Over the past couple of years we’ve seen Priority Pass increasingly add restaurants to their global network of 1,200+ airport lounges.
The concept is that at some airports Priority Pass has a tough time striking a deal with a major lounge due to crowding issues, so when that’s not possible, they instead work with a restaurant.
Ordinarily lounges are reimbursed a fixed amount for each Priority Pass visitor, so in this case they’re instead reimbursing restaurants at a fixed amount.
Well, Priority Pass has just added their latest restaurant to the network.
Point The Way Cafe at LAX Terminal 6 has just joined Priority Pass. Priority Pass members have access to the restaurant between 11AM and 11PM. The restaurant is located airside, between gates 65A and 65B.
Terminal 6 at LAX is used primarily by Alaska and Air Canada. The South Terminals at the airport are all connected airside by walkways (Tom Bradley International Terminal, Terminal 4, Terminal 5, Terminal 6, and Terminal 7), so you could visit this restaurant from any of those terminals without having to clear security twice.
Here’s the menu I was able to find online for the restaurant:
Priority Pass members will be entitled to $28 worth of food & drinks per person. A valid boarding pass is required, and you’re allowed at most one guest (for a total of a $56 allowance). The credit also isn’t valid towards any grab & go purchases.
The Priority Pass member will be responsible for any overage beyond the $28 credit, and that credit can’t be applied towards gratuity (and personally I think it’s appropriate to tip, as a Priority Pass membership is just a form of payment here).
There are several popular credit cards that offer Priority Pass memberships, though do keep in mind that Priority Pass memberships issued through American Express are no longer eligible for restaurants.
At this point LAX has six Priority Pass locations, including three restaurants and three lounges. In addition to the new location, there’s:
- Rock & Brews Restaurant in Terminal 1
- The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in Terminal 2
- The Korean Air Lounge in Tom Bradley International Terminal
- PF Chang’s in Tom Bradley International Terminal
- The Alaska Lounge in Terminal 6
Note that some of these lounges and restaurants have capacity or timing constraints, so check out the terms to be sure you’re eligible for access.
It’s awesome to see yet another Priority Pass restaurant added at LAX, especially given the capacity controls that are often put in place at lounges. While Terminal 6 also has an Alaska Lounge, they frequently turn people away.
Hopefully this restaurant stays in Priority Pass, because sometimes we see restaurants added and then removed again very quickly.
This is a great new option for Terminal 6 travelers.
Is anyone planning on checking out the new LAX Terminal 6 Priority Pass restaurant?
(Tip of the hat to ngoc)