United Airlines is planning to rebuild its three terminals – Terminals 6, 7 & 8 – at Los Angeles International Airport using funds from federal security grants and city airport improvements accounts.
The nearly $400 million upgrade plan will include improvement of passenger security screening checkpoints, installation of a better baggage sorting system, renovation of passenger waiting areas, replacement of boarding bridges and a 29,000-square-foot lounge for premium passengers in Terminal 7.
The airline has filed documents with the Los Angeles World Airports seeking approval for the upgrades, according to a September 2013 article in The Daily Breeze.
Many of United’s competitors at the airport, such as Alaska Airlines and Delta, have also either upgraded their terminals or are in the process of doing so using the government funds.
This would be the first across-the-board upgrade of LAX terminals since the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.