Los Angeles (LAX) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Do you have to exit and re-enter security for connecting flights between terminals 2 and 3?
Delta is running a shuttle bus inside security between 2 and 3 while they build a secure connector walkway between them.
Great! Do you happen to know the frequency at about 11:15-11:30 pm?
Arriving on Terminal 5 at 7:32 am on Delta - Departing to Costa Rica (International) at 8:35 am on Terminal 3 - Would this be sufficient time to go between terminals and check in for international flight - only have carry on
Delta no longer uses Terminal 5. You will arrive in 2 or 3. What airline are you flying to Costa Rica on?
I am arriving at 10:00 pm tomorrow evening from Boston on American airlines, and then flying to Costa Rica on at 11:44 pm on Delta. I have carry on bags only, will I be able to make my Delta flight from the American terminal?
Yes, I think you have just enough time if the first flight is on-time.
We are traveling from STL to Vancouver with a flight change in LAX. The travel agent booked the flights for us. We arrive in LAX at 10:12 AM on American Airlines. Our connecting flight is through West Jet and leaves at 11:45 at Terminal 2. Will we go through customs in STL or LAX? Will we have to go through TSA again when moving from Terminal 4 or 5 to Terminal 2? Will we have to do customs at LAX? Is that enough time to catch our flight?
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Canadian customs when you get to Canada. You will have to go through security again in Terminal 2 in LAX. You should have just enough time.
Hi, I have a booking MAA-OGG in United. The routing is MAA-FRA-LAX-SFO-OGG and the first two segments are by Lufthansa (code share). I reach LAX by Lufthansa at 12.55pm on 14th July (Friday) and my next flight is LAX-SFO-OGG by United at 2.45pm. Do I have enough time to clear immigration, customs, re-check bags? Or should I change to 4.18pm flight. That however would give me just 45 mins connection time in SFO. Would that be enough?
Yes, that should be enough time.
Arriving Air Tahiti Nui 11 am from Tahiti, flight out on Delta to ATL to RSW has been changed to leave at 1 pm allowing only two hours. Party of 5, sitting in business on incoming flight, use mobile passport. Delta has no other viable options unless we want to sit in LAX for 12 hours.

Do I have to leave secure area and go back through security or can we drag bags from customs to gate and gate check them without having to go through security?

Will two hours be enough time?

If I change to an AA flight can I check bags directly through?

Thank you in advance for any guidance.
Yes, when you clear customs you will be outside security and will have to take them to the Delta Check in Desk in Terminal 2/3 to re-check them. You probably don't have enough time unless the flight from Tahiti arrives early. Air Tahiti Nui does not check bags through unless all flights are booked on the same reservation.
Arriving at LAX at 3:10 pm on KE international flight. Will I be able make AA domestic flight at 4:35 pm? No bags. Thanks!
With no bags you maybe have a chance if everything went perfectly, but I wouldn't bet on it.
I have a flight from cancun back to LAX arriving at 830p. I have a flight at 10.15 LAX to LAS. Will I have enough time? And where will I clear customs at? Does southwest terminal 1 have customs ?
Terminal 1 does not have Immigration and Customs. You will have to go through Immigration and Customs in the International Terminal. You have just enough time.
I called SWA and they said they have there own baggage carousel and customs in T1? I am confused now.
How much time do I need to connect from a domestic flight on Delta to a LATAM flight to Cuz and how much time do I need on the return to clear customs and check in with a connecting flight on Delta once again? I will have two separate tickets with checked baggage both directions.
I would want 3 hours on the way there and 3.5 hours on the way back.
Hi, I'll be arriving from Orlando at 9:25p on Delta, and leaving for Fiji at 11:30p. Do I have to go through security again if I just have carry on, and is that enough time or how many hours in between flights should I allot.
On the return flight to LAX, if the arrival is 1:25pm then is it possible to make a 3:30pm American Airlines departure to Orlando?
Thanks a lot for your assistance!
Yes, you have to exit security to get your Fiji Airways boarding pass at the Fiji Airways check-in desk at the International Terminal. I don't recommend that connection on the return flight. You have just enough time on the way there.