In light of the recent terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC, Los Angeles International Airport has made some major changes to the requirements members of the media must meet in order to conduct any operations at the airport. The new rules may influence other airport policies.
Media representatives must wear/ display their individual media credentials at all times while working in the Central Terminal Area (CTA). Valid credentials issued by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are strongly preferred. LAX Public Relations strongly recommends out-of-town or local media without credentials from these two agencies to obtain them.
Media Vehicle Access To The CTA:
Media vehicles that are clearly identified on the outside of the vehicle, or have media placards (no smaller than a license plate) or LAX Public Relations Division media parking passes displayed in the front windshield on the driver side, will be allowed into the CTA after media representatives show their individual credentials issued by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriffs. For media without LAPD or LACSD media credentials, media business cards and a government-issued photo identification (such as a driver's license) will be accepted as proof of identification. However, the vehicles of these media must be clearly identified on the outside of the vehicle or have media placards or LAX Public Relations-issued parking passes displayed in the front windshield on the driver side.
Media Parking Passes Issued by LAX Public Relations Division: The LAX Public Relations Division will issue to all media vehicles that do not meet the above criteria a media parking pass/placard. The media parking pass will be issued to the specific driver and his particular vehicle and is NOT transferable to other media or vehicles. Proof of media affiliation on company letterhead signed by a news assignment editor, valid vehicle registration, and valid government-issued photo identification will be required before a media parking pass will be issued. Please call the LAX Public Relations Division at (310) 646-5260 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday, or page the 24-hour PR duty officer at (310) 523-8994.
Media Parking Locations:
1.All television satellite vans and radio broadcast-equipped vehicles that will be continuously attended are allowed to park terminal curbside on the Upper/ Departure Level roadway at the following locations:
a.Between Terminals 1 and 2
b.Between Terminal 3 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal
c.Between the Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 4
d.East of Terminal 7
2.All other media vehicles are allowed to park in available metered parking slots ONLY, except Lot 6. Please do not park in slots designated for handicapped parking.
3.Television satellite vans and radio broadcast-equipped vehicles that are left unattended terminal curbside are subject to citation and towing. If media plan to leave their vehicles, please park in the metered parking areas.
4.Please note that the curbside and terminal situation at LAX can change on a moment's notice. Even if media vehicles are parked in the proper locations, law enforcement officers may ask media at any time to yield a designated media parking area temporarily for law enforcement use. 5.If your vehicle is towed, please call LAX Airport Police at (310) 646-6254 for information.
Media Access To Passenger Terminals:
Media are allowed in the ticketing and baggage claim areas of the passenger terminals only.
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