September 29, 2016 - 12:07 PM
LOS ANGELES - Passengers moving from some domestic terminals to the international terminal at Los Angeles International Airport can now avoid a long walk and security re-screening thanks to a new connector.
The $148.5 million connector opened with fanfare Thursday. It allows travellers to move directly between the recently expanded Tom Bradley International Terminal on the west side of the airport and the five terminals on the airport's south-facing side.
Domestic passengers arriving at the south side terminals can now catch international connecting flights without having to go through screening again. Passengers arriving at the international terminal must have bags re-screened after clearing customs but there's now an expedited screening area directly connecting to the south side terminals.
The connector is part of a multibillion-dollar modernization of the nation's third busiest airport.
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