Delta Airlines Gives LAX a $2.3 Billion Makeover: A Journey Through the Upscale Terminal 3

Experience Delta Air Lines' Swanky New $2.3 Billion Terminal at LAX A Pre-Flight Delight that Reigns Supreme in the US

I toured Delta Air Lines’ impressive new $2.3 billion terminal at LAX. It offers an amazing pre-flight experience, one of the best in the US.

Man walking out of Delta check-in (Source: Taylor Rains/Insider)

Delta Air Lines has just unveiled its brand new $2.3 billion terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and let me tell you, it’s like stepping into a beauty salon for travelers. With a Delta One check-in lobby, a swanky Sky Club overlooking the Hollywood Hills, and a walkway that connects Terminal 3 directly to the Tom Bradley International Terminal, Delta has truly given LAX a makeover fit for a beauty queen.

The project took six years and millions of laborious hours to complete, but it was worth the wait. The transformation started with the relocation of Delta’s operation to Terminals 2 and 3, a massive logistics operation that only took 10 days. From there, the “Delta Sky Way at LAX” project began, which involved creating a centralized check-in lobby, security checkpoint, and baggage claim area. Not to mention the modernization of airside gates, seating areas, and concessions. Delta even built its own private TSA lane, exclusively for Delta One passengers.

But one of the most exciting features of the new terminal is the walkway that connects Terminal 3 to the Tom Bradley International Terminal. No more frustrating bus rides for domestic travelers! Delta customers can now enjoy a seamless transition between terminals, all while taking in the stunning views of the Hollywood Hills.

Delta-branded T3 check-in area with people (Source: Taylor Rains/Insider)

Let’s talk about the check-in area. Delta has truly stepped up their game from the old, bland Terminal 2 lobby. The new Terminal 3 check-in area is a sight to behold, with colorful Delta-branded signage, floor-to-ceiling windows, and dozens of kiosks for a seamless check-in experience. It’s like walking into a beauty salon and being greeted by a team of makeup artists ready to transform you into the best version of yourself. And the best part? Every seat has its own power port, so you can stay connected and charged up throughout your journey.

Delta customers checking into the new lobby kiosks (Source: Taylor Rains/Insider)

But the real showstopper is the giant 250-foot-long digital display that stretches the length of the lobby. It’s like a runway for information, displaying everything from Sky Club capacity and TSA wait times to flight status and self-service bag drop locations. It’s like having your very own personal stylist, guiding you through the check-in process with style and flair.

Delta display indicating lines for bag drop (Source: Taylor Rains/Insider)

Now, let’s talk about the exclusive Delta One check-in lobby. Hidden below the main lobby, this secret gem is like a hidden spa for high-paying passengers. It’s a quiet and elegant space, where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the airport and enjoy a VIP experience like no other. With ceiling lights, colorful wall art, and a counter filled with snacks and drinks, it’s like entering a luxury hotel. And let’s not forget the harpist playing soothing melodies as you check in. It’s like having your own personal concierge serenading you on your journey.

Delta One check-in lobby (Source: Taylor Rains/Insider)

Once you’re checked in, it’s time to head up to the brand new Sky Club lounge. This is where the real relaxation begins. With various food options, multiple bars, and ample seating, it’s like stepping into a luxury spa. The lounge has everything you need to unwind and recharge before your flight. And the best part? The outdoor deck that overlooks the tarmac and the Hollywood Hills. It’s like having your own private oasis, where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the airport while sipping on a refreshing cocktail.

Delta Sky Club lounge (Source: Taylor Rains/Insider)

Now, let’s talk about the gates. Delta has truly outdone themselves with the new Terminal 3 gates. With high windows that let in an abundance of natural light, comfortable seating, and charging ports at every seat, it’s like waiting in a luxurious lounge instead of an airport terminal. And with a 30,000-square-foot Sky Club lounge located just steps away, you’ll never be bored or hungry during your wait. Plus, the deck that overlooks the tarmac and the Hollywood Hills is the cherry on top. It’s like having a front-row seat to the aviation fashion show.

Delta’s new LAX gates (Source: Taylor Rains/Insider)

But the transformation doesn’t stop there. Delta has also revamped the baggage claim area, with six baggage claim belts compared to the previous two. No more waiting in long lines or dealing with lost luggage. Delta has made it easier than ever to find and collect your bags, all while enjoying the vibrant colors and flowers that make the area feel like a garden oasis. And with additional restrooms throughout Terminal 3, you’ll never have to wait in line for the bathroom again.

Delta’s new bag claim area (Source: Taylor Rains/Insider)

In conclusion, Delta has truly given LAX a makeover fit for the red carpet. With their brand new $2.3 billion terminal, they have created a haven for travelers who want to experience the ultimate in luxury and style. From the beautiful check-in lobby to the exclusive Delta One lounge and the stunning Sky Club with its outdoor deck, Delta has raised the bar for airport beauty and fashion. So the next time you’re traveling through LAX, make sure to stop by Terminal 3 and indulge in the glamorous world of Delta Airlines. You won’t be disappointed.