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Smart Traveller Tips - Los Angeles International Airport

The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) community is committed to ensuring your personal safety and security while maintaining quality passenger service. These proven timesaving tips will speed you through LAX. Highlighted tips are especially important, as they result from new federal aviation security laws. Enjoy your flight!

Before Going to the Airport

· Do not pack or bring prohibited items to LAX. For a complete list, visit the Transportation Security Administration website.
· Do not gift wrap gifts or boxes to be carried on or checked-in. They may be opened for inspection. Please bring tape or other materials for airline staff to wrap your items after inspection.
· Avoid wearing clothing, jewelry and accessories that contain metal. Metal items may set off the alarm on the metal detector.
· Put all undeveloped film and cameras with film in your carry-on baggage. Checked baggage screening equipment will damage undeveloped film.
· Carry-on baggage is limited to one carry-on bag plus one personal item. Personal items include laptops, purses, backpacks, briefcases, diaper bags or camera cases.
· Call your airline or travel agent to determine the airline's baggage policy, including number of pieces you can bring and size and weight limits.
· Place identification tags in and on allof your baggage. Don't forget your laptop computer.
· Call your airline to confirm your flight and to learn how early you should arrive at LAX. Allow sufficient time for parking, transport to terminals and security screening
· Bring a government-issued photo identification for travelers 18 years and older.

At the Airport

· Ticketed passengers only are allowed beyond passenger screening checkpoints. Meet arriving passengers in baggage claim areas on the Lower/Arrival Level.
· Passenger pick-up and drop-off is permitted at terminal curbside. No parking at curbside is allowed. Unattended vehicles will be cited and towed away.
· If parking your vehicle, store belongings out of view, lock your car and take your parking ticket.
· Watch your belongings at all times.
· Effective December 31, 2002, all checked luggage must be screened by explosive detection equipment. At LAX, this screening will occur in the airline ticket lobbies or at curbside check-in (domestic flights only). To check luggage, simply go to your preferred check-in location (ticket counter, self-service computer kiosk or curbside).
· Before you get to the security checkpoint, do not bring drinks or other liquids to the security checkpoint unless they are in paper or styrofoamä, sealed or seal-able/spill-proof containers. Food must be wrapped or in a container.
· Once you get in line, put all metals in your carrying bag. This includes jewelry, loose change, keys, mobile phones, pagers, and personal data assistants.
· Take out your laptop computer. Place it in a bin, separate from its carrying case.
· Take off your outer coat. Place it in a bin. Suit, jackets and blazers do not have to be removed, unless requested by a security screener.

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