Priority Pass Lounge Review: Virgin America Loft at LAX

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Earlier this week, I found myself in Los Angeles on a work trip, and decided to kill some extra time at the Virgin America Loft at LAX, which is a Priority Pass lounge, meaning that’d I’d be able to access with my Priority Pass Select Membership, which is a benefit of my Platinum Card from American Express.
Priority Pass Lounge Review: Virgin America Loft at LAX

The Virgin America Loft is located at Terminal a Terminal 3, meaning if you’re flying Virgin America, JetBlue, Spirit, or Frontier, you’ll be easily accessible to the lounge, since all those airlines are located in the same terminal.

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To get to the lounge, you can either walk up the stairs or take an elevator. This lounge requires you to be buzzed in, which I always find amusing at airport lounges.

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As stated on the door, this lounge accepts Priority Pass and Lounge Club members. I believe Virgin America First Class passengers also get access and their elite members get a few passes a year.

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Overall, my take on the lounge was that it was pretty plain and not really maintained. There was trash and empty glasses at every table, though I did enjoy the red seats and other chairs here.

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When it came to food and drinks, there was a few snack items on the buffet, though nothing really looked too appealing to me.

The bar was an open bar, which meant all drinks were complimentary and there was a Coca-Cola soda machine on the far side of the bar, which the bartender said tasted better getting coke from, rather than having her get one for me.

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The best part of the lounge for me was the great runway views, meaning you could watch planes take off or land all day.

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Bottom Line

The Virgin America Loft is the only airport lounge at Terminal 3 at LAX, so if you’re flying one of the airlines departing from this terminal, I’d recommend stopping by, but I don’t see myself coming here if I was departing form a different terminal.

You can gain access to Priority Pass Select, which will get you lounge access here for free by being a cardholder of The Platinum Card® from American Express or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN.

Have you been to the Virgin America Loft before? Feel free to share your thoughts below.

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