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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 29, 14, 10:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
From http://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInforma...ations.jsp#LAX

For Qantas lounge

Admirals Club member and one guest. Must present your Admirals Club membership card (or 30 Day Membership receipt) and boarding pass at check-in counter for same day travel on Qantas-operated flight.
What about a one-day admirals club pass? I can't figure out if I am eligible for the Qantas TBIT lounge with the 1 day pass.
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Old Dec 29, 14, 10:43 pm
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What about a one-day admirals club pass? I can't figure out if I am eligible for the Qantas TBIT lounge with the 1 day pass.
No. The one day Admirals Club pass entitles you to use the Admirals Club.
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Old Dec 29, 14, 11:33 pm
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I'm sitting in the biz lounge now, sipping on a glass of wine. My first time airside in the new TBIT for departures. Lounge is nice! Spacious, a bit less chaotic feeling. I like being able to see ou into the terminal a bit. A bit too warm for me, at least tonight, and the piped music needs to be turned down a few decibels, but otherwise, a definite improvement.
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Old Jan 14, 15, 10:08 am
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oneworld business lounge LAX

Hi, I'm flying JFK-LAX on AA in business, and I'm an AA Platinum (oneworld emerald, I believe). I then connect onward to Arizona. I have a few questions:

1. Can I use the OW business lounge, even though I'm on an all domestic ticket?

2. I arrive at Terminal 4, and the OW lounge is at TBIT. Is there a way to connect airside? (didn't seem like it from the terminal map but I wasn't positive).

3. If not, and assuming I can use the lounge, I'd have to leave security at T4, go to TBIT and re-clear security, then do the same in reverse on the way back to my connecting flight. What's the minimum time I'd need to do all of that? My layover is about 3.5 hours. If it helps I have pre-check so I can hopefully save time at security.

Thanks!
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Thanks. Just wondering if I have any options other than the T4 admirals club. I'm AA PLT and have Lounge Club/Priority Pass, if it helps.
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Old Jan 14, 15, 11:22 am
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On the basis of your Transcon Business flight you qualify for Admirals Club admittance that day. You probably will be denied access airside at TBIT, so no access - and if you could, AFAIK, no oneworld access by reason of AA-based Sapphire status. (Emerald is AA EP / EXP.)

We'll now merge this into the proper thread. /Moderator

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Thanks. Just wondering if I have any options other than the T4 admirals club. I'm AA PLT and have Lounge Club/Priority Pass, if it helps.
I don't know if the oneworld lounge in TBIT will let you in, but you may take the tunnel from T4 to T6 to access the Alaska Board Room in T6 with your Lounge Club or Priority Pass. (Actually, you're also supposed to get access to the Board Room because of your Transcon Business flight.) The tunnel is airside, no need to go through the security. And the LAX Board Room, in my opinion, is a bit better in terms of food and beverages than the Admirals Club.
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You won't be able to get into TBIT unless you have a flight departing from there.

However, I'm going to move this to the AA board for lounge access questions.

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On the basis of your Transcon Business flight you qualify for Admirals Club admittance that day. You probably will be denied access airside at TBIT, so no access - and if you could, AFAIK, no oneworld access by reason of AA-based Sapphire status. (Emerald is AA EP / EXP.)

We'll now merge this into the proper thread. /Moderator
FYI, the rule that barred access to TBIT unless actually departing from there went away this past summer. I was successfully able to access TBIT twice even when not departing from there.
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Old Jan 14, 15, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by cmn.jcs View Post
FYI, the rule that barred access to TBIT unless actually departing from there went away this past summer. I was successfully able to access TBIT twice even when not departing from there.
It's great to have the information substantiated by your sharing of your personal experiences! Thank you.
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Hi, I'm flying JFK-LAX on AA in business, and I'm an AA Platinum (oneworld emerald, I believe). I then connect onward to Arizona. I have a few questions:

1. Can I use the OW business lounge, even though I'm on an all domestic ticket?

2. I arrive at Terminal 4, and the OW lounge is at TBIT. Is there a way to connect airside? (didn't seem like it from the terminal map but I wasn't positive).

3. If not, and assuming I can use the lounge, I'd have to leave security at T4, go to TBIT and re-clear security, then do the same in reverse on the way back to my connecting flight. What's the minimum time I'd need to do all of that? My layover is about 3.5 hours. If it helps I have pre-check so I can hopefully save time at security.

Thanks!
AA Platinum status does not qualify for OW lounge access on a solely domestic itinerary. You have to be traveling international (Europe, Asia, Central/South America) same day to use Platinum/OW Sapphire for lounge access.

Originally Posted by cmn.jcs View Post
FYI, the rule that barred access to TBIT unless actually departing from there went away this past summer. I was successfully able to access TBIT twice even when not departing from there.
This is actually not just limited to TBIT, you can access any LAX terminal with a BP for a same day departure out of LAX.
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From May 1st, 2014 airside access at LAX for any terminal has simply required your boarding pass and ID for a flight departing that day from LAX irrespective of the terminal.

This has been confirmed by anecdotes. I first found reference here: LAX - TBIT star alliance lounge access
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Old Jan 15, 15, 12:36 am
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Originally Posted by cmn.jcs View Post
FYI, the rule that barred access to TBIT unless actually departing from there went away this past summer. I was successfully able to access TBIT twice even when not departing from there.
Indeed, I can confirm, Had extra time and got bored one day, so entered the TBIT security line past the gatekeeper with my AA BP, no problem (turned around and left again because I didn't want to go through the shoe carnival).

Current rule at LAX: Any BP departing LAX that day will get you access to any terminal.

In the future, I plan on using that info to visit Umami Burger in TBIT, and Kogi in T4. I know a lot of people also enjoy Real Food Daily (T4)
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Old Apr 30, 15, 1:40 pm
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LAX Layover - T4 to TBIT possible without TBIT boarding pass?

This weekend I have a 4 1/2 hour layover in LAX (domestic AA arrival in LAX - first class award, departing AA to LHR - business class award ticket).
The AA lounges in Terminal 4 are not too exciting, so I was considering heading over to TBIT and enjoying the lounge there (Oneworld?)

After searching through the forums, I cannot find out if anyone recently has been able to go from T4 to TBIT succesfully (using a T4 boarding pass).

Does anyone know? I found a few post from 2009 here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qanta...nal-4-lax.html but nothing recent.
Also, would I walk over, or take the bus? I assume I'd have to clear security if I walk. I do have TSA Pre/global entry.

Alternatively; I'll probably catch an Uber if they are at LAX and head to Venice or Manhattan - Traffic should be "limited" due to weekend - at least for LA.

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Old Apr 30, 15, 1:46 pm
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It's a very easy walk from T4 to TBIT and a valid boarding pass will get you through security at TBIT (regardless the departing terminal on BP).
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Old Apr 30, 15, 1:48 pm
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I think you looked at the wrong thread. The correct thread is linked to in the American Airlines LOUNGE DASHBOARD, and we'll merge your query into the appropriate Longe Access Help Desk thread.

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You can indeed access the TBIT airside; they won't let you into the oneworld Lounge (operated by Qantas) because you're apparently not departing the TBIT itself on a oneworld flight.

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