New tech for Alaska Air passengers at LAX

Self-service and speed are two key points at the heart of the new Alaska Airlines “Airport of the Future”concept location in the refurbished LAX Terminal 6. Check-in counters have been replaced with check-in kiosks and new bag-check stations will reduce the average waiting time for passengers with checked baggage from 20 minutes to less than four minutes, says Alaska Air. The move from Terminal 3 to Terminal 6 also allows for more convenient access to U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoints and to alliance partner Delta Air Lines in Terminal 5. The 13-month Terminal 6 refurbishment project was a collaborative effort between Alaska Airlines, Los Angeles World Airports and the Transportation Security Administration. It was completed at a cost of US$238 million – US$33 million under budget. (