My inbound flight from London Heathrow was a bit early but getting through customs and security is a small nightmare here at LAX. Especially as TSA agents here don’t seem to really care about you. As they declined my TSA Pre-Check, but that’s a different story. After making it through security I headed straight for terminal 4. My connecting flight was on an American Eagle flight out of the remote terminal, better known as Eagles Nest. There is a bus driving between Terminal 4 and the remote terminal about every 5-10 minutes. As I had plenty of time left, I decided to visit the Flagship Lounge in Terminal 4. There is a tunnel connecting Terminal 4 and 5 and the lounge can be accessed by either terminal without going through security again.
Normally I wouldn’t be able to visit the Flagship Lounge as an Executive Platinum member traveling domestically on American Airlines. However, my inbound flight was an international flight which qualified me to access the lounge as an Executive Platinum elite and because I was flying Business Class. As at many American Airlines Lounge locations, the Admirals Club and Flagship Lounge share the same entrance.