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Back in October, my wife and I caught a flight out of LAX on our way to Barcelona. I knew we’d be flying out of Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). I had my eyes set on using our Priority Pass at PF Chang’s, a Chinese restaurant. It was one of the latest additions over at LAX. Prior to PF Chang’s, if you were flying out of TBIT using your Priority Pass, your only choice was to use the Korean Air Lounge. Otherwise, you would have to find your way and visit other neighboring terminals in order to avail of using a Priority Pass Lounge.
If you’re familiar with layout of TBIT, once you get past security, you enter a shopping mall-looking area of the terminal. Off to the right are escalators and elevators that take you up to P.F. Chang’s. It was easily accessible. What struck me the most was the vast spaciousness of this restaurant. One might even characterize it as a little too spacious, perhaps. We got there around 2:30pm. There were a few customers, but it wasn’t extremely packed at all. I was a bit surprised. But in the back of my mind, fewer crowd, less wait for me.
We checked in and had advised the lady at the entrance that we’d be using our Priority Pass for the visit. We showed our Priority Pass card, we did have the app handy as well. We also had to show our boarding passes. After checking in, we were seated off to the left side closer to the bar (in the middle of the restaurant), and what looked like another bar right outside.
What do you get at P.F. Chang’s at LAX with Priority Pass
Using your Priority Pass at P.F. Chang’s gives the cardholder a $30 credit that’s consumable at the restaurant (excluding tip). When you factor in the ability of bringing two guests, that’s a $90 value for all three individuals. For our trip to Europe that evening, we had built up an appetite by the time we made it to the airport since I had to work prior to this trip. According to P.F. Chang’s Priority Pass:
1. Cardholders can use their lounge visit entitlement to receive US$30 off the bill. Each US$30 deduction represents a single lounge visit within the Cardholder’s existing lounge visit allocation for which the Cardholder will, where applicable, be charged. E.g. if a Cardholder registers 1 Guest they will receive US$60 off their bill which will be charged as 1 Cardholder visit + 1 Guest visit on their account. Only 1 Card per visit per Cardholder will be accepted and at point of registration.
2. The US$30 is valid for the purchase of any meal and/or drinks. To be eligible, Cardholders must present a valid Card and Boarding Pass with confirmed same-day travel before placing an order. 3. Cardholder may only register 2 Guests per visit to receive US$30 deduction. Any additional guests will not be eligible for US$30 deduction. 4. US$30 is non-transferable & cannot be exchanged for cash substitute or refund if the final bill is lower than US$30 per person. 5. Cardholder is responsible for the balance if total final bill exceeds US$30 per person. Any remaining balance cannot be used towards gratuity. 6. Priority Pass and its Affiliates Companies shall not be liable should the offer value be less than Customers lounge visit entitlement. Customers who pay for lounge and guest visits are advised to review program Conditions of Use prior to accessing the offer.
What we ordered
We ordered fried rice combo, walnut shrimp and melon, lettuce wraps, and hot and sour soup. The total cost was $63.87. All I had to pay was $3.87 and I added tip. To be honest, I am not exactly the biggest fan of P.F. Chang’s. I honestly do not remember the last time I sat down and ate at P.F. Chang’s. There is one close to where we live, around 15 minutes away.
But with up to $90 credit for three travelers when flying out of LAX, you can count me in! I made sure to give it a try. I’m so glad that we did. The portions were so generous, and surprisingly delicious. We had a flight that was nearly 11 hours long and to get on the plane without being hungry was a big plus. Click here for the menu as posted on FlyLAX.
Just three weeks after we returned from Spain, we flew to Hong Kong out of LAX, and had an 11:55am flight.We couldn’t take advantage of visiting P.F. Chang’s with that flight time. We were told they opened at 11:00am and we had an 11:15am boarding time. Unfortunately, there was no P.F. Chang’s breakfast menu. I wish there was an earlier option for Priority Pass users while waiting around TBIT.
Image courtesy of Priority Pass P.F. Chang’s LAX
When I think of my visits to TBIT at LAX, I have a feeling that the LAX P.F. Chang’s will continue to attract Priority Pass users. One would have to know to get to he second level to access the lounges located upstairs. Korean Airlines Lounge (part of Priority Pass) is also located on the second level. Overall, we were happy with our first visit to PF Chang’s. We look forward to visiting this restaurant again soon with the entire family and I could see us making a special trek to TBIT to access P.F. Chang’s during their business hours.
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