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Arriving LAX on KE. I do have GE. I'll have checked luggage. Arrive at 1540. I can depart for Denver on UA at 1748 or AA at 1920. 1540 seems tight, but GE is really fast. What do you all say?
With checked bags I'd still be worried about making the bag check cutoff with the 1748 flight. It's by no means impossible though
Thanks! I kept thinking that I'd done this same transfer in about 2 hrs. prior to the opening of new airside tunnel. Then I recalled that I was on one ticket; OZ to UA, so no need to collect my bag. If you're on one reservation, 2 hrs is certainly doable.
Hi all, I'm arriving at LAX @ 635 (QANTAS) from Australia, and then planning to fly directly to Mexico City (Volaris). I'm assuming that I will have to collect bags go through customs, change terminal, check bags, and go through exit customs. Any ideas on how long this will take - I'm looking at a flight that would give me 4.5 hrs to achieve this. Thanks in advance!
That should be enough time.
Arriving terminal 6 at 20.45 with luggage & need to reach Qantas desk in terminal 4 before 22.20 to drop bags. Pls explain the QUICKEST connection & interim process. Is there enough time????? Thanks for advice!
What airline are you flying in to Terminal 6 on and where are you flying into LAX from? Is it two separate reservations?
Arriving terminal 6 from Havana on Alaskan airlines. One reservation for 2ppl. Thanks for ur help with this worry!
Where are you flying to? Qantas doesn't use Terminal 4 either.

That is not really enough time to make this connection regardless.
arriving from SYD on AA at 6:10a - exiting from mid-aft of B777 aircraft... is 2+15 hours enough time to clear and connect to commuter terminal for LAX-ABQ flight departing 8:25a (we have global entry as well), thx in advance
Yes, with global entry that should be enough time. Note that in Mid-May the shuttle to the commuter terminal will move from Terminal 4 to Terminal 5.
I am arriving at LAX ( terminal B) on cathay pacific and have connecting flight to Vegas on American Airlines (terminal 4) aftet 3 hours. Do I need to collect my bags and re-check them in for AA? Also, what is the best way to go to terminal 4 from Terminal B
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk (if they are tagged to Las Vegas (LAS)) and then either go through the new connector security checkpoint in the TBIT and walk to T4 or walk to T4 and go through security there. T4 is right next to Terminal B (TBIT).
Must you exit the airport to get from an arriving flight from PHX to LAX and on to HND (Tokyo) or is there an inside the security area connector to allow you to go from Terminal 4 to the Intl. terminal avoiding the TSA lines again? All booked through JAL ( using American for part of the trip).
Yes, there is a new walkway from T4 to the International Terminal that runs inside security, so you can use that.
Arriving from TPE on EVA at 06:50 am (presumably Tom Bradley Terminal). No checked bags. I have Global Entry. Minimum connection time for United flight on a separate PNR?
I wouldn't book anything before 9:15 AM.
I am holding 02 separate tickets under one booking. I am arriving on QR739 in Terminal 2 in LAX at 01:30pm and the connecting flight is AA6047 at 04:45pm from Terminal 5 to San Jose. After claiming the baggage at Terminal 2 can I recheck-in with AA at terminal 2 or do I have to take the baggage till Terminal 5 and recheck-in ? Is it only baggage drop or do I have to take the queue to recheck-in ?
You will have to take it to T4 or T6 to re-check it since it's two separate reservations. Usually check-in lines at US airports are fairly short since most passengers on domestic flights don't check bags.
Thanks for the reply. I am having one reservation but separate tickets. In addition QR/AA are One World members. Is there a recheck desk at T2 ? We were advised that AA has shifted to T5. Is it correct ?
AA will begin using Terminal 5, but the majority of their flights are staying in Terminal 4.
I am arriving on Delta from DIA and will depart 4 hours later on Korean Air to Korea. Will I be able to check my bag through or do I need to claim my bags and then how do I get to the Intentional Terminal?
Is it two reservations or all one reservation? If it's just one reservation then you just have to go to the international terminal. You have plenty of time.
It is one reservation through Korean Air, but the carrier for the flight from DIA to LAX is Delta
Yes, then all you have to do is go to to the International Terminal, you don't have to do anything with your bags in LAX on the way to Korea.
Hi, I am arriving on Qatar Airways to LAX (Terminal 2) at 01:30pm and my onward travel is at 04:45pm on American Airlines (from Terminal 5) to San Jose. Do I need to go through customs/immigration, claim baggage and recheck-in with American Airlines ? Since the arrival and departure terminal is different, do I need to take a skylink train if any or is it walkable ?
Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk if they are tagged to SJC, otherwise take them to Terminal 4 or 6 (AA does not use Terminal 5), re-check them with AA, and go through security and to your departure gate. There is no train at LAX. it is best to walk.
Is there a recheck desk at our arrival Terminal (T2) ?