With more than 70 million passengers a year, Los Angeles International Airport is one of the biggest airports in the world. The airport is also important for domestic and international flights.
If you are flying to California, you’ll most likely find yourself at Los Angeles International Airport even though there are some more international airports in the area. Nevertheless, Los Angeles stays to be the most important one in the Southwest of the USA.
There is a total of nine terminals, of which the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) is the most important. Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are all connected to each other and the TBIT by an airside walkway, making connections between the terminals easier. Los Angeles International Airport is the hub of Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines. Dozens of carriers offer international flights.
As it’s the norm for international airports in the United States, Los Angeles International Airport offers plenty of dining and shopping options. The most important terminal for shopping and dining is the TBIT. You can find dozens of boutiques and other types of stores landside and airside in this terminal. Especially airside, there are also plenty of restaurants available. Surely, you can also find shopping and dining options in all other terminals. There are also fast food stores and cafés in all terminals, so you won’t have any problems to find a good spot for eating or drinking!
Due to the sheer size of Los Angeles International Airport, there are tons of hotels around the airport. Nearly all hotels offer a complimentary shuttle service, so you can reach them in 5 to 15 minutes. You can find Hilton, Sheraton, Hyatt, Courtyard, Marriott and many more hotels around the airport. Thus, you can choose whatever is your favorite brand.
The by far most well rated property around the airport is the Residence Inn. Generally, you can find all kinds of properties from one to four stars around Los Angeles International Airport. Prices usually start at around 100 US-Dollar (~90 Euro) and can go up to 300 US-Dollar (~ 270 Euro) depending on the date.
There is an incredible amount of lounges at Los Angeles International Airport. Is is actually even tough to name all the lounges. For example, there are four Priority Pass lounges alone. Moreover, you can find several airline lounges including an Etihad and an Emirates Lounge.
Surely, all US carriers also offer business and first class lounges at Los Angeles Airport. The most lounges are to be found at Tom Bradly International Airport, but there are choices available at nearly all terminals!
There is a surprisingly weak public transportation system at Los Angeles International Airport. The FlyAway Bus is the only option to get from Los Angeles International Airport to the city center directly. There is also a night service. You can also make use of the shuttle services to the next local bus stations and the Aviation/LAX station of the Los Angeles Metro (Green Line). As it’s the norm for airports in the US, you can also make use of taxis, Uber and limousine services. Yet, you should be aware that the prices for taxi rides to the city center are quite elevated.