Some airlines have got it down at LAX, Alaska airlines international service is NOT one of them. Long lines, confusion, one Alaska employee leading a few of us to another location where the Alaska employee fought and argued not to have us. Then the terminal waiting area was so loud you couldn't hear the announcements. Big, round area with announcements from everywhere echoing above the crowd noise. Most unpleasant from curbside to the airplane door. Once on the plane, all was fine. The flight to Mexico was good, the processing through customs is fast and efficient.