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  • bag transfer
    Dec 28, 2016
    2
    I'm going domestic to international on two separate flights (different airlines, different bookings)- in other words, I made my own arrangements, and when I check in, I go SFO-LAX. Then LAX to Japan. My layover is over 5 hours. When I check in the first airline, I was told by them that I tell them my final destination, and they will check it all the way thru. Will they actually transfer the bag in LAX (so I don't have to exit terminal, go to baggage claim and recheck bag at second airline) even though the second "leg" isn't really a leg, but a separate flight NOT with them?

     

    Also, I would have boarding pass in hand because I plan to check in online for both flights.

     

    It's up the the check-in agent of the first airline. What airlines are you flying?

     

  • international connections
    Dec 28, 2016
    1
    Hi I am looking to a flight from Toronto to Auckland NZ on Air Canada and Air NZ., which connects at LAX. What is the customs/luggage procedure? Do we go through US customs in Toronto or at LAX

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in LAX is walk from T2 where you arrive to the International Terminal where you depart, and then go through security.

     

  • Is 2 hr 15 min enough time between Terminal B and Terminal 2?
    Dec 25, 2016
    1
    Hi All, I am looking to book flights - Melbourne, Australia to Vancouver, Canada, which go via LAX. The Qantas flight arrives into Terminal B at 06:35am and the connecting flight (WestJet / shared as QF flight) departs Terminal 2 at 08:45am. Having never been through LAX before, is 2 hours enough time to collect my bag and get my connecting flight? Thanks

     

    That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • connecting flight from Fiji at LAX
    Dec 23, 2016
    1
    Hi, we are arriving LAX from Fiji at 1:25pm. our connecting flight via American Eagle leaves at 3:27pm. Will that be enough time to get through customs? Would just carry-on bags make a difference?

     

    With just carry-ons that should be possible, especially if you are able to check in for your AA flight before leaving Fiji. It would be difficult with checked bags.

     

  • 35 Minutes Between Flight Gonna Cut It?
    Dec 28, 2016
    2
    I fly in to LAX from Lihue at 0610 and then out to Detroit at 0645. Both arrival and departure are with Delta. Am I going to have enough time between flights to make my connecting flight to Detroit?

     

    That should be just enough time if the flight from Lihue is on-time.

     

    Hoping to grab breakfast with someone on a layover, flying different airlines/different terminals. Can I get past security in terminal 7 if my flight is departing from terminal 3?

     

  • LAX Layover Time
    Dec 22, 2016
    1
    Arriving in LAX on 12/27 at 9:45PM and have a flight to SYD departing at 10:40PM. Both are on American. Is this enough time to make the connection? American is claiming it meets their minimum connection times, but I feel like it's cutting it close. Thank you.

     

    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is domestic. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • LAX > SYD
    Dec 22, 2016
    3
    I have a flight from ATL > LAX > SYD. My question is that I have a 1hr 32m layover in LAX for my flight to SYD do I go through custom in ATL or LAX or not until I arrive in SYD. Also is 1hr 32min long enough for an American Airlines flight to another American Airlines flight

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Is an 1hr 32m long enough

     

    Yes it is plenty of time.

     

  • Is 3 hours enough for connection
    Dec 23, 2016
    2
    I am travelling from Syd to LAX with Qantas and arrive in LAX at 6.30am. I then have a flight to Miami at 9.30am. Is 3 hours enough to clear immigrations and pick up my bags and checkin at the American Airlines counter and go through TSA security?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. Note that if both flights are on the same reservation you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk in the International Terminal and don't have to take your bags to the AA check-in counter in T4.

     

    I'm having the same scenario where I fly in from Singapore to LAX at 6.15AM via Singapore Airlines and flying from LAX to SFO at 9.35AM via AA in Terminal 6. First time I'm doing this as I fly directly to SFO in the past. Do I have to go thru customs at LAX, collect my luggage, run to Departures to check in my luggage in and run to Terminal 6 to board the plane?

     

  • Fastest Connection
    Dec 20, 2016
    1
    I have a flight into LAX on 1/13 that arrives at 8:46. I have a connection at 10:45 to Sydney. Both flights are through United. Is there a tunnel that connects terminal 7 to the International terminal? Or what is the fastest way to connect? Thanks.

     

    No United flights depart from the International Terminal. You will both arrive and depart from Terminal 7/8. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.

     

  • Terminal 6 to Terminal 3 - 1 hour
    Dec 20, 2016
    1
    I am flying into LAX and landing at Terminal 6 at 7:15AM. I have a departure flight at Terminal 3 at 8:3AM with no checked bags. Do I have to go through TSA again? Ive been looking at the maps but can't tell the fastest route since they are on opposite sides of airport. Does crossing through the parking garages work or are you supposed to take tunnels the whole way? DO I HAVE TIME?

     

    You can either cross the parking garages or walk around in front of the International Terminal. There are no tunnels. You have to go through security again in Terminal 3. That is a very difficult connection.

     

  • Connection time on flight from Austrailia
    Dec 19, 2016
    2
    I arrive on a flight from Sydney at 6:30 AM on 1/27. I have a flight to ORD at 9:30 AM on 1/27. I will have checked bags in Sydney. Is that enough time to connect? Both flights are under the same reservation with United.

     

    Yes, that is enough 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 walk to Terminal 7, go through security, and to your departure gate.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • Tunnel or Shuttle
    Dec 19, 2016
    1
    Arriving at 9:00AM in Terminal 6 departing at 9:40AM in Terminal 4 on DEC 21st...fastest route ?

     

    Definitely take the tunnels. The shuttle means you have to go through security again. You'll have to run.

     

  • Flying LAX to SYD: change terminals?
    Dec 18, 2016
    1
    I have a domestic flight from PHL-->LAX that is scheduled to arrive at 9:34 PM and I have an international flight from LAX-->SYD at 10:45 PM but with the same airline (American). Will I need to change terminals and go through security again? Also, will that be enough time?

     

    You will not have to go through security again. All American gates are connected inside security. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time. You will likely arrive in Terminal 6 and depart from Terminal 4 - they are connected inside security by a tunnel.

     

  • Security between Terminals
    Dec 18, 2016
    1
    My friend and I are meeting at LAX from separate cities. However, her flight was cancelled and she had to catch a later flight. I'm planningon meeting her at her terminal and proceeding to our rental car and other plans. However, my flight arrives in terminal 4 and hers arrives in terminal 1. If I leave 4 and shutttle over to terminal 1 will I pass through security and not have access to any restaurants? There are a few hours between our flights and I would like to know if I need to eat at terminal 4 or if there will be other places when transitioning to the other terminal. Thanks for the help! This is my first time flying into LAX, so I'm a little hazy with how everything works. Hopefully this made some sense!

     

    The only shuttle from T4 to T1 runs on the arrivals level outside security. You won't be allowed through security in Terminal 1.

     

  • 3hrs 23 min transit (Separate Tickets)
    Dec 18, 2016
    1
    Flying in from Australia 6.40am on United (Terminal 8) connecting to New Orleans with Spirit Airlines (Separate tickets) departing at 10.03am (Terminal 3) . Enough time?

     

    Actually United flights from Australia arrive in the International Terminal as the Immigration facility in Terminal 6/7/8 isn't open that early in the morning. Yes, you have enough time for that connection.

     

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