After an amazing flight on United’s Inaugural 787-10 flight, I crashed at a friends house in Los Angeles. The next morning I decided I would spend the day working from LAX. To the average person this would seem like a horrible idea, but with Priority Pass a day at LAX can be amazing. It was the perfect way to end the New York Adventure. My first stop was one of my favorite lounges at LAX, the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse.
Getting to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse LAX
The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at LAX is located in Terminal 2. Terminal 2 is primarily used by Delta, but is also used by Aeromexico, West Jet, Virgin Atlantic, and Aer Lingus. With TSA precheck, security took only couple of minutes and I found myself at the lounge shortly after. For Priority Pass customers access to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is limited from 5 am – 11:30 am. Essentially, it is limited because this is the time period before Virgin Atlantic needs the lounge for its own Customers.
The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse LAX is absolutely beautiful. The lounge is a stark white with light brown wood floors. The exterior wall is all windows. This results in an extremely bright lounge. I guess this could be a bad thing depending on what you are planning to use this lounge for, but first thing in the morning it was perfect.
The lounge itself is actually very small and narrow. It couldn’t fit more than 50 or so people, which is another reason why it makes sense that Virgin Atlantic limits priority pass access. However, despite its size you get a very good mix of cushy lounge chairs as well as tables for those who need to work. Generally, I like to sit at one of the tables up against the window in the back corner. It feels more isolated and gives you the best view for plane watching.
Service at Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse
When open to Priority Pass Customers Virgin Atlantic limits the service available at the Clubhouse. They close the full bar, but offer a limited selection of self-serve wine and beer. During this limited service, you will also not find any kind of hot food. They limit their food offerings to a selection of bagels, pastries, cereal, and yogurt. Basically, it is what you would find a very minimal hotel continental breakfast. While this is less than other lounges, it really is sufficient for my needs. If you want a more substantial breakfast, priority pass gives you a $28 credit at Rock & Brews in terminal one, which has a full breakfast menu.
As this is an extremely small lounge, you also will not find some of the other amenities that you will find in some of the bigger lounges. For example, there are no showers and no sort of spa-like amenities.
The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at LAX is one of the most beautiful lounges at LAX. Despite providing limited service to Priority Pass customers, I always enjoy my time watching the planes at this lounge.