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Hi, I was just have a question. My daughter is flying from Charlotte to Brisbane on American/Qantas. She lands at 8pm at terminal 5 and her flight to Australia leaves at 1120pm and leaves from terminal B. I was wondering several things. 1. does she have to go back thru screening? 2. is there a quick way to terminal B. 3. is there a shuttle that will go thru from her gate to the other as it was a connecting flight thru qantas that was booked. Basically I am wondering since she has not flown before what can I do to ensure it is easy for her. thanks George
ZAP19 hr ago
No, she doesn't have to go through security. There is a walkway from T5 through T4 and then to the International Terminal (B). She doesn't need to use any shuttle. All she has to do on the way to Brisbane is go from her arrival gate to her departure gate.
We come from HK (CX884) and arrive LAX at 1110, and will transfer to Lima by Lan airlines LA2477 1355. The same terminal arrival and departure. Two tickets, but i suppose CX will help us to check through the baggage to Lima and will give us the Lan boarding pass (one world). Right?
Do we have enough time??
Cathay may not be able to issue your LATAM boarding pass, especially because it's two separate reservations. You will also still have to claim your bags in LAX to bring them through US Customs, even if you can get them tagged through to LIM. This is a somewhat risky connection.
We arrive in terminal b at 6:10am at LAX and have a layover of 1hr 50m with united before leaving from terminal 7. It's all one flight on the same ticket reservation. Do we have to clear the customs and recheck luggage for this? Is this enough time for an 8am flight out?
Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes perfectly.
1 - we arrive international (Qantas) at LAX 7am and then connect UA to Cancun 9.30am. They are 2 separate tickets and we will have checked baggage. Both flights are booked business class. Is this enough time? I understand we have to collect our bags and change terminals, but is there a way of not having to go through immigration twice? 2 - Same for our return. We arrive LAX on Southwest from Cancun 8.10pm and then depart international (Qantas) 10.30pm for Sydney. Our return flight to Sydney is also business class.
You don't have to go through Immigration twice as there is no US Immigration when leaving the US. You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take them to Terminal 7, re-check them with United, and go through security.
Your return is a bit harder but at least then everything will be in the International Terminal.
Thank you for your quick response! Do you think I have allowed enough time? The issue I have is there are no other direct flights that connect up to our Qantas flights. I'm trying to avoid a layover or take 12 travel hours to get to Cancun.
I think they're both doable, but neither leaves much wiggle room.
I'm looking at a flight from Denver to LAX on United that lands at 8:51pm. The United connecting flight to Melbourne leaves at 10:30pm, so there's 1 hour, 39 minutes between flights. Is that enough time to make a connection? I will have checked luggage, but assuming that would be transferred automatically.
Thank you in advance for the help!
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do on the way to Melbourne is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.