SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

November 20, 2008 06:00 ET

Reminder - Media Advisory: Los Angeles Airport Officials to Present Thanksgiving Travel Forecast, Travel Tips From New reLAX Public Use Airline Passenger Lounge

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 20, 2008) -


WHAT:     As the holiday season approaches, officials at Los Angeles World
          Airports (LAWA), the U.S. Transportation Security Administration
          (TSA), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (C&BP) will conduct
          a news conference to announce the holiday travel forecast for Los
          Angeles International Airport (LAX) and LA/Ontario International
          Airport (ONT).  LAWA speakers will provide updates about new
          passenger services and travel information for arriving and
          departing international passengers; TSA speakers will discuss its
          use of a new paperless boarding pass with BlackBerry devices and
          passenger safety tips; and C&BP will acquaint travelers with
          prohibited items from abroad. Additionally, the new reLAX paid,
          public business lounge at Tom Bradley International Terminal will
          be showcased.

WHEN:     Thursday, November 20, 2008
          10 a.m. News Conference

WHO:      --  Los Angeles World Airports Deputy Executive Director Jeff
              Fitch
          --  Transportation Security Administration Federal Security
              Director at LAX Lawrence Fetters
          --  U.S. Customs & Border Protection Area Port Director Carlos
              Martel
          --  Los Angeles World Airports Police Chief George Centeno

WHERE:    reLAX Lounge, public use passenger lounge
          Tom Bradley International Terminal, Mezzanine Level
          Los Angeles International Airport

MEDIA     ALL broadcast-equipped media vehicles with valid LAX Media
PARKING:  Parking
          Permits may park curbside on the Upper/Departure Level between
          Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminals 3 and 4.
          Curbside vehicles must be attended at all times. ALL other media
          use may use parking structures and parking validation will be
          available at media check-in.

VISUALS:  --  News conference in the scenic reLAX Lounge, set to open
              Dec. 4, as first paid use public passenger lounge at Tom
              Bradley International Terminal.
          --  Demonstration of paperless airline boarding passes using PDAs
              and cell phones by the Transportation Security
              Administration.
          --  U.S. Customs and Border Protection display of prohibited
              imported items

CONTACTS: LAX Public Relations Office at (310) 646-5260 or 24-hour Public
          Relations duty officer pager at (310) 523-8994.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    LAX Public Relations Office
    (310) 646-5260

    24-hour Public Relations duty officer pager
    (310) 523-8994