The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express both get you access to Amex’s Global Lounge Collection, which includes access to Amex Centurion Lounges, Delta SkyClubs, Priority Pass Lounges, Airspace Lounges, and Escape Lounges.
Based on American Express’ app, it looks like some new lounges have been added as well, and I love the direction this is taking. American Express Platinum & Centurion cardmembers now get Lufthansa lounge access at Munich Airport, as follows:
- Platinum cardmembers get access to the Lufthansa Business Lounges in the Terminal 2 Satellite when flying Lufthansa, Swiss, or Austrian in any class of service
- Platinum cardmembers get access to the Lufthansa Senator Lounges in the Terminal 2 Satellite when flying Lufthansa, Swiss, or Austrian in business class
- Centurion cardmembers get access to the Lufthansa First Class Lounge in the Terminal 2 Satellite when flying Lufthansa, Swiss, or Austrian in any class of service
This doesn’t show on American Express’ website yet, though it shows through the Amex app. Just log into the app, click on “Membership,” then click on “Find a Lounge,” and then enter “Munich Airport.”
There you’ll see the lounges listed (the first class lounge isn’t listed for me, since I’m not a Centurion cardmember — the selection is customized based on the cards you have).
The corresponding terms with lounge entry are also listed for each lounge.
Note that American Express cardmembers can’t take guests into Lufthansa lounges for free, though additional cardmembers are eligible for access.
As of now there are already two Priority Pass lounges at Munich Airport (which enrolled Amex cardmembers have access to), though they’re located in Terminal 1. So these will be the first lounges that cardmembers have access to in Terminal 2.
I’d love to see this expanded to more airports with Lufthansa lounges, as it would add some nice variety to the lounge portfolio. Personally I think it’s pretty likely we’ll see this expanded to more airports, though I suspect it will come with similar access requirements to what we’re seeing now (meaning you can only use the lounges when flying with Lufthansa, Swiss, or Austrian).
This is also a very cool benefit for Centurion cardmembers, as they get access to Lufthansa’s exceptional First Class Lounge. It seems like most people get the Centurion Card for the prestige, though this is a nice benefit that could actually be valuable.