Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has opened a new transit concourse in the Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) terminal, an extension of Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) that will better facilitate passenger travel for flights between Papeete and Paris that operate via LAX.
Improved services and a new building
From August 1, 2022, Air Tahiti Nui is pleased to operate from this new extension connected to the main Tom Bradley terminal via an underground pedestrian tunnel.
Transit passengers can now clear immigration and TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in a dedicated room with large signs for easy identification and flow.
Passengers disembarking in Los Angeles must still go to the Tom Bradley Terminal to clear immigration and retrieve their baggage.
The connection tunnel is equipped with moving walkways that make it easy to get around. However, you should allow at least 20 minutes for a smooth transfer between the two terminals.
A clear advantage for travellers
In addition to faster transit, the MSC offers a modern and comfortable experience with ultra high-speed Wi-Fi, restaurants, shops, children's play areas and lounge areas with ample seating.
This new hall also offers the advantage of faster dedicated security screening combined with clear and visible signs for directing the flow.
Did you know?
A shuttle service is available between terminals to help travellers get from the MSC terminal to the TBIT terminal and back, as available.
You can order your meal in advance, pick it up or have it delivered to your gate. This new service is available through the airport's LAXOrderNow.com mobile ordering platform.
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Travelling between terminals at LAX
Connection between terminals at LAX is easy.
If you are arriving at LAX on a flight operated by American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, or Air Canada and connecting with an Air Tahiti Nui flight to Papeete (PPT), Auckland (AKL) or Paris (CDG), and your bags have been checked* through to your final destination, we recommend that you save time by using the tunnel/airbridge connector that allows you to travel easily from Terminals 4, 5 and 6 into the departure area of the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).
Just follow the signage to Terminal B (Tom Bradley). The LAX airport map showing the route to follow can be downloaded below.
* Important Note: Your baggage tag must show your final destination. E.g. PPT, AKL or CDG. If your baggage tag does not, and instead shows LAX then you must collect your luggage at LAX before proceeding to the Air Tahiti Nui check-in counter in the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) to check-in for your onward flight. If you do not do this, your luggage will be left at the domestic terminal and will not travel with you to your final destination.