The Private Terminal enables fliers traveling on commercial flights to and from Los Angeles International Airport to bypass the regular terminals, security and immigration lines

 

Member of Jet Smarter’s private jet by the seat club can now access The Private Suite at Los Angeles International Airport at rates equal to what the private terminal’s members pay. The Private Suite at LAX is a private terminal situated on the southern perimeter of the airport offering onsite TSA as well as Customs and Immigration screening for commercial fliers, with no lines. Guests enter the airport via a gated entrance and are escorted to their own fully provisioned suite complete with a stocked food pantry, private bathroom, two-person daybed, runway view, and on-call attendant. 

 

While you relax all check-in formalities are handled and your luggage can be checked in as needed. When it is time to board, guests go through private pre-flight TSA screening and are driven across the airfield directly to their flight and walked up the jet bridge avoiding boarding lines. If the flight isn’t ready for you to get onboard, you simply wait with your driver in your car next to the plane until one of the handlers gives the go signal.

Arriving at The Private Suite LAX

Inbound passengers landing at LAX are met planeside and driven across the airfield to The Private Suite. International travelers clear Customs and Immigration in a private onsite lounge and then go directly to their car to leave the facility. For international arrivals, including those with checked luggage you are typically on your way in less than 30 minutes from the time your aircraft pulls up to the gate.

Departing at The Private Suite LAX

The service is available to those traveling domestically and internationally, both in and out of LAX.  “We’ve found that many of our members fly private jets on short-haul trips around the US.  However, those same customers tend to utilize commercial airlines and the first class cabin when they head overseas.  JetSmarter is a great match for The Private Suite.  Their members are searching for ultimate ease and seamless logistics, and we’ve been able to accomplish that at one of the Nation’s busiest airports,” said The Private Suite’s Co-Founder Joshua Gausman.

 

JetSmarter members receive a complimentary membership to The Private Suite at LAX, granting them access to book services at special rates; reserved exclusively for members paying the annual fee of $4,500. Additionally, Sophisticated members also receive a complimentary VIP experience (valued at $3,000). The Private Suite is planning to open a second location at New York’s JFK International Airport later this year with future plans for a Miami location. According to The Private Suite’s website, it typically takes 2,200 footsteps from car to plane versus just 70 for guests using its facility.

 

How much does The Private Jet Terminal at LAX cost?

 

Members pay $2,700 for domestic departures or arrivals versus the non-member rate of $3,500 and are allowed three companions. For international travelers the per use fee with up to two companions is $3,000, so a savings of $1,000 over normal non-member rates. Members also get to pre-order complimentary meals, receive free valet and car detailing, complimentary in-suite manicure, massage or haircuts and can use at no charge the fully equipped video conference room.

The Private Suite LAX price

How much does JetSuite cost?

JetSmarter pricing

JetSmarter recently changed from its origins of pay for a membership and fly on shuttles and empty legs for free. It now offers a general membership at $4,950 per year plus a $3,000 initiation fee, and then members continue to book seats but at rates comparable to first or business class fares. The company said it is planning to expand its private jet shuttles in the Dallas and Chicago markets this year as well as from Los Angeles to Miami and San Francisco by offering incentives for members to start flights and then allow other members and even non-members to buy in.

About the Author Doug Gollan

I am Founder and Editor of Private Jet Card Comparisons, the only independent buyer's guide to jet card membership programs, and DG Amazing Experiences, a weekly luxury travel e-newsletter for private jet owners. I am also a contributor to Forbes.com