Review: United Club Los Angeles International Airport

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I made my way from the AMEX Centurion Lounge to catch the Skylink back to Terminal E. My next two flights, which I will not be reviewing, were regional flights operated by United Airlines’ subsidiaries. If you want to read a review, click here. The only exciting thing to happen on these flights was the one and a half hour delay due to vanilla creme wafers.

My flight from Houston arrived at LAX’s Terminal 8, gate 86. From there, it was a short walk to the United Club. I intended to visit the Korean Air Lounge and the Star Alliance Lounge but I did not have time.  The Club is located next to gate 71A.  Ironically, this is the gate where I missed my Houston flight a few days later.

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I had access to the club because I am a United Premier Gold member, who was flying internationally in economy.

I took the escalator up to the main lounge area.

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The main seating area is to left. The space is huge with plenty of seating.

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Behind that is the bar area. I like sitting at the bar talking to Adan, whom I have met on several occasions, and Maria, whom I have met twice. They make the lounge experience better, in my opinion. Only bottom shelf spirits, wine, and beer were complimentary.

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To the right of the bar area was the food area. This is most definitely the lowlight of the lounge. The food selection resembled a continental breakfast bar.

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Behind the bar is an outdoor terrace, It is beautiful during the day.  It is constantly packed with people.

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Final Word

The United Club misses the mark on food and alcohol, but makes up for it with nice staff and plenty of seating. If I am comparing this lounge to the DFW AMEX lounge, I would have to say that I prefer the United Club LAX because of the staff.  I wish that it had showers though.

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