You can now buy entry into the Star Alliance lounge at LAX
No lounge access at LAX? No drama!
Not everyone is a top-tier frequent flyer, and not everyone is flying in business or first class on a Star Alliance member airline.
But if you're at LAX, that doesn't really matter – because Star Alliance now lets you pay your way into its excellent business class lounge at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, regardless of which airline you're travelling with and the type of ticket you're clutching.
A lounge pass cost US$65 per person, with a 5% discount if you enter your frequent flyer membership number for any Star Alliance member – an impressive roster of 26 airlines including ANA, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, Thai Airways and United Airlines.
Your paid visit to the Star Alliance LAX lounge covers three hours of relaxation, food and drink, the chance to freshen up with a shower and a visit to the lounge's outdoor terrace with views over the airfield and the distant Hollywood hills.
"Eligible Star Alliance flyers have benefitted from the (LAX) lounge experience for years, and we are now pleased to be able to allow access to guests on a paid basis," says Star Alliance VP Customer Experience, Christian Draeger.
Bookings are made online – just select the LAX lounge on the Star Alliance lounge finder page, choose the date and time of your visit, plug in your credit card details and look forward to a better way to begin your trip.
Naturally, Star Alliance lounge access can also be purchased for family members, friends or colleagues – very handy if you have access courtesy of your Gold-grade status, but they don't.
This is the second Star Alliance lounge to hang out the virtual 'pay here' shingle, after Buenos Aires, and group exec Draeger says that paid access will be "available to all Star Alliance branded lounges in the near future," although Star notes that paid entry will always "be subject to capacity."
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04 Apr 2014
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Gee, last time I was there (December '21) the lounge was overflowing, hardly any spare seats anywhere.
13 May 2020
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went to LAX star alliance lounge last month, even though flying One World. (guess many other lounges weren't open & everyone being pushed to this lounge)
United Airlines - Mileage Plus
12 Sep 2011
Total posts 344
Its actually a great lounge -good food, self serve wines (unlike most US lounges and now Qantas Domestic PER,ADL,BNE,MEL VA ADL/MEL/SYD/BNE....) The shower suites are great and roomy, think Qantas new C lounges Domestic BNE,PER. A treat is the open air terrace with self serve wines and at night often lit up with the flames gas rock heaters.. It is very difficult to access unless you are departing from TBIT - but for those in the know, there is a post security connector tunnel /walk from United T7/T8 all the way to TBIT
09 May 2020
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How do they find out whether your 3 hours is up?
24 Aug 2011
Total posts 1187
They don't really but can control it as, unless you are transiting, it is unlikely you will be able to check-in more than 3-4 hours before your flight and you would leave the lounge at least 30 minutes before departure.