The LAX Los Angeles International Airport boarding hall is one year new. I remember the airport was about to reopen the new terminal when my son and I traveled back to LA beginning of August last year.
If you have seen the previous LAX international boarding hall, you would know there was nothing much to shout about. Many of my visitors were shocked when they arrived for the first time into the old LAX international airport. They asked – Why there was not free WIFI? Why there were so few duty free shops? Why it didn’t look like a world class international airport? Well, it didn’t.
But now, I can proudly say, this is the LAX international airport. We have complimentary WIFI service (after you watched a short commercial), many high end duty free shops, a lot of nice seating area for travelers to rest while waiting to board their flight.
There are two concourses – North and South. Our flight EVA Air BR1 was boarding from Gate 134 which is located in the North Concourse. There are several walking escalators to take tired travelers to different boarding gates. It was busy considering the time was almost midnight.
The above picture is the Petrossian Caviar and Champagne Bar. I love the decoration!
There is a food court with many selections for hungry travelers to catch a bite or two before their flight. If you are tired of American food after your long travel around the United States of America, you can grab a bite at the Panda Express at the food court.
The boarding hall has two levels. It was made this way to accommodate the two levels airplane Airbus 380. The high ceiling is great to extend the space upwards giving the travelers a sense of world class international airport.
Upon entering the boarding hall after passing through the TSA, you will a huge horizontal screen showing the local attractions in Los Angeles. I think that it is a cool idea to showcase to the travelers, especially if it is their first time to Los Angeles.
I also forgot to mention that there is a new procedure leaving LAX International Airport. For the first time ever (after living in Southern California for 18 years), we had to pass through immigration when leaving LAX. They just checked our passport. The immigration section looks like a temporary counters, which doesn’t present itself in the same level as the boarding hall. I hope in the near future they will upgrade and make the immigration section a permanent area.
Right before we enter the North Concourse, I saw this advertisement on Tourism in Singapore. Here, they use the vertical screen for display which is quite interesting to me.