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January 27, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
Here's an airfare deal to one of the world's most exciting cities at a price that will keep your budget calm: Delta and United are offering a round-trip fare from LAX to Shanghai for $647, including all taxes and fees. It comes with caveats, including a purchase-by date of Friday. It is for travel between Feb. 25 and March 31 and is subject to availability. Info: Delta , (800) 221-1212; United , (800) 864-8331. Source: Airfarewatchdog
November 1, 2013 | By Joel Rubin, Joseph Serna and Matt Stevens
Authorities found an anti-government note next to the man who allegedly opened fire at LAX on Friday, according to law enforcement sources. In the note, Paul Ciancia, 23, expressed “his disappointment with government” and said he had no intent to target or harm people he considered innocent bystanders, one source told The Times.  The source added that during the attack, Ciancia allegedly asked people if they were TSA employees.  MORE: Eyewitness accounts of LAX shooting “He was only interested in TSA,” the source said.
June 16, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Just in time for the summer travel crush -- maybe you missed this, I sure did: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has moved its cellphone waiting lot to a location closer and more convenient to the airport, just a quarter mile from the 96th Street Bridge entrance. The 24/7 cellphone lot (and really, is there anyone who hasn't used this yet?) provides a free place to park for up to two hours and await a call or text from your passenger when it's time to pick them up. Newbies, take note: You cannot leave your car unattended when you use this lot. The new waiting area, at West 96th Street and Vicksburg Avenue, adjacent to Parking Lot C, opened at the end of April.
April 28, 2013
The city officials who run Los Angeles International Airport have been trying for what seems like forever to move the north runway 260 feet closer to the boundary separating the airport from the community of Westchester. The move would put more space between the two main runways and allow pilots to use a central taxiway without risking collision. When the City Council takes up the matter this week, it should complete this chapter of the long, sorry saga of neighborhood versus airport and approve the north runway move.
June 24, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
In the last two months, two U.S. Transportation Security Administration officers have been arrested on suspicion of stealing from passenger luggage at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) -- incidents that leave me worrying about how often such theft happens. Judging from official statistics, it seems rare -- or maybe the culprits just don't get caught very often. On Thursday, TSA officer Paul Yashou, 37, was arrested on suspicion of taking $30,000 worth of items from suitcases at the airport , according to this Daily Breeze story , which also said that a police search of Yashou's home turned up "numerous items belonging to LAX passengers.
June 20, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
Although work at the new Tom Bradley International Terminal is still incomplete, Los Angeles International Airport officials celebrated their success anyway on Thursday with outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Instead of marking the Bradley's completion, which has fallen behind schedule, a series of airport special events will showcase the substantial progress that has been made transforming the outdated terminal and LAX, which has long received mediocre grades from travelers. “We've gone from worst to best,” Villaraigosa declared as he strolled through the soaring Great Hall of the Bradley 10 days before he leaves office.
December 16, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
No one was seriously injured Monday during a brawl that broke out at a fraternity's large toy drive at a hotel near Los Angeles International Airport, police said. The brawl, which involved about two dozen people, broke out about 12:45 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel in the 6200 block of West Century Boulevard during the 16th annual Kappa Khristmas Jam & Toy Drive, which was hosted by the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity from Cal State Long Beach, CBS-LA  reported. Police were called to the hotel to help security officers break up the fight.
November 5, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
A roommate of Paul Anthony Ciancia dropped off the shooting suspect at LAX on Friday before, authorities say, he killed a Transportation Security Administration worker during a rampage, documents say. Authorities revealed new details on Ciancia's journey to Terminal 3 at the Los Angeles International Airport in an affidavit released Monday. One of Ciancia's roommates interviewed by the FBI said Ciancia entered his room unannounced and asked to be driven to LAX. The roommate agreed and drove him in a black Hyundai Accent to what the affidavit called "the Virgin Airlines airport terminal.
April 22, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Howard Blume
Some flights headed into LAX were delayed more than three hours Sunday night because of air traffic controller furloughs required by sequestration cuts, a federal aviation official said Monday. As part of $600 million the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to cut as part of the sequestration -- the deep budget cuts Congress agreed to when it failed to reach a broader budget agreement -- air traffic controllers are taking one unpaid day off each pay period. Groups have sued to stop the furloughs but that has not stopped them from taking effect.
November 1, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
A shooting at Los Angeles International Airport grounded flights at the nation's sixth-busiest airport Friday, but the situation in the early going had yet to affect air travel across the nation. However, aviation experts said the longer planes are grounded and kept from landing at LAX, the more likely travel across the country will be delayed. "It still may be too early to see the impact," said David White, a spokesman for, a website that monitors departures and arrivals across the country.
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