Facilities are  streamlined for passenger safety and convenience

By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva

Delta Airlines  new  terminal 3 at LAX,  part of a $1.86 billion project, is finally finished. It was a long disruptive haul for passengers flying through this popular hub. But now all’s running smoothly.

 However, the carrier is also making improvements at in  Terminal 2 and Tom Bradley building. Enhancements are designed for ease of travel during these difficult times.

Fewer flyers allows extra time for improvements

The low passenger flow at LAX and throughout the U.S. helped with a  temporary closure of Terminal 3.  This is a major factor in which is accelerating  the completion of construction to  mid-2023, instead of late 2024.

“If there’s a silver lining to fewer people flying right now, it’s that we have an opportunity and a team with the know-how to pull the future forward on infrastructure projects like Sky Way at LAX, which will deliver an exceptional experience much faster than planned for our customers and employees,” says Mark Pearson, Delta Vice President – Corporate Real Estate.

“This is all possible thanks to the incredible support of LAWA, the City of Los Angeles and our construction partners who are aligned with our vision, and our employees who continue to be nimble in supporting customers throughout each phase of construction.”

Delta’s LAX central headhouse opens in the first quarter of 2022. The facility will also provide connectivity beyond security between Terminals 2 and 3, currently only possible via shuttle bus. The project will provide access to the LAX Automated People Mover, opening in 2023.

The modern LAX facility offers more security screening capacity, automated security lanes, more gate-area seating and Delta’s largest  Sky Club.

Other key features

  • A 27-gate complex on Terminals 2 and 3 with a secure connection to Tom Bradley International enabling  e Delta and its global partners to effectively utilize gates in all terminals. It also benefits flyers by providing seamless connections.
  • There is also a new headhouse with  a central lobby, security screening checkpoint, baggage claim and Delta Sky Club
  • Terminal 3 is larger. The concourse sports new gates and  a complete renovation of the 1960s-style satellite building.

Biggest Sky Club

The  new soon to open Delta Sky Club  is the largest in the industry.  What’s more it has   an indoor/outdoor double bar, a year-round outdoor Sky Deck, premium showers and more.

Another amenity is the Delta One check-in experience which speeds you through check-in and TSA  lines. Also on the horizon is a connection to the Automated People Mover train, that opens  2023.

“We’ve built a robust domestic and international network out of Los Angeles that customers have quickly come to rely on,” said Scott Santoro – Delta Vice President – Sales. “We remain committed to offering the destinations and service customers have come to expect from Delta out of L.A. As  the Sky Way project continues and our network is poised to be stronger than ever out of LAX as we recover from the pandemic.”

Amen to that. Let’s hope this happens soon and we’ll all be flying, cruising and traveling to parts unknown again. Of course a helpful,  personable Pavlus travel advisor  is your ticket to the best deals and service.

A robust network

We’ve built a robust domestic and international network out of Los Angeles that customers have quickly come to rely on,” said Scott Santoro – Delta Vice President – Sales. “We remain committed to offering the destinations and service customers have come to expect from Delta out of L.A. As  the Sky Way project continues and our network is poised to be stronger than ever out of LAX as we recover from the pandemic.”

Amen to that. Let’s hope this happens soon and we’ll all be flying, cruising and traveling to parts unknown again. Of course a helpful,  personable Pavlus travel advisor  is your ticket to the best deals and service.

 

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