Full List of Airport Lounges at Los Angeles International Airport [LAX]

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Serving over 87 million passengers in 2018, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the fourth-busiest airport in the world.

With services to nearly 90 international destinations, it’s no wonder that LAX has 19 lounges within the terminals. These include domestic and international carriers (such as Delta and United) and major international carriers (like Qantas and Emirates).

(You may also be interested in our post on the best cards that give complimentary lounge access both in the U.S. and internationally.)

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Los Angeles Airport Lounges by Terminal

TerminalLounges
Terminal B (International Terminal)
Terminal 2
Terminal 3
Terminal 4
Terminal 5
Terminal 6
Terminal 7

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Los Angeles International Airport
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: Air Canada

Location: LAX Terminal 6, near gate 65B
Opening Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Facilities

  • Light snacks and beverages, including beer, wine, and spirits
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Wi-Fi
  • Showers with towels and amenities
  • Business centers with PCs and printers

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Air Canada Signature class and business classPremium cabin passengers must have a same-day boarding card to access the lounge before their flight
  • Valid for Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada codeshare flight, or with a Star Alliance partner airline
  • Passengers may bring guests for $24 before 11 a.m. or $36 after 11 a.m., per person
Altitude Super Elite 100K, Elite 75K, and Elite 50K members
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding card and may access the lounge before the flight or on arrival from an Air Canada flight
  • Passengers may bring a domestic partner and/or up to 5 dependents (under 25 years old)
  • Valid for Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada codeshare flight, or with a Star Alliance partner airline
  • Additional guests would be charged $24 before 11 a.m. or $36 after 11 a.m.
Altitude Elite 35K membersPassengers must have a same-day boarding card to access the lounge before their flight
Star Alliance Gold members
  • Members traveling in any cabin may access the lounge before their flight with a same-day boarding card
  • Members are permitted to bring 1 guest free of charge
Air Canada Maple Leaf Club membersNorth America Plus and Worldwide members may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • North America Plus membership: $495 (annually)
  • Worldwide membership: $665
  • Valid for Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada codeshare flight, or with a Star Alliance partner airline.
  • Passengers may bring guests for $24 before 11 a.m. or $36 after 11 a.m., per person
One-time guest access benefits for TD and CIBC Aeroplan-affiliated cardholdersMembers can access the lounge 1 or 4 times annually (depending on the credit card) when traveling on an Aeroplan flight reward
  • Valid when redeemed through your Aeroplan account on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, or under the Air Canada Express banner
  • Annual credit card fees:
    • TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege Card: $399
    • TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Card: $120
    • TD® Aeroplan® Visa Business Card: $149
    • CIBC Aerogold® Visa Infinite Card: $120
    • CIBC Aerogold® Visa Card for Business: $180
    • CIBC Aerogold® Visa Infinite Privilege Card: $399
Select American Express AeroplanPlus cardmembers (Reserve, Platinum, Corporate Platinum)Passengers must have a same-day boarding card and may access the lounge on presentation of their American Express AeroplanPlus cardValid for Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, under the Air Canada Express banner, Air Canada codeshare, or select Air Canada partner flights
Latitude, Comfort, or Flex fare passengers that purchase lounge accessPassengers may purchase access to the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Lounge fee:
    • Latitude fare: $25
    • Comfort fare: $40
    • Flex fare: $50
  • Valid for Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, and under the Air Canada Express banner

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge House Rules

  • Access to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is generally for departing passengers only. The only exception is for Altitude Super Elite 100K, Elite 75K, and Elite 50K members that may access a lounge on arrival from a domestic flight.
  • A same-day boarding card must be displayed at reception.
  • Mobile phones must not be used in the lounge’s cell-free zones.

Read the full list of house rules on the Air Canada website.

Alaska Airlines Lounge

Alaska Airlines Lounge
Alaska Airlines Lounge Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: LAX Terminal 6, near gate 64B
Opening Hours: Daily: 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Alaska Airlines Lounge Facilities

  • Self-service food station serving breakfast items, soups, salads, and fresh fruit
  • Bar serving soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails, Starbucks coffee, and Teavana tea
  • Wi-Fi and power outlets
  • Online access to The New York Times
  • Satellite TVs
  • Concierge service

Alaska Airlines Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Day passPassengers traveling with a same-day boarding card may purchase a day pass to the lounge that can be used for 24 hours from redemption
  • $50
  • Valid traveling with any airline
Alaska Lounge membershipPassengers traveling with a same-day boarding card may access the lounge and bring up to 2 guests or their immediate family
  • Standard members: $450
  • Mileage Plan MVP: $400
  • Mileage Plan MVP Gold: $350
  • Mileage Plan MVP Gold 75K: $300
  • Valid traveling with any airline
Alaska Airlines first class passengersPassengers traveling with a paid first class ticket may access the lounge before their flight
  • Valid flying first class with Alaska Airlines
  • Not valid for passengers who upgrade their fare
Cardholders of Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit cardPassengers traveling with a same-day boarding card may purchase a day pass to the lounge that can be used for 24 hours from redemption
  • Cardholders receive 50% off ($25)
  • Day pass must be purchased using the Alaska Signature card
Priority PassPriority Pass members may access the lounge 3 hours before a flight along with 2 guestsValid with a same-day boarding card
Active duty militaryMilitary traveling on orders may access the lounge for free 3 hours before departing on a flightValid traveling with Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines House Rules

  • Infants under 2 may accompany the eligible passenger into the lounge for free.
  • Members bringing more than 2 guests may purchase guest passes for a reduced rate of $25.
  • Guests are requested to use headphones when using their personal devices.
  • Food and drink may not be brought into, or be removed from the lounge.

Read the full list of house rules on the Alaska Airline’s website.

American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge

American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge LAX
View from the American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge, Terminal 4 Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Los Angeles International Airport has 3 American Airlines Admirals Clubs:

  • Regional Terminal, near gate 52D: daily: 5:15 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Terminal 4, near gate 40: daily: 4 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.
  • Terminal 5, near gate 53B: daily: 4:45 a.m. – 12 a.m.

American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge Facilities

  • Snacks available from self-service food stations as well as some made-to-order specialties (larger meals for purchase)
  • House drinks including alcohol
  • Personal travel assistant
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Workstations and hotspot printing
  • Televisions
  • Children’s area (Terminal 4 lounge)
  • Showers (Terminal 4 and 5 lounges)

American Airlines Admirals Club Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

Day passDay pass visitors may bring up to 3 children (under 18) into the lounge provided they hold a valid same-day boarding card
  • $59
  • Passengers must hold a same-day boarding card for American Airlines or a partner airline
Admirals Club membersAdmirals Club members have unlimited access to any Admirals Club, along with immediate family (including spouse and children under 18) or up to 2 guestsAAdvantage StatusFee
AAdvantage$650 (65,000 miles)
AAdvantage Gold$625 (62,500 miles)
AAdvantage Platinum$600 (60,000 miles)
AAdvantage Platinum Pro$575 (57,500 miles)
AAdvantage Executive Platinum$550 (55,000 miles)
Flight must be marketed or operated by American Airlines, marketed and operated by any Oneworld partner airline, or marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines
Eligible first and business passengersFirst and business passengers can access the lounge when traveling on a same-day international flightFlight must be marketed and operated by American Airlines or a Oneworld partner airline
Eligible AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum
  • Passengers traveling in any cabin on a same-day international flight can access the lounge
  • Eligible passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest (guests are classed as being over 2 years old)
Flight must be marketed and operated by American Airlines or a Oneworld partner airline
Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire
  • Passengers traveling in any cabin on a same-day international flight can access the lounge
  • Eligible passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest (guests are classed as being over 2 years old)
  • Flight must be marketed and operated by American Airlines or a Oneworld partner airline
  • This excludes passengers traveling solely on North American routes
Citi®/AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard cardmembers and authorized users
  • Cardholders receive a free Admirals Club membership with this credit card
  • The cardmember receives unlimited access to any Admirals Club when traveling on a same-day flight, along with immediate family (including spouse and children under 18) or up to 2 guests
  • $450 (annually)
  • Flight must be marketed or operated by American Airlines, marketed and operated by any Oneworld partner airline, or marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines
MilitaryMilitary personnel traveling in uniform on a same-day flight may access the lounge, along with immediate family (including spouse and children under 18) or up to 2 guestsMust be an American Airlines-operated flight

American Airlines Admirals Club House Rules

  • A same-day boarding card is required for a flight marketed or operated by American, marketed and operated by any Oneworld airline, or marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines (see rules for the applicable access type above). The only exception is for existing Admirals Club Lifetime Members who may continue to access the Admirals Club with same-day travel on any airline.
  • Guests may have appropriate access to the required terminal or concourse as gate passes will not be issued for entry.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required along with the relevant access card (e.g. AAdvantage membership card or number) and same-day boarding card. Entry may be denied if the appropriate identification and credentials are not presented, and cards may be confiscated if used by anyone but the member.
  • Dress and conduct must be in line with a professional environment.
  • Headphones must be worn when using a personal device.

Read the full list of house rules on American Airlines’ website.

American Airlines Flagship Lounge

American Airlines Flagship Lounge LAX full self-serve food area
American Airlines Flagship Lounge Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: Stephen Au

Location: LAX Terminal 4, near gate 40
Opening Hours: Daily: 4 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.

American Airlines Flagship Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve food station, including a grilled cheese bar
  • Self-serve cocktail bar and premium wine station
  • Quiet room and day beds with charging ports
  • Showers with towels and amenities
  • Business center with PCs and printer
  • Wi-Fi

American Airlines Flagship First Dining

American Airlines Flagship First Dining LAX tarmac view with Krug and mojito
American Airlines Flagship Dining at Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: Stephen Au

Flagship First Dining is an exclusive dining experience where passengers can enjoy premium à la carte dining accompanied by Krug Champagne.

Passengers who qualify are those traveling in Flagship First Class internationally between the U.S. and Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America, and transcontinental passengers between Los Angeles and New York (JFK), San Francisco and New York (JFK), or Los Angeles and Boston (A321T aircraft only).

American Airlines Flagship Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Eligible first or business passengers on qualifying international or transcontinental flights
  • Passengers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • International first class passengers may bring 1 guest (guests are classed as over 2 years)
  • Valid for flights marketed and operated by American or a Oneworld partner airline
  • Qualifying flights are between the U.S. and Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Mexico City, New Zealand, or South America
  • Qualifying transcontinental passengers are between Los Angeles and New York (JFK), San Francisco and New York (JFK), or Los Angeles and Boston (A321T aircraft), or Los Angeles to Miami (Boeing 777-300 aircraft)
Eligible AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum
  • Passengers traveling in any cabin may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card when departing or connecting on eligible international flights
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest (guests are classed as over 2 years)
  • Valid for flights marketed and operated by American or a Oneworld partner airline
  • Qualifying flights are between the U.S. and Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Mexico City, New Zealand, or South America
ConciergeKey
  • Passengers traveling in any cabin may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring up to 2 guests or their immediate family (including children under 18)
Valid for flights marketed and operated by American or a Oneworld partner airline
Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire
  • Passengers traveling in any cabin may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card when departing or connecting to a flight
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest (guests are classed as over 2 years)

American Airlines Flagship Lounge House Rules

  • A same-day ticket must be on the same day of travel or before 6 a.m. the following day.
  • ConciergeKey, AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum customers traveling solely on North American itineraries (unless on an eligible transcontinental route) do not qualify for Flagship Lounge access.

Hot Tip: Read about our experience in the Flagship Lounge at LAX, including Flagship First Dining. 

Delta Sky Club

Delta Sky Club LAX
Delta Sky Club Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Los Angeles International Airport has 3 Delta Sky Clubs:

  • Terminal 2, near gate 23A: daily: 4:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
  • Terminal 3 (north), near gate 34: daily: 4:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
  • Terminal 3 (south), mezzanine level: daily: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Delta Sky Club Facilities

  • Delta Sky Club ambassador to answer passenger inquiries
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bar serving craft beer, wine, and spirits (premium drinks available to purchase)
  • Meals served from food stations, including soups, salad, and snacks
  • Satellite TV
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Dataports, fax machines, and Ricoh HotSpot Printers
  • Showers (Terminal 2 lounge)

Hot Tip: View a full list of U.S. Delta Sky Clubs, including locations, opening hours, and amenities.

Delta Sky Club Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Executive membershipExecutive members have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club along with 2 guests
  • $845 (annually) | 84,500 miles | $75 (12 month installments)
  • Passengers must be traveling on a same-day ticket with Delta or a Delta partner airline (excludes existing Delta Lifetime members that can access the lounge when traveling on any airline)
  • Individuals must be 18 years old to qualify for membership
Individual membership
  • Individual members have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club
  • Members can bring up to 2 guests for $39 per person
  • $545 (annually) | 54,500 miles | $50 (12 month instalments)
  • Passengers must be traveling on a same-day ticket with Delta or a Delta partner airline (excludes existing Delta Lifetime members that can access the lounge when traveling on any airline)
  • Individuals must be 18 years old to qualify for membership
SkyTeam Elite Plus and Delta Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion membersElite status passengers can access a Delta Sky Club on the same day of travelPassengers traveling in any cabin may access the lounge when traveling on a SkyTeam international flight or connecting to/from a same-day international flight
Delta One or SkyTeam Premium cabinPassengers can access a Delta Sky Club on the same day of travel
  • Flying Delta, Delta One passengers can access the lounge when flying domestically or when connecting to/from an international flight
  • Flying on a SkyTeam flight, premium passengers can access the lounge if confirmed in the first or business cabin for the international segment of the journey
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express card
  • Cardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club with 2 guest passes annually
  • Members can bring up to 2 guests for $39 per person
  • $550 (annually).
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
  • Passengers traveling on Delta partner flight can access the lounge for $39
  • The credit card must be used for payment
  • See rates & fees
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express CardCardmembers and up to 2 guests can access the lounge for a fee of $39 per person
  • $250 (annually)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta or Delta partner flight. The credit card must be used for payment
  • See rates & fees
The Platinum Card® from American ExpressCardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club and may bring up to 2 guests for an additional fee
  • $550 (annually)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
  • See rates and fees
The Business Platinum Card® from American ExpressCardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club and may bring up to 2 guests for an additional fee
  • $595 (annually)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
  • See rates and fees
Centurion® Card from American ExpressCardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club and may bring up to 2 guests for an additional fee
  • Initiation fee: $10,000
  • Annual membership fee: $5,000
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
Virgin Australia/Velocity VIP Platinum or Gold card members
Virgin Australia Business Class passengers
Cardmembers or business class passengers may access a Delta Sky ClubMembership card must be displayed at lounge along with same-day boarding pass for a Delta- or Virgin Australia-operated flight
Delta SkyMiles® Diners Club CardCardmembers receive 3 complimentary individual passes to a Delta Sky Club per calendar year that can be used for separate visits by the cardholder or 1 visit with 2 guestsMembership card must be displayed at lounge along with a same-day boarding pass for a Delta-marketed or Delta or Delta partner-operated flight, or partner-marketed and Delta-operated flight
Delta SkyMiles® Trust Club Platinum Visa CardCardmembers receive 6 complimentary individual passes to a Delta Sky Club per calendar year that can be used for separate visits by the cardholder or the cardholder and guests (maximum 2 guests per visit)
  • ¥35,000 (annually)
  • Membership card must be displayed at the lounge along with a same-day boarding pass for a Delta-marketed or Delta partner-operated flight, or partner-marketed and Delta-operated flight
Delta SkyMiles® Trust Club Gold Visa CardCardmembers receive 3 complimentary individual passes to a Delta Sky Club per calendar year that can be used for separate visits by the cardholder or for 3 visitors
  • ¥12,000 (annually)
  • Membership card must be displayed at the lounge along with a same-day boarding pass for a Delta-marketed or Delta partner-operated flight, or partner-marketed and Delta-operated flight

Delta Sky Club House Rules

  • A same-day boarding card is required for a flight marketed or operated by Delta Air Lines or a Delta partner airline (see rules for the applicable access type above). The only exception is for existing Delta Lifetime Members who may continue to access the Delta Sky Club with same-day travel on any airline.
  • Although the minimum age for membership is 18 years old, guests must be 21 to access a club with a self-serve bar in the U.S. The only exception is if they are traveling with another member that is over 21.
  • Guests may have access to the required terminal or concourse as gate passes will not be issued for entry.

Read the full list of house rules on the Delta Air Lines’ website.

Emirates Lounge

Emirates Lounge Los Angeles International Airport
Emirates Lounge Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: Emirates

Location: LAX Terminal B, level 6 lounges
Opening Hours: Daily: 12:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.

Emirates Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve gourmet food station
  • Full bar service, including premium wines, spirits, and Champagne
  • Business center with printers
  • TV and reading areas
  • Prayer room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Showers

Emirates Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold members
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card before a departing flight
  • Passengers may travel in any cabin and be accompanied by eligible traveling companions
  • Passengers may access the lounge for 4 hours prior to the flight
  • Valid on Emirates-marketed and operated flights and Emirates codeshare flights operated by Qantas
  • Passengers may purchase access for additional companions for $100
  • Children under 12 are charged at 50% of the rate
  • Infants under 2 years are admitted free of charge
First class and business class passengersPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card before a departing flightValid on Emirates-marketed and operated flights

Emirates Lounge House Rules

  • Companions with paid entry must be on the same eligible Emirates flight to gain entry.
  • Paid entry is limited to 4 hours use of the lounge.
  • Accepted payments are by credit or debit card, and miles redemption or cash are not accepted

Read the full list of house rules on the Emirates website.

Etihad Airways Lounge

Etihad Airways Lounge LAX
Etihad Airways Lounge Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: LAX Terminal B, level 6 lounges
Opening Hours: Daily: 1:30 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.

Etihad Airways Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve food buffet and à la carte dining
  • Bar serving premium wines, Champagne, and cocktails
  • Separate private seating areas
  • Prayer room
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi

Etihad Airways Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Etihad business or first classPassengers traveling in business or first class can access the lounge 3 hours prior to their flightValid on Etihad-operated flights
Etihad Guest Gold and Platinum members
  • Members can access the lounge traveling in any cabin, 3 hours prior to their flight
  • Members may bring 1 guest
Etihad passengers in premium economy or economyPassengers traveling in Premium economy or Economy may purchase entry into the lounge, 3 hours prior to their flight
  • Adult: $60/7,000 miles
  • Child: $30/3,500 miles
  • Valid on Etihad-operated flights
Etihad Guest Silver memberPassengers traveling in premium economy or economy may purchase reduced entry into the lounge, 3 hours prior to their flight
  • $50/6,000 miles
  • Valid on Etihad-operated flights

Etihad Airways Lounge House Rules

  • Lounge entry is permitted only for eligible passengers traveling on an Etihad Airways flight. Passengers traveling on codeshare flights (marketed by Etihad Airways and operated by other airlines) are not permitted to use Etihad lounges.

Etihad does not disclose any further house rules; contact the airline for lounge inquiries.

LA International Lounge

Los Angeles International Lounge
Los Angeles International Lounge. Image Credit: Toshiyuki O via Yelp

Location: LAX Terminal B, level 6 lounges
Opening Hours: Daily: 6 a.m. – last departure

LA International Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve snacks and sandwiches
  • Coffee machine, wine, beer, and spirits
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TVs

LA International Lounge Access

Business or first class passengers are permitted access to the lounge when flying on a same-day boarding. Entry is valid when flying with Air Tahiti Nui, El Al, Fiji Airways, Japan Airlines, and Philippine Airlines.

Oneworld Alliance Lounge

OneWorld Alliance Lounge Los Angeles Airport
Oneworld Alliance Lounge Los Angeles Airport. Image Credit: Oneworld

Location: LAX Regional Terminal, opposite gate 52D
Opening Hours: Daily: 6.30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Oneworld Alliance Lounge Facilities

  • Fully stocked bar
  • Hot and cold food buffet
  • Showers with amenities
  • Children’s area
  • Business center with PCs
  • Charging stations
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Wi-Fi

Oneworld Alliance Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Business and first class passengers
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for departing or connecting international flights over 5 hours
  • First Class passengers may be accompanied by 1 guest (infants under 2 are admitted free of charge, children over 2 years would be considered a guest)
Valid for a flight operated and marketed by a Oneworld airline:
American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia Airlines, Japan Airlines, LATAM, Qantas, or Qatar Airways.
Oneworld Emerald or Sapphire frequent flyers
  • Members may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for a departing flight
  • Members can be accompanied by 1 guest
Valid for a flight operated and marketed by a Oneworld airline (list as above)

Oneworld Alliance Lounge House Rules

  • American Airlines and Qantas paid entry allowance are not permitted for Oneworld lounges.
  • Oneworld Emerald or Sapphire members are not permitted in the lounge when flying solely within North America or between the U.S., Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), the Bahamas, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.
  • Passengers must be traveling on a flight marketed and operated by a Oneworld member airline.

Read the full list of house rules on the Oneworld website.

Qantas First Class Lounge

Qantas First Class Lounge Los Angeles Airport
Qantas First Class Lounge Los Angeles Airport. Image Credit: Qantas

Location: LAX Terminal B, level 5 lounges
Opening Hours: Daily: 6.30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Qantas First Class Lounge Facilities

  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Bar serving beer, wine, spirits, and Champagne
  • Showers with amenities
  • Premium Sofitel services with suit steaming, shirt pressing, and shoe shining (eligible passengers)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private suites
  • Newspapers and magazines

Qantas First Class Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Qantas first class and Oneworld international first classPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card and may be accompanied by 1 guestValid on a Qantas-operated flight or a Oneworld-operated and marketed flight
Oneworld EmeraldMembers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card and may be accompanied by 1 guest
Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum One and Platinum
Qantas Frequent Flyer purchased access
  • Selected members may be invited by email and have the opportunity to purchase access to the lounge using cash or Qantas Points
  • Access requires a same-day boarding card
  • Fee undisclosed
  • Valid on a Qantas-operated flights

Qantas First Class Lounge House Rules

  • Passengers may bring children into the lounge:
    • 0-3 years: free of charge
    • 4-17 years: free of charge up to 2 children
    • 18 years +: considered an adult so would need to accompany the passenger as a guest

Read the full list of house rules on the Qantas website.

SkyTeam Lounge/Korean Air Lounge

Korean Air lounge LAX seating area 2
Korean Air Lounge Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: Stephen Au

Location: LAX Terminal B, level 5 lounges
Opening Hours: Daily: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

SkyTeam Lounge/Korean Air Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve food stations with fruit, salad, and snacks
  • Self-serve drinks bar with beer, wine, and spirits
  • Shower with amenities
  • Televisions
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power outlets and USB plugs

SkyTeam Lounge/Korean Air Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
SKYPASS lounge awardPassengers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • 4,000 miles
  • Ticket must have a Korean Air flight number
  • Not available during the peak season July 25-August 5
Prestige and first class passengersValid on a Korean Air flight
Morning Calm ClubPassengers may access the lounge up to 4 times during a 2-year membership period, with a same-day boarding card.
  • Ticket must have a Korean Air flight number
  • Passengers may bring a guest, but this would use up 2 of the 4 allocated visits
Morning Calm Premium Club and Million Miler ClubPassengers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card and may be accompanied by 1 guest also flying Korean AirTicket must have a Korean Air flight number
SkyTeam Elite PlusPassengers traveling in any cabin may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card and may be accompanied by 1 guest
  • Valid on an international flight with a SkyTeam airline
  • Guest must also be traveling on with a SkyTeam airline
Priority PassPriority Pass members may access the lounge 3 hours before a flight along with 2 guestsValid with a same-day boarding card

Star Alliance Lounge

Star Alliance Los Angeles International Airport
Star Alliance Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: Star Alliance

Location: LAX Terminal B, level 6 lounges
Opening Hours: Daily: 7 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Star Alliance Lounge Facilities

  • Outdoor terrace
  • Self-serve food buffet wit hot and cold options
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Separate First Class Lounge with à la carte dining
  • Shower suites and amenities
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Wi-Fi
  • Business services (printers and fax machine)
  • TV area
  • Private rooms

Star Alliance Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
 
Business or first class passengers
  • Passengers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card or by 5 a.m. the next day
  • First class passengers may be accompanied by 1 guest also traveling on a Star Alliance flight
Valid on a Star Alliance member airline-operated flight
Star Alliance Gold
  • Passengers may access the lounge traveling in any cabin with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may be accompanied by 1 guest also traveling on a Star Alliance flight
United Club or Air Canada Maple Leaf Club memberships
  • Passengers may access the lounge traveling in any cabin with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may be accompanied by 1 guest also traveling on a Star Alliance flight
United Club membership
General member, Premier Silver, and Premier Gold$650 (85,000 miles) annual fee
Premier Platinum$600 (80,000 miles) annual fee
Premier 1K and United Global Services$550 (75,000 miles) annual fee
Air Canada Maple Leaf Club membership
North America pass$495
Worldwide pass$665
Valid on a Star Alliance member airline-operated flight

Star Alliance Lounge House Rules

  • Children under 2 years are admitted free of charge. Children over 2 years are considered guests.

Read the full list of house rules on the Star Alliance website.

United Airlines United Club

United Club LAX
United Club Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: LAX Terminal 7, near gate 71A
Opening Hours: Daily: 4:30 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.

United Airlines United Club Facilities

  • Personal travel assistant
  • Drinks including beer, wine, and spirits
  • Breakfast and afternoon snacks
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference rooms
  • Outdoor patio

United Airlines United Club Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

United Club membershipMembers have unlimited access to United Club lounges with a same-day boarding card along with up to 2 guestsGeneral member, Premier Silver, and Premier Gold$650 (85,000 miles) annual fee
Premier Platinum$600 (80,000 miles) annual fee
Premier 1K and United Global Services$550 (75,000 miles) annual fee
Members must be traveling on a United, Star Alliance or contracted partner flight
United Club day passPassengers have single access to any United Club with a same-day boarding card
  • $59 (purchased online or on the door)
  • Passengers must be traveling on a United, Star Alliance, or contracted partner flight
United Polaris business classPassengers can access any United Club with a same-day boarding card at their departure, connecting, and arrival airports (domestic arrivals only)Valid for travel on a United Airways flight
United Business (international flights)Passengers can access any United Club with a same-day boarding card at their departure, connecting, and arrival airports (domestic arrivals only)Also applies to passengers traveling to/from Canada in United First
United Business (premium transcontinental flights)Passengers can access any United Club with a same-day boarding card at their departure, and destination airports (domestic arrivals only)Applies to flights between:
New York/Newark – Los Angeles
New York/Newark – San Francisco
Boston – San Francisco
First class on a Star Alliance airline
  • Passengers can access any United Club with a same-day boarding card at the departure airport of their international flight
  • Passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest
Passengers must be traveling on a Star Alliance airline
Business class on a Star Alliance airlinePassengers can access any United Club with a same-day boarding card at the departure airport of their international flight
United Premier Gold or Star Alliance Gold status
  • Passengers can access any United Club with a same-day boarding card for an international flight
  • Access is possible at the departure airport, during connection, or on arrival
  • Passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest
Amtrak Guest Rewards Select Plus and Select ExecutivePassengers can access any United Club with a same-day boarding card and bring 1 adult and 1 dependent as guestsValid for travel on a United Airlines flight
Air Canada Maple Leaf Club membership
  • Passengers can access any United Club with a same-day boarding card
  • Maple Leaf Club North America members can access lounges in U.S locations only
  • Maple Leaf Club Worldwide members can access lounges in worldwide locations and may bring 1 guest
  • Passengers must be traveling on a Star Alliance airline
  • North America pass: $495
  • Worldwide pass: $665
Active U.S. military
  • Passengers must have a valid boarding card for a flight departing within 24 hours
  • Passengers must also be dressed in uniform, be on leave orders, or have rest and recuperation papers
Passengers must be traveling on a United or United Express flight

United Airlines United Club House Rules

  • A same-day boarding card is required for a flight operated by United, Star Alliance, or a contracted partner airline.
  • United Club members can be accompanied by 1 spouse and child under 21 or up to 2 guests.
  • Although the minimum age for membership is 18 years old, guests must be 21 to access a club with a self-serve bar in the U.S. The only exception is if they are traveling with another member that is over 21.
  • Day pass guests may bring 1 infant under 2, free of charge.
  • Day pass guests may be refused entry if the lounge is at or nearing capacity.

Read the full list of house rules on the United’s website.

United Polaris Lounge

United Polaris Lounge Los Angeles International Airport
United Polaris Lounge Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: United

Location: LAX Terminal 7, near gate 73
Opening Hours: Daily: 6:45 a.m. – 10:15 p.m.

United Polaris Lounge Facilities

  • Fully stocked bar including beer, wine, spirits, and barista coffee
  • Breakfast juice bar
  • Self-serve buffet with hot and cold options
  • À la carte dining
  • Phone rooms
  • Quiet suites
  • Shower suites with amenities
  • Business services with printers and copiers
  • Newspapers and magazines

United Polaris Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
United Polaris business classPassengers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card, departing for a flight or connectingValid for international flights on a United-operated flight
Star Alliance international first class
  • Passengers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card at the departure airport for an international flight
  • Passengers may be accompanied by 1 guest
Valid for international flights on a Star Alliance-operated flight
Star Alliance international business classPassengers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card at the departure airport for an international flight

United Polaris House Rules

  • United Polaris is available on trans-Pacific or trans-Atlantic flights and on flights from the U.S. to Buenos Aires, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Santiago.
  • Passengers flying on discounted industry fares or staff travel tickets are not permitted in the lounge.
  • For Star Alliance admittance, long-haul international routes are classed as the U.S. to Asia, Australia, Europe, and select South American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru).

Read the full list of house rules on United’s website.

USO Lounge

USO Lounge LAX
USO Lounge Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy.co.u

Location: Center Way, LAX Theme Building, ground floor
Opening Hours: Daily: 4 a.m. – 10 p.m.

USO Lounge Facilities

  • Canteen snack bar
  • Dining room
  • Nap room
  • Family room with children’s play area
  • 3 private family rooms
  • Private rooms for telephone calls
  • TV lounge and movie theater
  • Gaming lounge
  • Charging stations
  • Baggage storage
  • Outdoor pavilion
  • Showers

USO Lounge Access

Active duty military and their families are permitted in the lounge with appropriate military identification, along with military retirees that meet the lounge admission requirements.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Los Angeles International Airport
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: Virgin Atlantic

Location: LAX Terminal 2, level 4
Opening Hours: Daily: 5 a.m. – last departure (Priority Pass customers may only access the lounge from 5 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • TVs
  • Fully stocked bar, including cocktail service, wine, and pressed juices (afternoon passengers only). Beer and wine for Priority Pass customers.
  • West Coast-inspired snacks and meals to order (afternoon passengers only). Buffet snack bar for Priority Pass customers.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
  • Upper Class passengers
  • Flying Club Gold members
  • Delta SkyMiles Diamond Medallion
  • Delta SkyMiles Platinum Medallion
  • Delta SkyMiles Gold Medallion
  • Flying Blue and Platinum cardholders
  • Virgin Australia Velocity The Club, Platinum, and Gold cardholders
  • Passengers may access the clubhouse with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring a guest if they are traveling on the same day, from the same terminal
  • Valid when flying on a Virgin Atlantic flight
  • Guests may accompany the eligible passenger if traveling on a flight with Air France, Delta Air Lines, KLM, or Virgin Atlantic
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Elite Gold members and PPS cardholdersPassengers may access the clubhouse with a same-day boarding cardValid when flying on a Virgin Atlantic flight
Priority Pass MembersPriority Pass members may access the lounge daily from 5 a.m – 10:45 a.mValid when flying on any airline

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse House Rules

  • Guests must be accompanied into the clubhouse by the eligible passenger. Guests arriving before or after the passenger will not be admitted.
  • Priority Pass members may only access the lounge from 5 a.m – 10:45 a.m and may stay a maximum of 3 hours.
  • Priority Pass members receive reduced food and drink service.
  • Children under 5 are admitted free of charge with Priority Pass.

Read the full list of house rules on Virgin Atlantic’s website.

Connecting Between Terminals for Lounge Access

Lounges for most of the major international carriers are located in the International Terminal B. If you’re connecting from a domestic flight arriving into Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8, then you will be able to remain within the secure area to connect to the International Terminal.

Terminals 1, 2, and 3 are not connected to the International Terminal, so you must walk or ride the shuttle bus to your next terminal. Alternatively, if you don’t need to collect any checked baggage, then you also have the option to ride the airside shuttle bus that connects the International Terminal to Terminals 2 and 3.

Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are connected via airside walkways so passengers can freely move between these terminals to utilize available lounges.

Best Credit Cards to Access Priority Pass Lounges

There are many different credit card options that include a Priority Pass membership, and choosing which is best for you will largely come down to each card’s other perks.

Perhaps the absolute best credit card for airport lounge access, including Priority Pass, is the Amex Platinum card. In addition to Priority Pass lounges, the Amex Platinum card gets in you into Amex Centurion lounges, Plaza Premium lounges, Delta SkyClubs (when flying Delta), and a handful of other lounge programs.

The benefits of the Amex Platinum card don’t stop there, the card earns 5x Membership Reward points on airfare purchased directly with the airline, gives you a $200 airline incidental credit, $200 Uber credit, and many more benefits.

If you’re a business owner, perhaps the Amex Business Platinum card might be more suited to your needs. The Amex Business Platinum card shares many of the benefits of the personal Amex Platinum card, with added in protections for business owners and business-centric benefits like a $200 Dell statement credit or 1.5x points per $1 on purchases over $5,000.

Prefer a card that earns Chase Ultimate Reward points and is a bit more well-round when it comes to point-earning? Then the Chase Sapphire Reserve® card would be a perfect option. The Chase Sapphire Reserve card offers perks like 3x Ultimate Reward points per $1 on all travel and dining purchases, a $300 travel credit, 10x Ultimate Reward points per $1 on Lyft rides, and a Lyft Pink membership, along with many more perks.

The Chase Sapphire Reserve card does not offer access to nearly as many lounge program as the Amex Platinum card, but it still gets you into all Priority Pass lounges and even includes Priority Pass restaurants, whereas the Amex Platinum card and Amex Business Platinum card do not.

Final Thoughts

Of the 19 lounges at LAX, only a handful allow passengers to purchase a day pass, with 1 of them (Alaska Lounge) admitting passengers traveling on any airline. Others require a same-day boarding card with a particular airline or at least flying with a contracted partner.

The choice is plentiful for first and business passengers flying on a Star Alliance flight, with lounge access potentially with the operating airline or at the dedicated Star Alliance lounge.


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Frequently asked questions

What lounges are available at LAX?

There are 19 lounges at LAX:

  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge
  • Alaska Airlines Lounge
  • American Admirals Club
  • American Flagship Lounge
  • Delta Sky Club
  • Emirates Lounge
  • Etihad Airways Lounge
  • LA International Lounge
  • Oneworld Alliance Lounge
  • Qantas Lounge
  • SkyTeam/Korean Air Lounge
  • Star Alliance Lounge
  • United Club
  • United Polaris Lounge
  • USO Lounge
  • Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse

Does LAX have a Priority Pass lounge?

Priority Pass members may access the Alaska Lounge, Korean Air lounge, or Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse. Specific restrictions may apply; see the details in the article above.

Priority Pass holders can also use their membership to receive a discount at restaurants Point the Way Cafe and Rock & Brews.

Does LAX airport have showers?

The following lounges at LAX have showers:

  • Air Canada Maple Leaf
  • American Airlines Flagship Lounge
  • Delta Sky Club
  • Emirates Lounge
  • Etihad Lounge
  • Oneworld Lounge
  • Qantas
  • USO Lounge
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  1. What about the Centurion Lounge at TBIT?

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