Last week, the $1.6 billion renovation of the American Airlines terminals at Los Angeles International Airport got underway. The upgrades projected over the next 15 years by American Airlines include unified passenger check-in and baggage claim areas, improvements to the check-in facilities in Terminal 5, centralization of the terminals’ security screening checkpoint and connecting the terminals on both sides of the building.
For premium passengers, American recently opened a Flagship lounge in Terminal 4 featuring larger seating areas, conference rooms and enhanced food and beverage options. Those who travel in American’s Flagship First product available on premium transcontinental services to JFK as well as flights to London Heathrow and Hong Kong, also have access to the dedicated Flagship Dining featuring a la carte dining and premium wines and spirits.
The American Airlines renovation is the latest construction project to break ground at LAX. The international terminal is in the middle of expanding and Delta Airlines is in the process of doing similar upgrades to Terminals 2 and 3 at a cost of about $1.9 billion. All these improved terminals will be connected to the new people mover system arriving in 2023, which will hopefully ease congestion in LAX’s famously clogged horseshoe and and get passengers to the Metro station with ease.