Los Angeles is the latest airport to benefit from an Etihad Lounge. There is a separate dining area, and an attended bar. The Los Angeles Etihad lounge at TBIT LAX is a combined First and Business Class Lounge.
The new Etihad Airways Los Angeles lounge follows hot on the heels of other designer lounge openings by the Gulf airline, and it is in the airline's latest style which follows the new design direction of offering a hotel environment for dining, and a residential feel for the sitting areas.
A combined First and Business Class Lounge within the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, it follows a similar makeover of the Abu Dhabi lounge, and the new Melbourne Etihad lounge, with which it follows the same design cues.
There is a separate sitting, viewing and TV area. As is usual in Etihad lounges, there is a separate dining area, and an attended bar.
The Los Angeles Etihad lounge is divided into distinct zones linked by a central walkway, with decor drawing inspiration from the geometric patterns of Abu Dhabi's modern architecture and desert landscape.
Etihad's showcase bar has a great view of the runway, and has bartenders who can mix up your favourite cocktail from a menu held behind the bar. With a well timed 3.30pm departure for Abu Dhabi on a Boeing 777, the bar is sure to see plenty of lunchtime use.
You can dine here, however most passengers will prefer to sit in the dining room which overlooks the TBIT central check in area with plenty of natural light. The a la carte menu changes on a monthly basis, and waiters bring all four courses to your seat.
If you want a less formal dining experience, or you are rushed for time, there is also a buffet counter in the Etihad Airways Los Angeles lounge with made up dishes, and plenty of snacks.
Once you are finished in the dining area, there is another relaxation space behind the dining room, and a separate TV room, and a reading corner, with is separated but an etched glass panel.
The Los Angeles Etihad lounge has one shower each in the male and female bathrooms, and a prayer room.
There are no business facilities per-say, but there is complimentary wireless Internet, and plenty of shelves with power sockets where you can put down your laptop.
The Los Angeles Etihad lounge open hours are Midday to 4pm, staying open an extra hour to also provide facilities for the Alitalia flight to Rome. Alitalia Business Class and Alitalaia MilleMiglia Freccia Alata Club have access.
Etihad's business class and first class passengers have access, as do Etihad Guest Silver, Gold and Platinum members. Virgin Velocity and Air Berlin Gold and Platinum frequent flyers have access when flying on Etihad flights, but not on Virgin Australia flights.