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Old Apr 29, 17, 4:10 pm
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Private Suite - Members Only Terminal Begins Operations

Inside LAX’s exclusive terminal aimed at celebrities

Membership is $7,500 a year

A new, ultra-private terminal at LAX for celebrities, “high-profile executives, and any traveler that demands privacy” is almost up and running at the airport, and is it ever luxurious, says Forbes, which took a tour of the gated terminal. Called The Private Suite, the new terminal has a glorious array of amenities and a major price tag.

The Private Suite is located inside a former cargo facility not far from LAX’s south runway. Guests of the high-end terminal can enjoy their own personal suites (which include a bathroom and snacks) or wait in a shared area with other fancy people while they are tended to by a team of staffers.

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Private Members Only Terminal Begins Operations

From the LAX Connection May issue:
The Private Suite at LAX Begins Operations

The Private Suite, a members-only private terminal, is now open on the Southside of LAX away from the Central Terminal Area (CTA). The Private Suite offers a private travel experience from check-in to boarding. For more information, click https://theprivatesuite.com/
And in the Los Angeles Times:
A terminal is opening at LAX for people willing to spend big to avoid the crowds. Here's how it works

For all those celebrities and wealthy travelers who don’t want to wade through the morass of paparazzi and regular passengers, a security company is debuting a unique LAX terminal with an exclusive entrance, luxury suites, well-stocked refrigerators, private bathrooms and even daybeds.

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In addition to the fancy fringes, terminal users get access to a dedicated team of security screeners before they are whisked to their plane in a shiny new BMW sedan.

But all that privacy and comfort comes at a steep price: a $7,500 annual membership plus $2,700 for each domestic flight or $3,000 for each international flight. The cost covers a posse of up to four people. There’s the alternative of paying a fee to use the terminal for a single flight without buying a membership. That costs $3,500 for a domestic flight and $4,000 for an international flight, in each case accommodating up to three people.

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Q: What is Private Suites service? A: private terminal tarmac service at LAX

Just being curious and nosy, since I didn't know Air Canada provides these types of service.
I was flying LAX-YYZ this week on AC792 sitting in J. As I was settling in, I noticed there were 2 Lincoln Navigator SUV's beside the plane, on the side of SUV were logo's, that I believe read 'The Private Suite'.
A family of 5(2 parents, and 3 pre-teens) came out of one SUV and was escorted to the J section. There was a couple that came out of the other SUV, but I didn't see them come through the J area, so assume they went to PE/Y.

Anyone know what kind of service this was to get driven right up to the tarmac and board from the stairs?
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Old Dec 15, 18, 8:24 am
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It's not an AC service but a private terminal tarmac service at LAX... not surprisingly, the bloggers talk about it...
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It's a private terminal at LAX that you can pay beaucoup $$$ to use.
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Old Dec 15, 18, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by Santander View Post
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It's a private terminal at LAX that you can pay beaucoup $$$ to use.
Wow.. no kidding.

The shared lounge service costs $2,000 per person for domestic trips and $2,500 for international flights — regardless of whether or not you’re using the service on departure or arrival. H
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Wow, never heard of this at LAX.
Sounds like similar to Frankfurt's FCT, but more private. But I am not seeing the value prop on this. Guess I am not part of the target market.
For me if I have that kind of $$$ to spend on a one time usage of a departure/arrival lounge, I will not fly commercial. Join Netjets or similar. Or just be happy with flying commercial and use the first class lounge.
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Respectfully, some people have more money than brains (or perhaps more money than self worth?)

It seems to me services like this have no point other than to give the users an inflated sense of importance and to try to prove to people around them that they are more valuable to the world.
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Old Dec 15, 18, 9:55 am
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The fact that service exists and hasn’t been stopped indicates there are people willing to pay for it

One persons dollar is another’s cent.

Plus, it’s in LAX. Home of Hollywood where people are often more than willing to pay for a little privacy. I don’t think the location is a coincidence.

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Old Dec 15, 18, 9:59 am
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Respectfully, some people have more money than brains (or perhaps more money than self worth?)

It seems to me services like this have no point other than to give the users an inflated sense of importance and to try to prove to people around them that they are more valuable to the world.
Exactly true...I mean 3 grand US dollars or over 4 grand Canadian to sit in a lounge with "free" miniature bottles of booze and some snacks in what looks like a fridge at the most budget of hotels.

Oh, and some "free" snacks like potato chips, trident gum and such and maybe a sleep mask.

On another thread here there's been talk about whether AE selling miles at 1.5 cents a mile plus HST is a good value or not. For the same amount as one visit to this facility you could buy enough Aeroplan miles to fly Transpacific to Asia and back in first class.

Hmm..which would I choose?
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Old Dec 15, 18, 9:59 am
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As this isn't an Air Canada matter but rather a service at LAX the thread has been moved to the Los Angeles forum for further discussion.

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I wouldn't pay for it, but I think avoiding the traffic hell around the LAX terminals is one of the main selling points.
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UA is offering $395 on an one-time trial basis.
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