How to Find Cheap Air Travel to/from Los Angeles
Travelers to Los Angeles have several options for airports to use. The largest is Los Angeles International Airport (airport code LAX), although the region serves enough air passengers that it must rely on several smaller airports to handle everyone passing through. The airport serves not only the people who use its planes, however – it also happens to be one of the most famous spots for commercial aircraft spotting.
Los Angeles International Airport is in the southwestern Los Angeles neighborhood of Westchester, about 16 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Known more commonly as LAX (with the letters pronounced independently), it is a major gateway to Asia and the South Pacific and a major hub for United Airlines. The airport is also a focus city for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines, so be sure to check for deals on airline tickets with those carriers. LAX ranks behind only JFK airport in New York in terms of international passengers coming in and out of the United States.
For a complete list of airlines serving LAX, see the list here. You can track both incoming and outgoing flights at LAX here. To help you get around the airport, here is a terminal map. Your dining options are listed here, and your shopping options here. There are no baggage storage services at the airport itself, but you can have someone pick up your bags at LAX and then return them to you at a prearranged time (the companies which do this are listed here). You can learn about your ground transportation options here. If you are driving to LAX, her are the maps you will need, and you can save time and money on Los Angeles airport parking by reserving it in advance.
The Los Angeles area is also served by Bob Hope International Airport (BUR), John Wayne Airport (SNA) and LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT). Depending on your final destination, one of these other airports might be more convenient for you to use. For instance, Bob Hope Airport is closer to Hollywood and Griffith Park, while John Wayne Airport is closer to Disneyland, Angel Stadium of Anaheim and other Orange County attractions.
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