The Platinum Card® from American Express (review) and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express (review) both provide 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.
Lufthansa Lounge Access with Amex Platinum
In September 2017, American Express added access to Lufthansa Lounges at Munich Airport for Platinum & Centurion cardmembers. Then as of June 2018, lounge access was expanded under this partnership, to include access in both Frankfurt and Munich.
This partnership has technically been limited time, and every few months it has been renewed. That has now happened once again.
The partnership between American Express and Lufthansa has been extended, so cardmembers can enjoy lounge access through December 31, 2020.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge
What Lufthansa Lounges does Amex get you access to?
To recap cardmembers will receive access to the following lounges when flying on a Lufthansa Group flight (that includes flights operated by Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian — codeshare flights don’t qualify), though do note that lounge openings vary at the moment:
- 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 it’s said 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. Furthermore, both primary cardmembers and authorized users on Amex Platinum cards are eligible for access.
It’s cool to see this partnership between American Express and Lufthansa extended once again. This really does seem to 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 this expanded to more Lufthansa Lounges around the world, though I’m guessing that’s not in the cards for now.
Have you taken advantage of this lounge access benefit at Frankfurt or Munich Airport?