Lufthansa Lounge Access For American Express Platinum Card Holders In Frankfurt & Munich Made Permanent

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American Express has finally extended their partnership with Lufthansa at Frankfurt & Munich airport indefinitely, allowing Platinum and Centurion card holder to access the Lufthansa Lounges as part of their American Express Global Lounge Collection.

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).

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.

Mind you, the access rule still hasn’t been updated on the U.S. based Amex website but when I look at the German website the update is already visible:

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 between American Express and Lufthansa for select Frankfurt & Munich Airport lounges (only specific lounges, not all of them) started back in 2017 and has since been extended on a 6-month basis, something which I’ve always criticized as impractical.

Notably absent from this recent update compared to the previously published rules is an expiration date of the agreement so it seems they finally struck a long term deal with each other that no longer has a specific expiration date.

As part of The American Express Global Lounge Collection Platinum Card and Centurion Members 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.

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 still 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. (Mind you, these facilities are closed at the moment).

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.

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). So far there has only been clear communication to the German Amex website contrary to earlier when this promotion started and information was given to U.S. cardmembers but nothing on the German website at all.

The agreement still covers only specific lounges at Frankfurt and Munich Airport and many lounges we’re talking about here are currently closed until further notice. Experience so far ranges from still being accepted into other lounges at different parts of the airport or being flat out denied access, there doesn’t seem to be one coherent policy.

These are the Terms & Conditions Amex had previously lined out as we quoted when they extended it the last time around [disregard the dates, for frame of reference just refer to the German page as linked above]:

PLATINUM

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  from xxx-xxx and in T1 Concourse B in Frankfurt Airport  from xxx-xxx. 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.  Card Members must adhere to all rules of participating lounges. Participating lounges and locations subject to change without notice. Additional guest access and fees subject to terms and conditions of participating lounges. In some Lounges the Platinum Card Member must be at least 18 years of age to enter without a parent or guardian. Must be of legal drinking age to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.

CENTURION

Centurion Members have complimentary access to Lufthansa First Class Lounge, Senator Lounges and Business Lounges in the Satellite area of T2 in Munich Airport  from xxx-xxx and in T1 Concourse B in Frankfurt Airport  from xxx-xxx. 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.  Card Members must adhere to all rules of participating lounges. Participating lounges and locations subject to change without notice. Additional guest access and fees subject to terms and conditions of participating lounges. In some Lounges the Centurion Member must be at least 18 years of age to enter without a parent or guardian. Must be of legal drinking age to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.

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