LAX’s secret to flying luxury – and it doesn’t cost a fortune

Qantas international Lounge

Qantas international Lounge Credit: Discover Los Angeles

LAX’s secret to flying luxury – and it doesn’t cost a fortune

What Australian traveller doesn’t want to fly in style? At LAX a valid boarding pass can get you into any terminal, allowing access to some of the world’s best lounges – even if you’re not a member!

As LAX is the gateway to America for more than 60 percent of Aussies, we have rounded up some of the best lounges that many travellers don’t realise they can access on a casual basis. You can thank us when you’re experiencing fine dining options, hot showers, spas and more!

Pay-per use lounges

American Airlines
Located in Terminal 4 & 5

  • American Airlines newly renovated Admirals Club is perfect for a fine dining experience
  • Relax in style at the Admirals Club with complimentary Wi-Fi in a quiet and peaceful room, or take a hot shower
  • USD $59 for a single visit pass. See more here

Virgin America
Located in Terminal 3

  • In partnership with Alaska lounge, Aussie travellers will never go hungry. The lounge is a great place to unwind with a cocktail after a long day
  • USD $45 to access a one day pass. See more here

United Airlines
Located in Terminal 7

  • Sit back and relax at the United Airlines lounge, where Aussie travellers can enjoy peace and quiet whilst consuming a delicious meal
  • USD $59 for a single day pass at LAX or through the United app. See more here

Priority Pass
A program that provides access to the following LAX lounges, with annual memberships starting from USD $99:

  • Air Canada T2
  • Alaskan Airlines T6
  • Korean Airlines/Sky Team TBIT

See more here

Have a membership?

Star Alliance Partners
Located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal

  • The stunning Star Alliance Lounge at LAX offers impressive facilities and services, including an outdoor terrace that invites guests to enjoy views over the airfield and distant Hollywood Hills.
  • By day, Aussie travellers can enjoy Southern California’s famous sunshine and, by night, a sophisticated and cosy fire lit ambience
  • Relax by the serviced bar with complimentary cocktails and refreshments available

Qantas Lounge
Located in Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)

  • Parents can unwind while kids enjoy the dedicated Family Zone with children’s furniture, toys and games
  • Passengers can sit and relax around the communal fireplace, or work at the large communal dining table
  • Complimentary bar service available for all eligible customers
  • Custom menus designed by Chef Neil Perry

Private Suite

  • The ultimate pre and post-flight luxury has recently launched at LAX, Private Suite, giving Aussie travellers the opportunity to travel like an A-lister
  • The exclusive remote terminal is designed for First and Business Class travellers seeking ultimate security, discretion and privacy.
  • Premium customers have access to their own private lounge, and are able to skip queues and airport agro. It serves all commercial airlines
  • Membership is USD $3,500 for domestic flights and USD $4,000 for international flights, fees that cover up to three passengers
  • See more here
Source = Los Angeles World Airports
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