LAX

  • LAX Jun 23

    LAX Will Try Out Fever-Detecting Cameras in Fight Against the Coronavirus

    Thermal scanning cameras designed to detect fevers will be tested at Los Angeles International Airport. The pilot program will help determine whether thermal imaging is effective at detecting people who might be sick with the coronavirus. “This is a voluntary program with signage alerting passengers where the pilot will take place,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “To be clear, these thermal…

  • LAX May 23

    LAX Reminds Passengers to Travel Safely Over Memorial Day Weekend

    With Memorial Day Weekend arriving, one of the busiest travel times at Los Angeles International Airport, officials are reminding people to travel safely and that they must wear a mask at the airport due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The safety and security of our guests and employees has always been our first priority, and since the global pandemic began,…

  • Delta Air Lines May 9

    Delta to Temporarily Suspend Service From Long Beach, Burbank Airports

    Delta Air Lines announced Friday that it plans to temporarily suspend service until at least September at 10 U.S. airports, including Long Beach and Burbank, while customer traffic is low due to the coronavirus pandemic. The move, effective next Wednesday, will temporarily consolidate the airline’s operations in several markets served by multiple airports and allow its front-line employees to...

  • coronavirus Mar 17

    Suspected Fake Coronavirus Testing Kits Found at LAX

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered a shipment at LAX containing what authorities believe are fake coronavirus test kits from the United Kingdom, the agency said Saturday. The package, labeled as “Purified Water Vials,” had a declared value of nearly $200, according to a news release from the agency. While making an enforcement examination of the shipment on Thursday,…

  • coronavirus Mar 6

    Here's What LAX Is Doing to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

    Los Angeles International Airport officials reiterated Friday they are taking steps to reduce the spread of germs to protect employees and travelers from exposure to the coronavirus. Those steps include partnering with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Customs and Border Protection and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to implement federally mandated screening of...

  • coronavirus Mar 5

    California Coronavirus Airport Screener Among Those Infected

    One of at least six people in Los Angeles who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 worked last month as a medical screener at LAX checking overseas travelers for symptoms of the virus, according to the Department of Homeland Security. The screener, described as a medical professional, was a contract employee who tested positive Tuesday after showing symptoms Feb. 29, DHS said…

  • coronavirus Feb 29

    Flight Attendant Diagnosed With Coronavirus Might Have Worked Flights Out of LAX, Reports Say

    Update, Feb. 28, 2020: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has released a statement saying the flight attendant was not symptomatic during her time in LA County and did not post any risk to others while in Los Angeles. A Korean Air flight attendant who might have worked on flights out of Los Angeles International Airport has been…

  • LAX Feb 28

    Former TSA Agent Accused of Falsely Detaining Woman at LAX

    A former Transportation Security Administration screening agent pleaded not guilty Thursday to a false imprisonment charge involving a woman who had been traveling through Los Angeles International Airport last year. Johnathon Lomeli, 22, is charged with a felony count of false imprisonment by fraud or deceit. In a declaration filed in support of an arrest warrant, Carlos Llamas with the…

  • Feb 19

    Images: Opening in 2023, Here's What LAX's Automated People Mover Will Look Like

    Right now, there’s a lot of construction going on at and around Los Angeles International Airport. Here’s a major reason why.

  • LAX Feb 19

    LA Considers Plan to Allow Transit Users to Cut Security Checkpoint Lines at LAX

    Public transit users would be given priority entry at security checkpoints at Los Angeles International Airport under a proposal being considered by the Los Angeles City Council. The council voted Tuesday to explore tha plan, which would allow transit users of Metro rail and bus lines, LAX Flyaway Bus, municipal transit providers or privately operated, scheduled bus services to cut…

  • LAX Jan 22

    LAX Announces Incentive Program for Commercial Airlines to Fly Quieter

    Los Angeles International Airport officials announced a program Tuesday designed to encourage commercial airlines to operate as quietly as possible to cut down on airport noise in surrounding communities. The Fly Quieter program will evaluate airlines annually on their compliance with LAX noise-abatement procedures and their use of quieter aircraft and new technology. They will also be evaluated on their…

  • LAX Jan 20

    Panic at LAX After Man Causes Gun Scare

    A man yelled “That man’s got a gun” at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday, causing panic and leading to an arrest, NBC News reported. The incident took place at Terminal 6 and the terminal was back to normal operations soon after the gun scare, according to LAX Airport Police. One person was arrested but no gun was found, police said….

  • streets of shame Jan 17

    Welcome to LAX: One of LA's Biggest Homeless Encampments

    On any given night, up to 130 homeless people are camping out in the terminals at Los Angeles International Airport, according to an internal LAX document obtained by NBC4’s I-Team. The document says the majority of LAX’s homeless population suffers from mental illness and/or substance abuse and some could be a threat to themselves or to others. Police records...

  • LAX Jan 15

    60 People Treated for Skin Irritation After a Plane Dumps Fuel Over School Near LAX

    Some 60 people were treated for skin irritation Tuesday after a plane dumped jet fuel over an elementary school east of Los Angeles International Airport. Seventeen children and nine adults at Park Avenue Elementary School in the 8000 block of Park Avenue in Cudahy complained of skin irritation, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Students and staff members…

  • LAX Jan 7

    American Airlines Begins Using Translation Technology at LAX Lounges

    American Airlines announced today that is testing technology at Los Angeles International Airport that interprets 29 languages to help passengers in its airport lounges. American Airlines officials said testing of Google Assistant’s “interpreter mode” began last week at LAX in the Admirals Clubs in Terminals 4 and 5. LAX is only location where the airline has conducted testing so far….

  • LAX Death Jan 2

    Man Who Apparently Jumped to His Death at LAX Identified

    A 27-year-old man who apparently died by suicide at Los Angeles International Airport was identified Wednesday by the coroner’s office. The apparent suicide occurred about 8:15 p.m. Sunday in the Tom Bradley Terminal, according to Airport Police Sgt. Rob Pedregon and Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. “It appears the man (Alexander Rivera) was on an upper...

  • LAX Dec 30, 2019

    Man May Have Jumped to His Death Inside LAX Terminal

    A 27-year-old man apparently jumped to his death tonight at Los Angeles International Airport in Westchester, said Los Angeles Airport police. The apparent suicide occurred about 8:15 p.m. in the Tom Bradley Terminal, according to Airport police Sgt. Rob Pedregon and Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. “It appears the man was on an upper level when he jumped,”…

  • LAX Dec 27, 2019

    Girl Dies on Plane at LAX, Officials Say

    A child died of cardiac arrest at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday on a plane that returned to the airport when the medical emergency was reported shortly after takeoff, officials said. Paramedics responded to provide medical aid for a girl at LAX but “all efforts were futile and the child was beyond medical help,” the Los Angeles Fire Department said…

  • holiday travel Dec 22, 2019

    3 Buses Catch Fire Near LAX Runway

    Three buses caught fire near a runway at LAX Saturday evening, affecting both air traffic and a rideshare lot. Luckily, nobody was aboard any of the buses and no injuries were reported.

  • LAX Dec 16, 2019

    Founded in 1983 to Serve LAX, SuperShuttle Is Going Out of Business

    The seemingly ever-present blue and yellow vans have been part of the blur of activity at LAX for nearly four decades. SuperShuttle, the shared ride service founded in 1983 to serve the airport, is coming to a stop — for good. The service will cease operations by the end of the year, according to a letter from the company to…

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