AA, BA and Iberia have opened their first joint lounge at Miami International airport, with facilities including “spa-like showers” and a complimentary lunch, afternoon tea and light supper menu
The new lounge replaces AA’s former Miami E Admirals Club, and is located on the fifth floor of Concourse E just past security. The facility includes seating for 120 guests, as well as a business centre with HP Compaq dc7900 PCs, two TV lounges, a children’s room and shower facilities.
The food and beverage offering includes free wine, beer, spirits, coffee, tea and soft drinks, as well as lunch tea and supper menus with choices such as soup du jour and mini sandwiches.
Below are some low-res shots of the new lounge – Business Traveller will publish other images when they are available.
AA and its subsidiary American Eagle operate from sux gates in Terminal E, and joing venture partners BA and Iberia also depart from the terminal. On March 29 Iberia will launch flights between Miami and Barcelona.
The lounge is open from 1300 to 2100 for Oneworld international first and business class customers, as well as Emerald and Sapphire card holders, customers traveling on an AA-operated transcontinental full fare First Class (F and Z inventory) or full fare Business Class (J and U inventory) tickets, and Admirals Club members departing from Concourse E.
The new facility follows the opening of the first BA / AA joint lounge at Denver International airport late last year (see online news December 1, 2010).
Report by Mark Caswell