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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: As of January 13, 2020, non-Sky Priority customers must check their bag(s) at the terminal their flight departs from, unless their flight departs from TBIT, in which case, they must check their bag at Terminal 2. Sky priority customers can check their bag at either terminal. See this link for more information.

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 May 17, 17, 3:38 am
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Originally Posted by kjnangre View Post
I think a really impressive part of all this is that many of the DL employees helping with the move are volunteering:

的知 a Delta person through and through. It was important for me to be here. I just wanted to be part of it. It痴 been hard work and long hours, but I知 grateful to have the opportunity to help passengers.

How cool is that?

http://news.delta.com/peach-corps-vo...-epic-lax-move
To be clear they volunteered to come work. They're still being paid.
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Originally Posted by minnyfly View Post
Let's be real with the praise here. Over 20 years ago at DEN, an entire airport was moved overnight. I think other airlines could handle this LAX move too.
Moving to brand new already completed building is wholly different then moving buildings while in active use on both ends.
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Delta LAX gate map updated

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_...s-angeles.html
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Originally Posted by BenA View Post
I'm dreading having to fly out of T3. I suspect that's going to be the terminal they stuff all the regional/west coast flights in, so I fear I'll be condemned to sit out all my future rolling delays for Seattle flights in an environment that's even less comfortable than the T6 regional gates were.
Unfortunately, it looks like they are indeed running all the SFO and SEA "Shuttle" fights out of T3.
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I checked in this morning at T2 priority counter, as there was no one at the delta one counter. I've been informed that the lounge in T3 is behind schedule and didn't open as expected today. I decided to check out the T2 temp lounge, before going into virgin Atlantic's lounge. Delta's is a bunch of chairs and prepackaged sandwiches and other breakfast items, but still a better selection that the virgin lounge.
It's expected to be a 20 minute total to get from T2 to T3, if you happen to miss the shuttle.
Someone should inform T2 tsa that there is a secured shuttle, as they were warning me that I have to go through security again in T3.
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Originally Posted by ty97 View Post
It looks like they moved the T2 bus port to Gate 22A. Smart move because it's just a straight shot over to T3. Someone else must had still had the rights on 22A while the move was going on hence why they had to use the Gate 21A Bus port
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Originally Posted by fnaime23 View Post
I checked in this morning at T2 priority counter, as there was no one at the delta one counter. I've been informed that the lounge in T3 is behind schedule and didn't open as expected today. I decided to check out the T2 temp lounge, before going into virgin Atlantic's lounge. Delta's is a bunch of chairs and prepackaged sandwiches and other breakfast items, but still a better selection that the virgin lounge.
It's expected to be a 20 minute total to get from T2 to T3, if you happen to miss the shuttle.
Someone should inform T2 tsa that there is a secured shuttle, as they were warning me that I have to go through security again in T3.
Flying to UK or how'd get into VS lounge? Also you realize VS has table service from a menu? Not sure how you can say prepackaged sandwiches are better.
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Old May 17, 17, 8:36 am
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Flew into LAX last night on the DCA flight. We taxied to a remote section of the airport for 20 min and then went to our gate. They brought us into 59 in T5. You could tell it was the last night for Delta. With the exceptions of the monitors almost every other piece of Delta signage was taken down. They had about half a dozen of those "helpers" in yellow vests at baggage claim.
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Old May 17, 17, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
I just read the agreement. It clearly shows that DL will be getting rent credits for the relocation/future improvements to T2/T3/TBIT/etc. Also mentions that the relocation of airlines will be capped at X amount to be given via rent credit.
Under the heading Fiscal Impact, the first thing the Board Report (08/02/16) says is this:

"The acquisition costs for the planned improvements from Delta will be recovered through future terminal rates and charges pursuant to the Rate Agreement." [Emphasis added]

Following that, the Board Report enumerates the acquisition costs for the first phase of the project. The acquisition costs for the first phase total $462+ million and include both the buyback amount and the amount for rent credits. (The remainder of the $1.9 B is still subject to a Board vote.)

In short, even though it appears with the rent credits that LAWA is absorbing a majority of the capital costs for the T2/T3 project, that is not what is actually happening.
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Old May 17, 17, 9:19 am
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Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
Flying to UK or how'd get into VS lounge? Also you realize VS has table service from a menu? Not sure how you can say prepackaged sandwiches are better.
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Flying delta first. First time in the virgin lounge. And doesn't seem like this is a normal schedule for them. That's why it looked like it did. A friend that always flies virgin told me the same as you described. So must be a temp thing or a move thing.
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Originally Posted by fnaime23 View Post
Flying delta first. First time in the virgin lounge. And doesn't seem like this is a normal schedule for them. That's why it looked like it did. A friend that always flies virgin told me the same as you described. So must be a temp thing or a move thing.
As in DL domestic F?? How does that qualify for VS lounge entrance? Only pax on US-UK flights in J or with DL PM/DM status are supposed to have access to VS Clubhouse's.
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Originally Posted by ty97 View Post
Top of the page still says T5/6:

Delta serves Terminal 5 and Terminal 6. See the LAX Airport map for more details.
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As in DL domestic F?? How does that qualify for VS lounge entrance? Only pax on US-UK flights in J or with DL PM/DM status are supposed to have access to VS Clubhouse's.
I assume that's the only virgin lounge in T2, right ? I'm flying domestic f connecting to international D1, I am PM too. But there were others getting the voucher/pass to access the virgin lounge as well.
I can see from online pictures the table service you described. I didn't see any menus, just so the light spread.
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I assume that's the only virgin lounge in T2, right ? I'm flying domestic f connecting to international D1, I am PM too. But there were others getting the voucher/pass to access the virgin lounge as well.
I can see from online pictures the table service you described. I didn't see any menus, just so the light spread.
Only pax on a same-day nonstop DL or VS flight from the US to UK are supposed to get access. J pax or DL Gold or higher status (originally, I though only Plat or higher, but now I see DL Gold's have access too). VS is not a Skyteam member, so the normal Skyteam rules do not apply. Pax on one of the 3 daily VS LAX-LHR nonstop's, or connecting though a DL US hub to UK nonstop flight would qualify.

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Originally Posted by fnaime23 View Post
I assume that's the only virgin lounge in T2, right ? I'm flying domestic f connecting to international D1, I am PM too. But there were others getting the voucher/pass to access the virgin lounge as well.
I can see from online pictures the table service you described. I didn't see any menus, just so the light spread.
Ah, sounds like a temporary arrangements, since no vouchers are normally used.
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