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Qantas, Cathay & British Airways team up on new LAX oneworld lounge

written by | June 18, 2014
The new oneworld LAX Business Lounge. (Qantas)
The new oneworld LAX Business Lounge. (Qantas)

Qantas and oneworld partners Cathay Pacific and British Airways have officially opened their new Business Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport.

A joint release says the lounge is designed to reflect “Californian culture combined with signature elements from each airline, featuring a communal fireplace to relax and socialise around and a central glass atrium providing natural light and space.”

The 400-seat lounge offers a new dining area, a cocktail bar, and a barista service, as well as a buffet, WiFi, new workstations, and nine shower suites with Aurora Spa amenities. Further extensions to the Lounge will allow it to accommodate 600 passengers and will feature 16 shower suites by early next year.


“The new Los Angeles Business Lounge is proof of our ongoing investment in our product to ensure we provide the best travel experience possible for our customers when they are on the ground and in the air,” Qantas International CEO, Simon Hickey said in a statement. “As well as an overall upgrade, we’ve significantly increased the amount of space in the lounge for our premium customers. It’s designed to reflect the culture of California, while providing a place to relax, socialise and work before their flight.

“Los Angeles is our major gateway to the US and, with our partners we connect our customers to more than 270 destinations across the United States, Canada and Mexico, he added. “The lounge provides Qantas customers with a wider selection of dining options, so they can maximise their sleep onboard our overnight flights to Australia.”

A new 200-seat premium First Lounge is also under construction for the oneworld partners at LAX, and should also be open in 2015, and First Class passengers will use the new Business Lounge in the interim.




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  • Elana


    Traveling first class to London. Arrived at lounge for a restful hour or so before flight. The lounge is business and 1st mixed. And although it looks very nice it is PACKED with almost no place to sit! Very disappointed that I have to wait till 2015 to have a relaxing lounge experience.

  • Sam White


    There are people in the world who don’t have running water. I think this lounge is superb, especially for LA.

  • Callum


    Gee I cant believe that I cant get a warm coffee in my A380 Bar, While flying at 40,00Ft, Something is seriously wrong with this world.

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