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  • Terminal 4 to TBIT in 90 minutes
    Apr 13, 2013
    Arriving at terminal 4 and departing from TBIT, is 90 minutes enough time if bags are checked through? I've heard you have to leave the terminal and go through security again. I'm departing on air tahiti.


    Yes - 90 mins layover at LAX is quite enough. On arrival at T4, exit and turn left; TBIT is around the bend (5-min. walk). Yes you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate.


    Thank you for your reply!


  • T8 to T7 in 1 hour 12 minutes
    Apr 11, 2013
    Hi. I will be flying on a Skywest Airlines dba United Express flight into LAX. I am pretty sure it will be arriving into T8. Will I have enough time to catch another flight from T7 if I have 1 hour, 12 minutes? I am new to LAX. This will be on a Saturday morning at 7:30am. Thank you very much for your time.


    Yes, that will be plenty of time. T8 and T7 are directly connected and you won't have to go back through security.


    Oh awesome! Thanks so much for answering. :) I appreciate it.


  • 40 minute connection time
    Apr 11, 2013
    I fly in on SkyWest and need to make a Delta connection in 40 minutes. Looks like SkyWest comes in to terminal 8 and Delta is in terminal 5. Is it a quick hike?


    SkyWest is not a marketing carrier. If your SkyWest flight is a Delta Connection flight both flights will be in Terminal 5. Only if your SkyWest flight is a United Express flight will you have to go from Terminal 8. If you let me know your flight number and where you're flying to LAX from I can let you know.


  • AMS-LAX-LAS: what to do with baggage?
    Apr 6, 2013
    Quick question and probably an easy one for you guys: I will be arriving from Amsterdam with KLM and connecting to Las Vegas with Delta (one ticket). I expect to arrive at T2 and will depart from T5. I know that I will have to pick up my baggage and take it through customs myself, but I'm not sure about the next part. Will I have to carry my suitcase to T5 myself, or can I leave it in T2? Thanks!


    There should be a re-check in T2.


  • T5 to T4
    Apr 4, 2013
    I have a 69 minute layover and am flying in to T5 and need to switch to T4. Will I be be able to make the connection without leaving the secured area?


    T4 and T5 are not connected beyond security. You'll have to hurry, but I think you'll still have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Thank you! Keep you fingers crossed for me!


  • International arrival from the UK to T6
    Apr 1, 2013
    Hi, we are arriving from the UK into T6 with United airlines and then flying out of T6 to Kahului again with United airlines. We have a 6 hour layover unfortunately. First question, does anyone know if we have to re-check our baggage in for our 2nd flight? (it's all on one ticket with United) and Second question, any ideas what there is to do in T6 for 6 hours.....could we go to another Terminal maybe? Thanks for any advice :-)


    Yes, you will have to re-check the baggage after you clear customs. It's a simple re-check counter, you don't have to take it upstairs. Yeah, you could take a walk outside - maybe even take a hotel's shuttle van to that hotel's bar. Or you could walk over to the encounter restaurant in LAX's iconic "theme building" -


    Great thanks for your quick reply. Once we have re-checked our bags in again though are we OK to leave the building? I take it we won't have gone through security at that point? Sorry, not been to LAX before so not sure how it all works there.


    Right, you will be in the non-sterile area when you re-check your bags, so you can do whatever you want as long as you get back to T6 about an hour before your flight to Maui.


    On arrival at LAX you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag where indicated. As you have plenty of time, I would suggest you go to the Bradley Terminal (TBIT, or TB) with an abundance of amenities & services, and which is the largest of the 8 terminals arranged in a U shape (TBIT in center, T4, T5 & T6 to the right of the U). After baggage recheck, you can take the escalator at T6, ground level, down to the tunnel connecting T6,5&4. At T4, take escalator up, exit and go to your left around the bend to TBIT - should not take more than 10 mins. Also, the center of the U shape has parking garages and in the midst of them is the 'Theme Building' with the Encounter Restaurant. On your way back from TBIT you can also use 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. Starting from TBIT, the next stops are at Terminals T4 –T8. Back at T6 you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate.


    Thanks, that's great - good to know we can leave the airport and get some fresh air, thanks again :-)


    Thank you moapr13, really helpful too. I'm sure this is what we will do as 6 hours is too long to be hanging around T6!


  • Sorry
    Mar 28, 2013
    I ment I had a flight from terminal 7 and had to get to a flight in terminal 2


    That will be quite difficult in the time you have. You can take the shuttle around the baggage claim level or attempt to walk across the center of the airport. You'll then have to go through security again in T2.


  • Terminal 7 to 2
    Mar 28, 2013
    Hi I have 1 hour 20 minutes to get from terminal 7 to 2 ua flight and air Canada flight at terminal 2. I'm new to lax and I need help


    At LAX, on arrival at T7, go down to the ground level, exit 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 will be T8, around the bend to T1 & T2 - 3 stops or about 8 mins. At T2, go up to the departure level, go through security check and proceed to your gate area. T2 has gates 21-28.


    Thank you so much


  • TBIT to Terminal 4
    Mar 28, 2013
    I will be arriving from London on BA at 3pm. I know I will have to go through immigrationa and customs. Our flight to Honolulu leaves at 6pm. Will that be enough time? Is there any fasttrack lanes? We are travelling on with American Airlines on a seperate ticket but as the are alliance airlines wil that mean I can check luggage through from London please? Any tips welcome.


    That should be enough time - you would have to ask BA if they can check your bags through - perhaps you could call them to ask. Terminal 4 is right next to the TBIT so you won't have far to walk.


    Thanks for that - I'll ask BA.


  • Non-US Citizen Passport Control
    Mar 27, 2013
    I am arriving at TB on an Emirates flight with my non-US citizen wife. This is her first time to US. How much time should I allow for passport control and US Customs? 30 -40 minutes for US citizen but that does not seem like enough time for her. Is 2 hours between arrival at TB and departure from T1 enough time?


  • LAX connection to Panama City (PTY)
    Mar 27, 2013
    Hello, I arrive at terminal 5, (7:30am) flying on Virgin Australia/Delta & need to connect with my flight at terminal 6 (11:30am) flying Copa Air to Panama. I will need to go through security, pick up bags & re-check in. Will 4 hours be enough time for this?


    You have plenty of time. NOTE: If your first airline does not transfer bags to your second airline, you will need to take your bags, after customs clearance, to Terminal 6, checking them in with Copa. Terminals 5 & 6 are connected by tunnel - at the baggage claim level, take the escalator down to the tunnel and at T6 go up the escalator, proceed to the departures level and go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate.


  • Terminal 2 Connection-- Intl to Domestic
    Mar 27, 2013
    HELP!!! I am arrive into LAX's terminal 2 on a Tuesday in August at 4:30PM from Mexico City on Aeromexico. I have a connecting flight out of the same terminal, LAX's terminal 2, to Honolulu on Hawaiian 1.5 hours later at 6:00PM. Is 1.5 hours enough to get through immigration, customs, and TSA???


    I also should note I do not have any check-in luggage, only carry ons.


    You have sufficient time for the transfer. Terminal 2 has gates 21-28.


  • Tight international connection
    Mar 21, 2013
    I fly from London June 20 arriving LAX terminal 2 at 7:45 p.m. I depart 90 minutes later on Alaska air to Portland from Terminal 6. I do not check luggage - carry on only. Do I have enough time to make my Portland flight? What's the quickest way to go from Term 6 to Term 2? Will I have to go through security again?


    That will be a really tough connection. You will have to clear immigration, then walk quite a long way to Terminal 6, then go through security again during the peak travel season.


  • Terminal to terminal
    Mar 19, 2013
    Is I/2 hr enuf time to get from united express to united tohonolulu


    You won't have to exit security, so assuming your first flight is on time it is doable. However, there's little margin for error. I hope you are on an early flight so if you miss your connection you can be rebooked on a later flight (UA has several LAX-HNL).


  • Terminal 3 arrive and depart
    Mar 18, 2013
    I am arriving at Terminal 3 on V America (from BOS) and departing also on Terminal 3 on Virgin Australia (to BNE) and have 2 hours layover. Since these are on the same terminal, can I assume that I do not have to go through security again (or the departure and arrival areas segregated in such a way that you have to effectively exit and back again)?


    Correct, for domestic connections you won't have to go through security again.


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