By Favour Nnabugwu
Lufthansa has opened it lounges to passengers from other airlines that will have to pay for the privilege of using the lounges, with the airline’s most exclusive lounges clocking in at €149 ($177).
Lufthansa allows passengers of any airline to use its lounges. This sees the airline opening the doors to its lounges around the world.
Airline lounges are typically limited to those who are flying in the airline’s premium cabins or those with frequent flyer status. However, around the world, many airports have pay-per-use lounges, with schemes like Priority Pass offering membership plans for such lounges.
In what is perhaps a bid to explore additional revenue streams, Lufthansa is selling access to its lounges around the world.
Varying lounge prices
Lufthansa’s lounges were designed with the airline’s frequent and premium flyers in mind. As spotted by One Mile At A Time, the airline has begun selling access to the lounge for those not eligible. This could be for one-time Lufthansa economy fliers or even Ryanair passengers. According to the airline’s lounge booking portal,
“Access to the lounge is restricted to the date on the booking confirmation and demands a valid boarding pass for the same day from any airline.”
It seems as though any lounge operated by Lufthansa is included in the offering. The cheapest lounge appears to be Lufthansa Business Lounge in Newark Liberty International, priced at just $29 (€24). Most airports have just one lounge on offer. This is not the case at the airline’s Frankfurt stronghold, where a total of six lounges are on offer,
Lufthansa Business Lounge A26; LufthansaBusiness Lounge A13; Lufthansa Lounge A; Lufthansa Lounge Z; Lufthansa Lounge B and Lufthansa First Class Lounge A13
In Frankfurt, each of the lounges is priced at €39 ($46), except for the first class lounge, priced at €149.