Emirates is the latest airline to open an all-new lounge at Los Angeles’ Tom Bradley International Terminal for business class and first class passengers.
With seats for 157 guests in a space covering 840 square metres at LAX, there’s also enough room inside for up to 67 Emirates Skywards Gold and Platinum members stuck in economy – even if the pointy end, or in this case, the upper deck, is completely full.
But Qantas passengers heading home to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane won’t have access before their Qantas flight, nor will the airline’s Gold, Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers when heading to Dubai with Emirates.
Reciprocal lounge access arrangements cover Qantas and Emirates travellers in many regions including Asia, the Middle East and Europe, although the United States isn’t part of the tie-up and thus Qantas passengers are instead directed to the Red Roo’s own business class and first class lounges.
On the Emirates door list? You’ll find AC and USB power outlets scattered throughout the US$6.2 million (A$8m) facility amidst cocktail tables and earth-tone chairs…
… along with a dedicated dining area and Emirates’ signature open buffet, with dishes from both the United States and around the world: best-enjoyed with spirits, premium wine and (French) Champagne.
“A nod to the Golden Age of air travel, the new lounge design is inspired by the understated luxury of our lounges in Dubai’s Concourse A, and is reflective of the discerning tastes of our premium customers”, said Mohammed H. Mattar, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Airport Services.
Business travellers will also find showers, a fully-equipped business centre with computer and printing facilities, and can use free wireless Internet throughout the lounge on their own laptop, smartphone or tablet.
Similar to the Star Alliance business class lounge at LAX, there’s also an indoor terrace which extends out over the duty-free area – giving the lounge an ever-so-slight ‘Dubai feel’.
As with other Emirates lounges worldwide, you’ll also spot the trademark Italian marble floors, gold Rolex clocks and walnut wood finishes in Los Angeles.
Emirates’ business and first class haven at LAX is the latest lounge to open at the airport’s redeveloped Tom Bradley International Terminal, following new lounges for Star Alliance, Oneworld and Fiji Airways passengers.
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