 1D then 4A | FRA-SEA 3K Length: About 10 hours
Business Class product on Condor’s 767s
Cheers: Nicely upgraded product, food that is tasty and fun to eat! Jeers: Service on my flights was not consistent. Ground operations in Frankfurt were disappointing. Overall: What an amazing value.
You may have seen photos and videos that have been shot using the “tilt-shift” technique. It’s either done mechanically, using a lens that actually moves, or by using digital processing software. When it’s used, the image looks like a miniature scene.
The folks at Frankfurt Airport just released the above video, which AvGeeks will no doubt enjoy. Not only is it done in tilt-shift, but also in time-lapse.