Opened in May 2017 as part of Air Canada’s move from Terminal 2, the new Maple Leaf Lounge at Los Angeles airport Terminal 6 welcomes club members, Star Alliance Gold passengers, and Air Canada Business Class passengers.
The Maple Leaf Lounge is located in the vicinity of gates 65A and 65B. The final lobby and reception area won’t be completed until fall 2017, and signage remains poor and confusing at this time. Go past the entrance to the Alaska Lounge and veer right. Look for a service elevator at the center of the concourse, opposite a currency exchange desk, and head up to the mezzanine level where the lounge is located. Alternatively, there is a staircase across the elevator, although it’s officially reserved for airport staff. The expanded lobby, scheduled to open late 2017, will include a private elevator to the lounge.
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge LAX design
Located on the mezzanine level in Terminal 6, the new Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge boasts a fresh, luminous and modern décor, which pays homage to Canadian design and materials.
Beyond the small lobby—which currently looks haphazardly furnished and will be expanded in the fall—is a timelessly elegant living room area, furnished with enticing couches, club chairs from Calgary-based Birchwood, and exquisite natural wood end tables from Brent Comber of British Columbia. The ensemble is enhanced by fresh flowers which add a touch of dynamic color to the otherwise relatively subdued palette dominated by whites and earth tones.
The setup is exquisite, yet somewhat impractical. As the lounge fills up at peak times with a majority of solo travelers, the living room layout, which caters primarily to small groups, loses some of its appeal.
Fortunately, more traditional seating is available by the window wall, with pairs of seats separated by side tables. The lounge is bathed in daylight, with uplifting views of the tarmac.
The adjacent room, behind a lightweight wooden divider, is home to a buffet and bar area, in a feast of dark and light contrasts subtly highlighted by modern LED lighting. A small adjacent wine wall evokes Air Canada’s larger lounges in Canada.
Across the buffet is a shared table with Air Canada’s signature red chairs, which works both as a dining spot and as a convenient work space. The large table is flanked by a series of more intimate dining tables for two.
Power and USB ports are located at every seat, including in the dining area.
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge LAX amenities
The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Los Angeles international airport Terminal 6 offers a set of essential amenities.
Air Canada offers a selection of snacks, salads, and complimentary alcoholic beverages. Patrons will find a continental breakfast spread with pastries, hard boiled eggs, yoghurt, fruit, espresso, and tea, followed throughout the day by a variety of salads, crudités, and finger food.
A modest selection of self-service beverages including soda, wines, liqueurs and spirits, is also available.
The elegant and spotless bathroom features a convenient shelf near the entrance, which us ideal to drop off a bag or laptop. However, unlike at the previous Terminal 2 location, the new Maple Leaf Lounge lacks shower suites.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the lounge, though there is no dedicated business center.
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge LAX bottom line
The new Maple Leaf Lounge at Los Angeles international airport Terminal 6 is an intimate and tastefully decorated space with ample daylight and expansive tarmac views. Air Canada offers a satisfying food and beverage selection, and conveniences such as power outlets at every seat.
However, with seating for only 83 customers, the new club is much more compact than the former location in Terminal 2. The expansion, which is scheduled to open in the fall and will bring another 35 seats, cannot open soon enough. The new Maple Leaf lounge also lacks shower suites.
Customers wishing for more room to spread out can walk over to the United Club in the adjacent Terminal 7, where they’ll find an expansive space along with an outdoor deck. Air Canada’s food and beverage selection is however superior overall.
You may have access to Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge as a premium customer of one of the following airlines, or as an elite member of their frequent flyer program. Check the Access rules tab for more details.
Access for eligible customers traveling on any Star Alliance member airline.
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Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Los Angeles, CA (LAX) welcomes:Additional guests may accompany qualifying passengers for $20 CAD per person before 11 a.m. and for $30 CAD per person after 11 a.m.View detailed access rules at aircanada.com
- Air Canada Business class passengers (+1 guest)
- Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members (no guests)
- Air Canada Altitude Super Elite 100K, Elite 75K, Elite 50K and Elite 35K members departing on any Air Canada flight or a Star Alliance flight (+spouse or domestic partner, dependent children, and one guest). These members may also use domestic Maple Leaf Lounges upon arriving at airports in Canada.
- Business Class passengers departing on an international Star Alliance flight (no guests)
- First Class passengers departing on an international Star Alliance flight (+1 guest)
- Star Alliance Gold Members (+1 guest)
- One time pass holders, whether acquired through a Latitude or Flex fare travel option or through mileage redemption.
- American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum and Corporate Platinum card holders.
- United Club members departing on a Star Alliance flight (no guests)
When flying Star Alliance
When flying Star Alliance. NA and WW memberships only.
- 2.5Based on 56 ReviewsKevin D.2018-07-28 22:24:47As far as airport lounges go, this one is smaller but still effective. The facility was clean and offered the standard breakfast options of oatmeal,...Bill R.2017-12-23 16:28:19Not as robust an offering as an AC flagship lounge such as Toronto or Vancouver, but this is a a great option for domestic and international Star Alliance...Wing C.2017-12-22 22:46:57One of the most hostile lounges we'd visited.For some odd reasons, the drinks were locked away. I was watched like a hawk by the two servers - for every...
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