The Air France Lounge at LAX is located in Terminal 2 where Air France’s non A380 flights depart, along with all KLM, Alitalia, and Aeromexico flights. The lounge is in the same location as the old NWA lounge and after Air France took it over after the NWA/Delta merger, all Air France did was clean it up a bit. Despite this, it is still far below the Air France standard found at other airports worldwide.
Bar & Cafe
The self-serve bar includes a decent selection of spirits and wines from around the world. The wines tend to be from France, but a South American or Australian wine is offered from time to time. I do enjoy the Chivas Regal 12 which is offered; and in my opinion is a big upgrade over the complimentary Dewars or Jack that Delta offers.
There is a selection of good cheeses including brie and gouda, along with crackers, chips, and hot soup. The soup is nothing fancy and reminds me of Progresso or Campbell’s. Today, during my visit, they were offering vegetable medley. There are also small individually wrapped sandwiches—I highly recommend the eggplant and hummus!
The seating area in the lounge fills up quickly especially around midday when Alitalia, Aeromexico, and KLM all have scheduled flights. The lounge chairs are comfortable and some provide excellent views of the runway to watch incoming air traffic. There are also tables throughout the lounge made for two. I did not see anywhere to sleep or truly relax, meaning this airport lounge is not ideal for long layovers.
Overall the lounge is very small and not overly impressive, but then again Terminal 2 at LAX is crowded, dark, dated and overall just danky! The lounge barely qualifies itself as an international lounge is more on par with most domestic lounges, if not of a lower standard! Yet then again, with T2 being so dated, even the small Air France lounge is a nice escape from the chaos below.