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  • United to Virgin America
    Oct 5, 2015
    Can I check in my bags with United and have them switch the bags over to Virgin America or do I have to go to baggage claim, get the bags and recheck them with VA and go thru security again?


    You have to claim them from United, take them to Terminal 3, and re-check them with VA.


  • Do I need to claim bags and recheck to Korean Air?
    Sep 24, 2015
    Hello - I will be flying from PDX to LAX on Alaska Airlines then have a 3 hour layover and need to be on Korean Air flying to ICN. Do I need to go to baggage claim in LAX, get my bags and recheck onto Korean Air or will they go right through even though they are different airlines? The tickets were bought at the same time. Thanks for your help!


    If you purchased your tickets together then your bags will be tagged through to ICN and you do not have to claim them in LAX. You just have to go from T6 to the International Terminal and through security. You should have plenty of time.


  • Southwest to China Air
    Sep 24, 2015
    I am looking at booking a flight and landing at 12 pm with Southwest then flying out at 2:20 with China Eastern. Will this be enough time if I have checked bags? Will my checked bays be transferred automatically?


    No, that is not enough time. Southwest does not transfer bags to other airlines.


  • Connecting flight
    Aug 26, 2015
    Hello, I am flying from Reno to LAX via southwest (one booked ticket), then flying from LAX to Bangkok via EVA Air (totally separately booked ticket). When I get to LAX, will I have to leave security, go to baggage claim to get my bag, then re-check my bag at the EVA Air counter? I have a total of 2 hours and 20 minute layover in LAX. Will this be enough time?


    Yes, that is what you will have to do. You will arrive in Terminal 1 and depart from the International Terminal, on the other side of the airport. You will have barely enough time assuming your flight from Reno is on-time.


  • do i have to claim my luggages?
    Jul 24, 2015
    arriving at LAX terminal 2 from Canada (air canada) and then switching to terminal B (Asiana airline- to S.Korea). do i have to find my luggages at terminal 2 and then take them to the terminal b and re-checkin? i mean.. i have to take all luggages to the shuttle bus.. ?


    If both tickets were purchased on the same reservation you will not have to do anything with your bags in LAX. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada. It is usually faster to walk from T2 to the International Terminal than take the shuttle bus.


  • Connection
    Jul 26, 2015
    I'm arriving from Canada at terminal 4 and leaving on china eastern at terminal B I have to get my luggage and re-check my bags? So I have to go by american customs?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. If you bought two separate reservations you will have to claim your baggage at LAX and transfer it yourself.


    what do you mean two separate reservation? i is one reservation.....i just got this tickets from the flighthup,..two different airlines....


  • Where and what to do with bags??
    May 14, 2015
    Flying into american at LAX at 900 AM, connecting to Air Tahiti airlines at 3:30 PM. Where can I go with bags before I check in to Air tahiti? Any air clubs before security?


    There are no clubs outside security. There is a food court outside security in the International Terminal. The Air Tahiti Nui counter will open at about 12:30 or 1:00.


  • International Arrival baggage collection onward domestic travel
    Apr 1, 2015
    Hi, My wife and daughter will be arriving at LAX Tom Bradley via Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong. I know we will have to collect bags at LAX and clear customs and immigration. Can they recheck in the bags immediately after the clearance. I bought the tickets together not separately. They will be further travelling to San Diego Appreciate any information


    Since they bought tickets together, yes, their bags will be tagged through to SAN and they can re-check them at the transfer desk in the TBIT at LAX. They will follow the signs for connecting passengers once they clear customs.


    Thank you very much


  • Enough time?
    Mar 16, 2015
    We get into LAX at 8:00 a.m. On terminal 1 and depart from terminal 2 at 10:00 a.m. Do we have enough time to get our bags for the second flight


    Barely enough time, if everything goes perfectly.


  • Getting Luggage from Alaska terminal to Jet Blue terminal
    Dec 31, 2015
    I will be traveling from Sitka Alaska to LAX on Alaska Air with frozen fish. At LAX I have a four hour layover but need to get to the Jet Blue terminal with my luggage and fish. What is the easiest way to get my luggage and fish from terminal to terminal. Also, is there a freezer facility to store the fish during that 4 hour period?


    There is no freezer facility. The best way to get from Terminal 6 where you will arrive to Terminal 3 where you will depart is to walk. You can walk straight across the parking garages or walk along the curbfront to your left as you exit T6.


  • Long LAX layover, domestic to international with luggage question
    Oct 10, 2014
    I have a 9 hr layover in LAX and do not want to leave the security area as I have a meeting in a Airline Club. I Arrive on United from Austin at 1200 hrs, but Fiji Airways will not accept my checked luggage till 3 hrs before their departure at 2130 hrs. Can I just leave my checked bags in United's baggage claim till 1800 hrs and then pick it up to head to the International Terminal?


    You could probably do that, but there's a chance some of it could go missing or be hard to find later.


  • American Airlines
    Sep 20, 2014
    Will American Airlines transfer my luggage to Fiji Air for an international flight?


    If you purchased your tickets together on one reservation, Yes, they will.


  • Rechecking Bags from International Arrival
    Aug 24, 2014
    Family arriving LAX on Asiana. Not sure what terminal yet. Where do they recheck their bags for Southwest on a different reservation?


    They will arrive in the International Terminal. They will have to take their bags with them to Terminal 1 to check with Southwest as Southwest does not have interline baggage agreements with any other airlines.


  • Transit in LAX - luggage, URGENT
    Jul 31, 2014
    HI, urgent - check in luggage process in LAX Sydney to Cleveland: Sydney (SYD) to Los Angeles (LAX) QF Qantas Airways Flight: 107 Then same day transit Los Angeles (LAX)to Cleveland (CLE) UA United Flight: 1665 Can I make the luggage check-in at Sydney airport and go directly to Cleveland? ( without need to take check-in luggage out at LA airport) If not, what will be the procedure? and how far between Qantas and United? It is a 16 yr boy travelling alone for the first time so need to get the information clear before hand,Thanks for your assistance, appreciated.


    There's no need to post this multiple times. Your question was answered yesterday. He will have to claim his luggage in order to go through US Customs. Then on the exit to US Customs at the TBIT he should follow the signs for connecting passengers - there will be a United Airlines transfer desk where he can re-check his bags. Then he will exit the International Terminal and walk to the right (with the flow of traffic) about 200 meters to Terminal 7 where he will go through security for his departure gate to Cleveland.


  • Pick-up baggage for layover?
    Jul 30, 2014
    I'm landing in LAX tomorrow on a flight from Vancouver, Canada, so I'll have to go through customs upon landing. I have a two hour layover before catching another flight to Indianapolis. Both flights are on American however I built the connect myself, rather than buying a pre-existing or offered layover. Will my baggage automatically transfer or will I have to claim it because of customs and then re-check my baggage?


    Actually you will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver so you will not have to do that at LAX. All you will have to do is claim your bags then take them to AA and check them with them. This is because you bought two separate tickets.


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