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United Airlines is getting an LAX makeover and yes, there will be charging stations

United Airliness will embark on a $573-million upgrade of Terminals 7 and 8 at Los Angeles International Airport  that will include a new check-in area and a redone baggage claim.

The renovations, scheduled to be completed in December 2017, will also include an expanded security screening checkpoint with 12 lanes for the United terminals.

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There also will be charging stations for electronic devices in the gate waiting area and an indoor-outdoor United Club in Terminal 7.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti as well as Councilman Tom LaBonge and L.A. World Airports executive director Gina Marie Lindsey appeared at a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday kicking off the renovations.

Garcetti talked about United's plans as part of the ongoing $7.3-billion project to improve LAX. More than 70 million passengers pass through LAX each year, making it the fifth busiest airport in the world.

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