Qantas: expanded LAX Business Lounge to open early May

By David Flynn, March 12 2015
Qantas: expanded LAX Business Lounge to open early May

Qantas expects the new wing of its Los Angeles Business Lounge to open in early May, adding space for an extra 200 passengers as well as a dedicated dining area.

The original date was pencilled in for late 2014, however the December opening of the Qantas Los Angeles First lounge proved an immediate remedy to the over-crowding which had seen some Qantas Club members turned away during busy periods.

The Qantas business lounge – which is shared by Oneworld partners British Airways and Cathay Pacific – will have a new commercial grade kitchen preparing a substantially wider range of meals including a ‘plate of the day’, similar to what's already seen in Qantas' Singapore and Hong Kong lounges.

There'll also be an enhanced buffet, although the popular food carts will remain for a touch of local colour.

Additional shower suites, a family zone plus a business zone with six desktop computers will complete the LA business lounge experience.

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

07 Oct 2012

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Nice. Good work Qantas. Now time to look at some other lounges.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Nov 2013

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Well, Qantas has hinted that Brisbane and Auckland Intl lounges are being evaluated for an overhaul - which IMHO is some 4-5 years behind schedule. 

I'd even appreciate a food overhaul in these lounges - I know we get mini meat pies and occassionally BBQ chicken wings, and soup - but when you compare that to the EK offering...

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Aug 2014

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I guess Qantas wants you to think exactly that, to go to EK lounges not Qantas, I can kinda see why it's 4-5 years behind.

12 Dec 2012

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What international lounges does QF own/operate that haven't had a overhaul? NRT, BKK and HNL?

24 Apr 2012

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Don't forget Brisbane!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Nov 2013

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Everybody forgets sad

09 Mar 2015

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I thought this was meant to be done early April.  What a shame as I'll be there 23rd April and was hoping it would be all finished.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Dec 2012

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Not an Oatmeal bar in sight and no hard boiled eggs with chive and Paprika!

(see recent article re improved standards at UNITED Bus lounge in Melbourne; but only if you really want a good laugh)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

13 Mar 2015

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I was one of those highly regarded Qantas Club Members who was pushed out on to the concourse, ask me how special I felt then !!!!!!! I did get very well compensated after a little note to Qantas !   

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Jul 2013

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I wonder when the likes of American, Delta and United will learn how to do airport lounges as well as this! Well done Qantas for creating a lovely space!

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