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Book flights from Los Angeles to Chennai with Qatar Airways and enjoy an unprecedented level of attention and comfort throughout your journey. Relax as dedicated cabin crew cater for all your needs, and choose from an array of quality services to make your time on-board more enjoyable. Tantalise your taste buds with a selection of delicious cuisine, and relax in seats designed to provide you with plenty of personal space. By the time you land in the Bay of Bengal you’ll feel truly rejuvenated and ready to explore Chennai.
Chennai used to be a trading outpost for the East India Company and home to a British garrison, so there are various interesting old colonial monuments on display. Fort St. George, for example, built in 1644, is now a museum, and there’s also an Anglican church that’s a good example of 17th century ecclesiastical architecture.
One of the most important airports in the United States, Los Angeles International Airport (or LAX, as it is usually referred to), sits in southwestern Los Angeles. It is the fifth busiest airport in the world, servicing well over 70million passengers annually.
Customers flying from Los Angeles with Qatar Airways will find that this airport, despite its massive size, is incredibly efficient. Staff go out of their way to make the customer experience as pleasant as possible, topped off with a warm American welcome. LAX is a major hub for international travellers, whether you’re visiting California for business or pleasure.
Transportation and parking
A free shuttle bus connects to the Aviation Station on the Green Line of the metro, providing a fast and efficient route between the centre of Los Angeles and the airport, taking around 40 minutes. LA traffic is notorious, so driving to the airport can take hours, depending on the conditions on H1 and interstates 405 and 105. If you are planning on taking a taxi during peak times, allow yourself plenty of time for your journey.
LA is a city of drivers, so all public amenities are designed around the car. Consequently, car parking at the airport is plentiful, with around 8,000 spaces spread across eight parking lots. However, because of the busy nature of the location, it can still be difficult to get a space, especially during peak periods.
At the airport
Travellers flying from Los Angeles with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 2. Be advised that there are nine terminals spread across a vast area, so ensure you arrive at the correct location. Allow plenty of time before your flight is due to depart, as while check-in is relatively quick, security checks can be lengthy and time consuming.
Facilities and amenities
Facilities are outstanding, but again they tend to be spread across the airport rather than confined to one particular area. Customers flying from T2 will find excellent shopping and retail outlets, offering everything from high-end luxury goods to regular travel accessories. Duty Free shops are located in T2 for international passengers who have cleared security.
Food and drink is plentiful, supplied by fast food and on-the-go snack vendors, in addition to ‘TexMex’ and grills, restaurants and beverage stands. Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, and conference and business facilities are available in T1, T6 and in nearby hotels.
Barely 400 years old, the cultural melting pot of Chennai, in southern India, is nevertheless a fascinating and vibrant city that’s full of surprises. Fly to Chennai with Qatar Airways and discover this rich cultural diversity for yourself.
Chennai may not have as many ancient temples and monuments as some of the older Indian cities, but it still manages to surprise and delight visitors nonetheless. A patchwork of districts come together to create a uniquely quirky city that offers visitors an incredibly warm and friendly welcome.
Every culture that has had a say in the development of Chennai has left behind a legacy of monuments, architecture and cultural nuances that make this destination so interesting.
However, despite its relatively recent establishment as a city, Chennai has a few little gems of older architecture, such as Kapaleeswarar Temple, which is said to date as far as the 8th century.
European influences (and in particular the English Raj) have also left their architectural mark with a clutch of churches and buildings that are typically Victorian in design.
The main thing that draws visitors to Chennai, though, are its beaches. Marina Beach, is 12-kilometres long and lined with flower beds and colonial buildings, while Covelong – once a small fishing village – is now a luxury resort.
The Wallajah Mosque, located on Wallajah Road in Triplicane, is a historically important building constructed by the Wallajah family in 1795.
Flights to Chennai with Qatar Airways land at Chennai International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to Chennai please check the visa and passport requirements.