This review is part of a trip to Germany.
- Lounge Review: Admirals Club Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Terminal D
- Flight Review: American Airlines First Class – Boeing 777 Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Frankfurt (FRA)
- Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport
- Lounge Review: JAL First Class Lounge / Sakura Lounge Frankfurt (FRA)
- Flight Review: American Airlines First Class – Boeing 777 Frankfurt (FRA) to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
- Lounge Review: Admirals Club Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Terminal A
I took the hotel shuttle bus from the Holiday Inn to Terminal 2, where my flight will depart. First of all, no announcement again in the shuttle bus. This is pretty bad service, at least it was easy to figure out and you only had to read the signs outside, but still. After unloading my bags I headed straight into the Terminal building looking for the check-in counter. I got here very early to have some time to check out the JAL First Class / Sakura Lounge. This is also the lounge, the check-in agent recommended. But first I had to find the check in counters. The hall is pretty big and I entered it approximately in the middle of the building. I was looking around but no signs where the actual airlines are. So of course, I walked first in the wrong direction on my search for American Airlines. If you need to find the Amerian Airlines check-in, make a left as soon you enter the building and walk all the way down. They will be right in front of you.
After checking in, I headed through passport control continuing to the Japan Airlines Lounge. I gave myself enough time to make it to the security checkpoint, which was very close to the lounge. As usual, the pulled my bags out for inspection. Germany is so strict about the rules. You have to turn your camera on and show them it takes pictures, I had to open my spare lens so they can look through (and that my lens can collect dust). Then they did the swipe for explosives and boom! First time ever in my life I got a positive result. Not that I had anything to do with explosives, but their machine flagged everyone positive they tested. So Police came over and watched while the security officer at the x-ray machine checked my bags. They took everything out and looked it through. However, I had 3 spare batteries for my drone in my carry on (which I have to because I can’t check batteries). I had them in a bag and they were not even interested in them. I told them this are spare batteries and that’s all he wanted to know. Didn’t even look at them. They were TB48 batteries, so quite big and they look like a brick. I don’t want to continue my thoughts here right now, but I guess you get what they could be used for. Anyway, that took quite some time and as I had my bags packed again I went over to the waiting area. To get in there I have to get my boarding pass scanned. I took a couple of pictures and then they already started pre-boarding and I was next, thanks to my first class ticket. My timing was just perfect. No time wasted standing around in front of the gate, also due to the nice experience being flagged positive for explosives 😉