American Airlines has opened its luxurious Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining facilities for premium passengers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California. Customers can now enjoy a sit-down meal before boarding their flights, helping them to relax and prepare for the journey ahead.
The renovations are part of a wider US$200m investment by the airline in creating a luxury travel experience at LAX. Projects include a new Admirals Club in Terminal 5 (T5), a refurbished Admirals Club in Terminal 4 (T4) and, now, the new Flagship Lounge and Dining in T4.
Suzanne Boda, senior vice president – Los Angeles, American Airlines, said, “The opening of the Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining are the latest evidence of our increasingly strong position in Los Angeles. We are setting ourselves apart from the competition by becoming the only domestic carrier to offer a sit-down dining experience at LAX.”
Sean Burton, president of the Los Angeles World Airports board of commissioners, said, “Building a world-class airport requires strong airline partners like American Airlines, and we are thrilled by the investment they are making at LAX. Reimagining and modernizing our airport is just as much about creating exceptional amenities as it is about new construction, and the American Airlines Flagship Lounge is an example of the first-class facilities that travelers can expect from LAX.”
American Airlines is the largest carrier at LAX with more than 200 daily flights on peak days to 70 destinations on five continents. In 2017, the airline unveiled its plans to invest more than US$1.5bn in improvements at LAX T4 and T5 over the coming years.
The Flagship Lounge at LAX allows customers flying in international First Class or Business Class or on non-stop transcontinental flights to New York’s John F Kennedy (JFK) to unwind, work or refresh before their flight with quiet rooms and showers. Customers will enjoy a range of food options including a diverse hot and cold food buffet and a chef station with fresh made-to-order dishes.
Flagship First Dining
Customers traveling in First Class on qualifying international flights or on non-stop transcontinental flights to JFK will have exclusive access to Flagship First Dining, located within the Flagship Lounge. The tableside restaurant experience will offer customers complimentary, full-service dining with seasonal, locally-inspired dishes and drinks.