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  • Moving between terminals
    Oct 28, 2015
    I arrive at the International terminal at 7am and have booked a subsequent flight at Noon in Terminal 4. I'm trying to figure out the best lounge access so I can shower in-between. After I check in at Terminal 4 and go through customs can I still move between terminals?


    You will go through Customs in the International terminal when you arrive. When you go through security in Terminal 4 you will have access to Terminals 4, 5, and 6. There are showers in the Terminal 4 Admirals Club.


  • Is this enough time
    Dec 18, 2014
    Hello. Wondering if a layover of 2.05 hours will be enough at LAX. Arriving from Narita on Singapore Air @ 1:25pm connecting on a Southwest flight to STL at 3:30pm. We are 5 traveling with most likely 4-5 check bags. I am an Southwest A list member so should be able to skip any long security and check bags lines and be able to board early on Southwest. Thank you.


    That should barely be enough time. You will have to hope that your first flight is on-time and hurry with your bags to T1 in order to get your bags to the counter before the cutoff.


  • LayOver 12 Hours
    Nov 19, 2014
    Question, Flying (AA) POS-MIA-LAX-KONA (Lax layover is 12hours) 1) Will I have to re-check my bag for LAX-KOA flight which 8:45 am next morning? 2) Will I have to pay any fees for checked bag (US25.00)


    Ask the AA agent in POS if they can tag your bag through to KOA. If they can then you won't claim it in LAX. Otherwise you will have to claim it and recheck it in the morning and pay the fee.


  • Long Layover
    Nov 4, 2014
    Hi, We are looking at having a 16 hour layover at LAX before our flight home to Aus with QANTAS. We don't want to have to leave the airport - are there any decent airport lounges that allow you to pay for day use that are landside? We will get a hotel for the day if we have to though, any suggestions for a good hotel close to the airport? TIA


    I'm not aware of any landside lounges at LAX. If there is more than one person in your party it would probably be best to get a hotel room. Sorry, I can't recommend one.


  • SFO - LAX - HNL --> stopover 35 minutes
    Nov 4, 2014
    Hello all, I just booked a Delta flight via San Francisco via LAX to Honolulu, but the stop over time is only 35 minutes :( I booked that flight together, so should be okay or else why should the booking tool give this option? Arrival time LAX 16.30 terminal 5; departure terminal 5 17.05. Should I be concerned? Thanks B


    You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time. Your connection should take fewer than 5 minutes. The only thing you have to be worried about is your flight from San Francisco being late due to weather in San Francisco.


  • Connection time
    Oct 29, 2014
    I booked a American Airline flight from Vancouver to San Diego with connecting Amerian Airline flight in LA. The connection time is only 50 minutes. I won't have checked baggage. Do I need to go through security and check in again? Is 50 minutes too short? Thanks.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in LAX is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which should both be in the American Eagle remote terminal.


    Thanks. So do you think 50 minutes long enough?


    Yes, it should be.


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