DALLAS — In today’s flight report, Airways gets on board STARLUX’s (JX) Airbus A350-900 jet from Los Angeles (LAX) to Taipei (TPE) in Business class to review a much-anticipated airline on its flagship route.
It’s only been a couple of months since STARLUX commenced its flights to Los Angeles and it is the airline’s only long-haul route for the time being. In this nearly fourteen-hour cross-pacific flight, we look into the new experience the Taiwanese carrier has been fostering in the realm of premium air travel offerings.
- JX001 | Departure: Los Angeles LAX 00:50 LT | Arrival: Taipei-Taoyuan TPE 05:40 +1 LT
- Aircraft: Airbus A350-900 | Registration: B-58502 | Seating Configuration: 4 in First, 26 in Business, 36 in Premium Economy and 240 in Economy.
Lounge Access at LAX with STARLUX
Business class passengers traveling with STARLUX get access to the Oneworld lounge at LAX’s TBIT (Tom Bradley International Terminal). The lounge in itself is very spacious, and modern and offers quite a variety of cold and warm buffet options alongside varied seating zones. It does however lack direct contact with natural lighting or a view overlooking the apron or terminal which can feel restrictive.
In a brief stroll to gate 159 located towards the extremity of the concourse, the boarding area was packed. With four cabins to board, time was critical, but here’s where things were a little different.
The setup and signing at the gate were absolutely precise and great, and another key element was the number of staff present at the gate to facilitate it all – by my count, nearly ten.
Boarding and a Glance at the Business Class Seat
The crew was very proactive from the moment I stepped foot onboard and brought me all the way to my seat to get me comfortable and took my order for a welcome drink immediately – this was the beginning of the personalized experience.
Then it starts, exploring the…