Qantas will move its Los Angeles-Brisbane service to the newly-renovated Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) from May 1 to bring all LAX departures under the one roof.
"Qantas is streamlining the customer experience and consolidating all departures to Tom Bradley International Terminal" a Qantas spokesperson confirmed to Australian Business Traveller.
The change lets Brisbane-bound travellers enjoy the airline’s new Los Angeles Business Lounge, along with the first class lounge due to open later in the year.
Although the Brisbane-Los Angeles QF15 flight unloads at TBIT, the QF16 return leg currently departs from Terminal 4.
This sees Brisbane-bound passengers with lounge access consigned to the decidedly average American Airlines Admirals Club in Terminal 4 – a serious gripe of many frequent flyers from the Sunshine State.
Qantas journeys from New York to Brisbane will also become much more relaxing as the terminal transfer bus becomes a thing of the past.
Passengers arriving into LAX on QF108 from New York will be able to step straight off the flight and maximise their lounge time in TBIT before continuing to Brisbane, just as their Sydney and Melbourne counterparts already do.
The Qantas Los Angeles Business Lounge
Located on level 5 of TBIT with room for almost 600 passengers, the new Qantas Los Angeles Business Lounge will be more than twice the size of the current lounge.
The standout feature will be a circular internal fireplace around which travellers can relax and socialise.
The menu will be inspired by a mix of local West Coast US and Asian flavours, with a view from the dining area into the kitchen.
There'll also be a wine bar offering signature cocktails and bar snacks plus seating surrounding a central glass atrium.
The Qantas Los Angeles Business Lounge is due to open in April this year, following a late March ribbon-cutting for the Qantas Hong Kong Business Lounge.
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