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NOTE: Due to ongoing major construction at LAX for quite some time to come - it is strongly advisable to use alternate transport means (LAX FlyAway express bus, Metro Rail Green Line, or to park at Economy Lot C). For up-to-the-minute traffic conditions, travel tips, shortcuts, etc. open: www.LAXisHappening.com, while additional Terminal 1 renovation info can be found at http://www.lawa.org/uploadedFiles/LAXDev/News_for_LAXDev/T1%20Renovation.pdf .
Current projects (a) Century Corridor Streetscape Plan; (b) modernization of Terminals 2 & 3; (c) New Terminal 1.5; and (d) Landside Access Modernization program.
Airline Reassignments may also affect your parking location: While extra staff will be at hand, signs for airline location are in place:.
- American Airlines now uses both Terminals 4 & 5 (previously 6): In January 2017, American switched 4 gates and its American Eagle shuttle bus gate to Terminal 5. A new check-in lobby at the east end of T5 is in place. Therefore, AA passengers assigned to gates 50A, 50B & 52 (American Eagle Bus Gate), 53A or 53B should arrive at T5, whose gates are closer to American's base at T4 (a tunnel connects both). (AA reservations can be retrieved at the AA airport kiosk by either their AAdvantage number, six-digit record locator, or by swiping a credit card isued in their name.)
- Delta: from T5 /T6 to T2/T3;
- JetBlue: from T3 to T5.
- Qatar Airways, Copa* & Hainan Airlines are now exclusively at TBIT. *Copa passengers currently check in at T3, then walk to TBIT.
- Allegiant, Frontier & SunCountry: T3 to T5.
- Virgin Australia: check-in from T3 to T2 , with operations continuing from TBIT.
- Volaris passengers check in at T2, then will be bused to TBIT for their flight.
- Interjet & Avianca: from T2 to TBIT; but passengers will check in at adjacent T3.
- Spirit: from T3 to T5
- Air Canada: from T2 to T6
- Hawaiian: from T2 to T5
- Southwest passengers will start checking in at T1, then bused to TBIT for Southwest's international flights.
- XL Airways Fance will use T6, as of June 4, 2017 when it begins its seasonal service- Delta: from T5 /T6 to T2/T3;
- United & United Express Airlines use both Terminals 7 & 8 - T7 for e-ticket passengers, T8 for paper tickets & non-ticketed passengers; also, United uses T6 for its Premier, First-class & Business Class customers.
- COPA Panama is currently in both TBIT & T6
- Qantas uses T4 for departures (QF16) and TBIT for arrivals;
- Virgin Australia uses Terminal 3 for departures and TBIT for Arrivals.
- Costa Rica flights use Terminal 2.
Los Angeles International Airport has currently nine passenger terminals, arranged in a U-shape - referred to as the 'Central Terminal Area' or 'CTA') - with the International Tom Bradley Terminal (TBIT) being in the center - to the right of its entrance are North Terminals 3, 2 & 1 (T2 & T3 are connected at upper departure level corridor & outside walkway) - to the left are South Terminals 4 through 8. A connector at Bradley's secured area leads to T3's secured area. T4 has an underground tunnel connecting the unsecured areas of T4 through T7/T8. The new T4 Connector (a glass-enclosed bridge) connects Terminals 8 through 4 at their concourses and continues on to the Bradley Terminal (TBIT), where transfer passengers will go through an expedited security screening area and on to their connecting gate.
Transfer passengers arriving at TBIT and transferring to one of Terminals 4-8 take the T4 Bridge Connector - arriving there in the secured area - with no need to go security check again. (Terminals 3 or 4 on opposite sides of TBIT can also be reached on foot taking about 5 mins each; Terminals T7/T8 can also be reached via East Way, a short-cut between the north & south terminals.)
Terminal Operation Hours: T1: 4am-11pm; T2: 4:30am-2am; T3: 4:15am-1am; T4: 4am-1am; T5: 4am-1:30am; T6: 4:30am-1:30am; T7: 4am-12am; TBIT South: 6am-1am; TBIT North: 8am-1am.
Getting around at LAX: On the lower road level (outside of the Arrival level of each LAX passenger terminal), you find hotel & parking lot shuttles, shared-ride vans, taxis, FlyAway, buses, long-distance vans & rental car shuttles. Color-coded are: rental car shuttles (purple); Hotel & Parking lot shuttles (red); Shared-ride vans (orange); FlyAway, buses & long-distance vans (green); LAX buses (blue), including: (a) C Bus to: Parking Lot C, City bus center, off-airport rental car terminal, and (b) G Bus to Metro Station's Green Line.
- Currently all terminals are served by the LAX bus Route A which runs 24/7 every 10 mins on lower arrival level island in front of each terminal, under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection', . Starting from TBIT, the next stops are at Terminals T4 –T8, it then continues to the opposite side with terminals T1, T2, T3 and back to TBIT. Count on 3 minutes for each stop.
- Parking Lot C is served 24/7 by the 'C' route every 15-20 mins
- The G line transports passengers with a valid TAP card to/from Metro Green Line Aviation Station (aligned with the rail schedule - open: www.metro.net.
- Terminals 8 & 1 are on opposite sides of their respective garages; you can either use the LAX bus A running from T8 to T1 (one stop) or walk between the two parking structures to the other side.
- International Arrivals at Bradley Terminal: Unless you have gone through US customs clearance by participating airports, you need to go through passport check (or use the APC kiosk), retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. However, if you have not booked your connecting flight on one ticket, or your connecting carrier does not have a code-share with your first carrier (check first) - you need to take your bags and check them in again at your connecting airline's Terminal.
- Arriving passengers at Bradley Terminal will now be guided to Customs by the new overhead color-coded way finding signs.
- Transfer passengers arriving at the International Bradley Terminal, heading to one of the South Terminals T4-T8: - Recent installations include 40 APC (Automated Passport Control) kiosks for expedited entry by U.S.& Canadian citizens, as well as by passengers arriving from one of the 38 Visa Waiver Countries. The process takes 90 seconds (for families a few minutes). APCs offer 13 languages with easy instructions for scanning passport, answering questions & fingerprinting of non-US citizens. Thereafter take your receipt and proceed with it to a CBP officer to complete entry into the U.S.
- Animal Relief areas: In addition to outdoor areas (follow signs), indoor pet relief areas are avalable at T1 near gate 13, T2 at gate 21; at T3 at outdoor atrium; at TBIT near entrance to bridge to T4; at T4 along the bridge to TBIT; at T5 near gate 52B; at T6 at outdoor atrium, by restrooms near gate 62; at T7 between gates 73 & 75B.
- Mother's rooms are available at T6, gate 64B; at T7/8 by Passenger screening area and at Tom Bradley terminal across from Vanilla Bake Shop.
(Startied as pilot program, free WiFi expansion and access with only one click will support mobile passport app.) Boingo also installed 12 wireless access points at Federal inspection service area of TBIT in support of Customs Border Patrol Mobile Passport applicaton..
The CENTRAL TERMINAL AREA includes (A) the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), (B) North Terminals 1 & 1.5, 2 & 3 and (C) South Terminals 4 though 8: Some terminals are under various stages of construction which will be ongoing until 2018/19 - see details at each of the terminals listed below. LAX now offers a choice of over 150 new food & retail concessions, pleasing every taste and budget, and health-conscious passengers. LAX is switching to automated screening lanes with the latest technology. At Terminals 4-8: Explore any restaurants - using your boarding pass - and skipping security check. (Current Airport & Airline Lounges are itemized at the end of each terminal description).
- New food & Retail Brands: Started May 12, 2017 the first phase of a 3-year moderniztion project will add 21 new food & retail brands, and more amenities.
A. Tom Bradley International Terminal ('TBIT' or 'TB') at LAX with airline gates 101-159 opened 2013 achieved LEED Gold certification for not only being sustainable but also for being the country's 'most technologically advanced terminal'. ACI-NA awarded it 'Best Food & Beverage Program' and 'Excellence in Airport Concessions'. While there are still improvements in progress, the Terminal now has a new Retail & Dining Deck with 60 new premier shops & restaurants, and a large children's play area 'LAX Beach' for ages 3-8 after security check. All together, there will be 16 passenger screening lanes. 18 of Bradley's gates will use state-of-the-art, laser-based, visual guidance docking systems.
Level 4 of TBIT is the Ticketing & Departures level housing near the entrance four rows of ticketing counters.
- The ticketing level offers ATM & ICE Currency Exchange; SmartCarte baggage carts, US Customs, Airport Volunteers and VI services; as well as food & drink (Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf; Planet Hollywood; Earl of Sandwich, WPizza) and shops (Angelero; Travel & Leisure; Hudson).
- the Departurs level offers a large choice of food & drink, as well as a duty-free area with five choices and a shopping ara with 21 choices. Services include 40 XpressSpa, ATM, ICE currency exchange, Free ICE WiFi, and nursing room.
- The two rows at right & left of center have separate TSA passenger screenings, reached by elevators /escalator - with access to VIP lounges, Children's play area, and to gates 119-123. Escalators /Stairs take you up to the shopping /dining area surrounding the Time Tower entrance. Near the Relay Store is access to gates 130 - 134 at east side, and to gates 148 - 159 at west side - both have moving walkways.
The Food Court is between the Ticketing & Mezzanine level 5.
Mezzanine Level 5 of TBIT: Recently a security checkpoint opened at the south side of the mezzanine-level, and Customs & Border Protection opened a secondary baggage sceening area. The Mezzanine level houses III Forks Steakhouse, Lucky Fish & Drink LA, with access to the Time Tower.
Arrivals level of TBIT: Arriving passenges Passenges at TBIT's will now be guided by the overhead new color-coded way finding signs to Customs. This level houses the baggage claim area, an FIS passport control area, ATM & ICE currency exchange, interactive visitors centers, Smart Carte baggage carts, family restrooms, Airport Volunteers, and VIP services. Food & drink is availale from Cantina Laredo, Coffeee Bean & Tea Leaf, PinkBerry & 7-Eleven; Shops include See's Candies, USA Today Travel Zone & Virgin Mobile/Boost Mobile.
Outside ground transportation is available for hotel parking lot shuttles, shared ride vans, taxis, FlyAway, buses & long-distance Vans, LAX shuttle buses & rental car shuttles - each stop is marked with its own color sign. Transfer passengers to Terminal 3 may use the secure connector.
Current Airline & Airport Lounges at TBIT: Right after TSA screening at the north end are elevators to the VIP lounges North: level 4 Los Angeles International Lounge , Oneworld Alliance Lounge at level 5 and Star Alliance Lounge on level 6.
- VIP Lounges South (level 4: Sky Team, Level 5: Star Alliance), reached by elevator/escalator
- VIP Lounge North (Level 4: L.A. Internat’l Lounge, Level 5 ‘Oneworld’ Alliance, reached by escalator
- reLAX Lounge is in the Food Court at the upper level
- Los Angeles Business Lounge for Qantas, Cathay Pacific & British Airways - with an capacity from 400 to 600 passengers. It is intended for First, Platinum, Frequent Flyers & Oneworld Emerald members with exclusive services including shirt pressing, shoe shining and priority access to showers.
- LAX International Lounge is on level 4.
- A new $1M Escape Lounge accessible to all paying passengers, will open in Fall 2016 at the Bradley Terminal 's East Concourse (at entrance to gates 1-12).
- Qantas First Lounge - 3 times larger than the previous one - represents a pleasing, calm oasis for rest, work or dining prior to departing flight. The Lounge seats 221 Qantas First customers, has a 74-seat a la carte restaurant, and offers free WiFi access, wireless printing, cable TV, 2 private work suites & 7 shower rooms, & a 488-foot marble bar.
- Emirates' new Lounge - aimed at first- & business-class travelers, and at Platinum & Gold members of Emirates Skywards - covers an area of over 9,000 sq.feet, seating 157 passengers in great comfort.
- Etihad Airways opened its luxury Premium Lounge for first- & business-class passengers, Gold & Silver members and Etihad's partner airlines' equivalent Platinum & Gold members.
- 'Planet Hollywood' (on Ticketing Level, at pre-security) offers meeter/ greeters added restaurant option.
[TBIT's future Midfield Satellite Concourse North (MSC) with 750,000 sq.feet of space and 10 airline gates is located on the LAX airfield (about 1,300 feet west of TBIT) is intended to serve large aircraft. The project also involves new taxiways and related infrastructure. An underground tunnel is to provide baggage, passenger & utility connection between MSC & TBIT, while a new small annex at TBIT will serve as connector. A new Baggage System will be able to handle 6,000 bags per hour. Phase 1 has been competed, including design & pre-construction; also construction started on the Gateway building - to be connected to the passenger tunnel between TBIT and MSC. The subsequent construction is to be completed by yearend 2019. [Other MSC projects will follow thereafter.]
B - The North Terminals: T1, (New T1.5 under construction), T2 & T3:
Terminal 1, at LAX Airport serves Southwest airline (except its international arrivals) with gates 9 - 18B. Southwest passengers will start checking in and then wll be bused to TBIT for Southwest's international flights. T1's Departure Level of T1 currently houses the food court with 5 restaurants, 4 other food & drink concessions; T1's Arrival level offers an ATM, interactive Visitors Centers, baggage carts, Volunteer Information Professionals, Hudson Newsstand, & Dunkin Donuts Express. The Pizza Kitchen opened near gate 13, while Westfield continues phased opening of 24 new concessions throughout 2017. Completed projects as of May 2017: state-of-the-art security screening checkpoint; refurbished lower Arrivals/Baggage claim area; reopening of gates 15 & 17A; nursing room at gate 10, and animal relief station near gate 13. Second-phase construction/ renovation involving Southwest Airlines' renovation project at the eastern part of T1, including former check-in lobby was completed. In April a new Security Sceening Check Point opened at the eastern portion of T1, able to expand to up to 12 lanes.
NOTE: T1's $508M project involves entire curb-to-gate transformation - done in phases until completion by Spring 2018. Renovation of office space & passenger waiting areas has been completed. The food court in post-security area remains open. T1's upgrades include new state-of-the-art consolidated security screening checkpoint; fully automated checked baggage inspection & sorting system; integrated passenger waiting room/concessions program; refurbished arrival/baggage claim area; replacement of the passenger boarding bridges; relocation of the main entrances towards the west end of the building to ease traffic congestion; & new ramp pavement.
* New T1.5 will span the space between T1 & T2 and will add areas for ticketing, security, screening & baggage claim, and a corridor connecting to T1/T2's departure levels. Work will require demolition of one of T1's boardig gates. T1.5 is to open by summer 2019
International Terminal 2 at LAX Airport - with gates 21A - 28. T2 was upgraded early 2016 - transforming 15,000 sq.feet of terminal space with 16 new retail & dining outlets and upgraded common area. T2 now has three separate areas: a commercial area, a dining terrace and 'The Strand' (a dining/shopping area with stairway to a mezzanine & cafe). * Virgin Atlantic's new Clubhouse Lounge is free for passengers of Upper Class, traveling between London Heathrow & LAX. T2's Departures Level offers food & drink and retail outlets, including duty-free; ICE currency exchange, free WiFi & a nursing room. Currently, the ticketing lobby is split between airline check-in operations. T2's Arrivals Level houses ATM & currency exchange, interactive visitor’s centers, baggage carts, volunteer info professionals, E-Savvy, Univision & Starbucks. NOTE: The baggage carousels were replaced. Work at the ticketing lobby, where barricades split check-in operations of the airlines were completed, as well as a new boarding bridge.. A new service-animal relief area opened near gate 22.
Terminal 3 at LAX Airport with gate 30 right after security check and gates 31A through 39 surrounding the gate area. T3's Departures level houses a food court with Burger King & Starbucks, 2 other restaurants, Hudson's News shop & and newstands, DFS Duty-free; and ICE currency exchange. T3's Arrivals level houses an ATM, interactive Visitors Centers, baggage cars & Volunteer Info Professionals. A service-animal relief area opened in the courtyard beyond Gate 30. Also near gate 30, Angel City Brewery, Peet’s Coffee, Blue Window LA, & a cafe recently opened, while 'Point The Way Cafe' opened at former US Airways lounge.
NOTE: JetBlue had moved to Terminal 5! Plans for T3 are to demolish /reconstruct T3 concourse building, and the oval-shaped structure at T3's north end, and demolish or reconstruct both baggage & ticketing facilities at T2 & T3.
C. The South Terminals 4 - 8. NOTE: American / American Eagle's T4 and T5 are connected by underground tunnel .
Terminal 4 at LAX Airport serves American & American Eagle - with gates 41-49A. T4's Departures Level currently houses a food court with 6 restaurants, and 2 separate restaurants, a DFS Duty-Free shop, & six other shops, and ICE currency exchange. T4's Arrivals level houses an ATM, Interactive Visitors Centers, baggage carts, Starbucks & Volunteer Info Professionals.
After TSA Screening is access to the gateway area (for remote gate 44 take the stairway or escalator near the food court to the bus gate), and gates 46A to 47A surrounding north end of the gateway. The American Airlines Admirals Club is near gate 43. A stairway leads to Alaska Airlines Board Room.
- The T4 Connector now connects the south side's of T4 - T8 with the Tom Bradley TBIT terminal - enabling arriving passengers to use the new connector to transfer toTBIT, where they go through an expedited security screening area connecting directly with the south side terminal concourses. Also, T4's gate seating areas have been upgraded, as well as the food court and new automated lanes were added at the Security checkpoint. The Admirals Club completed its renovation .
Terminal 5 at LAX Airport with gates 50-59 serves American, American Eagle. T5's upgrade has been completed. T5's Departures Level offers a food court with 4 restaurants, and 5 other food & drink outlets, a DFS duty-free shop, 5 other shops; ICE Currency exchange & nursing room. T5's Arrivals Level houses an ATM, interactive Visitors Centers, baggage carts, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and Volunteer Info Professionals. Immediately after security check are gates 51A, 51B and 50B to the left - followed by gates 2A & B & 53A & B on opposite sides; and gates 51A - 59 surrounding the north end of the gateway. - Recently new restaurants & shops were added with celebrity chefs & retail brand names - reflecting The City of Los Angeles' lifestyle. Among its other upgrades are new jet bridges, an expanded ticketing lobby, 4 added security checkpoint, new baggage carousels and international baggage recheck facilities.
Terminal 6 at LAX Airport with gates 60-69 serves Air Canada, Alaska, Copa (departures only), Great Lakes,& Mokulele Airlines - while XL Airways France will use T6 for its seasonal flights. The 8 check-in counters for Delta are located at the west end of the terminal. T6's Departures Level houses Hudson News & DFS Duty-free and ICE currency exchange.T6's new dining & retail area covering over 22,000 sq.feet has been completed and is showcasing 'the best of Los Angeles': After TSA security check, passengers arrive at an area representing downwn LA, and are then guided into Sunset Plaza with open spaces to eat, drink and people watch - followed by the Sunset Strip and Garden Terraze zones with high-end retail & local dining. The journey ends at the deparures gates which were transformed into beach areas with more dining & retail concepts. T6's Arrivals level offers an ATM, interactive Visitors Centers, baggage carts & Volunteer Info Professionals. T6 now has its own customs & immigration processing. A service-animal relief area is in the atrium just beyond Gate 62.
Terminal 7/8 at LAX Airport: While the T7 part serves United & United Express e-ticket passengers only - the T8 part serves United & United Express passengers without e-tickets. T7/8 share Arrivals & Departures areas, after security check, have separate concourses housing - after security check - airline gates and amenities & services (food court with 5 restaurants, 5 separate food & drink outlets, a DFS Duty-Free and 6 other shops; as well as ICE currency exchange & vending machines. T7/T8's Arrivals area offers ATM, currency exchange, interactive Visitors Centers, baggage carts & Volunteer Info Professionals; T7/T8's Departure area offers check-in facilities, with access to security check and two separate gate areas:
- To the left is walkway to gates 80-88;
- to the right is direct access to gates 71A -78B. United Airline’s Customer Service is next to Gate 71B, while the Red Carpet Club is adjacent to gate 70A. Next to the food court is the elevator, and opposite of it the stairway to the VIP Lounge. T7's Global First Lounge (GFL) was converted into a second United Lounge.
NOTE: United Airline's extensive upgrade work at T7/8 will be ongoing until December 2017. A portion of the lobby is closed for remodeling. It is recommended that you check-in through united.com to avoid delays. Also allow for extra time for baggage dropoff & security screening. Upgrade work includes adding more self-service kiosks, expand security checkpoint, offer better seating options with charging stations in the gate area, creating a new United Club with powered workstations and outdoor terrace and relocating baggage claim carousels. The connector corridor between T7/8 was reduced by 10 feet.