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In my review of the LAX Delta Sky Club I said it was one of the bright spots of the “new” Delta enhanced “experience” in Los Angeles. The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse right across from the Sky Club is also just as much of an oasis. In fact, when I asked a Delta rep about entrance even as a full Executive Sky Club member I was told: “Nope, you are all ours“. I guess I did appreciate the sentiment. 😉
The club is also nowhere near the size of the Delta Sky Club so I get the need to only allow those flying on Virgin to use the club and to be greeted by the very friendly and gregarious staff that was kind enough to allow me in for just a few minutes to take some photos and chat with them about the club. I loved the vibe and the funky casual chairs. Virgin really has a feel like no other airline.
Unlike most Sky Clubs everything you see is included once you enter the club (fyi, for now, there are no up-charges in the two LAX Sky Clubs until a new Luxury Bar is created).
The club room is broken down into two sections. One for lounging (and nice runway views for us AVgeeks) and the other with dining tables should you wish to grab a bite. I like the preset table arrangements – very nice touch Virgin.
While I did not sample the appetizers, dinners and desserts courses they do look quite nice. I look forward to trying them one day before an Upper Class flight (GM+ get access on direct flights see Delta.com for current rules).
Overall, while a small Virgin club that does fill up before flights (I was told), it is a nice place to go to get away from the crowds below you in the T2 concourse. I have flown Virgin a number of times over the years and I am always impressed with their outstanding customer service and even on this brief visit they were warm and kind to me answering any question I had (I was trying to rush out but the staff seemed to want me to stay longer).
Have you had a chance to visit this unique club in LAX before a flight? Was the food as good as it looked on the menu? Was your service as good as we have come to expect from Virgin? Let me know in the comments below. – René
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