What's coming up: New airport features and airline enhancements

What's coming up: New airport features and airline enhancements

Star Alliance Lounge in Los Angeles

Los Angeles International Airport's (left) new Star Alliance Lounge, designed by global architectural firm Gensler, features an open-air terrace that offers panoramic views of the northern runway towards the Hollywood Hills.

The 1,675 sq m premium customer facility offers space for around 400 Business Class and Star Alliance Gold passengers, including an exclusive area for First Class passengers.

In addition to the outdoor terrace, the lounge offers a bar area for socialising, a library space, a den, a study and a media room.

There are eight shower rooms available for those who want to freshen before their flight.

The lounge is equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi and offers printing, fax and copy services on request.

Customers can also make use of USB power ports to recharge their mobile devices and request the use of tablet computers. Eight Star Alliance member carriers operate out of the Tom Bradley International Terminal -- ANA, Asiana Airlines, EVA Air, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, THAI and Turkish Airlines.

Air New Zealand will move to the terminal in mid-2014, at which stage its Koru Lounge in Terminal 2 will close.

Lounge access is one of the key benefits offered to Star Alliance Gold, First and Business Class customers, who have access to more than 1,000 lounges across the Alliance's global network.

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