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.
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!
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.