LAX Terminal 6 Gets A Priority Pass Restaurant

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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.

Bottom line

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)

Comments
  1. Cue the coal-hearted human beings who say they don’t tip on Priority Pass meals in 3… 2… 1…

  2. Over/under this will last longer than Campinelie in T4? I bet longer – but wont make it more than 6 weeks.

  3. This is especially appreciated since the Priority Pass Alaska Lounge access has been next to useless. The lounge staff love putting out the sign saying that PP members can’t use the space, and the food in the lounge isn’t great anyway. I would much rather use a restaurant credit.

  4. Ben, you really should dig at AMEX and how they’re limiting the restaurant feature. It’s basically Fake Priority Pass since it seems they’re adding restaurants just as often as “Real” Lounges.
    At this Priority Pass restaurant in LAX – The prices on drinks are expensive $17 Bloody Mary!

    I cancelled my Platinum card as a result of this change. Last nail in the coffin. Others go ahead and vote by doing the same. But really I believe the blogging community should speak up and put some pressure on.

  5. @darlynn, the Priority Pass says the boarding pass for this restaurant must be for “same day travel” which I interpret as inbound or outbound.

    There’s a participating restaurant in CLE that has different Priority Pass language (outbound travel only.)

  6. Great news — the Alaska Air Lounge was off limits again yesterday for PP members. (usually is) This is a place I will try.

  7. The PFChangs says it is only for Int’l travellers and I assumed I couldn’t get into that terminal with my domestic ticket. However, you mention that it is connected. Any idea if PF Changs will let me use PP there with my Hawaii boarding pass? Any advice?

  8. Given how much airport food cost, they need to raise the allowance of $28 per person to $50+. Otherwise, I have to go to use different priority pass for drinks, entree and dessert.

  9. I called PP using the number on the back of the card to ask about the PF Changs credit for domestic – the lady just replied “International only”.

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