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Los Angeles / LAX Qantas First Class Lounge [Master Thread]

Old Sep 8, 2016, 6:42 am
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For access to the Qantas First Lounge at TBIT just one of the following needs to be true:
  1. Non US (not AAdvantage and not Mileage Plan) oneworld Emerald departing on a oneworld Marketed and operated flight.
  2. AAdvantage or Mileage Plan Emerald departing on a oneworld Marketed and Operated flight NOT solely on a "North American* Itinerary".
  3. First Class passengers departing on a oneworld Marketed and Operated flight not solely on a "North American* Itinerary".
  4. Passengers in First Class on a flight longer than five hours connecting to/from an international or domestic short haul (five hours or less) oneworld Marketed and Operated flight and not solely on a "North American* Itinerary".
  5. *Recent Reports Indicate Access via the following Criteria is being Denied with patrons being sent to the Flagship Lounge in T4*: .First Class passengers^ travelling on a three class transcontinental American Airlines Marketed and Operated flight on a designated route (e.g. between Los Angeles & New York).
* A "North American* Itinerary" for AAdvantage elites 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. A "North American* Itinerary" for Alaska Mileage Plan elites is travel to destinations in the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico (unless they are connecting to or from an international long-haul flight in a premium cabin on the same day).

Connecting the same day or before 6am the following day. Such Lounge access is based on the class of services of the long haul flight (First or Business) regardless of the class of travel on the short haul flight.

^ Regarding AA EXP in any cabin. This is a "Class of Service" based access, so status should not be relevant. Rules indicate NO ACCESS unless in First on 3 class transcon, but there had been some contradictory experiences about this. Early on EXP based access had sometimes been granted; not so much these days. Presumably this related to confusion about the rules on behalf of the agents.
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Lounge access rules

All non-AA and Non-AS Oneworld Emerald members have access to this lounge on any oneworld itinerary regardless of cabin or final destination.

AA EXP have access when traveling to all destinations outside North America and Mexico City. Includes if pax is flying LAX-DFW-LHR because you are flying internationally that day.

No Class of Service access for domestic F without non AA and non AS Emerald status unless on designated (generally 3-class) flights to JFK and MIA.

Passengers on any 3-cabin AA flight to JFK, BOS or MIA in First Class.

Emirates pax do not have access except for Qantas Platinum One. EDIT: Appears to be that Qantas removed that access criteria from their lounge access page so I wouldn't count on this working.

No access if connecting to a non-Oneworld airline or partner.

Separate tickets within oneworld do not matter other than it has to be same day . E.g. QF F to AA Y on the same day.

To walk from T4 to TBIT will take approximately 10 minutes one way so plan accordingly if visiting this lounge.

More detail here: Lounge Access | oneworld.com

Qantas.com Access Rules, with specific carve-out for transcon markets.









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Los Angeles / LAX Qantas First Class Lounge [Master Thread]

Old Mar 9, 2015, 6:03 pm
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good report. i was there pre LAX-MEL the other week in the evening. i arrived early to try and enjoy myself and get a nice snack etc. the food area was lovely but it all filled up so quickly and i only had a nice area to myself because i got there so early. it was so busy but realized between QF and BA A380s...thats a lot of pax in premium cabins or with status.


and the seemingly low ceiling doesnt help much which is a shame given it is new construction.
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Old Mar 9, 2015, 6:24 pm
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We were there Sunday night. There was lots of seating and no children to be seen. We were really pleased with our food selections and had a very attentive waitress.
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Old Jun 24, 2015, 9:30 pm
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From the descriptions ... this is a vast improvement on the previous incarnation of the QF F Lounge. The old lounge often was standing room only after about 8 or 9 pm and mostly had marginal food offerings.
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Old Jun 26, 2015, 2:26 pm
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Originally Posted by jewree
The bathrooms were modern, with nice smelling Aspar products. The layout was a bit odd however, as they were single-sex areas, yet they had entirely separate enclosed rooms with toilets and sinks. I didn't really see why they were divided into men's and women's if they were so private, and it seemed like a bit of a waste of space.
Probably because a lot of men are slobs and the women probably got sick of having to wipe urine off of the nice toilet in the first lounge.
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Old Jun 26, 2015, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by ou81two
Probably because a lot of men are slobs and the women probably got sick of having to wipe urine off of the nice toilet in the first lounge.
Now if they didn't leave the seat down it wouldn't be a problem
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 10:52 am
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Has anyone used this lounge for arrivals? I'm flying CX F into LAX and would like to stop in the lounge during my 5 hour layover.

http://travelsort.com/blog/internati...t-for-arrivals says that this should be allowed but then someone also commented that they were denied access.
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Old Jun 30, 2015, 4:51 am
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Originally Posted by thatguy47
Has anyone used this lounge for arrivals? I'm flying CX F into LAX and would like to stop in the lounge during my 5 hour layover.

http://travelsort.com/blog/internati...t-for-arrivals says that this should be allowed but then someone also commented that they were denied access.
That is a QF benefit. For CX the Oneworld rules apply, which means you must have a Oneworld operated departure before 6 am of the day after your long-haul flight. So no CX F access as an arrival lounge. This is presuming you don't have any CX FF status.
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Old Jun 30, 2015, 4:48 pm
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Originally Posted by number_6
That is a QF benefit. For CX the Oneworld rules apply, which means you must have a Oneworld operated departure before 6 am of the day after your long-haul flight. So no CX F access as an arrival lounge. This is presuming you don't have any CX FF status.
Thanks number_6.
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Old Jul 2, 2015, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by Shamrock55
Good review.

As well as tipping, if you get great service, go tell the manager or email customer care! It really makes a difference to moral, and will probably ensure you get even more great service next time.
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Old Jul 8, 2015, 11:48 am
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As a CX F pax I understand I can use this lounge. My husband is in J. Can he come into this lounge as my guest? We are both on CX 881 LAX-HKG.
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Old Jul 8, 2015, 4:09 pm
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*O rules do allow First passengers to guest (another *O Passenger), so the answer in your case is yes.


www.oneworld.com/ffp/lounge-access
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Old Jul 8, 2015, 6:40 pm
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Originally Posted by susiesan
As a CX F pax I understand I can use this lounge. My husband is in J. Can he come into this lounge as my guest? We are both on CX 881 LAX-HKG.
There is plenty of room in the lounge this evening, and you won't be the only ones awaiting cx881

I'm very impressed with the freshly prepared food selections, but a bit disappointed with the wine selection which seems to be mostly bulk produced crowd pleasers.
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Old Jul 13, 2015, 2:14 am
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Originally Posted by work2fly
...I'm very impressed with the freshly prepared food selections, but a bit disappointed with the wine selection which seems to be mostly bulk produced crowd pleasers.
QF saves the better wines for the SYD and MEL F lounges as well as on board. LAX has never been well stocked, going back a decade; even the AA FL focused on liquor rather than wine (and a brief foray into premium sake, before AA gave up trying to compete for Japanese high-revenue pax).
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Old Jul 13, 2015, 9:14 pm
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Thanks for the review. It looks a bit ordinary I think. Some of the food pics make me think of a school cafeteria.
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Old Jul 15, 2015, 3:49 pm
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Great review, thanks!
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