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  • TBIT to United Express for Disabled person
    Oct 31, 2016
    My father is disabled due to a stroke he had 8 years ago. He can walk 30 feet and then tires easily and needs to sit down before proceeding; he would need airport wheelchair access. Moreover, he has both a speech and comprehension impediment -- he has difficulty expressing what he wants to say and has trouble understanding (can usually understand after you repeat same sentence to him five times). He arrives TBIT at 6:40 PM on Dec 20 with one check-in luggage. Then needs to depart with United Express (Terminal 7 or 8) at 10:30 PM same evening. He is traveling alone. For a regular person not disabled, 3 hrs 45 min would be adequate. But for his disabled condition with both physical and mental difficulties, I am worried about his capability of being able to do this on his own. Could you give me some advice on his behalf.


  • Flying SPIRIT from Chicago then ANA to okinowa
    Oct 30, 2016
    My spirit flight lands at 8:29 my international flight departs at 11:25, I've never been to LAX. I'm traveling w a 7year old I have been cleared by TSA pre check. Will we have enough Time to re clear security and make the flight assuming all flights are on time? How is this process?


    ANA is not a precheck participant so you won't be able to use pre-check at security in LAX. You have just enough time if your Spirit flight is on-time. Note that you will have to claim your bags and take them to ANA to re-check them in the International Terminal.


  • Will I have enough time
    Oct 30, 2016
    I arrive wed 12/28 at Lax international from Singapore at 11:50AM I have to collect my bags go thru customs and make it to Terminal 1 southwest with my wife & 3 year old for a 2:35 flight. Is 2 hrs & 45 min enough time? keep in mind I have to recheck my luggage and print my boarding passes & get thru security. Thanks Gary


    That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • Moscow_LA_SFO
    Oct 31, 2016
    I have an international flight Moscow - Los Angeles (LAX) (Aeroflot Russian Airlines) that arrives at 13:15 in Tom Bradley Int'l Terminal and a domestic flight Los Angeles (LAX) - San Francisco (United Airlines) that leaves at 15:30 from Terminal 7. I travel with 4 year boy. So I have only 2 hours and 15 min to go through a passport control, to collect my baggage, to get Terminal 7 and to recheck my baggage. Is it enough time if everything goes smoothly? Could you please advise the shortest and the quickest way to get Terminal 7 from TBIT? If I am late for the domestic flight, what should I attempt? Thanks!


    That will be very difficult. I would purchase a later flight to San Francisco. I would want at least 3 hours when flying on two separate reservations.


    I have both tickets in the same reservation. May it help? For example, if we are late, can the united airlines provide us tickets for the next nearest flight for free?


    If everything is on the same reservation that does help tremendously as it both makes it easier to re-check your bags and does provide you with access to rebooking on a later flight free of charge if you miss your connection. You should be OK.


  • Do I Have Enough Time to Catch Domestic Flight
    Oct 30, 2016
    I arrive on international flight at LAX airport on Dec at 2.10pm and have to take another domestic flight to San Franciso at 4.30pm on same day. Is two and half hours enough for me to clear immigration and board my domestic flight? Tks


    What airlines are you flying? Are both tickets on the same reservation or two separate reservations?


  • NYC > LAX > Sydney: is 1 hr LAX layover too short?
    Oct 30, 2016
    I'm flying from NYC (either AA from JFK or United from EWR) to LAX and then onto Sydney. Both of these airlines only have a ~1 hr connection time in LAX. Is that enough in general? How about if I'm sitting in the middle/back of Economy? If I check a bag? If I have a carry-on only? I flew this route using Qantas in April 2016 and had 1hr 35 mins which was plenty of time with no terminal change (and I was sitting all the way in the back). I had checked a bag and while walking through TBIT towards the connecting flight, before going up some ramp, we were separated into 2 lines and the Qantas (and not sure who else) folks went through a much shorter line on the right, after which there were airport staff with our checked luggage out and we had to "claim" it before it could be put onto the connecting flight. Was this a 1-off or is this a normal thing? Thanks!


    Yes, if both tickets are on the same reservation that is enough time. Flying the Qantas JFK-LAX flight is always odd. If both flights are on American or both are on united, All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thanks @ZAP!


  • Is 4 hrs long enough for immigration & customs?
    Oct 27, 2016
    I'm booking a flight for Australian visitors from Melbourne w/layover in LAX before connecting flight to Chicago. Is 4hr 20m enough for process, including transferring checked luggage?


    What airlines are you looking at booking them on?




    Yes, that should be plenty of time. They will be able to re-check their bags at the re-check desk right after clearing customs.


    Thanks, much appreciated!


  • Connection between Terminal 8 and TBIT
    Oct 27, 2016
    i am arriving from Phoenix at Terminal 8 and have 2 hours between an international at TBIT. by having carry on and using the tunnels can i make it in time to TBIT


    What airlines are you flying? Where are you flying from LAX to?


    I am flying united to LAX and Singspore airlines from LAX. Thanks


    Then yes, you have enough time, you can use the walkways/tunnels/connector building to get to the TBIT inside security.


  • Domestic transfer within same Terminal
    Oct 26, 2016
    I'm arriving SFO to LAX with 53 minutes to connect to my flight LAX to FLL. Arrive and leave from Terminal 3 same aorline - Virgin America. Recommendations? Couldnt find more affordable flights with more time in between flights ...


    Yes, that is enough time.


  • International Transfer
    Oct 26, 2016
    Arriving from Melbourne Australia land at 6.35am will have to collect bags and check in for Air Canada flight at 9.40am will I have enough time?


    That should be just about enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    So should I schedule a later flight?


    I don't think you have to, but if you want to feel super safe, sure.


  • Connecting from Term 6 to 4 with 60 minutes
    Oct 25, 2016
    I have an AS flight that arrives at 7:30 in terminal 6 and a United flight that leaves at 8:30 from Terminal 7 or 8. I'm not checking any luggage. Will I be able to make the connection? Do I need to go through security again when I enter a new terminal? I can also take an AA flight from Terminal 4. Is that connection more realistic?


    It's possible, Terminal 6 is connected to 7 and 8 inside security. The AA flight isn't any easier assuming the time is the same. This also assumes the AS flight is domestic.


    Thank you. I appreciate the advice!


  • International to Domestic
    Oct 25, 2016
    Arriving via Qantas to LAX International at 6.15am. Connecting flight Virgin America at 10.00am. Is 3hours 45mins enough time to allow.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • Connecting flight from Australia to flight to Atlanta
    Oct 25, 2016
    I will be arriving on Qantas Airlines from Australia at 6am on a Tuesday and would like to book a connecting Delta flight to Atlanta at 9:30am. It is that enough time? The tickets are not linked.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • International to Domestic transfer
    Oct 24, 2016
    Flying in JAN 09, Korean Air KE011 from ICN, arriving 14:00. I'm looking to book a connecting flight from LAX to DEN. What is the min departure interval I should look for for the flight? I am a US citizen, and have the new Mobile Passport app, carry-on only, nothing to declare. Thank you!


    I would want at last 3 hours. Although having no checked bags makes 2.5 doable.


  • Connection arriving terminal 5 and departing terminal 3
    Oct 24, 2016
    We have a short connection time of 1 hr 50 minutes arriving in Delta terminal 5 from Minneapolis and going to terminal 3 for the Virgin Australia flight to Sydney. I'm a little confused about where Virgin Australia departs from. The airline confirmed for me that I will get my boarding pass to Sydney when I check in in Minneapolis. I've seen some comments on line that the check in is in terminal 3 but the flight departs from TBIT. Since we will have boarding passes, could I just skip going to terminal 3 and go straight through to TBIT through the gate 4 connector to avoid security? Of do flights actually depart from terminal 3. What is the best way to go, walking vs shuttle (with a 5 year old)?


    The Virgin Austalia check-in counter is in Terminal 3, but their flights actually depart from the International Terminal. Yes, since you should already have your boarding passes you can go directly to the International Terminal through the Tunnel to T4 and then the new connector building to the TBIT.


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