4. Drink unlimited drinks for $40
Ah, the airline lounge. That paragon of tired taupe armchairs and day-old pretzels. At least Angelenos have the option to visit the country’s first Virgin America Loft
in Terminal 3 for just a $40 fee (most other lounges charge $50) and enjoy amenities like free Wi-Fi, snacks including otsu soba noodles and shrimp Caesar salad, and all-you-can-drink complimentary cocktails including the signature Mile-High Margarita -- perfect for pre-flight pre-gaming.
5. Stop waiting for the Airline Connections bus
The setback of having nine terminals is having to transit from one to another. Check this out though: if you’re booking it from one of the low terminals to one of the highs (say, from 2 to 5), you don’t have to wait for the Airline Connections bus under the blue signs. Take any of the LAX buses, because they’ll stop at each terminal, too. Just don't take it if you're going from a higher to a lower terminal or you'll end up at the Green Line or in Parking Lot C.
6. Score back-door access
If you have an Amex Platinum Card (personal or business), you'll get Priority Pass Select membership, which means access to the Air Canada Maple Lounge
in Terminal 2, the Virgin America Loft in Terminal 3, the Alaska Lounge in Terminal 6, AND the Korean Airlines Lounge at Tom Bradley. No need to buy a day pass. No need to shell out for yearly memberships.