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  • moving from Southwest to Delta International terminals
    Apr 24, 2014
    1
    I'm flying into LAX on Southwest and must transfer to international terminal Delta headed for Australia. Are there any cabs or other assistance? I'm concerned that pushing the carts will be difficult since I have lower back problems.

     

    There is a shuttle bus that connects all terminals on the lower (arrivals) level of the terminal roadside. Note that your Delta flight to Australia will depart from Terminal 5, not the International Terminal.

     

  • T3-TBIT
    Apr 18, 2014
    2
    What is the easiest way to get to TBIT from T3. Is walking possible? if yes, can you give me any direction?

     

    TBIT is west of T3 (walk to the right when you emerge outdoors. You can also catch the free shuttle "parking lot C" as that shuttle stops at all terminals. (You won't go to parking lot C, you'll just catch that shuttle under the blue LAX Shuttle sign).

     

    It is much faster to walk than to take the shuttle. T3 and the TBIT are right next to each other. Just walk to the right as you exit T3, either on the arrivals or departures level.

     

  • Domestic to International transfer
    Apr 16, 2014
    1
    Hi I have two questions: 1) bEfore I book a flight from SFO to LAX to connect to LAX to Tahiti, will 2 hours be enough to get from that point to TBIT (Air Tahiti terminal)? 2) I booked two seperate flights on separate iteniaries- can i call the airlineS so that they know I am connecting?

     

    What airline are you planning on flying from SFO to LAX?

     

  • T5 to TBIT Short connection 1:28 Hrs
    Apr 12, 2014
    3
    Hi, we're flying in from San Diego with Delta (SkyWest) Connection and will arrive at T5 at 12:22 PM. Then we'll have to go to TBIT to catch our KLM flight to AMS at 01:50 PM. We are travelling on complete KLM/Delta Itinerary and will check in our bags at SAN. - Will that be enough time to transfer from T5 to TBIT and what is the best way to get there? - Will our bags be checked through? - Will there be another Security Check?

     

    If you bought your two flights on one ticket, your bags should be automatically transferred (but make sure by contacting SkyWest)- if not, you would have to load your bag on a trolly and check it in at TBIT. Your only option to get from T5 to TBIT is to exit T5, and walk to the left past T4 & around the bend to TBIT - at most a 10-minute walk) where you need to go through security check and on to your gate. You need to hurry!

     

    Yes, your bags should be checked through, you won't have to do anything with them in LAX. The fastest way between T5 and the TBIT is to walk along the lower level curbfront (walk to the left as you exit T5, against the flow of vehicle traffic).

     

    Thanks for responding!

     

  • T3-T1
    Mar 31, 2014
    1
    How do I get from Terminal 3 arrival/lower level to terminal 1 departure/upper level?

     

    Go Outside Terminal 3 on either level (I find the lower level easier though), turn left, walk about a half mile, and you're at T1. Take the escalator up to the departure level if you walked on the lower level.

     

  • T4 to International Terminal Connection
    Apr 4, 2014
    3
    flight from SFO to LAX scheduled Sat morning to arrive LAX8:40 am.T4 leaving TBIT to mexico at 9:50am. Carryon luggage only. Do we have enough time to make our flight?? Help

     

    What airlines are you flying? No airlines that fly from LAX to Mexico use the TBIT.

     

    Alaska airlines to Loreto Mexico

     

    Sorry I was not very clear.American Airlines from SFO to LAX then Alaska Airlines from LAX or Loreto Mexico. Two separate flights

     

  • baggage claim between domestic and international flight
    Mar 24, 2014
    1
    I am flying in from Denver arriving at LAX at 950am to board Korean Air at 12 noon. where do I collect my luggage from my frontier flight and what's the best way to get to KA desk to recheck my bags?

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 3, there will be a baggage claim in Terminal 3 for you to claim your bags. You will depart from the International Terminal, which is right next to T3. Just walk along the curbfront from T3 to the International Terminal.

     

  • TBIT to T4
    Mar 18, 2014
    1
    international fly arrive TBIT. After clear custom check, do I have to walk out TBIT then go to new connection to T4. Do there have any sign to show me the direction from TBIT to T4( new connection). Do I need to go through security again. How long it (security) take.

     

    Any time you arrive internationally and have to go through immigration you have to go through security afterwards. The easiest way to get to T4 is upon exiting the TBIT, walk right (with the flow of traffic) along the lower level to the next terminal building, that will be T4.

     

  • LAS -> LAX -> MSP
    Mar 19, 2014
    3
    My flight arrives from Las Vegas at 11:25 and I have a flight to MSP @ 1:00. Will I have enough time to make it from Terminal 4 to Terminal 5 or do I need to see if I can get an earlier flight from LAS to LAX?

     

    What airlines are you flying? Will you have checked bags?

     

    LAS -> LAX is American and LAX -> MSP is Delta and no on the checked bags. Everything is carry on.

     

    Then you should have enough time if your first flight is on-time. Be sure to check in online for your Delta flight before you leave Las Vegas.

     

  • Terminal 6 to Terminal 5
    Mar 16, 2014
    2
    I am coming to Canada @ Terminal 6 @ 8.55 AM and then catch the flight to go to Cancun, Mexico @ 10.13 Am? Can I make it? Please help me.

     

    1. Terminals 6 & 5 are next to each other: you can either take the elevator down to the tunnel connecting both terminals or exit Terminal 6 and walk to Terminal 5, in both instances you will need to go through security check before you get to your connecting gate; your stated time will be enough for transfer. HOWEVER, if your Canada Airport does not have U.S. customs clearance, you would, on arrival at LAX, have to first go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in your bag - which takes up to 50 mins. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/lax, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    Actually, the tunnel connects T5 and T6 inside security.

     

  • International Connection
    Mar 19, 2014
    4
    Hi im arriving at LAX at 12:30 noon from Cook Islands in a New Zealand Air flight, after that i will be connecting to a Mexican flight to get to Mexico, my connection is around 90 minutes, do i have to go through customs ? Should 90 minutes be enough?

     

    Yes, you will have to go through immigration, claim your baggage, and re-check your baggage? Where all your tickets bought on one reservation? What airline are you flying to Mexico? 90 minutes is really pushing what's possible for an international->international connection at LAX

     

    Hi thanks for the answer and it would be another airline first Ari New Zealand and then Aeromexico, actually i havent buy the tickets to Mexico yet, but im afraid if i dont take that flight i have to spend a day in Los Angeles, since is the last one i can catch.

     

    Well, currently both Air New Zealand and Aeromexico are in the same terminal (2) which would make the connection easier, but Air New Zealand will be moving to the International Terminal soon, which would make the connection harder. There is an Aeromexico flight that leaves at 12:20 AM or you could book a connection on United through Houston leaving a variety of different times or you could fly Volaris on a flight that stops in Guadalajara.

     

    Thank you very much for the volaris tip, i will considering this option.

     

  • TBIT TO 8
    Mar 13, 2014
    1
    Arriving TB from Lima (LAN) at 7:20pm and then going to Vegas, United Airlines at 10:21pm, terminal 8. Do I have enough time for the transfer considering immig and customs? What's the best way to do this?

     

    Yes, you should have enough time. Are both your tickets bought together or were they bought separately? If bought separately and you have to transfer bags yourself, after exiting customs, exit the terminal and go to the right, you will have to walk approx. .7 km to Terminal 7 (there are no check-in facilities for Terminal 8). When there, if you end up having to transfer your bags yourself you will have to check them with UA and pay a checked bag fee. United's terminals 6, 7, and 8 are all connected.

     

  • Connection Time
    Mar 12, 2014
    2
    I will be landing in LAX in Southwest T1 at 10:05AM, and I have a Delta 11:25AM flight to make. Both flights are domestic (Southwest from Detroit and Delta to Detroit also) and I have no luggages to claim. Is there sufficient time to make the connection?

     

    Actually, Southwest from Phoenix

     

    It should be enough time if the first flight is on-time, but barely. It's a long walk/shuttle ride from T1 to T5. Definitely check-in online for your Delta flight before you leave Phoenix.

     

  • 1 hour and 40 minutes
    Mar 10, 2014
    1
    I have an 1 hour and 40 minute layover to get from terminal 3 to terminal 2. Is this sufficient time to re-enter security?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

  • 30 minute connection
    Mar 5, 2014
    1
    traveling with 82 yr old can we make our 30 min connection flight. is it possible. american airlines next flight flying with united

     

    No, that's not possible. You have to exit Terminal 4, walk nearly half a mile to Terminal 6/7, then go back through security. You should not have booked such an itinerary (or don't book it if you haven't yet).

     





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