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  • Customs
    Mar 13, 2017
    I'm arriving to LAX form Tokyo at 10:40 am, my connection flight to Miami is at 12:50 pm all American airlines flights. Do I have enough time to pass immigration and customs? I have also the world traveler ID


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • kids
    Mar 9, 2017
    I hope your children have children's luggage ?? As on this website Without this they cant travel even if the law will allow))


    Thanks for the spam, loser.


  • United baggage
    Feb 1, 2017
    I have booked United & will have 1 23kg bag to check in. I couldn't see an option to pay for baggage when I booked. Do I pay at checkin?


    Yes, you will pay at check in.


  • Baggage question
    Jan 28, 2017
    I will arrive at LAX terminal 8 ( united airlines from San Diego) and will continue to Sweden from terminal B. Do I need to fetch my baggage and check in again at terminal B? Thanks for all help


    If it's all the same reservation you don't need to do anything with your bags. If it's two separate reservations you'll need to claim your bags and re-check them.


  • Transport from teminal 4 baggage claim to TBIT
    Dec 29, 2016
    Hi i am traveling from texas to lax and arriving at terminal 4. I need to claim my baggage and transfer to tom bradley international terminal for an international flighht. Is there any way that I can reach TBIT from terminal 4 baggage claim without exiting the terminal?


    No, you have to walk along the curbfront. What airline are you flying out of the TBIT? Do you have two separate reservations?


    Yes I have 2 separate reservations. Im going domestic then international. American airlines to philippine airlines


    Then yes, you will have to carry your bags between terminals along the roadside.


  • Will my luggage be checked in from Calgary to LA onto Melbourne flying
    Dec 12, 2016
    I would like to know if our luggage is checked in all the way from Calgary to LA and then on to Melbourne Australia flying Qantas or do we have to claim our luggage from LA and recheck them before flying out to Melbourne?


    What airline are you flying from Calgary to LA? Are both flights on the same reservation or are they two separate reservations?


    We booked only with Qantas but Qantas use westjet to fly Calgary to L.A


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. Your bags will be transferred for you. All you have to do on your way to Sydney is walk from your arrival terminal (T2) to the International Terminal, get your Qantas boarding passes if Westjet can't issue them, and then go through security.


  • Fiji airlines to United
    Dec 2, 2016
    How much time do I need to connect from a Fiji Airlines flight to a United Flight at LAX


    I recommend at least 3 hours.


    Oct 31, 2016
    I have an American Airlines flight from JFK to SYD via LAX — my plane arrives into Terminal 4 at LAX from JFK and I leave for SYD from the same Terminal. Will I need to collect my checked baggage and re-check them in at LAX? Or will they automatically be transferred to the next flight as both flights are with the same airline?


    No, you do not have to do anything with your bags in LAX on your way to Sydney. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.


  • Where do i for terminal 3 LAX baggage claim?
    Oct 21, 2016
    Hi, I read that i have to go down stairs to claim my baggage after i arrive at LAX? Wouldn't it take me while to go down there? How is there one rotation carrier luggage thing that will be specially for my plane that i just arrived ine?


    It won't take you long to go downstairs and in fact, everyone has to go down there to exit the terminal. Your flight will be assigned a baggage claim carousel. Other flights may also be assigned the same carousel.


    Oct 5, 2016
    Will my bags be checked through to Vegas or can I reclaim them in LAX? Thx


    What airlines are you flying?


    Hawaiian (would Delta have helped the situation any?)


    Hawaiian doesn't fly from LAX to LAS. What airline are you flying on that segment?


  • terminal 5 to tom bradley terminal
    Jul 15, 2016
    Hi there, i'm travelling from Sacramento to LAX and I have a connecting flight to Paris. I arrive in LAX at 12.35 pm at terminal 5 and depart for my second flight at 3.30 pm in TOM BRADLEY INTL terminal. Im just wondering the steps I have to go through to get to my second flight. Including my baggages (i have three and im alone). I must claim my baggages or no? Thanks for all the help!


    If both tickets are on the same reservation you don't have to do anything with your baggage. You just have to take the tunnel to T4 and then the new walkway to the International Terminal (it's all inside security). If you have two separate reservations, then yes, you will have to claim your bags and then take them to the TBIT and re-check them and go through security. Either way you should have enough time.


  • Help with luggage
    Jul 5, 2016
    I just had open heart surgery and need help in taking my luggage from curbside to emerites airlines at lax. Whom do I contact.


    Contact Emirates


  • Layover
    May 24, 2016
    I will be landing in lax 9:09 through united airlines and have a connecting flight to Maui, Hawaii at 9:40 united airlines. Is that pushing it with time? should I change my flight?


    That's enough time as long as the first flight is domestic and on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • checked baggage vs. carry on
    May 23, 2016
    I'm traveling from LAX to Baltimore on the Thurs. before Memorial Day weekend, and returning the next Tuesday. In light of the heighted TSA security, I heard that airlines/airports are preferring passengers check their bags, lightening the load at TSA for going through carry-on bags. Is that true? For a 4-day trip, I'd much prefer carrying on, but want to do whatever is faster, less hassle. Thanks


    No, that is not true. TSA is just understaffed. You won't get through security any faster by checking your bag.


  • Into T6 from Canada to TBIT for connection to Brisbane
    Mar 28, 2016
    I have Qantas Airways 3246 - Operated by American Airlines flight from Toronto to LAX then transfer from T6 to TBIT for Qantas Airways 16 flight to Brisbane -- Do I have to pick up my luggage and check it again going into TBIT? Or will it get transferred to the next flight? I hope 2hr 15mins is enough to grab bags and get through to connect to the next flight. I booked these both at the same time.


    Your bags will be transferred for you. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do is walk from T4 or T6 where you arrive to the International Terminal and go through security. You should have enough time.


    I forgot, now you can use the new T4-TBIT Connector to get to the International Terminal from T4 without having to go through security!


    Thanks! Best news I had all day!


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