Lounge in MIA + connection T3 - T5 LHR

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Old Mar 25, 19, 7:58 am
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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
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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?

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Old Mar 25, 19, 8:01 am
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Originally Posted by joejet View Post
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)

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Old Mar 25, 19, 8:09 am
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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.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 8:17 am
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I have booked a Cabana hopefully this one won't stink of cigars!
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Old Mar 25, 19, 8:20 am
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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?
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Old Mar 25, 19, 8:21 am
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Are you sure your timings on the 208 are correct? Doesn't it leave around 10.30pm?
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Old Mar 25, 19, 8:27 am
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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


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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.
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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.
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Originally Posted by ratypus View Post
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!
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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.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by ratypus View Post
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.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 10:32 am
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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.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by offshore_bob View Post
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!)


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