Top tips for travellers

Do I need a visa?

Check out our visa information pages which include the latest travel restrictions for every country we fly to.

USA travel advice

What time should I arrive at the airport?

Leave those last-minute airport dashes to the big screen! We recommend that you arrive at least three hours before your flight is due to leave.

Online check in

The best way to check in is online where you can pick your seat and print your boarding card. If you’re travelling with carry on baggage only, you can print off your own boarding pass and we’ll see you at the gate.

Check in online now

When does my flight depart/arrive?

Unsure of your timings? It's best to be safe than sorry. Check your departure and arrival time with our handy Flight status tool.

Flight status

Which terminal at LAX?

Departing passengers should go to Terminal 2.

If you are meeting arriving flights please go to Terminal B (Tom Bradley Intnl terminal).

Counter check in and bag drop

Check in desks are located in Terminal 2.

Check in opens four hours before departure and closes one hour before departure.

Are you due to travel from 25th September 2023?
Please note that Check In desks for Virgin Atlantic departures from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) will be located in Terminal 2. After checking in via T2, access will still be available to the Star Alliance Lounge in the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) for eligible customers. TBIT will also continue to be used for all Virgin Atlantic arrivals

Baggage allowance

Airport lounge

For eligible passengers, including customers flying in Upper Class, we welcome you to the Star Alliance lounge, located on level 6 of Terminal B, near the central atrium.

Star Alliance lounge

Airport facilities

Airport shopping


Grab that last-minute souvenir from one of Los Angeles Airport's selection of shops.

Food and drink

Food and drink

Los Angeles Airport has a wide range of bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from.

Places to eat

Special assistance

Special assistance

Our special assistance team are on hand to help make your journey go smoothly.

Find out more about special assistance

Accessibility services at LAX

Find out about Los Angeles Airport's accessible facilities.

Accessibility services