American Airlines Announces Re-Opening of Flagship Lounge at Miami International Airport

Dec 16, 2008, 10:43 ET from American Airlines, Inc.

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines today announced the re-opening of its Flagship Lounge(R) at Miami International Airport, giving passengers another quiet haven to decompress or a place to work before and after flights.

The re-opening of the Miami Flagship Lounge continues a tradition of comfort and strengthens American's premium product for First Class international customers traveling to Europe, Asia, Central and South America and Mexico City, as well as full-fare First Class transcontinental customers traveling on three-class aircraft. American also offers Flagship Lounges in four other locations: Chicago O'Hare International Airport, London Heathrow Airport, New York JFK Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

"We're focused on enhancing the travel experience for our valued customers, and the Flagship Lounge facility is an important element in this experience," said Kurt Stache, American's Vice President and General Sales Manager. "It is our pleasure to offer our eligible First Class and qualifying oneworld(R) customers another oasis amid the hustle and bustle of major airport terminals by providing amenities for productivity, comfort and convenience."

Located in Concourse E on the departure level directly beyond the security checkpoint, the Miami Flagship Lounge spans approximately 3,600 square feet with seating for 62 guests.

Travelers can stay productive while on the go with the Flagship Lounge Business Center featuring two work stations, two Lenovo personal computers with high-speed Internet access, a copier and a fax service. The lounge also offers a global print solution, powered by Printer On, making it possible for users to submit print requests via e-mail or Web page uploads from any location and pick up printed materials right in the lounge.

The Flagship Lounge offers a wide array of complimentary wines, liquors and other beverages, as well as a complimentary lounge buffet complete with china and silverware providing distinctive food offerings throughout the day. Selections include:

-- "The Fresh Start" continental breakfast featuring an assortment of muffins, bagels, Danish, cereal, oatmeal, fresh fruit and yogurt;

-- "Flagship Cafe" light lunch featuring a salad bar, soup, cheese and crackers and dessert;

-- "Afternoon Tea" featuring soup, sandwiches and wraps, scones, cheese and crackers and dessert;

-- "Flagship Supper" featuring appetizers, soup, salad bar, cheese and crackers and dessert; and

-- "Late Night Bite" (at U.S. locations) featuring cheese and crackers and dessert.

Four spa-like shower facilities, complete with towels, shampoo, body gels and blow-dryers, are available for travelers wishing to freshen up before continuing on their journey. Or for those visitors preferring to be entertained, the lounge provides DirecTV, newspapers and select magazines for use in the club, and complimentary T-Mobile wireless access. The Miami facility is open from 4:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily.

"American Airlines is delighted to offer the quiet, comfortable retreat of a Flagship Lounge here in Miami," said George Hazy, American's Vice President- Miami Operations. "When going to, from or connecting between international destinations in South America, Central America, Mexico City, Europe, and Asia our lounge is the perfect place for our premium customers to enjoy some relaxation."

American is a founding member of the global oneworld Alliance. For more information on Flagship Lounges, log onto

About American Airlines

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