Amex Platinum Lufthansa Lounge Access Benefit Extended

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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, Escape Lounges, and more.

In September 2017, American Express added access to Lufthansa Lounges at Munich Airport for Platinum & Centurion cardmembers. Then as of June 2018 they expanded lounge access under this partnership, to include access in both Frankfurt and Munich.

Well, as the rules were written until recently, this partnership was only valid through March 31, 2019, in Frankfurt, and through May 31, 2019, in Munich. There’s some good news on that front.

The partnership between American Express and Lufthansa has now been extended, so cardmembers can enjoy lounge access through October 31, 2019.

The partnership website in English hasn’t yet been updated, but the German website has.


Lufthansa Senator Lounge

To recap cardmembers will receive access to the following lounges when flying on a Lufthansa Group flight (Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian):

  • Platinum cardmembers have complimentary access to Lufthansa Business Lounges (regardless of ticket class) and Lufthansa Senator Lounges (when flying business class) in the Satellite area of T2 in Munich Airport, and T1 Concourse B in Frankfurt Airport
  • Centurion cardmembers have complimentary access to Lufthansa First Class, Senator and Business Lounges in the Satellite area of T2 in Munich Airport, and T1 Concourse B in Frankfurt Airport, regardless of ticket class


Lufthansa First Class Lounge

You can’t bring a complimentary guest into the lounge, though they say that select Lufthansa Lounges will allow cardmembers to bring in a guest for a fee, which varies by lounge. So you’ll have to ask when you get there.

Bottom line

It’s cool to see this partnership between American Express and Lufthansa extended for several more months, which suggests to me this may be an ongoing thing, rather than a limited time partnership.

This benefit is especially useful at these airports, given the lack of good Priority Pass lounges there. It would be even better to see them expand this to more Lufthansa Lounges around the world.

Have you taken advantage of this lounge access benefit at Frankfurt or Munich Airport?

(Tip of the hat to YHBU)

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Comments

  1. The Senator lounges in FRA are PACKED anytime after say 9am.

    Like standing room only packed and if you want a shower it was at least a two hour wait.

    Hopefully Lufthansa is looking to add lounge space because the “benefit” doesn’t seem as beneficial.

  2. @Mike I love the club card. A lot of people have no idea that they can access Star Alliance partner lounges which is the best perk. UA clubs leave a lot to be desired but say when I travel to SE Asia I can visit Thai, EVA, Singapore lounges all with this card.

  3. @Tom- do you need to be on the carrier whose lounge it is or any Star alliance flight ? I have tried the club card on Lufthansa lounges in the past and you did not mention it by name.

    Regarding the Amex benefit, I have a centurion card and have taken advantage of the perk in Munich and Frankfurt. Great lounges both of them, the problem I have is at leas with the 1st lounge you have to pay for the second person and it is not inexpensive. The Frankfurt lounge is not east to get to unless they drop you off at that gate and you have a long layover. (Happened once) Munich is not as difficult to get to. The first lounges are never that busy which is nice.

  4. I’ve used the lounges at Munich via this deal several times. The Senator lounge is lovely. As a BA Gold it’s nice to see what Lufthansa offer, and I’d say it’s mostly better than the BA Lounges vat LHR

  5. What about Amex Plat additional card members – can they show their own Amex card and get in? To avoid being a “guest” of primary cardholder?

  6. @Ajay the answer is yes. I have two added cards to my account and those individuals have used the Platinum card.

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