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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 Jan 9, 16, 10:35 am
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Since there is no pre-check at TBIT, what is the advice to arrive at the security line on a 09:30 CX departure to HKG? (I assume there is no priority line based on class of service either. otherwise we are in F and J.)
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Mornings are usually not busy at TBIT. There is a priority security line for premium cabin passengers.
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Old Jan 9, 16, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by LAX/HKG View Post
Mornings are usually not busy at TBIT. There is a priority security line for premium cabin passengers.
But a few posts above (Post 418) the poster said he waited 40 min at security line for his 08:30 departure?

Hope the priority security line remains operating when we travel!
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Old Jan 9, 16, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by fanger View Post
Are any US international terminals set up so that you can't just up and leave the terminal on a whim? We don't have exit control like most other countries.
The only US airports I'm aware of in which it's at all difficult to exit the departures secure area are very small ones which are only equipped to handle one departure at a time and for which arriving passengers are shunted off landside. EAT (Wenatchee, WA), which I fly in and out of often, is set up like this, and there isn't a (non-emergency) exit from the departures area that I know of. Certainly airports like this rarely if ever handle international traffic. But otherwise, I don't know of any US airport in which you can't easily leave the airside departures area for landside.
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Originally Posted by QueenOfCoach View Post
LAX is my home airport, and I am getting confused reading the past two pages of this thread.

Let me state what I believe to be the case:

If you arrive in TBIT from an international flight, and you were not pre-cleared by CBP at the origin, then you will be segregated from the rest of the terminal and directed to the CBP area for immigration and customs clearance. You will exit to the "landside" part of the airport, and will need to re-clear TSA security to enter "airside", where the lounges are located. You will need a departing flight boarding pass to re-clear TSA security, or a special pass issued by the lounge for reasons of a business meeting in the lounge.

If you arrive from a pre-cleared international flight or from any domestic flight, then you go into the main terminal where the lounges are located, mixing with departing passengers. If eligible, you can visit a lounge there or just leave the secured area and go landside, collect any checked baggage and leave the airport. If your connecting flight is in T4, then you need to walk over to T4 (very short walk), go through T4 TSA security and visit the Admirals Club in T4.
I hope I haven't given confusing information; I certainly don't think I have. This is a good rundown of the reality at TBIT, though this is also what it's like at any American international airport.
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Hi, I am flying AA from NRT to LAX. From what I understood, I will be arriving at the TBIT. Then, I will clear CBP and end up landside.

I will be flying business (and FWIW I am OW sapphire). Is there any arrivals lounge that I can use for a shower?

From what I read without an onward boarding pass (which I won't have) I'm pretty screwed. Am I right?
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If you're terminating in LAX, you're out of luck.
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Hum, @americanair on Twitter suggested asking for a gate pass. Anybody tried that with any success?
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Originally Posted by raistlin View Post
@americanair on Twitter suggested asking for a gate pass. Anybody tried that with any success?
No idea. But it still wouldn't help as you have no entitlement to lounge access..
Day Room at an LAX hotel is always an option
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Originally Posted by ashill View Post
The only US airports I'm aware of in which it's at all difficult to exit the departures secure area are very small ones which are only equipped to handle one departure at a time and for which arriving passengers are shunted off landside. EAT (Wenatchee, WA), which I fly in and out of often, is set up like this, and there isn't a (non-emergency) exit from the departures area that I know of. Certainly airports like this rarely if ever handle international traffic. But otherwise, I don't know of any US airport in which you can't easily leave the airside departures area for landside.
At EAT I have just asked the TSA employees to let me back landside, with such a small airport/number of passengers have never had a problem.
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
But a few posts above (Post 418) the poster said he waited 40 min at security line for his 08:30 departure?

Hope the priority security line remains operating when we travel!
I traveled to HKG a month ago and noticed that the priority security line merged with the regular security line well before the ID check/X-ray point, which kind of defeated the whole purpose.
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Originally Posted by MADPhil View Post
There seem to be more AA domestics from TBIT than before but I assume that they are waiting for the airside connector to open rather than implementing Pre-Check at TBIT.
Presumably you can check in at t4 and take the bus for now. Prolly much faster than the TBIT line.
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Originally Posted by raistlin View Post
Hum, @americanair on Twitter suggested asking for a gate pass. Anybody tried that with any success?
What would you do once airside? Do you have an Admirals Club membership?
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
But a few posts above (Post 418) the poster said he waited 40 min at security line for his 08:30 departure?

Hope the priority security line remains operating when we travel!
Yes, we arrived around 6:20 am Monday, checked in at CX counter and waited between 6:40 to about 7:30 to get through. The J/F line was not open and only two screening lines were operating. I rarely depart internationally from LAX except via AA so not sure how common it is.
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Yes, we arrived around 6:20 am Monday, checked in at CX counter and waited between 6:40 to about 7:30 to get through. The J/F line was not open and only two screening lines were operating. I rarely depart internationally from LAX except via AA so not sure how common it is.
That is what I am afraid of. Why would the TSA only opened 2 screening lines when the lines were so long?

I dont know how much taxpayer's money has been squandered by these morons. They padded down a little girl in public and the video went viral while a marine had gone pass with packs of bullets all the way to TPE and immediately spotted by TPE security.

http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea....6/01/05/43463/

In Nov a guy forgot his semi-automatic gun loaded with hollow-point bullets went thru ATL without being detected at all.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/travel/201...oint/75921216/
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