American Airlines Flagship Lounge, Miami International: Spacious and qualitative catering

Fresh off my flight from Boston, I waited to board my next flight in one of the lounges at the Miami hub.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

#TypeReview
1DiaryBusiness trip to Orlando
2LoungeAmerican Airlines Admirals Club, Boston Logan
3FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, Boston Logan – Miami International, Boeing 737-800
4LoungeAmerican Airlines Flagship First Lounge, Miami International
5FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, Miami International – Orlando International, Boeing 737-800
6HotelJW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek
7FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, Orlando International – Charlotte, Boeing 737 MAX 8
8LoungeAmerican Airlines Admirals Club, Charlotte Gates C
9FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, Charlotte – Boston Logan, Airbus A321
Today’s itinerary

Location and welcome

The lounge is located between the two boarding piers in terminal D. It is co-located with one of the hub’s Admirals Clubs.

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The welcome was charming: my eligibility was checked, and I was given a Flagship Lounge access card. I handed it to the attendant at the elevator exit to gain access to this more exclusive lounge.

Lounge design

The design of the lounge hasn’t changed since my last visit a few months earlier, when I dropped in before a British Airways flight to London Heathrow.

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It’s very spacious, with seating and dining areas and views over the tarmac.

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Catering

The food and beverage offer was very high quality. At the time of my visit, grilled beef and chicken were available as hot dishes, and there were plenty of salad ingredients, as well as cold meats and cheeses.

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For drinks, a wide selection of liqueurs and spirits were available on a self-serve basis, as well as mid-range wines and a well-made champagne, Piper-Heidsick brut.

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I finished with a few sweets, such as jelly beans, available near the coffee machine.

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Bottom line

An excellent lounge experience, but I barely had time to enjoy it!

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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