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  • 40 minutes to change planes in LAX on Delta
    Sep 14, 2015
    I'm trying to book a flight from Indy to PHoenix, flying through LAX on Delta. One flight gives me 40 minutes to change planes. Is this possible?


    Yes, it is possible. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 5.


  • 35 min domestic transfer
    Aug 22, 2015
    Hi! We consider booking a flight with Delta with only 35min layover in LAX. Arriving at 5:30 am from KOA, departure at 6:05 am for JFK. Is it even possible to make it? Any ideas what happens if the plane lands on time but we don't make it? Thank you.


    It is possible. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Terminal 5. If you miss your connection because your first flight is late you will be booked on the next available Delta flight to JFK.


  • Is it enough time?
    Aug 10, 2015
    I'm travelling from Chicago to Melbourne with a layover of 2.45hours in Los Angeles. Chicago-LAX with Virgin arriving at 19.30 (terminal 3) and departing to Melbourne at 22.15 (TBIT). Is this enough time to pick up luggage, terminal transfer, check in with Qantas and pass through security?


    It should be enough time.


  • Can I leave LAX on a 2 hour layover?
    Aug 7, 2015
    I have American Airlines flight from Philadelphia going to Las Vegas with a 2 hour 4 minute layover in LAX. Is there any chance that I could get a taxi to take me to Dockweiler beach, spend 5 minutes there, and make my Las Vegas flight on time? Obviously my inbound flight would have to be on time.


    It's theoretically possible, but why? I also don't think your taxi driver would be very happy picking someone up and then bringing them on such a short trip.


    I live on the east coast and have never been to the west coast. I'd just like to walk to the water for a few minutes as something to add to my personal list of "has been" places.


  • Will I have connection time?
    Jun 30, 2015
    Hi, I will arrive TBIT at 11:55am from Narita, Tokyo. Then I have to catch next flight to Miam at 14:00 AA Terminal 4. Will I have enough time to catch this flight? Thank you for your reply.


    That is just barely enough time.


    Thank you very much. Have a nice day.


  • I want to Terminal 7 Terminal 8 am, and from there moved to become boa
    Jun 6, 2015
    help me for find my air line and termial


    What airline are you flying? You became a boa? Terminal 7 and 8 share an entrance.


    hellp me for To find the terminal 7, gate and my flight


    Terminal 7 is the last terminal you come to as you circle around World Way to all the Terminals. It is well marked with many United Airlines signs. I don't really understand your problem.


  • 40 minutes to change planes
    Jun 4, 2015
    Hi, I have to change planes in LA coming from Honolulu to Chicago. I will land at 11:13am and the other plane departs at 11:55am. Is that possible? Both flights are with american airlines. And what would happen if I would miss the second flight because the first one is delayed? Would they give me another flight later?


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 4. If you miss your connection because your first flight is late they will put you on the first available flight to Chicago.


  • Bogota to sydney
    Jun 1, 2015
    Hey, I'm catching a flight from Bogota,Colombia to Sydney,Australia. My flight with Avianca will arrive in Terminal 2 and my Departure with United Airlines will be in Terminal 7. Do you think 2 hours and 5 mins is enough time? Appreciate the HELP!!!!


    That is barely enough time if your first flight is on-time and you run.


  • 9 hour layover
    May 10, 2015
    Any suggestions on things to do while having a 9 hour layover in LAX?


    Take a taxi to the Santa Monica Pier. It's only about 15-20 minutes away from LAX and a good place to kill time.


    Thanks! What do people normally do with their luggage. I think I can only check it in up to 4 hours before. Is there a locker area or anything?


    No, you have to bring it with you.


  • Is 54 minutes enough time to connect?
    Apr 30, 2015
    One nicely priced option has us arriving at LAX from New Orleans on Delta with just 54 minutes before our connecting flight to Brisbane on Virgin Australia. Is this enough time to connect if our bags are checked all the way through? The only other option is an 8-hour layover at LAX.


    You will have to walk from T5 to the International Terminal and go through security. it's barely enough time if your flight from New Orleans is on-time.


  • place to sit while waiting for next flight next morning
    Apr 28, 2015
    I will be arriving LAX in the late afternoon and hope to rest in the airport for my next flight out next morning. Could you a advice where in the airport is suitable for alone traveler.


    Honestly, get a hotel if you're going to be there that long. LAX is a crowded airport that won't allow you to get much if any rest. There's lots of hotels very close to LAX with shuttles.


  • Layouver in LAX to LAS
    Mar 14, 2015
    Coming from Dubai on Emirates airlines arriving to LAX at 13:55. I have a connecting flight with American Airlines to LAS at 16:40. Do I have enough time and what is the best way to get to AA terminal (Terminal 6)?


    AA does not use Terminal 6. They use Terminal 4. That is enough time barely. Just walk from the International Terminal to Terminal 4.


  • 9 hour layover with kids
    Feb 20, 2015
    I have pre teens and toddler in our group. We have a 9 hour layover in LAX from 6 am to 3 pm. Some of that time we will be retrieving bags and re checking in bags from one airline to another. For the rest of the time, what can you recommend for us to do? Shops, food in LAX, leave, stay, etc. Thanks


  • Stopover 35 mins
    Feb 21, 2015
    Hi, I am flying to London Heathrow from SFO and have a stopover for 35 mins only in LA. Is there enough time for me to get my connecting flight, if the flight from SFO is on time? Thanks.


    What airline or Airlines are you flying?


    Both flights are Virgin Atlantic. I know the connection flight departs from terminal 5, but I do not know what terminal the flight from SFO will land in LA. Thanks,


  • 5 Hour Layover in LAX
    Feb 12, 2015
    I am arriving at Tom Bradley terminal at 6:30am and will need to transfer to terminal 2 for a connection at 2:45pm I will need to collect my bag at Tom Bradley is this after immigration and security as this terminal seems the best to spend most of my layover hours


    You collect your bag after you go through US Immigration but before you go through US Customs, then if you bought two separate tickets and your bags aren't tagged through to your final destination, you will exit to the left out of the customs area, If your bags are tagged to your final destination, you can re-check them at the re-check desk in the TBIT by following the signs for connecting passengers.


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