Lufthansa Business Lounge At Washington Dulles Airport Now Part Of Priority Pass

The Lufthansa business class lounge at Washington Dulles is now part of Priority Pass. That’s a great new option in the airport.

There are already other lounges on the B concourse that are part of the program, like the Turkish Airlines lounge, but in normal times that gets so crowded they cut off Priority Pass access. Another lounge should help equalize the traffic and make it possible to get into your preferred location.

The Lufthansa business lounge is available through Priority Pass from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily for a maximum 3 hour stay. It’s located by gate B50.

Access is marked ‘international flights only’ so perhaps they will only allow Priority Pass admittance in conjunction with an international boarding pass, in other words no United domestic passengers coming over from the C or D concourses (unless they have United Gold status or higher, of course).

More options at Washington Dulles is great especially with the growth of Priority Pass in the U.S. with so many cards out there from American Express, Chase, Citibank and other issuers. And don’t forget we’re still going to get Capital One’s first own-branded airport lounge at Washington Dulles soon.

(HT: Meilenoptimieren)

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  1. Generally seems fairly useless, like the other IAD int’l lounges that open up to PP for a few mid-afternoon hours.

    But I am wondering, how does marking it as “international flights only” keep out “United passengers coming over from the C or D concourses”? UA operates international flights out of C and D…

  2. Gotcha – was about to say, if I was coming in from Johnstown or Roanoke or wherever connecting on to Europe was a few hours to burn, I’d be bored enough to find my way over! (Though the IAD LH lounge situation as a whole is less than impressive)

  3. Was at IAD Wednesday. Disappointing that is only for international ticketed passengers. I was able to access the Turkish lounge. Not much there, but a nice quiet respite.

  4. In years past, I’ve often found the LH lounge at Dulles so horribly packed at times that I would enter it and then leave to go hang out in the open concourse areas or go use one of the other lounges to which I had access.

    If the pandemic-related hit to travel demand wasn’t in the picture, I would anticipate there being times where Priority Pass customers at IAD would get rejected from entry both by the Turkish lounge and by the Lufthansa lounge due to being at or close to capacity during some parts of the day.

  5. I have used the LH lounge at IAD for wholly domestic US trips when flying UA as an A3*G customer. Yes, I did the terminal shuffle, but I have had also had time to burn a couple of calories at IAD to go terminal
    hop. But that was some years back.

    So I don’t know what all to make of the “‘international flights only’ restriction at the LH lounge at IAD other than that LH doesn’t want UA*Gs in domestic UA economy class taking up capacity in its lounge on the basis of UA*G status.

  6. But is there even such a restriction applicable to it for UA*Gs flying UA domestically?if not, then strike that last paragraph above.

    The “international flights only” restriction at that lounge is applicable to Priority Pass members. Is that restriction applicable to any others?

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