Emirates Business & First Class Lounge LAX

Ranking one of the longest flights in the world, Emirates serves this 8000+ miles flight once a day from LAX-DXB. During New Year, you guys remember the story in how we scored a massive lucky upgrade for the entire family and my comically rough night at Dubai airport where I got stuck overnight (albeit fancy) in the Emirates DXB lounge.

Today, we’ll feature Emirates LAX lounge. Thankfully unlike DXB… we did not get stuck overnight here 😉


For most readers, the best way to get access to this lounge is to book an Emirates Business or First Class flight. With the recent devaluation, this route is currently charged at a hefty premium at 157,500 miles for its Business cabin.

Another way is to have Skywards Gold and/or Platinum status, which grants you access to Emirates outstation lounges around the world if you’re flying its airline. Since there’s only one flight a day from LAX-DXB, the lounge has very limited hours from 12:30pm-3:30pm


Located above Qantas First Class, this lounge is located on the 6th floor at Tom Bradley International Terminal. After verifying your ticket, the friendly Emirates agent escort you down a long hall into the lounge.

It is essentially one giant room with ample amount of seating. Since Emirates doesn’t contract to other airlines, the lounge is extremely private and have ample amount of space for the whole family to chill around.

The food/dessert spread alone is very impressive.

  1. Pistachio Cannolis
  2. Fresh squeezed OJ
  3. Smoothies made to order
  4. Steak
  5. Assorted UAE foods / delicacies

Notable drink is the Penfolds Bin 704 Cabernet, which is quite a fancy wine to be served in a lounge.

And a nice free flowing Charles Heidsteck Brut Reserve.

We poured a generous pair of glasses and there’s an expansive terrace that overlooks the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Straight across, you can see a glimpse of the Star Alliance Business Class lounge.


If you’re flying Business and can’t shower on the plane (I know… talk about First World problems), you can freshen up in one of the shower suites before the flight in the lounge.

Hairdryer and toiletries are conveniently provided in the showers.

Don’t shower too long though, before you know… it’s time for your flight!

Overall, Emirates lounge at LAX is a fantastic outstation lounge for the airline. If you’re flying First Class, you might be disappointed by the lack of 1-on-1 personal service that it normally offers. Nevertheless if you’re traveling Business, this lounge is superior to other Business Class lounges at LAX mainly because of its premium offerings and extreme privacy for a comfortable chill experience before your flight.

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