Back in June I shared some pictures of the very impressive new Qantas business class lounge which had opened in Los Angeles International Airport.
This is the new lounge for Qantas, BA, airberlin, Iberia, Japan Airlines and LAN. It is not used by American or US Airways as they use different parts of the airport.
The business class lounge was only part of the story. A huge new First Class / Gold card lounge was also under construction, designed to seat 200 people. This has just opened.
According to the Qantas website, it offers:
- 74-seat restaurant and bar
- Open-style kitchen
- Californian Knoll furniture selected by Marc Newson
- Neil Perry Rockpool-designed a la carte menu
- Private work suites and complimentary Wi-Fi
- Seven shower suites featuring Aurora Spa ASPAR products
At three times the size of the old First Class lounge, it is a massive improvement for British Airways flyers out of Los Angeles. You will be able to access the lounge if you have a British Airways Executive Club Gold card or are flying First Class on a BA service.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (June 2022)
As a reminder, here are the four options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with two free Priority Pass cards, one for you and one for a supplementary cardholder. Each card admits two so a family of four gets in free. You get access to all 1,300 lounges in the Priority Pass network – search it here.
If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.
Additional lounge visits are charged at £20. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.
There is no annual fee for Amex Gold in Year 1 and you get a 30,000 points sign-up bonus. Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard gets you get a free LoungeKey card, allowing you access to the LoungeKey network. Guests are charged at £20 although it may be cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card for your partner.
The card has a fee of £195 and there are strict financial requirements to become a HSBC Premier customer. Full details are in my HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard review.
PS. You can find all of HfP’s UK airport lounge reviews – and we’ve been to most of them – indexed here.