Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has opened a new all-gender restroom in Terminal 1 that features an adult changing table.
The restroom is located near Gate 14, adjacent to newly opened men’s and women’s restrooms that are part of the US$515m upgrade of the terminal that will be completed this year. A similar table is installed in a family restroom near Gate 75A in Terminal 7.
The Armedica Family Restroom Changing Table has a weight-capacity of 400 lb (181kg), and is power height adjustable through the use of a built-in rocker switch. It includes dual safety rails and has a waterproof top. Southwest Airlines – which operates all 13 gates at Terminal 1 – has been responsible for the renovation project.
John Zuzu, managing director of corporate facilities for Southwest Airlines, commented, “This renovation gave us an opportunity to look at ways to meet the needs of all customers. We proudly partnered with LAWA to offer an adult changing table to improve the experience of our customers traveling through Terminal 1 at LAX.”
In addition to the two adult changing tables, plans are in place to install another in Terminal 3 following restroom renovation in 2019, and the new international concourse will also have a table available when it opens in 2020. LAWA will also continue exploring options for adding adult changing tables in other locations.