Monday 15th May 2017
Published on Monday, May 15, 2017
Passengers reminded to check in early at LAX this week
Travelers flying out of Los Angeles International Airport this week are being urged to arrive early to ensure smooth check in during a major operation to switch airline locations.
About a third of the 70 airlines at Los Angeles International Airport are moving to new terminals or new ticket counters this week in preparation for a major renovation project.
LAX is advising passengers to check with their airline to ensure they arrive at the correct terminal.
Travelers taking international flights are being asked to arrive four hours ahead, while domestic passengers need to arrive three hours early.
Last night was the second night of airline relocations, with Aviana, Spirit and InterJet all now relocated.
In an update this morning, LAX said: "All of the airlines involved in this morning's terminal relocations have completed their operations for the night, and the moves are currently on or ahead of schedule.
"Avianca has relocated its arrivals and departures to the Tom Bradley International Terminal (Terminal B). Passengers will check in at Terminal 3 and walk to Terminal B.
"All Spirit aircraft have been moved from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5. Additional work to relocate the airline continues at this time.
"Also this morning, InterJet is completing its relocation from Terminal 2 to Terminal B. Passengers will check in at Terminal 3 and walk to Terminal B.
"Delta Air Lines is in the process of moving three gates from Terminal 5 to Terminal 2. Due to outdated information, it was incorrectly stated that Delta was also moving gates out of Terminal 6 earlier tonight . Those gates will move on Tuesday night, May 16."
LAX said passengers should check with their airlines' official website for the most accurate information on the location of their aircraft and advised travelers to check in, print or download boarding passes before leaving for LAX, so they can be aware of the changes and arrive at the correct terminal for their departure.
In addition, passengers are encouraged to arrive earlier than usual, three hours for a domestic flight, four hours for an international flight.
The statement adds: "When arriving at LAX, look up at new signage that will be updated nightly to reflect the moves, and which will identify the new airline terminal locations.
"Finally, passengers are reminded to ask for help if they have problems finding their flights.
"More than 200 volunteers are on hand, many of them in green vests that match a green-wrapped shuttle bus that will run on both the upper-and lower-level roadways to help transport passengers to their correct terminal."