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February 25, 2016 / oneworld82

JAL’s Sakura Business Class Lounge Frankfurt

After landing coming from London, I proceeded to immigration and then to the JAL desk to pick up my boarding pass. Eimmigration was a breeze thanks to the e-gates, and checking in with JAL took no more than 2 minutes, after which I was on my way to the Sakura Lounge.

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I was quickly checked in, and proceeded to the business class lounge. The lounge was fairly big for being an outstation, and while busy it had plenty of seating space. The decor was nice, and it felt “Asian” if you know what I mean. There were comfortable armchairs, and a central buffet area featuring sandwiches and a few hot dishes, including a very good-smelling cream of asparagus soup.

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There were some working desks (but no computer), and lots of magazines and newspapers in German, English, and Japanese. The bar featured a few bottles of different spirits, wines, and a decent selection of German beers (I grabbed myself a lager, which I enjoyed with a copy of The Independent).

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As I was coming off a day of work, I asked if I could take a shower, and 10 minutes later I was handed the key to one of the two shower rooms. While the room was not big, it was clean and had all I needed to freshen up.

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After heading back to the lounge, it was almost time to board, so I proceeded to the nearby gate where business class was already boarding.

Overall, this was a pleasant-enough lounge where to spend a hour or so, but definitely nothing to tell home about. The upcoming flight was going to be much better indeed.

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  1. Moritz / Mar 4 2016 12:22 pm

    The lounge looks quite nice, but I find the buffet to be a little lackluster to be honest. In this regard, I actually found the Maple Leaf Lounge (which I reviewed here: to be a touch better!

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