Tuesday, December 16, 2008

American Airlines ReOpens Flagship Lounge At Miami Then Announces Layoffs

American Airlines had a busy day in Miami Florida today. They announced the re-opening of their flagship Admirals Club at Miami International Airport, then announced they were laying off 97 employees in January.

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® customers another oasis amid the hustle and bustle of major airport terminals by providing amenities for productivity, comfort and convenience."

In the same breath they announced Miami International Airport may be one of the few places where American Airlines is increasing its flight capacity. But, come Jan. 30, the company expects to lay off 97 employees there.

So for all the American Airlines passengers in Miami, you have a brand new club, you just wont have anyone to help you in there.

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