Miami Lounge confusion

Old Dec 17, 17, 2:23 pm
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Miami Lounge confusion

Wondered if anyone could advise me on what to do regarding the Miami Lounge situation... I'm due to fly CW tonight from MIA-LHR, it's gate E24.

The BA site seems to suggest quite a few options and not sure which would be the best.

Any tips from recent travellers?
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Old Dec 17, 17, 2:31 pm
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I used the new AA Flagship lounge a few weeks back, it was very pleasant. I think you need to be Gold to use it (An expert will be along shortly to confirm or deny)
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Old Dec 17, 17, 2:31 pm
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You want the Premium Lounge, which is via a set of lifts just after TSA security in E. There are indeed other options, but realistically this lounge makes sense for BA's departures. More information on this in the North America lounge guide in the Dashboard.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
You want the Premium Lounge, which is via a set of lifts just after TSA security in E. There are indeed other options, but realistically this lounge makes sense for BA's departures. More information on this in the North America lounge guide in the Dashboard.
Just to add to that... E24 is in the satellite area and you have to take a short train from the main E area. You can get to the train from the level between the main E area and the Premium lounge.

If you have time I would recommend the D30 AAdmirals club and the Flagship component of that if you are eligible. If you don't have time go for the Premium lounge in the main E area.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
You want the Premium Lounge, which is via a set of lifts just after TSA security in E. There are indeed other options, but realistically this lounge makes sense for BA's departures. More information on this in the North America lounge guide in the Dashboard.
not the easiest lift to find. There tends to be a chap standing at the bottom of the escalators these days. Ask him for directions. Bear in mind you have to give yourself 10 mins to take the train thingy over to the gates.

do they actually use the bar in there anymore CWS? Or is it permanently padlocked?
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Old Dec 17, 17, 2:46 pm
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I wouldn't waste my time with the MIA Premium Lounge. If you fancy a substantial meal, use the TGI Fridays at D West before heading on to the plane in order to sleep all the way to London.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 2:52 pm
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The Premium lounge is shared by AA, BA and IB in Concourse E, from where BA flights depart.

You can use the new AA Flagship lounge in Concourse D; this is a much better lounge but a bit of a distance from Concourse E.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 2:55 pm
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Out if curiosity, and off topic, I notice Aer Lingus now operate from the same location. Are they also using that lounge?
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Old Dec 17, 17, 3:05 pm
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Thanks all, very helpful!
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Old Dec 17, 17, 3:14 pm
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AA FLAGSHIP lounge is my choice - absolutely awesome and great to see AA finally taking lounges seriously !
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Old Dec 17, 17, 3:23 pm
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The premium lounge is most frustrating. Access is by only one small lift and a huge scrum/queue to try to get on it. No stairs alternative either (only for emergencies and they don't allow use). Then, once you're up there, they ask you to leave early in order to allow time for the same single lift down. Fairly average lounge but they did have a comprehensive bar including champagne on free pour (Veuve Cliquot IIRC)
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Old Dec 17, 17, 3:41 pm
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Originally Posted by bhbloke View Post
I used the new AA Flagship lounge a few weeks back, it was very pleasant. I think you need to be Gold to use it (An expert will be along shortly to confirm or deny)
No, Flagship Lounges are accessible to both OWE and OWS so even lowly BAEC Silvers like myself are allowed in.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 3:51 pm
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No, Flagship Lounges are accessible to both OWE and OWS so even lowly BAEC Silvers like myself are allowed in.
Longhaul J too.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 4:33 pm
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For anyone interested... I got to the Premium lounge and the receptionist advised going to the Flagship lounge as it's "worth the walk!". No issues getting in and I'm a very lowly BA Blue.

Currently have a lovely glass of Bollinger!

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Old Dec 18, 17, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by Mark_UK View Post
For anyone interested... I got to the Premium lounge and the receptionist advised going to the Flagship lounge as it's "worth the walk!". No issues getting in and I'm a very lowly BA Blue.

Currently have a lovely glass of Bollinger!

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How did you find the trip from D30 Flagship to the E gates where the BA flights leave from? Do you have to go through security again between concourses?
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