Air Canada has five lounges outside Canada: two in New York, one in London, Paris and Frankfurt. Although I wasn’t flying on Air Canada, I was really curious to try the Maple Leaf Lounge when I was in Frankfurt.
Review by Nico
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Nico visited this lounge before the pandemic.
Accessing Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Frankfurt
All business class passengers on a Star Alliance flight can use the Air Canada lounge, so we could enter with our Lufthansa Business Class boarding passes. The lounge is also open for Star Alliance gold members, no matter what class they fly in. You can also buy ‘Maple Leaf Membership‘, to access all Air Canada lounges worldwide.
The entrance of the lounge is really beautiful. You are welcomed by a large scale model of an Boeing 787. The lady working at the reception was very friendly and granted us access when we showed our boarding passes.
The lounge itself isn’t huge, but if quite cosy and has plenty of daylight.
There are different styles of seating, depending if you want to eat, work or relax. In the center of the lounge is a sort of space that looks like a nice hotel lobby, around a decorative fireplace. The design is cosy, but also slightly outdated. Air Canada is revamping their flagship lounges in Canada, I guess they will renovate the outstation lounges afterwards. It feels like a charming hotel from the early 2000’s.
Near the windows, you had a really nice view of the tarmac. Hello Air Canada Boeing 777!
Food and drinks
Food and drinks were displayed on a buffet. The selection wasn’t huge, but decent enough. There were a few warm dishes (minestrone soup, gnocchi and chicken tikka masala) and both sweet and salty snacks. There was also a counter with salads and fruit.
Next to the food, there were drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
One really minor thing: there were virtually no Canadian products in the lounge. Canada has some great wines, it would be nice to find them in the Air Canada lounge so it would encourage people to visit Canada.
There are no beds in the lounge, but there are some cabins with relaxing chairs which offer some more privacy.
There also was a business center.
For an outstation lounge, the Air Canada Maple Lounge in Frankfurt is really good. I actually liked it better than the Lufthansa Business Class Lounge. So good job Air Canada!