As a part of its ongoing $573 million overhaul of passenger spaces at Los Angeles International’s Terminal 7, United Airlines on Monday cut the ribbon on a big new United Club at the airport. (Official opening date is Dec 6)
At 20,000 square feet, the club is one of the largest in United’s system — more than three times the size of its year-old San Francisco International club, for instance (See our review of SFO United Club here.)
From a perch atop Terminal 7, the lounge offers sweeping views of the airport, the Hollywood Hills and the city skyline. Plus the new United Club features an outdoor terrace along with a big enhancement of food and beverage options for members. Members can take their drinks or meals onto the terrace to enjoy an alfresco experience- and oh, so LA.
As I was preparing this post at my desk in San Francisco, fellow travel blogger Matthew Klint popped up on Twitter from LAX with photos of the ribbon cutting (with United CEO Oscar Munoz!) and this overview: “The lounge is quintessentially LA –50s style with a great mix of open space and comfort. The outdoor terrace provides great views and the lounge food will be locally sourced. Bathrooms are spacious (but no showers) and bar is well-stocked. Oscar says the Polaris Lounge in Chicago opening later this week will blow away even this spectacular lounge.”
The new club is just one part of a much larger rehabilitation of United’s Terminal 7/Concourse 8 at LAX, along with a new lobby and new baggage claim areas. The airline is also working with the Transportation Security Administration to install five new automated security screening lanes, like those United recently opened at Chicago O’Hare and Newark Liberty International.
Scroll down for our slideshow- all photos courtesy of Matthew Klint, editor of the LiveandLetsFly blog.
Many thanks to Matthew Klint for kindly acting as our correspondent and sending us photos from the ribbon cutting event in Los Angeles!
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