Qantas First Lounge LAX Reopening August 11, 2022

Qantas First Lounge LAX Reopening August 11, 2022

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One of the best airport lounges in the United States will be reopening this week — yay!

Qantas First Lounge LAX finally reopening

The Qantas First Lounge LAX will be reopening as of Thursday, August 11, 2022. The lounge has been closed for well over two years since the start of the pandemic. In terms of hours, the lounge is open from 6:30 AM until 12 AM

This lounge is located in Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), which is only a short airside walk from Terminal 4, where Oneworld partner American Airlines is based.

The Qantas First Lounge LAX is open to all Oneworld long haul first class passengers, as well as Oneworld Emerald members traveling in any cabin:

  • Those earning Oneworld Emerald status through Alaska Mileage Plan or American AAdvantage can only use the lounge when traveling outside of North America
  • Those earning Oneworld Emerald status through other Oneworld airlines can use the lounge before any Oneworld flight, even if it’s domestic

The lounge reopening comes after Australia has fully reopened its borders to visitors, lifting all coronavirus related travel restrictions. Qantas has nicely ramped up its schedule to Los Angeles, including the return of the Airbus A380.

The Oneworld Business Lounge at Tom Bradley International Terminal reopened in late 2021, so it’s nice to see the Qantas First Lounge finally reopen as well.

The Qantas First Lounge LAX is reopening

What makes the Qantas First Lounge LAX special

While the Qantas First Lounge LAX has nice decor, what sets the lounge apart is the food & beverage selection. The lounge truly offers restaurant-quality dining, inspired by Neil Perry’s Rockpool Restaurant. The lounge has a diverse menu, including signature favorites (like salt & pepper squid), as well as some more local options.

The lounge also has a great drink selection, from solid wines to cocktails to barista-made coffee drinks. Definitely come hungry when visiting the lounge…

Bottom line

The Qantas First Lounge LAX is reopening as of August 11, 2022, which is an exciting development. This is one of the best lounges in the United States, and will no doubt be popular with Oneworld Emerald members departing from the airport.

Anyone have plans to visit the Qantas First Lounge LAX soon?

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  1. Kels2003 Guest

    I have the same question as many:
    If I’m Emerald through AA and flying AA flagship LAX to LHR, do I get access? I’m going to swing by and at least ask! My flight departs from terminal 4 which I figure they are trying to funnel us to the Flagship lounge instead.

  2. Mike Guest

    I'm a BA Gold and have an LAX-SFO leg in AA First as part of a wider trip. There's an overnight layover at SFO before onward to London, all same ticket, but assuming no access to this lounge on the domestic leg...?

  3. Nathan Guest

    Attendant at one world business lounge today said they are opening tomorrow night.

  4. Firemandan9 Guest

    "Those earning oneworld Emerald status through other oneworld airlines can use the lounge before any oneworld flight, even if it’s domestic"

    Data point: I've had multiple lounge agents at the Qantas Buisness lounge refuse access for domestic flights based on having OneWorld Status in a foreign program. Your mileage may vary, particularly if you are trying to double dip and credit to American/Alaska but use the lounge on basis if a foreign program.

  5. dwondermeant Guest

    Welcome back to my favorite lounge
    Wonder if Beryl is still there
    Wish LAX was 1/3 as good

  6. Jerry Diamond

    I'm still unclear on how access really works to OW partner lounges in the USA. You say that any flight out of North America qualifies, but AA doesn't grant Flagship access to Colombia, Guyana, Ecuador, Peru, and Brasilia, so would this be an inconsistency? What about Mexico City? Is there official guidance on this?

    1. Jerry Diamond

      Sorry, not Brasilia. I mean to say Manaus.

  7. Bill n DC Guest

    Super. I have late November Qantas First ticketed (160,000 Qantas miles) overnight before at H Hotel so plenty of time to enjoy the Lounge
    First visit to Sydney 1st Lounge last month on Birthday RTW. Nice

  8. Beachfan Guest

    Great news, I have one more international trip before I lose status.

    Are you sure it doesn’t apply to 3 class trans cons AA? It wasn’t consistent, but J in a 3class transcon would sometimes get you in .

  9. Steve from LA Member

    Eager to check it out. Flying AA from LAX to MEX. Same day on a different ticket I will be flying MEX to LHR on BA. Will I have access to Quantas lounge at LAX? One world emerald via AS.

  10. Ryan Guest

    Lucky, is it confirmed that passengers traveling in three-class F domestic flights will (again) have access? If not, that is a significant downgrade, especially since LAX Flagship First Dining is not slated to reopen in the near term, if ever.

    1. Lone Gunman Guest

      FF Dining at LAX will not reopen. . . ever. Despite posted information that it will soon reopen, AA management has already decided to not reopen it. Cost cutting.

      Qantas should have used the downtime to refresh the lounge's decor and layout (which is quite outdated considering the refreshes we have seen).

  11. Andrew Y Guest

    So excited about this!

    First class passengers on AA Flagship Transcon also get access. Another reason to upgrade to F on LAX-JFK

    @AJ — this lounge is managed by Accor Hotels, if I’m not mistaken. One of them gave me a card last time.

    1. Gibson Guest

      I think AA Flagship Transcon only have access to the AA Flagship lounge, not to oneworld lounges - unless of course you have an international itinerary or oneworld Emerald status on an airline other than AA/AS. Super confusing rules but worth checking in advance.....

    2. Ryan Guest

      This access used to grant access. If it doesn't anymore, I recommend buying a refundable ticket from JFK to gain access. AA should be pushing for access (which I am sure would be granted if AA wants to pay for it), since they no longer have FF First dining at LAX.

    3. Willem Guest

      To confirm, as an AA emerald it just needs to be an Int’l itinerary, so something like LAX => DFW => GRU would qualify?

  12. AJ Guest

    Will Qantas have staff to reopen the lounge? Or will they have to get management to serve customers in the lounge.

    Like how they need head office staff to work has baggage handlers in Australia.

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Kels2003 Guest

I have the same question as many: If I’m Emerald through AA and flying AA flagship LAX to LHR, do I get access? I’m going to swing by and at least ask! My flight departs from terminal 4 which I figure they are trying to funnel us to the Flagship lounge instead.

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Mike Guest

I'm a BA Gold and have an LAX-SFO leg in AA First as part of a wider trip. There's an overnight layover at SFO before onward to London, all same ticket, but assuming no access to this lounge on the domestic leg...?

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Nathan Guest

Attendant at one world business lounge today said they are opening tomorrow night.

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