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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 16, 18, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by mcgahat View Post
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.
Most times there is no wait at QF, although sunglasses may be required. Also, no tipping needed/expected.
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Old Jul 16, 18, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by tomj888 View Post
Can anyone tell me their impression of the Flagship lounge in T4 vs Quantas FC lounge in TBIT? Which would you go to?
QANTAS FC lounge is nice, but the food is served by waitstaff, whereas the Flagship lounge is self-serve. I don't generally drink alcohol, so can't comment on the selection. While the QF lounge is nice, I get a bit antsy and prefer serving myself. The Flagship food is quite good and certainly is better than the TBIT Business Class lounge. When I've been there, they also have a live person doing some made-to-order specialty item.

However, if your flight is in TBIT, you might as well go to the QF lounge, unless you have a lot of time, don't mind a walk to T4 and have a curiosity about both, in which case you could always visit both.
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Old Jul 16, 18, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Frequent flyer 101 View Post
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.
I'd have agreed until a couple of months ago, when the food has experienced a downgrade in the FC lounge. If you have Flagship First Dining access, than there's barely a reason to head to the QF lounge anymore.
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Old Jul 16, 18, 10:02 pm
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Originally Posted by ckx2 View Post
I'd have agreed until a couple of months ago, when the food has experienced a downgrade in the FC lounge. If you have Flagship First Dining access, than there's barely a reason to head to the QF lounge anymore.
Do you believe that entrees you previously ordered are not as good, or that the menu items you liked are missing?

The offerings do change throughout the year......perhaps quarterly.
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Old Jul 16, 18, 10:15 pm
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Given my bi-weekly HKG-LAX commute for almost three years now, I've spent some fair amount of time at both QF F and T4 AC (now Flagship) lounges. I do believe the food quality has declined over the years. Most noticeably the salt & pepper squid starter and the minute steak. Both items have decreased in both portion size and quality of ingredients. The steak initially came with steak frites served as a side, then changed to long and skinny plus the horseradish butter was much better. The squid somehow doesn't taste as good anymore. The beef burger also went from what seemed to be freshly made to a frozen patty, at least it's more watery and less tasty these days.

Of course YMMV and this is just my humble personal opinion and experience. It's still a nice spot and before Flagship First Dining the only decent option to have a proper meal before someone's flight.
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Old Jul 16, 18, 10:25 pm
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Originally Posted by ckx2 View Post
Given my bi-weekly HKG-LAX commute for almost three years now, I've spent some fair amount of time at both QF F and T4 AC (now Flagship) lounges. I do believe the food quality has declined over the years. Most noticeably the salt & pepper squid starter and the minute steak. Both items have decreased in both portion size and quality of ingredients. The steak initially came with steak frites served as a side, then changed to long and skinny plus the horseradish butter was much better. The squid somehow doesn't taste as good anymore. The beef burger also went from what seemed to be freshly made to a frozen patty, at least it's more watery and less tasty these days.

Of course YMMV and this is just my humble personal opinion and experience. It's still a nice spot and before Flagship First Dining the only decent option to have a proper meal before someone's flight.
Every two weeks for THREE YEARS? Wow.

You should ask for the Qantas F Lounge General Manager's email, and tell him about your experiences over the years. I've emailed him a couple of times, and he's very responsive.
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Good news for LAX T4 (AA) flyers: Campanile will be adding Priority Pass per OMAAT. https://onemileatatime.com/priority-...ant-additions/
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Good news for LAX T4 (AA) flyers: Campanile will be adding Priority Pass per OMAAT. https://onemileatatime.com/priority-...ant-additions/
Nice to have a Priority Pass option on that side of the airport, but the reviews of Campanile haven't been good. 177 Yelp reviews with an average of 2.

Kind of a shame, as this is nothing more than a name recycling of a famed Mid-Wilshire restaurant from the 90's and Aughts, without the people originally involved (Nancy Silverton and Mark Peel).
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Good news for LAX T4 (AA) flyers: Campanile will be adding Priority Pass per OMAAT. https://onemileatatime.com/priority-...ant-additions/

used it yesterday and apparently it was the 1st day they accepted PP members. Remember if you池e flying with a companion, you each have $28 to spend
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used it yesterday and apparently it was the 1st day they accepted PP members. Remember if you池e flying with a companion, you each have $28 to spend
Great news! Will they let you use it for items from grab and go? I know sometimes PP restaurants are weird about that
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LAX-MIA 777 tomorrow departing from Bradley.
any QF lounge access in Bradley granted for a J ticket?
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Don't think so, but try and let us know
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LAX-MIA 777 tomorrow departing from Bradley.
any QF lounge access in Bradley granted for a J ticket?
No. I'm hopeful when the 77W returns, the policy will change, as it used to be classed as a premium 3 class trans con along with LAX-JFK and SFO-JFK for Lounge purposes. But it became excluded when they pulled the 77W off the route. Or rather, it was no longer the exception to the exclusion.
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I was on the 777-200ER flights LAX-MIA-LAX last month. No lounge access for J.
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Originally Posted by beachfan View Post
No. I'm hopeful when the 77W returns, the policy will change, as it used to be classed as a premium 3 class trans con along with LAX-JFK and SFO-JFK for Lounge purposes. But it became excluded when they pulled the 77W off the route. Or rather, it was no longer the exception to the exclusion.
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I was on the 777-200ER flights LAX-MIA-LAX last month. No lounge access for J.
As @beachfan says, the lounge access was in effect when AA flew the then 3 class, now 4 class 77W on this route. We'll see what happens when the 77W returns and if it will be considered a premium transcon flight.
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