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  • 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.


  • Connecting Flight from Japan Airlines to American Airlines
    Mar 18, 2015
    Hi! I am flying into LAX via Japan Airlines with a connecting flight on American Airlines to Las Vegas. My layover is 1 hour 35 minutes. I do have one checked luggage. I know I have to go through immigration, customs and rechecked bag. Can you give me best advice to make this process as fast as possible? Also any info on terminals that I need to know would be greatly appreciated! And is it a bad idea to re check bag at connection counter? Or should I bring it to American Airline agent? I think that will take more time right? Thank you!


    Actually a change this post I will be flying in via American Airlines to LA from Tokyo...not Japan Airlines. Will it then not be in Tom Bradley .. that way making it easier to get to recheck in bag and get to gate after immigration and customs? Thx!


    Correct, an American Airlines flight will arrive in Terminal 4. You can re-check your bag at the connection counter if it is tagged through to LAS. You should have enough time.


    Good to know! Quick immigration & customs right in Terminal 4 as well? Do i go through immigration, get my bags, go through customs, rechecked it at connection counter in that order? Thanks for your help!


    Yes, the AA flight from Tokyo arrives in Terminal 4. Yes, you have the order correct.


  • Connectdion between T7-T4
    Mar 18, 2015
    My flights were changed and now my layover time is less then I expected. Is there enough time to get from those two terminals in an hour and do I have to go through security again. Please advise ASAP


    If both flights are domestic and you don't have any checked bags and you check in online, it's possible. You can actually now walk from T7 to T4 inside security by following signs to T6, then walking down T6 and taking a tunnel to T5 then T4.


  • From LHR to LAX to FAI
    Mar 17, 2015
    Arriving on May 8 at LAX (515pm) from LHR, then have a flight from LAX to FAI on Alaska Airlines, departing at 735pm. Is this enough time to get through customs and to terminal? Tickets bought separately, possibly checked one checked bag


    That should barely be enough time. Since you are buying separate tickets you will have to bring your bag yourself to Terminal 6 to Re-check your bag.


    Thank you for the quick response! Would it be better to get a later flight or do you think it is actually possible to make this one? the later flight involves an extra plane and a 4 hour layover in ANC so i'd like to avoid that if possible.


    Yes, it's possible, but there's obviously some risk involved.


  • Transfer from Alaska to AA
    Mar 17, 2015
    I'm arriving on Alaska in Terminal 6 and need to get to my AA flight in Terminal 4. I heard there are tunnels connecting T5 and T6, and T4 and T5 so you wouldn't have to go outside and go through security again. Is this true?


    Yes, that is true.


  • is it enough time ?
    Mar 15, 2015
    i use cathay pacific and arrive at lax at 14.55pm and will continue using delta to dallas at 17.00 pm, is it enough time for me ? i am grup of 6 ( 4 adult and 2 kids ) we got 4 baggage from cathay


    Did you purchase your tickets together or separately. If separately it may be difficult for you to get yourselves and your baggage to T5 before the bag cutoff.


  • 2 hours is enough for the connection from terminal B to terminal 5 ?
    Mar 15, 2015
    I will take the Virgin Australia (VA7) arrive LAX at 06:55 at Terminal B and then take Delta (DL6426) departing at 09:00 at Terminal 5, I have only 2 hours 5 minute time for the connection. This is my first trip to US. I worry about the connection time, is that enough´╝č


    Brisbane - Los Angeles - San Francisco


    Yes, if your tickets were purchased together that should be enough time.


    Thank you very much for the reply. yes, purchased together, even it does, i need to pick up my check in luggage at terminal B and go through customs and re-check in Terminal 5, isn't it?


    If your tickets are purchased together you can follow the sign for connecting passengers in the International Terminal and re-check your bags there, not having to carry them to T5.


  • Southwest to TBT
    Mar 16, 2015
    We are arriving at LAX via Southwest at 5:20 pm. WE have a flight at 7:45 pm, Turkish Airlines. Do we have enough time to wait for our luggage and check-in again? Also, how far is the wallk to TBT from Terminal 1?


    It's about a 15 minute walk from T1 to the TBIT. YOu will have to hope your Southwest flight is on-time and hurry.


    How do you get to T1 to TBIt? Fastest way?


    Running is fastest. There's also a shuttle bus but at that time of day traffic will be a mess and walking is faster.


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