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Guide: LAX / Los Angeles TBIT / Bradley Int値. oneworld Lounges

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Los Angeles International Airport - Tom Bradley International Terminal oneworld Lounges
(oneworld Premium Lounge operated by Qantas) and Qantas First Lounge

Location: Go airside via the North security check. Continue past the SkyTeam marked elevator / lift past the Star Alliance lounge signage and escalators to the main shops area and take the elevator to the oneworld Lounge on floor 5. (LAX / LAWA now allows passengers with same day departing boarding passes multi-terminal access.)

See AA T-4 - LAX TBIT secure airside connector open 25 Feb 2016 for airside access via the new secure airside connector.
oneworld Los Angeles Lounge

Opening hours: Daily: 06:30 - 23:30 (but see linked page for changes)

AMENITIES:
  • WiFi
  • Computer connected to Internet
  • Neil Perry dining and buffet (hot, cold, food carts)
  • Full staffed bar and made to order mixed drinks
  • Barista and coffee selections
  • Shower suites (16)
Notes: The stylish and spacious Business Class Lounge has a contemporary design reflecting Californian culture, combined with signature elements from each airline, built around a communal fireplace and central glass atrium providing natural light. In the lounge's dining area, customers can choose from menus, designed by renowned Qantas chef Neil Perry, based on signature Qantas Lounge favourites with influences of multicultural California, including Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and US West Coast street food. Californian food carts similar to the pop-up dining concept offer freshly prepared dishes. At the cocktail bar, customers can select signature cocktails or premium wines, or have the barista create the coffee of their choice. The lounge also offers an enhanced hot and cold buffet, faster WiFi, new workstations and sixteen shower suites with Aurora Spa amenities.

Qantas First Lounge

Opening hours: Daily: 06:30 - 23:30 (but see linked page for changes)

AMENITIES:
  • WiFi
  • Computer connected to Internet
  • Neil Perry restaurant (74 seats, a la carte dining)
  • Full staffed bar and made to order mixed drinks
  • Barista with coffee selections
  • Shower suites (7)
  • Business suites (2 - can be combined for conference room)
  • Shirt pressing (First)
Notes: The Qantas Los Angeles First Lounge defines a new standard of luxury and sophistication for First and eligible premium customers travelling through LAX. The spacious, light and open plan lounge is three times the size of the previous First Lounge. The lounge features a 74-seat a la carte restaurant, Californian Knoll furniture selected by Marc Newson, including 12 Eero Saarinen Womb Chairs with matching ottomans, 2 private work suites that can open into one larger private meeting room, state of the art wi-fi, wireless printing capabilities, TVs equipped with cable television and 7 dedicated shower suites, complete with Aurora Spa products. The a la carte Rockpool menu has been designed by Neil Perry, featuring signature dishes from the Qantas flagship Sydney and Melbourne lounges, as well as locally inspired LA cuisine. Menus will change seasonally, every 3 months. Access to First Class Lounges is restricted to Emerald members or those travelling in First Class.
Access rules: (v. Mar 12, 2016)

Qantas First Lounge

Must be traveling on a oneworld marketed and operated flight ("qualifying flight") and be
  • departing in, or connecting from, first class on a oneworld international flight of over 5 hours, or

  • traveling in first class on a three-class domestic flight (currently JFK-LAX or SFO and return, some LAX-MIA), or (2017 change) First LAX-MIA-LAX.

  • a oneworld Emerald cardholder.
    • Exception: AA Executive Platinum members are not eligible for access when traveling solely on flights within or between the U.S., Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean.
Also note: ...customers travelling in First class on U.S. transcontinental flights between JFK-LAX, JFK-SFO and MIA-LAX (and vice-versa) are eligible for lounge access. oneworld lounge access page - link
Originally Posted by Ready Reckoner
For access to the Qantas First Lounge at TBIT just one of the following needs to be true:
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  • Non AAdvantage oneworld Emerald travelling on a oneworld Marketed and operated flight.
  • AAdvantage Executive Platinum travelling on a oneworld Marketed and Operated flight NOT solely on a "North American* Itinerary".
  • First Class passengers travelling on a oneworld Marketed and Operated flight not solely on a "North American* Itinerary".
  • Passengers in First Class on a flight longer than five hours connectingァ to/from a oneworld Marketed and Operated flight and not solely on a "North American* Itinerary".
  • First Class passengers travelling on an American Airlines Marketed and Operated flight between Los Angeles & New York or Los Angeles & Miami.
* A "North American* Itinerary" is travel on solely domestic flights within the U.S. or between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico [except Mexico City], the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
Connecting the same day or before 6am the following day.
oneworld Los Angeles Lounge (business lounge operated by Qantas)

Note this is a oneworld lounge, not a Qantas Club. It is not part of any reciprocity agreement with Admirals Club.

Must be traveling on a oneworld marketed and operated flight ("qualifying flight") and be
  • departing in, or connecting from, first or business class on a oneworld international flight of over 5 hours, or

  • traveling in first or business class on a three-class domestic flight (currently JFK-LAX or SFO and returns, and LAX-MIA - changed in 2017 to include MIA-LAX-MIA two class flights), or

  • a oneworld Emerald or Sapphire cardholder.
    • Exception: AA Executive Platinum and Platinum members are not eligible for access when traveling solely on flights within or between the U.S., Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean.
Originally Posted by Ready Reckoner
For access to the oneworld Business Lounge at TBIT just one of the following needs to be true:
.
  • Non AAdvantage oneworld Sapphire or Emerald travelling on a oneworld Marketed and operated flight.
  • AAdvantage Platinum or Executive Platinum travelling on a oneworld Marketed and Operated flight NOT solely on a "North American* Itinerary".
  • First and Business Class passengers travelling on a oneworld Marketed and Operated flight not solely on a "North American* Itinerary".
  • Passengers in First or Business Class on a flight longer than five hours connectingァ to/from a oneworld Marketed and Operated flight and not solely on a "North American* Itinerary".
  • First Class and Business class passengers travelling on an American Airlines Marketed and Operated flight between Los Angeles & New York or Los Angeles & Miami.
* A "North American* Itinerary" is travel on solely domestic flights within the U.S. or between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico [except Mexico City], the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
Connecting the same day or before 6am the following day.
Link to walk through of new TBIT oneworld lounge operated by Qantas.

Each of the three alliances was given lounge space at the new TBIT, the square footage determined by how large each alliance is at LAX. As oneworld is the largest alliance at LAX, it was given the largest lounge space. Then each alliance chose one airline to operate the lounge - Qantas for oneworld, Air New Zealand for Star and Korean Air for SkyTeam.

Emirates was also given their own lounge space and there will be a third-party lounge for non-affiliated carriers...
Link to review, with photos, on BoardingArea.

See this blog for many photos.




You can now travel between AA Terminal 4 and Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) via the new secure airside connector, and between the American Airlines and the legacy US Airways / Alaska terminals without leaving Security via airside connection or shuttle service T-4 <-> T-6. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes between 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., with stops at Terminal 6 (Gate 65A) and Terminal 4 (down escalator by Gate 44) - or take a 10-minute walk via the connecting tunnel. Yet another shuttle bus from ground level by Gate 44 connects to the Remote (American Eagle) terminal, with its own Club.
  • For LAX Flagship Lounge, see to here)

  • For the "Eagle's Nest" Admirals Club in the remote American Eagle terminal see here.

  • For the Terminal 4 Gate 40 Admirals Cub, see here.
Finally, a new Admirals Club has opened in Terminal 5 in the previous Delta Airlines lounge.

Older posts regarding the old lounge closure and discussing the new oneworld lounge prior to opening are located in this archived thread ARCHIVE: new Qantas operated oneworld lounge at LAX TBIT; old lounge closed.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by Nehawk View Post
Anyone heard an update on the progress of the First Class lounge at LAX? This is the latest I could find from ausbt.

http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-readi...t-class-lounge
Same site (ABT) now reports F lounge will open on December 18: http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-readi...t-class-lounge.

I'm flying QF in a few days. I assume there is no F lounge in TBIT, and I should hang out at the AA FL?
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Old Dec 12, 14, 12:27 pm
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Exciting news! Will report back after my visit on the 23rd.
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Congratulations! RT @SpeedBirdHD: @QantasUSA First Lounge opens today at @flyLAXairport!
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I take it emeralds can use the new Qantas F lounge if flying out of TBIT?
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Originally Posted by AANYC1981 View Post
I take it emeralds can use the new Qantas F lounge if flying out of TBIT?
Sure can (if ticketed on a *O operated and *O marketed flight).

Better than a picture; here's a walk through: Los Angeles International First Lounge Walkthrough | Qantas
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I'm OWE and on AA136 (LAX-LHR) in January, departing from T4. Is accessing TBIT and the QF lounge impossible?
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Old Dec 21, 14, 10:12 am
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How Can I Make Sure My Tickets Remain Valid?

I bought tickets from AA on flights operated by US Airways. I was using paper vouchers for most of the price and paying by credit card for the rest. US Airways initially cancelled my reservation because of a mistake by the AA reservation agent (she forgot to note in the record that I was using paper vouchers). When I called AA back, they were able to get me back on the same flights at about the same cost, though it was complicated because they had to do a fare override.

AA then charged my credit card for the full price of the tickets, rather than taking into account the value of the paper vouchers I had submitted. When I called about that, they said they would refund to my credit card the value of the paper vouchers. This should have been simple, but for some reason it was not. They could not manage to do the refund. It required me to call about a dozen times, speak with four reservations supervisors, contact Customer Relations, and when all else failed, file a DOT complaint. Eventually, they gave me the refund but for unexplained reasons two-thirds of it was in the form of new paper vouchers! After another three or four more calls and an email to a senior person at AA, I finally got them to give me the correct refund to my credit card. It has been a nightmare.

But here's my question. I am nervous that with all of this activity, and refunds, etc., that somehow my reservation/tickets will be impacted (cancelled). I am paranoid that I will get to the airport and they will say "sorry you got a refund and your tickets are not valid." Of course, that is not the case. I got a refund only of the amount I overpaid for the tickets. But there has been such massive confusion around this that I am concerned.

When I look on AA's website, and put in the record locator, it says "Ticketed" and lists ticket numbers. When I look on US Air's website, and put in the US Air record locator, it lists ticket numbers and says "Active." So it all looks OK. Should I just assume it is all OK? Or is there some other way I should check to make sure? Should I call the airline? If I check in on line 24 hours in advance and I get boarding passes, then I can assume it is all OK?

Any advice for a nervous guy who is hoping that his family Christmas vacation does not get screwed up by an airline error?
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It's easy to check. Make sure you have the ticket number (starts 001) and go to www.refunds.aa.com. Use the Request A Refund section and put in the ticket number and last name (don't include the - and just put in 001xxxxxxxxx). This WONT start the refund.

If your ticket is fine you will get a banner message like " Due to the status of your itinerary we are unable to complete your refund request. Your itinerary needs to be cancelled prior to requesting a refund. Please click here to cancel your reservation and return here to submit your request. You may also contact AA Reservations at 1-800-433-7300 or your Travel Agency to cancel". Then down under Passenger Itinerary it should say Status is Ineligable. If it says these things you are fine. If not, then you will want to contact AA to check what is going on. Those two updates mean you ticket is fully functional.
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Not impossible; since May, if you have a boarding pass for a flight departing LAX that day you can access the airside area of any terminal there.

Whether they would let you in is another matter - there have been reports of such access being denied to the business lounge in the last few months but that may have been due to severe overcrowding pending the opening of the First area.
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Great, I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
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new Qantas lounge at LAX TBIT 17 Jun 2014 (closing oneworld)

One major design flaw IMO (in First lounge) a shocking lack of power points. A few scattered around on some pillars and walls, but nothing like what you see in many other lounges where there's one per seat petty much.

If I wanted to easily charge and watch TV I'd be sitting a good 20 feet away (as it is I moved a chair and have a cable across what would otherwise be a walking route...)

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Originally Posted by lorcancoyle View Post
One major design flaw IMO (in First lounge) a shocking lack of power points. A few scattered around on some pillars and walls, but nothing like what you see in many other lounges where there's one per seat petty much.

If I wanted to easily charge and watch TV I'd be sitting a good 20 feet away (as it is I moved a chair and have a cable across what would otherwise be a walking route...)
I found this similar issue in the J lounge proper. Quite surprising for a new lounge, and when you've got two or three devices that need a few electrons before a long Pacific sector.
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Old Dec 23, 14, 1:08 pm
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On a long pacific sector , most flights do have power sockets these days though, so would think power ports at the airport is not that big an issue to most
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