The public is invited to LAX Appreciation Day between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 22 to see the terminal's 18 new gates, some designed to accommodate super jumbo jets such as the Airbus A-380, new passenger boarding bridges and upscale restaurants and shops slated for the grand central hall.
Visitors will see art and aviation displays, the architecture of the redone terminal and meet the dogs in the airport's new Pets Unstressing Passengers Program during the 90-minute tours. There will be six tours throughout the day, and guests must register in advance to receive a "boarding pass" and parking permit. (A maximum number of six people can register on one transaction.)
Renovation of the terminal includes the grand hall, which will be named for outgoing L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and will feature new restaurants including 800 Degrees, Umami Burger, LAMill Coffee and Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken's Border Grill, as well as high-end shops such as Fred Segal, Michael Kors, Kitson, Coach and others.