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News, Travel, Lax

LAX Officials: Record 70.6 Million Travelers Passed Through Airport In 2014

Posted Jan. 28, 2015, 9:08 am

A record 70.6 million travelers passed through Los Angeles International Airport in 2014, with the total passenger volume increasing 6 percent from the previous year.

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Northeast Blizzard Forces 106 Flight Cancellations At LAX

Posted Jan. 27, 2015, 9:02 am

The blizzard in the Northeast led to 106 flight cancellations at Los Angeles International Airport this morning, authorities said.

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Northeast Blizzard Leads To 73 LAX Flight Cancellations

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:14 am

A blizzard warning in the Northeast today has led to 73 flight cancellations at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

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Airport Union Accuses LAPD Of Improper Sting On LAX Luggage Handlers

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:27 am

The airport police officers union on Friday accused commanding officers and the Los Angeles Police Department of initiating an improper sting on luggage handlers at Los Angeles International Airport, and called on the LAPD's watchdog to investigate.

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LAX Neighbors Can Take Advantage Of $40 Million Home Soundproofing Subsidies

Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 6:00 am

More than $40 million in subsidies are available for Inglewood residents near Los Angeles International Airport who want to soundproof their homes, city officials and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, said Thursday.

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Man Pleads Guilty In Los Angeles To Bilking Airlines

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 8:57 am

A man who pretended to be a flight crew member in order to get free or low-cost flights in and out of Los Angeles County airports, which he would then sell to "clients" who would pay up to $2,000 for a year of flying, pleaded guilty today to a federal wire fraud offense.

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Century Boulevard Near LAX To Be Closed For Five Nights Starting Today

Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:06 am

Motorists heading for Los Angeles International Airport during nighttime hours may want to plan ahead this week, when a stretch of westbound Century Boulevard is scheduled to be closed for five nights, starting tonight.

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Man Gets Prison In LAX Drug Smuggling Conspiracy Case

Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 8:46 am

A Torrance man was sentenced on Thursday to three months in federal prison for participating in a smuggling scheme in which backpacks of drugs were carried through an employee entrance at Los Angeles International Airport and onto eastbound flights.

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Delta Jetliner Safely Returns To LAX After In-Flight Problems

Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 11:22 am

A Delta jetliner whose pilot reported in-flight problems on its way to Minneapolis safely returned to Los Angeles International Airport today about an hour after takeoff.

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LAX Jumps To Second Most Busiest Airport In The Nation During 2014

Posted Jan. 6, 2015, 11:19 am

Touting the region's burgeoning tourism industry, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that about 70.7 million passengers passed through Los Angeles International Airport in 2014, making it the nation's second-busiest airport.

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2016 Trial Likely For LAX Murder Spree Defendant

Posted Jan. 5, 2015, 9:19 am

Federal prosecutors are expected in court today to discuss their plan to seek the death penalty against a 24-year-old suspect accused in a deadly shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport.

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$25 Million LAX Wrongful Death Lawsuit To Be Tried In Federal Court

Posted Jan. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

A $25 million wrongful death lawsuit brought by the widow of a Transportation Security Administration officer who died in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport will be tried in federal court, according to papers obtained today.

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Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty In LAX Murder Case

Posted Jan. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

Federal prosecutors announced today they will seek the death penalty against a 24-year-old suspect accused in a deadly shooting spree at Los Angele...

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LAX Travel To Take Off With Busiest Days Of The Year Today, Tomorrow

Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 8:48 am

Today and tomorrow are expected to be two of the busiest days of the holiday travel season at Los Angeles International Airport, so travelers should pack some patience along with their luggage.

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11-Gate, Mid-Airfield Concourse To Be Built At LAX

Posted Dec. 20, 2014, 9:16 am

Los Angeles airport commissioners signed off on a $961 million contract to design and build an 11-gate, mid-airfield concourse at Los Angeles International Airport, officials announced Friday.

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LAX 14-Day Holiday Travel Period Starts Friday; 2.97 Million Passengers To Use Airport

Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 8:30 am

Nearly 2.97 million passengers will pass through LAX during the 14-day holiday travel period that starts Friday and ends. Jan. 2, a 4.1 percent increase over last year, airport officials said today.

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Woman Gives Birth On Southwest Airlines Flight That Had To Divert To LAX

Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 9:38 am

A Southwest Airlines flight from San Francisco to Phoenix landed instead at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday with an extra passenger, thanks to a woman who gave birth during the flight.

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Status Conference Today In LAX Murder Case

Posted Dec. 8, 2014, 9:12 am

The 24-year-old suspect accused in a deadly shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport is expected in court today for a status conference in his case.

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British Gay Porn Star "Bruno Knight" Sentenced To Two Years Prison For LAX Meth Smuggling

Posted Dec. 4, 2014, 8:25 am

A British gay porn star who was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport for attempting to smuggle a half-pound of crystal meth in a body cavity was today ordered to spend two years in federal prison.

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100 Plus Flights Delayed Before Noon At LAX Due To Stormy Weather

Posted Dec. 2, 2014, 1:44 pm

Stormy weather -- not just in the Southland but in Northern California and on the East Coast -- led to more than 100 delayed flights before noon at Los Angeles International Airport today.

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3.5 Million Southland Residents Estimated To Travel This Thanksgiving

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:24 am

More than 3.5 million Southland residents are traveling during this Thanksgiving holiday, a 3.8 percent increase over last year that the Automobile Club of Southern California attributes to lower gas prices and improved personal finances.

News, Holiday, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX Forecast To Be Nation's Busiest Airport Over 11-Day Thanksgiving Travel Period

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:11 am

Los Angeles International Airport is forecast to be the nation's busiest airport during the 11-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period which begins today.

Walter Wenko has been missing since Monday after getting off a flight at LAX.

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LAX Police Ask For Help Finding 70-Year-Old Man Last Seen Monday

Posted Nov. 19, 2014, 9:18 am

Los Angeles police asked for the public's help in finding a 70-year-old man who got off an Evergreen International Airlines flight and was last seen leaving Los Angeles International Airport's customs area.

News, Transportation, Lax

Century Boulevard To LAX Begins Overnight Closures For Two Weeks

Posted Nov. 7, 2014, 12:12 pm

Motorists heading toward Los Angeles International Airport may want to plan ahead starting next week, with overnight closures planned on westbound Century Boulevard beginning Monday and continuing for two weeks.

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Labor Union Partners With Menzies Aviation Following LAX Death

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 8:56 am

A labor union trying to organize airport ramp and cargo workers announced it is partnering with Menzies Aviation to help the airline contractor improve health and safety conditions for its Los Angeles International Airport employees.

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