The LAX Star Alliance First Class Lounge is quite new and was established shortly after the LAX Tom Bradley International Airport remodel. I had the chance to experience the new first class lounge because I was flying Asiana First Class.
The first class lounge has a separate entrance to the right of the business class lounge. However, it does connect to the Star Alliance business class lounge through a “secret door”. You are given a key code to go in between the two lounges.
We arrived to the lounge around 9:45am while our flight was at 11:50am. To our surprise, we were greeted by the attendant to a completely empty lounge. The size of the lounge was not that big and can probably only hold 30 or so people at most. This is probably there aren’t too many Star Alliance first class flights out of LAX. The attendant informed us we could order anything off the menu. For the first hour, we had a private lounge just to ourselves!
The menu consisted of mostly breakfast items. We decided to try both the main items on the menu. The attendant also offered to make us some mimosas. It’s hard to say no when it’s free! The bruschetta and omelet were very tasty and you could tell they used fresh ingredients. The omelet was probably the best omelet I’ve ever had because it was light, fresh, and tasty. The only downside that I could think of is that the lounge attendants kept disappearing and we would have to flag them down to order some more food. However, it’s understandable because there aren’t that many passengers in the lounge.
We walked over to the business class lounge to check it out after eating and it was quite packed. I reviewed this lounge previously here. We decided to go back to the first class lounge to eat some more and relax before going to our flight. By now some other first class passengers entered the lounge, but it never got more than 4-6 people in the lounge.
Overall, the LAX Star Alliance first class lounge has to be one of the best lounges in the US. I’ve been to several business and first class lounges around the world, but this one definitely beats some of them and is up to par with international standards. It is hands down the best lounge I’ve been to in the US.