LAX Loft Closed on May 10

Old May 2, 17, 11:06 am
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The LAX T3 Loft in its current form is a shell of its former self.

I enjoyed visiting it several times a few years back (perhaps 2013?), and there were very nice snacks (far better than the typical domestic lounge), great complimentary drinks/bar service, and the place still seemed fairly new.

I returned last week to find almost no snacks, only house beer/wine complimentary offerings (liquor and premium drinks were for sale only), significantly worn furnishings, and filthy bathrooms. Admittedly, the runway views are nice, but it's amazing how far the place has fallen. Over the same period, other domestic airline lounges seem to have been adding services, rather than taking them away.

While some may be disappointed with the Loft's closure for nostalgic reasons, the Alaska Lounge in T6 should actually be a significant improvement, as long as overcrowding doesn't become a problem.
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Old May 2, 17, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by metallo View Post
The LAX T3 Loft in its current form is a shell of its former self.

I enjoyed visiting it several times a few years back (perhaps 2013?), and there were very nice snacks (far better than the typical domestic lounge), great complimentary drinks/bar service, and the place still seemed fairly new.

I returned last week to find almost no snacks, only house beer/wine complimentary offerings (liquor and premium drinks were for sale only), significantly worn furnishings, and filthy bathrooms. Admittedly, the runway views are nice, but it's amazing how far the place has fallen. Over the same period, other domestic airline lounges seem to have been adding services, rather than taking them away.

While some may be disappointed with the Loft's closure for nostalgic reasons, the Alaska Lounge in T6 should actually be a significant improvement, as long as overcrowding doesn't become a problem.
Correct. And this state of affairs pre-dated any merger talks.
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Old May 3, 17, 11:01 pm
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Originally Posted by uclacolumbiaunc View Post
so I assume the last day of loft operation is until 1130pm 5/10? "loft closing on 5/10" is kinda ambiguous for those who want to access loft on 5/10...
VX will operate out of T3 through May 12 and move to T6 overnight May 12/13 starting operations out of T6 on May 13.

(not sure what this means for flights that arrive late evening May 12 and if they may arrive into T6)

http://www.lawa.org/newsContentbs.aspx?ID=2337
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Old May 4, 17, 9:52 am
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Looks like I'll be one of the last in T3 and first in T6. Fly in 5/10 and out 5/14. Will report back.
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Old May 11, 17, 3:08 pm
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Whats the status of lounge access as of today?

I understand the Loft is now closed.

Are VX flights still departing T3 then?

I am flying on VX a week from today - if its out of T6, no problem, can access the Alaska lounge.

If its out of T3 am I just out of luck then?
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Old May 11, 17, 3:44 pm
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We also fly out of LAX on the 17th on VX.
Intend to go to T-6 and access AS Lounge there.
News here in LA indicate most of the shuffle will take place over the weekend.
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I had a flight into LAX last night, and took some time to make a final visit to The Loft. The furniture in the place looked randomly scattered, as I think the staff got rid of the really old stuff and used "make due" pieces here and there until they closed for good. There was a pretty good crowd in the place up until end, and the bar tenders were serving drinks on the house by the time I got there (which was like 10pm). Views still looked good, and the overall design, minus the furniture, was the same. At 11:15 the staff went into full on moving mode, as they were also part of the crew to remove all the furnishings. Delta had a liquor license posted on the entrance, for the future Sky Club.

Later in the evening, the rest of terminal 3 was prepping for the big move as there were construction workers and equipment everywhere. Now that The Loft is no more, I wonder how on earth Delta will be able to use that lounge and not be jammed to the gills. The final plan must include a much larger space.

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Old May 12, 17, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by jimmygottfredson View Post
Later in the evening, the rest of terminal 3 was prepping for the big move as there were construction workers and equipment everywhere. Now that The Loft is no more, I wonder how on earth Delta will be able to use that lounge and not be jammed to the gills. The final plan must include a much larger space.
Lounges in T2 and T3.

http://travelskills.com/2016/07/21/d...ning-plan-lax/

Delta said that after the terminal overhauls are finished, its customers will see new Delta Sky Clubs in both terminals, a private check-in lounge for Delta One travelers, expedited check-in services for its Delta Shuttle flights, and an integrated in-line baggage system. “The facility will offer convenient passenger flows, sufficient gate-area seating, and a world-class concession program in partnership with Westfield Corporation,” Delta said.
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Old May 12, 17, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
Well, if I have the chance to visit it (T3) as a DL lounge before it is completely gutted/moved/whatever, I'll have been in that lounge as (probably, I don't recall specifically as to the first) a TW, AA, AS, VX, and DL lounge.
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Old May 12, 17, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
EC - Nice article and thanks for the link. I thought Delta's plans at LAX were far reaching but couldn't remember where I had seen this. It eventually looks to be very nice.

I'll say again though, and for at least a while, the lounge scene at LAX for Delta in T3 looks to be pretty grim.
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Old May 12, 17, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by metallo View Post
The LAX T3 Loft in its current form is a shell of its former self.

I enjoyed visiting it several times a few years back (perhaps 2013?), and there were very nice snacks (far better than the typical domestic lounge), great complimentary drinks/bar service, and the place still seemed fairly new.

I returned last week to find almost no snacks, only house beer/wine complimentary offerings (liquor and premium drinks were for sale only), significantly worn furnishings, and filthy bathrooms. Admittedly, the runway views are nice, but it's amazing how far the place has fallen. Over the same period, other domestic airline lounges seem to have been adding services, rather than taking them away.

While some may be disappointed with the Loft's closure for nostalgic reasons, the Alaska Lounge in T6 should actually be a significant improvement, as long as overcrowding doesn't become a problem.
I was at in the lounge on Tuesday, the only food option was one brown banana.
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Old May 15, 17, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by metallo View Post
The LAX T3 Loft in its current form is a shell of its former self.

I enjoyed visiting it several times a few years back (perhaps 2013?), and there were very nice snacks (far better than the typical domestic lounge), great complimentary drinks/bar service, and the place still seemed fairly new.

I returned last week to find almost no snacks, only house beer/wine complimentary offerings (liquor and premium drinks were for sale only), significantly worn furnishings, and filthy bathrooms. Admittedly, the runway views are nice, but it's amazing how far the place has fallen. Over the same period, other domestic airline lounges seem to have been adding services, rather than taking them away.

While some may be disappointed with the Loft's closure for nostalgic reasons, the Alaska Lounge in T6 should actually be a significant improvement, as long as overcrowding doesn't become a problem.
I was in the lounge on the 10th.

I am not a regular Virgin flyer. I had redeemed 2 FC seats LAX-BOS via Hawaiian miles. I was very suprised that award F tickets don't get you into the lounge.

Priority Pass got me in but I would have thought FC customers should be treated equally.

Food was actually decent. Views great and the staff were pleasant. Strange having to pay for alcohol but I guess as being an elite member on DL, AA and UA I have been a little spoiled with their lounges (I know F domestic don't get in but Virgin F domestic do)
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At AS Lounge T-6 today/ was hoping some of the superior food offerings like the cookies and mixed nuts would find their way into the merge. Alas, no go. The same offerings AS has always had. They indicated that food will be improving soon. I will see when we come back next month. Not holding my breath.
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And now, as of Feb 2021, DL gutted/demolished T3, one year ahead of schedule, starting afresh. LAX Loft is now just a trip down VX memory lane.....

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