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5 Ways to Travel Like a VIP at LAX

Let’s face it, we all love VIP treatments. Be it a restaurant, concert, while traveling or anywhere we want to go or experience. If you also dream to get a VIP feeling when you land on Los Angeles International Airport so there are many chances to live up your dream! Ranging from retail, dining and lounge, you can feel like a celeb. How? Here are the 5 ways…


1. Relax and Refresh in the lounge


If you are an economy passenger and looking for the best way to relax and refresh, then you can buy a day pass and get access to the airline lounge. The lounge offers a place to relax and light refreshment with a mesmerizing view. If you are a business-class or a first class passenger, you can even enjoy a mouth-watering popular culinary dishes and a hot shower.

2. Become a Member of The Private Suite


If you are looking for an unforgettable VIP travel experience, you can have a chance to become a member of ‘The Private Suite.’ Normal steps from car seat to plane seat is 2,200 footsteps, but once you become a member, you can complete it in just 70 footsteps. The team of Private suite team handles luggage and ticketing, whereas the private TSA screening is accomplished in the building. The Private Suite members can spend their pre-flight in private suites that have their own pantry, own bathroom, a runaway view of aircraft taking off and landing and two-person day bed. At the time of boarding, the members are driven in a BMW 7-series sedan across the tarmac to the aircraft.


3. Enjoy treats including wine, chocolates, steak and caviar


You will get a plethora of options to enjoy international dining options in LAX terminals. SeaLegs wine bar in Terminal 2 offers a bottle of wine or champagne, Terminal 7 serves B petite filet mignon at B Grill by BOA Steakhouse and in Tom Bradley International Terminal you can enjoy wine filled chocolates along with sample caviar at Petrossian Caviar & Champagne bar. The on-the go-baskets are filled with cheese, champagne and caviar for travelers to enjoy leisure time at 33,000 feet above.


4. Enjoy speed through custom arrival


There are 190 Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks at the entry process of International arriving passengers. Around 100 APC kiosks are at TBIT and the rest 90 are evenly distributed at three terminals- T2, T4 and T7. The APC kiosks know around 22 languages that allow international travels to submit their declaration for along with biographic information electronically. They also offer instruction guide for the travelers through the process that includes, taking a picture, answering queries, scanning passport and fingerprints for non-US citizens. Then a receipt will be given to the travelers confirming their information and then get a warming entry into the U.S. The process takes 90 seconds and for a family, it takes around 4 minutes.


5. Relax your senses with an enthralling massage


If you want to have some leisure and comforting time on LAX terminal, you can enjoy a pampering facial or body massage to relax your mind and body prior to boarding a flight. Whether you are looking for pedicures, manicures or facials or body massage, you can enjoy everything at Xpress Spa at Terminal 5 and TBIT.


BONUS: Shop till you drop


For every shopping enthusiast, Duty-free shops in TBIT offers you the services of fine spirits and beauty experts connoisseurs. From 2-minutes complimentary makeover from Bobbie Brown, skincare consultation from La Prairie to Hand massage from Jo Malone, you can get everything under one roof. Even if you are looking for a free sampling of liqueurs and rare spirits (exclusive to LAX). There are also some shopping consultants you can meet who are ready to help travelers finding the right product or gift for their loved ones.



Joe Wehinger
Joe Wehinger (nicknamed Joe Winger) has written for over 20 years about the business of lifestyle and entertainment. Joe is an entertainment producer, media entrepreneur, public speaker, and C-level consultant who owns businesses in entertainment, lifestyle, tourism and publishing. He is an award-winning filmmaker, published author, member of the Directors Guild of America, International Food Travel Wine Authors Association, WSET Level 2 Wine student, WSET Level 2 Cocktail student, member of the LA Wine Writers. Email to: Joe@FlavRReport.com


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