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LAX is undergoing an amazing transformation. Get updates, tips and all the latest happenings.
This $8.5 billion modernization has created 40,000 local jobs and pumped billions into our economy. Learn More ›
Try New LA Tastes from Terminals 4-8
JANUARY 2016
Explore any restaurant between Terminal 4 through Terminal 8 without going back through security! Our new concession maps on the Terminal Updates pages will show you open restaurants and walking times.
Lax Posts Second Year Of Record Passengers
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2016
Up 6% from last year, passenger volume is at a record high for both domestic and international travelers! Learn more here.
Parking Structure 1 Construction
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2016
Elevators will be closed for construction in Parking Structure 1. To find accessible routes, use our helpful wayfinding map.
LAX Dining Tips from LA Food Writer
NOVEMBER 2015
Foodie Krista Simmons shares her insider tips for navigating LAX’s many dining options, so you can set a delicious tone for the journey ahead. Read More.
Best LAX Tips from a Travel Expert
NOVEMBER 2015
LAX is undergoing an amazing transformation that can be a little painful at times. Travel Expert Johnny Jet shares his tips to help make your experience much better. Read More.
Parking Structures 3 and 4 Closures
EFFECTIVE NOW THROUGH MARCH 6, 2016
Parking Structures 3 and 4 are undergoing elevator, stairway and pedestrian bridge construction. Use our wayfinding maps to navigate your way in and out of the structures.
Runway Construction
EFFECTIVE MARCH 6, 2015
Runways will be closed in phases during construction. Passengers may experience delays and surrounding communities may notice increased air traffic noise. Learn more about the runway construction.
TIPS & SHORTCUTS
Prepare for the Unpredictable
LAX is undergoing significant modernization and renovations right now, so there may be more traffic than normal on some days. Plan ahead, leave early and visit our real time traffic map before you go.
Where to FlyAway®
FlyAway® buses drop you off on the Upper Departure Level and pick you up on the Lower Arrival Level of each terminal. Look for the green "FlyAway, Buses & Long Distance Vans" signs and you'll find each bus marked with its service location. Click for more.
Early Morning Rush
When planning travel, keep in mind that 4 am to 11 am are the busiest hours at LAX.
No Lazy Sundays Here
Sunday night is the busiest time for arrivals, with 5:30 pm to 1:30 am being peak hours. Plan ahead and visit our real time traffic map before you go.
Go Against The Grain
When it's crowded on the departures level (mornings), drop your passengers off on the arrivals level. Or, when picking passengers up when it's crowded in the evenings, have them meet you on the departures level.
West Way Shortcut
Avoid lower level World Way loop traffic. Take the West Way shortcut on the upper level (a sharp left past Terminal 2) and make a fast right at "to Arrivals," and you'll end up across from the International Terminal.
Quick Exit
On the lower level, take the West Way shortcut just past Terminal 2, then make a left at Center Way to exit the airport.
1, 2, 3 Exit
When picking up at Terminals 1, 2 or 3, get in the left lane, and when you reach the Tom Bradley International Terminal, make a left on Center Way, then stay to the right and you can exit the airport on the lower level.
Cell Phone Waiting Lot
Located off W. 96th Street next to LAX Parking Lot C, it's the perfect place to wait for passengers to arrive or they can meet you there via the "C" Shuttle.
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TERMINAL FINDER
Terminal Finder
Find Out Before You Check In:
Before you fly, check out terminal construction updates and available food and shopping. Don't know your terminal? Use our handy Terminal Finder.
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WHAT'S HAPPENING
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Get runway ready with mani/pedi's, massages and more. Watch video.
Inspired by L.A.'s "on-the-go" culture, Terminal 2 will reflect the city's modern energy. Discover more.
Colors Soar at LAX. Dazzling new eco-friendly lights welcome travelers. Learn more.
LAX Upgrades
LAX is undergoing its largest improvement project ever and the best is yet to come.

In Progress:
  • Runway Construction
  • More charging stations
  • New luxury lounges
  • Modern gates and waiting areas
  • State-of-the-art baggage screening
> LAX modernization details
Tastes Of LAX
We're bringing the hottest local foods and libations to LAX.

Now Open:
  • Rock & Brews (Terminal 1)
  • Barney's Beanery (Terminal 2)
  • Border Grill Food Truck (Terminal 4)
  • Osteria by Fabio Viviani (Terminal 6)
  • The Marketplace by Wolfgang Puck (Terminal 6)
> All LAX restaurants
Let's Shop!
There really is no better way to wait for your flight.

Now Open:
  • M.Fredric (Terminal 6)
  • SOL Surf (Terminal 1)
  • TUMI (Terminal 6)
  • CNBC Smartshop (Terminal 2)
  • Univision (Terminal 2, Before TSA)
> All LAX retail and Duty Free shops
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