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  • NYC > LAX > Sydney: is 1 hr LAX layover too short?
    Oct 30, 2016
    I'm flying from NYC (either AA from JFK or United from EWR) to LAX and then onto Sydney. Both of these airlines only have a ~1 hr connection time in LAX. Is that enough in general? How about if I'm sitting in the middle/back of Economy? If I check a bag? If I have a carry-on only? I flew this route using Qantas in April 2016 and had 1hr 35 mins which was plenty of time with no terminal change (and I was sitting all the way in the back). I had checked a bag and while walking through TBIT towards the connecting flight, before going up some ramp, we were separated into 2 lines and the Qantas (and not sure who else) folks went through a much shorter line on the right, after which there were airport staff with our checked luggage out and we had to "claim" it before it could be put onto the connecting flight. Was this a 1-off or is this a normal thing? Thanks!


    Yes, if both tickets are on the same reservation that is enough time. Flying the Qantas JFK-LAX flight is always odd. If both flights are on American or both are on united, All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thanks @ZAP!


  • Is 4 hrs long enough for immigration & customs?
    Oct 27, 2016
    I'm booking a flight for Australian visitors from Melbourne w/layover in LAX before connecting flight to Chicago. Is 4hr 20m enough for process, including transferring checked luggage?


    What airlines are you looking at booking them on?




    Yes, that should be plenty of time. They will be able to re-check their bags at the re-check desk right after clearing customs.


    Thanks, much appreciated!


  • Connection between Terminal 8 and TBIT
    Oct 27, 2016
    i am arriving from Phoenix at Terminal 8 and have 2 hours between an international at TBIT. by having carry on and using the tunnels can i make it in time to TBIT


    What airlines are you flying? Where are you flying from LAX to?


    I am flying united to LAX and Singspore airlines from LAX. Thanks


    Then yes, you have enough time, you can use the walkways/tunnels/connector building to get to the TBIT inside security.


  • Domestic transfer within same Terminal
    Oct 26, 2016
    I'm arriving SFO to LAX with 53 minutes to connect to my flight LAX to FLL. Arrive and leave from Terminal 3 same aorline - Virgin America. Recommendations? Couldnt find more affordable flights with more time in between flights ...


    Yes, that is enough time.


  • International Transfer
    Oct 26, 2016
    Arriving from Melbourne Australia land at 6.35am will have to collect bags and check in for Air Canada flight at 9.40am will I have enough time?


    That should be just about enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    So should I schedule a later flight?


    I don't think you have to, but if you want to feel super safe, sure.


  • Connecting from Term 6 to 4 with 60 minutes
    Oct 25, 2016
    I have an AS flight that arrives at 7:30 in terminal 6 and a United flight that leaves at 8:30 from Terminal 7 or 8. I'm not checking any luggage. Will I be able to make the connection? Do I need to go through security again when I enter a new terminal? I can also take an AA flight from Terminal 4. Is that connection more realistic?


    It's possible, Terminal 6 is connected to 7 and 8 inside security. The AA flight isn't any easier assuming the time is the same. This also assumes the AS flight is domestic.


    Thank you. I appreciate the advice!


  • International to Domestic
    Oct 25, 2016
    Arriving via Qantas to LAX International at 6.15am. Connecting flight Virgin America at 10.00am. Is 3hours 45mins enough time to allow.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • Connecting flight from Australia to flight to Atlanta
    Oct 25, 2016
    I will be arriving on Qantas Airlines from Australia at 6am on a Tuesday and would like to book a connecting Delta flight to Atlanta at 9:30am. It is that enough time? The tickets are not linked.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • International to Domestic transfer
    Oct 24, 2016
    Flying in JAN 09, Korean Air KE011 from ICN, arriving 14:00. I'm looking to book a connecting flight from LAX to DEN. What is the min departure interval I should look for for the flight? I am a US citizen, and have the new Mobile Passport app, carry-on only, nothing to declare. Thank you!


    I would want at last 3 hours. Although having no checked bags makes 2.5 doable.


  • Connection arriving terminal 5 and departing terminal 3
    Oct 24, 2016
    We have a short connection time of 1 hr 50 minutes arriving in Delta terminal 5 from Minneapolis and going to terminal 3 for the Virgin Australia flight to Sydney. I'm a little confused about where Virgin Australia departs from. The airline confirmed for me that I will get my boarding pass to Sydney when I check in in Minneapolis. I've seen some comments on line that the check in is in terminal 3 but the flight departs from TBIT. Since we will have boarding passes, could I just skip going to terminal 3 and go straight through to TBIT through the gate 4 connector to avoid security? Of do flights actually depart from terminal 3. What is the best way to go, walking vs shuttle (with a 5 year old)?


    The Virgin Austalia check-in counter is in Terminal 3, but their flights actually depart from the International Terminal. Yes, since you should already have your boarding passes you can go directly to the International Terminal through the Tunnel to T4 and then the new connector building to the TBIT.


  • Swest T1>Moukolele T6
    Oct 21, 2016
    We arrive at 3:15pm on Southwest Airlines Terminal 1and depart on Moukolele Air at Terminal 6 at 5:30pm. Can we get from Term 1 to Term 6 without going through security again?


    No, you have to go through security again in Terminal 6. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    ok, thank you!


  • International terminal to Terminal 7 with United Airlines
    Oct 21, 2016
    Flying from Sydney to Boston with United (all in the same ticket). Arriving at LAX from Sydney at 6.30am and flight to Boston leaves at 8.20am. Should that be enough time to make the change? I have one checked bag and I assume that I'll get both boarding passes in Sydney and the bag will be checked in all the way to Boston.


    You will have to claim your bag in LAX to go through US Customs, then immediately re-check it at the re-check desk, before proceeding to Security and to your departure gate in T7. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • United International at LAX
    Oct 21, 2016
    This week I will need to connect from a LAS->LAX flight to United 839 from LAX to Sydney Australia. Today United reservations told me the Sydney is leaving from Terminal 7. They were unable to say if it always does. Does anyone know? If it ever leaves from TBIT that will seriously affect my connection time allowance. If it always goes from Term 7 and I fly in on UA I can save the security re-clearance and travel time to TBIT and make a shorter connection time. Any frequent flight 839 flyers know the answer? Thanks!


    Also, suppose I arrive at Terminal 8 and have to get to TBIT and re-clear security. How much time should I allow? SYD departure is 10:50pm, so I am assuming the security line won't be very long. But I can't risk missing the flight!


    No United flights ever leave from the TBIT. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time,.


  • AKL to LAX
    Oct 20, 2016
    Flying from New Zealand with New Zealand Air, landing at LAX at 10:30am. Separate reservation with Delta leaves for domestic flight at 1:00pm. Is this enough time?


    That is just enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • tulsa to lax to china eastern
    Oct 19, 2016
    hi, flying southwest from Tulsa to lax will be there @ 9:40am will I have time to go get boarding pass from china eastern departing @ 11:30am thanks


    With checked bags, no, that's not enough time.


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