Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Level 4 of TBIT is the Ticketing & Departures level housing near the entrance four rows of ticketing counters. The ticketing level offers ATM & ICE Currency Exchange; SmartCarte baggage carts, US Customs, Airport Volunteers and VI services; as well as food & drink (Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf; Planet Hollywood; Earl of Sandwich, WPizza) and shops (Angelero; Travel & Leisure; Hudson).
The Departurs level offers a large choice of food & drink, as well as a duty-free area with five choices and a shopping ara with 21 choices. Services include 40 XpressSpa, ATM, ICE currency exchange, Free ICE WiFi, and nursing room. The two rows at right & left of center have separate TSA passenger screenings, reached by elevators /escalator – with access to VIP lounges, Children’s play area, and to gates 119-123. Escalators /Stairs take you up to the shopping /dining area surrounding the Time Tower entrance. Near the Relay Store is access to gates 130 – 134 at east side, and to gates 148 – 159 at west side – both have moving walkways.
The Food Court is between the Ticketing & Mezzanine level 5.
Mezzanine Level 5 of TBIT: Recently a security checkpoint opened at the south side of the mezzanine-level, and Customs & Border Protection opened a secondary baggage sceening area. The Mezzanine level houses III Forks Steakhouse, Lucky Fish & Drink LA, with access to the Time Tower.
Arrivals level of TBIT: Arriving passenges Passenges at TBIT’s will now be guided by the overhead new color-coded way finding signs to Customs. This level houses the baggage claim area, an FIS passport control area, ATM & ICE currency exchange, interactive visitors centers, Smart Carte baggage carts, family restrooms, Airport Volunteers, and VIP services. Food & drink is availale from Cantina Laredo, Coffeee Bean & Tea Leaf, PinkBerry & 7-Eleven; Shops include See’s Candies, USA Today Travel Zone & Virgin Mobile/Boost Mobile. Outside ground transportation is available for hotel parking lot shuttles, shared ride vans, taxis, FlyAway, buses & long-distance Vans, LAX shuttle buses & rental car shuttles – each stop is marked with its own color sign. Transfer passengers to Terminal 3 may use the secure connector.
The North Terminals: T1, (New T1.5 under construction), T2 & T3:
Terminal 1 at LAX Airport serves Southwest airline (except its international arrivals) with gates 9 – 18B. Southwest passengers will start checking in and then wll be bused to TBIT for Southwest’s international flights. T1’s Departure Level of T1 currently houses the food court with 5 restaurants, 4 other food & drink concessions; T1’s Arrival level offers an ATM, interactive Visitors Centers, baggage carts, Volunteer Information Professionals, Hudson Newsstand, & Dunkin Donuts Express. The Pizza Kitchen opened near gate 13, while Westfield continues phased opening of 24 new concessions throughout 2017. Completed projects as of May 2017: state-ofthe-art security screening checkpoint; refurbished lower Arrivals/Baggage claim area; reopening of gates 15 & 17A; nursing room at gate 10, and animal relief station near gate 13. Second-phase construction/ renovation involving Southwest Airlines’ renovation project at the eastern part of T1, including former check-in lobby was completed. In April a new Security Sceening Check Point opened at the eastern portion of T1, able to expand to up to 12 lanes.