When it comes to the Qantas First Class Lounge LAX, I would go so far as to say that I would plan an extended layover in LA and choose to fly with Qantas just to visit this lounge. I have spent many layovers in the lounge and from the service to the food and drinks, Qantas goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and relaxed before your long haul home.
Andrew Mates | Cover Image © Philippe DeFontenelle
Qantas First Class Lounge LAX
Los Angeles International (LAX)
First floor (Level 5) as you walk through the International security. Take the lift on the left side
6:30 am to 23:30 daily
QF16 LAX – BNE
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Qantas First Class Lounge LAX: Access
- Flying onwards on a First Class Qantas flight number
- Qantas Platinum, Platinum One traveling in any class
- First-class passengers on a Oneworld partner
- Oneworld Emerald passengers
- 1 guest is allowed for each of the above. Must be traveling on the same flight
Qantas First Class Lounge LAX: First Impressions
A clean white tiled entryway leads to a large very welcoming space with a great bar area with luxurious, modern finishes. The welcome is always warm and service comes with a smile.
I have been to this lounge multiple times. Although it is a large space it can quickly fill up each night as three QF flights leave LAX within 1.5 hours of each other bound for Brisbane (QF15), Sydney (QF12), and Melbourne (QF94).
Qantas First Class Lounge LAX: Amenities
Large lounge area, separate dining area, children’s play area, complimentary WIFI, international magazines and newspapers, showers with complimentary toiletries.
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Qantas First Class Lounge LAX Menu
A well-thought-out Neil Perry-designed seasonal menu including breakfast and all-day dining. No buffet in sight, all 100% prepared al a carte and full of freshness.
A good self-serve selection of soft drinks, water, beer, top-shelf spirits, wine, and champagne is available.
Currently pouring: Taittinger Brut Reserve
The seasonal menu is the stand-out feature at the Qantas First Class Lounge LAX. On the last visit, I started with a glass of Taittinger and the salt and pepper calamari and later a piece of cheesecake at the bar with a glass of delicious top-shelf Glenfiddich scotch.
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Qantas First Class Lounge LAX: Room for Improvement
They could do with more showers. The queue can be very long which is why the first thing I do before sitting down for dinner at the lounge is the put my name down for a shower to ensure I don’t miss out.
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Andrew Mates is Skye’s husband and favourite travel partner.
When he’s not travelling the globe with The Fit Traveller, he spends his time on the road as a corporate traveller for a large multinational.
Andrew is equally at home at a 5-star hotel, a yoga mat or trying a new craft beer and chatting to locals at a country pub.