New Amex Platinum Benefit: Lufthansa Lounges in Munich

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I find the Amex Platinum cards to be indispensable travel tools for the elite status and lounge access.

You get Starwood Gold (which matches to Marriott Gold) and Hilton Gold pretty well covering you with some benefits for hotel stays along with National Car Rental Executive status.

And you get access to American Express Centurion lounges, Priority Pass lounges, as well as Airspace and Escape lounges.

Now there’s a new addition to the lounge portfolio you can guest yourself into: Via One Mile at a Time American Express has added access to Lufthansa lounges in Munich (terminal 2 satellite) when flying Lufthansa, Swiss or Austrian.

  • Lufthansa Business lounges
  • Lufthansa Senator lounges
  • Centurion cardmembers only Lufthansa first class lounge

There are no guest privileges with this access though an additional cardmember on a Platinum or Centurion account will have access.

While there are already Priority Pass lounges in terminal 1, lounge access in terminal 2 is new for American Express cardholders. And since Lufthansa’s first class lounge is outstanding, there’s finally a real benefit to the Amex Black Card.

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  1. This is good news for some folks. Lufthansa does a good job with its lounges in Munich. Hopefully this benefit will expand soon to include Frankfurt where there are also some nice Lufthansa lounges.

    I also wonder if this new spirit of cooperation between Amex and Lufthansa foreshadows the possible addition of Lufthansa as a transfer partner for Amex Membership Rewards points. The answer to that question might be wrapped up in the mystery of what Marriott will do to SPG points which are the only US points that can currently transfer directly to Lufthansa.

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