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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 Jul 14, 18, 9:08 am
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LAX-MIA I get...I'm talking about being denied access for LAX-JFK.
multiple posts on this are confusing. Regardless of OWE status is access to the QF first lounge currently allowed for AA F on 3 class LAX-JFK?
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Originally Posted by BOStonTravels View Post


multiple posts on this are confusing. Regardless of OWE status is access to the QF first lounge currently allowed for AA F on 3 class LAX-JFK?
Yes ... it is a class of service based access, status is irrelevant.
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Yes ... it is a class of service based access, status is irrelevant.
Thats what I mean, are passengers in F on the AA LAX-JFK currently being allows Qantas First lounge access?
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Originally Posted by BOStonTravels View Post


Thats what I mean, are passengers in F on the AA LAX-JFK currently being allows Qantas First lounge access?
Going by some recent posts, sometimes not; I guess due to "capacity" (reading between the lines).

I would suggest that outside the hours of 7pm-10pm there would be no "capacity" issue.

FWIW, my procedure these days is to shower and eat in the QF cafeteria then proceed to FL to await my flight, even if on QF.
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QF lounge when flying JAL LAX-NRT

Flying in J on JAL. I'm Exec Plat One world Sapphire. Does anyone know if I can go into the Quantas FC lounge at TBIT?
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Flying in J on JAL. I'm Exec Plat One world Sapphire. Does anyone know if I can go into the Quantas FC lounge at TBIT?
Quantas Lounge, no.

On the other hand, you should be able to get into the Qantas Lounge... at least in theory although YMMV apparently based on the lounge dragon, time of day and occupancy.
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Flying in J on JAL. I'm Exec Plat One world Sapphire. Does anyone know if I can go into the Quantas FC lounge at TBIT?
A little confused. Are you an AA EXP (thus a OW Emerald, not Sapphire)? If so, yes, you will be able to access the Qantas F Lounge at TBIT prior to your JAL flight, regardless of your class of service on that flight.
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Yes, I"m sorry, my bad. I am Emerald. For some reason, I thought Sapphire trumped Emerald.
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Flying in J on JAL. I'm Exec Plat One world Sapphire. Does anyone know if I can go into the Quantas FC lounge at TBIT?
If you're an American Airlines Executive Platinum, you're OneWorld Emerald, not Sapphire.

The website states that the QANTAS first class lounge is for those flying First Class or are Emeralds. So, in theory you should be able to access on the basis of status
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Yes, I"m sorry, my bad. I am Emerald. For some reason, I thought Sapphire trumped Emerald.
Only in the case of Bombay Sapphire.
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Originally Posted by tomj888 View Post
Flying in J on JAL. I'm Exec Plat One world Sapphire. Does anyone know if I can go into the Quantas FC lounge at TBIT?
To be clear, an AAdvantage Executive Platinum flying internationally to Japan on a oneworld airline (JL) has access rights to the Qantas first lounge at TBIT (capacity permitting) before the flight. They also have access to the AA Flagship Lounge at T4 as well as the Admirals Clubs in T4, T5 & Eagles Nest.

This is oneworld Emerald status based access (and the AAdvantage "International" journey caveat).

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Can anyone tell me their impression of the Flagship lounge in T4 vs Quantas FC lounge in TBIT? Which would you go to?
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Can anyone tell me their impression of the Flagship lounge in T4 vs Quantas FC lounge in TBIT? Which would you go to?
QF fc lounge. The restaurant is incredible. Some of the best food you'll eat in an airport. Flagship lounge is decent, but not nearly as nice.
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Can anyone tell me their impression of the Flagship lounge in T4 vs Quantas FC lounge in TBIT? Which would you go to?
I go to TBIT for shower/food then T4 for self pour drinks ...
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I go to TBIT for shower/food then T4 for self pour drinks ...
You like the QF showers? I have found them pretty underwhelming and always preferred the AA showers. I havent used the new setup at the Flagship lounge though.
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