Amex Adds & Clarifies Lufthansa Lounge Access at Frankfurt

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Update: Amex has extended lounge access for Platinum and Centurion cardmembers through July 31, 2020. You can learn more about access requirements on the Amex website.

American Express has announced that it is expanding lounge access to the Lufthansa business, senator and first-class lounges at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). This is after it announced access to the business and senator lounges in Munich late last year. As part of the announcement Amex also clarified the access policy for card members at both airports.

Lufthansa Lounge Entrance

How It Works

Access to the lounges is available to holders of The Platinum Card® from American Express, and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express as well as holders of a Centurion card (Terms Apply). The level of access you have is dependent on which card you hold, and your class of travel as follows:

  • Centurion cardholders have access to the first class, senator, and business class lounge regardless of their class of travel
  • Holders of the Amex Platinum and the Business Platinum Card have access to the Business lounge when traveling in Economy
  • Holders of the Amex Platinum and the Business Platinum Card have access to the Senator lounge when traveling in Business
  • Access is valid through October 31, 2019 (presumably that is when the contract expires, and Amex will renegotiate it)

Which Lounges Are Covered

  • At Munich airport, the participating business, senator, and first-class lounges are located in the satellite area of Terminal 2
  • At Frankfurt airport, the participating business, senator, and first-class lounges are located in Terminal 1 concourse B

Our Take

The addition of Frankfurt to the network of lounges you can access with your Amex Platinum or the Business Platinum Card, adds another perk to an already impressive list of perks associated with the Amex Platinum. Hopefully, Amex will be able to extend this perk and it won’t just expire in March next year.

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  • miskocina says:

    Great for Amex cardholders, but perhaps not so good for Miles&More status passengers or business/first ticket holders. The lounges are getting less ‘exclusive’ everyday!

  • Darshak Thakore says:

    I’m still not sure what the difference between the Business and the Senator lounge is

    • Business lounges are for travelers in business class, or if you have Lufthansa status, or for those with Star Alliance Gold.
      Senator lounges are for travelers in first class, or if you have LH Senator status, or Star Alliance Gold.
      First lounges are for travelers in first class or if you have HON status.

  • Sebastian says:

    So with Platinum i won’t have access to First Lounge, regardless of class of travel?

  • It does not really matter what a certain policy is if it does not translate down to the person working the desk when you walk into any lounge

  • so these days, a regular amex can get me into a lounge? or just a lufthansa lounge?
    i tried to enter one (not lufthansa) with friends in japan a few months ago but was denied because my cc was not a japan cc.
    i have an spa amex. does that give me a good shot at lounges outside of japan at least?

    • Not sure what a spa amex is. Do you mean SPG Amex? Either way, that card will not get you into an airport lounge — neither will most American Express cards. Each lounge has its own policy — I’d suggest you review policies before attempting to visit to make sure you know the requirements.

  • Sebastian says:

    Ok, thanks for clarifying – so no First Lounge for me then.

  • Does this also apply to amex cards issued by banks or it’s only for those issued directly by amex?

  • Hi Howie, any info for Amex Platinum issued by a NOT-US Country? I didn’t find any specification.


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