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

What we know:

Where 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 you 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

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 will be 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)
- The SkyClub in T5 closed on May 16th (Will become AA Admirals Club)

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

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This May, Delta Sky Club is coming to Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 at LAX. Our Terminal 3 Club location opens on May 17 and will be available while we continue to make enhancements scheduled for completion by January 2018. The Club at Terminal 2 opening May 13 will have showers, so you can get refreshed after a long journey.
Where Will The Delta One Check In Lounge Be Located:

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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 no longer a Delta One lounge nor dedicated path to security. The Delta One agent will direct you to the regular path to security. (Its a shorter walk to check-in at SkyPriority, and with no additional amenities using SkyPriority is a smarter choice as of now 6/1/17)

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

Airline Move Dates:

Per LAWA Press Release

Already Complete:
  • American: T4/T6 → T4/T5 (Jan. 31)
  • Copa: TBIT (T6) → TBIT (T3) (Apr. 7)
  • Hainan: T2 → TBIT (Apr. 14)
  • Qatar: T2 → TBIT (May 1)
  • Thomas Cook: T2 → TBIT (May 1)
  • Delta: T6 → T3 (4 gates) (May 13)
  • Delta: T5 → T3 (2 gates) (May 13)
  • Virgin America: T3 → T6 (May 13)
  • Boutique: T3 → T6 (May 13)
  • Allegiant: T3 → T5 (T6) (May 13)
  • Frontier: T3 → T5 (T6) (May 13)
  • Sun Country: T2 to T5 (May 13)
  • Volaris: T2 → TBIT-N (T2) (May 13)
  • Virgin Australia: TBIT (T3) → TBIT (T2) (May 13)
  • Delta: T5 → T2 (3 gates) (May 15)
  • Avianca: T2 → TBIT-N (T3) (May 15)
  • Interjet : T2 → TBIT-N (T3) (May 15)
  • Spirit: T3 → T5 (May 15)
  • Delta: T5/T6 → T3/T2 (Remaining Gates) (May 17)
  • JetBlue: T3 → T5 (May 17)
  • Air Canada: T2 → T6 (May 17)
  • Hawaiian: T2 → T5 (May 17)
  • WestJet: T2 → T3 (May 17)
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Old Sep 2, 17, 8:19 pm   #1066
  
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Just flew in for the first time since the switch. Aer Leungus was occupying gate next to our flight. Why didn't they switch to TBI? Seems odd to have left them in terminal 2
The original LAX airline plan move had EI moving, but by the time things were finalized, EI wasn't moving. I'm guessing EI didn't want to move, for whatever reason.
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Old Sep 2, 17, 11:42 pm   #1067
  
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Bradley's remote gates were all full Friday evening, the time flights generally depart to Europe. Could make sense to stay in T2 w/ a guaranteed terminal gate.

I've used the remote gates for VS flights too, though I think that was because only 1 T2 can accommodate a 346.
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Old Sep 6, 17, 8:49 pm   #1068
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You can't drop your bags at T2 (even if departing from T2) as DL sorts check in by destination and T2 check in is for ATL/JFK/DTW/Hawaii/and International only. You must check in at T3. (You can still go through security at T2)
LAX-DCA also checks in at T2.
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Old Sep 6, 17, 9:38 pm   #1069
  
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Just flew in for the first time since the switch. Aer Leungus was occupying gate next to our flight. Why didn't they switch to TBI? Seems odd to have left them in terminal 2
Since they are coming in pre-cleared could it be easier for them to arrive at a "Domestic" terminal? (I know T2 also has Customs and Immigration but the bulk of flights are domestic) I don't know the setup at TBIT well enough to know if a flight without Customs/Immigration requirements is a big deal or not.
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Old Sep 6, 17, 10:15 pm   #1070
  
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Since they are coming in pre-cleared could it be easier for them to arrive at a "Domestic" terminal? (I know T2 also has Customs and Immigration but the bulk of flights are domestic) I don't know the setup at TBIT well enough to know if a flight without Customs/Immigration requirements is a big deal or not.
It's not a big deal. Instead of going down to immigration upon arriving at TBIT, you exit the gate area at the departure level and... that's it! You can walk out to curb side from departure level or go down to the domestic luggage claim - basically no different than any other terminal.

My guess why Aer Lingus stayed in T2... probably has something to do with its pending OneWorld membership. They are probably just waiting to be admitted so they can use the OW lounge in TBIT. No sense signing a contract to use another lounge when membership is already pending. Just wait a couple more month and then switch everything at once.
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Old Sep 7, 17, 1:18 am   #1071
  
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My guess why Aer Lingus stayed in T2... probably has something to do with its pending OneWorld membership. They are probably just waiting to be admitted so they can use the OW lounge in TBIT. No sense signing a contract to use another lounge when membership is already pending. Just wait a couple more month and then switch everything at once.
It's probably more to do with the gate lease. LAWA probably wasn't willing to give them the same lease rate at TBIT than T2 so they will just run the lease out before signing up to TBIT.
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Old Sep 19, 17, 3:24 pm   #1072
  
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I am flying tomorrow OKC-SLC-LAX then back on Friday via ATL.

Moments ago I got an email from DL alerting me to their new landscape. The email is nicely done but of course this thread had pretty well prepared me for this simple run.

Things will be a bit more complex in late Nov going to SYD on VA then returning on DL.
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Old Sep 19, 17, 9:34 pm   #1073
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The T6 Boardroom faces T7, not T3, which is on the opposite side of the horseshoe (Worldway). For a short period of time, from about the time it bought Reno Air until a few months to a year after 9/11 , AA operated out of both T4 and T3; T3 served mostly former Reno Air destinations. I don't recall if the Ambassadors Club in T3 was rebranded into the Admirals Club after the AA/TWA merger before it ultimately became the Alaska Boardroom.
I recall the elevator button being TWA branded when AS used the former TWA T-3 as it's club location.
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Old Sep 19, 17, 10:20 pm   #1074
  
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Had an 11:30 flight out of T3 today. Got to the SkyClub about 10:35/40 and they were turning people away due to overcrowding. We'll, not exactly. They had agents at the door saying it's very crowded and standing room only trying to keep folks from entering. I left and tweeted DL that they should provide food vouchers if the club is not accessible. DL suggested I find a red coat to discuss. My flight boarded at 10:55/11:00 so I was fine sitting at the gate.
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Old Sep 22, 17, 11:44 pm   #1075
  
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I was looking at my LAX-HND flight tomorrow and noticed it has departed from Gate 133, which is TBIT, not T2/3. What lounge do people use? I saw on PP that the KAL lounge doesn't open until noon. Do they make the D1 people use the T2 lounge and bus over to TBIT?
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Old Sep 25, 17, 10:33 pm   #1076
  
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Flew into T3 on Saturday and visited the T3 Sky Club, mostly because I wanted to see what they had done to the old VX Loft Lounge. The place has been opened up a bit for more seating, but what an overcrowded cluster. Went to use the men's facilities and there was a huge crowd and line inside. Whoa. Turned around and left. I'm sure it will be better in the future, but it is very undersized today.

On a positive note the Shake Shack is open. Big plus.

Headed over to Sky Club T2, which is really a nice experience.
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Old Sep 25, 17, 11:23 pm   #1077
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I was looking at my LAX-HND flight tomorrow and noticed it has departed from Gate 133, which is TBIT, not T2/3. What lounge do people use? I saw on PP that the KAL lounge doesn't open until noon. Do they make the D1 people use the T2 lounge and bus over to TBIT?
DL has SC in T2/T3 and terminals connected via bus airside. KAL lounge i believe is open earlier. However not for PP. Also it sucks.
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DL has SC in T2/T3 and terminals connected via bus airside. KAL lounge i believe is open earlier. However not for PP. Also it sucks.
Well... there are instant noodles
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Old Oct 5, 17, 11:07 pm   #1079
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Well... there are instant noodles
You can get them at work, and you can feed 100 people for a month from there for the price of a lounge day pass.

As for my T3 visit yesterday, all in all a not bad experience. I had a bag to check (after a long EZE/LIM/LAX day on LA), and there was no line, and the Sky Priority agent was very nice. Precheck just had one person in front of me. The SkyClub was fine. It was my second trip in there as a DL lounge. I'm kind of nostalgic for that room, given the countless hours I've spent in there over the years. I like the salad bowl fixins, and some of those "take out" packages are decent, too. At the bar, I did mention to the barman that I like the crystal they are using and he, too, likes that it was all Baccarat. Nonetheless, I tossed it in the dustbin when it was empty instead of pilfering it from the lounge.
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Added information about bag checking to the wiki (source: the popup I got on dl.com when I checked in for a flight from LAX today). If this isn't the proper place for it, let me know and I'll delete it.
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