There’s a lot going on a Los Angeles International Airport these days, such as the ongoing $500+ million upgrade to United’s operations at Terminals 7 and 8, plus a rumor that Delta could be moving across the horseshoe to terminals 2 and 3.
First, let’s look at what United has going on at LAX Terminal 7.
As with most big construction projects, the likelihood of glitches increases, so be prepared when flying United to or from LAX through the end of next year when it should conclude. This spring, you’ll see a new baggage claim area open as well as an updated economy class check-in space and consolidated security screening area.
In a new video, United promises a bigger, better and brighter terminal with extras like a new 20,000 square foot United Club with an outdoor terrace (pictured above). A United spokesperson told TravelSkills that the new Club is slated to open in September 2016.
Remember that while United uses both Terminals 7 and 8, all check in and security is at Terminal 7.
LAX airport authorities are reportedly now briefing other airlines about the possibility of Delta moving from its recently renovated Terminal 5 across to a new space at Terminals 2 and 3 according to the BrianSumers.com blog. If the deal goes forward, Delta would invest nearly a billion dollars on a terminal renovation or replacement project that could take up to five years to complete.
Delta is now the #2 carrier at LAX after American, and the new space would provide 23 gates, up from its current 13 in Terminal 5. Over the last 6 years, Delta has nearly doubled the number of seats it flies in and out a LAX, so it could use the space. Plus, Sumers reports that Delta may add a behind-security tunnel to the adjacent Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).
And in case you missed it, Southwest is now operating out of a shiny newly modernized Terminal 1 facility at LAX. Also last month LAX completed a new behind-security corridor connecting American’s Terminal 4 with the TBIT.
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