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  • Enough time?
    May 4, 2015
    Arriving at LAX at 6:10 AM from Delta (HNL) and connecting to Southwest at 8:30 AM. Is 2 hours enough time to retrieve bags and recheck at Southwest? (There are 6 in our group with children.)


    That is barely enough time assuming the first flight is on-time. It will take about 20 minutes to walk from T5 to T1 with your baggage. Check in online for your Southwest flight before leaving Hawaii.


    Thank you. If it were you, would you pick a later flight, even if it meant being in the airport for 8 hours - with a 2 year old - or try to make this? The next flight available wouldn't leave until 2 or 3 pm.


    I would probably stick with what you have. If you miss your flight Southwest is usually pretty accommodating with putting people on later flights, although a group of 6 may be harder to rebook.


  • Traveling from Brisbane to Toronto
    May 3, 2015
    My flight arrives at LAX at 655am and my connection to Detroit leaves at 920am will I have enough time? Also should i drop my luggage off immediately after customs or bring it to the terminal with me and re check it in? I'm just worried about missing my flight and my luggage being checked and sent on without me and getting lost. Thanks


    You should have enough time. If your bags are tagged through to your final destination, then re-check them in the International Treminal after clearing customs.


    Thank you very much for your response


  • EWR to LAX then LAX to HNL 40 mins connecting
    May 4, 2015
    Hi, travelling from EWR to LAX we have a 40 min stop, is this time to get between flights. Booked under one reservation, both United Airways and I also believe that its terminal 7 for both. . What will I have to do exactly and is this enough time?


    All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrrival gate to your departure gate. All United gates at LAX are connected inside security.


  • Transfer at LAX
    May 2, 2015
    Arrived at gate on UA99 from Melbourne Australia 19 April 2015 at 06:00, 45 minutes early. US Customs not ready held at gate for 10 minutes. Had a great experience for a change, in the past had taken two and a half hours to get through immigration. Was outside TBT at 6:30, 10 minutes walk to Terminal 7. Only one person checking boarding passes etc at security, queue was stretched to outside the terminal. Paid United for priority access, no use for security. Only bad part of transit. This took 25 minutes.


  • Delta to Virgin Atlantic
    May 1, 2015
    Is one hour and 45 minutes enough time to get from Terminal 5 Delta to Terminal 2 Virgin Atlantic, We will need to get our luggage in Terminal 5 and check in at the Virgin Atlantic Counter. Flying First Class so check in should be a little shorter. at VA counter.


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Enough time between flights?
    Apr 28, 2015
    Hi, I will be arriving in LAX from Copenhagen (Norwegian Airlines) at 18:30 and will be taking a flight from LAX to PHX (Southwest airlines) at 20:25. Is this enough time to go through customs, collect my bag, and then re-check it in with Southwest? Thanks


    It will be quite difficult. You will have to hope your Norwegian flight is on-time and that lines in immigration are short, then go left (do not follow the signs for connecting passengers), exit the International Terminal, and run to your left (against the flow of vehicle traffic) until you get to Terminal 1. Lines in T1 can be bad but are generally less bad late in the day. You can check-in for your Southwest flight online before you leave Copenhagen.


  • Connect between terminal 1 & 2
    Apr 28, 2015
    I am arriving in Terminal 1 and my granddaughter is arriving shortly after in terminal 2. LA is our final destination and I wonder can I get from T1 to T2without leaving secure area. I hope to be able to meet her as she comes through the gate...


    No, T1 is not connected to any other terminal inside security. You'll have to meet her outside security.


  • 45 min transfer possible or not
    Apr 26, 2015
    if I am flying in from Heathrow to LAX is 45 mins enough time to transfer to flught to vegad


    NO!!!!! You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, possibly change terminals, and go through security in LAX. You need at least 90 minutes if booking your tickets on one reservation and 2-2.5 hours if booking two separate reservations.


  • do I have enough time?
    Apr 25, 2015
    I arrive at terminal 6 and must connect to another airline in terminal 1, 1 hour later. If I have only carry on luggage, and walk from 6 to 1, do I have enough time to make my connecting flight?


  • do I have enough time?
    Apr 25, 2015
    I arrive at terminal 6 and must connect to another airline in terminal 1, 1 hour later. If I have only carry on luggage, and walk from 6 to 1, do I have enough time to make my connecting flight?


    Barely, assuming your first flight is online and you check in online for your southwest flight before you leave on your first flight.


  • Baggage Carts Allowed Between Terminals?
    Apr 25, 2015
    I will be traveling with several suitcases, arriving the American Airlines terminal and needing to take the bags to Virgin Atlantic's terminal for an evening flight. Will I be allowed to take the Smarte Cart between terminals?


    Yes, you can push the cart between Terminals.


  • Novice traveller
    Apr 23, 2015
    Hi, I am a UK citizen flying to USA for the first time. My flight is from London Heathrow to LAX with a stop over of 1.5 hours before boarding a connecting flight to Seattle. All ticket purchased together with Delta airlines. I understand that I land at terminal B and have to make my way to terminal 5. Would it be better to take carry on luggage instead of checked baggage. Do I have to collect checked baggage and queue through passport control again. Grateful for any advice. thank you


    If you check a bag, after passport control you will claim it, then you will go through a control point where you hand a slip with your info and whether you have anything to declare to an agent. Then you will go to an area where you can re-check your bag in the International Terminal (there are big signs pointing towards it). If you don't have checked bags, you can proceed straight from passport control to handing in the slip to exiting the terminal and walking to T5 and go through security. You barely have enough time for your connection.


  • Terminal 1 to TBIT
    Apr 22, 2015
    Hi All - I arrive at Terminal 1 with Southwest on Friday at 4 pm and I have a separate flight at TBIT at 7 pm with Turkish airline. Do I have enough time to get my luggage and check back in ? also, is shuttle or walking the faster around that time?


    That should be enough time if your Southwest flight is on-time. It will be fastest to walk.


    Thank you.


  • LAX change flights UA1229 to AC796 4/21
    Apr 20, 2015
    I'm connecting from UA1229 terminal 7 to AC796 terminal 2 at LAX. What are the directions to walk this route and will the baggage be passed through to Air Canada or will I have to collect baggage and go through security at LAX? We will have over 6 hour layover at LAX.


    If tickets were purchased together bags will be checked through to AC. The best route from T7 to T2 is to walk straight across the parking garages in the middle of the airport to the other side. You have plenty of time. You will have to go through security in T2.


  • 2 hrs 15 connection - TBIT to United domestic. Enough Time?
    Apr 17, 2015
    United Airlines changed time of my domestic flight (LAX-O'Hare) from 1600 to 1445. I arrive into LAX on Air New Zealand from Auckland at 1230. Is 2 hrs 15 long enough to clear customs, walk to United domestic terminal, recheck bags and clear security to board? My dilemma is the later flight is at 1800. Damn them for changing the flight from 1600! Thanks in advance.


    That should still be enough time. If purchased together your bags will be tagged through to Chicago and you will be able to re-check them at the transfer desk right after clearing Customs.


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