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Traffic, Long Lines at Los Angeles International Airport as Passengers Return Home

Some passengers experience an hour long wait just to enter Los Angeles airport loop as Thanksgiving 2016 ends

 

November 28, 2016

Passengers waiting for ground transportation on the sidewalk at LAX.

11/27: If you're flying out of LAX after Thanksgiving, you'd be well advised to arrive early. There is about a one hour wait just to enter the loop at LAX .

Frustrated passengers exited Uber and Lyft rideshares, trying to illegally walk into the airport and make flights. The crowds begin to build at 1:30 pm. The terminal will probably get busier as the day progresses, and stay busy through Monday.

Some passengers exited ubers and taxis and illegally walked into LAX, because the hour long wait to get into the terminal would make them miss flights.

LAX officials say 2.3 million people are expected to pass through the airport during the Thanksgiving travel period. One million cars are expected to drive through the LAX loop during that same period, beginning Nov. 18 and ending on Monday, November 28, 2016.

The 2.3 million figure is an increase of 8.4 percent over last year's record 2.1 million passengers, according to a news release by Los Angeles World Airports.

Sunday and Monday alone, between 215,000 and 232,000 passengers are expected to pass through LAX, airport officials said.

Los Angeles International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the Greater Los Angeles Area and the state of California, as well as being one of the largest international airports in the United States. Wikipedia

Donald Trump said our airports in America need to be rebuilt, and are comparable to the third world airports. He specifically mentioned La Guardia in New York City.

 

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