LAX Terminal 4 Re-model - NO STARBUCKS???

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  1. garyst16
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    For those that have traveled through the LAX Terminal 4, home of AA, you may have noticed the construction going on inside...and the removal of one of the two Starbucks stores. On a positive note, they are finally updating T-4 which is long overdue...

    The bad news? Both Starbucks stores on the departure level will be closed, and one will be re-opened in the baggage claim area! Hello? Are you kidding me? The only place for us Starbucks loyalists to get a cup of coffee will be in an area where you cannot bring it into the departure terminal? Really?

    If you are like me and need your JOLT in the morning, especially, prior to boarding that long-haul flight, you may want to drop a little note to LA World Airports (LAWA) at the following link: http://www.lawa.org/commentsLAWA.aspx and let them know how you feel!
     
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    Where can one find information showing that there will be Starbucks airside for departures? I find it odd that in a major airport like LAX in a major carrier's terminal, that Starbucks would just disappear.
     
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    Well you can always get coffee at the bakery soon as you come in from security. I hate trying to fight the lines in the morning at Starbucks, both Starbucks are always jam packed. Don't let it be a Monday morning and it's over. So I just grab some from that bakery. It's not that bad to be honest.
     
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    David, on my last flight out of T-4 (2 weeks ago) an AA FA was in line with me at Starbucks and informed me of the plans for the current update to the terminal. I confirmed it with a Starbucks employee. They have already closed 1 of the 2 Starbucks stores.
     
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    I've had the coffee there and other places in T-4, but when you are used to having your overly strong cup of joe, it is hard to drink what tastes like watered down coffee! But I have to agree with you, the lines at both Starbucks locations in T-4 have always been long, like 10-15 minutes long...that is why I really don't understand why they would move them out of the departure area... :confused:
     
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    I believe it's called Brioche Doree.
     
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    The link in post 1 is no longer active, but this thread on FT confirms no Starbuck airside in T-4. I remember seeing the maps when the link was active, and indeed the lone Starbucks is moving to the empty rental car counter space on the baggage level.

    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/los-angeles/1212844-lax-terminal-4-getting-better-food-options.html
     
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    This stinks....at least the AC in T4 is very nice..

    :)
     
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    I say skip starbucks and find some good coffee:cool:
     
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    Probably LAX trying to save folks from themselves. Planes and large cups of coffee should not mix. :D.
     
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    Ya I think that is the name. As much as I get coffee and overpriced sandwiches I should have know that.

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    And in T4, that would be where???
     
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    Yup - that and that lame Mexican place are both gone. My assumption was that Starbucks would be back after the remodel, hopefully with some edible food. That lame sandwich stand at the edge of the construction is both pathetic and expensive.
     
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    Exactly!
     
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    I am in T-4 this morning...the line at the remaining Starbucks was ridiculously long, so off I went to Brioche Doree, where the line was equally as long...guessing because of the now closed second Starbucks...and they are going to eliminate both of them!?!?!?!?

    So off I went to the Admirals Club and settled for their coffee...which turned out to be not bad! A very pleasant surprise!
     
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    Which reminds me, the LAX AC will be undergoing refurbishment. Not sure on the exact date.
     
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    Seems a little surprising - I don't find it very dated.
     
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    I agree. He said something about adding more locations for outlets.
     
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    Outlets are always a very welcome addition!
     
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    I hope the add more than just a Starbucks the food selection is sooo bad at T4. And don't even get me started on AE terminals. For a couple of weeks they had no snack stand and now they have a fake one where they sell stuff from SAM's club out of a box!!!
     
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    Agreed - Terminal 4 really has bad food options. I'd love a Wolfgang Puck, any decent Mexican, or a La Brea stand. Chilis just doesn't do it for me.
     
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    Can you clarify? There are two lame Mexican places - Chilis Too and On the Border. I detest both. :)
     
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    Have you ever had the breakfast at chills too? It's so sad.

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    Here is what you have to look forward to:

    http://www.hmshost.com/2011/07/15/h...rt-with-new-10-year-agreement-for-terminal-4/
     

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