Airlines and Baggage | iFlyer Forum

Los Angeles (LAX) Airport

LAX Forum Home

Questions, comments and tips about airlines or baggage. Share your Airport experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Discussion Topics
Last Post

  • 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!


    Feb 16, 2016
    HI I am travelling to Vancouver from Sydney by united airlines with lay over at SFO then again taking united airline flight to Vancouver about 6hrs layover .do I have to clear the customs and claim the baggage and re check it ?


    You posted this in the forum for LAX? Are you connecting at SFO? Regardless, yes, wherever you are connecting in the US you will 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.


  • rechecking baggage and clearing customs
    Jan 31, 2016
    hi I am travelling from Sydney to Vancouver on united airlines via LAX .do I have to clear us immigrations and claim baggage and then recheck it


    Yes, you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then walk to Terminal 7 and go through security and to your departure gate.


    thanks you for you response do you how long it will take to clear customs at lax


    I flew from French Polynesia to Vancouver via LAX. I had 2.5 hours between flights but due to the delays in clearing US customs, I DID NOT make my connection. Customs at LAX is a night mare if you had a bunch of flights full of non-english speakers land before you. You must first speak with an agent. Then you must get your luggage and go thru another inspection for USDA. Takes a very long time


  • How much time do i need?
    Jan 11, 2016
    Flying from IST-LAX-DFW. Since layover at LAX is 20 hours i booked another flight from LAX-DAL. Flights were booked from two different sites. If i don't have a boarding pass for my separately booked flight to DAL , where do i get one, at the gate or exit, check in and go again through checkpoint?How much time do i need, and what do i do with my baggage? Am i going to be able to claim it when i arrive to DAL, or do i have to wait to pick it up at DFW?


    You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Immigration, then you need to walk to Terminal 1 (Southwest) or Terminal 3 (Virgin America) with your bags and get your DAL boarding pass and re-check your bags with them. Note that you can only do this if the LAX-DFW flight is the last flight of your existing reservation. If you are flying back to IST, that portion will be canceled due to you no-showing LAX-DFW.


  • baggage through check at lax
    Dec 28, 2015
    hi - my 16 year old son is travelling to San Diego via LAX from Aust.. He is flying American airlines to LAX( terminal B ) then to SD from terminal 4. Will his bags be checked through or will he need to collect them from terminal B and have them checked again at terminal 4?


    By "Aust" do you mean Australia, Austria, or Austin, Texas? American airlines does not use the International Terminal, however, the Qantas code-share flights do. He will have to claim his bags to go through US Customs. They should be tagged through to San Diego, in which case he can re-check them at the re-check desk, then go to Terminal 4, go through security and take the shuttle bus to the American Eagle remote terminal where his flight to San Diego will depart.


    sorry, Australia and yes it is a Qantas code share AA flight


  • International Flight to Domestic, Will I have Enough TIme?
    Dec 20, 2015
    My flight gets in from AMS next week at 11:45, I am flying KLM and will have one checked bag, I am supposed to fly to OAK at 13:45 via Delta, is there a chance I will make this flight? Any pointers on how to make sure I do not miss my flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, follow the signs for connecting passengers, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then exit the international terminal, go to your right. The second building you come to will be Terminal 5, go inside, through security and to your departure gate.


  • arriving from Melbourne then on the San Francisco
    Dec 12, 2015
    Our travel agent said our checked luggage would be forwarded on to SFO and that we would not need to retrieve it/clear customs and re-check it in for our flight to SFO. But in the comments here seem to conflict with that advice. We have Qantas tickets from Melbourne to LAX through to SFO, although they said the LAX to SFO leg is operated by AA. What is the correct advise? We only have 2 hours between flights.


    Your travel agent in wrong. In LAX you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, exit the International terminal, go to the right, the next building you come to will be Terminal 4, go inside, get your AA boarding passes if you don't already have them and then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Connecting LAX American Airlines to Cathey Pacific
    Nov 28, 2015
    Hi my mom, age 65, traveling alone is connecting in LAX. She is landing LAX in American at 7:35AM and has connection flight for Hon Kong at 8:35AM via Cathey Pacific. We book the reservation through travel agent, who does not have any idea about lax airport. Can she able to make it? or is it better to re-reserved ticket? I have concern about if American plane lands late then what facility will be provided by Cathey? Flights are on the same tickets.


    No need to ask the same question twice.


  • Skycap
    Nov 5, 2015
    Flying qantas to Sydney 10.30pm with 6 bags. Can we check them kerbside at 6.00pm before returning rental car? Are skycaps available to do this?


    There is no curbside check-in at the international terminal.


Google Plus One