American Airlines is adding over a dozen daily flights from its Los Angeles hub, with Seattle set for five daily services plus three for Portland.
The new direct runs will be a boon to Australian business travellers who typically have to wait hours for connecting Alaska Airlines flights from LAX to the northwest cities – and spend them waiting in the airline's shoebox of a lounge at LAX Terminal.
(Happily, the revamped Board Room lounge at Seattle puts a brighter face on things.)
Beginning June 3, American's LAX boost will see a 10% increase in the number of domestic flights out of Los Angeles. Here's the full list:
- Seattle, Washington (5x daily)
- Portland, Oregon (3x daily)
- Minneapolis, Minnesota (2x daily)
- Hartford, Connecticut (daily)
- Kansas City, Missouri (daily)
- New Orleans, Louisiana (daily)
- Omaha, Nebraska (daily)
There'll also be seasonal daily flights to Anchorage, Alaska and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, plus seasonal weekend shuttles to the Colorado towns of Durango, Montrose and Vail.
American Airlines has also promised a revamp of its LAX Flagship Lounge and Admirals Club lounges.
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