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  • SMF to LAX connection to CDG
    Jan 26, 2015
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    This is my first International trip. Any advice would be VERY much appreciated!!! In mid-Feb, I check in at SMF to board Skywest DBA Delta Connection to LAX, have a 1h 35m layover at LAX, then board Air France to CDG. 1.) Is a 1.5 hour layover enough time to make the Air France flight at LAX? 2.) How can I confirm the Terminal AIr France is at - Terminal 2 or the International Terminal? 3.) Do I exit the security area of Delta, and go through security again for Air France? 4.) Is it best to walk/run to the Air France terminal, or take the shuttle bus? Again, thank you so much for this amazing forum and any assistance!

     

    Air France uses the International Terminal. Upon arrival in Terminal 5, you will exit the terminal and walk to your left. The second building you come to will be the international terminal. You should have been issued both boarding passes in Sacramento. it is fastest to walk between terminals. You will have to go through security again in the International Terminal. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Southwest Terminal to Air New Zealand Terminal
    Jan 26, 2015
    1
    Arriving LAX on Southwest at 3:35 PM and departing Air New Zealand 7:45 PM; will that be enough time to collect luggage and re-check in; and what is the quickest way to get from Southwest Luggage to Air New Zealand check in. Thanks for the help.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. The quickest method to get from T1 to the International terminal is to walk. You will just exit T1 and walk to the right and keep going until you run into the big modern building at the end of the U.

     

  • Help in LAX Southwest to Qantas
    Jan 26, 2015
    1
    Hi, I did not purchase my tickets together and I was wondering is there a way to get a baggage transfer from the southwest terminal to the Qantas terminal? If not is there a golf cart or rental for something like this?

     

    No, Southwest does not transfer bags to any other airline. There are no golf carts. You can either carry your bags to the shuttle bus or buy a foldable luggage cart and pack it in your checked luggage and push your bags to the International Terminal.

     

  • Changover to UK
    Jan 25, 2015
    1
    Hi, our flight lands at LAX Terminal 5 at 16.15 via Delta from Las Vegas, and our connecting flight with Virgin is at 17.50 from Terminal 2. This leaves an hour and 35 minutes. Will we have enough time to make this flight and will our luggage be transferred? We purchased all together.

     

    If you purchased your tickets together your baggage will be transferred. All you have to do is walk from T5 to T2 (fastest route is by walking straight across the parking decks) then go through security.

     

  • Terminal 2 to 8, Run, walk or take the bus?
    Jan 25, 2015
    2
    Leaving YVR at 20:15 and arriving LAX at 23:15-23:30. Baggage is checked through, flight is pre-cleared. I have one ticket with United from YVR to PTY with a connecting flight through IAH. Found out I am on a codeshare flight with Air Canada as the operator. This means terminal 2 to 8. If I run through the parking lot, is it easy and safe at this late hour.

     

    Sorry, my flight from LAX to IAH is at 12:45 am. Many thanks.

     

    Yes, cut through the parking garage and if your first flight is on-time you can make it. It's very safe. Note that your flight to IAH will probably leave from Terminal 7 and the entrance to all United gates is in Terminal 7.

     

  • Delta to Southwest
    Jan 24, 2015
    1
    I will arrive Delta T5 at 2.30 pm and I will departure Southwest T1 at 3.45 pm. I have two checked suitcase. Do I have enough time to connect flight? How I can get T1?

     

    You will have a tough time to make that connection unless your flight arrives early. You likely won't have your bags until close to 3. That already puts you at the bag check cutoff for Southwest. T5 and T1 are connected by a shuttle bus that runs on the lower level outside security.

     

  • Terminal 5 to TBIT
    Jan 23, 2015
    3
    Hi everyone, I have an hour and 20 minute layover where I need to go from Terminal 5 over to TBIT. Will I make it in time? Also, this is my connection to Sydney AU. Do I need to collect my checked back and recheck it? It seems like my bag should be transported to my departing plane automatically. Thanks!

     

    If you purchased all your tickets in one purchase your bags will be transported. If so you do have enough time, however, you will have to go through security again in the TBIT. If you purchased two separate tickets you are going to have a very difficult time making your connection. What airlines are you flying?

     

    I did buy my tickets all together via Expedia in one purchase. I will be at terminal 5 arriving via Delta, and connecting to TBIT and Virgin Australia.

     

    Then yes, your baggage should be transferred and you should be issued both boarding passes at your origin. You may have to show your passport to the Virgin Australia agent at your departure gate so they can put that info into their system.

     

  • Getting from terminal 2 baggage to terminal 7
    Jan 23, 2015
    1
    If our flight lands at 6am in terminal 2 and we must get our baggage then head to terminal 7 to check in for a 830am flight, is this enough time to make our connecting flight?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if your Terminal 2 flight is domestic or from a pre-cleared origin in Canada. It's a little more difficult if you will have to go through customs in T2 first, but I still think it's possible. The fastest way from T2 to T7 is to walk straight across the parking garages from T2 to T7.

     

  • connection flights
    Jan 24, 2015
    3
    flying with Air China (Operated by United) from DEN to LAX and have a 2-hour layover at LAX, then fly with Air China to PEK. I bought the tickets together, will have one checked luggage. Is that enough layover time?

     

    Yes, your bags will be checked through to PEK. All you have to do in LAX is when you arrive in T7, exit the building and walk straight ahead across the parking garages to Terminal 2. You could also take the Terminal Connections shuttle bus which runs on the lower level. Then go through security and to your Air China departure gate.

     

    Thanks! So you think it will be enough time (2 hrs) for me to get my flight from Air China?

     

    Yes, I think you will have enough time.

     

  • connecting flight
    Jan 22, 2015
    1
    I have a connecting flight Toronto to lax terminal 2 , 9 hr layover then connecting flight lax term 7 to Melbourne - 1 do I have to collect my checked baggage and take over to t7 - also we were going to leave airport for a while bc of long layover - we can check bags and then leave for a few hours is that ok

     

    If you purchased your tickets together your baggage will be checked through to Melbourne. Yes, you can leave the airport.

     

  • Alaska flight PDX to Cabo, 1 hour connect through LAX
    Jan 22, 2015
    1
    Is an hour long enough to make a connection from one Alaska flight (domestic) to another (international)? I'm considering a fight from Portland, connecting through LAX, to Cabo and the connection is 61 minutes. Thank you.

     

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

     

  • Going through LAX from Vancouver on way to Mexic with our dog in cargo
    Jan 21, 2015
    1
    Will we have to pick up our dog when we land in LAX on our way to Mexico. We have about 1 hour between flights?

     

    No, you should not. You will pre-clear US Customs in Vancouver so your dog should be transported directly between aircraft at LAX.

     

  • SW to HA separate bookings
    Jan 20, 2015
    1
    We are traveling via SW to LAX and then changing to HA to fly to HNL. SW is in T1, where do we pick up our luggage to then check-in with HA to go through security to T2 for the flight to HNL? we have 5 hours from landing to lift off between flights but it is a Saturday at noon.

     

    You will go to the baggage claim in T1, get your baggage, carry it to T2, and go to the Hawaiian Airlines check-in counter to re-check it, then go through security.

     

  • 1h20 min stopover, is it enough time?
    Jan 18, 2015
    4
    Hey everyone, I'm flying from Sydney (Australia) to NYC (JFK). I have a connection at LAX. I arrive terminal 5 (from Sydney) and leave from the same terminal 5 to JFK. Apparently I will have to get my bag, go through U.S customs. check-in my bag, and go through customs again... Do you think 1h20 min is enough time to do all this? I'm flying with Delta all the way, and both flights have been booked together as part of the same ticket. Thank you so much for your input.

     

    That should barely be enough time. You go through US Immigration (where they check your passport), collect your bags, go through US Customs (where you hand in a form stating what you are bringing into the country), and then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then you go to the departure level and through security.

     

    Do you think I should try to change my flights then or is it doable? Would you personally risk it? Thanks again for your time.

     

    I would risk it. As it's all the same carrier if you do miss your connection they should take care of you, there's lots of options to re-book you and get you to NYC.

     

    Great! I'll take my chance then. Thanks again for taking the time to answer my questions. Much appreciated! Max :)

     

  • Connecting from International to Domestic
    Jan 18, 2015
    2
    Hi We will be arriving internationally from London into LAX (reward/miles booking) and then getting a domestic flight to LAS - either on Delta on AA. As we will need to clear immigration and collect bags and then re-checkin bags for domestic - either Terminal 4/5 - what would you suggest is the min. requirement of time between flights? London flight arrives 12:40 (June, 3) So I have options of departing LAX: Delta : 15:05 or 17:05 (Terminal 5) or AA: 16:35 (terminal 4) Any advice would be most helpful thanks

     

    Any of them should work. The 15:05 is slightly risky if you are delayed, but I don't think that risky.

     

    thanks I went with the 16:35 many thanks

     





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