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  • UAL group departure gate
    Jul 2, 2013
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    Always go to the wrong gate for UAL group departure from LAX. Is it gate 6 or 7 ?

     

    If it's in the United priority check in area, that's between 6 and 7 (closer to 6).

     

  • distance from terminal 8 to terminal 6
    Jul 2, 2013
    2
    Hello. We are arriving at terminal 8 tomorrow morning and have a little less than hour to get to our flight leaving from Terminal 6. My wife has a foot problem and can walk a short distance but not a long one. Is this going to be a problem? Thanks

     

    It's about a quarter mile walk. I don't know what you define as a "short" or "long" distance, but it's not a marathon but it is also not just across the hall. If you're really worried you can request wheelchair service from United.

     

    Thanks. That's a doable walk.

     

  • La to Mexico City connection
    Jun 30, 2013
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    I arrive in la from Sydney Australia at 6.40am (Qantas) will I make a flight to Mexico City which leave at 8.05am?? (Alaskan Airline)??

     

    It's sort of pushing it. You may not get out of immigration until 7:30 which would leave you only 35 minutes to get to T6 and through security. If you don't already have your Alaska boarding pass and have to check bags separately at AS, then you will probably have missed the cutoff at that point.

     

  • Layover Q!
    Jun 24, 2013
    1
    Arrive Terminal B from Sydney flying american airlines and have a layover time of 2h 25mins to make next flight in terminal 4 to continue on to rio de janeiro (via miami). Will we be pushed for time?

     

    American does not fly Sydney-LAX. Your flight will be operated by QANTAS, which uses the TBIT. Terminal 4 is right next to the TBIT. You should have enough time.

     

  • Connection Chaos
    Jun 17, 2013
    1
    Arriving from Aukland, NZ 10:30 am on Air New Zealand. Wanting to book US Airways to Phoenix @ 12:45. Will I have enough time coming in International to Terminal 1 with customs?

     

    You can probably make that connection as you will arrive in Terminal 2, not the TBIT (unless you're looking at booking a ticket in 2014), and US departs from Terminal 1.

     

  • Making a flight
    Jun 14, 2013
    1
    We are flying into LAX via Hawaiian Airlines into Terminal 2 arriving at 7:45 a.m. on Monday. Our outgoing flight is on Delta in Terminal 5 at 9:00 a.m. with carry-on bags only. Will there be enough time to make the change from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5? Thanks.

     

    Yes, it should be enough time. However, LAX will be very busy that time of day.

     

  • 45 minutes layover doable or crazy?
    Jun 7, 2013
    1
    Looking to book a flight on American Airlines from Dulles (IAD) to Honolulu. There is a 45 minutes layover in LAX. Would this be enough time to make the connection or not feasible with distance, etc of terminals. Any help would be appreciated!

     

    Everything will be in the same terminal, so it's doable if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • 2hrs enough time from Term B to Term 4?
    Jun 6, 2013
    1
    I am debating to book an AA flight with a 2hr 20min layover during the end of August. My flight would arrive around 6:25pm from Shanghai at the Bradley Intl Terminal and I have to catch my next flight at Terminal 4 leaving at 8:45pm. Would this be enough time in August to go through customs, re-check bags, and switch terminals? Would it be faster to walk than to wait for the Airport Terminal Bus? Do I have to go through security check again when entering Terminal 4? Thanks in advance.

     

    That will probably be enough time. Yes, it will probably be faster to walk than take the bus. Yes, any time you enter the US you have to go through security again. However, if your flight from Shanghai is on American you will not arrive at the TBIT. You will arrive in Terminal 4, same as your departing flight.

     

  • 49 minutes long enough layover?
    May 31, 2013
    1
    I'm flying from Palm Springs to Dulles with a connecting flight at LAX. The PSP flight is on Skywest/United Express then 49 minutes until connection (United flight) leaves LAX for Dulles. Is this enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. All the United/United Express gates at LAX are connected beyond security and are a pretty easy walk.

     

  • Is there a Post Office in LAX airport
    Jun 10, 2013
    2
    Anyone who knows where there is a Post Office in LAX airport

     

    Try e-mailing LAX at Infoline@lawa.org

     

    Post Office in LAX airport is near the ECONOMIC PUBLIC PARKING LOT C 96 th Street and SEPULVEDA.

     

  • Help for traveling in LA
    May 29, 2013
    3
    Is Lufthansa airlines in the Bradley international terminal? And if I have someone meeting me there where would be the best place to meet? And if we have to transfer to Southwest what is the best way Thanks in advance

     

    Lufthansa does use the Tom Bradley International Terminal. To transfer to Southwest you can either take the airline connections bus on the lower level or take a somewhat long walk clockwise around the circle (opposite the flow of traffic). I would budget at least 3 hours between the scheduled arrival of the Lufthansa flight and a scheduled departure on Southwest.

     

    1. At LAX, Lufthansa uses Bradley (TBIT or TB) terminal, while Southwest uses Terminal 1. The Bradley terminal is in the center of the U-shaped terminal arrangement (at left Terminals 3, 2, 1, at right Terminals 4 to 8, served by 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 - next stops T4 through T8, then over to T1 - 6 stops or about 15 mins. International arrivals need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance & (if LH will transfer bags to SW), re-check in bags where indicated - if not take bags to connecting T1 and check them in with SW). At T1 you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate. You can meet at either TBIT or T1 in the Arrivals Hall, near the information center.

     

    FYI Lufthansa will not transfer your bags to Southwest. Southwest does not allow interline bags from any other airline.

     

  • no monorail, why?
    May 20, 2013
    2
    The existing airport terminal shuttle buses are too slow, because they get stuck in traffic. Why is there no monorail or dedicated train to get travelers to connecting flights? I have been through this airport multiple times. The buses cannot get me to the connecting flight on time, so I need to sprint from terminal to terminal, especially when the computer systems at Customer Border Control are down and Customs holds passengers in the hallways and refuse to process them for 1+ hours.

     

    Because such a system would cost Hundreds of Millions of dollars and LAWA doesn't have that kind of money to spend.

     

    Newest developments regarding LAX terminal transfers: The Los Angeles City Council has given a green light to a planned massive reconstruction of LAX, involving relocation of a runway, adding a light-rail station linked to the city's public transit system and to the terminals by an elevated people mover, as well as the eventual demolition of Terminals 1, 2 & 3. No time frame has yet been announced.

     

  • 2 hours between Tom Bradley and..
    Jun 5, 2013
    3
    I arrive from Sydney at LAX 9:30am at Tom Bradley and depart for quito, ecuador with United Air at 11:30am is this enough time?

     

    As an international 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. MAKE SURE that your first airline will transfer bags to your United connection - if not, you would need to take your bag along to your connecting terminal and check it in there. After customs clearance, exit Bradley 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. Starting from Bradley, the next stops are at Terminals T4, T5, T6, T7 - taking 9-12 mins. United uses both T6 (gates 60-67) & T7 (gates 70-77). Note that on arrival at either T6 or T7 you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate. Your time should suffice.

     

    Are you sure you are on United to Quito? They do not fly from Los Angeles to Quito. In fact, I can't find any airline that flies from Los Angeles to Quito nonstop.

     

    Sorry, I didn't clarify this enough. I don't have any checked baggage and my United flight goes to Quito via Houston. Will this still be okay? I'm a bit freaked out US customs and immi will hold me up too long. i'm an Australian on the visa waiver program

     

  • Terminal 7 to 2
    May 12, 2013
    1
    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

     

    You can either walk across the middle of the terminal or take the airline connections bus on the lower level. If your first flight is on-time and you move quickly you'll have enough time.

     

  • Tight connection????
    May 12, 2013
    1
    We are arriving at 7:30am on a Friday morning on a Virgin Australia flight into terminal 5, with a connecting Delta flight at 10:05am from terminal 5. Will 2 hours and 35 minutes be enough to make this connection?

     

    Internatinal arrivals at LAX need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag; thereafter proceed to the Departure level, go through security check. Across frothe duty-free shop in the gateway area are gates 51-59, divided into clusters of 50A -51B gates, 52A -53B gates and 54A -59 gates. You have plenty of time.

     





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