LAX is known for many things — but saying that LAX employs start of the art technology and a pleasant passenger experience are not things that the vast majority of people who have flown in or out of this airport are known to utter on a regular basis. Yet, LAX is going to be launching an ambitious Virtual Tour experience for people who might be interested in learning more about the airport.
According to NBCLosAngeles.com:
“Los Angeles World Airports Monday announced a virtual 360-degree tour of LAX.
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, airfield tours were offered to students, community groups and others to provide information about operations at the country’s second-busiest airport.
‘The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired us to find new ways to stay connected with our community, and this first-of-its-kind virtual airfield tour provides a front-row seat for aviation enthusiasts from around the world,’ said Michelle Schwartz, chief corporate strategy and affairs officer at LAWA. ‘Using cutting-edge technology, we can educate and inspire anyone who wants to learn more about LAX’s people, operations and history.’
The high-resolution, 360-degree video experience can be accessed online using a smartphone, tablet, computer or VR headset.
The virtual airfield tour takes viewers on a journey around Los Angeles International Airport’s airfield, offering views that were previously only available to in-person tour attendees and airport employees, according to LAWA officials. Starting from the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center, the tour traverses notable destinations around the LAX campus while a series of narrators explain its operations and history.”
Only time will tell if this experience will be a good one or if the public will ever even utilize it.
Two things remain true about LAX, you better show up very early for your flight, and the second is that you better mentally prepare for a so-so experience while you’re there.