Re-LAX in The Private Suite at LAX
How suite it is . . .
LAX doesn’t exactly have the reputation as an oasis of serenity and luxury, but things change. The Private Suite at LAX—the first of its kind in the United States—offers a wealth of advantages to its members (and non-members too), so that you can fly not only in style, but with unprecedented ease as well as high-end security, seamless logistics, and five-star services. The Private Suite is a gated and guarded compound, with ten individual suites, plus private TSA screening, and direct-to-aircraft transportation across the tarmac, VIP style. In other words, you avoid the typical, torturous terminal experience.
WHY: Because depending upon the time of day, the season, the weather, and traffic delays on the ground or in the air, excursions through LAX can be stressful and unpredictable. It typically takes 2200 footsteps from car seat to plane seat. For members of The Private Suite, it’s 70 footsteps—and they are peaceful footsteps.
WHAT: The Private Suite is a newly-built private terminal—a new gate into LAX that’s far from the traffic surrounding the airport.
WHERE: Members of The Private Suite don’t wait in crowded lines because private TSA screening is done right in the building. Members don’t walk down long crowded concourses, or line up at ticket counters and boarding gates. They don’t deal with baggage.
Members spend their pre-flight time in totally private suites, each with its own bathroom, its own food-service pantry, a two-person daybed, and a runway view of aircraft landing and taking off.
When it’s time to board, Private Suite members are driven across the tarmac, Head-of-State style, directly to their aircraft.
HOW: A team of eight people is assigned to each member of The Private Suite:
One gets members securely into our gated compound
Another escorts members to their suites
Two others manage any special service requests
Another escorts members through private TSA screening and into a runway-side BMW 7 Series sedan
Another drives members across the tarmac to their aircraft
Another serves as advance person waiting at the jet-bridge to escort members to the aircraft door
An unseen eighth person deals with the luggage
WHO: Anyone can become a member of The Private Suite.