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LAX 2017 Terminal Move: The Definitive Thread

LAX 2017 Terminal Move: The Definitive Thread

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Delta's Operational move from T5 to T2/3 at LAX:


Delta has moved to: T2 and T3 with eventual connector to TBIT (note: there is currently only airside bus service to stay securely between T2 & T3, the walking connector has not been built yet.)

Where to check bags: If you are flying to ATL, DTW, Hawaii, DCA, JFK, or internationally, you must check your bag(s) at T2. If you are flying anywhere else, you must check your bag(s) at T3.

Date(s) of move: May 12, 2017 - May 17, 2017

Here is a helpful chart from Delta which covers all Domestic / Int'l. transfer combos (AND TOTAL TRANSFER TIMES) between T2, T3 & TBIT.

New Bus Routes will help with connections:
- Circular Airfield Bus between TBIT, T2 and T3
- Airfield Bus between T2 and T3

Bus Map

Will there be a SkyClub: Yes, there is one in each terminal. Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse will remain.
- The SkyClub in T2 opened on May 20th (Former AC Maple Leaf Lounge)
pix in post 1058
- The SkyClub in T3 opened on May 24th (Former VX Loft)

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...d-updates.html

Where Will The Delta One Check In Lounge Be Located:

Delta will temporarily offer dedicated check-in space in Terminal 2 (first door closest to T1) while a long-term Delta One experience is finalized.
In T2, there is a small Delta One seating area with refreshments. An agent will escort you from the check in/lounge area through a back pathway up stairs to TSA precheck. Its a shorter walk to check-in at SkyPriority and easier if you have a carry on and don't want to drag it up a flight of stairs. 11/3/17)

Airlines joining DL in T2/3 for landside and departures:
- AeroMexico (T2)
- Virgin Atlantic (T2)
- WestJet (T3)

Landside T2 only, departures from TBIT:
- Virgin Australia
- Volaris

Landside T3 only, departures from TBIT:
- Avianca/Taca
- Copa (effective April 7)
- InterJet

Will there be secure links between T2-T3 and TBIT: Yes, the final plan is to let pax walk between all airside.

External Links:
Press Release: http://news.delta.com/delta-relocate...rough-19b-plan

Rough link showing T2/3 connector:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnWmrq1UEAEUiF3.jpg

Proposed schedule from LAWA presentation:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnWmMDLVUAA1vNM.jpg

Delta fact sheet:
http://www.lawa.org/uploadedFiles/LA...ease-Delta.pdf

Delta's LAX destination page featuring 'Delta Sky Way at LAX':
http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_...-terminal.html
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Old Apr 21, 17, 10:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Zorak View Post
Got an e-mail communication from Delta titled "What's New In Your Club" with the same blurb as posted here:

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...d-updates.html



The e-mail also says "Enjoy the Club before your next flight:" with specific reference to a LAX itinerary I have on the 18th, so they may have targeted it to, or at least personalized it for, people flying through LAX around that time period.
I got the same email but it referenced LGA since my next flight is out of LGA.
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Old Apr 22, 17, 1:07 am
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Originally Posted by USCTrojan83 View Post
T3 at LAX makes T2 at JFK look like the Bellagio.
I'm flying out of T3 right now and honestly it's horrible. For one, the bathrooms are literally broken. Delta's got its work cut out for them to renovate this dump.
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Old Apr 22, 17, 2:42 am
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Originally Posted by Zorak View Post
Got an e-mail communication from Delta titled "What's New In Your Club" with the same blurb as posted here:

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...d-updates.html



The e-mail also says "Enjoy the Club before your next flight:" with specific reference to a LAX itinerary I have on the 18th, so they may have targeted it to, or at least personalized it for, people flying through LAX around that time period.
Maybe I fail at reading comprehension, but does this mean the SkyClub in T3 will be undergoing enhancements until 2018 or it will be open while the T3 is undergoing enhancements? Will T2 be undergoing similar enhancements?

Has there been any word on whether the lounges will be more on par with TBIT lounges or the current T5 one?
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Old Apr 22, 17, 3:12 am
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Originally Posted by ty97 View Post
I got the same email but it referenced LGA since my next flight is out of LGA.
Got that too and don't have any DL travel as of right now booked. Seemed like an odd email because there was nothing really new going on at LGA Skyclubs
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Old Apr 22, 17, 8:25 am
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I also got the club email. They missed my ATL layover from SCL next Tuesday and went with my June flight to FCO via ATL. I do not get to LAX until late Nov so nothing about LAX or other hubs like SLC.
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Old Apr 22, 17, 10:51 am
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I'm flying out of T3 right now and honestly it's horrible. For one, the bathrooms are literally broken. Delta's got its work cut out for them to renovate this dump.
Bring in some pigeons and rename it JFK T3 at LAX.

Delta has a lot of experience putting lipstick on pigs when it comes to terminals. However, while there is some interim sprucing up prior to the reconstruction/renovation that could help, T3 will be like T3 until the work is complete around 2023.
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Old Apr 22, 17, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by hard8 View Post
Bring in some pigeons and rename it JFK T3 at LAX.

Delta has a lot of experience putting lipstick on pigs when it comes to terminals. However, while there is some interim sprucing up prior to the reconstruction/renovation that could help, T3 will be like T3 until the work is complete around 2023.
Don't know how much more lipstick DL can put on T3. LAWA recently replaced the carpet and old tile and replaced it with new carpet. I know that Shake Shack is coming to T3 but there is not much other consesion space in T3 for DL to bring
in like they did in T5 at LAX and T2 at JFK.
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Old Apr 22, 17, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by hard8 View Post
Bring in some pigeons and rename it JFK T3 at LAX.

Delta has a lot of experience putting lipstick on pigs when it comes to terminals. However, while there is some interim sprucing up prior to the reconstruction/renovation that could help, T3 will be like T3 until the work is complete around 2023.
Ugh, six years! By then it'll be time to move yet again!
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Old Apr 22, 17, 2:26 pm
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Originally Posted by MCO Flyer View Post
Don't know how much more lipstick DL can put on T3. LAWA recently replaced the carpet and old tile and replaced it with new carpet. I know that Shake Shack is coming to T3 but there is not much other consesion space in T3 for DL to bring
in like they did in T5 at LAX and T2 at JFK.
About the only/best things I can see DL doing for T3 in the short term is use it mainly for smaller planes (DL Connection and smaller mainline) to limit the number of people crammed into that space.
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Old Apr 22, 17, 9:47 pm
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But the most important question is this...Will there still be an ultra exclusive D1 entrance in the new terminals?!?!?!?!?!?!? *smirk*
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Old Apr 23, 17, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by hard8 View Post
Bring in some pigeons and rename it JFK T3 at LAX.

Delta has a lot of experience putting lipstick on pigs when it comes to terminals. However, while there is some interim sprucing up prior to the reconstruction/renovation that could help, T3 will be like T3 until the work is complete around 2023.
LOL
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Old Apr 23, 17, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by ty97 View Post
About the only/best things I can see DL doing for T3 in the short term is use it mainly for smaller planes (DL Connection and smaller mainline) to limit the number of people crammed into that space.
Well DL currently operates LAX-DEN/SFO/PDX/and SEA from 4 gates in T6 at LAX. I suppose in addition to the 4 T6 flights that SAN/OAK/SJC/LAS/PHX/and SMF could all use T3. WS will also use T3 and will probably take up 2 gates at the most.
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Old Apr 23, 17, 9:06 am
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Only 12 T3 gates have a jetbridge.

The 13th gate is gate 39, which Google Maps shows, has no jetbridge.

Sure doesn't like any T3 gate could handle a 767, 777, or 330. The smart money is on regional jets plus 717s all in T3.
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Old Apr 23, 17, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by Colin View Post
Only 12 T3 gates have a jetbridge.

The 13th gate is gate 39, which Google Maps shows, has no jetbridge.

Sure doesn't like any T3 gate could handle a 767, 777, or 330. The smart money is on regional jets plus 717s all in T3.
Virgin Australia used to fly out of there, so at least 1 gate can handle widebodies.
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Old Apr 23, 17, 9:32 am
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38B, i suspect, via a tug - which eliminates use of 39
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