Ah yes. Los Angeles International Airport, one of the most notorious airports of all time. Travelers hear the name LAX and they cringe & automatically think traffic, chaos, delays, and headaches headaches headaches.
Despite all of that, I’m going to go against the popular norm and say, “I love flying thru LAX!” Nevertheless, there’s one big condition — it has to be through the new Tom Bradley International Terminal.
This terminal is gorgeous. After what feels like a century, we finally have an updated U.S. airport that matches to other international countries in what a proper terminal should look like. Burberry, Gucci, Duty Frees, Pinkberry, wine bars, and restaurants are just one of the plethora of entertainment/stores for you to mingle before your flight.
Can it be anymore beartastic? Oh yes. The answer is YES. As a matter of fact, just skip all that and head directly to one of the best airport lounges in North America – LAX Qantas First Class Lounge.
While Qantas (the flag carrier airline of Australia) may not necessarily have the best first class planes, they certainly have awesome first class lounges. As soon as you check-in, everything from flight notifications, showers, dining preferences, and special requests are taken care of for you.
Hungry??? How about a complimentary full breakfast menu to start your day. Technically, you can order literally everything on the menu! Chef Neil Perry, a renowned Australian chef, delivers quite an appetizing restaurant-quality experience for all the passengers. Sadly, our appetites can only handle so much food. Thus, we highly recommend coming to LAX on an extremely empty stomach.
Drinks??? How about an open bar to start your day. Hey, it’s champagne o’clock somewhere. From espressos to cocktails, the bar is yours to enjoy.
Since we always take so long to dine and drink, we never had the time to take advantage of their showers. Nevertheless, it is an amazing option to have before a flight. Aspar Spa’s toothbrushes, towels, shampoo, conditioners, body wash, and lotions are all provided in the rooms.
After the shower, there’s plenty of room to relax. Take a magazine or two & perch in their lounge chairs that have views overlooking the beautiful LAX terminal.
Overall, Qantas First Class Lounge is an incredible lounge at LAX. Unlike other lounges, where it’s too crowded or they provide only sub-par amenities, Qantas goes above and beyond for its passengers to make sure they are well-rested before their long flights.
Well done Los Angeles. Well done.