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LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)

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1 review about LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)

A warm welcome @ LAX Tom Bradley Int'l - God bless America!

  • Jun 29, 2009
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-5

I've traveled to and through several different countries and airports around the world, but something like in LA never happened to me before in any other country!

Once I arrived at Tom Bradley International Airport Los Angeles (my 3rd time) and a good friend of mine was kind enough to pick me. As a non-US citizen, probably like 60-70% of all other arriving passengers @ the Tom Bradley Int'l terminal, I wasn't familiar with the exact designated areas where it was allowed to stop and pick up passengers who are not waiting for rental busses or taxis…  I just waited somewhere without looking at the curbcolor. (I know now that this was a major mistake!!!)

Anyway, my friend pulled into the arrival pick-up lane (left of the double lane) and drove slowly along looking for me. I saw him , waved him and before he could look for a parking spot in this slow moving traffic, I had already thrown my suitcase in the back of his Pickup truck and jumped in. WHAT A HORRIBLE MISTAKE!!!!
A green dressed airport traffic guard or security man (it doesn't really matter, because to me he looked like a policeman anyway) blocked the car by standing in front of the truck and wrote a ticket!!!!

I couldn't believe it!

I mean, my friend hasn't even parked there or even stopped the car longer then the slow moving traffic was moving anyway!

70$

All my efforts to talk to this guy were without success!
My friend was just laughing and said: "WELCOME TO AMERICA!"

Well, I paid the 70$ fine (I insisted) and really felt angry. I've never been ripped of like that (officially or by criminals) in any other airport in the world!

God bless America!

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