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WSJ: The Ultimate Fast Track for VIPs at LAX

Old Nov 18, 15, 8:11 pm
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WSJ: The Ultimate Fast Track for VIPs at LAX

Wall Street Journal: The Ultimate Fast Track for VIPs at LAX


"The photo of a celebrity, head down and sunglasses on, walking through a scrum of paparazzi and fans at Los Angeles International Airport is a staple of entertainment blogs and magazines.

LAX may make that shot much rarer.

Plagued by paparazzi disrupting terminals and security checkpoints, LAX is set to approve plans to convert a cargo office into a small new terminal that will allow passengers to drive into a secluded entrance, get screened by the Transportation Security Administration privately and be driven across the airfield straight to the stairs to board their flights.

Cost of avoiding the chaos and crowds: $1,500 to $1,800 each trip. And you donít have to be a star to use it."
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Old Nov 19, 15, 12:40 am
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Sounds like this at LGW, but twice the price.

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Old Nov 22, 15, 2:44 am
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LHR has the Windsor Room. Used to be for Royals and Diplomats but can be got now for about £2000. Far right hand side of T5 if my memory serves, with a completely separate entrance.
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Old Nov 22, 15, 8:28 am
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In the Los Angeles Times:
Airport commission approves a private LAX lounge for the rich and famous

A proposal to build a posh private lounge at Los Angeles International Airport for Southern Californiaís glitterati was approved Thursday in a move that officials hope will reduce disturbances by paparazzi, looky-loos and autograph-seekers in the busy central terminal area.


Airport officials say the lounge will be located in a converted cargo facility at 6851 West Imperial Highway, next to the airport's southernmost runway. The proposed project includes a 43,750-square-foot building and a 13,840-square-foot parking lot.


Similar facilities exist at international airports in Amsterdam; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; London; Moscow; Paris; Frankfurt, Germany; Madrid and other major cities.

Airport officials say the LAX lounge will be built and operated by Gavin de Becker and Associates, an L.A.-based security firm with an elite clientele. The firm plans to open the lounge in six to eight months, first in a temporary facility while the permanent site is prepared.

The company would be responsible for investing at least $3 million to renovate the property and manage the lounge during the 10-year lease.

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