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  • SAN to LAX to MSY
    Jul 28, 2016
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    Hi! I have a 2 hour layover in Los Angeles (LAX) from San Diego (SAN) on my way to New Orleans (MSY). I am a US citizen flying Delta and everything is domestic. I plan on checking in 1 luggage. When I arrive at LAX, will my check-in luggage be directed straight to my next plane to MSY, or will I have to pick up my check-in luggage at the carousel and check it in again? If the latter, will 2 hours be enough time for me to catch my flight? Also, will I have to go through security again at LAX? Thank you in advance!

     

  • From DOH to SAN Via LAX
    Jul 28, 2016
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    Hi there, i'm travelling from Doha to LAX by Qatar airways and I have a connecting flight to San diego on American Airlines. . I arrive in LAX at 14:05 at terminal 2 and depart for my second flight at 16:40 in terminal 6. In one ticket and with checked bags. What are the steps I have to go through to get to my second flight. Including the immigration and customs and what is involved in that process. Is 2:35 hours enough to catch my second flight?

     

  • LAX to Aucklund to Queenstown
    Jul 27, 2016
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    Leaving with ski gear to Queenstown, via Auckland on Air NZ. Have never been in LAX Intl terminal. What time should make the queue for a 1030pm departure? In Aucklund, will I need to go thru customs first, then get my bags to re-check to Queenstown? Or, do I collect my bags, to go thru customs and the re-check? I'm on Air NZ the whole way.....thank you.

     

    I would plan on arriving at the airport at about 7:30-8 PM. Sorry, I don't know anything about the procedures in Auckland, but Air New Zealand is a pretty efficient airline and it's a well-liked airport, so it can't be too confusing.

     

  • Transiting through LAX from Los Cabos (MEX) to Auckland (NZ)
    Jul 26, 2016
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    I will be arriving at LAX on AA in October 10 at 18:45 from Los Cabos (México), then departing on Air New Zealand to Auckland at 22:30. I think both flights arrive to and depart from TBIT. The ticket are on separate reservations, which means I will have to re-check them at the ANZ desk. Considering this layover of almost 4 hours, will I have enough time to clear immigration and customs, check in my luggage at the counter and go through security into the boarding area? I'm considering re-booking my flight so that I arrive at LAX at 14:38 h.

     

    I will have to re-check my baggage with Air New Zealand

     

    Your flight from Los Cabos could arrive in Terminal 4 or the TBIT. You should have plenty of time.

     

  • clearing US customs and imigration
    Jul 26, 2016
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    arriving from cancun into US with my brother he is US citizen I am Canadian will we be able to go through together or do we have to go through separately in different lines

     

    Yes, Canadian citizens have the same immigration privileges at US Immigration as Americans (they can use the APC kiosks)

     

  • connecting flight
    Jul 26, 2016
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    flying in cancun to LAX then Phoenix have 2.5 hr layover is that enough time and will I have to go through security again to get connector flight? flying united on both flights and is there a drop off in terminal B for checked baggage?

     

    Yes, you will have to go through Security again. You will not arrive in the International Terminal, you will arrive in Terminal 7. You have enough time. Yes, you can drop your bags right after clearing customs.

     

    on my itinerary it says arrive terminal B and depart terminal 7. so i'm a little bit confused by the comment I will be arriving at terminal 7. Don't all incoming international flights come through terminal B? As I said I will have checked bag so if I drop it off just outside of US customs can I not stay within the security zone to get to terminal 7 via overpass to terminal 4 and then on to terminal 7 as i seemed to read in other posts

     

    No, not all flights from outside the US come into terminal B. You are outside the secure zone when you clear customs. You have to go back through security to get to your departure gate. This is true of everyone entering the US who has a connecting flight at every airport in the US.

     

  • Connection International to Terminal 7/8
    Jul 26, 2016
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    I arrive 31. Juli with LH Business Class flight LH 450 from FRA 02:05PM to LAX 04:40PM and my connecting flight is First -Class UA 5247 departure LAX 07:00PM to BOI (SkyWest Airlines). Any hints to manage this? - Txs in advance...

     

    That is plenty of time. You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go outside and walk or take the shuttle to Terminal 7 and go through security - since you are flying First class on United you can use the Premier Access security line.

     

  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 2
    Jul 25, 2016
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    Can I walk to terminal 1 to terminal 2 without having to go through security?

     

    No, you cannot. Terminals 1 and 2 are not connected to any other terminals inside security.

     

  • terminal 7 to 2
    Jul 25, 2016
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    landing at terminal 7 with united and departing with united for toronto at terminal 2...only have 1 hr 20 mins ...is that enough time and do i have to go through security again

     

    Your flight to Toronto will be operated by Air Canada. Yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 2. The fastest way is to walk straight across the parking garages from T7 to T2. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Terminal 4 to 7- 1 hour 12mins
    Jul 25, 2016
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    Can I avoid security and also make it to the terminal and gate in 1 hour ?

     

    Yes, if you don't have checked bags it is possible to go from T4 to T7 inside security. To do so you have to take the tunnel from T4 through T5 to T6 then walk to the base of T6 and walk to T7. Doing that takes maybe 15-20 minutes, so you don't have much time to spare. If you have checked bags you can't make this.

     

  • Transfer from terminal one to terminal 7
    Jul 24, 2016
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    I am arriving on Southwest from Liberia, Costa Rica to LAX on a Saturday and wondered how long it will take to go through customs and transfer to terminal 7 for a domestic United flight. I have 2.5 hours between my flights and I am not checking luggage. Is this enough time?

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 2 where you will go through US Immigration and Customs. Once you clear customs, just walk straight across the parking garages to Terminal 7 and go through security. You should have enough time. Check in for your United flight online before you leave Costa Rica if you can.

     

  • Terminal 7/8 to TBIT
    Jul 24, 2016
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    Hi, I have a United flight arriving at LAX at 7.25pm and an Air New Zealand flight from TBIT departing at 10.30pm. I am checking baggage (needs to be checked by 9pm). Is this enough time to make the transfer and what is the easiest way?

     

    (We will have to recheck our baggage with Air New Zealand)

     

    I should also add the United flight is domestic.

     

    If both tickets are on the same reservation then you don't have to do anything with your bags in LAX. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which you can now do without leaving security by going through Terminals 6, 5, and 4 and the new connector building.

     

    Thank you, they aren't on the same reservation though

     

    Then you should still have just enough time. But you will have to claim your bags in T7, walk to the TBIT, check your bags with ANZ, and go through security.

     

  • LAX to AKL
    Jul 24, 2016
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    Can I make a connection from a United flight at 10:30 a.m. flying out to Auckland at 12:40 pm? I know I have to get my bags, go thru customs and get to the international terminal

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You should have enough time.

     

  • LAX (Delta) to (KLM) international flight - 1 hr 35 min layover
    Jul 24, 2016
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    If everything goes okay, my flight should arrive from SLC to LAX at 12:10 PM in September, with a KLM flight leaving at 1:45 PM. I think Delta is in Terminal 5/6 and KLM is in Terminal B. Will a 1 hr 35 minute layover be enough time to make it? I have never been to LAX/Tom Bradley International Airport, and am worried about timing. I will not have checked luggage, just carry on.

     

    Yes, that is enough time. You can now walk directly from your arrival gate in T5 or T6 through a tunnel to T4 and then in a new walkway from T4 to the International Terminal, so you won't have to go through security again in LAX.

     

    ZAP, thank you so much! This is very reassuring and I appreciate it.

     

  • Alaska Air connection to Air Tahiti Nui
    Jul 24, 2016
    4
    Booked on Alaska Air arriving Term 6 (separate tickets) scheduled arrival 11:55am connect to TBIT for Air Tahiti Nui flight departing 4:40pm. Check in desk closes an hour prior to departure for AT. Question, will we have to collect our bags if we check them with Alaska? and, do we need to go outside to get to TBIT and go thru security again? TIA

     

    Yes, you will have to collect your bags in T6, take them to the International Terminal, re-check them with Air Tahiti Nui, and go through security. You should have plenty of time.

     

    Thank you. I thought so but always nice to confirm!

     

    Will we be able to use the new T4 connector to TBIT? TIA

     

    No, because you will have to claim your bags and re-check them, you will be outside security and the connector runs inside security.

     

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