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  • How much time at customs
    Mar 28, 2017
    I'm flying from SYD Australia and have a 3hr30min layover in LAX. Is this enough time to go through customs/immigrations and switch from international terminal to domestic terminal?? I'm very nervous. Never travelled international before.


    Mar 28, 2017
    I have booked a 1:55pm flight from LAX-AMS. I will be flying in from Oakland that morning on a different reservation. How much time do i need for my layover in LAX to ensure i make my international flight? no checked bags or kids.


    I assume you are flying KLM to Amsterdam. What airline are you flying to LAX?


    Hi Zap! Yes, KLM to AMS, likely Southwest to Lax.


    I would want at least 2.5 hours.


  • Will I make my second flight?
    Mar 28, 2017
    Hi, I am due to arrive into LAX on a LATAM airlines flight at 6:55pm and on a seperate flight ticket would like to book the 10:30pm Qantas flight to Sydney. Will this be enough time to claim my baggage and go through customs, immigration etc. and re check in and clear security?


    That is enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • through LAX international to VIA
    Mar 27, 2017
    Arriving to LAX from SFO with United and have 40 min to departing flight to Vienna. Is that enough time?


    Realistically, no, that is not enough time. You will have to go all the way from T7 or T8 where you arrive to the International Terminal. Even though they are now connected inside security, you have to go through Terminal 6, 5, and 4 to get there.


    thanks for your reply. How long does it take to walk from T7 to international, do you know?


    probably about 20 minutes.


  • connection time to Boston from international
    Mar 25, 2017
    My daughter is flying alone from Australia (Qantas) to Boston via LAX, on a through ticket. Wondering if she will have enough time to clear customs on entry to US and get to her domestic (American Airlines) flight with a connection time of two hours? On her return from JFK to Melbourne, she will be on Qantas ticketed flights both legs transiting through terminal B with one hour connection- this should be ok?


    On her way to Boston in LAX she will go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, walk to Terminal 4 and go through security and to her departure gate. On the return to Melbourne, all she has to do in LAX is walk through the new connector building from Terminal 4 to the International Terminal and to her departure gate.


  • Connecting to Cancun Mexico
    Mar 25, 2017
    Arriving LAX through Delta at 11:25am and Departing at 12:00N to Cancun also on Delta, total time of 35min layover. I have checked bags. Will I have enough time to make my international connection?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting to Fiji
    Mar 23, 2017
    On 2 separate tickets, our AA flight gets into Terminal 4 at 9:40 and we leave out of Terminal B on Fiji Air at 11:30. We are not checking bags but I'm not sure if we have to leave the terminal to get our Fiji ticket or can we use the walkway and avoid going through security again? Also, is this enough time?


    You will have to leave security to check in for the Fiji Airways flight. You have enough time if the American flight is on-time.


  • How Long to get from terminal 4 to Tom Bradley/China Air w/security?
    Mar 23, 2017
    I need to book a flight from PHX to LAX, need to know what time I need to be at LAX. Flight leaving 1:00am on Air China. If I book with American to get to LAX I will be at terminal 4, How much time do I need to get to the next gate and go thru security?


    Do you have checked bags or not? I'm guessing your planning on buying two separate reservations?


  • landing terminal 3
    Mar 23, 2017
    I am landing into terminal 3 and will need to get to the Tom Bradley international terminal about how long will that take and do I have to go through security. Thank you!


    What airlines are you flying? Do you have checked bags? Yes, you will have to go through security again in the International Terminal.


  • enough time
    Mar 23, 2017
    i will arrive at Lax 10.23 am on AA and then will take Cathay pacific to HKG at 12.55 pm will i make it with separate reservations. thank you


    That is just enough time if the first flight is on-time and domestic. If you show your Cathay confirmation to the AA agent in your origin city, they may check your bags through to Hong Kong for you, which would save you some time.


    Thank you


  • Terminal 4 to Terminal 5
    Mar 23, 2017
    Please ignore previous post regarding terminal 3 to 5. I am landing at terminal 4 from Atlanta on American and have 55 minutes to catch a connecting American flight from Terminal 5 - can you please advise the best way between terminals and if i will have to go through security again thank you


    In that case you will not have to go through security. There is a tunnel from T4 to T5 inside security.


    Thank you. Would you happen to know how long of a walk that is? And/or is there a bus between terminals that doesn't go outside security?


  • Arriving terminal 3 and leaving terminal 5
    Mar 22, 2017
    I'm arriving at terminal 3 from atlanta and have to get to terminal 5 for connection to san francisco i only have 55 minutes - what is the most timely way to get from 3 to 5 and will i have to go back through security


    You have to run and you have to go through security again. You have no chance if you have checked bags. You might barely have enough time if you only have carry-ons.


  • gate connection
    Mar 21, 2017
    Arriving 2:19 pm from cabo to lax then catching a 4;10 pm flight to seattle. Only have a carry on bag. Flying in Alaska and out Alaska. Enough time to catch my flight?


    Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • LAX clearance time immigration & customs
    Mar 20, 2017
    We are flying Air NZ from Melbourne to LAX arriving in LAX at 12.50pm on a Saturday. We then have to transit from TBIT with all our luggage to Terminal 2 for a WestJet flight to Calgary, Canada, departing at 5.05pm on the same day. Will we have enough time to clear immigration and customs at LAX to then check in at WestJet terminal 2, given that Westjet requires passengers to be at their checkin 2 hours before an international flight departure, with checkin closed 1 hour prior to departure?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • 3 hr connection from International to domestic
    Mar 19, 2017
    Hello, we are flying into LAX on Korean Airline arriving at 6:50am, and then we got to catch an AA flight to RDU leaving at 9:50am. Everything is on one reservation. Is this enough time to get though the immigration and everything? And after we clear the custom, do we have to drag our bags to the AA terminal? Or can we drop them off after the custom. Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. Since everything is on the same reservation you should be able to re-check your bags in the International Terminal after clearing customs.


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