Star Alliance's new business lounge at Los Angeles will get plenty of fanfare, but let's not overlook the smaller and more exclusive first class lounge discretely tucked away to the side.
The first class lounge will be available only to passengers flying in first class with Star Alliance members operating out of the also-new-and-shiny Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.
That's a small group which includes ANA, Asiana, Lufthansa, Singapore Airline, SWISS and Thai Airways.
(Ironically, Air New Zealand doesn't make the cut – the Kiwi carrier, which operates Star's lush new LAX digs, still flies out of Terminal 2 and isn't expected to move to TBIT until the second half of next year.)
Booked into business class but carrying a Gold frequent flyer card in your wallet?
Sorry, that won't open the doors to the first class lounge – so you may need to be content to take this virtual wander through Star's LAX first class lounge.
The first class lounge is a very compact affair with seating for just 42 passengers – or 43, if you include the iconic Eames chair in the reception area.
The space also includes two small rooms which can be used for the vippest of VIPs...
... plus four small dining tables.
Guests in the first class lounge enjoy a higher quality buffet spread than their business lounge counterparts, with pre-flight delights ranging from sushi and soup to macarons plus an a la carte menu.
However, Star expects many first class passengers will shuffle in and out of the business lounge to visit the bar or outdoor terrace or use the larger lounge's shower suites, as the first class lounge has only two bathrooms.
So to a certain extent it's more of a first class annexe – a less crowded and more private space than the business lounge.