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LAX / Los Angeles Int'l. Terminal 4 Flagship Lounge (master thread)

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Located within the Terminal 4 Gate 40 Admirals Club
(Flagship Dining has been added - separate thread)

Link to LAX information on aa.com.

Link to LAX web site.


NOTE: The Flagship Lounge reopened December 2017, as part of the extensive renovations at the LAX Club and Lounge, including expanding food offerings. The Flagship Lounge is now a First and Business class lounge. Inside the Flagship Lounge is a Flagship First Dining room. Flagship First Dining is restricted to those in Flagship First class on qualifying flights that also sell business class.

LOCATION: Airside, after security, across from Gate 40. Enter through the Admirals Club admit desk, request Flagship Lounge key card if qualified but not offered. Take lift / elevator to Club lobby. (NB: You should be given a black card to get in,.)


See here for hours.

NOTE: See text box below for detailed access rules. Qualifying oneworld Emerald and Sapphire, First Class and Business passengers are allowed one guest. Admirals Club membership alone grants no access.

Hours: for current hours and further information, please see here.

AMENITIES:

AA Flagship Lounge access requirements and amenities descriptions here.
  • Complimentary computers with Internet serviceComplimentary WiFi Internet access
  • Complimentary wireless Hotspot printing
  • Complimentary self-service extended snacks and "distinctive meal" service
  • Complimentary premium liquor, beer and wine
  • Complimentary dining area (for buffet users)
  • Complimentary Bose® music / relax area with reclining seats
  • Complimentary flat screen televisions
  • Complimentary shower suites with high-end toiletries

Service notes:
Sep 2015: Lanson Champagne now served, replacing Gloria Ferrer Brut (RTW4)
Nov 2015: Taittinger Champagne now served. (SFO777)
FULL Flagship Lounge ACCESS RULES (Link)

We offer complimentary access if you are:
  • Traveling First or Business Class on an American Airlines marketed and operated qualifying international* flight. Lounge access is also valid on a same-day itinerary that includes a qualifying or international segment
  • Traveling First or Business Class on an American Airlines marketed and operated three-class nonstop transcontinental flight (JFK/BOS-LAX/SFO) . Lounge access is also valid on a same-day itinerary that includes a qualifying transcontinental segment
  • An American Airlines AAdvantage® Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, or Platinum customer departing on or connecting to a qualifying international* flight, operated and marketed by a oneworld® airline, regardless of cabin flown
  • A oneworld First or Business Class international* customer departing on or connecting to a oneworld marketed and operated flight
  • A oneworld Emerald or Sapphire customer** departing on or connecting to any oneworld marketed and operated flight, regardless of cabin flown. Access is valid on a same day itinerary
*For the purpose of Flagship Lounge access, eligible international cities include flights traveling to or from Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America and Mexico City only. All other international destinations are excluded from this benefit

**American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum customers traveling on solely North American itineraries do not qualify for Flagship Lounge access. North America is defined as U.S. (including Hawaii and Alaska), Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. OneWorld Emerald and Sapphire members who achieved status via frequent flyer programs other than American Airlines do qualify for access even when traveling on solely North American itineraries.

Customers traveling on airline industry non-revenue tickets are not eligible for access

You can now travel between the American Airlines and Legacy US Airways terminals without leaving Security via a shuttle service. 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.

An airside shuttle bus runs from 4:00 PM from the shuttle bus terminal (down the escalator by Gate 44) to the Tom Bradley International Terminal , strictly for passengers with boarding passes departing TBIT on Qantas.

Yet another shuttle bus from ground level by Gate 44 connects to the Remote (American Eagle) terminal, with its own Club.

  • For LAX Terminal 4 Gate 40 Admirals Club, please refer to this thread
    • For the "Eagle's Nest" Admirals Club in the remote American Eagle terminal see here.
      • For the Tom Bradley International Terminal oneworld Lounge, see here.

For archived older posts see: ARCHIVE: LAX / Los Angeles Int'l. Flagship Lounge (merged threads)

Updated 20 Feb 2016 - JDiver
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Old Apr 5, 09, 6:03 pm
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LAX / Los Angeles Int'l. Terminal 4 Flagship Lounge (master thread)


LAX / Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 4 Gate 40 Flagship Lounge
Located within the Admirals a Club - requires key card access

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Old Dec 23, 17, 11:31 pm
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has there been any reports of the new flagship lounge at LAX?
Visited on 12/16 for an early morning flight LAX-JFK flight. After checking your boarding pass, the agent will hand you a black card/flyer that acts as your admission. After walking upstairs, someone will come to greet you and escort you to the flagship lounge on the left (AC is on the right) and explain where everything is located.

On my visit, the staff seem pretty excited and enthused when introducing the flagship lounge. The agent who showed me around mentioned that it only opened two days prior. The lounge itself had a small breakfast buffet with normal American breakfast fare (eggs, sausage, fruit, charcuterie, cheese, etc) and for some reason sushi (which wasn't terrible) as well as a full bar. The wait staff was surprisingly attentive and pro-actively offered to clear finished plates in a fairly timely manner.

Overall, I was rather impressed with the service and level of organization in the lounge considering it had just opened a couple days before.

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Planning to add a post 'Are we there yet?', but finding we are

Not flying until Jan 12, I'll return with an evaluation on the result of the l-e-n-g-t-h-y refurb
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I did a full tour of the whole space on 20 December. The AC (VIP room) was busy, but nothing like it has been the past month or two. The FL (VVIP room) was quite busy - I don't think I saw three seats in a row unoccupied. I finally settled in the FFD (VVVIP room) where I was the only one in it.
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Originally Posted by ShortDog View Post
I did a full tour of the whole space on 20 December. The AC (VIP room) was busy, but nothing like it has been the past month or two. The FL (VVIP room) was quite busy - I don't think I saw three seats in a row unoccupied. I finally settled in the FFD (VVVIP room) where I was the only one in it.
I'll be trying out that "VVVIP room" when I fly to JFK on 1/13. I'll post a report.
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I'll be trying out that "VVVIP room" when I fly to JFK on 1/13. I'll post a report.
The food is less than good. The sashimi was almost room temperature, and the bread roll was as stale as could be.
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The food is less than good. The sashimi was almost room temperature, and the bread roll was as stale as could be.
Interesting - most reviews seem to rave about Flagship First Dining so far. It would take something pretty amazing to convince me to go to FFD vs.the Qantas F lounge.
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Interesting - most reviews seem to rave about Flagship First Dining so far. It would take something pretty amazing to convince me to go to FFD vs.the Qantas F lounge.
I'm going to stop in again in a week - I hope they've improved by then. If not, I'll just head back to the QF lounge.
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I'm going to stop in again in a week - I hope they've improved by then. If not, I'll just head back to the QF lounge.
Roger that!
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Interesting - most reviews seem to rave about Flagship First Dining so far. It would take something pretty amazing to convince me to go to FFD vs.the Qantas F lounge.
I think the rave reviews have been about the actual Flagship First Dining Room, which requires a flight in three-class first for access. Not everyone eligible for Flagship Lounge access is eligible for admittance into the Flagship First Dining Room.

The general Flagship Lounge dining area at ORD was stellar the past few times I visited. Hopefully LAX ups their game.
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I am flying LAX-HKG in F in a few days. Business partner is flying CX in F at just about the same departure time [guess he won the bet].

Assume I cannot bring him into Flagship First Dining as my guest?
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I think the rave reviews have been about the actual Flagship First Dining Room, which requires a flight in three-class first for access. Not everyone eligible for Flagship Lounge access is eligible for admittance into the Flagship First Dining Room.
Yep - but I believe the ShortDog post/comment I referenced was related to the Flagship First Dining (i.e. the separate dining area for three class first).
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I am flying LAX-HKG in F in a few days. Business partner is flying CX in F at just about the same departure time [guess he won the bet].

Assume I cannot bring him into Flagship First Dining as my guest?
One guest allowed since you're Intl F.
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One guest allowed since you're Intl F.
That's great. Thanks.

Now jsut have to sort out if we prefer to go to the QF lounge or the AA lounge. Personally not a huge fan of the QF lounge due to a total lack of computer desks.
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Originally Posted by Always Flyin View Post
That's great. Thanks.

Now jsut have to sort out if we prefer to go to the QF lounge or the AA lounge. Personally not a huge fan of the QF lounge due to a total lack of computer desks.
Make it a "Progressive" experience. Start in the Qantas Lounge for a glass of Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne to accompany your hamachi appetizer. Then, enjoy the warm mushroom salad with the Pinot.

Segue over to the Flagship First Dining and experience that. Initial reviews sound great.
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