The dreaded pre-flight wait has transformed into a relaxing airport experience at LAX with the unveiling of United Airlines’ new Polaris Business Class lounge.

Glass doors to United’s new premium space slid open on Saturday, giving weekend flyers out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) a chance to test out the lounge’s upscale new features.

Designed to raise the bar on pre-flight relaxation, the Polaris lounge features Southern California-style touches such as artwork by local artists (Rema Ghuloum, Chris Trueman and Ruth Pastine).


Food and beverages are inspired by the city and include easy-to-eat tacos, power green smoothie bowls, crafted sandwiches and almond-crusted fish and chips.


Floor-to-ceiling windows offer vibrant views of Los Angeles’ sunset skies or flyers can stretch out on private daybeds outfitted with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding.


Around 272 power outlets and 120 USB ports ensure all 140 (maximum capacity) travellers can recharge their electronics, while shower suites equipped with rainfall showerheads and Soho House & Co’s Cowshed Spa products will have them feeling fresh for the flight.


United’s new Polaris Lounge is part of a $573 million renovation of LAX’s Terminal 7 and is located between Gates 73 and 75A.


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