Sponsor Message:
Travel Polls & Prefs Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
NZ Lounge At LAX -- Need Info  
User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3519 times:

Hello,

I'm flying on NZ next week from LAX to RAR. I have access with my United Club Card.

I would like some opinions on what you think of this lounge in Terminal 2.

Does it have showers?
How is the food?
Are there any good views of the tarmac or runways?
How is the lounge overall?

I should have about 3 hours there after coming in from DFW and wanted to know if that is my best choice in Terminal 2..

Would Air Canada's lounge be better?


Thanks for the opinions and thoughts on the matter.

Chris


Christopher W Slovacek
5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25786 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3511 times:

View wise both the NZ and AC lounge look at the same alleyway and North runways, though NZ lounge has more windows being at the corner.

Check out NZ website for details about features they have at the LAX lounge'
http://www.airnewzealand.com/international-lounge-directory



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3501 times:

IMHO the NZ lounge is one of the best lounges at LAX - food and beverage offerings are usually: soups, cold cuts, salads, mezze-style appetizers, fresh breads and - this is the best part - passed warm hors d'oevres! (at least we've had these on the last 3 occasions we've taken NZ002 to LHR). Wines are great - NZ whites and sparkling, plus NZ beers and all the usual spirits and mixers.

The NZ in-flight concierge also introduces themselves and makes a walk-through of the lounge ahead of boarding to greet the pax on their flight (VS contracts with this lounge too) although I'm not sure if the RAR flight has the concierge service... Staff also lead lounge pax to the gate to enforce priority boarding, although it can feel like mother duck and her ducklings heading to the gate  

They get a lot of things right at this lounge in my view.

There are showers (but only 3 IIRC) but I've never seen them all in use at the same time.

The view is OK - but there's a large expanse of flat roof that impedes a good view of the end gates - there are windows on 3 sides of the lounge, if you walk all the way to the far end. Good selection of international magazines and newspapers - I like printed materials!

The AC lounge, by contrast, is rather cramped and featured 1 broken coffee machine on my last visit (although I'm sure it has been repaired by now!) - and while I think AC generally does a good job with lounges, T-2 at LAX is a let-down.


User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 952 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3466 times:

I mostly agree with the post above, but the food is nothing special. I'd rather eat at Nate'n Al's deli in the public area below and then go to the lounge. The lounge can get very crowded too.

Heading for the Pacific Islands Forum? If not, I hope you are not there those days. RAR will be crowded.
Try a bike ride around the island. Just 20 miles, little traffic, and hard to get lost. For most of the way around there is only one road. If you miss your destination, just go around again!


User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 3450 times:

aklrno,

I'm not even aware of "Pacific Islands Forum"..? When is it going on?

I will be in Rarotonga from August 27th-Sept 1st.

Thanks for the input everyone!



Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 952 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

It's August 27-31 in Cook Islands. I suspect Rarotonga is the only island big enough.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Maple Leaf Lounge At LAX posted Thu Apr 9 2009 20:23:19 by 767ER
MH Lounge At LAX posted Thu Apr 14 2005 18:28:39 by Pers
Need Help On Unusual Tri-Jet Spotted At LAX posted Sat Jan 31 2009 21:22:50 by HeyWhaTheHay
Question About Changing Terminals At LAX posted Sun Jul 22 2012 20:28:54 by ipodguy7
How Long To Connect At LAX? posted Sun May 6 2012 12:52:58 by emirates202
Connecting From QF To UAx At LAX posted Fri Apr 20 2012 12:58:01 by Yflyer
Air France Lounge At GRU posted Wed Apr 11 2012 14:27:51 by emirates202
Pay Access To Great British Lounge At LHR? posted Sun Feb 12 2012 05:18:51 by SR4ever
Missionary Pilots: I Need Info Please! posted Sun Jan 15 2012 17:20:46 by sf3sce
Emirates Lounge At SFO posted Wed Dec 28 2011 17:44:36 by emirates202