Friday, March 28, 2008
The First Class Terminal is eminently walkable from the Sheraton, although it did involve being outside on a rather crisp morning. Back across the passenger bridge to Terminal 1, downstairs to the arrivals level, to the very end of Hall A and out by the hotel shuttle pickup we just continued walking against the direction of vehicle traffic and there was the First Class Terminal, lower level.
We buzzed the entrance and someone came down to meet us and let us in. Back up the elevator and through ever-so-polite security, and now I’m ensconced in here a bit before 8am with a bloody mary in hand.
Here’s a view outside the terminal, where staff were washing the cars:
We arrived a full 5.5 hours before flight time, but figured it was better to hang out here than across the way at the Sheraton. Since we already ate a small breakfast in the Sheraton lounge, we didn’t partake of the breakfast buffet.
Free range eggs
Crispy bacon / grilled ham / sausages
Baked beans / mashed potatoes
from the DO & CO bakery
coffee / tea / hot chocolate
We waited until lunch, and went over for the buffet and sit down service.
|Buffet and Specials
Steak & Salad
Because it was so good the first time around, we both ordered another wienerschnitzel. We also ordered an extra small portion of the Leberkase to share.
About 30 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure, our PA came over to let us know that our flight had just posted a 45 minute delay and that she would be returning for us. The 45 minute delay stretched to 60 minutes, and so an hour or so later we were collected and taken downstairs to pick up our passports at the private passport control and then to our waiting driver for the ride to the plane in a Porsche.
We boarded about 15 minutes prior to re-scheduled takeoff.