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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

8100 Westchester Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90045
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  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
    Helen Windle
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    It was big, bustling and confusing but we found our way through easily enough by reading the signs and allowing enough time to walk the 'millions miles'. It is certainly an interesting gateway to USA.

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  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
    Ryan McGredy
    1 Jul 05, 2012

    One of my least favorite airports in the world. Confusing, crowded, and hectic. Most of the people that work there seem to be in a bad mood. Pick up and drop off is a mess and with LA traffic it can be hard to get in and out of.

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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Does anybody in their right mind really like LAX?
    It is big, congested, it is a nightmare making connections.
    Don't use LAX as a connectng point between a domestic and international flight, as you will need a 3 hour layover just to make it.

    The terminal is set up in a large U shape, with separate terminals numbered from 1 through 7, with the Tom Bradshaw International terminal in the closed end of the U opposite the access points from I-105 and Sepulveda Avenue via Century Boulevard and World Way.

    The I-405 between LAX and downtown LA is habitually the worst freeway congestion in SoCal, any time of the day.

    The Airport Authority desperately tries to spruce up LAX, with the 15 cylinders of light towers with a changing rainbow of colors, or the Jetson's like rotating restaurant that is constantly under scaffolding to be refurbished. The Control Towers have a creative design that seems to like to use large cables only for decorative effect, sort of like a belly dancer's hip chains.

    Unlike the trend toward a group rental center like many airports have gone to (i.e. OAK, SFO, LAS, ABQ, etc), LAX still has individual rental car buses, including Hertz, Avis, Budget, etc to add to the congestion.
    They have huge lots situated on 98th and 96th avenues near LAX hotel row.

    I fly United mostly, although I have flown Southwest, Northwest and US Airways from LAX domestically, and Northwest, Air New Zealand and United internationally. For United, it is in terminal 7. Often the line outside security trails out over the walkway from the parking lot. If you are Premiere, go to the end of terminal 6, where there is plenty of room, help and kiosks and no crowds for elite members. You also have your own separate security line to speed you through, usually with never more than a handful of people.

    Inside the terminals, in gates 68 thru 88, there are a few eating places, like Starbucks, Wolfgang Puck, and a few typical Hudson News shops, but not a lot more like many of the newer Airport "Malls" like PDX or MSP or LAS. Baggage claim is down stairs through a habitrail hallway reminscent of a penitentiary. There are large carousels and a screen showing which flights are at which carousel.

    All in all, LAX is old and does the best it can with what it's got. But sprucing up with superficial decorations without improvements on the inside with critical upgrades is, well, typical LA.

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    ratt1972
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    have to agree with lorrie its is an old airport.look like the last time i was there it was slowly upgrading

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  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
    Phyllis Schmitt
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    A big busy airport but well marked for the tourist. The best thing for us was being able to catch the Freeway Flyer to the Valley. It comes every 1/2 hour to the hour and takes you non-stop to Van Nuys.

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    2 Jul 05, 2012

    As is the case with many travelers I have been through LAX several times. The construction is a pain and I had a shitty experience getting through security once but my last time there was not so bad so I still have hope for LAX.

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    John Abdou
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    I much rather prefer to fly out of one of the smaller LA area airports, but I like LAX much better than I do the other major airports in the US, such as San Fran, O'Hare, Atlanta.

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  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
    Norman Wetzell
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Overall a tidy and pretty efficient airport but not very inviting or welcoming compared to other international airports.

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    Mel S Wong
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Airports are always full of excitement. People going, people coming, people leaving, people returning. LAX is one of my favorite hubs on the west coast. Many exciting journeys either began, transited, and even concluded at this busy airport where many nationalities converge.

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  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
    Lorrie M
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    I always thought, or had this image in my head that LAX was like this awesome superb airport since it was the hub of the launch pad for the awesomeness of Southern California... but I guess after a few repeat visits I have to say reality is far from that image.

    This airport is old, older than I expected it to be. Everything in here is not open as late as the number of late night flights that do come into the airport. The walkways are usually old, dusty, dirty. Security takes forever, and in early 2011, there was still no free wi fi.

    If you do come here, be prepared to starve if you come in late or leave early because the choices are so limited or are all closed. There isn't much shopping to keep you entertained and half of their plugs in most of their terminals don't work. There is no wi-fi.

    I think 3 is generous for this airport, but I'll round it from a 2.5 since you have to come here if you want to travel to LA by plane pretty much.

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  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
    Nicola Jones
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    A great aiport...everything you need...clean...efficient..great staff. and professionall...dont be naughty though...eyes & guns are on you at all times..lmao

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    Becky Mahan
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Always busy, always crowded, hectic to navigate and an even bigger nightmare to park. But it's also a hub for celebrities in their excessive comings and goings -- and there's plenty of shopping and restaurant options if you're stuck here for awhile.

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  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
    Sharon K. Yapp
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Fly to anywhere from LAX. Be prepared for lots of traffic getting to the airport. Quick tip if you're arriving on Southwest--have your ride pick you up at the Departures downstairs, not Arrivals. Much less crowded ;)

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  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
    ibrahim YILMAZ
    2 Oct 20, 2013

    it's a very non-modern airport

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    Juno Kim
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    4 Oct 16, 2013

    LAX is big! Prepare yourself to have enough time if you are taking a connecting flight.

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    Tiffany G
    3 Sep 01, 2013
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    jeremiah lumba
    4 Aug 13, 2013

    Thank God this flight is only 45-1hr

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    Jordan Ryan
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    5 Aug 08, 2013

    Nothing like it. Just huge and busy

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    5 Apr 26, 2013
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Los Angeles International Airport has grown and expanded into the world’s sixth busiest airport since its opening in 1928. It serves as a hub or focus city for many airlines, including United, American, Southwest, Qantas, New Zealand Air, among others. Ever since Southwest gained access to LAX, traffic at LAX has picked up considerably as there is no longer a need to go to Bob Hope in Burbank for ... read more
a Southwest flight. LA is notorious for its lack of public transportation, so be wary of traffic patterns and rush hours as you book your flights and plan your transits to and from the airport.Car – From downtown, take the 110 south and get on the 105 west. If you’re taking the 405, exit at Century and drive west toward the airport. Taxi – Fixed price of $50 either way to a destination in Downtown. Other destinations will most likely use the meter, including the Westside and the South Bay.Metro – The Green Line of the Metro stops at the Aviation/LAX station. Take shuttle bus G to the airport, it runs every 20 minutes. Flyaway Bus – A fairly good public transportation alternative to the Metro is the Flyaway bus. It runs from preset stops in four locations in the area: Westwood, Union Station, Irvine Transportation Center and Van Nuys.

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