LAX makes progress on new 'connector building'

The new LAX connector building is progressing nicely. Photo: Los Angeles World Airports. 

The new LAX connector building is progressing nicely. Photo: Los Angeles World Airports. 

I have good news for international passengers at Los Angeles International Airport. 

Construction crews are finally making progress on a new building that will connect the airport's Tom Bradley International Terminal with gates held by United, American, Delta and Alaska. That means you'll be able to fly all of those airlines and connect to an international flight from the new terminal without re-clearing security. 

According to City News Service, the airport held a small ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate installation of the final steel beam. Like everything else at LAX, the project is behind schedule. But it is scheduled for completion next year. 

At one point, LAX was planning to build a second connector, so that travelers on JetBlue, Southwest and Virgin America could also seamlessly transfer to the Bradley Terminal. But it canceled that program because of cost. 

Want more information on the Terminal 4 connector? Read this LAX Fact Sheet.