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  • Travelling from canada
    Oct 26, 2013
    We are travelling from Toronto (AA airlines) to LA connecting with Qantas Terminal B. Will our luggage be checked through to Australia? Will we beable to by pass customs and security? Qantas runs a shuttle service is this faster than walking from T4 to TBIT? Thank you


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. When you arrive in LAX, you should just walk from T4 to the TBIT where you will go through security.


    At Toronto, use their U.S. customs clearance - foregoing this procedure at LAX. As to baggage - Qantas AA both belong to the Oneworld Alliance - your bags will automatically be transferred. Note that AA uses both T3 & T4; Qantas TBIT & T4; If you need to transfer between them use the Qantas shuttle bus. (a connector at TBIT is soon to be in place linking it to T4).


    Your arrival will be in T4, AA does not use T3. Qantas flights to Brisbane use T4. Qantas flights to Melbourne and Sydney use the TBIT. It's a very easy walk from T4 to the TBIT should you choose to walk.


  • will I make the connecting flight?
    Oct 25, 2013
    Sorry for the extra informaiton. The incoming flight is from Sydney and the outgoing flight is to Panama City.


    Yes, that should be enough time to make your connection, even if you have to move bags yourself.


  • Will I make the connecting flight?
    Oct 25, 2013
    I arrive at Terminal 5 at 7.00am and depart Terminal 6 at 10.30 on a COPA flight. I believe I will need to collect luggage and recheck it. Can I make te connection? Travel date is December 16


    the flight leaves at 10.30am.


  • 59mins - Terminal 6 to Terminal 8
    Oct 24, 2013
    II am landing from an international flight in Terminal 6 and have 59 mins until my flight to Canada leaves from Terminal 8. It is all booked through United. Will I need to clear Customs in LA before going to Canada and will I have enough time to make my next flight?


    Where is your international flight from? AFAIK United should not have allowed you to book such a tight connection.


  • DL to AF connection
    Oct 9, 2013
    arriving DL terminal 5, 17Oct, connecting to DL/AF flight out of Term 2. tickets issued separately, but was told to ask for baggage to be checked to destination(Papeete). we have several hours between flts not concerned with time. will we do international check in when we get to term2?


    Looks like your DL/AF flight is a code-share flight - meaning that your bags would be automatically transferred from Delta to Air France - do check. If in doubt, pick up your bags on arrival at T5 & take them onto the bus: To get to T2, you need in any case exit the terminal and take the LAX bus Route A (on lower arrival level island in front of each terminal, under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection'), which runs every 12-15 mins. Your next stops are Terminals 6, 7, 8, 1 & 2 - a trip of less than 15 mins. At T2 (if needed, you will re-check-in your bag with AF) and thereafter go through security check before proceeding to your departing gate.


  • TBIT to terminal 6
    Oct 7, 2013
    We just received a flight change notification saying that we arrive at TBIT at 1255. We then have a separate flight from terminal 6 at 1355. We do have nexus cards, but we will have to pick up our luggage, go through customs, and then security again. I'm guessing that 1.5 hours is going to quite difficult to do this in?


    Correction we arrive at 1225 TBIT leave T6 at 1355. Flights are separately booked, so no transfer of luggage. Is 1.5 hours impossible for this connection? Thanks!


    Unless the new connector to Terminal 4 is now officially open (a tunnel connects T4, T5 & T6), you have only 2 options available to get to T6 - taxi or bus; either way, you need to go through security check at T6 before proceeding to your connecting gate. (The LAX bus Route A on lower arrival level island in front of each terminal, under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection', runs every 12-15 mins. Starting from TBIT, the next stops are at Terminals T4, T5, & T6. With taxi & Nexus card you should be able to make it.


    PilotJoe is incorrect. After you clear customs in the TBIT you can simply walk outside on the departure level from the TBIT to T6. It's about a 10 minute walk. With NEXUS you should be OK.


  • TSA Delays
    Oct 6, 2013
    Since the government shut down, are there long TSA wait lines at LAX Terminal 5?


    The government shutdown has not affected the TSA.


  • UA from Denver arr LAX then to Tom Bradley Intl
    Sep 25, 2013
    I'll fly from Denver to LA on Sunday 9/29, arriving 9.51am (terminal 6/7???) then I need to transfer to Tom Bradley Intl Terminal - have intl flight same day in the afternoon. How's the transfer from terminal (where UA(/domestic arrives) to intl terminal? Do you have locker services at Tom Bradley Intl Terminal? if possible i'd like to put one big one not to carry to Den at all. Pls respond asap. Tks.


    There are no lockers at LAX. It is approximately a 15 minute walk from Terminal 6/7 to the TBIT.


  • Customs wait time
    Sep 24, 2013
    I'm arriving in to LAX on the 1st Dec, how long is the wait time for passport check and customs? I need to catch another plane from a the international terminal. Also how long does it take to check in again, passport check and security ? Do customs check every single passenger?


    December 1 usually isn't that busy of a time, but it depends on the time of day you're arriving and what terminal you're arriving in.


    T2,in the after noon.


    Probably won't be too bad then. You can probably make your connection in around 90-110 minutes.


  • Enough time to check in on next flight?
    Sep 24, 2013
    I will be arriving at LAX from Vancouver, @8:40pm( flying Air Canada) at T2, my next flight departs from TBIT @12:05am (5mins pass midnight). 1) do I have enough time to do passport check, get luggage, go through custom, go to TBIT, re-check in, passport check/immigration, and go through security?


    You will not have to go through immigration or customs. You will pre-clear US immigration in Vancouver. What airline are you flying out of the TBIT? Were your tickets bought on one reservation?


    My flight from TBIT is with Cathay pacific. The tickets are bought seperately, therefore I'm stressing because having to do all the above to board a plane again.


    You should have plenty of time since you will just have to claim your bags once you get to LAX and take them to the TBIT. Your connection shouldn't take more than an hour or so.


    Appreciate your help ZAP!


    Do I still need to go through customs after I have collected my bag?


    No, you will do that in Vancouver too.


  • going thru customs at Terminal 5 / Delta Airlines
    Sep 22, 2013
    My son and his new bride at fliying in from Belize 1/11/14 Delta flight 658, arrving at 1:30 PM. They are then booked on flight 4834 at 5 pm to LAS. Is this enough time to clea customs, etc. And how exactly will they clear customs in LAX at Terminal 5?


    They go through immigration in T5, then claim their bags, then re-check them, then go upstairs and back through security in the same terminal. They should have plenty of time.


  • TBIT
    Sep 18, 2013
    On 9/25 I must go from T1 to Air France for Paris. Will Air France still be at T2 or will it be at TBIT?


    If your Air France flight is on the A380 it will be from the TBIT otherwise it will be in T2. If you post your Air France flight number I can help you.


  • Term 2 to Term 6
    Sep 16, 2013
    What is the fastest/best way to get from Term 2 to Term 6? I have 2.5 hours to get one from one to the other before my connecting flight leaves.


    The fastest way is to walk straight across the parking garages in the middle of the terminals on the ground level. However, you have enough time that you could also take the terminal shuttle bus that runs on the lower level.


  • Term 1 to Term 3
    Sep 16, 2013
    How long is the walk from Term 1 to Term 3? Can you take a luggage cart?


    It's about 10-15 minutes. Yes, you should be able to take a luggage cart.




  • Enough time?
    Sep 16, 2013
    I will be flying from Santa Barbara to LAX, arriving at 12:44 pm on united Express. My flight to D.C. leaves on United at1:14 pm. This leaves very little time to connect. How close are these planes & should I be able to take an earlier one from Santa Barbara?


    The planes will be very close together. You will arrive in Terminal 8 and depart from Terminal 6 or 7 (likely 7). All United gates at LAX are connected beyond security and are a maximum 15 minute walk between planes. United will probably charge you extra to fly on an earlier flight to LAX unless your flight has already posted a delay.


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