Customers can now pay to access the Star Alliance lounge at Los Angeles International airport (LAX).

Guests who otherwise would not be eligible will now be able to use the lounge by pre-booking and purchasing passes on the Star Alliance website.

The vouchers are valid for a specific date and time, with a QR code emailed to customers, and can also be purchased for the flyer’s family members, friends or colleagues when they are travelling together.

Customers can also benefit from a discount if they are a member of a frequent flyer programme of an Alliance member carrier.

The Star Alliance lounge at LAX airport’s Bradley terminal features an outdoor terrace with views over the airfield and Hollywood hills, several areas for work, relaxing and dining, and shower suites.

This is the second Star Alliance lounge to offer paid access, following the launch of the product at Ezeiza International airport in Buenos Aires in November 2021. The product will be progressively rolled out to other Star Alliance branded lounges worldwide.

Star Alliance VP customer experience Christian Draeger stated:

“Our award-winning lounge at LAX is a must-visit. Eligible Star Alliance flyers have benefitted from the lounge experience for years, and we are now pleased to be able to allow access to guests on a paid basis. Our focus on technology-led products and services such as Star Alliance Lounge Access also provides a sound business case for underutilised lounge capacity at airports. We look forward to making the product available to all Star Alliance branded lounges in the near future.”