• United Airlines' LAX Polaris business class lounge to open January 12

    United Airlines will open its flagship Polaris lounge at LAX on Saturday January 12, 2019, making it the fifth member of United's upscale business class lounge network. United confirmed the January 12 opening date overnight, with passengers set to see more of the familiar design, furnishings and...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2018 1 Comment

  • Here are the best flights to New York which skip that LAX stopover

    When a business trip to New York beckons, most high flyers instinctively look for – and simultaneously dread – a connecting flight through LAX. Both reactions are understandable. The former, because Los Angeles is Australia's gateway to the US. Qantas, Virgin Australia, United, Amer...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2018 64 Comments

  • LAX to get massive American Express Centurion Lounge with spa in 2019

    UPDATE | The long-awaited American Express Centurion Lounge at LAX will open next year, and AMEX is going all-out with a day spa alongside 'premium wines and specialty cocktails'. American Express confirmed the LAX Centurion lounge's 'sometime in 2019' opening timeframe overnight, and teased som...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2018 6 Comments

  • United details Polaris lounges for Newark, Houston, LAX, Washington DC

    United Airlines will follow this week’s opening of its new Polaris lounge at San Francisco with three more upscale lounges at Newark, Houston and Los Angeles across 2018. However, the next wave of premium Polaris lounges – including Washington, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo – are...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • The long-awaited LAX 'people-mover' shuttle train will arrive 2023

    Start counting down, but don't hold your breath: LAX is getting an 'automated people-mover' which will not only whisk travellers between terminals but to parking stations and even connect to the Los Angeles metro, if that's your thing. Costed at US$4.9 billion, the long-awaited transit project i...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2018 20 Comments

  • Access the Qantas LAX lounges before an American Airlines flight

    You've just stepped off a Qantas flight to Los Angeles, with a connecting American Airlines flight to a domestic US destination still to go... but that doesn't mean you have to make do with AA's pedestrian Admirals Club lounge at LAX. Provided there's enough time between those QF and AA flights,...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2017 37 Comments

  • Fiji Airways gets access to LAX Oneworld Business Class lounge

    The Oneworld Business Class lounge is among the best at LAX, and its doors are now open to travellers on Fiji Airways. If you're flying in Fiji Airways business class... ... or are down the back of the bus in economy but hold Tabua Club membership... ... you'll enjoy access to the Oneworld...

    POSTED 13 Jul, 2017 6 Comments

  • Virgin Australia lounge access for VA6 Brisbane-bound LAX flyers

    Virgin Australia has finally arranged LAX lounge access for travellers on Saturday's VA6 flight from Los Angeles to Brisbane. As of this Saturday June 10, business class passengers and Platinum and Gold Velocity Frequent Flyer members will be able to grab a light breakfast or brunch at the Los A...

    POSTED 9 Jun, 2017 22 Comments

  • Delta moves to LAX T2, T3 but Virgin Australia will stay at TBIT

    Delta Air Lines will make its move into LAX Terminals 2 and 3 in the middle of May, across what's sure to be a frantic five-day period from May 12 to May 17 – but Virgin Australia has decided to stay put at the adjacent Tom Bradley International Terminal. Delta's relocation from Termi...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2017 12 Comments

  • Virgin Australia brings back Velocity Gold lounge access at LAX

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Gold frequent flyers will once again enjoy airport lounge access in Los Angeles prior to their flights back to Sydney, Brisbane and soon Melbourne. Since one of Virgin's many recent 'lounge shuffles', Velocity Gold members have been stuck out in the airport...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2017 29 Comments

  • American Airlines to open new Admiral's Club at LAX T5

    American Airlines will open a new Admiral's Club at LAX T5 in the middle of this year, following the airline's move into the terminal space previously occupied by Delta Air Lines. A spokesperson for American Airlines confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the Oneworld member and Qantas ...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2017 3 Comments

  • Virgin Australia Velocity Gold flyers lose LAX lounge access

    EXCLUSIVE | Virgin Australia’s Velocity Gold frequent flyers will no longer enjoy airport lounge access at Los Angeles prior to Virgin's flights to Australia when travelling in premium economy or economy class. It's a tough blow for travellers who are about to make the long overnight trek ...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2017 56 Comments

  • Qantas clarifies access rules for LAX first class lounge

    Staff at Qantas’ Los Angeles First Lounge are in for a refresher course on the rules covering lounge access, following reports that top-tier frequent flyers from American Airlines have been denied entry for spurious reasons. Those travellers turned away have been Executive Platinum members...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2016 21 Comments

  • Virgin Australia and Delta are moving to LAX Terminals 2, 3

    Virgin Australia and its US partner Delta Air Lines will move to LAX Terminals 2 and 3 by the middle of 2017. The terminals will be renovated and joined together in a US$2 billion development, Delta Air Lines Vice President Ranjan Goswani told Australian Business Traveller at a media event in Lo...

    POSTED 21 Jul, 2016 20 Comments

  • New LAX terminal connector means quicker transits, more lounges

    Los Angeles' new connector between Terminal 4 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal is now open, promising faster connections between flights at LAX and also opening up more lounge options between flights. The big winners are travellers connecting from a domestic American Airlines flight to...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2016 21 Comments

  • Your guide to United Airlines flight connections at LAX

    Los Angeles' LAX Airport acts as a virtual springboard between Australia's east coast and the rest of the United States, allowing easy and one-stop access between Down Under and major cities like New York, Chicago, Houston and Boston. With United Airlines flying daily to LA from both Sydney and ...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2016 3 Comments

  • American Airlines to fly LAX-Seattle, also Portland, New Orleans

    American Airlines is adding over a dozen daily flights from its Los Angeles hub, with Seattle set for five daily services plus three for Portland. The new direct runs will be a boon to Australian business travellers who typically have to wait hours for connecting Alaska Airlines flights from LAX...

    POSTED 21 Jan, 2016 5 Comments

  • United overhauls Los Angeles lounge, LAX terminal

    United Airlines will completely redevelop its Los Angeles airport terminal, offering premium travellers a modern United Club lounge and all passengers an improved experience wherever they turn: be it check-in, at the boarding gate or in the baggage hall. Passengers flying home to Melbourne in Bu...

    POSTED 15 May, 2015 3 Comments

  • Qantas, British Airways, Cathay Pacific get larger LAX lounge

    Qantas has opened a new wing at its Los Angeles Business Lounge, in partnership with Oneworld members British Airways and Cathay Pacific, and marking the completion of a multi-million dollar upgrade to its LAX lounges. The extension provides room for 200 more travellers, boosting the business ...

    POSTED 7 May, 2015 14 Comments

  • Emirates opens new Los Angeles business class, first class lounge

    Emirates is the latest airline to open an all-new lounge at Los Angeles’ Tom Bradley International Terminal for business class and first class passengers. With seats for 157 guests in a space covering 840 square metres at LAX, there’s also enough room inside for up to 67 Emirates Sky...

    POSTED 23 Mar, 2015 11 Comments

  • Qantas: expanded LAX Business Lounge to open early May

    Qantas expects the new wing of its Los Angeles Business Lounge to open in early May, adding space for an extra 200 passengers as well as a dedicated dining area. The original date was pencilled in for late 2014, however the December opening of the Qantas Los Angeles First lounge proved...

    POSTED 12 Mar, 2015 10 Comments

  • Qantas Los Angeles first class lounge brings luxe to LAX

    The all-new Qantas Los Angeles First Lounge is a high-flying haven for travellers on Qantas and Oneworld airlines such as British Airways and Cathay Pacific, both of which run daily services out of LAX. Designed by Marc Newson, the lounge takes its lead from Newson's work on Qan...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2014 17 Comments

  • Qantas readies new Los Angeles first class lounge

    The new Qantas First Lounge at LAX is now open – click here for photos and details! PREVIOUS | The all-new Qantas Los Angeles first class lounge will open on Thursday December 18, along with a much-needed extension to the adjoining business lounge. The Qantas Los Angeles First lounge will...

    POSTED 10 Dec, 2014 17 Comments

  • US Airways moves to Terminal 6 at Los Angeles LAX Airport

    Jetsetters travelling with Qantas to Los Angeles and then onwards with Oneworld partner US Airways will now find their connecting flight departing from Terminal 6 rather than Terminal 3. And for those enjoying a stopover on the Californian coast, that also means heading to the check-in desks at ...

    POSTED 7 Nov, 2014 0 Comments

  • United kicks off Melbourne-Los Angeles flights on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

    United’s non-stop services between Melbourne and Los Angeles start today, with the inaugural flight also marking the first route for the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Replacing the previous Melbourne-Sydney-Los Angeles runs on UA’s Boeing 777s, the Dreamliner goes head-to-...

    POSTED 28 Oct, 2014 27 Comments

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