Ring of Thieves Pulls Off Huge Luggage Heist At LAX

You probably don't realize it, but hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods pass through airports every day inside of passengers' baggage. Well, a ring of baggage handlers at LAX certainly realized it. Police say they've been stealing thousands of dollars worth of goods right out of people's suitcases for… » 3/28/14 11:40am 3/28/14 11:40am

LAX's New Terminal is the Biggest Public Works Project in City History

For the first time in a quarter century, Los Angeles International Airport is getting a facelift. Crews have just completed the first phase of renovations to The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX and it looks simply stunning. » 7/01/13 5:30pm 7/01/13 5:30pm

Is This the Most Stunning Shuttle Flyover Ever?

I don't know if it's the most stunning or not—NYC was pretty awesome—but Endeavour looks absolutely magnificent flying over Los Angeles en route to LAX. The sense of scale is absolutely fantastic. What a beautiful shot. Click to see the ultra-HD version. [APOD] » 9/26/12 2:10pm 9/26/12 2:10pm

Twilight Landing In Los Angeles Is Simply Beautiful

From Thousand Oaks to Malibu to Santa Monica to downtown LA to runway 24R. I don't know if it's the Rolling Stones soundtrack or what, but this LAX twilight landing is now one of my favorite aviation videos ever. » 2/01/11 12:20pm 2/01/11 12:20pm

Retromodo: Laptop Catches Fire at LAX, Foreign Woman Freaks Out

Remember that old exploding battery episode? Here's a clip we haven't seen before of it. A very scary video with fireballs jumping from the Sony battery-infested body of this laptop. The people in the terminal sure are freaking out, screaming "OH MY GOD" and jumping up on those vinyl seats. That's probably what we'd… » 2/20/08 3:00pm 2/20/08 3:00pm

Sputtering Network Card Strands 17,000 People at LAX

Just to remind you how thin the thread is upon which we hang every day, consider that one faulty network interface card stranded 17,000 people for nine hours last weekend at Los Angeles International Airport. According to government officials in charge of the infrastructure at the airport, a network card inside one… » 8/15/07 1:00pm 8/15/07 1:00pm

Gizmodo Reader Witnesses IBM Laptop Catch Fire at LAX

Reader Tom was lucky enough to be a witness to what may be the first blogged instance of an IBM laptop igniting thanks to its battery. » 9/16/06 4:19pm 9/16/06 4:19pm