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Photo of plane taking off from LAX Airport, taken from Dockweiler State Beach; Los Angeles, California

Some questions are asked repeatedly by readers of this, I'll write a page describing those questions and answers for others who may be wondering the same things. Frequently asked questions center around the topics of "what airlines are in which terminals," missing luggage, and wondering where to find different services at LAX Airport. Below, you'll find specific questions about Los Angeles International Airport, and their answers.

LAX FAQs: In which terminal can I find "___ Airlines?"

If you would like to know all of the airlines who operate in a particular terminal at LAX, then here's a handy list:

***Terminal 1---
Southwest Airlines, US Airways

***Terminal 2---
Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air New Zealand, Aviacsa, Avianca, Hawaiian Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch, LACSA, Sun Country, TACA, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Volaris, WestJet

***Terminal 3---
Alaska Airlines, Horizon, V Australia, Virgin America

***Terminal 4---
American Airlines, American Eagle, Midwest Airlines, Qantas

***Terminal 5---Aeroliteral, Aeromexico, Air Jamaica, Delta/Northwest

***Terminal 6---AirTran, Allegiant Air, Continental Airlines, Copa Airlines (Departures), Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit, United

***Terminals 7, 8---United Airlines

***Tom Bradley International Terminal---
Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Air Pacific, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Copa (Arrivals), El Al Israel Airlines, Emirates Airline, EVA Air, Japan Airlines, Korean Airlines, LAN, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Mexicana, Phillipine Airlines, QANTAS, Singapore Airlines, Swiss International Air Ways, Thai Airlines.

LAX FAQs: More Maps, Please!

There have been several requests for maps of different kinds. So, here are some links to good Los Angeles International Airport maps. The first is a general map of the LAX Airport area in Los Angeles. (The "star" on this map is where Terminal 7 at LAX would be. All the other terminals are close by, of course. In fact, the terminals are all within walking distance of one another, despite the availability of a shuttle bus between the terminals.) Use the following link to view a Los Angeles International Airport map by Yahoo.

Some readers would like to see a map that really points out the Los Angeles International parking lots. The parking lots at LAX are really easy to find; once you're there, you won't have to worry about finding them. However, it can boost a traveler's confidence to know EXACTLTY where they are ahead of please use the following link to see a good map of the LAX parking lots.

Some folks would like to see maps of the individual terminal buildings at LAX. Actually, I don't know of any good maps of the LAX terminals right now; and if I find some, I'll post them here. Don't worry, however. The LAX terminals are very well marked and it's easy to find your way around in them.

LAX FAQs: What number at the airport should I call about luggage problems?

If you experience a problem with your luggage, you should not call the Los Angeles International Airport about the problem. Rather, call the particular airline with which you had your baggage problem. You may find the domestic airline telephone numbers in Part 1 of this website's LAX Airport information.

You may learn the phone numbers of the international carriers in Part 3 of this website's LAX information pages.

LAX FAQs: What is the Los Angeles International Airport contact information?

The Los Angeles International Airport phone number (general information) is (310) 646-5252.

The TSA Security phone number (for complaints or concerns about the TSA Security team members) is (866) 289-9673.

The Los Angeles International Airport official website is

LAX FAQs: Is there any free parking at Los Angeles International Airport?

Yes! If you're coming to pick up a passenger at LAX...but you don't want to pay to park while you're waiting...there's a FREE "cell phone lot" at LAX. As long as you stay with your car, this lot is free to use for as long as you need to pick up your arriving friend or family member---even if their plane has been delayed! When your party arrives at the airport, they simply call you on your cell phone, and you drive to their airline's terminal on the "arrivals" level (bottom level) of World Way---the horseshoe-shaped road through the Los Angeles International Airport.

The Los Angeles International Airport free parking lot's address is: 9011 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90009. Since the LAX free "cell phone" parking lot isn't right next to the terminal area, use the following link to see a map to the Los Angeles International Airport free parking lot.

FYI: There no longer is free parking at LAX for persons displaying a "handicapped" placard.

LAX FAQs: How do I page a passenger in the waiting room?

If you need to page a passenger, contact the airlines on which your party is flying. Calling the airport directly won't be of any help.

LAX FAQs: Confusion about airport names

Los Angeles International Airport has a number of terminal buildings. One of these terminals is named the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Tom Bradley was a mayor of Los Angeles; in fact, he was the first Black mayor of Los Angeles. If you fly to international destinations from LAX Airport, there's a good chance that you might need to use the Tom Bradley International Terminal. (However, there are so MANY international flights in and out of LAX that there are several other terminals which handle international flights besides the Bradley Terminal.

There is an airport in Hartford, Connecticut (in the northeastern USA) which is named Bradley International. This airport, of course, is no where near Los Angeles. It's a fine mid-sized airport, which I've used myself on several occasions.

However, there is no such thing as the Tom Bradley International Airport. Because of the similarity of these names, some people have been confused.

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