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  • Connecting flight question for Qantas and Air Canada...
    Apr 5, 2015
    We will be arriving from Brisbane on Qantas at 6.25am on Sunday morning. We will have checked baggage. Will we have enough time to catch an 8.30am flight with Air Canada to Toronto or should we book a later flight? If so, how much later? Also, do we need to clear immigration at LAX or do we do that in Toronto? We have 2 separate tickets. Also, is it possible for baggage to go through to Quebec or do we collect it at LAX? Thanks in advance


    Yes, in LAX you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. 2 hours is not enough time if you are buying separate tickets as you will also have to transfer from the International Terminal to Terminal 2 with your baggage, which would take awhile.


    Thanks heaps for that. Do you think 3 hours would be enough time if we caught a 9.30am flight or would a 10.40am flight be better? Thanks again


    9:30 should be OK.


  • AA to WN - no bags
    Apr 3, 2015
    I will be arriving from LIH on AA at 629 am without any checked bags and only my briefcase. I need to connect to a WN flight at 725 am. What is the best way and will I make it?


    Without checked bags that would barely be possible assuming the first flight is on-time. You need to RUN across the center of the airport from T4 to the other side, then go right to T1. You also need to check in online for your Southwest flight before you leave Kauai and hope that security lines at T1 are short (they usually aren't). I would try to change to a later Southwest flight if possible.


    THANK YOU! You are so kind to reply so quickly! Wish me luck!


  • Connecting flights with two different airlines
    Apr 2, 2015
    I am landing at LAX at 6:23 at terminal 3 then have a flight out at 8:00 to Denver from the same terminal. If I have 1 checked bag will this be enough time to make my flight? Also how far is check-in for Frontier from terminal 3 and baggage claim from when I land to check my bag on the other flight?


    Terminal 3 is pretty small, baggage claim is on the lower level and ticketing is on the upper level. You will probably have enough time if your first flight is on-time but it doesn't leave much time for delays.


  • Terminal 4 to 7
    Apr 2, 2015
    I have 4 hour layover flying in on American (Term #4) & out via United (Term #7) to Hawaii. Do I have to exit airport & go back through security? I'll have 1 checked bag & 1 carry on. Will I need to pick up bag & check it again? How much time do I need to allow for this transfer between terminals?


    Did you buy your tickets together or separately? If separately and checking a bag you need to leave at least 2 hours between your flights.


  • Hong long it takes from Terminal B to 1 reconnect flight
    Apr 2, 2015
    I never being to LAX airport, with 2 different tickets. I am a senior but able to walk


    Leave at least 3 hours between flights if you have checked bags. You will have to carry your bags with you to Terminal 1 as Southwest does not have interline agreements with any other airline. Without checked bags 2 hours should be enough, especially if you check in online before your first flight.


  • how long to clear immigration?
    Apr 1, 2015
    Hi I'm planning a flight to Washington from Brisbane (Australia). I will need to clear immigration at LA. How long should I allow to clear immigration and then get to a different terminal (?) to catch a flight to Washington (Dulles). Just don't want to cut it too close. thanks for advice


    If you're booking two separate tickets, leave 3 hours. If on a single tickets, 2 hours is sufficient.


  • Enough time to catch flight?
    Mar 31, 2015
    We are scheduled to arrive at LAX at 3:27pm on United Express. We leave at 5:05 pm on Lufthansa. They are on one ticket. Is there time to make the connection?


    That should be enough time. Your bags will be transferred for you. You just have to walk from T8 where you will arrive to the International Terminal and go through security.


  • Connecting from Hawaiian air(T2) to either T6 or T4. Which is easiest?
    Mar 30, 2015
    Need help, not familiar with LAX terminal. I'm flying in on Hawaiian (T2) but not sure whether to book flt on US Air(T6) or American air(T4). Both have a 1hr layover time. Any recommendations?


    Both are likely the same flight. US Airways and American Airlines merged recently. If you have checked baggage and are purchasing a second separate ticket, 1 hour is not enough time to make your connection. Even without checked baggage, it will be very difficult to make that connection in an hour.


  • how long will I need from International terminal to terminal 5
    Mar 28, 2015
    Hi everyone, I will be arriving to LAX ─▒nternational terminal with Turkish Airlines at 4:30 PM (hopefully!!!)... My next flight is with Delta Airlines at terminal 5 at 6:50 PM.. Will this time gonna be enough for me to collect the luggage, pass through security and passport and walk to terminal 5??? I really cannot miss this flight:((((( Thank you for your help...


    If you purchased two separate tickets and your Turkish flight is late or there is long lines at Immigration, it will be difficult for you to get your bags to T5 before the baggage cutoff. If you purchased your tickets together that should be enough time.


    I purchased them separately:(((( Last time I arrived Lax from Turkey, it was not very crowded... Guess I will need to run:((( Thank you soo much...


  • Arriving from Australia and connecting flight to Vancouver (Can)
    Mar 28, 2015
    Hi just trying to work out what minimum time required to get through customs and catch connecting flight with say UA6483 to Vancouver Is 2 hrs 54 min Approx.enough time Many Thanks


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • madrid to lax
    Mar 27, 2015
    I am flying in from Madrid to LAX on Iberia, then need to catch a connecting flight to Oakland. Is three hours enough to clear customs and get over to the Southwest terminal? It will be a Friday evening...not sure if that matters.


    Yes, that should be enough time. Note that you will have to transfer your bags yourself to Terminal 1. It's fastest to walk from the International Terminal to T1 vs. taking the bus. Follow the signs for passengers exiting LAX when you clear customs, then exit the International Terminal and walk to your left (against the flow of traffic) until you get to Terminal 1.


  • LAX international connections
    Mar 26, 2015
    We are flying Air France from Papeete to LAX in August. We will have only two hours and 5 minutes to clear customs and make a connecting domestic flight on Southwest Airlines back to Denver. Is there anyway to get bags checked all the way through? How do we recheck bags on Southwest and will two hours be enough time? The flight is scheduled to land at 640pm. Any information would be greatly appreciated as we are not familiar with LAX.


    NO! That is not enough time. Southwest does not have interline baggage agreements with any other airlines. You will have to take your bags with you to Terminal 1. Unless your Air France flight arrives very early it is very unlikely you will get to Terminal 1 before the baggage cutoff. Terminal 1 also typically has quite long security lines.


  • Terminal 5 to international B KLM
    Mar 20, 2015
    What is the quickest way to walk from terminal 5 to terminal B KLm


    You exit Terminal 5 on the lower level, turn left, and walk. It takes about 5 minutes.


  • terminal 1 to terminal 4
    Mar 19, 2015
    what is the quickest way to get from terminal 1 to terminal 4 and about how long will it take ?


    There is a shuttle that runs on the lower level, but it's often faster to walk. 1 to 4 is about the longest connection possible at LAX. It will take 10-15 minutes to get between the two buildings.


  • Go outside and recheck in again?
    Mar 19, 2015
    Hi, My parents will arrival Lax international terminal from Hong Kong. They will need to connect a fly from LAX to Las Vegas thru American Airline. I believed it's in Terminal 4. After they clear the custom do they need to go outside (exit) to go to terminal 4 to recheck in again or if there is sign for all connecting flights after custom? So they do not need to go out?


    There is a sign for all connecting flights after customs - it leads to where they can re-check their bags. However, after doing that they will have to briefly go outside for the short walk to Terminal 4 where they will go through security and to their departure gate.


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