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Lounges at LAX - Access, Showers, Questions, Which One? [Consolidated thread]

Lounges at LAX - Access, Showers, Questions, Which One? [Consolidated thread]

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Brief overview of all lounges, rankings, access rules, and amenities:
https://loungereview.com/ultimate-gu...-lounge-scene/

Complete list of lounges with full reviews and details:
https://loungereview.com/lounges/airport/lax/

As of June 2014, new TBIT lounges for all three alliances are open and in full operation
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Old Mar 15, 19, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post


Why would VS Club be out of the question? I’m not against going to KE lounge. Have you been there before? Worth going? How long is the walk from T2 to TBIT?
Because that's the obvious answer if you are arriving and departing from T2. Just go to VS Club. Unless you are arriving outside of PP hours.

T2 to TBIT is about a 10 minute walk landside. DL also operates an airside shuttle that can take you to TBIT.

KE lounge is ok... not that great but it's better than no lounge. My point was if you are willing to walk to PF Chang (which is in TBIT), you should just go to the KE lounge.

But obviously if you land during VS PP hours, don't even bother with KE lounge (or PF Chang for that matter).
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Old Jun 5, 19, 11:20 pm
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I have a 4h15 layover in LAX, and options to access the Polaris Lounge, *A Business, or *A First. My connecting flight departs on United. Which one would you recommend?

Thanks!

EDIT: Does anyone know if the *A First lounge considers domestic First as First Class?

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Old Jun 6, 19, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by joseeantonior View Post
EDIT: Does anyone know if the *A First lounge considers domestic First as First Class?
This thread in the United forum may be relevant:
Accessing the *A Lounge at LAX/TBIT as a UA flyer
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Old Jun 6, 19, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by joseeantonior View Post
I have a 4h15 layover in LAX, and options to access the Polaris Lounge, *A Business, or *A First. My connecting flight departs on United. Which one would you recommend?

Thanks!

EDIT: Does anyone know if the *A First lounge considers domestic First as First Class?
With 4 hours and if you don't mind stretching your legs, I would hit both *A Business in TBIT and the Polaris Lounge in T7 (United). Both have nice showers. It's about 15 min each way from T7 to TBIT, walking fairly briskly.

Not sure on the *A First access.
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Old Sep 7, 19, 11:42 am
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LAX lounges - how early?

Hi everyone,

Due to a spot of poor planning, I'm going to arrive at LAX about seven hours earlier than my departure time. I leave tonight on an overnight to JFK with Alaska, so from Terminal 6, departing around 11pm. I have the Amex Platinum Priority Pass, so do you know how early I can use the benefits? I've seen three-hour limits in Europe, but not sure if its similar here and if it's checked/enforced.

I've also read posts about patchy PP service at the Alaska lounge in T6, so might try one of the other terminals first if you have recommendations?

Thanks!
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Old Sep 7, 19, 12:00 pm
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I've seen the three hour limit for originating passengers for Centurion and also USA Escape lounges (not in PP but a regular AmEx Plat card works for entry), where apparently it's based on scheduled departure time of your outbound flight.

Some PP lounges post three hour limits on the PP website (use the lounge locator and click to see the details for each lounge), but it seems to be a three hour stay, starting whenever you want, so you should be able to do three hours in one PP lounge then three hours in a different one. Also, it's unclear how the three hour limit is monitored or enforced.

Note that if you're checking bags, your airline (AS here) might have limits on how early this can be done, although once you have your boarding pass you can use it to go through TSA airport security at any time (or multiple times, but you might want to print additional boarding passes) that day. Most of LAX is now connected airside, so from AS in T6 you can take underground tunnels to T5 and T4, then the new passageway that AA built to TBIT.
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Old Sep 7, 19, 12:02 pm
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My experience with the Alaska Lounge is that it is frequently full or near full and they only allow Alaska passengers with lounge access to enter. I suppose it depends on the time of day you will be at the airport and the number of flights scheduled to depart. According to the Priority web site, the Point the Way Cafe in Terminal 6 is available to Priority pass members but I've had no experience with that lounge so I can't recommend it. The Priority web site does not list any lounges in adjacent terminals. There are lounges in terminal two on the opposite side of the airport and the Bradley Terminal, which is three terminals away from Terminal Six, which appear to be the only other terminals with Priority lounge access. If you have time to go to the Bradley terminal (and if TSA will allow you access since Bradley is the international terminal) you might try the KAL lounge; which is pleasant enough; although Priority Pass members are not allowed after 8 PM.
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Old Sep 7, 19, 1:20 pm
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Hello @mustard,

I merged your post into the comprehensive LAX lounge thread.

You may also want to check out the LAX - Priority Pass and other options thread in the Airport Lounges forum.

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Old Sep 7, 19, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by mahlerfan View Post
My experience with the Alaska Lounge is that it is frequently full or near full and they only allow Alaska passengers with lounge access to enter. I suppose it depends on the time of day you will be at the airport and the number of flights scheduled to depart. According to the Priority web site, the Point the Way Cafe in Terminal 6 is available to Priority pass members but I've had no experience with that lounge so I can't recommend it. The Priority web site does not list any lounges in adjacent terminals. There are lounges in terminal two on the opposite side of the airport and the Bradley Terminal, which is three terminals away from Terminal Six, which appear to be the only other terminals with Priority lounge access. If you have time to go to the Bradley terminal (and if TSA will allow you access since Bradley is the international terminal) you might try the KAL lounge; which is pleasant enough; although Priority Pass members are not allowed after 8 PM.
In this case Point the Way Cafe isnít an option since the restaurant benefit was removed from American Express Priority Pass memberships. KAL Lounge is accessible as the Bradley terminal is connected airside to T4 and there is no restriction to international passengers since the US does not have immigration checks on departure.
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Old Sep 7, 19, 3:32 pm
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Thanks everyone. Iíll drop the luggage off ASAP then, and then probably head over to TBIT to use a lounge there. I can still try the Alaska lounge closer to my flight time, right, i.e. using the PP several times in one day?
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Old Sep 9, 19, 11:13 am
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My last visit to * Alliance Lounge in TBIT from United in T7, took about 15 min each way, but I had a few hours to kill before my next departure and definitely worth the walk. This was about 10 days ago.

Great food and beverage selection, and enjoyed my time at the outdoor patio



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