United Airlines and The Private Suite have announced a new relationship that will allow select United business class customers access to a private VIP Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Customers who purchase access will enjoy private and personalized check-in and baggage handling as well as private screening by Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. United customers using the new terminal will be driven across the airfield in BMW 7-Series sedans directly to their aircraft. The United-branded lounge at the new terminal includes individual suites and restrooms and features a full bar and top-tier food service.
Access to The Private Suite will be included in certain business-class fares. United has negotiated a highly preferential rate for use of the exclusive service. The Private Suite experience will initially be available through select corporate travel booking desks and travel agents, and later available for purchase on united.com or through the United app as part of a premium-cabin ticket fare.
Passengers traveling to/from the following destinations will be able to take advantage of this new service:
- Cabo San Lucas
- London Heathrow
- New York/Newark
- Tokyo Narita
More details here.
I’ve reached out to United for more details on pricing and will provide updates and clarification in a post tomorrow. For now, we have only this info on pricing:
With this service, you’ll save $4,500 on The Private Suite’s annual membership fee that’s normally required for travel with other airlines. In addition, you’ll enjoy favorable rates when compared to making separate bookings for travel and The Private Suite experience.
In any case, an interesting new development that will likely be very expensive, but worthwhile to some.