A-list Aviation: Premium Lounge Opens at Miami International Airport

  Miami International Airport

We've heard that globetrotters can now wait for their flights in a serene style — American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia have launched a joint Premium lounge in Miami International Airport, located in Concourse E.

Spanning 6,000 feet and offering seating for 120 guests, the new lounge is part of the joint business agreement among AA, BA and IB to share revenue, coordinate networks and schedules, and co-operate commercially on routes between North America and Europe.

And yes, there is a lot more than just seats waiting for jetsetters.

The business center boasts work stations with HP Compaq dc7900 PCs (completed with high-speed Internet), flat-panel TVs, spa-like showers, and a children’s room outfitted with age-appropriate programming.

Travelers visiting the lounge can also order up a stiff cocktail or crisp bubbling beer, as well as choose from a complimentary lunch, afternoon tea or light supper menu, serving up rotating soups and mini sandwiches among other edible delectables.

The AA, BA, IB Premium lounge is open daily from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and welcomes eligible International First Class, Business Class and Emerald and Sapphire customers.

Customers traveling on an AA-operated transcontinental full fare First Class (F and Z inventory) or full fare Business Class (J and U inventory) ticket, as well as Admirals Club members departing from Concourse E, may also access the lounge.