During the annual year-end holiday travel season that continues through Wednesday, January 2nd, nearly two million travelers are expected to pass through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
This year’s holiday period total of air travelers is forecast to exceed last year’s comparable period by three percent, airport officials said.
Other than the three days before Christmas, the busiest travel day is expected to be Wednesday, January 2nd, when airlines forecast flights to be nearly or 100-percent booked.
Among the new amenities at each terminal are wireless Internet service (Wi-Fi) and electric charging stations for portable electronics.
Airport officials recommend that passengers departing LAX arrive at their airline ticketing lobby two hours before domestic flights and three hours before international flights, especially during daily peak travel periods from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
With winter weather conditions across the U.S., passengers are also encouraged to check with their airlines before coming to the airport to ensure that their flights are on time.
Information on LAX FlyAway services, (866) 435-9529 (866-I- FLY-LAX).
To help motorists avoid traffic congestion in the Central Terminal area, motorists can wait free of charge in the LAX Cell Phone Waiting Lot, at 9011 Airport Blvd. Situated next to a post office, the lot offers a free parking alternative where motorists can wait for cell phone calls from arriving travelers and then drive to the curbside to pick them up.
Motorists driving to LAX can obtain the latest information on airport conditions, freeway/road conditions in and around the two airports, current security status, available parking, and airline terminal locations 24 hours a day on LAX AiRadio at 530 AM.
Airport security officials also remind passengers of the federal air travel “3-1-1 rule” for liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on bags — three-ounce or smaller-sized containers of liquids, gels or aerosols placed in a one-quart size plastic zip-top bag with one bag per traveler. Popular seasonal gifts such as snow globes fall into the category of liquids that cannot be packed in carry-on bags, airport officials note.
Presents also should not be gift-wrapped, whether in checked or carry-on bags.