03/15/2024 02:00 PM


For Immediate Release
March 8, 2024

LAX Public Relations
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Innovative Engineering and Construction Approaches at LAX Continue to Garner Accolades

Breeze through the airport and onto your spring break with insider tips and updated information for traveling through LAX during the spring break travel period.


(Los Angeles) March and April bring longer days, warmer weather, and increased travel. As the spring break travel period gets underway this month in Southern California, Los Angeles World Airports is ready to welcome an increase in travelers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) between now and the end of April.

“LAX is ready and excited to welcome millions of visitors to Los Angeles this Spring Break,” said Michael Christensen, Chief Operations and Maintenance Officer, Los Angeles World Airports. “The expected increase in passenger traffic is a testament to the importance of LAX for business and leisure travelers. As the airport continues its transformation with infrastructure and technology modernizations, we appreciate being a part of our guests’ journeys.”

On average, over 211,000 passengers are anticipated to transit through the airport each day between now and the end of March. LAX anticipates a sustained increase passenger numbers through much of April, as the spring break period is spread across the two-month period. During this period, over 80,000 vehicles are anticipated to transit through the Central Terminal Area (CTA) roadways, with higher numbers bookending the weekends.

With more travelers passing through the airport and more vehicles transiting airport roadways and parking garages, here are the top tips to prepare for a safe and enjoyable experience at LAX this spring:

1. Allow at least two hours before departure time
LAX is one of the busiest origin and destination airports in the world. More passengers start or end their journeys, by plane here than almost any other airport. While two hours may seem excessive, this will allow enough time to arrive, check any bags, proceed through TSA security, and navigate to the boarding gate. If traveling internationally, LAX recommends arriving three hours early.

2. Pre-book your parking
Parking at the airport is in high demand, with parking facilities expected to reach capacity on the busiest travel days. Visit parking.flylax.com for the best rates and to plan your parking ahead of time. Parking options may include discounts from the drive-up rates, depending on availability and demand. Use the promo code SPRING10 for 10% off all parking (excluding Van Nuys Flyaway lot) between now and April 1.

3. Plan ahead before you arrive
Check the status of for your flight before arriving at the airport. If your reservation is eligible to do so, utilize online check-in.

Meeting someone? Check the status and arrival terminal of their flight before heading to the airport. LAX provides real-time traffic and parking information at Parking and traffic updates are available 24/7 via the automated @FlyLAXstats X (formerly Twitter) feed.

Curbside pickup and drop off is permitted on the Upper/Departures and Lower/Arrivals levels. All parking structures are free for the first 15 minutes.

Two cell phone waiting lots are open and provide a space for drivers to wait in their vehicles until passengers are ready to be picked up from the terminal curb. This helps reduce traffic volume around the CTA. The lots are located at 96th Street & Alverstone Avenue, and 96th Street & Vicksburg Avenue. A helpful video on how to access these areas can be found here.

Transit, taxi, rideshare and other ground transportation information can be found here.

4. Navigate TSA checkpoints like a pro
For a more efficient experience, travelers are encouraged to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration's Preè or other trusted-traveler programs, such as U.S. Customs & Border Protection's Global Entry.

5. Start your vacation early: try our new concession options and treat yourself with our concession promotion
LAX is completely connected once airside. Guests can now take advantage of all LAX’s concessions, regardless of their originating terminal.

Now open in Terminal 3 are iconic L.A. sandwich shop Fat Sal's and Yakumi, the fast casual sushi concept. Both locations are the first airport outposts for the L.A.-based restaurants. Guests can also shop the latest in jewelry at Jocale and vibrant, stylish socks at POP SOX, located in Bradley West Gates.

Skip the line at participating concessions by placing your order through LAXOrderNow. Enjoy 25% off all mobile orders through March 18th through LAXOrderNow.com Promo Code: LUCKYLAX24

For guests looking for a space to work, LAX is modernizing its terminal facilities to meet the needs of the business-leisure traveler. Most terminals feature areas with workspaces, access to power outlets and free Wi-Fi, allowing our guests to confidently complete their work before trading their laptops and work phones for a lounge chair and book.

Travelers may also find interest and intrigue in the airport’s art program, which features local and regional artists through temporary exhibits and permanent installations located throughout the airport.

6. Pro tools at your fingertips:
LAX Main Site - Flight, parking and terminal maps and information
Parking Reservations and Information
FlyLAX Stats - Realtime Parking and Traffic Information
Dining and Concessions
Lost and Found
AskLAX (Virtual Assistant)
LAX Helpline
Construction Hotline: (310) 649-LAWA (5292)


About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX, the sixth-busiest airport in the world serving nearly 66 million guests in 2022, is owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a proprietary, revenue-generating department of the City of Los Angeles that also governs Van Nuys Airport (VNY). As the international gateway to the Southern California region, LAX and its partners are dedicated to meeting global airport standards for customer satisfaction, safety, regional economic leadership, organizational performance and sustainability.

To better serve the millions of domestic and international guests that travel through LAX each year, the airport is undergoing a multi-billion-dollar capital improvement program to modernize its entire campus. Initiatives underway include an Automated People Mover, a Consolidated Rental Car Facility and two projects that will each add over one million square feet to the airport's existing property: Terminal 9 and Concourse 0. For more information about LAX, its transformation and its environmental, social and local workforce commitments, please visit flylax.com. Follow LAX on X (formally Twitter), Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other forms (if possible) will be provided upon request.

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