Terminal 1

LAX Airport, Los Angeles, CA 90045
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  • "... always has a long line for check in. Get here early-chill:)" (13 tips)
  • "The mezzanine TSA can be quicker... Especially if you're..." (2 tips)
  • DJ Latin Prince ✔ 

    TSA: sucks here!!

    DJ Latin Prince ✔  · November 4, 2011
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  • J. Lorenz D.

    Check in faster using the mezzanine.

    J. Lorenz D. · May 23, 2010
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  • William R.

    TSA sucks.

    William R. · March 23, 2011
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  • Collette G.

    1st come 1st out. Lax worse airport ever. Make sure to leave time for security gate. Hostage otherwise

    Collette G. · October 13, 2012
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  • Eric T.

    Burbank airport puts lax to shame

    Eric T. · January 27, 2012
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  • Todd N.

    Remember to wash your hands after handling any airplane parts.

    Todd N. · August 8, 2011
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  • Chris

    If you get diverted to the upstairs TSA screen area by Gate 1, this is proof of a vengeful god punishing you. Training ground of swollen egos and undiagnosed ADD.

    Chris · December 26, 2012
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  • Nora N.

    Not bad. Check out near gate 13 back for seats equipped with chargers.:)

    Nora N. · June 14, 2012
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  • Michael H.

    TSA is the worst here. Give itself lots of time because they r so unorganized

    Michael H. · October 26, 2011
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  • Daniel F.

    Total clustercuss.

    Daniel F. · June 23, 2011
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  • Ed P.

    Don't fly southwest or US Airways so you can avoid the horrible security line in terminal 1.

    Ed P. · March 10, 2011
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  • Pamela R.

    Gift shop only carries Pepsi products but you can get Coke @ the McDonalds

    Pamela R. · November 3, 2010
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  • Andrew V.

    Is it really a good idea to make the chairs in the airport more comfortable than the chairs on the planes? http://twitpic.com/1yhifo. Find these chairs around Gate 7.

    Andrew V. · June 20, 2010
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  • Osman

    Free wi-fi is sweet.

    Osman · April 24, 2013
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  • Janice M.

    Pays to upgrade if you're running close on time. The lines for Southwest, especially in the morning, can be a disaster :(

    Janice M. · March 26, 2013
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  • Terry G.

    Allow at least 20 minutes to clear TSA. It seems to take twice as long to clear TSA @SouthwestAir vs. @AmericanAir at Terminal 4 @LAX_Official

    Terry G. · November 1, 2012
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  • Edward S.

    The security lines can look long at peak times but they tend to move fast.

    Edward S. · April 27, 2012
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  • Donna T.

    Love flying. They are consistently organized.

    Donna T. · February 21, 2012
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  • Ray S.

    Sucks lax has no free Internet

    Ray S. · December 28, 2011
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  • Mike R.

    The food sucks,,the lines are long..embarrassing place.

    Mike R. · October 25, 2011
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  • Poncho

    Wear sandals when going through security

    Poncho · August 26, 2011
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  • Jerry W.

    It is an easy walk from T1 to the international terminal (T2).

    Jerry W. · October 19, 2010
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  • Kara N.

    Lines vary widely from 1 hour to no wait, nearly impossible to predict. Either spring for bus select or get here early. Even tears and babies don't help speed up the process if the line is endless

    Kara N. · July 30, 2010
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  • Jason J.

    In my opinion one of the busier terminals. I always arrive especially early when flying out of 1.

    Jason J. · May 10, 2010
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  • Matthew S.

    Southwest!

    Matthew S. · June 29, 2013
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  • Meghan F.

    Back lot deli has awesome paninis! And a awesome bartender named Meghan. Check it out!

    Meghan F. · February 10, 2013
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  • Taylor S.

    The TSA is a joke here. 500 overweight twats who can't figure out a damn thing. When did it become OK to be called 'boss' when walking through? We aren't playing B-BAL at the park, 'BRO'.

    Taylor S. · June 9, 2012
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  • Scott M.

    Prepare to wait

    Scott M. · March 23, 2012
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  • Kellie R.

    These TSA women are rude!

    Kellie R. · January 16, 2012
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  • Poncho

    Dress comfortably!

    Poncho · August 26, 2011
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  • Julie S.

    Just had the worst cust service ever at the usairways ticket counter. Laura talked to me like she was scolding a puppy for walking up to her.

    Julie S. · July 31, 2011
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  • Douglas T.

    Opt in for TSA Pre Check makes life easy

    Douglas T. · November 20, 2013
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  • Phil

    Avoid Terminal 1 for any early morning flights. Security line is longer than The Odyssey.

    Phil · February 25, 2013
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  • Denise S.

    Southwest always has a long line for check in. Get here early-chill:)

    Denise S. · January 6, 2013
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  • Mujtastik M.

    Use the 2 hour rule!!! I cannot stress this enough people. Especially if you're renting a car. And use any other security check other than the one directly by terminal 1.

    Mujtastik M. · November 16, 2012
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  • Terry G.

    TSA set up needs improvement. Long line reminds me of McCarran in Vegas but they entertain with videos. Southwest, please prove set up

    Terry G. · November 1, 2012
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  • Amy

    6am flight and no one at the counter to check me in for it 1.5 hrs before it. don't they know I have to drug myself for flying more than BA barukus from the a team? that takes time

    Amy · September 11, 2012
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  • Gerry A.

    The mezzanine TSA can be quicker... Especially if you're going to gate 1 or 2

    Gerry A. · July 3, 2012
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  • Dez L.

    TSA sux if u sux as a passenger!

    Dez L. · May 24, 2012
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  • James C.

    Avoid the second TSA lane from the left if you are in a rush today. Easily 2x slower than other lines this morning.

    James C. · April 3, 2012
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  • Heinzel F.

    security line can take five minutes or an hour so plan accordingly

    Heinzel F. · March 19, 2012
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  • Charles P.

    If you have a flight at 6 and you arrive 2 hrs early, hope theres someone at the check in desk

    Charles P. · March 18, 2012
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  • Benji F.

    LAX sucks, all I'm gonna say

    Benji F. · March 4, 2012
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  • curt W.

    Preferred line is always fairly fast. Tack right for security line after ID check as they are shorter although they appear longer.

    curt W. · February 29, 2012
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  • Candace M.

    Tons of traffic this morning

    Candace M. · January 2, 2012
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  • Ami J.

    A preferred gets you ahead of the line (:

    Ami J. · December 19, 2011
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  • Robert S.

    Bring your food instead of over priced vendors

    Robert S. · October 22, 2011
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  • Daniel C.

    Impossibly short but always unpredictable line. Appreciating LAX today...

    Daniel C. · March 27, 2011
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  • Invasor A.

    Vamonos a casa

    Invasor A. · April 27, 2013
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