Extended: Access To Lufthansa Lounges In Frankfurt & Munich For American Express Platinum/Centurion Charge Card Holders Until September 30, 2020

American Express has once again extended their partnership with Lufthansa at Frankfurt & Munich airport allowing Platinum and Centurion card holders to access specific Lufthansa Lounges until September 30, 2020.

This time there is a change in the way Amex & Lufthansa have extended their partnership as it’s only a one month extension contrary to the past where it has always been three months at a time.

Once all the listed lounges are operational again, Amex Platinum cardholders can enjoy Busines / Senator Lounge access and Centurion members may also access the First Class Lounges prior to their flight with an eligible Lufthansa Group ticket (Lufthansa, Austrian, SWISS).

At the moment the Lufthansa First Class Lounges that would be eligible to visit with a Centurion Card. The First Class Lounges in T1 B in Frankfurt and the Satellite in Munich are still closed and the other locations in the airport refuse to give access to Centurion members, citing the contract with Amex doesn’t allow access to any other FCL than those listed.

Usual access policy for said lounges is being Star Alliance Gold for the Senator Lounge or holding a Star Alliance airline First Class ticket. The Lufthansa First Class Lounge is usually reserved for Lufthansa Miles&More HON Circle members as well as Lufthansa/Swiss First Class passengers (including connecting flights).

You can access details to the American Express Global Lounge Collection on their website here.

Amex has also a specific Lufthansa Lounges landing page on their U.S. and also the German website.

As part of The American Express Global Lounge Collection, we invite Platinum Card and Centurion Members to enjoy access to select Lufthansa airport lounges in the satellite area of T2 in Munich Airport and in Terminal 1 Concourse B of Frankfurt Airport through 9/30/20.

  • Platinum Card Members may enjoy 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 Members may enjoy 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.

To enter, show your valid Platinum Card or Centurion Card, government issued photo I.D., and confirmed seat on a same day Lufthansa Group boarding pass.

Certain locations will allow guests for a fee.

Platinum Card Members 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 in T1 Concourse B in Frankfurt Airport through 9/30/20.  To access the Lufthansa lounges, Platinum Card Member must present a government issued I.D., a same-day boarding pass showing confirmed reservation on a Lufthansa Group flight (Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian airlines) and a valid Platinum Card. Lounge access is for Card Members departing from Munich and Frankfurt only. Card Members must adhere to all rules of participating lounges. Participating lounges and locations subject to change without notice. …

Centurion Members have complimentary access to Lufthansa First Class Lounge, Senator Lounges and Business Lounges in the Satellite area of T2 in Munich Airport and in T1 Concourse B in Frankfurt Airport through 9/30/20.  To access the Lufthansa lounges, Centurion Member must present a government issued I.D., a same-day boarding pass showing confirmed reservation on a Lufthansa Group flight (Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian airlines) and a valid Centurion Card. Lounge access is for Card Members departing from Munich and Frankfurt only. Card Members must adhere to all rules of participating lounges. Participating lounges and locations subject to change without notice.

The last point about the special benefit for Centurion members is moot as the eligible First Class Lounges are closed.

Access is available for the following cards:

  • Personal Platinum Charge Card from American Express
  • American Express Business Platinum Charge Card from American Express Open
  • Personal Centurion Card from American Express

The partnership with Lufthansa was originally set to expire at the end of July (July 31st, 2019) and there hasn’t been an extension announcement until now, although I know for sure that a friend used the Senator Lounge at least on two occasions with his Platinum Card in August. If the one month break was an oversight, by design or just nobody cared in the Covid confusion… who knows!?

Now that there is an official extension for one month it has been properly updated on the American Express websites, reflection an extension until September 30th, 2020.

Why they’re now doing extensions for four weeks is anyone’s guess.

Again keep in mind that access to the Lufthansa Lounges is limited to Frankfurt / Munich and only the locations specified in the Terms and Conditions – not all Lufthansa Lounges at these airports!

Conclusion

It’s a big advantage for Amex premium customers to add additional lounges to their network even though the locations are limited (for now).  It’s a bit annoying that this is constantly being extended in small increments. Can’t Amex & Lufthansa strike a more permanent deal that lasts at least six months to a  year? Now they’re doing 4 week crumbs.

In any case the matter I recommend ahead of your trip to check about the facilities currently available as some the lounges we’re talking about here are still closed until further notice.

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