Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

The Scoop On LAX

Whether you're arriving or departing, find all the information you need about Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for your next mood-lit ride on Virgin America.

CHECK-IN

Terminal 3 to check in for all departing flights. (Note: arrival flights from Cancun arrive in Terminal 2.)

COUNTER HOURS

5:15 A.M. - 11:15 P.M. Pacific Time

August hours: 4:30 A.M. – 11:45 P.M. (Mon-Fri), 5:15 A.M – 11:45 P.M. (Sat-Sun) Pacific Time

CHECK-IN TIME

We recommend arriving 90 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights, and 120 minutes prior to departure for international flights.

CURBSIDE BAGGAGE DROP HOURS

6:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Pacific Time

CHECKED BAGGAGE

Checked baggage will be accepted up until 45 minutes prior to flight departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes prior for international flights.

CARRY-ON

Check-in without bags closes 30 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes prior for international flights.

ARRIVAL

Baggage Pick Up Carousel's B and C

BAGGAGE SERVICE HOURS

7:45 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. Pacific Time

August hours: 7:00 A.M. – 12:00 A.M. (Mon-Fri), 7:45 A.M. – 12:00 A.M. (Sat-Sun)

TSA PRE CHECK

TSA Pre✓™ expedited screening is available at Terminal 3 of LAX 5 A.M. - 11 A.M. Pacific Time

PROHIBITED ITEMS

Certain sharp objects, liquids, foods, and gifts are not prohibited past security checkpoints. Read the TSA’s Prohibited Items list for more information about prohibited items in carry-on and checked baggage.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE

Need help with unaccompanied minors, travelling with pets or infants, or in need of special assistance? Click here for information on our assistive services.

AIRLINE PARTNERS

TERMINAL 2

Aeromexico
800.237.6639

Hawaiian Airlines
800.367.5320

Virgin Atlantic
800.862.8621

TERMINAL 3

Virgin Australia Departures
855.253.8021

TOM BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL

Air China
800.882.8122

Air New Zealand
800.262.1234

Air Tahiti Nui
877.824.4846

Asiana Airlines
800.227.4262

Cathay Pacific
800.233.2742

China Airlines
800.227.5118

China Eastern Airlines
626.583.1500

China Southern Airlines
888.338.8988

El Al
800.223.6700

Emirates
800.777.3999

Ethiopian Airlines
800.445.2733

Etihad Airways
888.838.4423

EVA Air
800.695.1188

Fiij Airways
800.227.4446

Japan Airlines
800.525.3663

Korean Air
800.438.5000

LAN (Chile)
866.435.9526

LAN (Peru)
866.435.9526

Philippine Airlines
800.435.9725

Singapore Airlines
800.742.3333

Turkish Airlines
800.874.8875

Virgin Australia Arrivals
855.253.8021

Getting Around Terminal 3

Zip through the Terminal like a pro with our LAX Terminal 3 map, and find everything you need from WiFi to tasty eats when you arrive to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on your day of travel.

HOURS OF OPERATION

4:15 A.M. - 1:00 A.M. Pacific Time

DINING PRE SECURITY

There is no food or beverage pre-security in Terminal 3 of LAX.

DINING POST SECURITY

Virgin America Loft at LAX
1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (877.359.8474)

Burger King
310.646.8056

Gladstone’s 4 Fish Restaurant
310.646.8056

LA Brea Bakery Food Stand
310.646.8056

Starbucks
310.646.8056

SHOPPING

Hudson News

Hudson News Stand (Gate 31A)

Hudson News Stand (Gate 35)

Best Buy Kiosks (electronics/headphones)

TRAVEL SERVICES

ICE Currency Exchange Kiosk
(departure level)
310.646.0553

Bank of America ATMs

WIFI

LAX provides complimentary WiFi for 45 minutes, and offers higher speed premium access by Boingo for $4.95/hour and $7.95/24 hours. To access, visit airportwifi.com and click “Get Free Access".

POWER OUTLETS

Verizon charging stations are available in the Gate areas.

The Loft at LAX

Treat yourself to a bite or beverage at the Virgin America Loft at LAX. The Loft is located past security at Terminal 3 on the upper level. You can access the Loft by taking the stairs or elevator, both located near the food court. The Virgin America Loft is open to any guests flying Virgin America or a Virgin America partner airline or other passengers departing from LAX Terminal 3 who present a day pass or pay the $40 per person entrance fee.

Learn More
LAX Loft

SWEET EXTRAS

PET PARK

Ruff ruff! Find relief for your pet at an LAX Pet Park. Located on the Lower/Arrivals Level of the Central Terminal area between Terminals 1-2 or at the southeast end of the Central Terminal Area near Terminals 7-8.

OBSERVATION DECK

Get an amazing 360-degree view of LAX in the Observation Deck of the LAX Theme Building. Open 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays.

THEME BUILDING

Visit the iconic LAX Theme Building during your layover at LAX. And grab dinner with a view in the Observation Deck. A cafeteria on the ground level is open to the public 6 A.M. - 7 P.M. weekdays, and 7 A.M. - 3 P.M. on weekends.

ELEVATE PARTNERS

Join Elevate and earn points when booking with select Elevate partners at and around LAX.

Alamo
800.462.5266

Hertz
800.654.3131

Avis
310.646.5600

National
800.462.5266

Budget
310.642.4500

LAX FAQ's