So begins a Saturday morning in a Lufthansa first-class lounge at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport, where one can while away the hours at the buffet, in a sleeping room or with a hot shower (robes and slippers at the ready). There are private work cabins, a bar, a cigar lounge and a candy station where glass vases brim with gummies, marshmallows and chocolate balls. What could be sweeter, one concludes with Wonka-like wonder, than a first-class lounge?
"The Airport Lounge Scene: What You Get and How to Get In" is from the February 12, 2017 Travel section of The New York Times. It was written by Stephanie Rosenbloom and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.