All LAX Terminals Now Connected Airside Via Walkways

All LAX Terminals Now Connected Airside Via Walkways

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Here’s a pretty exciting milestone for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which should make some connections at the airport easier.

LAX now has airside walkways between all terminals

LAX has nine separate terminals, including Terminals 1-8, as well as Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). Each terminal has its own security checkpoint. Below is an outdated map that gives you a sense of the airport’s horseshoe layout — the terminal locations are accurate, but ignore everything else about the connectors.

LAX terminal map

Going back many years, there were limited options to get between some terminals without taking a bus, or without leaving security altogether. However, there have been significant improvement over the years, as we’ve increasingly seen the opening of airside walkways between terminals. Some of these are above ground and have great plane views, while others are underground.

There’s an exciting update on that front. The Delta Sky Way at LAX project has just been completed, and with that, an airside walkway has opened between Terminal 3 and TBIT. This also means that all terminals are now connected airside at the airport. That’s right, you can walk between all terminals at the airport without leaving security.

Note that the one exception to the above is that if you’re on an American Eagle flight, you’ll still have to take an airside bus. That’s because American has a separate satellite terminal that’s known as the “Eagle’s Nest,” which is quite a ways from the carrier’s primary terminal.

Anyway, the ability to get between terminals airside could be useful if you have a connecting flight, if you’re looking to visit a specific lounge or restaurant, or just if you’re looking to get as many steps in as possible.

The LAX Terminal 4 to TBIT connector

Budget lots of time for getting between terminals

While it’s great to be able to walk between terminals airside, don’t necessarily expect that it will be quick. As you can see, LAX’s layout means that you have to go through each terminal sequentially, and in some cases there’s quite a detour to get to the terminal connectors.

So while getting from Terminal 4 to Terminal 5 might just take 10 minutes, expect that it’ll take a lot longer to get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 8, for example. That could actually be a fun experiment at some point, to see just how long it would take. I could easily see it taking over an hour for most people.

That’s just something to be aware of. In some situations, it might still be more efficient to just exit security and cut straight across the airport to get to a different terminal.

Tom Bradley International Terminal LAX

Bottom line

For the first time ever, all nine terminals at LAX are connected airside, which is great for passengers. A lot of work has happened to get to this point, but the most recent thing that makes this possible is the connector between Terminal 3 and TBIT.

Expect that it’ll be pretty quick to get one or two terminals over, though anything more than that could be quite a time consuming process. Fortunately TBIT, which is the primarily international terminal at the airport, is pretty close to the center.

What do you make of this update to LAX connectivity?

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  1. krisitne Guest

    Can I walk from Parking 3 to parking 4? Od does the construction make it difficult

  2. Mi Powell Guest

    Is construction completed? Can we have access to Auto people mover from Terminal 1 to Terminal B? What is the fastest way to Terminal B from Terminal 1? Please help.

  3. Hawaii's visitor Guest

    Can anyone please share your thoughts on 1) can it be walked within the airport terminals from TBit to Terminal 1, and 2) how long typically is the walk?
    Thank you for any thoughts share here

  4. Chris Guest

    Which floor is connector TBIT with T3?

  5. Mitsu H Guest

    Whaaaa??? I had NO IDEA this was possible already! I really want to see how long it takes to get from the Centurion Lounge in TBIT to Southwest in T1. If I could actually get a decent meal at the lounge and then board Southwest way over in T1, that could be a major upgrade to my flight experience. Now if only SFO would finish connecting T1 and T2 that would make life so much better flying American up there.

  6. JEFF_K Guest

    It would not be necessary to walk all the way from Terminal 1 to Terminal 8 once the modernization is complete. The multiple pedestrian walkways that are connecting each terminal to the nearest Automated People Mover station will also continue on passed the Automated People Mover station to a terminal directly across the horseshoe from the terminal you're coming from. So the pedestrian walkway, which will be wide and with moving sidewalks, will connect Terminal...

    It would not be necessary to walk all the way from Terminal 1 to Terminal 8 once the modernization is complete. The multiple pedestrian walkways that are connecting each terminal to the nearest Automated People Mover station will also continue on passed the Automated People Mover station to a terminal directly across the horseshoe from the terminal you're coming from. So the pedestrian walkway, which will be wide and with moving sidewalks, will connect Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 with Terminal 7 and Terminal 8, and another wide pedestrian walkway will connect Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 with Terminal 5 and Terminal 6. And another pedestrian walkway will go across the horseshoe and connect Terminal 3 and Terminal 4, and halfway through each one will be the Automated People Mover station. The one going across the horseshoe from Terminal 3 to Terminal 4, will not only connect halfway with the Automated People Mover station, but it will also connect halfway with walkways leading west to Terminal B / Tom Bradley via the Automated People Mover station. These walkways going across the horseshoe to the terminal on the opposite side will require having to leave the secured area and having to go through TSA Security again, but what major shortcuts and connectors they will be! Also, one could leave Tom Bradley, get on the Automated People Mover and get off at the station for the pedestrian walkway that connects Terminals 1 & 2 to Terminals 7 & 8 and save a ton of time and walking.

  7. Dan Guest

    Hi, I am arriving from a short domestic flight into T3 at LAX and connecting internationally. Could someone kindly tell me how long it takes to walk 'airside' between the two and confirm that I do not need to pass security again (my flights are all on 1 ticket, bags checked all way through)? Thank you very much.

  8. David Guest

    Have tried it last night.
    G11 to TBIT fast walk 11 minutes
    Cross TBIT plaza and search for Amex lounge 5 minutes
    Wait to check-in centurion 8 minutes
    Centurion to G17 normal walk 26 minutes

  9. Rational Approach Guest

    People using airside connections are changing planes — they're not LA residents, so LAX assigns them a lower priority. Welcome to LA.

  10. Moses Guest

    LAX is and always was a struggle. For years they had traffic issues. Their idea Of bussing people to take an Uber simply means extra chaos. Literally the only airport that doesn’t have taxi services directly in front of the terminals. And not allowing any other busses or vehicles in the inner lanes at arrivals just made things worse. But very much looking forward to the Tran. (Good morning LA)

  11. Andrew Guest

    It would be nice if the cops would move on the a holes waiting for an arrival at the time Bradley departure.

    Cluster f of traffic. Thanks.

  12. Fed Up Guest

    Stupid US airports… They still won’t build an air bridge connect the horseshoe across through the parking lots a couple of ways… So you have to walk the complete you which could take over an hour

  13. Grumpy Guest

    Really going to miss breathing the internal-combustion waste that was such a joy to experience on my many walks between terminals . Was almost as much fun as smelling than black exhaust that used to blast out of aircraft engines in the good old days.

  14. Tom Guest

    It would be great if they can just make all the airside areas one giant loop connecting all the terminals, by building a walkway connecting t1 with t8, so one can either choose walking clockwise or counter clockwise depending on the distance.

  15. Yang Jin-Hong Guest

    Damn even these so called new terminals are still the same old boxy buildings with low and dull ceilings lmao how could the 3rd largest city GDP in the world, despite having less than half the population of seoul and london, still have terrible infra in 2020s?

    1. Steven L. Gold

      Because they don’t feel like they need to try harder, just like your SO. What, you have another option?

    2. Yang Jin-Hong Guest

      Well i wouldn't be complaining about this if they at least excel at other areas, but this city and state still cant even finish a hsr line after 30 years, no express train to the airport, barebones subway connections (no bel air, beverly hills, and silicon valley line, seriously?), terrible bus system, rusty cargo boxes as gangways, and you cant even shop at a 7/11 without the fear of getting beaten up or getting looted by the "oppressed community".

  16. John Guest

    I often walk from TBIT to T7 or T8. I visit the star alliance lounge before my flight home to Denver. It takes me about 20min from the lounge to gate, walking at a brisk pace. We did it once with our toddler in a stroller and it was around 30min. I bet going T1 - T8 would be around 30min if you’re walking quickly and don’t stop.

  17. C.Elder Guest

    Having just arrived at LAX yesterday, I can say what a total shambles it is. Definitely reminiscent of a 3rd world mob scene. Few if any signs, masses of people with no idea where to go, dirty floors, walkways, toilets etc. Try finding the way to get to Uber rides for example. Compared to LGA, or JFK, it's shameful. But so is SFO, so maybe it's just a California thing.

    1. Icarus Guest

      That’s strange as I’ve never encountered any issues there. Always fast. I guess if you visit an airport enough you know all the short cuts too. Then again at LAX my last experience was just 25 mins waiting at immigration considering there were multiple arrivals, my bag was already on the carousel and walked straight out to curbside. Took a shuttle, was in an uber within 10 mins and West Hollywood 30 mins later. No...

      That’s strange as I’ve never encountered any issues there. Always fast. I guess if you visit an airport enough you know all the short cuts too. Then again at LAX my last experience was just 25 mins waiting at immigration considering there were multiple arrivals, my bag was already on the carousel and walked straight out to curbside. Took a shuttle, was in an uber within 10 mins and West Hollywood 30 mins later. No traffic and it was late afternoon. To add, I’ve used LAX over 70 times.

    2. Kamera Chimera Guest

      Hmm. Yea I noticed a lot of construction on my trip last week, but it was all manageable. I fly here 1-2x a year. And I've been to many "third world" airports. I wonder if the poster ever has been? SFO is also really quite good. I have never has issues and I fly there several times a year too.

    3. Andrew Diamond

      What terminal? I think the only ones that still needs love is terminals 5 and 6.

    4. Anonymous Guest

      SFO is not remotely like LAX in terms of layout, access, movement, or efficiency. It's a breeze to get around and to/from compared to LAX. Getting to the people mover and BART is very clearly labelled and all Ubers/Lyfts pick up in a centralized arrangement in the short term garage right outside the terminals (also very clearly labelled and easy to get to). Not sure where you're coming up with this nonsense.

    5. Anonymous Guest

      I don't think you've ever used SFO if you think it's hard to navigate or get to/from compared to LAX.

  18. KenP Guest

    This is about 22 years overdue ever since 9/11 and the increased security! Having to go outside, wait forever for a bus and then go through security again at your connecting terminal was such terrible experience if your plane was late. Wish this was available the past when I was often changing planes in LAX

    1. Juan Guest

      Along with that, 20+ years ago it wasn't as necessary to change terminals at LAX. Airlines were smaller so they only operated in one terminal. With the mergers, you now have one airline taking up multiple terminals at LAX. Plus codeshares with international airlines increase the need for more airside transfers. Additionally in the past, if you flew in on one airline but then flew out on another on a separate reservation, you had to...

      Along with that, 20+ years ago it wasn't as necessary to change terminals at LAX. Airlines were smaller so they only operated in one terminal. With the mergers, you now have one airline taking up multiple terminals at LAX. Plus codeshares with international airlines increase the need for more airside transfers. Additionally in the past, if you flew in on one airline but then flew out on another on a separate reservation, you had to leave the terminal anyway just to get your boarding pass. But now with mobile/print-at-home boarding passes, people want to be able to make their transfers without needing to reclear security if they only travel with a carry-on.

      It really was a problem that popped up in the last 20 years, and thankfully LAX finally solved it. Now if they could just build an airside bridge from T1 to T7/T8.

  19. David L Guest

    Was on a Breeze flight last week. Check in at Terminal One, then a longish bus ride to the 200 gates at TBIT.

  20. guflyer Guest

    Does this now mean that one can use the Centurion Lounge when flying Southwest out of Terminal 1?

    1. Timo Diamond

      Sure, don't see why not.

    2. Andrew Diamond

      I'd guess it'll be about a 25-30 minute walk, but it should work.

    3. Dr. McFrugal Guest

      You can. But I wouldn't say that the Centurion Lounge is all that great at LAX

  21. Jimmy Guest

    When you exit immigration are you still forced to exit TB terminal? A month ago you did and then back to security for the domestic flight.

    1. Icarus Guest

      Yes, and that’s normal on an international flight arrival as you must clear immigration and customs. Apart from Aer Lingus since there’s pre-clearance at Dublin. TBIT is central and it’s easy to walk too. In addition, there will be the option to take the train once it opens.

    2. innocenat New Member

      Except the pre-clearance, it's impossible to connect international-domestic without re-clearing security because you get mixed with checked baggage prior to customs clearance, thus, need to re-clear security.

    3. Reed Guest

      You don’t have to exit the building to outdoors. After finishing passport control and customs at TBIT, you’re outside TSA security. After passing the domestic bag re-check counters, you *can* take a quick right turn through a door labeled “connecting flights” and use the “secret” TSA checkpoint there in the corner of TBIT. It deposits you into the connection bridge between TBIT and Terminal 4.

      That said, I tried to do this last weekend,...

      You don’t have to exit the building to outdoors. After finishing passport control and customs at TBIT, you’re outside TSA security. After passing the domestic bag re-check counters, you *can* take a quick right turn through a door labeled “connecting flights” and use the “secret” TSA checkpoint there in the corner of TBIT. It deposits you into the connection bridge between TBIT and Terminal 4.

      That said, I tried to do this last weekend, arriving on Japan Airlines connecting to a domestic AA flight to PHX in T4. But JAL didn’t through-check my bags, and the post-customs bag recheck desks weren’t able to print new tags, so I was forced to cart our checked luggage out on to the sidewalk and trudge behind a bunch of outdoor construction scaffolding to reach regular T4 departures desks.

  22. RF Diamond

    The LAX underground hamster tunnels are the worst.

  23. DT Guest

    Why can’t they have a train like most of the other airports have that circle all the terminals on top of them? Dallas has that Atlanta has that many airports have the circular train riding above the terminals that you just get on that and take that to your next terminal. Walking is simply not possible and some of these long airports.

    1. Kamera Chimera Guest

      I think, even though I don't have the numbers, LAX may be a smaller footprint than DFW. I was recently able to walk from T8 to TBIT in about 10-15 minutes. Last trip through Dallas I thought it was much more sprawling and thus a train between terminals was really necessary. I presume it is pretty accessible for most to walk between terminals at LAX. I do hope they have some support for disabled to get between the terminals at LAX though.

  24. Brian SFO Guest

    What LAX needs is an AIRSIDE DFW-style SkyLink (above ground) or IAD-style AeroTrain (underground).

  25. Paul Humphreys Guest

    There is maybe one other " exception". I just arroved today, August 30th at TBIT on a Delta flight from Japan. After Immigration, to transfer to T3 for my Delta domestic flight, I had to walk outside, and re-enter security, as directed on arrival. This may be the case for all arriving international flights, same process for transfer as in the past, or maybe I did something wrong!

    1. Jimmy Guest

      This is true and it's strange that it isn't mentioned in the article...

    2. Tal Guest

      Of course you do guys….your entering the us you need to go through customs. You won’t go through customs again on your next domestic flight.

    3. Icarus Guest

      That’s normal for an international arrival. And it’s a short walk too. In fact at LAX it’s always been pretty easy to walk roadside from t1 - t7 unlike say jfk, where it’s more or less impossible

  26. Matt vanZeyl Guest

    I have walked from the end of terminal 8 to the Star Alliance lounge in Tom Bradley in under 20 minutes. Never ran but I was fast-walking at times.

  27. Julia Guest

    Lucky, how feasible is it to visit the Qantas Lounge if you're arriving on a Qantas flight and connecting on a domestic AA flight the same day?

    1. Points and Miles Doc Guest

      Depends if you're checking a bag. If you check, you'll need to pick up your bag, exit, and then recheck in terminal 4 or 5, then you'd walk back over to TBIT to get to the Qantas lounge.

      If you're not checking and have your boarding pass, just exit customs, go upstairs and through security, and then right to the lounge. Then you will need to allot extra time to walk to terminal 4 (close) or 5 (further) when it's time to go.

  28. John Guest

    Would love to hear from someone keen enough to walk the entire connected circuit and tell us how long it took them. As a point of reference, I once walked the similarly horseshoe-shaped terminal arrangement at wonderful Changi airport, from one end to the other. It took me 48 minutes. But the paths were mostly straight, and I only had to turn around two corners. LAX would take MUCH longer, I presume.

    1. dee Guest

      One can only hope SFO gets it together someday...It's only 2023

    2. Tobias Guest

      I’m sure they’ll get it done before LH rolls out the first plane with Allegris. Oh wait, it’s SF

    3. Makfan Guest

      There’s only one piece left and it’s under construction. D pier to E pier opened some months ago. You can’t go from B pier to C pier airside yet.

      To go from G pier to A pier will still require walking the entire circle, or exiting airside, as there are no plans that I know of for an airside passageway between the two international piers.

    4. DCJoe Guest

      Future (unfunded and unapproved) development plans include making the back half of the SFO international building a secure area, which would allow post-security walk between A and G. Essentially would move security checkpoint closer to the front of the building, similar to what has been completed at DC Terminal 2. Also includes a new gate pier south and west of the G pier.

      https://www.flysfo.com/sites/default/files/default/about/Terminal_Development_Projects.pdf

    5. Anonymous Guest

      SFO will have all terminals connected airside by 2024 when the renovation of the north lobby of terminal 1 is completed. Currently there are 2 separate airside areas -- Intl G / T3 / T2 / T1 concourse C & separately T1 concourse B / Intl A. There is longer term talk of creating a secure connector (and possibly consolidating to 1 security checkpoint) between the two concourses of the international terminal to created a...

      SFO will have all terminals connected airside by 2024 when the renovation of the north lobby of terminal 1 is completed. Currently there are 2 separate airside areas -- Intl G / T3 / T2 / T1 concourse C & separately T1 concourse B / Intl A. There is longer term talk of creating a secure connector (and possibly consolidating to 1 security checkpoint) between the two concourses of the international terminal to created a complete airside ring. In any case, SFO is laid out much better for connections and alliances than LAX. United and the rest of Star Alliance occupy T3, Intl G, and part of T2 which are all immediately adjacent and connected. Alaska is moving from T2 to the new T1 to join American and the rest of OneWorld across T1 and Intl A, which are also already connected and adjacent.

  29. Andrew Diamond

    That's helpful to know! Thank you for posting.

    Related: I dream of a day the Eagles Nest no longer carries passengers. I loathe that building. They don't even fix the kiosks or keep super consistent bus schedules...

    1. Brian SFO Guest

      SFO is pretty well connected now. Boarding Areas C-D-E-F-G are connected, as are Boarding Areas A-B. The only disconnected points are between:

      • Terminal 1 Boarding Areas B and C (due to construction at Harvey Milk Terminal)
      • International Terminal Boarding Areas A and G (presumbaly, eventually these will be connected when TSA Checkpoints A and G are consolidated to the east of the terminal).

      Currently, it is inconvenient for Alaska passengers (in...

      SFO is pretty well connected now. Boarding Areas C-D-E-F-G are connected, as are Boarding Areas A-B. The only disconnected points are between:

      • Terminal 1 Boarding Areas B and C (due to construction at Harvey Milk Terminal)
      • International Terminal Boarding Areas A and G (presumbaly, eventually these will be connected when TSA Checkpoints A and G are consolidated to the east of the terminal).

      Currently, it is inconvenient for Alaska passengers (in D) to connect to OneWorld codeshare partner American (in B). But Alaska's request to move to Boarding Area B was approved. I do not know Alaska's move date.

    2. Makfan Guest

      You have more updated info than I did as I was unaware of the international terminal plans.

  30. Zeek Guest

    Getting out of LAX is real world Maze Runner.

  31. FoxtrotMikeLima Guest

    Except the terminal 5 which caters to only regional jets

  32. Joseph Guest

    How do people from LA Count? 1, 2, 3, Tom Bradley, 4, 5, 6, 7. I love my hometown.

  33. Leigh Diamond

    It is a great update, but as Ben points out, the use of the word "walkways" is critical to know, as it can be quite a long and tiring walk!!!

    I've only ever used the walkways from/between T6-T5-T4-TBIT and the TBIT Midfield concourse. It is LONG and very tiring, and would be confusing for anyone not knowing the terminal tunnel configuration.

    The aside walkway between T4-TBIT at least has some moving walkways (and...

    It is a great update, but as Ben points out, the use of the word "walkways" is critical to know, as it can be quite a long and tiring walk!!!

    I've only ever used the walkways from/between T6-T5-T4-TBIT and the TBIT Midfield concourse. It is LONG and very tiring, and would be confusing for anyone not knowing the terminal tunnel configuration.

    The aside walkway between T4-TBIT at least has some moving walkways (and awesome views), but just for a short distance...and the same between TBIT and the TBIT Midfield concourse, though no views. That connector alone is a miserable distance, and a surprisingly ugly design.

    Worth noting that the TBIT Midfield concourse does offer direct bus connections (looks like a bus station actually; one level down from Departures level; impossible to miss because you have to transit that level regardless if exiting or connecting). Looks very convenient, but they don't offer the bus connection to T4/T5, which I would often need....though I live in LAX, I sometimes have to connect at my home airport onwards.

    1. Timo Diamond

      Those moving walkways are broken 50% of the time. I'm there every 6 weeks or so.

  34. Lee Guest

    I have personally seen that LAX T1 to T2 walkway is opened. I'm in T2 regularly and noticed it about three weeks ago. Overall new is excellent.

  35. Debo Gold

    Will never forget my experience years ago sprinting from T7 to TBIT. Delayed United flight from SFO (thanks fog!) connecting to Austrian (J to VIE). Did not want to get rebooked on a United flight through Frankfurt or Munich so literally was sprinting through each terminal. Traversing each terminal connector is not the easiest experience when in a hurry.

    1. Lee Guest

      There is a T9 planned that would be a dedicated Star Alliance international terminal (right next to UA domestic). Ten years out. LAX leadership understands that the airport's pattern of growth will ultimately choke TBIT, even with the recent mid-field expansion. Remember, TBIT was built before airline alliances existed. They know they need more than one "international" waypoint and a move to an alliance-centric terminal model make sense. There's a T0 in the mix as...

      There is a T9 planned that would be a dedicated Star Alliance international terminal (right next to UA domestic). Ten years out. LAX leadership understands that the airport's pattern of growth will ultimately choke TBIT, even with the recent mid-field expansion. Remember, TBIT was built before airline alliances existed. They know they need more than one "international" waypoint and a move to an alliance-centric terminal model make sense. There's a T0 in the mix as well.

  36. Chen Guest

    Don’t use the connectors without budgeting extra time: I used a lounge in TBIB and the realized the bridge to T4 was closed temporarily : no sign, no airport staff or passengers know what happened. There is no construction at all. Some crew were just waiting there in case they reopen it soon but I almost missed my flight. How can they do this without even putting up a sign?

    My advice to airport :...

    Don’t use the connectors without budgeting extra time: I used a lounge in TBIB and the realized the bridge to T4 was closed temporarily : no sign, no airport staff or passengers know what happened. There is no construction at all. Some crew were just waiting there in case they reopen it soon but I almost missed my flight. How can they do this without even putting up a sign?

    My advice to airport : don’t put a walkway on map unless they plan it keep it open all the time. People do read map and want it make use of it… In all the airport I have been to (100+) lax (unfortunately one of my home airports) is the only one had such issue.

    1. Nate nate Guest

      How did you "realize this" if there was no sign?

      Should they not put roads on a map if its not open 365 days per week?

  37. ML Guest

    Are there any moving sidewalks for those with slight mobility issues?

    1. PHXFlyer Guest

      Very, very few. And on the Terminal 4 through 7 side you're constantly moving from above ground to below ground. I would not recommend it.

    2. Andrew Diamond

      There's the people mover between terminal 3 and Bradley. I'm standing on it right now.

    3. Jimmy Guest

      No, there are not. From T6 Gate 64, take the escalator down. Walk all the way to T4 and then walkway near Gate 41. The entire walk is a solid 20+ minutes

  38. Steven M Guest

    Gonna miss connecting via those horrible underground corridors with no air that seemed oddly devoid of human life almost every time I walked them.

    Meanwhile the roadside traffic at LAX outside the terminals is worse than ever due to the endless construction. The easiest way to or from this airport is by ... plane!

    1. Icarus Guest

      Once the train starts operating there should be some relief. I believe it’s the stations that have to be completed rather than the actual tracks which are finished.

    2. BurritoMiles Guest

      I saw it was delayed again but I think now the Metro station and people mover system will open together and once thay happens things will be a lot better in the horseshoe.

    3. Greg Guest

      Those underground connectors are still the airside connection for the T5 side

    4. Timo Diamond

      I've been watching & reading about this people mover project since they first announced it. It will be an enormous positive impact to the horse shoe traffic. I'm especially excited about the new consolidated car rental center basically at the 405. This means the end of those car rental lumbering giants clogging traffic.

      I'm still fuzzy about Uber/Lyft/Taxis... will they all be located at the new transit hub stop at Airport Blvd along with...

      I've been watching & reading about this people mover project since they first announced it. It will be an enormous positive impact to the horse shoe traffic. I'm especially excited about the new consolidated car rental center basically at the 405. This means the end of those car rental lumbering giants clogging traffic.

      I'm still fuzzy about Uber/Lyft/Taxis... will they all be located at the new transit hub stop at Airport Blvd along with hotel shuttles? If so, that leaves private cars only in the horse shoe. I've read differing stories over the years.

  39. Icarus Guest

    There are 7 terminals What’s known as 8 is an extension to 7. Terminal 2 no longer exists per se. To get from 1 to 7 it’s simpler to walk across or take a bus.
    From what I understand everything will be renumbered once you he extension to T1 goes ahead and “ T9” is completed. The AA eagle’s nest will close once the extension to the West Gates/ midfield concourse is complete

    So...

    There are 7 terminals What’s known as 8 is an extension to 7. Terminal 2 no longer exists per se. To get from 1 to 7 it’s simpler to walk across or take a bus.
    From what I understand everything will be renumbered once you he extension to T1 goes ahead and “ T9” is completed. The AA eagle’s nest will close once the extension to the West Gates/ midfield concourse is complete

    So after the construction of the extension to T1:
    T1 gates 100-199. T2 200-299 TBIT (3) 300-399 T4 400-499 T5 500-99 etc

    1. Andrew Diamond

      Thank you for coherently explaining what LAWA cannot. :)

    2. Timo Diamond

      Their website is needlessly confusing.

  40. Mark Guest

    From personal experience, it is much quicker to leave airside from terminal 7 or 8 and walk outside to TBIT then walk airside. Airside is not a very straight path through all the terminals on that side and is much longer.

    1. Debo Gold

      This is mostly true. It's definitely a nicer experience, considering weather should almost always be pleasant. But if you're in a rush it's quicker to stay airside and not have to clear security again.

  41. grichard Guest

    Will security at LAX let you enter via a terminal other than the one for your departure?

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ grichard -- Yep!

    2. Leigh Diamond

      Hi Ben, I'm not sure if that's entirely correct. I've come into TBIT which has a security recheck right next to the Passport/Customs exit...and though it's immediately adjacent to AA's T4, I have heard of those connecting paxs being rejected and told they have to go to T4 to clear security again. Then again, everything at LAX has been changing...maybe that's changed as well.

    3. Andrew Diamond

      I've entered for a domestic flight through the TSA entry at TBIT's main hall many times (as recently as earlier this month.) That said, I haven't gone through the connecting gate near the arrivals section... that may be different.

    4. Points and Miles Doc Guest

      Same, I've entered numerous times through TBIT for AA flights in 4 and 5 and never had an issue. That said, if you have to check a bag, you won't be able to in TBIT. #teamcarryon

    5. Paul Guest

      It has been along learning curve for TSA and Clear, but, yes you may enter LAX security checkpoint at any terminal for a same day departure.

    6. RF Diamond

      Earlier this month I cleared security at TBIT for a T4 flight.

  42. The Space Cat Guest

    Hooray. I was pleasantly surprised two weeks ago to see the progress between Terminal 1 and 2 and the opening of work areas that has been walled off in both 2 and 3. Good to see the skyway finished.

    Now if only Delta could do something about how crammed in everything is in Terminal 2.

    1. Kamera Chimera Guest

      I flew Delta to LAx a year or two ago for first time and found the crowding to be overwhelmingly bad! I don't fly them regularly so I will be interested to know if that has been resolved or will be soon after the construction is completed.

  43. Never In Doubt Guest

    SFO still not yet there!

    Looks like the current estimate is "late 2024".

  44. Mantis Guest

    Anyone know if you can walk from SFO intl terminal A (where PP lounges are) to domestic terminal 1?

    1. Never In Doubt Guest

      Intl A to Terminal 1, yes.

      But the Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 airside link is still under construction, leaving 2 airside zones: Intl A-Terminal 1, and Terminal 2-3-Intl G.

    2. dee Guest

      A mess to get on a Delta flight C gates you must go to Term 2 security then walk the long bridge over to C gates.. When You arrive at C gates you cannot exit the street or baggage claim there you must again drag your bags thru to Terminal 2,, Then there is the garage mess as so much of the parking spaces are blocked off for ???? not sure??

    3. magicgumdrop Guest

      Indeed you can. Airside is currently split into:
      A 1
      And
      G 3 2

      That said the Terminal A PP game is currently weak, so don’t show up too hungry!

    4. CERTIFIED Member

      More like don't show up at all. Last time I was there all the PP lounges turned away anyone who wasn't flying the airline that operated the lounge.

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Steven M Guest

Gonna miss connecting via those horrible underground corridors with no air that seemed oddly devoid of human life almost every time I walked them. Meanwhile the roadside traffic at LAX outside the terminals is worse than ever due to the endless construction. The easiest way to or from this airport is by ... plane!

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Debo Gold

Will never forget my experience years ago sprinting from T7 to TBIT. Delayed United flight from SFO (thanks fog!) connecting to Austrian (J to VIE). Did not want to get rebooked on a United flight through Frankfurt or Munich so literally was sprinting through each terminal. Traversing each terminal connector is not the easiest experience when in a hurry.

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Icarus Guest

Once the train starts operating there should be some relief. I believe it’s the stations that have to be completed rather than the actual tracks which are finished.

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