LAX - T5 SC or T6 BR

Old Oct 7, 14, 8:45 pm
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LAX - T5 SC or T6 BR

Have a long-ish layover in LAX this week, and had seen that SC members get free access to the AS BR there. Curious which gets the vote for better amenities?

Flying into T8 on UA (from somewhere DL doesn't service) and will probably fly out of T5, so both lounges are equally convenient to get to.
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Old Oct 7, 14, 8:47 pm
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gotta post at least 5 letters, so just

t6

won't work.

t6 wins

should do the trick for those below me
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Old Oct 7, 14, 9:05 pm
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T6 BR by far.
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Old Oct 7, 14, 9:31 pm
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If there's a good chance that your DL flight will experience IROPs, it's an advantage to be in the SC for information and rebooking assistance. Otherwise, go with the AS BR or try both, depending on how crowded the lounges are and how much time you have.
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Old Oct 7, 14, 10:27 pm
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LAX BR is awful. The person working the front desk is often the bartender. Not much in the way of snacks, but you can buy a salad or a microwave pizza. It does get crowded during certain times. 2 free drink limit, and the selections are very limited anyway.

Skyclub gets more traffic, but it's much bigger.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 12:16 am
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Originally Posted by Deadtail View Post
LAX BR is awful. The person working the front desk is often the bartender. Not much in the way of snacks, but you can buy a salad or a microwave pizza. It does get crowded during certain times. 2 free drink limit, and the selections are very limited anyway.

Skyclub gets more traffic, but it's much bigger.
Last time I was at the BR they actually had three decent, local beers on draft. Wins in my book
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Old Oct 8, 14, 2:29 am
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Originally Posted by Deadtail View Post
LAX BR is awful. The person working the front desk is often the bartender. Not much in the way of snacks, but you can buy a salad or a microwave pizza. It does get crowded during certain times. 2 free drink limit, and the selections are very limited anyway.

Skyclub gets more traffic, but it's much bigger.
The Board Room Concierge is limited to serving three complimentary alcoholic beverages per member or guest per visit (access to a Board Room location within one day regardless of access frequency).

Source: http://www.alaskaair.com/content/gif...and-rules.aspx

A tip works wonders if you want more than three on a long layover.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 3:45 am
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Originally Posted by Deadtail View Post
LAX BR is awful. The person working the front desk is often the bartender. Not much in the way of snacks, but you can buy a salad or a microwave pizza. It does get crowded during certain times. 2 free drink limit, and the selections are very limited anyway.

Skyclub gets more traffic, but it's much bigger.
When did they start charging for the salad?
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Old Oct 8, 14, 8:56 am
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When did they start charging for the salad?
I'm assuming this is for something more substantial that the salad bowl in the mini fridge.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by Profchemnerd View Post
Curious which gets the vote for better amenities?
Depends on what type of amenities you are looking for...I was just in both of these lounges this past weekend. Both times it was for a morning flight
Shower facilities - DL (BR has none)
Food selection - BR (Can order breakfast omlette or sandiches for $8, self made waffles available + yougart/cereal). If you just want yougart/cereal/oatmeal, then DL. Afternoons, DL has soups, spring salad and chicken salad.
Size of space - DL
Crowd control - BR (is usually far less crowded than SC, IME)
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Boardroom unless you enjoy the zoo that is the LAX Sky Club.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 10:16 am
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I'm assuming this is for something more substantial that the salad bowl in the mini fridge.
I would hope so. I've always seem the mixed greens self-serve salad with dressing next to the real cheese pieces in the refrigerator.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 10:52 am
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I was there last week and wasn't really impressed with either. Perhaps due to a late hour, but BR really disappointed with no soup, almost no snacks, and super-slow wifi. SC was, as usual, a zoo, warm, and the lighting in there (those awful fluorescents) always make me feel like I'm in some weird dream.

But then again, it *is* LAX T5/T6, so........ meh.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
When did they start charging for the salad?
There's Pizza, some sort of Salad, and Sandwiches on the menu.
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What are the soup hours at the BR? That'll be the deciding factor for me.
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