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Update: On September 24, 2020, Amex extended Lufthansa lounge access for The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express and Centurion cardmembers to December 31, 2020. This post has been updated to reflect these changes.
Back in 2017, American Express and Lufthansa announced a new partnership to grant Lufthansa lounge access to Amex cardmembers in Munch (MUC) airport. Amex and Lufthansa expanded this program in 2018 to include Lufthansa lounge access at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Now, Amex and Lufthansa have extended this partnership—but only through December 31, 2020.
How It Works
Access to the lounges is available to holders of The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express as well as holders of a Centurion card. The level of access you have is dependent on which card you hold and your class of travel:
- Centurion cardholders have access to the first class, Senator, and business class lounge regardless of their class of travel
- Amex Platinum and the Business Platinum Card cardmembers have access to the Business lounge when traveling in economy
- Amex Platinum and the Business Platinum Card cardmembers have access to the Senator lounge when traveling in business class
- Cardmembers will need to show a valid Platinum Card or Centurion Card, government-issued photo ID, and confirmed seat on a same day Lufthansa Group boarding pass.
- Access is currently valid through December 31, 2020
Participating Lufthansa Lounges
- Munich: the participating business, Senator, and first-class lounges are located in the satellite area of Terminal 2
- Frankfurt: the participating business, Senator, and first-class lounges are located in Terminal 1 Concourse B
It makes sense for American Express to utilize Lufthansa's existing lounges rather than building its own lounges. That's especially true during the downturn in travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It's great to see this lounge access partnership being extended. But, it's puzzling that the extension is for such a short amount of time. Hopefully, the partners will be extended again and it won’t just expire again at the end of the year.
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