Handling both domestic and international flights, the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is one of the busiest airports in the world. It consists of nine terminals, with a complimentary shuttle bus service connecting all terminals together.
Art lovers should spend their time at the airport viewing the Public Art and Exhibition. This Art Program aims to educate and entertain travellers interested in art, via pieces done by local and international artists. There are seasonal and temporary exhibitions, as well as some on permanent display. Besides these, there are also performances and interactive activities for the public to participate in.
There is a wide array of food options available at the airport, including international brand names such as Starbucks and McDonald's. Other typical food options include sandwiches and pizzas, as well as other cuisines such as Asian food. Travellers who have some time to kill may wander around the retail shops, and pick out some items. There are luxury brands selling clothing, bags, and shoes, in addition to other retail stores selling goods like books and magazines, gifts and souvenirs, electronic items and so on. Duty-free outlets stock tax-free cigarettes, liquor, wine and perfume.
Free wireless internet is available throughout the entire airport. Travellers who wish to surf the net or need to connect to complete their work on the go may choose to use the Wi-Fi on their mobile phones, laptops or other electronic devices. If travellers require higher-speed internet, they may do so at a fee payable by credit card. They may also visit the internet kiosks where computers with internet access are provided for use by the public if they do not have their own devices.
Handicapped and disabled passengers will be relieved to know that the airport has been fitted with ramps, railings, lifts, elevators and other facilities to ease their movement. There are handicapped toilets with wide stalls for wheelchair access, as well as a Special Assistance Vehicle to help travellers with disabilities move between terminals and to the boarding gate. Passengers that require assistance are advised to notify their airlines in advance, so that wheelchairs can be prepared and staff members can be assigned to assist.
IMPORTANT! Information is correct as of 8 August 2014 and is subject to change. Please always check Los Angeles International Airport website for the latest update of the following information.