Delta Opens New Terminal 5 at Los Angeles International Airport


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Earlier today, Delta announced the opening of it’s recently renovated Terminal 5 at Los Angeles International Airport. Highlights of the $229-million project include Delta ONE at LAX, a premium check-in experience, a renovated Delta SkyClub, new food outlets in the terminal, a new check-in area and baggage claim facility.

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Per the announcement, the experience at Los Angeles International Airport’s Terminal 5 reflects the style of the city and its travelers as Delta Air Lines unveils the completion of a three-year terminal-wide refurbishment, including the airline’s first private check-in lounge, Delta ONE at LAX. The $229-million Delta project was completed in partnership with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the City of Los Angeles.

Since 2009, Delta has been the fastest-growing carrier at LAX* and today offers flights to the most important cities for L.A.’s entertainment, technology, health care, and automotive industries. The facility enhancements at Terminal 5 are part of the airline’s investment at LAX as Delta continues to grow its network in this global gateway.  

Delta ONE at LAX provides the most innovative premium check-in experience at LAX of any carrier and is consistent with Delta’s other premium offerings on-board and at the airport. Customers flying in Delta One enter the terminal through a dedicated curbside entrance, leading to a private, modern check-in lounge with personalized luggage check, high-design atmosphere, and a refreshment bar. Customers also access a dedicated security checkpoint directly from the Delta ONE at LAX lounge.

Additionally, a renovated Sky Club offers more space and an improved customer experience, including 100 additional seats; new shower suites and renovated bathrooms; an updated food area with cafe seating; and new furnishings and fixtures. New restaurants and shops in Terminal 5 feature celebrity chefs and retail brand names that reflect the cuisine, culture and lifestyle of Los Angeles.

Other Terminal 5 enhancements include new jet bridges; a renovated Sky Priority lobby; an expanded ticketing lobby and four additional security screening checkpoints; and new baggage carousels and international baggage recheck facilities.

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Who Gets Access to the new Delta ONE Check-in?

Delta ONE at LAX: Access to and use of Delta ONE at LAX are reserved for customers traveling on a nonstop Delta One ticket to New York-JFK; a nonstop Delta One ticket on a long-haul international flight that is 6.5 or more hours; a domestic Delta ticket in any class connecting to a same-day Delta One ticket on a long-haul international Delta flight that is 6.5 or more hours; or travel in international First/Business Class on a SkyTeam-operated flight.

First and/or Business Class tickets on Delta marketed- and operated-flights are not eligible. Customers must be confirmed in Delta One or SkyTeam premium cabin for the international segment of their itinerary. Only companions in the same reservation are eligible to access the Delta ONE at LAX check-in. International travel includes travel between Los Angeles-LAX and Europe, Asia, southern South America and Africa.

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Bottom Line

I fly through LAX quite a bit and I can’t wait to see the renovations finally complete. Here were renderings of the LAX SkyClub and my recent Delta Transcontinental BusinessElite JFK-LAX Flight Review which features the new Sky Priority check-in area a LAX.

Anyone at LAX today or will be traveling through soon, be sure to report back on the new updates.

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