Perhaps familiarity does breed contempt, but the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Frankfurt was a welcome relief from the oft-crowded network of Lufthansa departure lounges nearby. Located in Terminal 1 in the B-Gate Area (non-Schengen), the lounge is one of Air Canada’s best.
My friend Denny and I were traveling in Turkish Business Class from Frankfurt to Istanbul and had no trouble accessing the lounge. Access is granted for Star Alliance Gold members traveling in any cabin and for passengers departing Frankfurt on a Star carrier in business or first class. We were welcomed in and provided Wi-Fi instructions.
The lounge never filled up during our mid-morning visit. The centerpiece of the lounge is a seating area with a sculpture resembling a fireplace in the center. Around that are additional seating areas, work areas, and a dining area.
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Frankfurt Food & Drink
The breakfast spread included hot and cold items, though I had already eaten in the Lufthansa Welcome Lounge earlier. Best of all, though, was a coffee machine that dispensed tasty espresso-based beverages. Perhaps it was the Lavazza Coffee, but the coffee was much better than in the Lufthansa lounges.
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Showers
Showers are available and feature rainfall showerheads.
No boarding announcements were made (except for Air Canada flights) but departure boards indicate when your flight is boarding.
During this visit, I spent about an hour in the lounge and found it a quiet place to work with comfortable seating, a nice selection of food and drink, and plenty of power ports. Unlike the Maple Leaf lounge in London, I have never seen this lounge crowded. Hours of operation are from 6am to 10pm daily.