LAX's new private terminal for celebs makes flying easier. But it comes with a price


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LAX has always been something of a gauntlet for celebrities and high-profile VIPS thanks to the circuitous route most people have to take to get from their car to their flight. 

But those with weary feet (or a high Q score) can now relax as a new service has officially opened its doors at Los Angeles International Airport.  It's called "Private Suite" and it's designed to pamper high rollers who fly in and out of LAX. 

As Private Suite's website points out, the newly built terminal can get passengers from their car to their plane in less than 70 steps. That's opposed to the 2200 footstep average they say most people do to make their flights. 

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 all peaceful footsteps.

Members of the Private Suite don't have to wait in crowded lines for to check in for their flights or drop off their baggage. They also get to skip the huge lines to get past security as the private terminal offers its own TSA screening. 

Most importantly, celebrities and other high-profile VIPS can skip the paparazzi who often linger outside the concourse at LAX to catch them flying in or out of the city. 

The Private Suite life will cost you - membership (that's just to get in the door) runs $7,500 per year. But, it'll cost you another $2,700 each time you use the service (international flights will run you $3,000), but that comes with some pretty sweet perks (That's in addition to whatever your plane ticket cost btw)

Besides the aforementioned skipping of the human traffic jams known as TSA security/baggage/check-in counters, members are also pampered during their pre-flight time in private suites. Each one is equipped with its own bathroom, a two-person daybed and a view of the runway to watch aircraft taking off and landing. When it's time to board the flight, members are driven across the tarmac directly to their chartered aircraft. Eight people are assigned to your suite to make sure things go perfectly every time. 

If you want to try it out without shelling out the $7,500 for membership, you can purchase the shared lounge service for $2,000 per person - or the full 'Private Suite' experience for $3,500 per passenger. 


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