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MVD / Montevideo, Uruguay AA Flights and Contract Lounge Access (consolidated)

MVD / Montevideo, Uruguay AA Flights and Contract Lounge Access (consolidated)

Old Mar 4, 08, 10:14 am
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Hi. I am flying in J MIA-MVD this week. Will I have access to a lounge upon arrival?

Thanks.
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Old Mar 4, 08, 10:45 am
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Originally Posted by GSR View Post
Hi. I am flying in J MIA-MVD this week. Will I have access to a lounge upon arrival?

Thanks.
I flew MIA/MVD on 2/8 then MVD/EZE on 2/13 as far as I can tell there is no lounge available to AA pax (or elites for that matter) not sure if LAN has a lounge available to OW elites since I did have a ton of time after the checkin I did not bother to try and find out.

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Old Mar 5, 08, 1:05 am
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No AA (or any other OW, such as LAN)-accessible lounge upon departure from MVD.
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Old Mar 5, 08, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by HKG_Flyer1 View Post
Well, since AA charges only US$8,593.20 roundtrip for the MIA-MVD service, they've got to cut corners somewhere.
They could pay for access if they wanted to. MGA has a lounge run by the EAAI (owners) . AA gives you nothing while COPA and TACA pay for admittance for J passengers. AA looks cheap in these circumstances yet boast about their LatAm presence.

I suspect the cost of the Y to J differential in service amenities is not even the $35 that they's have to pony up to do this so that might be a reason why they don't.
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Old Mar 6, 08, 12:14 pm
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Yes, there is a lounge for departing passengers

I flew MVD-MIA on 13 February in J, and was invited into the lounge. Food selection isn't great, but certainly better than you would get in the MIA Admirals Club. Drink selection was fine, help yourself.

There is no arrivals lounge unless you are flying Pluna.

New airport should be open about the end of the year.
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Old Mar 6, 08, 4:14 pm
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Thanks for the tips. I am headed to MVD tomorrow as long as I can get out of DFW and into MIA.
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Old Mar 6, 08, 6:51 pm
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New airport looks pretty nice... last time I flew out of MVD was early Jan, but my GF, who drives by it daily, says its coming along pretty quickly... about time too, considering its the primary airport for that country
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Old Jun 25, 08, 9:27 pm
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MVD Depature Lounge

I'm based out of MVD and am PLT. First off the new terminal will be ready in December, so I assume the lounge situation will change.

There used to be an AA lounge which is now closed. There is just the one lounge now. As far as i know there is no arrival lounge, it's departure only.

I flew LAN and they gave me a pass to the lounge. When i flew Iberia and AA the two most recent times they did not give me pass. I fly economy mostly, so i think that effects things. I have SEEN AA give people passes to the lounge.

Why would OW partners give lounge access for AA status, but not AA itself? I'm not sure. I think it's all kind of up in the air until the new terminal is finished.
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Old Jun 26, 08, 10:51 am
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I was on AA 900 MVD-MIA 22 June with an equipment change in EZE in J and was given an invitation to a club located on the second floor of the terminal.

Open bar, some limited munchies and several large flat screen TVs. The hostess even escorted AA passengers to the front of the line at the boarding gate.

I look forward to the new terminal because taking the buses from the terminal to plane-side sucks.
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Old Jul 3, 08, 6:29 pm
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I´m in the lounge now waiting for the 984 direct (evening) flight to MIA... and just to reinforce what MileHigh has added, I specifically asked at check-in if I was given an invitation based on CoS or status and was told (twice) that all J passengers were being given invitations.

I haven´t been here before but it looks like the lounge was recently expanded with a large new annex, complete with comfy leather chairs, including that great, new-leather smell.

There´s also a single shower. You´re given a very nice amenity kit when you ask for the shower: two bars of soap, comb, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush/paste, and very large and plush towels. The shower doubles as the second men´s bathroom, so you may get a few knocks at the door while it´s in use.

Last edited by LRD; Jul 3, 08 at 7:42 pm Reason: Added shower info
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Old Mar 2, 09, 12:10 am
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I am flying into MVD in a few weeks. If I recall, MVD-MIA was a "late night supper" flight in Business the last time I took it, but it's now timed quite a bit earlier.

Anyone know if the MIA-MVD and MVD-MIA flights get the regular meal or expedited meal service?
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Old Mar 28, 09, 10:23 pm
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to answer my own question -- late night supper both ways. and, if anyone has doubts, access to the Aeropuertos VIP Club is still offered.

As an aside: we had a separate Pluna ticket from Montevideo to Curitiba (and back). I was a little nervous as our flight was delayed by a few hours from MIA, but the in-transit transfer was incredibly easy.
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Old Mar 29, 09, 4:53 am
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Originally Posted by PresRDC View Post
So, there was no lounge facility for AA J pax?

That is unacceptable.
There is a commercial lounge that is fine that J/F passengers can use. It is very near the gate normally used (Gate 1). The gate can be very crowded around when the plane is boarding but the lounge is reasonably comfortable. There used to be a AA lounge (not a AC) but this closed a few years ago.
There is a beautiful new terminal under construction.

The real issues with MVD are not leaving but on arrival. The luggage area is small and they X-ray everything. Also customs tends to look at lots of people -- not for very long -- but enough so that the process is slowed down a little bit.
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Old Oct 27, 09, 5:06 am
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Can anyone update the current lounge situation at MVD? I am flying next month in J.

I am coming from the Four Seasons hotel a few hours away so will probably get the airport early. What time does check-in open? Would it be possible to check a bag in the afternoon, then go into the city for a few hours? How far is the airport from the city? I have never been to Uruguay before so any info will be very helpful!
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Old Oct 27, 09, 5:46 am
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Originally Posted by 1/[email protected]
Can anyone update the current lounge situation at MVD? I am flying next month in J.

I am coming from the Four Seasons hotel a few hours away so will probably get the airport early. What time does check-in open? Would it be possible to check a bag in the afternoon, then go into the city for a few hours? How far is the airport from the city? I have never been to Uruguay before so any info will be very helpful!
Airport to city is about 30 to 40 minutes by taxi

check aa.com for counte hours

F/J pax get lounge passes

The new terminal opens mid November
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