Articles tagged “lax”

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TSA Officers Waver on Whether LAX Is Safer One Year After Shooting

TSA Officers Waver on Whether LAX Is Safer One Year After Shooting

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press

Although additional safety protocols have been put in places since last year’s shooting, fear remains that a similar incident could happen at any U.S. airport.

5 years ago

U.S. Customs and Border Control Expand Overtime to Ease Long Waits at Airports

U.S. Customs and Border Control Expand Overtime to Ease Long Waits at Airports

Caelainn Barr, Bloomberg

Not to be the pessimist, but we'll believe it when we see it.

5 years ago

Direct Rail Connection Between LAX and Downtown Approved

Direct Rail Connection Between LAX and Downtown Approved

Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times

Providing seamless connection from airport to city centers is considered standard today, making the decision more of a necessity than an innovation in the current competitive landscape.

5 years ago

Los Angeles Airport Is Bringing the City’s Farmers Market to the Terminal

Los Angeles Airport Is Bringing the City’s Farmers Market to the Terminal

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The airports-as-destinations trends is great for flyers who have better food and retail options, for cities who can show off their culture, and airports who strive to increase shopping revenues.

5 years ago

California Regulators Warn Lyft and Uber About Airport Pickups

California Regulators Warn Lyft and Uber About Airport Pickups

Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle

CPUC has demonstrated that while it's more willing than most to work with the new car services, it's not about to be a pushover.

5 years ago

LAX Officials Warn Flyers of Upcoming Construction Inconveniences

LAX Officials Warn Flyers of Upcoming Construction Inconveniences

Justin Pritchard, Associated Press

The construction will be a pain but it's a necessary hassles on the way to better, more seamless airport experience.

5 years ago

LAX Officials Brainstorm Ways to Improve Emergency Communication

LAX Officials Brainstorm Ways to Improve Emergency Communication

Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News

The November shooting brought to light cracks in the airport's communication strategy. LAX's learnings should be made public to help airports nationwide be ready in case of an emergency.

6 years ago

Los Angeles Airport Uncovers Ring of Baggage Thieves Among Outsourced Handlers

Los Angeles Airport Uncovers Ring of Baggage Thieves Among Outsourced Handlers

Kate Mather and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

When you outsource all your important issues to a third party, things like this happen.

6 years ago

Report On Los Angeles Airport Shooting Cites Inadequate Alert Systems

Report On Los Angeles Airport Shooting Cites Inadequate Alert Systems

Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the authorities got very lucky in the LAX shooting incident that more people weren't killed. Still, the incident has to be a wake-up call for LAX -- and other airports -- regarding all of the security shortcomings that were uncovered.

6 years ago

Union at LAX Says Staff Inadequately Trained When Gunman Started Shooting

Union at LAX Says Staff Inadequately Trained When Gunman Started Shooting

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press

It isn't just law enforcement personnel who should be training to deal with an airport emergency, as this union report vociferously points out.

6 years ago

LAX Airport Malfunctioning Emergency Phone System has been Fixed

LAX Airport Malfunctioning Emergency Phone System has been Fixed

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press

With all the talk about airport security following 9/11, you'd think a functioning emergency phone system would be a higher priority than it was at LAX.

6 years ago

TSA Boss Rejects Moves to Arm Officers at Airports

TSA Boss Rejects Moves to Arm Officers at Airports

Associated Press

Thank goodness. There are already enough guns at checkpoints, thanks to forgetful gun owners.

6 years ago