US Airways will move to LAX Terminal 6 in early November


US Airways will move from LAX Terminal 3 to Terminal 6 next month. Photo: US Airways.

US Airways will move from LAX Terminal 3 to Terminal 6 next month. Photo: US Airways.

UPDATE: I have more information about this move in a newer post, published on Tuesday, Oct. 28. 

ORIGINAL POST: US Airways will move from Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport to Terminal 6 at some point in early November, an airline spokesman confirmed to me today. 

US Airways will occupy four gates in Terminal 6 that United vacated this week. The move will put US Airways closer to merger partner American Airlines, which is in Terminal 4. 

Earlier, I mistakenly reported that Terminal 6 and Terminal 4 were not connected inside security. As two readers astutely pointed out, this problem has been fixed. A tunnel was  re-opened this week, and it is now possible to walk from American's Terminal 4 to Terminal 6 without re-clearing security. You must only walk through Delta's Terminal 5. 

You may be amused to know American has timed the walk from Terminal 4 to Terminal 6. The estimate? 6 minutes, 30 seconds. 

From what I understand, American and US Airways are thrilled about obtaining these four gates, as it will allow them to build up their combined Los Angeles operation. In the past, I have heard, American has wanted to grow here, but it has lacked the gates.  


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