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Sorry, paparazzi, celebs now get private treatment at LAX

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/15/2017
This undated artist rendering provided by The Private Suite at LAX shows a private lounge at a new $22-million facility catering to celebrities and others who want to pay a premium for privacy as they depart from or arrive at Los Angeles International Airport. The facility called the Private Suite opened Monday, May 15, 2017, and offers an exclusive entrance, one-on-one security screening and plush lounges. (The Private Suite at LAX via AP) © The Associated Press This undated artist rendering provided by The Private Suite at LAX shows a private lounge at a new $22-million facility catering to celebrities and others who want to pay a premium for privacy as they depart from or arrive at Los Angeles International Airport. The facility called the Private Suite opened Monday, May 15, 2017, and offers an exclusive entrance, one-on-one security screening and plush lounges. (The Private Suite at LAX via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sorry, paparazzi. Celebrities who are sick of being stalked by photographers at Los Angeles International Airport can now find some privacy — not to mention luxury — at a new terminal.

This undated artist rendering provided by The Private Suite at LAX shows a private Transportation Security Administration portal at a new $22-million facility catering to celebrities and others who want to pay a premium for privacy as they depart from or arrive at Los Angeles International Airport. The facility called the Private Suite opened Monday, May 15, 2017, and offers an exclusive entrance, one-on-one security screening and plush lounges. (The Private Suite at LAX via AP) © The Associated Press This undated artist rendering provided by The Private Suite at LAX shows a private Transportation Security Administration portal at a new $22-million facility catering to celebrities and others who want to pay a premium for privacy as they depart from or arrive at Los Angeles International Airport. The facility called the Private Suite opened Monday, May 15, 2017, and offers an exclusive entrance, one-on-one security screening and plush lounges. (The Private Suite at LAX via AP)

The $22 million facility called The Private Suite opened Monday and offers an exclusive entrance, one-on-one security screening and plush lounges.

This undated artist rendering provided by The Private Suite at LAX shows the private arrival area at a new $22-million facility catering to celebrities and others who want to pay a premium for privacy as they depart from or arrive at Los Angeles International Airport. The facility called the Private Suite opened Monday, May 15, 2017, and offers an exclusive entrance, one-on-one security screening and plush lounges. (The Private Suite at LAX via AP) © The Associated Press This undated artist rendering provided by The Private Suite at LAX shows the private arrival area at a new $22-million facility catering to celebrities and others who want to pay a premium for privacy as they depart from or arrive at Los Angeles International Airport. The facility called the Private Suite opened Monday, May 15, 2017, and offers an exclusive entrance, one-on-one security screening and plush lounges. (The Private Suite at LAX via AP)

And when it's time to actually catch the flight, privileged travelers get a private car ride across the tarmac to the aircraft, head-of-state style.

FILE- In this Nov. 27, 2016, file photo, a plane flies over Los Angeles International Airport. A $22 million facility at the airport called the Private Suite opened Monday, May 15, 2017, and offers an exclusive entrance, one-on-one security screening and plush lounges. (AP Photo/John Antczak, File) © The Associated Press FILE- In this Nov. 27, 2016, file photo, a plane flies over Los Angeles International Airport. A $22 million facility at the airport called the Private Suite opened Monday, May 15, 2017, and offers an exclusive entrance, one-on-one security screening and plush lounges. (AP Photo/John Antczak, File)

The terminal is available to anyone who can afford fees up to $3,500 for a domestic flight or $4,000 for an international flight. Annual memberships are also available.

The terminal was built by a security consulting firm that says it will generate $35 million in revenue for the airport over the next nine years.

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