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Air France unveils new lounge at TBIT in Los Angeles

Everything you need to know about Air France’s new VIP ‘suite within a lounge’ concept for La Première guests. 

Air France has opened a new lounge at Los Angeles International Airport within the Tom Bradley terminal. Close to the boarding gates for the airline’s flights, the 1,100-square-metre space accommodates 172 passengers and is open daily from 9am to 11:30pm.

The lounge is dedicated to Air France’s La Première, Business and Flying Blue Elite Plus customers, and is also open to eligible customers of KLM and SkyTeam partner airlines. The facility has several different areas to suit everyone’s needs. Furniture has been carefully chosen and includes creations by famous French designers such as the Ester chairs by Patrick Jouin, the Ribbon armchairs by Pierre Paulin, the coffee table by Charlotte Perriand and lighting creations by Margaux Keller.

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A dining area promoting French cuisine

At the heart of the Air France lounge, a dining area showcases French cuisine. Reminiscent of Parisian brasseries, it features individual seating, a large communal table conducive to creating a convivial atmosphere and private alcoves. Evolving throughout the day, the gastronomic offer features hot or cold options, savoury or sweet dishes, and vegetarian menus. A selection of dishes invites you to discover the gourmet flavours of France, from monkfish provencale and beef bourguignon to braised chicken.

A chef also prepares dishes on request in an open kitchen, such as pan-fried prawns or cassoulet with duck confit. A bar offers a wide selection of French wines and champagnes, spirits and local beers, as well as cocktails and mocktails prepared by a bartender. There is plenty of comfortable bar seating and more private areas with comfortable booth seating and armchairs.

To develop its dining offer in a more sustainable way, Air France favours local and seasonal produce. In addition, the airline pays particular attention to limiting food waste, selective sorting and recycling its catering services. Water fountains and drinks dispensers are also available to limit the consumption of single-use plastics.

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Clarins spa treatment area

The new Air France lounge features a spa treatment area by Clarins, which has been an Air France partner for nearly 20 years. Clarins teams welcome Air France customers in two cosy cabins, offering a choice of three free facial treatments: anti jetlag, instant detox and illuminating eye-care. These mixed beauty rituals are designed to relax and relieve stress. With each treatment, Clarins’ massage techniques combined with products rich in plant extracts guarantee total well-being for our customers. Open from September 2024, every day from 11am to 8:30pm, reservations can be made at the reception desk in the Clarins treatment area of the Air France lounge. La Première customers can also book this treatment by calling their dedicated number.

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A private area dedicated to La Première guests

Customers travelling in the Air France La Première cabin now have a private area just for them. Designed in the same way as the La Première suites available on board, it offers a particularly comfortable, chic and made-to-measure layout. Bathed in soft light and with a privileged view of the runways, it can seat twelve guests and has its own dining area. In the Clarins area, La Première customers can also choose a ‘de-stress’ treatment designed exclusively for them.

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Comfort spaces

Flying Blue Ultimate customers also have access to an area entirely reserved for them, located close to the dining area. This exclusive alcove features large armchairs to make our customers feel at home. Out of sight, another area is dedicated to relaxation and rest, in a more subdued atmosphere. There’s also a work area with large ergonomic armchairs and a closed-off cabin for making calls to ensure peace and quiet in the lounge. The reception area is equipped with eligibility kiosks for easier access. There is also free Wi-Fi and numerous electric and USB sockets near the seats. For optimum well-being, shower cubicles are available throughout the day. Digital press is also available on the Air France Play app.

Air France currently offering up to 26 flights a week between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Los Angeles International Airport, including 21 operated with Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft equipped with La Première suites.

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