Terminal 5 at LAX Guide

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Terminal 5

About Terminal 5

The LAX Terminal 5 has many gates and serves as an operating terminal for Jetblue and Sprit. This terminal was built in 1962 and got redesigned in 1987 by Gensler. Recently modernized at the cost of $229 million to include shopping and dining, more security screening areas, baggage carousels.

Security Screening Areas

The security screening areas are available at all the LAX Terminals:

  • TSA Precheck: LAX has dedicated a TSA Precheck lane at each terminal for screening. Passengers can use this lane for speedy processing if they had applied online and paid a fee of $85, and attended an appointment at the enrollment center.

  • CLEAR: The CLEAR lanes in the terminals facilitate security clearance. Get access to this lane by enrolling and attending an interview for fingertips and iris (eye) scanning.


LAX Terminal 5 has a few airlines that are as follows:

  • American Airlines
  • Spirit
  • JetBlue


The departure level at the LAX Terminal 5 has boarding gates from 50 to 59.


LAX offers economy parking options for travelers and taxi owners.


American Airlines Admirals Club is the only airport lounge at the LAX Terminal 5. This airport lounge offers plenty of services such as Wi-Fi, Internet, snacks, drinks, etc.


Many restaurants and outlets of coffee, snacks, and fast food are available at the LAX Terminal 5:

  • The Coffe Bean & Tea Leaf
  • Coffee Corner
  • Farmers Market To Go
  • Ford’s Filling Station
  • Lemonade
  • Loteria! Grill
  • Skewers by Morimoto
  • Rock & Brews Concert Bar & Grill
  • Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market & Bistro

Most of these outlets are at the food court of airside departures.

Between Terminals

There are several ways to transfer between the terminals. Either by walking across the terminals or by using the shuttles provided by the terminals to transport the passengers.

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