What Does the X in LAX Stand for?

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Airports around the world are known using a unique 3 letter code for identification purposes. The National weather service kept data from cities around the country using a two letter code and early airlines simply copied this system which needed to be changed to identify towns without weather stations causing the three letter system to be born. An X was added after the weather station code so LA became LAX.
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LAX is used in airports. Before it started being used LA served as the designation for Los Angeles International Airport. But, with the fast growth in the aviation industry, the designations expanded to three letters, and LA became LAX. The letter X does not have any definite meaning.
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The X in the airport code LAX for the Los Angeles Airport doesn't mean anything. The aviation industry moved from a 2 letter abbreviation to a 3 letter abbreviation for airport codes
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Every airport today has a unique three-letter identifier to streamline the process of tracking the millions of items of airport data transmitted daily, including flight plans and
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The X in LAX does not stand for anything, every airport in the US has to have
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In LAX, the X means "International" & the LA stands for "Los Angeles". Used for better communication.
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