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

Old Apr 30, 15, 10:42 pm
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Los Angeles International Airport - Tom Bradley International Terminal oneworld Lounges


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 secure airside connector.


Qantas International First Lounge
Open daily: 06:30 - 23:30 [currently closed] QF F Lounge has REOPENED as of SEP 2022.

Amenities:
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 (7)

Access rules:
Traveling on a oneworld marketed and operated first 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
or
a oneworld Emerald cardholder. Exception being AA Executive Platinum and Platinum Pro 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.


oneworld Los Angeles Lounge
Open daily: 14:00 - 20:45

Amenities:
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 (9)

Access rules:
Traveling on a oneworld marketed and operated business or first departing in, or connecting from, business or first class on a oneworld international flight of over 5 hours,
or
traveling in business or first class on a three-class domestic flight
or
a oneworld Sapphire or Emerald cardholder. Exception being AA Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, 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.
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Guide: LAX / Los Angeles TBIT / Bradley Int値. oneworld Lounges

Old Jan 10, 16, 4:08 pm
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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?
They stated a C class passenger has access to the admirals club on arrival.
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Old Feb 9, 16, 5:06 pm
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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?
You will not be arriving in TBIT (most of the time), and you will be arriving in LAX terminal 4 and clearing custom there.

If LAX is your end destination, then you will NOT have any lounge access. If you are connecting somewhere, you can use the Admiral Club lounge in Terminal 4 or you can head over to TBIT and use OW's lounge.
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Old Feb 9, 16, 5:31 pm
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The "full Wiki" in this thread stated:

The new oneworld lounge operated by Qantas (NOT a Qantas Club) fully opened 27 Dec 2014.

International Business Lounge (~400 pax)
Qantas International First Lounge (~200 pax) opens later (11:30 AM)
While Qantas website stated that the "First Lounge" opens from 0630 to 2330, maybe I know which one is correct?

http://www.qantas.com/travel/airline...egory=qcLounge

I am travelling this Thursday from SAN->LAX and then from LAX->NRT, thru Terminal 4, layover from 0730 till 1130. I am willing to make the trip from T4 to TBIT to try out the "Qantas First" lounge. I just want to make sure that it is indeed open.
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Old Feb 9, 16, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Jicko View Post
You will not be arriving in TBIT (most of the time), and you will be arriving in LAX terminal 4 and clearing custom there.
That's not completely accurate.

The Federal Inspection Facility in T4 was closed several years ago. Currently, international AA passengers arriving at LAX deplane at gates 41 or 43 in T4 and walk through the tunnel to TBIT where they clear immigration and customs.
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Old Feb 12, 16, 4:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Jicko View Post
The "full Wiki" in this thread stated:



While Qantas website stated that the "First Lounge" opens from 0630 to 2330, maybe I know which one is correct?

http://www.qantas.com/travel/airline...egory=qcLounge

I am travelling this Thursday from SAN->LAX and then from LAX->NRT, thru Terminal 4, layover from 0730 till 1130. I am willing to make the trip from T4 to TBIT to try out the "Qantas First" lounge. I just want to make sure that it is indeed open.
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Old Feb 25, 16, 3:22 pm
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Can someone remind what kind of AA flyers can get access to this Qantas lounge? It's been a long day and I can't remember and don't feel like searching. TIA.
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Old Feb 25, 16, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by AANYC1981 View Post
Can someone remind what kind of AA flyers can get access to this Qantas lounge? It's been a long day and I can't remember and don't feel like searching. TIA.
The oneworld lounge at TBIT uses the standard lounge access rules.

emeralds get access to the first side
platinum's get access to the business side

For AA EXPs/Plats the passenger must be traveling on an international flight (South America, Asia, South Pacific, Europe, Africa, Central America, and MEX) to qualify.

QF Pub members also get access to the lounge (QF Manages the oneworld lounge in TBIT)
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Old Feb 25, 16, 3:51 pm
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Originally Posted by HNL View Post
The oneworld lounge at TBIT uses the standard lounge access rules.

emeralds get access to the first side
platinum's get access to the business side

For AA EXPs/Plats the passenger must be traveling on an international flight (South America, Asia, South Pacific, Europe, Africa, Central America, and MEX) to qualify.

QF Pub members also get access to the lounge (QF Manages the oneworld lounge in TBIT)
What about F and J fliers on A321T flights between JFK and LAX/SFO? Would they also get access?
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Old Feb 25, 16, 4:01 pm
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What about F and J fliers on A321T flights between JFK and LAX/SFO? Would they also get access?
Ahh yes - I forgot about those. Not sure what the rule will be for those flights.

Who is going to be the first person to test it out?
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Ahh yes - I forgot about those. Not sure what the rule will be for those flights.

Who is going to be the first person to test it out?
I'll be doing it tomorrow, will have to ask what gets me in though A321T F or EXP Int.
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Ahh yes - I forgot about those. Not sure what the rule will be for those flights.

Who is going to be the first person to test it out?
Just asked agent at QF F lounge who confirmed these pax would be admitted.
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Old Feb 25, 16, 8:34 pm
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As a BA oneworld emerald, I look forward to be able to access the Qantas First lounge on AA domestic flights. The 4min walk makes it way more practical now :-)
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As a BA oneworld emerald, I look forward to be able to access the Qantas First lounge on AA domestic flights. The 4min walk makes it way more practical now :-)
Barring gatekeeper shenanigans, it will make for a pleasant walk, actually... great views of the ramp, and of the poor souls waiting in the security line at TBIT, right before turning the corner and the F lounge magically appearing before you
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Old Feb 25, 16, 8:42 pm
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Originally Posted by HNL View Post
The oneworld lounge at TBIT uses the standard lounge access rules.

For AA EXPs/Plats the passenger must be traveling on an international flight (South America, Asia, South Pacific, Europe, Africa, Central America, and MEX) to qualify.
Does the NEXT flight have to be international or just one on the itinerary? I'm traveling LAX-DFW-MEX tomorrow and curious if they'll let me in as an EXP.
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Old Feb 25, 16, 8:49 pm
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Does the NEXT flight have to be international or just one on the itinerary? I'm traveling LAX-DFW-MEX tomorrow and curious if they'll let me in as an EXP.
If you're flying international on the same day, even if your next flight is domestic, you should be admitted.

Originally Posted by mgcsinc View Post
When the TSA checkpoint in the connector opens, do we think it is possible that it will actually somehow be limited to arriving international customers?
By "it" do you mean the checkpoint or the connector itself? If you mean checkpoint, then yes it's supposedly for arriving international pax; those originating at LAX will have to use the T4 or TBIT checkpoints.
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