We had the opportunity to visit two lounges during our LA to Zurich trip: one in Los Angeles and one in Zurich during our connection. As a passenger on Swiss Air or any Star Alliance flight departing from LAX, we had access to the Star Alliance Gold Lounge. This lounge is located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. While it is a large lounge with plenty of great food and beverage options, seating may be limited because it shares the lounge with so many other airlines.
LA Lounge rating: 7/10
Once we arrived in Zurich, we had a short layover before our onward flight to Florence. We visited the Swiss first class lounge at Zurich Airport where we were able to shower and freshen up before our onward flight. The first class lounge at Zurich Airport is absolutely massive, has delicious food, a top-rate bar (we may or may not have had an Aperol Spritz upon landing), and it even has an outdoor area where you can watch the airplanes take off and land. Obviously, the latter had us aviation geeks swooning!
Zurich Lounge rating: 10/10