The Qantas oneworld Business Class Lounge at LAX is located airside on level five of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The lounge is open from 6:30 AM to 11:30 PM daily. For those traveling on American Airlines, you are in luck. The new airside connector between terminal four and the Tom Bradley International Terminal is now open and provides an easy 10-minute, covered walk between the two terminals. You no longer have to exit out of the terminal and clear security again just to use this lounge.
Opened last year, this new 42,000 square feet lounge is massive and has enough room for up to 600 passengers (and that’s not even including the separate First Class Lounge next door). It’s a beautiful space centered around a neat indoor decorative atrium. I was here at night but during the day, the large windows let in a lot of natural lighting to make the massive space feel even more spacious.
Aesthetically, this lounge is modern yet classy and comfortable. The colors, materials used and soft ambient lighting created a very warm and inviting space. The other focal point of the lounge is the circular seating area around the indoor fireplace located on the right side of the lounge. If you just want to sit back and relax with a good glass of wine and a book, this is the place to be. I know my pictures don’t do it any justice but trust me, it’s a beautiful space.
There are plenty of seating options from comfortable lounge chairs and recliners to business desks and tables located throughout the lounge. Even during my peak time visit (9:00 PM on a Saturday evening), I had no problem finding a table to eat at, a chair to relax in and a desk to work at for the two hours I was there. And (surprisingly) with how crowded it was, it only took me 15 minutes to wait for one of the 16 shower rooms. Televisions and flight information display boards were located throughout and flight announcements were made for all oneworld flights departing from TBIT.
The shower rooms are beautiful with rainfall showerheads and Aspar bath and body products. If you need to shave or freshen up before your flight, you can ask for individual dental hygiene and shave kits from the shower attendants.
For food, there was a delicious buffet spread of both hot and cold dishes from salads and pastas to Jasmine rice and curry. And of course, dessert. For those looking for a healthier alternative, there is a make your own smoothie/juice bar with fresh fruits and vegetables including celery, carrots and kale. How cool is that??
For alcohol, there is a hosted bar with a fine selection of top shelf beers, wines and spirits. Not only was the bar a beautiful focal point of the lounge, it was also a good place to interact and socialize with the other passengers.
There were a ton of employees working the lounge. They were busing tables, cleaning and replenishing the buffet spread and were even walking around with appetizer plates and other finger bites to offer us in the lounge. It was a nice touch and made the lounge feel more like a social gathering than just a waiting room for your flight.
If you need to get some work done, there are plenty of workspaces located throughout the lounge or a dedicated business suite located on the left hand side of the lounge with six Apple workstations. Standard U.S. electrical outlets as well as USB ports were located near most tables to keep your devices powered and password protected WiFi was available throughout the lounge to keep your devices connected.
Overall, this is a fantastic lounge and ranks up there with the Star Alliance Lounge at LAX. The only one negative comment I can say about this lounge is the lack of windows with views of the ramp or runways but that’s a very minor complaint. I’m a little partial to the Star Alliance Lounge as there is an outdoor patio and indoor terrace overlooking the beautiful terminal below but this Qantas oneworld Lounge definitely gives the Star Alliance Lounge a run for its money. The space is massive and beautiful and the food and amenities were plentiful and appreciated. For oneworld passengers, this is a great way to start your premium cabin experience. Good job Qantas!
Have you visited the Qantas oneworld Business Lounge? If so, please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
The other trip reports in this series include:
- Qantas oneworld Business Class Lounge
- American Airlines A321T Business Class, Los Angeles to New York
- Etihad Lounge at New York JFK
- Etihad A380 Business Class, New York to Abu Dhabi
- Etihad Arrivals Lounge at Abu Dhabi
- Hilton Abu Dhabi
- Etihad First Class Lounge and Spa
- Etihad A380 First Class Apartment, Abu Dhabi to Melbourne
- Qantas A330 Business Class, Melbourne to Perth to Sydney
- Qantas Business Class Lounge at Perth
- Qantas First Class Lounge and Spa at Sydney
- Qantas A380 First Class, Sydney to Los Angeles