The Qantas International First Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is widely regarded as one of the finest lounges in North America. With à la carte dining, a sprawling bar, and a wide variety of comfortable seating options, it’s a great spot to visit before a flight.
Prior to a Qantas First Class flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne, I had the chance to spend the better part of a day in the lounge.
As I found out, it’s a lounge that’s entirely deserving of an early arrival, and one that I hope to return to soon.
Qantas International First Lounge Los Angeles – Access & Entry
The Qantas International First Lounge Los Angeles is located in Tom Bradley International Terminal.
After passing through security, keep an eye out for signage pointing out the various lounges in the terminal. Then, you can head up an elevator or escalator to access the fifth floor, where the lounges are located.
It’s worth noting that the lounge is accessible airside from other terminals at LAX. Therefore, even if you’re leaving from another terminal, you can still make time to visit the lounge without having to pass through security again.
The Qantas International First Lounge at LAX is open daily from 6:30am until the departure of the last Qantas flight each day.
This time, I enjoyed access with a departing Qantas First Class ticket, which I booked using American Airlines AAdvantage miles. You can also access this lounge on a same-day departing Oneworld First Class flight, and also with an Emirates First Class ticket.
Eligible ticketholders can bring with them one guest, who must be departing on a same-day Oneworld or Emirates flight.
Access is also granted to members of Qantas Frequent Flyer at the Platinum One and Platinum levels travelling in any class of service, who can also bring one guest.
Additionally, access is available to Oneworld Emerald members, who are also allowed to bring one accompanying guest.
The entrance to the Qantas International First Lounge Los Angeles is marked by sliding glass doors with intricate white and honeycomb patterns that partially reveal the interior.
Inside, the Qantas logo is prominently displayed against a backdrop…