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This paid lounge is North America’s Leading Airport Lounge (and it has a Down Under connection)

The Star Alliance Lounge LAX was named North America’s Leading Airport Lounge for the fifth consecutive year in the 2024 World Travel Awards on 1 July 2024 with the popular paid and member space operated by Air New Zealand.

The Star Alliance Lounge LAX was named North America’s Leading Airport Lounge for the fifth consecutive year in the 2024 World Travel Awards on 1 July 2024 with the popular paid and member space operated by Air New Zealand.

The Star Alliance branded lounge at Los Angeles International Airport is considered one of the world’s best and frequently attracts industry accolades for its amenities and offerings.

The 1,670sqm space in the Tom Bradley International Terminal features an outdoor terrace with fire pits, a water wall and panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and the airfield.

Lounge guests can enjoy a serviced bar with complimentary cocktails, NZ wines and refreshments along with numerous areas for working, dining, relaxing and socialising, including shower suites.

Star Alliance Lounge LAX bar
Full-service bar with cocktails and NZ wines.

Entry is available for USD$75 (AUD$111) for three hours or free to Star Alliance Gold members and those travelling with member airlines in first or business class.

A separate First Class Lounge is also available for premium passengers with private amenities, personalised service and a la carte dining.

Star Alliance Lounge LAX
Plenty of space for pre-flight activities.

Star Alliance CEO Theo Panagiotoulias said: “Our aim at Star Alliance is to make air travel more effortless and stress-free. Lounges are essential for improving the airport experience and our Star Alliance LAX lounge has been a standout since its inception.”

Air New Zealand Chief Customer & Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty said the Star Alliance Lounge LAX award highlights the team’s dedication and exceptional service. 

“The Star Alliance lounge being named North America’s Leading Airport Lounge for the fifth year in a row is a testament to our team, who proudly represent Star Alliance,” she said.

Star Alliance Lounge LAX outdoor terrace
Outdoor terrace with fire pits.

“Customers continue to comment how much they love the wide selection of food and beverages available that showcase locally grown and sourced Southern Californian produce. 

“The unique outside terrace is also incredibly popular, allowing customers to get some fresh air before they hop on board their flight. On a clear day, you can even see the iconic Hollywood sign! 

Star Alliance Lounge LAX entrance
Star Alliance Lounge LAX entrance.

“A big thank you to our lounge team in Los Angeles who do an incredible job day in and day out,” she added.

Read our recent review of Air New Zealand Economy from Australia to LAX here.