Terminals 7 & 8

In early 2019, more than $546 million in modernization work was completed in Terminals 7 and 8, home to United Airlines. This modernization included refreshment of nearly all of the public spaces and consolidation of four Transportation Security Administration screening checkpoints into one 12-lane location, featuring the first Automated Screening Lanes at LAX. The project, which was the first upgrade at Terminals 7 and 8 since 1998, encompassed 700,000 square feet of existing space, as well as the addition of 20,000 square feet for a United Club lounge on a new fourth level of Terminal 7.

Features include:
  • An expansive check-in lobby that maximizes use of incoming light and incorporates the latest self-service tools, including self-tagging baggage kiosks
  • Remodeled boarding gate areas that feature a modern design, including a variety of comfortable seating options and numerous charging stations for guests’ electronic devices
  • All public restrooms now have environmentally efficient fixtures
  • Existing Checked Baggage Inspection System replaced with a new efficient, high-speed system
Additional benefits include:
  • Passengers who have already checked in online are able to exit vehicles at the curb and proceed directly to security via a shorter, more efficient route
  • The reconfigured gates can accommodate 19 narrow- and wide-body aircraft
  • New carousels in the revamped baggage claim area make baggage pick-up more efficient
  • United Club members enjoy the airline’s new larger Terminal 7 lounge with an outdoor terrace, where they can work or relax while taking in spectacular views

The work was completed by Hensel Phelps, with HNTB serving as the designer.

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