American Airlines has opened its new Flagship Lounge today at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The newly-renovated lounge features the airline’s Flagship First Dining facilities, affording customers several high-quality dining options – including a sit-down meal –  as well as space to unwind while waiting for their flight.

The Flagship Lounge at LAX is open to passengers flying in international First Class or Business Class or on nonstop transcontinental flights to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK).


Guests can dine from a range of food options including a “robust” hot and cold food buffet and a chef action station with freshly made-to-order dishes. They can pair their meals with premium wine, champagne, and spirits, or something refreshing from the “build your own cocktail” station.

Customers flying in First Class on certain international flights or on nonstop transcontinental flights to JFK will have exclusive access to Flagship First Dining within the lounge. The tableside restaurant experience will offer customers complimentary, full-service dining with seasonal, locally-inspired dishes and drinks.

The LAX menu will feature ingredients from local purveyors and American’s signature Flagship Burger, as well as specialty cocktails designed by renowned New York mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer.


The ribbon was cut on 14,500-square-foot space by Suzanne Boda, American’s Senior Vice President – Los Angeles, and Sean Burton, President of the Los Angeles World Airports’ Board of Commissioners.

“The opening of the Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining are the latest evidence of our increasingly strong position in Los Angeles,” explained Boda. “We are setting ourselves apart from the competition by becoming the only domestic carrier to offer a sit-down dining experience at LAX.”

American Airlines’ renovations to its Flagship Lounges and its Flagship First Dining are part of a $200 million investment in the “luxury travel experience”. At LAX, dedicated investments include a new Admirals Club in Terminal 5, a refurbished Admirals Club in Terminal 4 and, now, the new Flagship Lounge and Dining in Terminal 4.

In addition to the LAX lounge, this year new Flagship Lounges have opened in Miami (MIA), New York Kennedy (JFK) and Chicago O’Hare (ORD), and Flagship First Dining has opened at MIA and JFK.