Back in September American Express added a Lufthansa lounge access in Munich as a benefit for their most premium cards.
At the time I wrote this meant business and senator lounges in Munich (terminal 2 satellite) when flying Lufthansa, Swiss or Austrian and first class lounge access for Centurion cardmembers.
Already there were Priority Pass lounges in terminal 1, but lounge access in terminal 2 was new for American Express cardholders.
American Express has now made the benefit official, expanded it, and clarified access rules. Effective June 1, Platinum and Centurion cardmembers have access to Lufthansa lounges in Munich and Frankfurt when flying on Lufthansa, Swiss, or Austrian.
- Frankfurt access is available through March 31, 2019 (presumably the contract could be revisited and extended) at Lufthansa Business lounges and also Senator Lounges if flying business class in terminal 1 concourse B.
- Munich lounge access is available through May 31, 2019 at Lufthansa Business lounges and also Senator Lounges if flying business class in terminal 2 satellite.
In addition Centurion (Black Card) cardmembers get access to Lufthansa first class lounges in the Satellite area of T2 in Munich Airport, and T1 Concourse B in Frankfurt Airport and also nearby Senator lounges regardless of class of service.
Also new is that some Lufthansa lounges will sell guest access to cardmembers though American Express hasn’t specified which lounges or when. Until we learn more assume that access is for the cardmember only, another reason I suppose to add additional cardmembers to an account.
This does not apply to other Lufthansa lounges, notably it doesn’t include other lounges in the United States, Germany, or anywhere else — just these specific lounges. Lufthansa has been monetizing lounge access — including first class lounge access — since last summer.