Club America Lounge Miami
LAN Business Class Miami to Buenos Aires
Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
LAN Business Class Lounge Buenos Aires
LAN Business Class Buenos Aires to Miami
Grand Hyatt DFW Airport
We made it to the airport at around 8:45PM, about two hours before departure. Traffic wasn’t nearly as bad to the airport as it was when we drove into the city during rush hour, so it only took about 30 minutes.
Since we had a handful of segments home and knew our bags would never make it if we checked them, we proceeded to LAN check-in two at a time, while the others guarded carry-on bags. That way they couldn’t tell us our bags were too big.
Check-in took all of 10 minutes thanks to the lack of queues, and we were quickly on our way to security and immigration.
Security is located up the escalator and to the left.
While the queue was fairly long it moved quickly, and that’s despite us being cut by at least a handful of flight crews, including Emirates and American. After security we had to queue for immigration, which took about 15 minutes. At that point we headed towards the LAN lounge, located near gate nine.
The lounge was located up a level from the terminal, so required taking either stairs or an elevator.
Compared to the otherwise horrible lounges at Ezeiza Airport (like the Admirals Club), I actually found this one to be quite nice. It had modern and dark furnishings, compared to the otherwise 20-years-past-their-prime lounges at this airport. It wasn’t especially crowded either.
The food selection wasn’t especially good, and consisted exclusively of cold snacks, like muffins, cheese, granola bars, stale finger sandwiches, etc. As you might expect for a lounge in Argentina, though, the wine and booze selection were extensive.
The lounge also had a few iMacs. Unfortunately the wifi was extremely slow, almost unusable.
The lounge closed at 10PM, so after at least five announcements kicking us out we left and headed to our departure gate, which was less than a five minute walk away.
At the departure gate was an asinine security check, which included both questioning and searching of bags. At around 10:15PM boarding was announced.