Starting this year, we worked closely with our partner Loungereview.com on providing insights to various airport lounges internationally. This is the first product from the partnership entitled The Ultimate Guide to the LAX Airport Lounge Scene.
We will publish additional guides from some of the top cities in the world. Visit LoungeReview and Experience The Skies regularly to get new insights and comment on which lounges you would like to get more information on.
The Los Angeles (LAX) Story
Los Angeles city council approved and started building this historic airport from fields of wheat, barley and lima beans in 1928. Completed in 1930, the airport known as Mines Field was first named after real estate agent William W. Mines who arranged for the airport deal. It was not until 1941 that the airport changed its name officially to Los Angeles Airport. “International” was added in 1949 to highlight its use as airport of choice from overseas carriers.
The famous moniker LAX was introduced in 1947 when the International Air Transport Association (IATA) implemented the three letter airport codes to replace the two-letter system that was running out of combinations. Although there was no specific reason for choosing the “X”, the airport would not be the same with any other letter combination.
From its humble beginning of one hangar at its opening, LAX has expanded into 9 terminals and serves over 50 airlines and 130 destinations currently. It is in the midst of a multi-billion dollar multi-phase renovation that will transform and advance its facilities into the future. If the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) is any indication, LAX is shaping up to be a premier airport choice for passengers in the years to come.
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