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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 ›
New “Face” of LAX
EFFECTIVE JULY 20
New sculptural lights and a color lightband have been unveiled at the LAX Central Terminal Area to welcome the Special Olympics World Games to L.A. Read More.
Help Improve LAX Traffic
JULY 2015
Are you a Gridlock Guru? Help us get LAX traffic moving by playing our traffic game. Click here to play now.
Runway Construction
EFFECTIVE MARCH 6
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.
Top 10 Summer Travel Tips
MAY 2015
The busy summer travel season is here! So we asked the experts — our own LAX travelers and workers — for their best LAX summer travel tips. See the tips here.
Parking Structure 3 Closures
JANUARY 2015
The pedestrian bridge and north-facing elevator and stairwell in Parking Structure 3 are closed; other elevators and stairwells remain in service. Use this pedestrian map or park in P1 or P2.
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
Colors Soar at LAX. Dazzling new eco-friendly lights welcome travelers. Learn more.
From travel destination to foodie destination. See all the hot new dining options at LAX.
A modernized Terminal 1 will feature upgraded shopping, dining and waiting areas. Learn more.
Inspired by L.A.'s "on-the-go" culture, Terminal 2 will reflect the city’s modern energy. Discover more.
Fly through check-in. Ultra modern self-service tools are coming to Terminal 7. 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:
  • Ciabatta Bar (Terminal 2)
  • Starbucks Evenings (Terminal 6)
  • Pick-Up Stix (Terminal 2)
  • SeaLegs Wine Bar (Terminal 2)
  • Slapfish (Terminal 2)
> All LAX restaurants
Let's Shop!
There really is no better way to wait for your flight.

Now Open:
  • TUMI (Terminal 6)
  • CNBC Smartshop (Terminal 2)
  • Univision (Terminal 2, Before TSA)
  • Hudson News (Tom Bradley Int'l Terminal, Before TSA)
  • Mattel Experience (Terminal 5)
> All LAX retail and Duty Free shops
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