United offers guests access to exclusive LAX suite
United Airlines is offering its customers the chance to purchase access to The Private Suite, an exclusive terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with individual suites, private restrooms, a full bar and gourmet food service.
Guests with access to the terminal are granted many personalized experiences while at the airport, including private check-in, baggage handling and screening by TSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. These customers will also be shuttled in BMW 7-Series sedans from the new terminal directly to their aircraft.
According to a statement from the airline, United negotiated a preferential rate for use of the service, and access to the private terminal will be included in some Business Class fares. While eventually access will be available for purchase on United's website or app, it will only initially be available through selected corporate booking desks and agents.
In addition, United passengers flying on specific routes and who opt for this paid access will also be granted entry to the co-branded lounge at the private terminal. These routes include those flying to or from: New York/Newark; Aspen, Colorado; Hawaii; London Heathrow; Los Cabos, Mexico; Melbourne and Sydney, Australia; Shanghai; Singapore; and Tokyo Narita.
Janet Lamkin, President, California, for United Airlines, said in a statement from the company: "We are excited to offer this new experience for our customers who are seeking additional efficiency, comfort, privacy and the ultimate service during their travels. The partnership with The Private Suite affords our customers the opportunity to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience that makes travel through LAX the best in class. As California's global airline, our customers expect the best, and United is delivering on that promise."
"United has created an exceptional service opportunity for its customers, and we're excited to be part of something that's never before existed in commercial air travel," added Joshua Gausman, Co-Founder of The Private Suite.