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Admiral’s Club LAX Terminal 4 review
I’m off to London for the weekend for a wedding. I found a way to check out Air Berlin, lie-flat, and get across the pond for a little of $80. Not a bad deal if you ask me. It’s been a while since I’d been in the Admiral’s Club at Terminal 4 as I usually walk over to Tom Bradley International to use their lounges…even when I’m flying out of 4. The annoying thing about my ticket is that it’s routing through another city and they couldn’t check in me for all my flights. I just received my new Citi Prestige card so I knew getting into this lounge wouldn’t be any issue. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to do an Admiral’s club lax review.
Who can get in:
- Credit card holders
- Citi Prestige
- Citi Aadvantage Executive
- International biz and first class passengers on One World
- Transcon biz and first class passengers on AA
- One World Sapphire and Emerald elite members flying internationally or on a flight that is longer than 5 hours with a connection same day or before 6am the following day.
Check in- HOT DIGGITY EVERYONE LOVES MILES
It’s ridiculous and it’s totally gone to his head. Often times people barely blink at me, but whennnnnnnnnevvvvverrrr he rolls out his smile the ladies just be lovin’ it. In fact, I may start calling him LL Monkey Miles – he’d flarping love that. Anways – flashed the Prestige and we were good to go.
Lounge is under major renovation –
There are signs allllll over the place saying that the lounge is getting a get facelift in 2017. It’s a big deal admitting to a facelift in LA so I give them a lot of credit for just openly putting it on display. The lounge isn’t that old, but the pics of the new one look pretty awesome. I headed to the right once I checked in.
A place where you can plop down and kick it. Listen to some tunes and make use of the throw dem Bose headsets.
Completely functional. Make sure you check in at the front desk to get a key. Nothing special, but from the pics it looks as though they are going to have shower suites. Just the word suites put a few more curls in Miles fur cause he LOOOOOOVES Suites.
Secondary snack center
Very basic. Cookies, Cheese, crackers, some sort of cous cous dish, some coffee, juice, and tea. Munchies is what I’d call this.
There are work spaces available if you have a computer or if you don’t – doesn’t really matter cause there are plenty of them. Also…Miles found the copy machine. Seriously he is hard to be around cause he is tres embarrassing. Who photographs their butt in a lounge? Miles.
Main Dining/Eating area.
There are complimentary items such as well drinks, beer, and snacks. If you want something with more sustenance, then you’re gonna pay for it. I didn’t even bother opening the menu out of spite. In hindsight I should have because I’m a flipping travel blogger, but let’s be honest – my ticket would have cost over $5k – should I really have to pay for a tuna sandwich. Obvs I’m an American loyalist and they have been great to me – I even said one of their flight attendant was the best I’d ever had
But, hopefully the new lounges give some more bennies cause they are laaaaacking compared to the foreign carriers. I’d even be ok if they made clubs only for international vs domestic. There is a huge price discrepancy and I think there should be something to make up for that – like food and bev.
It’s a lounge, it’s a lounge, it’s a lounge. I’d still say that the best domestic carrier lounge I’ve ever been to was at Heathrow: the United Club and First Class lounge. It was HEAD and SHOULDERS above anything I’ve, thus far, encountered from the competition. With that said, the United clubs at LAX are crap – seriously…I wouldn’t even bother going in them: crowded, dirty, unfriendly. If you’re comparing the Admiral’s Club LAX to that level then it’s not even in the same convo: AA wins no question. But if you’re truly creating an LAX playing field that puts the Korean Air Business/First class lounge, the One World Lounge and the Admiral’s club in the same conversation…then they need a baller product for 2017 cause they’re lagging.