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Photos: Inside the Upgraded Tom Bradley Terminal at LAX

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Many travelers coming in and out of Los Angeles from international destinations will be now be able to enjoy upgraded gates and amenities at the Tom Bradley terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Three new gates as well as the north concourse were revealed Wednesday.

Two of the just-unveiled gates are capable of receiving Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and Airbus A-380 super jumbo jets, according to City News Service A total of nine of the 18 gates planned for the newly expanded international wing of LAX will accommodate these types of jets.

The big reveal was timed with the arrival of a Singapore Airlines A-380 jumbo jet to one of the new gates. A new laser-guided docking system helps the planes get into position. Passengers waiting for flights can make use of wireless internet and plentiful electrical and USB outlets.

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took advantage of the opportunity to show off the new gates and concourse and brag about our airport, which is typically considered dingy, outdated, and a poor reflection of how awesome L.A. is. Said Villaraigosa Wednesday: "With these modernizations at the New Tom Bradley International Terminal, LAX will showcase our city's innovative spirit and ensure we remain competitive in the global market for years to come."

At the very least, everyone who has to fly in and out of there may enjoy a more pleasant experience.