10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About LAX

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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is more than just an airport! Did you know these tidbits about LAX?

3. LAX is not an ordinary airport - it's also an art gallery. The airport has transformed some of its public spaces into art spaces by featuring temporary art exhibitions and installations as part of its expansion and renovation. There are 11 exhibition sites located in Terminals 1, 2, 3, Tom Bradley International Terminal, 6, and 7.

4. LAX's new Tom Bradley International Terminal has almost 70 new dining and retail outlets. Live the life of luxury and shop at places like Hugo Boss, Tumi and more. Duty Free Shops in TBIT have shopping consultants ready to help travelers find the perfect gift, two minute complimentary makeovers for travelers, and complimentary samplings of rare spirits and liqueurs. 

5. LAX is the 5th busiest airport in the world and the 2nd busiest in the United States. LAX offers 692 daily flights to 85 domestic cities and 928 weekly nonstop flights to 67 cities in 34 countries on 59 passenger air carriers.

6. Westfield is working on 18 new dining and retail destinations – including 11 L.A.-area concepts and 13 concepts new to LAX – that will come to Terminal 6. Now open at TBIT is Petrossian Caviar and Champagne Bar, where travelers can treat themselves to a fancy picnic at 33,000 feet with the on-the-go picnic basket set with caviar, champagne and cheese that will delight all palates!

7. The Theme Building is a landmark of the Mid-Century architecture style known as Googie. The Theme Building was named a Los Angeles Historical-Cultural Monument in 1993 and it opened in 1961.

8. There are more than 85 places to eat throughout LAX - you'll never go hungry!

9. Eat a delicious In-N-Out burger while watching planes land.  There's so much to do near LAX! Discover 9 other things to do near the airport here

10. There are more than 40 hotels located close to the airport. 


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