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joejet Mar 25, 19 8:58 am

Lounge in MIA + connection T3 - T5 LHR
 
Hello all,
I am flying the below all ticketed with BA

GCM - MIA on Cayman Airways KX104 13:30-16:00 In the back!!!
MIA - LHR T3 BA208 4th May 20:40-10:25 First
T5 LHR - DXB BA107 5th May 12:50-23:05 First
+ the returns

So 2 questions will i be able to use the AA flagship lounge at Mia and can I get first dining?

T3-T5 in First I really hope to get to the CCR and have time for a shower presuming no delays how much time do you think i might actually have?

Thanks
JoeJet

The _Banking_Scot Mar 25, 19 9:01 am


Originally Posted by joejet (Post 30927182)
Hello all,
I am flying the below all ticketed with BA

GCM - MIA on Cayman Airways KX104 13:30-16:00 In the back!!!
MIA - LHR T3 BA208 4th May 20:40-10:25 First
T5 LHR - DXB BA107 5th May 12:50-23:05 First
+ the returns

So 2 questions will i be able to use the AA flagship lounge at Mia and can I get first dining?

T3-T5 in First I really hope to get to the CCR and have time for a shower presuming no delays how much time do you think i might actually have?

Thanks
JoeJet


Hi,

It could take upto an hour from leaving the plane at T3 getting the flight connections bus and clearing security at T5 ( and had this time once) but probably 45mins.

There may be a queue for showers at the T5 spa though ( you get a buzzer)

Regards

TBS

eefor jfp Mar 25, 19 9:09 am

I think you should have access to flagship first dining at the D30 Flagship lounge in Miami (I had it on a recent BA flight number which was operated by AA) but you can ask when you get there if they don't offer you a voucher/ticket/pass when you check in with the lounge agent. Anyway, even if you don't the lounge is still good and there should be a small Cuban/Mexican station in the back right corner serving something interesting besides the buffet.

joejet Mar 25, 19 9:17 am

I have booked a Cabana :) hopefully this one won't stink of cigars!

ratypus Mar 25, 19 9:20 am

Yes you can use the Flagship Lounge in MIA (and I'd recommend that over the old BA lounge). I'm not sure whether you get First Dining if you're on a BA plane - you certainly don't get First Dining by reason of status (Gold/Emerald/CCR) but I don't know if American extend the First privileges to BA passengers...if not, then the First Dining is catering just one (?) AA flight a day?

Dubh Mar 25, 19 9:21 am

Are you sure your timings on the 208 are correct? Doesn't it leave around 10.30pm?

joejet Mar 25, 19 9:27 am


Originally Posted by Dubh (Post 30927267)
Are you sure your timings on the 208 are correct? Doesn't it leave around 10.30pm?

I hope not, it says 20:40 on ba.com


Flight:

BA0208 Non smoking

Operated by:

British Airways

Departing from:

Miami International (FL)Sat 4 May 2019, 20:40

Arriving at:

Heathrow (London)Terminal 3Sun 5 May 2019, 10:25

timol Mar 25, 19 10:07 am


Originally Posted by ratypus (Post 30927263)
Yes you can use the Flagship Lounge in MIA (and I'd recommend that over the old BA lounge). I'm not sure whether you get First Dining if you're on a BA plane - you certainly don't get First Dining by reason of status (Gold/Emerald/CCR) but I don't know if American extend the First privileges to BA passengers...if not, then the First Dining is catering just one (?) AA flight a day?

Just last month, on the outbound in AA J, I asked a lounge attendant whether I would qualify for First Dining on the inbound (BA F). He (otherwise knowledgeable) thought the question was interesting but had no other answer than "if you get in then, you should try the burger". Later on the inbound, we ended up not even trying - the offerings on the normal Flagship side were excellent.

SoggyDollar Mar 25, 19 11:05 am

This is the official position:

Departing flight must be marketed and operated by American on the same day (or before 6 a.m. the following day)

I guess if you have a BP with an AA flight number showing first class, it might be worth asking? Would be interesting to know.

offshore_bob Mar 25, 19 11:08 am


Originally Posted by ratypus (Post 30927263)
Yes you can use the Flagship Lounge in MIA (and I'd recommend that over the old BA lounge). I'm not sure whether you get First Dining if you're on a BA plane - you certainly don't get First Dining by reason of status (Gold/Emerald/CCR) but I don't know if American extend the First privileges to BA passengers...if not, then the First Dining is catering just one (?) AA flight a day?

The feedback is passengers flying first on BA are extended first dining in the flagship lounge, including mini bottles of Krug!

Airprox Mar 25, 19 11:15 am


Originally Posted by offshore_bob (Post 30927689)
The feedback is passengers flying first on BA are extended first dining in the flagship lounge, including mini bottles of Krug!

This was not the case for me back in November, regular Flagship Lounge only.

gbs1112 Mar 25, 19 11:19 am

MIA Flagship lounge
 

Originally Posted by ratypus (Post 30927263)
Yes you can use the Flagship Lounge in MIA (and I'd recommend that over the old BA lounge). I'm not sure whether you get First Dining if you're on a BA plane - you certainly don't get First Dining by reason of status (Gold/Emerald/CCR) but I don't know if American extend the First privileges to BA passengers...if not, then the First Dining is catering just one (?) AA flight a day?

Yes if you are flying F on BA you will be able to use Flagship dining. We were escorted from the entrance into the dining area and handed over to staff there.

offshore_bob Mar 25, 19 11:32 am


Originally Posted by Airprox (Post 30927718)
This was not the case for me back in November, regular Flagship Lounge only.

That was soooo last year ;-) Sorry should've said the feedback is this year it has been extended to BA first.

joejet Mar 25, 19 11:41 am


Originally Posted by offshore_bob (Post 30927785)
That was soooo last year ;-) Sorry should've said the feedback is this year it has been extended to BA first.


Well that is good news, i have been in the lounges so many times but never the first dining, if it does not work out late lunch at TGI's (again!)


Thanks for the replies


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