Now Permanent: Amex Cardholders Get Access to Lufthansa Lounges in Frankfurt and Munich Airports

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Amex's partnership with Lufthansa lounges in Munich and Frankfurt is now permanent. Now cardmembers of  The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, and Centurion® Card from American Express have access to select Lufthansa lounges in Frankfurt (FRA) and Munich (MUC).

Lufthansa Lounge Entrance

How It Works

Access to the lounges is available to Amex Platinum- and Centurion-cardholders. Which lounge you can access will depend on your card and your class of travel.

Cardmembers of the Amex Platinum and the Business Platinum Card have the following level of access:

  • When flying economy, get access to the business class lounge.
  • When flying in business class, get access to the Senator lounge.

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Amex Centurion Card holders have access to the first class, Senator, and business class lounges regardless of their class of travel.

To access the lounges travelers, have to show the following:

  • A valid Amex Platinum or Centurion card.
  • Government-issued photo ID.
  • Same day Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, SWISS or Austrian Airlines) boarding pass.

Lufthansa Lounge Drinks

Participating Lufthansa Lounges

The access policy only applies to lounges at Munich and Frankfurt airports and not at other airports in Germany. Only the following Lufthansa lounges are part of this lounge access partnership:

  • Frankfurt (FRA): Business class, Senator, and first-class lounges located in Terminal 1 Concourse B.
  • Munich (MUC): Business class, Senator, and first-class lounges located in the satellite area of Terminal 2 (satellite).

Lufthansa Lounge Workstations

Guest Access Policy

Unfortunately, the generous access policy does not apply to guests. So, you will be unable to bring a guest with you for free. However, Lufthansa does allow you to purchase access to its lounges in Frankfurt and Munich. Depending on the lounge and airport, prices vary between €25 to €50, with the welcome lounge in Frankfurt being the most expensive.

Our Take

Since the launch of this partnership a few years back, it has been quite a saga. After an initial access period, access was only extended short extension by short extension — sometimes just a month at a time.

It always made sense for Amex to use Lufthansa lounges in Munich and Frankfurt rather than building its own — especially with reduced traveler numbers right now. The permanent tie-up is the perfect solution for Amex to offer lower-cost lounge access and for Lufthansa to generate more revenue from its lounges.

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Comments

  • A nice development – got to check out one of the lounges in FRA a few years back. Just wish we could travel to Europe easily again.

  • I really love my Amex cards, they are always a step beyond

  • With travel being where it is now, this offer is likely suited only for the very motivated business traveler. But if the guest passes were to be discounted for families traveling together…

  • Awesome card and also great lounges. If you travel a lot, you should get it. There are a lot of lounges available worldwide.

  • What if i am flying on code share United metal or fly in to Frankfurt on Lufthansa and out of Frankfurt on United? Will lounge access still be granted with my Amex platinum card?

    • Good question. Anyone know for sure? Seems that the T&C require a Lufthansa Group boarding pass. I wonder if having one of those airlines reprint your ticket (assuming the original one has United logo) on their own stock would do the trick.

  • Thanks for the information. I´m about to book a flight to there

  • Matias Gomez says:

    I don’t remember the lay out of the airport terminal, any one knows if this apply to any route (European or Domestic)? Or are these lounges only available for International routes?

  • Christopher Lin says:

    Do authorized users also get free access?

  • Emily Davidson says:

    I wish this extended to other Amex cards…

  • no guests is a bummer though 🙁 how does this compare to Star Alliance Gold access? At least I hope i still have Star Gold via lifetime United Million Mile status… i haven’t kept up with the devaluation of benefits lately.