Virgin Atlantic has opened its latest Clubhouse lounge at Los Angeles Airport’s Terminal 2, providing a comfortable space to await your flight when bound for London Heathrow.
And as an airline partner of Virgin Australia, Velocity Frequent Flyer members could opt for a one-stop journey to London via Los Angeles – flying with Virgin Australia to the USA and then onwards to the UK with Virgin Atlantic later that evening.
The airline’s premium passengers are greeted with a view toward the Hollywood Hills in a space with design cues from the USA’s west coast landscape – including accents of gold to represent sunshine, and artwork from both Californian and British artists.
Over at the copper-lined bar you’ll find cocktail bartenders mixing up your favourite drink, along with a range of healthy juice options if you’d prefer to skip the alcohol.
As you’d expect there’s free Wi-Fi, plus and a variety of nibbles available in partnership with local Los Angeles restaurant Hinoki and the Bird such as a simple green papaya salad through to more interesting snacks such as miso donuts and chilli crab toast…
“Los Angeles was the natural choice for our next Clubhouse investment,” said Virgin Atlantic Brand and Customer Engagement Director Reuben Arnold, adding that “it is such an important route for us – we have been flying there for 25 years this year.”
Virgin Atlantic no longer flies to Australia after axing its Sydney-Hong Kong flights in May last year, although continues to fly between Hong Kong and London and maintains its frequent flyer partnership with Virgin Australia.
Travellers can earn Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points and status credits on their Virgin voyage, while Upper Class (business class) flyers, Gold and Platinum Velocity cardholders and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Gold members can relax here, in the Clubhouse, when flying with Virgin Atlantic.
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26 Jun 2011
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Understandably the PAX is light on compared to JFK, but no mention of showers so you can freshen freshen up before flying out!?