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LAX - TBIT oneworld Lounge Access (Combined thread)

LAX - TBIT oneworld Lounge Access (Combined thread)

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Access Ready Reckoner:

For access just one of the following needs to be true:
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  • Non AAdvantage oneworld Emerald or Sapphire tier traveling on a oneworld Marketed and operated flight.
  • AAdvantage Executive Platinum & Platinum tier traveling on a oneworld Marketed and Operated flight NOT solely part of a "North American* Itinerary".
  • First & Business Class passengers traveling on a oneworld Marketed and Operated flight not solely part of a "North American* Itinerary".
  • Passengers in First or Business Class traveling on a oneworld Marketed and Operated flight longer than five hours connecting§ to/from on a oneworld Marketed and Operated flight and not solely on a "North American* Itinerary".
  • First and Business Class passengers traveling on an American Airlines Marketed and Operated flight between Los Angeles & New York on three class aircraft.
* A "North American* Itinerary" is travel on solely domestic flights within the U.S. or between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico [except Mexico City], the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
§ Connecting the same day or before 6am the following day.
LAX oneworld Business and Qantas First Lounges
LAX / Los Angeles International Airport - Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)
Location: Go airside via the North security check. Continue past the SkyTeam marked elevator / lift past the Star Alliance lounge signage and escalators to the main shops area and take the elevator to the oneworld Lounge on floor 5. (LAX / LAWA now allows passengers with same day departing boarding passes multi-terminal access.)

oneworld Los Angeles (Business) Lounge

Opening hours: Daily: 06:30 - 23:30

Capacity: ~400

AMENITIES:
  • Computer connected to Internet
  • Neil Perry dining and buffet (hot, cold, food carts)
  • Full staffed bar and made to order mixed drinks
  • Barista and coffee selections
  • Shower suites (16)
Notes: The stylish and spacious Business Class Lounge has a contemporary design reflecting Californian culture, combined with signature elements from each airline, built around a communal fireplace and central glass atrium providing natural light. In the lounge's dining area, customers can choose from menus, designed by renowned Qantas chef Neil Perry, based on signature Qantas Lounge favourites with influences of multicultural California, including Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and US West Coast street food. Californian food carts similar to the pop-up dining concept offer freshly prepared dishes. At the cocktail bar, customers can select signature cocktails or premium wines, or have the barista create the coffee of their choice. The lounge also offers an enhanced hot and cold buffet, faster WiFi, new workstations and sixteen shower suites with Aurora Spa amenities.
Qantas First Lounge

Opening hours: Daily: 06:30 - 23:30

Capacity: ~200

AMENITIES:
  • Computer connected to Internet
  • Neil Perry restaurant (74 seats, a la carte dining)
  • Full staffed bar and made to order mixed drinks
  • Barista with coffee selections
  • Shower suites (7)
  • Business suites (2 - can be combined for conference room)
  • Shirt pressing (First)
Notes: The Qantas Los Angeles First Lounge defines a new standard of luxury and sophistication for First and eligible premium customers travelling through LAX. The spacious, light and open plan lounge is three times the size of the previous First Lounge. The lounge features a 74-seat a la carte restaurant, Californian Knoll furniture selected by Marc Newson, including 12 Eero Saarinen Womb Chairs with matching ottomans, 2 private work suites that can open into one larger private meeting room, state of the art wi-fi, wireless printing capabilities, TVs equipped with cable television and 7 dedicated shower suites, complete with Aurora Spa products. The a la carte Rockpool menu has been designed by Neil Perry, featuring signature dishes from the Qantas flagship Sydney and Melbourne lounges, as well as locally inspired LA cuisine. Menus will change seasonally, every 3 months. Access to First Class Lounges is restricted to Emerald members or those travelling in First Class.
LAX TBIT oneworld lounges access rules: (v. Feb 25, 2016)

oneworld Business Lounge operated by Qantas

Please note this is not a Qantas Club and is not part of any recipripocity agreement with Admirals Clubs. Must be Sapphire or Business class passenger on a oneworld marketed and operated carrier ("qualifying flight") and
  • Departing on a longhaul international flight, or

  • Departing on a oneworld flight, having arrived on a qualifying longhaul international flight, or

  • Departing in First or Business on AA to JFK on a 3 cabin A321T aircraft.

  • A Qantas Club member (no AA Admirals Club reciprocity, however)

  • "Some lounges may get busy at peak times, and access to them may be restricted as a result."
Qantas - oneworld First Lounge

Must be Emerald or First class passenger on a oneworld marketed and operated carrier ("qualifying flight") and
  • Departing on a longhaul international flight, or

  • Departing on a oneworld flight, having arrived on a qualifying longhaul international flight, or

  • Departing in First on AA to JFK on a 3 cabin A321T.
Link to one world lounge access rules and lounge locator
Qantas First Class Lounge for OneWorld Emeralds and First Class Travelers - opened late 2014

Qantas press release

Airside connector open from terminals 4, 5, 6 and 7 to TBIT - Feb 2016

LAX AA T-4 - TBIT secure airside connector open 25 Feb 2016 (AA forum)

2016 LAX Connecting / Connection / Connections thread

Updated 7 Mar 2017 - JDiver
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Old Jun 12, 19, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by TexasAussie View Post
First time poster, long time lurker. I'll be flying AA/FJ DFW-LAX-NAN in economy as a OW Sapphire (AA PLT). My question is, will this permit me to use the OW Lounge in LAX? Not sure if OW Connect member FJ qualifies me to use the lounge? Thanks.
I actually had to look up the details on the rules. Unfortunately, the current convoluted OW Connect partner rules would not allow you access. From the OW site-

"Lounge Access.

Indulge yourself before departure when travelling on a oneworld connect journey involving Fiji Airways and a oneworld sponsor, either British Airways, Cathay Pacific or Qantas Airways."

AA is not included in that list.
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Old Jun 12, 19, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by teemuflyer View Post
I actually had to look up the details on the rules. Unfortunately, the current convoluted OW Connect partner rules would not allow you access. From the OW site-

"Lounge Access.

Indulge yourself before departure when travelling on a oneworld connect journey involving Fiji Airways and a oneworld sponsor, either British Airways, Cathay Pacific or Qantas Airways."

AA is not included in that list.
Thanks for that teemuflyer! Disappointing but makes sense. I'm assuming then as well, access to the Tabua lounge (op by FJ) in NAN would be a no-go for OW Sapphire travelling on FJ/AA as well.
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Old Jun 12, 19, 3:01 pm
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@TexasAussie You may have lounge access. The 20 year anniversary oneworld site is a shocker but this may be helpful:


Fiji Airways flies as first oneworld connect partner | oneworld
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Old Jun 12, 19, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by TexasAussie View Post
First time poster, long time lurker. I'll be flying AA/FJ DFW-LAX-NAN in economy as a OW Sapphire (AA PLT). My question is, will this permit me to use the OW Lounge in LAX? Not sure if OW Connect member FJ qualifies me to use the lounge? Thanks.
AA and/or FJ flight numbers?
The lounge access rules for FJ connect are complicated
Sample:- Fiji Airways - new BAEC partner incl. earn/burn and status benefits (start date TBC)
Has links to lounge access information
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Old Jun 13, 19, 9:24 am
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@TexasAussie You may have lounge access. The 20 year anniversary oneworld site is a shocker but this may be helpful:


Fiji Airways flies as first oneworld connect partner oneworld
I feel that a lot of the "small prints" here have delayed implementation. AA members are not included in the lounge benefit, and CX members are not allowed to earn and redeem miles yet.
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