Los Angeles LAX Airport Lounges Guide

 

Los Angeles LAX Airport Lounges Guide

 

Los Angeles International Airport commonly referred to as LAX, is the primary international airport in LA, California. It serves LA as well as the surrounding metropolitan areas. It comes as no surprise that LAX is one of the busiest airports not only in the US but in the world.

LAX has 9 terminals and 128 gates, which serve over 60 passenger airlines and over 20 cargo airlines. With all this traffic, it is not hard to see why LAX Airport has so many lounges.

There are 5 lounges available for passengers traveling with any airline:

  • Rock & Brews
  • Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse
  • Alaska Lounge
  • KAL Lounge
  • P.F. Chang’s

 

About LAX

 

The airport covers 3,500 acres of land with four parallel runways. According to Wikipedia, LAX served over 87M passengers in 2018, making it the second busiest airport in the US and the fourth busiest Airport in the world. LAX also ranks among the top five busy airports in the US for both passengers and cargo traffic.

 

Some of the leading airlines and the terminals they use include:

  • Southwest Airlines – uses terminal 1
  • Delta Airlines – uses terminal 2 and 3
  • Virgin Atlantic- uses terminal 2
  • American Airlines– uses terminal 4 and 5
  • Emirates- uses Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)
  • Etihad Airways- uses Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)
  • Qatar Airways- uses Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)
  • British Airways- uses Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)
  • Air Canada – uses terminal 6
  • United Airlines– uses terminal 7 and 8

 

Regardless of the terminal, you are using; you will find a lounge where you can relax and maybe freshen up while you wait for your flight.

 

Lounges at LAX

 

 

 

 

Rock & Brews

Location:

Terminal 1 airside.

Directions:

After security check, take the escalator to the next level. The lounge is located on the opposite side of gate 11B for domestic flights only.

Services offered:

  • Refreshments including alcohol
  • Tv
  • Air conditioning
  • Disabled access
  • Accepts digital cards
  • Smoking not allowed

Hours of operation:

Monday – Sunday – 06:00 – 22:00

Cost:

Reserved for passengers with particular credentials like premium tickets, elite status, or other access methods required for entry.

Conditions:

Currently, Rock & Brews does not make reservations. However, the lounge can exceed its seating limits at certain times. As such, admission to the lounge is at the restaurant’s sole discretion.

For passengers with a Priority Pass, one can use their card to receive an entitled $28 off their bill. The $28 is for every single visit within a cardholder’s existing lounge allocation. A cardholder will be charged where applicable, e.g., if a cardholder admits a guest, they will be charged $56 off their bill, which is charged as one cardholder visit plus one guest on their account. During registration, only one card per visit per cardholder will be accepted.

The $28 is valid for the purchase of any meals and drinks, excluding any ‘Grab and Go’ and ‘To-Go Orders.’ However, one must present their boarding pass showing a confirmation of same-day travel and a valid card to be eligible.

Most importantly, note that the $28 is non-transferable if the bill is lower than the $28, and the balance cannot be refunded or exchanged for cash. On the other hand, if the bill is higher than the $28, the cardholder will be responsible for the balance per person.

Before accessing the above offers from Rock & Brews, I would advise a Priority Pass cardholder to review their offers before beforehand.

 

 

 

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse

Location:

Terminal 2 airside.

Directions:

After security, use the stairs or elevator located towards the end of the terminal. Proceed to the entrance on level 4.

Services offered:

  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Spirits, liquor, beer & wine
  • Snacks
  • Premium Food
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wi-Fi
  • TVs
  • Premium foods
  • Disabled Access
  • Digital Card Accepted

Hours of operation:

Monday – Sunday – 05:00 – Last departure

Monday – Sunday – 5 am – 11:30 am- For Cardholders only.

Cost:

Reserved for passengers with particular credentials like premium tickets, elite status, or other access methods required for entry.

Conditions:

The maximum stay is 3 hours. Any children below the age of 5 are admitted for free if they are in the company of an adult.

Passengers with Priority Pass and other lounge memberships are only allowed to use the lounge from 5:00 am – 11:30 am every day.   

Complimentary drinks are served between 5:00 am – 11:30 am and are limited to wine and beer only. Premium foods are not available from 5:00 am – 11:30 am.

Alaska Lounge

Location:

Terminal 6 Airside

Directions:

On terminal 6, on the Mezzanine Level, head to Gate 64. Alaska Lounge is located near the gate.

Services offered:

  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Printers & Copiers
  • 18+ Cardholder
  • Children’s Area
  • Refreshments- beer, wine, liquor, and spirits
  • Snacks
  • Wi-Fi
  • TVs
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Disabled access
  • Telephone
  • Fax
  • Flight information
  • Digital cards accepted
  • Restrooms

Hours of operation:

Sunday – Thursday- 4:30 am – 8:00 pm

Friday – Saturday – 4:30 am – 11:00 pm

Closed on December 25.

Cost:

If there is available space, this lounge accepts guests at the door. The cost is $50 per adult paid at the front desk and free for children under the age of 2 years, accompanied by an adult.

Conditions:

Alaska Lounge is accessible to passengers who are only using terminal 6, but to passengers using terminals 4, 5, 7, 8, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal. However, it is advisable to allow yourself up to 30-minutes to proceed to departure gates located in other terminals if you are not using terminal 6.   

An adult is only allowed access to 3 alcoholic drinks. Premium alcoholic drinks in this lounge are charged.

Passengers with Priority Pass and other lounge memberships are only allowed access to the lounge 3-hours before their scheduled departure flight. For access, all cardholders must show a digital or physical Priority Pass Card. Cardholders and guests must also present their boarding pass, which has to be for the same-day travel.

Cardholders must be 18 years and above. For cardholders wanting to access the lounge, the name on the card and the boarding pass must be the same. A cardholder is only allowed to admit two guests or immediate family members (children under the age of 21 and spouse).    

The lounge reserves the right to restrict access based on the capacity, and they can also reserve seating when necessary.

Korean Air Lounge (KAL)

Location:

Tom Bradley International Terminal airside

Directions:

After security check, follow the signs that lead to “ALL GATES.” Turn left before you pass the Duty-Free Stores and take the elevator to the 5th floor.

Services offered:

  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Refreshments
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • Accepts digital cards
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephones
  • Snacks

Hours of operation:

Monday – Sunday – 01:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The hours may vary based on KAL’s international flight schedules.

Cost:

Reserved for passengers with particular credentials like premium tickets, elite status, or other access methods required for entry.

Conditions:

The lounge does not admit cardholders after their operating hours (01:00 pm – 7:00 pm).

A cardholder is also allowed to admit a maximum of two guests. Access to children under the age of 2 years is free, an adult must accompany all children. The lounge reserves the right to restrict access based on capacity.

P.F. Chang’s

Location:

Tom Bradley International Terminal airside

Directions:

Reserved for passengers with particular credentials like premium tickets, elite status, or other access methods required for entry.

Services offered:

  • Wi-Fi
  • TVs
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • Refreshments
  • Alcohol
  • Accepts digital cards

Hours of operation:

Monday – Sunday – 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Cost:

Reserved for passengers with particular credentials like premium tickets, elite status, or other access methods required for entry.

Conditions:

Priority Pass cardholders are allowed to use their lounge visit entitlement to receive $30 off their bill on every visit. A cardholder will be charged where applicable, e.g., if a cardholder admits a guest, they will be charged $60 off their bill, which will be charged as one cardholder visit plus one guest visit on their account. During registration, only one card per visit per cardholder will be accepted.

The $30 is valid for the purchase of any meals and drinks. However, one must present their boarding pass showing a confirmation of same-day travel and a valid Priority Pass card to be eligible.

A cardholder can only register 2 guests per visit for them to receive $30 off. Most importantly, note that the $30 is non-transferable if the bill is lower than $30, and the balance cannot be refunded or exchanged for cash. On the other hand, if the bill is higher than the $30 per person, the cardholder will be responsible for the balance.

Priority Pass and its Affiliates Companies will not be liable if the offer offered by the lounge has a value less than a customer’s lounge visit entitlement.

Before accessing the above offers from P.F. Chang’s Lounge at the LAX, I would advise a Priority Pass cardholder to review their offers beforehand.

In summary, any of these 5 airport lounges are suitable for all travelers. As long as you follow the rules that is! Although they may seem expensive for a 2 or 3-hour stay, your best value is to buy a Priority Pass membership. If you are a frequent traveler, take advantage of the deals and eliminate the stress and inconvenience of not having a pass.

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