T4-TBIT connector at LAX: Overlooking the ramp between TBIT and T4 at LAX
A couple ofÂ weeks ago, I was one of the first to report on the opening of the new Connector facilityÂ between Terminal 4 (T4) and the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). While this is exciting news in my world, I will admit that sometimes I forget that not everyone is a frequent-flying fanatic or even an #AvGeek. So here I am, to makeÂ the case to the everyday person on the street on just why the new T4 Connector is so monumental toÂ the improvement to the passenger experience at LAX.
A bit overly dramatic? You be the judge…
T4-TBIT connector at LAX: Walkway overlooking the ramp between TBIT and T4 at LAX.
Updated 2/26 to fix Youtube video link.
On Thursday, the projectÂ at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to build a post-security connectorÂ (pdf)Â between the renovated Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) and Terminal 4 (T4) had a “soft opening” thatÂ vastly improves the airport experience for a significant number of passengers.
The $115 million project, which was originally set to open in early December 2015, is slated to include an outdoor patio, retail and food outlets, and a streamlined baggage transfer experience for those arriving on international flights and connecting onward. A small section for passengers walking to the customs and immigration was previously opened a couple of weeks ago.
With this opening, Terminals 4, 5, 6, and 7, as well as TBIT, are all connected behind security, meaning that passengers already in thisÂ area can walk to any of these terminals without the need to exit and reclear security. AirlineReporter hasÂ the first photos of the newly opened passageway…