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Hi, I am flight from London to las vegas but connecting via LAX I have a 4 hour stop over can I leave the airport for a cigarette as I would of been on a 11hour flight, then when re dosed on nicotine go back through for my connecting flight ? Hope someone can help me with this
You will be outside security once you clear US Customs, so yes, as long as you are on-time, then yes, you can step outisde for a cigarette.
Hi all,
I'm flying ASE - LAX - LHR on UA soon with a 8h layover in LAX. I have a German passport and as I'm leaving the US I assume I don't have to collect my luggage, correct?

My second question - What can I do in 8h (during the day) in LAX? Any suggestions or tips?
No, you do not have to collect your bags in LAX.

We have 22 hours and 15 minutes Lay Over in LA from New York to Christchurch, New Zealand.

We are going to arrive LAX at 12.50 midnight and depart for New Zealand at 10.05PM the same day. We are planning to stay in a hotel (10 min drive from LAX) when we arrive by midnight, sleep and will start the day at 8AM to take Hop On Hop Off Tour Bus (2-3hrs). We are going to take only one route out of the four routes to save time. Do we have enough time? Thanks.
It's possible - you can walk between all Delta gates in LAX, but it doesn't leave much time to spare. You could request wheelchair assitance but that may actually be slower since you probably won't actually have to walk very far.
My Qantus flight from Was arrives in LAX at 10:25 pm and the outbound Qantus flight to Aul leaves 11:10 pm. Is there enough time to make the 11:10 Qantus flight?
Qantas does not fly from Washington to LAX. That flight will be on American. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Actually both flights will be on American.
We are thinking of flying into LAX on on Hawaiianairlines arriving at 3pm, how much time would we need to get bags and re check into an international flight to London (booking totally separate ticket, told they will not check bags through)...doing same lay over on the 3 hr enough time?
3 hours is just about what I recommend. More on the return would be nice but isn't totally necessary.
I'm looking at a delta flight from RDU to HNL. It has a 35 minute layover at LAX. Should I pick a flight with a longer layover?
It's possible but it doesn't leave any time to spare. It's up to you and what your risk tolerance is.
Bought ATL to LAX tickets with FF points on DL. Have 3 hr layover in LAX before boarding my DL flight LAX to Sydney - which I purchased - so 2 different tickets. DL assures me I can check my bags all the way through since Both tickets are on D L. Hope they are right! It looks as if domestic & International DL flights depart term 5 at LAX- yes?
Yes, that is correct. You should have plenty of time - even if for some reason you do have to claim your bags and re-check them.
Hi! I am flying from Denver to LAX with United... I have a 3 hour layover where I will fly to Guadalajara with Volaris. Will this be enough time? I am checking 1 bag under the plane.
Yes, that should be enough time. You will have to transfer your bag yourself to Volaris.
Thanks! I've heard that volaris can be a stickler at not checking in exactly 3 hours before the flight-this will be impossible for me... this just has me a bit nervous!

I am travelling from Heathrow-L.A.X-Auckland, i arrive at 3.05pm and depart at 10.40pm all booked as one ticket direct with A.A. My question is will i have to collect my luggage or will it be checked through to the Auckland flight automatically, and if so will i have time to visit Manhattan Beach?

Yes, in LAX you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then you are free to go where you want. Be back at the airport by 8:30.

Thanks for the reply, so i can recheck my bag straight away, a few hours ahead of the actual flight? Thanks.
Yes, you can.
Thank you, i have been struggling to determine if it would have been better or easier for me too take a large rucksack rather than a conventional suitcase in case i couldn't check it in hours ahead so i could leave for a few hours, Thanks again.