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

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Serving over 88 million passengers in 2019, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the second-busiest airport in the U.S.

With services to nearly 90 international destinations, it’s no wonder that LAX has 20+ lounges within the terminals. These include domestic and international carriers (such as Delta and United) and major international carriers (like Qantas and Emirates).

Our post on the best cards that give complimentary lounge access details how to access U.S. and international lounges for free, with access to many of the LAX lounges detailed below.

LAX Terminal Map

Los Angeles International Airport Map
Los Angeles International Airport map. Image Credit: Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles Airport Lounges by Terminal

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TerminalLounges
Terminal B (International Terminal)
Terminal 1
Terminal 3
Terminal 4
Terminal 5
Terminal 6
Terminal 7
Regional Terminal
Outside the Terminals

Hot Tip: Though not technically a lounge, there is an exclusive private luxury terminal at LAX. See an inside look at what it’s like to experience PS LAX (formerly The Private Suite) in our detailed review.

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: Terminal 6, near gate 65B
Opening Hours: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Facilities

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

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Access

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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
 
Aeroplan 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 will be charged $24 before 11 a.m. or $36 after 11 a.m.
 
Aeroplan 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 traveling on the same flight
 
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: CA$495 (annually) for Individual membership; CA$730 (annually) for partner membership
  • Worldwide membership: CA$665 (annually) for Individual membership; CA$970 (annually) for partner membership
  • 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 Aeroplan 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 Lounge

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

Location: Terminal 6, mezzanine level, near gate 64B
Opening Hours: Daily: 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Alaska Lounge Facilities

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

Alaska Lounge Access

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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
  • $60
  • 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
  • Cardholders of Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Credit Card: $100 discount
  • Alaska Lounge (elites): $450
  • Alaska Lounge (non-elites): $550
  • Alaska Lounge+ (elites): $650
  • Alaska Lounge+ (non-elites): $750
  • Valid traveling with any airline
Alaska Airlines first class passengersPassengers traveling with a paid first class ticket may access the lounge before their flight when flying on itineraries that include a segment that is over 2,100 miles
  • Valid flying first class with Alaska Airlines
  • Not valid for passengers who upgrade their fare
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan MVP Gold and Gold 75KPassengers must have a same-day boarding cardValid flying with any Oneworld airline to Mexico City, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, or Australia
Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest also on a flight operated and marketed by a Oneworld carrier
  • Valid flying with any Oneworld airline to Mexico City, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, or Australia
  • Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald passengers that hold status with a non-U.S. airline may access the Alaska Lounge when traveling domestically
Emirates Skywards Gold and Platinum
Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings Platinum and Gold
Icelandair Saga Club Gold
Passengers must have a same-day boarding cardValid flying on an international flight connecting to Alaska Airlines
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 removed from the lounge.

Read the full list of house rules on the Alaska Airlines website.

American Airlines Admirals Club

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: 6:15 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Terminal 4, near gate 40: daily: 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Terminal 5, near gate 53B: daily: 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.

American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge Facilities

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

American Airlines Admirals Club Access

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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
  • $79
  • 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$850 (85,000 miles)
AAdvantage Gold$825 (82,500 miles)
AAdvantage Platinum$800 (80,000 miles)
AAdvantage Platinum Pro$775 (77,500 miles)
AAdvantage Executive Platinum$750 (75,000 miles)
Flight must be marketed or operated by American Airlines or marketed and operated by any Oneworld partner airline (please refer to admittance section).
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, or marketed by JetBlue and operated by American.
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, or marketed by JetBlue and operated by American.
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 ($175 per year)
  • 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
  • $595 (annually)
  • Flight must be marketed or operated by American Airlines, marketed and operated by any Oneworld partner airline, or marketed and operated by JetBlue (excluding JetBlue flights operating to and from Europe).
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, any Oneworld airline, or JetBlue (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.
  • A 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: Terminal 4, near gate 40
Opening Hours: Daily: 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

American Airlines Flagship Lounge Facilities

  • Business center with PCs and printer
  • Quiet room and day beds with charging ports
  • Self-serve cocktail bar and premium wine station
  • Self-serve food station, including a grilled cheese bar
  • Showers with towels and amenities
  • 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. This space is temporarily closed.

Passengers who qualify are those traveling in Flagship First or Flagship Business Plus Class internationally between the U.S. and Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand, and South America, and transcontinental passengers between Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK), New York (JFK) and San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK) and Orange County (SNA) (A321T aircraft only) or Los Angeles (LAX) and Boston (BOS) (A321T aircraft only), or Los Angeles (LAX) to Miami (MIA) (Boeing 777-300 aircraft).

American Airlines Flagship Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Eligible first or business passengers on qualifying international, transcontinental or domestic 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 or marketed by JetBlue and operated by American.
  • Qualifying flights are between the U.S. and Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand, or South America (excluding Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela)
  • Qualifying transcontinental passengers are between Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK), San Francisco (SFO) and New York (JFK), New York (JFK) and Orange County (SNA) (A321T aircraft only), or Los Angeles (LAX) and Boston (BOS) (A321T aircraft), or Los Angeles (LAX) to Miami (MIA) (Boeing 777-300 aircraft)
  • Qualifying domestic flights are between Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) and Honolulu (HNL), Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) and Kona (KOA), Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) and Maui (OGG), Chicago (ORD) and Honolulu (HNL), Charlotte (CLT) and Honolulu (HNL)
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 or marketed by JetBlue and operated by American.
  • Qualifying flights are between the U.S. and Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand, or South America (excluding Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela)
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 or marketed by JetBlue and operated by American.
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)
Valid for flights marketed and operated by American or a Oneworld partner airline

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.
  • 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. 

Be Relax Spa

Be Relax Spa LAX
Image Credit: Be Relax

Location: Terminal 1, near gate 12 after security and Tom Bradley International terminal near gate 154
Opening Hours: Daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Priority Pass
  • Passengers may access the lounge 1 time with a same-day boarding pass
  • Cardholders can’t register guests
N/A

Priority Pass members can choose 1 of the following complimentary treatments:

  • Be Back 30-minute lounger massage
  • Be Back 15-minute lounger massage plus aromatherapy and O2
  • Head Up 10-minute lounger massage plus aromatherapy and O2
  • Be Feet 10-minute lounger massage plus aromatherapy and O2

Other services are available to Priority Pass members and the general public at à la carte rates.

Centurion Lounge

Centurion Lounge LAX
Centurion Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Location: Terminal B, on the left after security
Opening Hours: Daily: 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Centurion Lounge Facilities

  • Buffet serving premium food
  • Business services
  • Exhale Spa
  • Family room
  • Full-service bar
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Personal workspaces
  • Refreshment station
  • Showers with L’Occitane toiletries
  • Tranquility rooms
  • Wine and beer bar

Centurion Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
The Platinum Card® from American Express
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Cardmembers may enter with up to 2 complimentary guests if they have spent $75,000 in eligible purchases in a calendar year, otherwise, a guest day pass can be purchased for $50 per adult or $30 per child between the ages of 2 and 17
  • $695 (rates & fees)
  • Valid flying with any airline
  • Additional guest passes may be purchased for $50 per person
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
  • $695 (rates & fees)
  • Valid flying with any airline
  • Additional guest passes may be purchased for $50 per person
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 2 guests at a charge of $50 per person
  • $650 (rates & fees)
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card
  • $650 (rates & fees)
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier

Hot Tip: Check to see if you’re eligible for a welcome bonus offer of up to 125k (or 150k) points with the Amex Platinum. The current public offer is 80,000 points. (This targeted offer was independently researched and may not be available to all applicants.)

Centurion Lounge House Rules

  • Guests and family members are not permitted to access the lounge or remain in the lounge without the relevant cardholder.
  • Complimentary guest access quota is per day.
  • Children under 2 years are admitted free of charge.

Delta Sky Club

Delta LAX SkyClub Deck
Year-round outdoor Sky Deck at Delta Sky Club T3 at Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: Delta

Los Angeles International Airport has 2 Delta Sky Clubs:

  • Terminal 3, Sky Way, near gate 34: daily: 4:15 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Delta Sky Club Facilities

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

Delta Sky Club Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Executive membershipExecutive members have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club along with 2 guests
  • $1,495 (annually) (effective January 1, 2023) | 149,500 miles
  • 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 $50 (effective February 2, 2023) per person
  • $695 (annually) (effective January 1, 2023) | 69,500 miles
  • 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 Reserve card
  • Cardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club with 2 guest passes annually
  • Members can bring up to 2 guests for $50 (effective February 2, 2023) per person
  • $650 (rates & fees)
  • 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 $50 (effective February 2, 2023)
  • The credit card must be used for payment
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express CardCardmembers and up to 2 guests can access the lounge for a fee of $50 (effective February 2, 2023) per person
  • $350 (rates & fees)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta or Delta partner flight. The credit card must be used for payment.
Amex Platinum cardCardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club and may bring up to 2 guests for an additional fee
  • $695 (rates & fees)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
Amex Business Platinum cardCardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club and may bring up to 2 guests for an additional fee
  • $695 (rates & fees)
  • 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 the lounge along with a same-day international boarding pass for a Delta- or Virgin Australia-operated flight

Cardholders of the Japan-based cards Delta SkyMiles® Diners Club Card, Delta SkyMiles® Trust Club Platinum Visa Card, and Delta SkyMiles® Trust Club Gold Visa Card have varying degrees of access to Sky Clubs. See Delta’s international credit card website for specific details, fees, and policies.

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 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.

Hot Tip: A new Delta One Lounge is scheduled to open at LAX in 2024.

Emirates Lounge

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

Location: Terminal B, level 6 lounges
Opening Hours: Winter: Daily from 11:35 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.; Summer: Daily from 12:40 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.

Emirates Lounge Facilities

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

Emirates Lounge Access

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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 prior to the scheduled departure time for Dubai and 3 hours for all other airports.
  • 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.

Gameway

Gameway LAX T6
Gameway Terminal 6 Los Angeles International Airport. Image Credit: Gameway

Los Angeles International Airport has 2 Gameway locations:

  • Terminal 3 near gate 30B: Daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Terminal 6, near gate 65B: Daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Gameway Facilities

  • 43-inch flat-screen 4K television
  • Bottle of water and 2 snacks
  • Charging station
  • Leather seating
  • Noise-canceling headphones
  • Use of a game station for 2 hours

Gameway Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Day Pass
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card before a departing flight
  • Passengers can be traveling in any cabin
  • Passengers can be accompanied by eligible traveling companions
  • Passengers can access the lounge 4 hours prior to the flight
  • 30 minutes: $15.99
  • 60 minutes: $25.99
  • Unlimited: $39.99
Priority PassMembers have access to a 120-minute stay at 1 game station, including 1 complimentary bottle of soda or water and 2 free snacksPriority Pass membership fee:

  • Standard: $99
  • Standard Plus: $329
  • Prestige: $469

Subsequent hours can be purchased with a 10% discount

LA International Lounge (Currently Closed)

Los Angeles International Lounge
LA International Lounge. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

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

LA International Lounge Facilities

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

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 Los Angeles Business Lounge

Qantas International Lounge Los Angeles Airport
Oneworld Los Angeles Business Lounge Los Angeles Airport. Image Credit: Oneworld

Location: Terminal B, level 5 after security
Opening Hours: Daily: 6.30 a.m. until the last Qantas flight departure

Oneworld Los Angeles Business Lounge Facilities

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

Oneworld Los Angeles Business Lounge Access

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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, and children over 2 years are considered a guest)
Valid for a flight operated and marketed by Qantas, Emirates, a Oneworld airline, or Jetstar Business Max fares
Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum One, Platinum, and GoldMembers can be accompanied by 1 guestValid for a flight operated and marketed by Qantas, Emirates, Oneworld, Jetstar, or China Eastern
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 Qantas-operated flights
Qantas Club member, Qantas Club Annual Guest CardMembers can be accompanied by 1 guestValid for a flight operated and marketed by Qantas or Jetstar
Emirates Skywards Gold and PlatinumMembers can be accompanied by 1 guestValid for a flight operated and marketed by Qantas or Emirates
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 Los Angeles Business Lounge House Rules

  • American Airlines and Qantas paid entry allowance is 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: Terminal B, level 5 lounges
Opening Hours: Daily: 6.30 a.m. until the last Qantas flight departure.

Qantas First Class Lounge Facilities

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

Qantas First Class Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Qantas first class and Emirates first classPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card and may be accompanied by 1 guestValid for a flight operated and marketed by Qantas or Emirates
Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum One and PlatinumValid for a flight operated and marketed by Qantas, Emirates, Oneworld, or Jetstar
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 Qantas-operated flights

Qantas First Class Lounge House Rules

  • Passengers may bring children into the lounge:
    • 0 to 3 years: free of charge
    • 4 to 17 years: free of charge for 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/Korean Air Lounge

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

Location: Terminal B, level 5 lounges
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Daily: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

SkyTeam/Korean Air Lounge Facilities

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

SkyTeam/Korean Air Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
SKYPASS lounge awardPassengers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • 4,000 miles
  • Tickets must have a Korean Air flight number
  • Not available during the peak season of July 25 to 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.
  • Tickets 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 AirTickets 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 with a SkyTeam airline

Star Alliance Lounge

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

Location: Terminal B, level 6 lounges
Opening Hours: Daily: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Star Alliance Lounge Facilities

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

Star Alliance Lounge Access

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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 the same 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
United Club℠ Infinite CardIncluded
Air Canada Maple Leaf Club membership
North America passIndividual: CA$495; Partner: CA$730
Worldwide passIndividual: CA$665; Partner: CA$970
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 Club

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

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

United Club Facilities

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

United Club Access

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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
United Club Infinite cardIncluded
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)Also applies to passengers traveling to/from Canada in United first class
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 (JFK) – Los Angeles (LAX)
Newark (EWR) – Los Angeles (LAX)
New York (JFK) – San Francisco (SFO)
Newark (EWR) – San Francisco (SFO)
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 traveling on the same 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: Individual: CA$495; Partner: CA$730
  • Worldwide pass: Individual: CA$665; Partner: CA$970
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
  • Can invite family members with gate passes or traveling on the same flight.
Passengers must be traveling on a United or United Express flight
Virgin Australia Velocity (Velocity Gold, Platinum, and VIP)
  • Passengers must have a valid same-day boarding pass
  • Eligible members traveling on a United-operated flight may bring 1 guest
Passengers must be traveling on an international United or Virgin Australia-operated flight departing from the same airport

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 United’s website.

United Polaris Lounge

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

Location: Terminal 7, near gate 73
Opening Hours: Daily: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

United Polaris Lounge Facilities

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

United Polaris Lounge Access

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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

Location: Center Way, LAX Theme Building, ground floor
Opening Hours: Monday and Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

USO Lounge Facilities

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

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.

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 at Terminals 1, 3, 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 and 3 are connected to the International Terminal via the new Delta Sky Way, so you can now walk inside the secure area without re-clearing security. Alternatively, you also have the option to ride the airside shuttle bus that connects the International Terminal to Terminals 2 and 3. Both of these options are available to passengers that are not required to collect checked luggage in between flight connections.

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

Hot Tip: If you’re headed to LAX soon, our helpful guide offers how to get between terminals at Los Angeles International Airport.

Best Credit Cards To Access Priority Pass Lounges

There are many different credit cards with Priority Pass, and choosing which is best for you will largely come down to each card’s other perks.

Amex Platinum Card

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 Sky Clubs (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, offers an airline incidental credit of up to $200, up to $200 in Uber Cash, and many more benefits.

BEST LOUNGE ACCESS
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The Amex Platinum reigns supreme for luxury travel, offering the best airport lounge access plus generous statement credits, and complimentary elite status.

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The Amex Platinum reigns supreme for luxury travel, offering the best airport lounge access plus generous statement credits, and complimentary elite status.
Earn 80,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $8,000 on eligible purchases on the Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership.
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$1,760
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When it comes to cards that offer top-notch benefits, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better card out there than The Platinum Card® from American Express.

Make no mistake — the Amex Platinum card is a premium card with a premium price tag. With amazing benefits like best-in-class airport lounge access, hotel elite status, and tremendous value in annual statement credits, it can easily prove to be one of the most lucrative cards in your wallet year after year.

Pros
  • The best airport lounge access out of any card (by far) — enjoy access to over 1,400 worldwide lounges, including the luxurious Amex Centurion Lounges, Priority Pass lounges, Plaza Premium Lounges, and many more!
  • 5x points per dollar spent on flights purchased directly with the airline or with AmexTravel.com (up to $500,000 per year)
  • 5x points per dollar spent on prepaid hotels booked with AmexTravel.com
Cons
  • $695 annual fee (rates and fees)
  • Airline credit does not cover airfare (only incidentals like checked bags)
  • Earn 80,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $8,000 on eligible purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership. Apply and select your preferred metal Card design: classic Platinum, Platinum x Kehinde Wiley, or Platinum x Julie Mehretu.
  • Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year and earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points on prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel.
  • $200 Hotel Credit: Get up to $200 back in statement credits each year on prepaid Fine Hotels + Resorts® or The Hotel Collection bookings with American Express Travel when you pay with your Platinum Card®. The Hotel Collection requires a minimum two-night stay.
  • $240 Digital Entertainment Credit: Get up to $20 back in statement credits each month on eligible purchases made with your Platinum Card® on one or more of the following: Disney+, a Disney Bundle, ESPN+, Hulu, The New York Times, Peacock, and The Wall Street Journal. Enrollment required.
  • The American Express Global Lounge Collection® can provide an escape at the airport. With complimentary access to more than 1,400 airport lounges across 140 countries and counting, you have more airport lounge options than any other credit card issuer on the market. As of 03/2023.
  • $155 Walmart+ Credit: Save on eligible delivery fees, shipping, and more with a Walmart+ membership. Use your Platinum Card® to pay for a monthly Walmart+ membership and get up to $12.95 plus applicable taxes back on one membership (excluding Plus Ups) each month.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit: Select one qualifying airline and then receive up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year when incidental fees are charged by the airline to your Platinum Card®.
  • $200 Uber Cash: Enjoy Uber VIP status and up to $200 in Uber savings on rides or eats orders in the US annually. Uber Cash and Uber VIP status is available to Basic Card Member only. Terms Apply.
  • $189 CLEAR® Plus Credit: CLEAR® Plus helps to get you to your gate faster at 50+ airports nationwide and get up to $189 back per calendar year on your Membership (subject to auto-renewal) when you use your Card. CLEARLanes are available at 100+ airports, stadiums, and entertainment venues.
  • Receive either a $100 statement credit every 4 years for a Global Entry application fee or a statement credit up to $85 every 4.5 year period for TSA PreCheck® application fee for a 5-year plan only (through a TSA PreCheck® official enrollment provider), when charged to your Platinum Card®. Card Members approved for Global Entry will also receive access to TSA PreCheck at no additional cost.
  • Shop Saks with Platinum: Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases in Saks Fifth Avenue stores or at saks.com on your Platinum Card®. That's up to $50 in statement credits semi-annually. Enrollment required.
  • Unlock access to exclusive reservations and special dining experiences with Global Dining Access by Resy when you add your Platinum Card® to your Resy profile.
  • $695 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Hot Tip: Check to see if you’re eligible for a welcome bonus offer of up to 125k (or 150k) points with the Amex Platinum. The current public offer is 80,000 points. (This targeted offer was independently researched and may not be available to all applicants.)

Amex Business Platinum Card

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 protections for business owners and business-centric benefits, like up to $400 Dell statement credit or 1.5x for eligible purchases on your card made at U.S. construction material and hardware suppliers, at U.S. electronic goods retailers and software & cloud system providers, and at U.S. shipping providers as well as on each eligible purchase of $5,000 or more everywhere else (up to $2 million in purchases per calendar year).

150K OFFER
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This card is ideal for business travelers who enjoy luxury travel and are looking for a card loaded with benefits!

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This card is ideal for business travelers who enjoy luxury travel and are looking for a card loaded with benefits!
Earn 150,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $20,000 in eligible purchases on the Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
150,000 points
$3,300
$695
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The Business Platinum Card® from American Express is a premium travel rewards card tailored toward business owners who are frequent travelers with a high number of annual expenses.

When you factor in the large number of perks that the card offers like the best airport lounge access at over 1,400 lounges, along with tons of annual credits, it’s easy to see why this card can is a top option for frequent traveling business owners.

Hot Tip: Check to see if you’re eligible for a huge welcome bonus offer of up to 170,000 points with the Amex Business Platinum. The current public offer is 150,000 points. (This targeted offer was independently researched and may not be available to all applicants.)

Pros
  • 5x Membership Rewards points per $1 on flights and prepaid hotels at Amex Travel
  • Access to over 1,400 worldwide airport lounges as part of the American Express Global Lounge Collection
  • Get 50% more Membership Rewards points (1.5 points per $1) on eligible purchases in key business categories, as well as on purchases of $5,000 or more (cap applies)
Cons
  • High annual fee of $695 (rates & fees)
  • Airline fee credit does not cover airfare, only incidentals like checked bags
  • Welcome Offer: Earn 150,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $20,000 in eligible purchases on the Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on AmexTravel.com, and 1X points for each dollar you spend on eligible purchases.
  • Earn 1.5X points (that’s an extra half point per dollar) on each eligible purchase at US construction material, hardware suppliers, electronic goods retailers, and software & cloud system providers, and shipping providers, as well as on purchases of $5,000 or more everywhere else, on up to $2 million of these purchases per calendar year.
  • Unlock over $1,000 in statement credits on select purchases, including tech, recruiting and wireless in the first year of membership with the Business Platinum Card®. Enrollment required. See how you can unlock over $1,000 annually in credits on select purchases with the Business Platinum Card®, here.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit: Select one qualifying airline and then receive up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year when incidental fees are charged by the airline to the Card.
  • $189 CLEAR® Plus Credit: Use your card and get up to $189 in statement credits per calendar year on your CLEAR® Plus Membership (subject to auto-renewal) when you use the Business Platinum Card®.
  • The American Express Global Lounge Collection® can provide an escape at the airport. With complimentary access to more than 1,400 airport lounges across 140 countries and counting, you have more airport lounge options than any other credit card issuer on the market as of 03/2023.
  • $695 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Hot Tip: Check to see if you’re eligible for a huge welcome bonus offer of up to 170,000 points with the Amex Business Platinum. The current public offer is 150,000 points. (This targeted offer was independently researched and may not be available to all applicants.)

Chase Sapphire Reserve®

Prefer a card that earns Chase Ultimate Reward points and is a bit more well-rounded 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 5x points on air travel and 10x points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Travel, 3x points on all other travel, a $300 travel credit, and 10x points on Lyft rides (through March 2025), along with many more perks.

The Chase Sapphire Reserve card does not offer access to nearly as many lounge programs 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.

Chase Sapphire Reserve®
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A top player in the high-end premium travel credit card space that earns 3x points on travel and dining while offering top luxury perks.

A top player in the high-end premium travel credit card space that earns 3x points on travel and dining while offering top luxury perks.
Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's worth $1,125 when redeemed through Chase Travel℠.
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$550
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If you’re looking for an all-around excellent travel rewards card, the Chase Sapphire Reserve® is one of the best options out there.

The card combines elite travel benefits and perks like airport lounge access, with excellent point earning and redemption options.  Plus it offers top-notch travel insurance protections to keep you covered whether you’re at home or on the road.

Don’t forget the $300 annual travel credit which really helps to reduce the annual fee!

Pros
  • 10x total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase TravelSM immediately after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually
  • 10x points on Lyft purchases March 31, 2025
  • 10x points on Peloton equipment and accessory purchases over $250 through March 31, 2025
Cons
  • $550 annual fee
  • Does not offer any sort of hotel elite status
  • Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $1,125 toward travel when you redeem through Chase TravelSM.
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year.
  • Earn 5x total points on flights and 10x total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase TravelSM immediately after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually. Earn 3x points on other travel and dining & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase TravelSM. For example, 75,000 points are worth $1125 toward travel.
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Access to 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide after an easy, one-time enrollment in Priority PassTM Select and up to $100 application fee credit every four years for Global Entry, NEXUS, or TSA PreCheck®
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
  • Member FDIC
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Final Thoughts

Of the 20+ 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 20+ lounges at LAX, including:

  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge
  • Alaska Lounge
  • American Admirals Club
  • American Flagship Lounge
  • Be Relax Spa
  • Centurion Lounge
  • Delta Sky Club
  • Emirates Lounge
  • Gameway
  • LA International Lounge (Currently Closed)
  • Qantas International Business Lounge
  • Qantas First Class Lounge
  • SkyTeam/Korean Air Lounge
  • Star Alliance Lounge
  • United Club
  • United Polaris Lounge
  • USO Lounge

Does LAX airport have showers?

The following lounges at LAX have showers:

  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge
  • American Flagship Lounge
  • Centurion Lounge
  • Delta Sky Club
  • Emirates Lounge
  • Qantas International Business Lounge
  • Qantas First Class Lounge
  • SkyTeam/KAL Lounge
  • Star Alliance Lounge
  • United Polaris
  • USO Lounge

Does LAX have a Priority Pass lounge?

Priority Pass holders (excluding Amex and Capital One cardholders) can use their membership to access Be Relax Spa and Gameway.

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