If you’re flying US Airways from LAX, you’re probably flying from Terminal 1. I was on one of two LAX-PHL red-eyes offered by US from Los Angeles, opting for the cheaper 10:10PM flight.
If you’re ever making use of this lounge make sure you take note of the open/closing times. This one closes at 10PM, which I think is a little early considering US has several flights departing after midnight. The time happened to work out perfectly for my flight this time.
Getting to the lounge isn’t as straightforward as it should be (which is the case at many lounges I’ve found). After clearing security you need to hook a u-turn to your left, then walk up a walkway to the lounge. Once you make that u-turn you’ll start seeing some signs.
There’s some colorful art on the walk up to the lounge. It kind of gives you hope of what’s to come, but you’ll find everything as standard as usual.
The food options were all the normal items. Some apples, stale trail mix, chips, salsa, and crackers. The one thing that was a little different was Milano cookies, which was a nice change.
The bar was small and I didn’t make use of it at all, opting for water instead. They did a last call for alcohol at exactly 9:23PM.
The seating was broken into three separate areas. There was another area that looked just like the pictures above (which are both of the same room). The third was a smaller area with open tables. There were also at least 6 work stations that were pretty empty, so I elected to take one of them.
When I got in to the lounge around 9PM it was very full. The pictures above don’t show that many people because I didn’t take pictures until a big group left, but it would have been hard to find a seat.
The work stations all had power outlets as you’d expect. I didn’t get a chance to test the internet so I can’t speak to whether it’s fast or not.
The bathroom wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be but definitely wasn’t anything special. It was small like the rest of the lounge, but clean.
Overall, this lounge was dull, dark, and pretty boring. There were no windows so not much to look at besides the TVs. It was just the basics, but sure beats sitting outside in the terminal!
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