In this other thread about LAX a few members were discussing LAX T3 and how old it appears inside, so I thought I'd ask for some more details about this terminal since it seems that thread is going down the page.
This summer I'm flying to LAX either on HP or AS, and if I fly AS I'll arrive in T3. I was told that it looks like the terminal is stuck in the 1960s, is this a bad thing for those of us who didn't get to experience airports in the 1960s?
I checked a.net and jp.net and only found one photo taken inside T3, it appears to be at the circular area in the terminal, and it actually looks half decent:
Photo © AirNikon
So tell me about this terminal. Should I go out of my way to avoid it?
If I do, I'll arive on HP in T1. Now, my only issue with T1 is that it's far away from Tom Bradley and I don't know if I'll get any decent spotting in from T1, but T3, with its more central location, looks like it might be more exciting from a spotter's point of view. But, also, I have no idea how the windows in these two terminals are. I'm used to arriving in T5 on Delta, which is a beautiful terminal, but has a horrible window layout in a few parts. Such as double sets of windows on the T4-facing side that make it impossible to get a decent shot. But on the T6 facing side you have a great view of departing aircraft.
Photo © Sam Chui
So what of T3 and T1? Which is the better terminal, and where can i get better pictures? Is a retro T3 that bad, or is it, that bad.
Looking forward to your thoughts!