RampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1586 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2571 times:
I flew PSP-LAX-PDX yesterday on UA. I had a five hour layover in LAX. The reason for this was because I wanted to leave PSP on a earlier flight because of weight restrictions out of PSP. The temp was 115 down there yesterday.
So with all that time in LAX. I did my usual walking tour. I was in luck this time. As was mentioned in another post. The tunnel linking Terminal 5 to 6 has reopened. So I had to take a walk down it. It looks like they gave the walls a new coat of paint. They also installed a metal security door halfway down in the tunnel, and a rent-a-cop also. I think he was sleeping when I walked passed him. So if there is a security breech in either 5 or 6, they can shut that door and secure either Terminal. I had a chance to look threw the cracks of the doors leading to the old tunnels that went from the satellites to the main ticketing lobbies. This brought back great memories of my childhood in LA. I flew LAX-EWR-LAX every summer in the 70's and early 80's. Just seeing those Mosaic tiled walls felt like I went back in time. It looked like time has standed still for the last twenty some on years since those tunnels were used.
So with all that time to kill. I mostly hung out in Terminal 6, because Terminal 7 was so crowded. I might be the only person that really loves Terminal 6. It brings back great memories again. I love the bubble lights in the upper 60 gates, the brown carpet walls, the wood paneling with the round lights at the tunnel escalators, and all the signage.
So my question that started the topic. What year did they build the widebody add-on to Terminal 6? Out of the Terminals. I like the add-on to Terminal 6 the most. You have to go up those mini escalators. Then there are six widebody gates with dual Jetways. Only 66 has one. Were all these widebody gates built for Continental? What airlines called Terminal 6 home? I know CO, DL and PSA used Terminal 6 in the 60's, and 70's.
Picarus From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 309 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2536 times:
I agree, I love T-6 for the memories it provides me as well. Growing up in Orange County, LAX was the only airport that our relatives could fly into from other parts of the country with relative ease. I spent a lot of time in T-6 waiting on family member coming in on DL and PSA flights.
From what I remember, three were used by CO and three by DL. I believe the gates in question all had dual boarding Jetways at one time. I think the addition happened in 1972 or 73. But my memory is cloudy on this.
The airlines that were located in T-6 (in the 70s) included CO, DL, PS, and RW. In the 80s, Frontier was located there. During the 90s, Morris Air used the lower level gates on the satellite.
McMax From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2421 times:
Even though I live in Orange County, I haven't flown domestically out of LAX in ages. The last time I saw Terminal 6 (a few years back), I was picking someone up at Delta Terminal 5. The check-in counters at Terminal 6 looked like poor cousins to Delta's Terminal 5 and AA's Terminal 4. Have they redone the check-in area yet?
Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 27010 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2333 times:
Quoting McMax (Reply 4): Have they redone the check-in area yet?
Only the UA side. UA remodelled and deepened its lobby a few years back.
Quoting STT757 (Reply 3): Eastern was in there after the Texas Air Takover, I believe they had the gates DL has now in T-6.
DL in prederegulation days was at T-6 using one or possibly two end gates for their few LA flights. After the take over of WA, they consolidated ops into T-5, however came back to T-6 taking over Eastern gates.
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
T6 is finally building a modern security screening area. Looks like it will be very functional with 4 or 5 lines.
Indeed. Several other LAX security check points have gotten remodelled also.
T-1 got expanded, UA T-7 is still being expanded. AA T-4 will be switched around a little bit. Lastly TBIT will get a large central screening check point replacing the two current north/south checkpoints as part of the LAX master plan.
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