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  • 59 Minute Layover??
    Feb 6, 2016
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    I am flying American from Nashville to LAX and then on to Honolulu with a 59 minute layover. Since it is the same airline, can i assume the gates would be relatively close together and (provided our Nashville flight is on time) that making the connection would not be a problem? Thanks!!

     

    Yes, you should have enough time. Most AA gates at LAX are connected inside security.

     

  • Transfer between Terminal
    Feb 5, 2016
    1
    I need to walk from the International Terminal to the check in area at Terminal 5. What direction signs should I be looking for, and is the departure area on a different level? Help!!!

     

    You will walk to your right as you exit the International Terminal (with the flow of vehicle traffic). Departures are on the upper level - there are many escalators along the sidewalk connecting the upper level to the lower level. Terminal 5 will be the second building you come ti.

     

  • Lufthansa to SW
    Feb 4, 2016
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    We will be arriving into LAX on LH at 12:50pm. Would we have enough time to connect to a SW flight at 2:55pm? We will be checking bags.

     

    I wouldn't say it's categorically impossible, but I wouldn't try it. I'd want to have at least 3 hours.

     

  • Domestic to International
    Feb 4, 2016
    1
    Hello, my husband and I are arriving from SFO to LAX at 8am on Virgin America to then catch a 10:25am flight to Cancun on Virgin as well. These were booked on seperate reservations therefore I believe i will need to recheck my checked bag and go through security once again. We both have global entry so I am hoping that gives us enough time to make our connection. Is this enough time?

     

    It should be enough time. However, you may be able to call Virgin America or show the second confirmation to the agent in SFO to have the two reservations joined together and your bags checked through to Cancun. It's worth a shot.

     

  • Southwest to Philippine Airlines
    Feb 4, 2016
    3
    we are traveling Saturday 6/18. Our Southwest flight gets in to LAX at 5:50 PM and the Philippine Airlines flight leaves at 9:30 PM. Is that enough time? 2 adults 2 kids and one is a Philippines citizen. How much time should be allowed to go the other way from Philippines airline to Southwest. Thanks

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Leave 3 or 4 hours going the other way too.

     

    Thanks for the information. Our returning flight is on 7/9 6:35 PM from the Philippines and SW flight is at 8. Is it doable at all.

     

    No, that would be pretty much impossible. If there's no later flight on Southwest to your destination, plan on spending the night in LA and change your flight to the next morning.

     

  • Connecting flight from terminal 6 to 4
    Feb 4, 2016
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    Hi, my dad has a flight arriving in lax terminal 6 (frontier) and he needs to get to terminal 4 (American) can he just walk over to terminal 4? Does he need to go thru security again?

     

    Frontier uses Terminal 3, not Terminal 6. He will have to exit Terminal 3, walk to Treminal 4 and go back through security.

     

  • Enough time
    Feb 3, 2016
    1
    I arrive from Auckland on AirNZ at 1140 and then depart at 1330 on AirMexico bound for Mex City. With 1 checked bag each. Enough time? And it will be a Saturday if that makes a difference

     

    That's only enough time if everything goes smoothly upon arrival and you run to Terminal 2 to re-check your bags with Aeromexico.

     

  • Domestic to International MCT
    Feb 2, 2016
    1
    Hello. I'm flying into LAX domestically and then transferring to an international flight. Does anyone know what the MCT (minimum connection time) is between Terminal 3 or Terminal 6 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal? Do I need to go back through security while transferring between domestic and international at LAX? Thanks for the help!

     

    If you are booking tickets on two separate reservations I recommend at least 3 hours between flights if you will have checked bags,2 hours if you do not. The International Terminal is not currently connected to any other terminals inside security, though a connector to Terminal 4 (which is connected to terminals 5, 6, 7, and 8) is expected to open in March.

     

  • united
    Feb 2, 2016
    1
    Hello! Would a one hour connection for a flight on United Airlines from LAS to LAX and from LAX to KOA be doable? Thanks for your input!

     

    Yes, that is very possible. Both flights will be in Terminal 7/8 and all United gates are connected inside security.

     

  • Terminal Change
    Feb 2, 2016
    1
    We will arrive at LAX on UA 411 and depart on UA 98 for MEL. There is only 58 minutes to make the connection. Will we have to claim luggage and go through security, and is there a terminal change, thanks!

     

    No, both gates will be in Terminal 7/8. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Connection Qantas to virgin america
    Feb 2, 2016
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    I arrive in LAx at 6.30 and am looking to connect in virgin America to Orlando at 8.30am.. Do I have enough time?

     

    With checked bags that would be difficult but not impossible. Without checked bags that should be OK.

     

  • Connection Avianca - Air New Zealand
    Feb 1, 2016
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    Hi, I am arriving on Av 86 from Bogota with Avianca at 7:20 pm and have to take a connection with Air New Zealand at 9:45 at terminal B (flight: NZ5) . I have to claim my baggage, go through security and check my baggage again. Are this flights in the same terminal? Is 2:25 hours enough to all this transition?

     

    You will arrive in terminal 2 and depart from the international terminal. You barely have enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

  • Terminal 4 to International (TB)
    Feb 1, 2016
    4
    I am flying early on a Saturday morning..PHX-LAX arrive 7:40AM - terminal 4. LAX-LIH departing from TB terminal at 9:10. Bags will be checked through. Is this enough time as is there a "short cut"?

     

    There are no LAX-LIH flights that depart from the International Terminal. If both flights are on American then they will both be in T4 or T6 They are connected inside security by a tunnel.

     

    I stand corrected, the LAX-LIH AA flight does appear to be departing from the International Terminal. Currently you have to leave the terminal and go through security in the International Terminal to make this connection, but AA has said the connector between T4 and the TBIT inside security will be open by the end of February/early March.

     

    Thanks for the info! So if the connector is not ready by departure date. is the layover time sufficient to make the connection?

     

    Yes, I think you'll still have enough time.

     

  • Busy at 6:30AM?
    Feb 2, 2016
    2
    Would LAX be very busy at 6:30AM? Are there many flights arriving? Just thinking in particular of how quickly lines might move through Immigration and Customs. We only have 2 hours in between the international and domestic flight. Thank you.

     

    Quite a few flights from Australia arrive into the International Terminal at at that time, but generally things move pretty smoothly. You should have enough time.

     

    Thanks!

     

  • Terminal 6 to International
    Jan 31, 2016
    3
    Is this possible? Arrive terminal 6 from YYZ 9pm, depart Bradley Int'l at 10:30pm Fiji. Fiji airways has said the check in closes 1 hr before the flight. We have only carry on

     

    You will have to hope your flight from Toronto is on-time and hurry. You will have to get your Fiji Airways boarding passes from the Fiji Airways check-in counter and go through security.

     

    Can that be done in 30 minutes? if we're past that we cant get on the flight even if we check in onlne

     

    It's possible but doesn't leave much time if there are any delays. It appears Fiji Airways has recently added online check in capabilities. That would definitely help if you are able to check in online.

     

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