Whenever we go to the US, we typically fly out of Los Angeles. The lounge offering to date in the States has been somewhat, well, awful compared to what we are used to in Australia (yes I know, spoilt, first world problem and all that). But late last year Qantas opened a dedicated First Lounge at LAX for its Platinum frequent flyers & First Class passengers. It doesn’t have all the glitz and glamour of the Sydney lounge, but it is a vast improvement on what was previously available. Our flight was leaving at 10pm so it was nice to sit in peace and quiet – in the evening it was nice and serene in there – and have a very decent meal before boarding.
As with other lounges, the menu is designed by our own Neil. There’s a short cocktail list and some good wines on offer.
You’ll find a few Sydney favourites plus some others. The boys will always hoover a minute steak or two whenever we go to the lounges.
While the Marito enjoyed a very nice piece of halibut with some nice sides (creamed corn was delicious).
I went for a frangrant Spice Temple-y pork dish
The classic salt and pepper squid was tasty and nicely done
And the hamachi was fresh, but the presentation was a little uninspiring
Finish off with a little cheese
…and a trifle
And you’re ready to take off
Qantas First Class Lounge, Airside, Level 5, LAX