Airlines are increasingly creating an “a la carte” experience, not just in economy, but also in premium cabins. As one example, many airlines sell access to their first class lounges:
- You can buy access to the Air France first class lounge Paris for 300EUR if you’re on a longhaul Air France business class ticket on a plane without a first class cabin
- You can buy access to the Emirates first class lounge Dubai for $100-200, depending on whether you’re in economy or business class
- You can buy access to the Etihad first class lounge Abu Dhabi for $200+, depending on how long you’re staying for
Well, Lufthansa has just announced that they’re selling access to their first class lounges in Frankfurt and Munich. However, there are a few important terms associated with it:
- You need to be a Miles & More Senator member
- You need to be traveling in business or premium economy on an intercontinental flight
- As of now this is only valid through October 29, 2017
- This is not valid for the Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt or the Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt in the A Concourse; instead it’s exclusively valid in the Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt in the B Concourse, and the Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich
So, how much is Lufthansa charging Senator members for access to their first class lounges?
- 249EUR if in business class
- 299EUR if in premium economy
- 149EUR for an additional guest in business class
- 199EUR for an additional guest in premium economy
With that pricing I don’t think the lounges are at risk of being overcrowded (at least more so than they are right now). While Lufthansa has some great first class lounges, that’s some steep pricing, especially when you consider that these people already have access to the Senator Lounge.
To take advantage of this, eligible passengers should just show up at the lounge, and their credit card will be swiped at check-in.
This is being marketed as a “promotion,” though I’m curious to see if it’s expanded on a greater scale later on.
At what price would you buy access to the Lufthansa first class lounge?