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LAX tunnel connecting Terminal 5 with Terminal 6 (Photo: Albert Kuan)

LAX’s Long-Standing History with Inter-Terminal Underground Tunnels

Before it became one of the busiest airports in the U.S., Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) started out as a small dirt landing strip void of the central terminal buildings and paparazzi that most are so used to seeing today. Most intercity travel in 1930s Los Angeles started and ended at the then newly-built Union Station in Downtown LA, and LAX only started having commercial flights during the late 1940s. It was only during the early 1960s and the arrival…

The Story of Kansas City International Airport: An Inside Look

Built in 1972, Kansas City International Airport was designed to be one of the easiest airports to fly in or out of, for both pilot and passenger. Formerly known as Kansas City Mid-Continent International Airport, the facility, located in Kansas City, Missouri, was once a fan favorite. For pilots, the…

A History of DFW’s Revived Terminal E

Back in 1974, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened with four terminals, one of which was christened “Terminal 4E.” Delta Air Lines quickly moved into the space, establishing a mini-hub out of the terminal (called “Easy Street”) that would lead to control of nearly 30 percent of the airport’s traffic. As…