On a recent American Airlines First Class flight I had the opportunity to visit the Premium Lounge in the Miami International Airport.
The Premium Lounge is located in the E terminal. The lounge opens at 1 PM so if you anticipate an early arrival you may want to consider a stop by the American Airlines Admirals Club first.
The elevator drops you off in the main entrance area where your credentials will be checked. In addition to American Airlines representatives, there is a dedicated British Airways representative who can answer any of your questions and print out British Airways boarding passes.
Self Serve Food & Beverage Selection
First things first, the beer selection hit right to the heart. There was a good selection and I went straight for the Blue Moon.
Next, I checked out the various food offerings. There was prosciutto, pasta salad, beef soup, cold cuts, and a desert tray.
I went with a mix of everything including the soup and it was a tasty lunch.
After a quick walk around the lounge, which I’ll share in a video below, I was caught off guard by the elaborate kids room. I guess other people do travel with kids in First Class after all 🙂
The lounge walk through video starts near the entrance and walks around the lounge in a counterclockwise direction. The lounge is broken into many small seating areas which gives it a private feel. The furniture is different in some of the rooms so walk around and see what works for you.
I’m no fancy pants, but overall I was impressed with the Premium Lounge in Miami, especially since I’m used to domestic legacy carrier lounges. The Premium Lounge in Miami was a fantastic place to relax, grab a bite to eat and catch up on some work prior to departing on an international First Class American Airlines flight.
The food in the Premium Lounge was substantial, the drinks were premium (including beers) and the lounge overall felt very private because of the broken up rooms. I would strongly suggest anyone who has access to this lounge make their way over to it instead or in addition to visiting the Admirals Club in the D terminal.