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Published: 19/06/2014 - Filed under: Home » News »

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Qantas (QF), Cathay Pacific (CX) and British Airways (BA) have jointly opened a new business class lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (Tom Bradley International Terminal), with The Flying Kangaroo being the managing airline.

Lounge entrance 

Called the Los Angeles Business Lounge, the facility features a modern design concept that reflects Californian culture. It offers a communal fireplace for guests to relax, and a central glass atrium that allows an abundance of natural light.

Sitting by the fireplace

New menus influenced by multicultural California are served here, and they can be enjoyed at the dedicated dining area. On top of that, there is a cocktail bar serving signature cocktails and wines, alongside a barista service.

Cocktail bar

Guests can also enjoy complimentary wifi, workstations and nine shower suites with amenities by Australia’s own Aurora Spa Retreat.

As with the newly opened QF lounge in Hong Kong (see here), chef Neil Perry has designed the new dining offerings based on signature QF lounge favourites, with influences that represent multicultural Los Angeles, such as Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Korean and US West Coast street food.

Sitting area

Californian food carts are positioned around the dining areas and offer freshly prepared dishes such as crumbed cod tacos with red cabbage slaw and lime chipotle mayo, as well as Asia-spiced chicken wings.

Also making its way to the LA lounge is the service experience offered by QF partner Sofitel. Customers travelling in first class, as well as platinum cardholders of Qantas’ Frequent Flyer programme and Oneworld Emerald members are offered special services including shirt pressing, shoe shining and priority access to showers.

Even more seats

The lounge is currently able to accommodate 400 customers. Upon completion of all phases in early 2015, it will offer seating for 600 customers. There will also be seven additional shower suites, a Family Zone and a dedicated dining area.

Enjoying a drink at the cocktail bar

Opening hours are from 0630 to 0000 daily. First and business class passengers of QF, CX and BA are able to use the lounge. The same applies to gold and higher tier members of Qantas Frequent Flyer programme. For CX and BA, gold and diamond cardholders of Marco Polo Club, as well as silver and gold members of Executive Club are afforded entry. Qantas Club members and Oneworld Sapphire/Emerald travellers are invited as well. 

QF also has a new first class lounge in development at LAX, which it plans to unveil early next year. When open, the lounge will be home to first class passengers travelling with the Australian flag carrier as well as CX and BA. Travellers with a Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum or higher tier card, as well as Oneworld Emerald status will be able to enjoy this facility as well.

For more information, visit qantas.com.au

Clement Huang

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