Last week, we were first to report that some premium customers at the new LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal will have access to a special outdoor lounge, complete with a bar, lounge chairs and fire pits.
In news previously reported by the superb and remarkably complete Airline Route website, Thai Airways will fly three times a week starting in October between Los Angeles and Osaka, with ongoing service to Bangkok.
Thai Flight 695 will leave Los Angeles at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and arrives in Osaka at 6:40 a.m the following day. The return flight, Thai 694, leaves Osaka at 10:45 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It arrives in Los Angeles at 3:50 p.m. Thai will use a Boeing 777-300ER for the flight. Service begins at the end of October.
The flight complements Thai’s four times a week service to Seoul, which also continues onto Bangkok.
Thai previously flew nonstop between Los Angeles and Bangkok on an Airbus A340. But those four engine planes have fallen out of favor with airlines due their high operational costs.