The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse LAX opened yesterday to coincide with its launch of Boeing 787-9 service from London-Los Angeles on May 5. It is located in Terminal 2 at LAX with a view to the north-east, overlooking some of the airport’s runways and the Hollywood Hills.
This is exciting because Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses are fun! Yes, there are more luxurious lounges out there, The British Airways Lounges in Heathrow for example, are stylish and sophisticated (at least the Concorde room is..), but are they fun? No, the Virgin lounges have a fun atmosphere and really decent staff.
Passengers can access the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse LAX before the two daily flights between Los Angeles and London, and also before their joint venture partner Delta which operates one flight a day. You then either need to be flying Virgin Atlantic Upper Class, or be a Flying Club Gold member or Delta SkyMiles Diamond, Platinum or Gold Medallion elite flying on a one of these Virgin Atlantic-operated flights.
The new lounge is meant to have cost nearly $4 million with around 4,000 square feet of floorspace and designed by the same team as the other Clubhouses at JFK and Newark. Amenities include high-speed WiFi, of course, an apothecary-inspired bar with signature cocktails and juice options and the lounge has partnered with L.A. chef David Myers and his restaurant, Hinoki & the Bird, with a new menu which includes a limited number of the restaurant’s signature dishes and cocktails as well as small-plate options.
Virgin Atlantic features in my top Business Class airlines and I compare British Airways Club World Vs Virgin Atlantic Upper Class including the Galleries Lounges Vs Virgin’s Clubhouses.