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.