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.
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.
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)