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Old Jan 13, 10, 8:41 pm
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Looks good to me, when its complete. Until then, I agree with an above poster, some connections may be tight.
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Old Jan 13, 10, 9:37 pm
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The T4/T5 tunnel is currently closed, but there is talk AA is going to look at getting it reopened for AS connections.
Will it be limited to AA-AS connecting pax or will those stinky DL pax be allowed to use the connection to TBIT?
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Old Jan 13, 10, 10:08 pm
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Originally Posted by MAH4546 View Post
AS will be in T6 soon. T4 and T6 are already connected behind security, as there are tunnels running between T4/T5 and T5/T6.

The T4/T5 tunnel is currently closed, but there is talk AA is going to look at getting it reopened for AS connections.
Glad to hear that

Now if only we could get reciprocity with baggage fee waivers & premium seating for elites
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Old Jan 14, 10, 3:47 pm
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I'm curious as to how much time this is really going to add to a connection between T4 and the new terminal. For me, I always arrive on AE from SBA on 24R so that probably means an average of an extra 2 to 3 minutes to arrive at the new terminal but I don't see much of a difference on the bus ride. Does the OP or anyone else have any experience yet on that? I could see how this might affect a very tight connection since every minute counts but I have found that you can be unlucky with the old terminal as you are the first to board the bus and wait up to 10 minutes at times before they shuttle you over...
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Old Jan 14, 10, 4:00 pm
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Originally Posted by popfly View Post
I'm curious as to how much time this is really going to add to a connection between T4 and the new terminal. For me, I always arrive on AE from SBA on 24R so that probably means an average of an extra 2 to 3 minutes to arrive at the new terminal but I don't see much of a difference on the bus ride. Does the OP or anyone else have any experience yet on that? I could see how this might affect a very tight connection since every minute counts but I have found that you can be unlucky with the old terminal as you are the first to board the bus and wait up to 10 minutes at times before they shuttle you over...
I don't have any further specifics beyond my husband indicating that the bus ride was longer. I know that he almost missed his onward flt to BOS. He also indicated that there were some ground ops problems at the new terminal which slowed things down. (ie, getting gate checked baggage) Presumably these will be worked out with time.
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Old Jan 14, 10, 4:11 pm
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I guess I will find out next week. I always try to catch an earlier flight back to SBA when arriving from an Intl flight so hopefully there isn't much of a difference and if there is, it will be corrected soon!
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Old Jan 14, 10, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by MAH4546 View Post
AS will be in T6 soon. T4 and T6 are already connected behind security, as there are tunnels running between T4/T5 and T5/T6.

The T4/T5 tunnel is currently closed, but there is talk AA is going to look at getting it reopened for AS connections.
Reopening the T4-T5 tunnel is a back-to-the-future great idea. Other than for its obvious terminal and airline connectivity, I often enjoyed a nice, brisk, climate-controlled, stretch of the legs when my situation permitted.

I've always considered the tunnel system to be a genius, ahead-of-its time design gem of LAX. Even though very few people changed terminals when it was built, someone was thinking ahead.

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Old Jan 14, 10, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
Reopening the T4-T5 tunnel is a back-to-the-future great idea. Other than for its obvious terminal and airline connectivity, I often enjoyed a nice, brisk, climate-controlled, stretch of the legs when my situation permitted.

I've always considered the tunnel system to be a genius, ahead-of-its time design gem of LAX. Even thought very few people changed terminals when it was built, someone was thinking ahead.
Until the TSA came along, then all future thinking was tossed out the window!
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Old Jan 14, 10, 4:37 pm
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Originally Posted by popfly View Post
I'm curious as to how much time this is really going to add to a connection between T4 and the new terminal. For me, I always arrive on AE from SBA on 24R so that probably means an average of an extra 2 to 3 minutes to arrive at the new terminal but I don't see much of a difference on the bus ride. Does the OP or anyone else have any experience yet on that? I could see how this might affect a very tight connection since every minute counts but I have found that you can be unlucky with the old terminal as you are the first to board the bus and wait up to 10 minutes at times before they shuttle you over...
In addition to the added time for taxi upon landing, I wonder whether AE flts won't be held longer on the ramp to let jumbos & mainline aircraft depart. After all, routing over to the other side of the airport isn't viable anymore...
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Old Jan 14, 10, 5:09 pm
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What LAX really needs a bi-directional people mover solution. All those car-loving Angelinos, hotel and parking lot shuttles, taxis and shuttle vans, police cars all just adds a traffic nightmare there (great way to showcase L.A. though; first glimpse of L.A. traffic is at the airport itself LOL). Ever try to flag down a parking shuttle there? You literally have to chase after the shuttle bus, waving with all your might because they can't see you with all the other shuttles blocking the way! LOL

And it's probably has to be the only major airport in the world which still does not have a direct rail link to the airport
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Old Jan 14, 10, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by kebosabi View Post
What LAX really needs a bi-directional people mover solution. All those car-loving Angelinos, hotel and parking lot shuttles, taxis and shuttle vans, police cars all just adds a traffic nightmare there (great way to showcase L.A. though; first glimpse of L.A. traffic is at the airport itself LOL). Ever try to flag down a parking shuttle there? You literally have to chase after the shuttle bus, waving with all your might because they can't see you with all the other shuttles blocking the way! LOL

And it's probably has to be the only major airport in the world which still does not have a direct rail link to the airport
Well there is the bus to the rail station at least... I think that LAX would need a more comprehensive rail system before connecting it to the center of the complex.

I do like the idea of a climate controlled walkway though between terminals
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Old Jan 15, 10, 1:05 am
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
I do like the idea of a climate controlled walkway though between terminals
So do I -- until the next TSO leaves his post, allowing someone to walk in thru the exit, resulting in a massive dump of T3, TBIT, T4, T5, T6 and T7...
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Old Jan 15, 10, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by kebosabi View Post
What LAX really needs a bi-directional people mover solution. All those car-loving Angelinos, hotel and parking lot shuttles, taxis and shuttle vans, police cars all just adds a traffic nightmare there (great way to showcase L.A. though; first glimpse of L.A. traffic is at the airport itself LOL). Ever try to flag down a parking shuttle there? You literally have to chase after the shuttle bus, waving with all your might because they can't see you with all the other shuttles blocking the way! LOL

And it's probably has to be the only major airport in the world which still does not have a direct rail link to the airport
That is exactly what seems to be depicted in the PDF linked in post #7 above. The pink dashes is the proposed people mover, connecting all terminals, rental car facility, parking, and the Green Line. Since it runs along/within a block of Century Blvd, I'd assume stops for many hotels will also be included.
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Old Jan 15, 10, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by aamilesslave View Post
That is exactly what seems to be depicted in the PDF linked in post #7 above. The pink dashes is the proposed people mover, connecting all terminals, rental car facility, parking, and the Green Line. Since it runs along/within a block of Century Blvd, I'd assume stops for many hotels will also be included.
Thanks, even though I was the poster for that pdf, I didn't really give it a good glance on the other parts of LAX. Love the idea of getting rid of the parking lots and converting them to terminals!

A people mover that connects with the Hilton LAX would be awesome as that's right next door to my second favorite Parking Spot (Century)

BTW, I was just there a couple of hours ago and I saw that the porno store next to the Carl's Jr. on Century/Aviation has been demolished. Perhaps making way for a Green Line station (I could hope!)??
A good move I say. That porno shop with the big XXX sign was not a great sight to see as one of the first things in LA.


But with all the existing homes and business surrounding LAX more of the off-site projects will take years to come to fruition. Considering the costs and time involved for dealing with airport neighbors, buying out the property, demolishing them, and then finally to construction, this project must have lots of problems lying ahead.

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