Qantas is boosting the size of its busy lounges at Los Angeles LAX, and promises that 'phase one' of the airport's revamped Qantas Business Lounge will open in October.
In a speech to the Tourism and Transport Forum in Sydney today, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the refurbished "LA Business Lounge will nearly treble in capacity" compared to the current and definitely crowded footprint.
A Qantas spokesperson elaborated that 'phase one' will see an expansion of the lounge "to deliver the key elements of the customer experience including a significant increase in seating capacity."
"The remaining construction will then provide additional capacity once the subsequent phase is completed."
The new Qantas First Lounge will follow next year and will be "double in size", with "a 70 seat restaurant with Neil Perry menus".
Hopefully this will include the same type of gourmet seasonal menus as in Qantas' Sydney and Melbourne first class lounges.
As Australian Business Traveller has previously reported, the Red Roo will also open its new Qantas Singapore Lounge on March 31, to be followed by a revamp of Qantas First Lounge in Hong Kong in September.
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David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.