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The Platinum Card® from American Express ($550 annual fee) and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN ($450 annual fee) 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.
Last September I wrote about how American Express added access to Lufthansa Lounges at Munich Airport for Platinum & Centurion cardmembers. It has just been announced that this benefit is being expanded somewhat.
As of June 1, 2018, American Express is offering expanded Lufthansa Lounge access when traveling through Frankfurt and Munich. With these changes, cardmembers get access to Lufthansa Lounges at Frankfurt Airport for the first time (valid through March 31, 2019), and the access benefit for Lufthansa Lounges at Munich Airport is being extended through May 31, 2019.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge
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 to Frankfurt, since it was previously just available in Munich. I guess 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 benefit at Munich Airport, or do you plan to at Frankfurt Airport?