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 go 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
6:30am to 23:30 daily
QF16 LAX – BNE
Flying onwards on a First Class Qantas flight number
Qantas Platinum, Platinum One travelling in any class
First class passengers on a oneworld partner
oneworld Emerald passengers
1 guest allowed for each of the above. Must be travelling on the same flight
First Impressions of the Qantas First Class Lounge LAX
A clean white tiled entry way leads to a large very welcoming space with a great bar area with luxe, 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).
Large lounge area, separate dining area, children’s play area, complimentary WIFI, international magazines and newspapers, showers with complimentary toiletries.
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, waters, beer, top shelf spirits, wine and champagne is available. Currently pouring: Taittinger Brut Reserve
Favourite Feature of the Qantas First Class Lounge LAX
The seasonal menu is the stand out feature at the Qantas First Class Lounge LAX. On 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.
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.
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.