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  • Do I Have A Long Enough Layover
    Nov 24, 2015
    I fly into LAX on Wed. Jan. 6th on United Airlines at 9:40am. I then have a flight with China Southern (heading on the CN) that is scheduled to depart at 11:40am. I have a checked bag from the United flight that I will have to retrieve before heading onto TBIT and going through security there. Is this enough time or do I need to change my flight?


    It's enough time if everything goes smoothly but leaves little time to spare if your United flight is delayed.


  • Veryshort lay over
    Nov 24, 2015
    is this enough time? arriving LAX at 6:20. Departing LAX to HNL at 6:55pm


    What airlines are you flying? Are your tickets purchased on the same reservation? I can't answer your question without that information.


    flying Delta; same reservation


    All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time as long as your first flight arrives on-time.


  • 1h50m from T5 to TBIT on Thanksgiving Wednesday night?
    Nov 23, 2015
    Is it possible? Flying SFO-LAX-LIM on separate tickets, arriving in T5 (Delta).. Will there be lot of traffic during that time? 9:30PM-11:30PM Wednesday night before Thanksgiving...


    Forgot to mention, they are separate tickets...


    You should have enough time. The TBIT probably won't be too crowded that day as Thanksgiving isn't big for International Travel.


  • How much time do we need?
    Nov 22, 2015
    We have a 58 minute layover Iin LAX on a flight going on to YVR from MIA, all on AA. Will we have enough time?? Is the connecting flight nearby.


    Second flight is run my Compass as American Eagle. Do we switch terminals, will effect the 58 minute mad dash.


    AA uses Terminal 4, 6, and has a remote terminal. I believe you will have to take the shuttle bus to the remote terminal for your flight to Vancouver. The shuttle is inside security. You have enough time if your flight from Miami is on-time.


  • UA internatl -domestic transit
    Nov 22, 2015
    MEL-LAX-ORD, both on UA; originally booked with 2h 5 min layover, flights now 're-timed' with 1 h 45 layover only. Past experience, several years ago, suggests that this may not be long enough, but I hear TBIT has improved ... ? enough


    It's possible. The TBIT has improved quite a bit. Also since you'll be arriving in the morning you'll have a whole day of frequent LAX-ORD flights on United that you can be rebooked on if you miss your connection.


    Nov 22, 2015
    Elderly couple needs to transfer from Terminal 1 to Tom Bradley International Terminal. Cannot walk the distance nor handle luggage themselves even for Airport Connect Shuttle. Is there any service that can assist them?


    I'm not aware of such a service. They could try to find a skycap in Terminal 1 to help them get their bags to the shuttle and then another skycap at the International terminal.


  • Do I need to get my bags?
    Nov 20, 2015
    I am flying from Vancouver YVR to LAX on Delta, arriving T5. I know I will pre clear customs in Van. Then changing to Aeromexico in T2 for flight to Mexico City and then on to Merida. Do I need to retrieve my bags in LA to transfer T5 to T2? I suspect yes. I have lots of time 3 hr 44 minutes.


    If both tickets are on the same reservation then your bags will be tagged through to Merida and you won't have to claim them until you go through Mexican Customs in Mexico City. You will have to go through security in T2.


  • Getting from Amerian terminal to United Terminal
    Nov 19, 2015
    My daughter is flying on American into LAX. She is then connecting to a flight on United Express to Monterey. Does she have to go through security again in LAX to from the AA terminal 6 to the United terminal (7 or 8)?


    On American she could arrive in Terminal 4 or 6. 4, 5, and 6 are connected inside security by an underground tunnel and then 6 is connected to 7 and 8 inside security by a walkway at the base of the terminal, so she can go from her arrival gate to her departure gate inside security as long as she doesn't have any baggage to transfer between airlines.


  • Southwest to Hawaiian Air - baggage
    Nov 19, 2015
    How much time will I need to get my bags at Terminal 1 & take them to Hawaiian Airlines at Terminal 2? I have less than 2 hours to get my bags & take them over to Hawaiian Air to check them in. Is there a quick & easy way to do this?


    A little less than 2 hours would be about the minimum. The only way to do it is to claim your bags in Terminal 1, and carry them to Terminal 2 and re-check them. You have no time to spare if your Southwest flight is late.


  • Alaska Airlines from Loreto
    Nov 18, 2015
    We arrive from Loreto, Mexico on Alaska Airlines arriving at 3:20 PM and trying to make a 5:55 PM flight (also Alaska Airlines purchased all on one ticket) to Seattle. Will 2:20 be enough time to clear customs and make our flight? We are thinking of changing to the 6:30 PM flight to have less stress.


    2:20 should be enough time. Immigration or security lines in Alaska's Terminal 6 usually aren't bad.


  • how i connecting the flight from terminal 5 to terminal B
    Nov 17, 2015
    this is my first time travel by myself! i am travel to Thailand by china southern airline .i am leaving from MSP to LAX terminal 5 and i have to go to terminal B to check in to go to Guangzhou china and I have 2.30h. for layover or connecting flight . what is the best way for me to get from terminal 5 to terminal B. thank you KIM


    The easiest way from Terminal 5 to the International Terminal is to walk, it takes less than 10 minutes. You will have to go through security again in the International Terminal.


  • LAN to United Airlines
    Nov 17, 2015
    I will arrive in terminal B (Lan Chile) and my flight connection is in terminal 7 (United Airlines). I wanna know if thereĀ“s any ground transportation between both terminals and how long it will take. I only have 2 hours to make this conecction.


    There is a shuttle bus that runs along the lower (arrivals) level. However, it is very slow. If it is at all possible, I recommend walking as it will be faster.


  • Short stop over
    Nov 17, 2015
    I'm arriving via Air NZ from Rarotonga at 12:30 and need to get to AlaskaAir (Horizon) for flight to Seattle, departing at 14:25. Is this possible or am I in trouble?


    It's possible if both tickets are on the same reservation but doesn't leave much time to spare.


  • How far back into Terminal 7 Arrivals can I get?
    Nov 17, 2015
    I'm meeting a group of people arriving at Terminal 7. I'll then be continuing with them on their next flight (departing from Terminal 7). I need to arrange a meeting point. How far into T7 Arrivals am I allowed in order to meet them?


    Are they coming in on a domestic flight or an international flight? If it's international you'll probably want to meet them at the exit of customs on the lower level. If it's domestic you can meet them at their gate since they will exit their gate on the upper level, assuming you have a boarding pass departing Terminal 7/8 that day as well.


  • LAX to LAS 2 hours and 30 min connections
    Nov 17, 2015
    Hi I am landing with Virgin Australia at 7.30am in LAX and want to book a Southwest flight to LAS at 9:50am. Will need to go through customs and recheck our bags. Would it be enough time? We can walk verey fast :) Thanks


    It's possible, but it doesn't leave much time to spare if the Virgin flight is delayed. Good that you can walk fast. It's a long walk from the International Terminal to Terminal 1 and you'll have to bring your bags with you.


    Thank you


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