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Quiet corner

by web-administrator (July, 2016)


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(Guest Review) Tucked behind gate A20 are several rows of seats that can be slept in by laying across multiple individual seats. They are walled off, on three sides, from the main passenger traffic area and so somewhat quiet. The padding is a bit thin but useable. There is free coffee and, more importantly, hot chocolate near the boarding zone.

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Frankfurt Airport Review

by web-administrator (December, 2015)


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(Guest Review) I should avoid this airport like the plague. My girlfriend, a 50 year old Filipino teacher en route from Costa Rica via Bogota and Frankfurt to Thailand - in transit - was stripped searched and made to pee in front of security staff. It was a thoroughly unpleasant and traumatising experience and there was no apology, assistance or offer of help when it was discovered that she was totally innocent of carrying drugs. The manner of the security was reminiscent of the nazis! Furthermore when she arrived in Bangkok she discovered that her hold baggage had been tampered with and her suitcase damaged. No compensation was offered. The carrier was Lufthansa.

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Frankfurt Airport Review

by web-administrator (April, 2016)


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(Guest Review) The airport on Tuesday was far far too hot. People are walking long distances weighed down with coats and baggage. Everyone I saw was dripping with sweat and their clothes were wet with sweat. This was extremely debilitating and unhealthy. The high temperature was very unreasonable!

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security abuse in Frankfurt airport

by web-administrator (May, 2016)


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(Guest Review) I just want to say about the Frankfurt airport security abuse. They use very sensitive scanner that detect metals in your bras. This give the security a good reason to grab you for all body parts, stick fingers inside your bra and even between the legs. When I was asked the reason for that detailed search, the security told me that my sweater has metal strips (it was actually decorative metal thread and there was NO metal strips on my pants). It was disgusting and humiliating. It makes me wonder: how many bombs airport securities have found in the passengers vagina so far? Or was it just sadistic sexual pleasure for some female security??

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'Explosives?!'

by web-administrator (April, 2016)


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(Guest Review) So I was accused of having 'explosives' in my hand luggage today! I'm an underweight 110Ibs blonde European woman by the way (not that it matters or anything, just an FYI.') It just frustrated me because it took a half hour of my time for the guy to go through all of my personal belongings (including my underwear, tampons and a private video I made with my boyfriend on my iPad)', only for him to find out that I did not (surprise, surprise) have any 'explosives' in my carry on bags. Wme off the most is that he wasn't even apologetic about anything.. Just like, 'sorry ma'am, I just invaded your privacy because you may have bombed up the whole of Frankfurt.' Seriously? Did I just step into the Twikight Zone? Fix your stupid little 'explosive detecting' machines, assholes?!

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nice clean, safe, quiet airport to spend the night in

by web-administrator (March, 2016)


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(Guest Review by katya) SLEEP: I had a pretty good night in the landside Terminal 2 because I found that on the 2nd level (on the way to the Terminal 1 shuttle) there were soft seats without armrests. Ear plugs, a sleep mask and a coat for warmth helped. Around 4am or so the floor cleaner came by and only woke me up because he accidentally bumped my bag. There were only a few announcements too, very short ones. SAFETY: I felt very safe, there were other travelers around sleeping in various spots too, with plenty of airport personnel and security folks. No one bothered me at all. POWER: I couldn't find any outlets near seating areas, but in the hallways to the sides of where I slept there were some outlets near the floor that worked. FOOD: A couple coffee/sandwich shop-like places were still open at 11pm and many things open already by 6am. INFORMATION DESK: I needed to contact my airlines, but they weren't around that time of night, so the information desk called their 1-800 number and let me use their phone to fix my reservation. Very helpful! OTHER: I saw that on the top level in Terminal 2, where the McDonalds and other restaurants are, they were all closed late at night and had some cushioned benches, but they were also partitioned off to suggest they would rather people not sleep there. I had planned to spend the night in the Brussles airport but since that airport was closed I had to come here - I and was very pleased at what I found here, this is WAY better than Brussles, especially with food/snack choices.

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transit - no lounge

by web-administrator (December, 2014)


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(Guest Review by singaporean) Flew by singapore airlines to frankurt last year. While waiting to transit by LOT to poland there is no lounge in transit area. Such a pity. Din get to enjoy in frankfurt airport.

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Frankfurt Airport Review

by web-administrator (January, 2015)


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(Guest Review) This was the worst exper of my life. I was traveling w my husband and three kids ages 4,2,and 6 months. Our connection flight was completely on the other side of the airport. We asked 8 different employees of Lufthansa to help to call the gate to make sure they held the flight. We had 1 hr and 15 min between planes. The baggage people didn't get our stroller off the plane for 30 minutes and we pleaded for everyone to Please help us, we ended up missing our flight, the customer service ppl told us we had to go back all the way to the other side of the airport...again no one would assist us with bags or our children. We were in line with the cust. svc depth for 2 hours and had to wait 4 more hours for another flight. Ieven took a video of the nasty 3 women at the gate who refused to help, I was crying I was so upset at the time. I couldn't believe how heartless people in Germany ate. I was so happy to be back in Miami. I will Never go there again.

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No Access

by web-administrator (August, 2015)


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(Guest Review by Marcels) In Frankfurt now. Have a 6 hour layover. Have been bounced from place to place looking for lounge to access. I'm willing to pay the 50 day pass but. . . If you're not part of Air Canada's mileage program then they only accept economy passengers with a United gold card ; Lufthansa doesn't recognize United Frequent flyer cards (don't quite understand the star alliance partnership) got sent to Sky lounge but they don't take AmEx or anything other than business or first class of 2nd rate airlines. Wish everyone in lounges knew what was going on with access privileges and not send travelers on a treasure hunt. Centurion where are you???

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Free shower after the transatlantic flight - a thrill

by web-administrator (January, 2015)


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(Guest Review by Isabela Dunklin) What a relaxing experience!!! The free showers don't provide with supplies or towels but there is a store just nearby where you could purchase some toiletries at least. The area was very clean and I plan to go back again after my next flight from Middle East. Any flight of 9-10 hrs followed by some common sense hygiene changes your attitude and refreshens you like magic. Thank you, Germany, great job!!!!

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Come for the airport, stay a little longer to see Frankfurt

by CdnTravlr (June, 2015)


Reason for Stay: Too cheap for a hotel room
Where: Landside
Pros: Lots of shops, services and no hassles. Easy acess to/from rhe city
Cons: Noise, not the best for light sleepers


I spent a night at Frankfurt primarily to save money before leaving in the morning. I had read that it was a fairly good airport overnight in other reviews on this site and elsewhere and I was not disappointed. Stayed landside in the public 'B' area of Terminal 1. It was relatively quiet most of the night, although you have to remember you're attempting to sleep in the public concourse of a major internation airport. There is noise from cleaning staff and other passengers, some of them seem to arive as early as 4am (if you desperately need quiet, uninterupted sleep, I would just take the S-Bahn in to Frankfurt and find a cheap, clean hotel room). I didn't witness security hassling anyone or even checking passports, but I have been told they sometimes ask to see your ID late at night, which doesn't seem unreasonable to me. In general they seemed very low-key. I suspect if you're legitimately a traveller, look the part and don't cause any problems they will just ignore you. The best thing about this airport are the facilities. I really wanted to try out the showers that I had heard so much about on this site and elsewhere, but the landside ones are currently closed for renovation (I believe that the air side ones are still open, but I forgot to check). Don't eat in the actual terminal, especially if you're on a tight budget. Like most airports, the price of food is hugely inflated. It's much better to eat in the 'City Mall' on the lower level, where you'll save a few euros. Better yet is the Supermarket in the bowels of the airport, which has normal German prices and sells a nice selection of ready-made sandwiches, salads, drinks and even sushi along with basic continued >>

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Frankfurt Airport Review

by web-administrator (May, 2008)


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(Guest Review) No places to sit or sleep, and the Lufthansa Business Lounge was a joke. Poor food selection and old, outdated furniture and amenities. People literally lined the hallways sitting on the floor waiting for their connections. The only way to get a seat was to pay for a meal at one of the overly priced cafes or restaurants.

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Frankfurt Airport Review

by web-administrator (April, 2015)


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(Guest Review) In the Lufthansa/United terminal there is only one restaurant with real German food--sit down only and no take away!! Imagine an hour layover with only frankfurters and a bakery to eat from! I wanted a wurst and the people looked at me like I had 2 heads! So to the frankfurter kiosk I went. The homemade kugle I got from a bar in that terminal was excellent!

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Review sleeping airport Frankfurt

by web-administrator (November, 2014)


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(email submission) Yesterday my girlfriend and me have to spend the night in Frankfurt a airport thanks to Lufthansa who screwed our flying plans. The experience however was really good. The terminal B is open 24 hours and you can rest on the chairs or find some of the benches without arms and sleep there. Some stores are open all night (Starbucks for example) and police and personal of the airport is always around so you can feel 100 safe. If you need more info, the airport provides a short but useful guide in the information points. Highly recommended Frankfurt airport if you need to spend the night.

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Frankfurt Airport

by web-administrator (September, 2014)


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(GUEST) Security here is way over the top; almost as bad as the US in attitude, but worse in redundancies. Really... You can easy go through two checkpoints, a random search while walking around, and still find yourself answering a barrage of probing questions to airline staff. This has nothing to do with 'security'. If anything, it certainly feels like everyone want some level of 'authority' to lord over someone. (FYI) I dress professionally, keep quiet, and travel often. This is the first airport where I've been screened three times and then bothered by United Airlines employees acting the role of security guards as well. If you don't like unpacking your bags more than two or three times or being randomly bothered with security and non-security personnel alike, find another airport.

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