I am elated to report that the Star Alliance Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has now reopened and continues to offer exceptional comfort and tasty food and drink in a tranquil environment.
Star Alliance Lounge LAX Now Reopened
The news caught me by surprise, to be honest. While Turkish Airlines has added a second-daily flight to Los Angeles and SWISS has re-introduced its nonstop service, I figured it might be some time before the lounge re-opened, but it is now open daily (times vary, according to the schedule below).
- Sunday — 7:00am – 1:00am
- Monday — 9:00am – 1:00am
- Tuesday — 9:00am – 1:00am
- Wednesday — 7:00am – 1:00am
- Thursday — 7:00am – 1:00am
- Friday — 9:00am – 1:00am
- Saturday — 7:00am – 1:00am
I stopped by this morning and was pleased to see that little has changed (the olive trees on the patio have grown more mature…I love it).
As for food/drink, the breakfast selection was lovely and I enjoyed a decent cappuccino and croissant with fresh fruit and later some eggs, bacon, and sausage.
As I was leaving, lunch was added, which included Asian-themed dishes. The full noodle bar will be returning soon, but for now it is just packaged noodles and hot water.
New hygiene measures include:
- Contactless entry
- Social distancing
- Mandatory masks (unless eating or drinking)
- Hand sanitizing stations
- Surfaces disinfected frequently (I witnessed this over my three hour visit)
And as you can see by the pictures, the lounge was empty until about 10:00am and never filled up even ahead of the afternoon ANA, Turkish, and Singapore flights.
This lounge has won many accolades and awards, and rightfully so–it’s one of my favorite business class lounges in the world and architecturally stunning. The first class lounge has also re-opened.
Bottom line, it is great to have this lounge open once again.