LAX Terminal 5
Photo by John Schreiber.

Officials at Los Angeles International Airport are urging passengers to allow extra time to get to the Central Terminal Area Monday because taxi drivers plan a demonstration to demand the right to resume curbside pickups.

The activities could impact passengers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., airport officials said.

The drivers will rally at 10:45 a.m. at the Authorized Taxicab Supervision lot at 6150 W. 96th St., then march to the Clifton A. Moore Administration Building at 1 World Way for a 12:30 p.m. news conference, according to the Taxi Workers Alliance of Los Angeles. They are expected to walk on the sidewalk around the arrival level.

TWALC spokesman Leon Slomovic was asked if the event is a rally, protest or demonstration. “It seems to be all of the above and perhaps a work stoppage,” he replied. “They will walk with banners and signs from Terminal 1 through the LAX horseshoe to Terminal 7 and will assemble at the administration building,” Slomovic said.

“While the demonstration is not expected to impact flight operations, the activity may impact traffic at and around LAX,” airport officials said in a statement. Additional officers will be on duty to try to keep traffic flowing.

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