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  • Terminal 8 to Tom Bradley / Customs?
    Dec 1, 2015
    We are arriving in LAX from Vancouver, BC on United landing at Terminal 8. Then need to get to Tom Bradley terminal to fly with Air Tahiti Nui to Tahiti. Separate reservations. Do we need to claim our bags & go through customs? And what's the best way to get to Tom Bradley terminal? Is signage good? Who can you ask for guidance?


  • Short connection
    Nov 30, 2015
    Flying from Tokyo to LAX with 1 hr 10 min connection to JFK, is that enough time to get through customs, immigration, etc.?


    No, you need at least 90 minutes if all tickets are on the same reservation and 2.5 hours if you have two separate reservations. You need to contact your airline or travel agent and be rebooked.


    Thank you for your help!! Delta shouldn't even offer this flight combination if flyers can't make it.


  • HNL to LAX to ABQ
    Nov 29, 2015
    Arriving Terminal 7 at 2:57PM and need to catch SWA out of Terminal 1 departing at 3:40PM. Is that enough time? How should I get to Terminal 1?


    Without checked baggage this would be barely possible if your flight from Honolulu is on-time and you run (straight across the parking garage) to T1. With checked baggage this is impossible.


  • Delta INT to Domestic in 100 min - sufficient?
    Nov 29, 2015
    Hi I'm flying Delta international from SIN to LAX and then have to catch the Delta Domestic flight from LAX to SAN (San Diego) within 100 min (1 hr 40min). Is this sufficient or a 50-50 chance, as I understand that all Delta flights are at Terminal 5 - is that for all international AND domestic? Do I have to go thru' security again and re-check-in my bags before boarding the domestic flight? Thanks in advance


    Yes, you will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags and go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your flight into LAX is on-time.


  • Cathay to LAX then to Las Vegas
    Nov 29, 2015
    Arriving at 9:40am then Southwest (Terminal 1) at 12:50 pm to Las Vegas. Do you think there is enough time (3hours)? Thanks.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Rebooked on tight LAX connection
    Nov 29, 2015
    My flight was rebooked at the last minute. I'm connecting at LAX en route to Miami. My connection is an hour and half. So far no delays. I'm arriving at terminal 4 but the departing terminal for LAX to MIA hasn't been assigned yet. Any hope for me to make this connection or should I start mentally preparing to get rebooked? Thanks.


    An AA flight from LAX to MIA will likely also depart from Terminal 4. There's a slight chance it could depart from Terminal 6, but even if it does, there is a tunnel and shuttle bus inside security connecting Terminal 4 to Terminal 6. You should have plenty of time if your first flight is domestic and still have enough time if your first flight is international.


  • LAX Connection American to Cathey in 1 hour?
    Nov 28, 2015
    Landing LAX at 7:35AM in American and Connecting to HONG KONG in Cathey Pacific at 8:35AM. Traveling alone 65 years old women. Is this transition possible? What service Cathey pacific provides if American plane delayed? both flights on the same ticket.


    Yes, it's possible. You just have to go from Terminal 4 to the International terminal and through security. If your AA flight is late Cathay will book you on their 11:25 AM or 10:35 PM flight to Hong Kong.


  • term 27 to international in 2 hours?
    Nov 27, 2015
    On one purchase, arriving (I hope) United terminal 7 at 8:45 am. Next flight is Asiana at 11 am from international terminal. Assume check in at San Francisco includes United and Asiana boarding pass. Yes? Bags checked through so we don't have to get bags? Is there time to make this connection? Best way to get from 7 to international? Google maps shows lots of turns for walking? Thanks.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Yes, United should be able to issue both boarding passes and check bags through to Asiana. The fastest way from T7 to the International Terminal is just to walk. It's not difficult, you just exit T7, turn left, and walk for about 10 minutes and you come to the International terminal. You will have to go through security again when you get to the International Terminal.


  • 45 minutes connexion time enough?
    Nov 28, 2015
    I am flying from Montreal to Los Angeles and will have 45 minutes between flights to Honolulu. Both flights are United. Can I make it in the time?


    United doesn't fly from Montreal to Los Angeles, so if that flight is nonstop it will be operated by Air Canada. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs, but because it is operated by Air Canada you will arrive in Terminal 2 and have to go to Terminal 7 and through security for your flight to Honolulu. It's possible but very difficult to make this connection unless your flight from Montreal arrives early.


    Thank you!!!!


  • Air New Zealand to Southwest Terminal Connection Time
    Nov 27, 2015
    I'm a US citizen arriving to LAX from Auckland at 10:45 am on Monday, March 7. My next flight is from LAX to STL via Southwest at 1:10 pm. Will I have enough time to clear customs, get to Terminal 1, and then check in at Southwest and clear security before the flight leaves?


    That should be enough time as long as your flight from Auckland is on-time.


  • Connecting in La
    Nov 26, 2015
    Hi ! I will arrive at 7.15 am from Auckland with Air New Zealand. Next flight is with Air Canada , Terminal 2. Layover 4.20 hours. Same reservation. Will I need to pick up my bags ? Will i need to clear custom ? Enough time ? Thank you.


    Yes, you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, follow signs for connecting passengers, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then exit the international terminal and walk to your left (against the flow of vehicle traffic), the second building you come to will be Terminal 2 where you will go through security and to your departure gate. You will go through Canadian immigration and customs when you get to Canada. You have plenty of time.


  • Time Problem
    Nov 25, 2015
    I am arriving at LAX from Peru at 750 am and have to take a flight to Salt Lake City in Delta at 1025, I wanted to know if the time was enough for me to get to my checkin and gate without a problem, thanks alot


    That should be just about enough time, even if your tickets are on two separate reservations. Note that if you have two separate reservations you will have to take your bags with you to Terminal 5 to re-check them with Delta.


    Nov 25, 2015
    Hi! I am arriving at LAX from HK then on to YVR (Vancouver, BC) vis SEA. Do I clear customs in LAX? How long would this take if I arrive at 7:40am? Thanks!


    Yes when you arrive in LAX you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs and have to recheck your bags then go to your departure terminal and through security. The immigration and customs process takes about an hour.


  • Terminal B to Terminal 7 - how and how long please
    Nov 25, 2015
    I just wanted to check please how AND how long it takes approximately to transfer from Terminal B to Terminal 7 (United, Mexico) allowing for security / customs / etc ? Thanks kindly.


    I recommend at least 2.5 hours.


  • YVR - LAX - FIJI - can I make it?
    Nov 25, 2015
    Landing at LAX from Vancouver on November 29 (Turkey madness time) we have just under 3 hours to get to different terminal and head to Fiji. Is this possible, or are we screwed?


    Yes that should be enough time. You will preclear US immigration and customs in Vancouver.


    That's plenty of time. I'm not sure if your flight from Vancouver will fly into Bradley international terminal at LAX or into a domestic terminal. You will certainly be flying out of Bradley. It's between terminals 3 and 4 and easily walkable from either of those in 5 minutes. There are airport shuttles that circle around quite frequently. If you get lucky and fly into Bradley, then it should be trivial to connect to your outbound flight. Good luck.


    No flights from Vancouver arrive into the Bradley terminal.


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