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Korean Air operates out of Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, and I arrived at Korean Air’s check-in counter at roughly 5PM for my 6:40PM departure.
The check-in area was surprisingly deserted, and I was promptly helped at the first class counter.
Interestingly they asked to see the credit card I used to make the purchase, which is the first time in a while I’ve been asked for that. The agent asked me to sign the form.
Korean Air credit card authorization form
I was informed that boarding would begin at 6:10PM, and told that I would have access to the Korean Air first class lounge past security. Given that I received an escort service through security on my last two flights out of Tom Bradley International Terminal (on Air France and China Southern) I asked if Korean offered such a service, though apparently they don’t.
Fortunately the security queue was short, and I was through in about 10 minutes.
The new Tom Bradley International Terminal is gorgeous, as I’ve covered before. It’s one of the few terminals in the US that can actually compete with terminals in Asia, in my opinion.
I took the escalator up to the Korean Air Lounge, where I was promptly admitted to the first class section, which is located to the right.
I reviewed the Korean Air First Class Lounge several weeks ago before flying China Southern first class from Los Angeles to Guangzhou, so won’t rehash it here. Basically it’s an okay first class lounge, certainly nothing special, so I intentionally didn’t arrive too early.
At around 6PM I left the lounge and decided to head to the departure gate, which was gate 134, located at the far end of the terminal.
At roughly 6:10PM boarding began with first class, and on I went on what I was expecting would be the best first class product available between the US and South America.