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  • Southwest to another airline
    Jul 12, 2016
    Hi, we are planning to take Southwest airlines from austin to LAX. Unfortunately SW does not fly to Hawaii, so we will be taking another airline from there. What is the recommended time we should book between flights? How long would it take us to get bags from baggage claim at southwest and then go to ticket counter of new airline and check them back in?


    I would want at least 3 hours between flights. Hawaiian is the easiest airline for you to get to from Southwest (next terminal over).


  • Will 1 hr 10 mins be enough time to make my connection
    Jul 12, 2016
    I am flying Seattle to LAX on UA5191 and then on to Melbourne Australia on UA0098 with 1 hr 10 min between flights. Is this enough time to make my connection?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Terminal 7/8. All United gates are connected inside security.


  • 58 mins connection :(
    Jul 12, 2016
    Hi, Just new here. I need to know how it is possible for me to complete my connection within 58 mins at LAX. Arrive: Delta (DL 5742) from Vancouver at 5:05 PM Depart: Delta (DL 637) at 6:03 PM for Singapore. From what I gather, it seems I will arrive at Terminal 5 and clear customs, walk all way to take my luggage from baggage belt and go up to Departure hall, clear customs and recheck my luggage and finally go thru security? TIA for your advice out there :)


    That is incorrect. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver and there is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminals 5 or 6. There is a walkway connecting 5 and 6 inside security if you need to change terminals. You have enough time.


    Wow that is FAST response.... thanks ZAP!


    Sorry i think I may hv to state I am from Singapore. What I meant is, I will be returning back to Singapore from vancouver and is on 58 mins connection in LAX. Will that change the outcome from your comment?


    No, that doesn't change anything, you still go through US Immigration and customs in Vancouver and there is still no US Immigration or customs when leaving the US.


  • Regional term 6 to term 4
    Jul 11, 2016
    Can we make this connection with 45 minutes?


    It's not impossible, but it won't be easy either.


  • Is @ hours 20 mins enough time
    Jul 11, 2016
    I'm arriving on Qantas from Australia and have a 2 hour 20 min stop before my next flight to Can Cun Mexico. Is this enough time to get through customs and onto my next flight?


    What airline are you flying to Cancun? Are both flights on the same reservation?


    Virgin America booked on same ticket


    Yes that should be just enough time. You will arrive in the International terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags at the recheck desk then go outside walk to your left to terminal 3 and go through security.


  • Lax Connection on United Airlines
    Jul 11, 2016
    I have a connection from LAX and I only have an hour but I am traveling with the same airlines. Will that be enough for me, I will not be checking in baggage at LAX.


    1hr is enough time if your flights are on time. Just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate with your carry on.


    That is enough time if your first flight is domestic - where are you flying from and to?


    I'm flying from SFO to NRT (Tokyo).


    Then yes, that is the procedure and you should have enough time.


  • Terminal 2 to Terminal 5
    Jul 10, 2016
    I will be arriving on a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu at 6:30am in Terminal 2. My connecting flight to New York departments at 8:40am on Delta in Terminal 5. I only have carry-on luggage with 2 separate reservations. Will I have enough time to make it through security to catch my flight to NYC? Thank you.


    Yes, that should be just enough time. Check in online for your flight to New York before you leave Hawaii.


  • Terminal 4 to terminal 6
    Jul 9, 2016
    Hi, I have 1hr at LAX to catch the connecting flight in terminal 6, how much time it take if I prefer to walk


    1hr is plenty of time you just walk through the tunnel connecting the terminals inside security (You don't have to go through security again). Just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    They are connected inside security by a tunnel. If your bags are checked through or if you don't have checked bags you have enough time.




  • Enough time from United to Singapore Air?
    Jul 9, 2016
    Hi! Thanks for your help! I have a Tues. Singapore Air flight at 3:45pm and my United flight lands at 2:15pm. It looks like I won't be able to get a boarding pass except at the counter according to Singapore Air's website. I have only a carry-on bag and plan to use the tunnel. How long should the check-in process take and will I have enough time? Thank you!!


    Yes, you should have enough time. the counter at the Singapore gate should be able to issue your boarding pass.


  • TBIT To Terminal 5
    Jul 9, 2016
    2 hour 20 minute layover between inbound Air Tahiti Nui flight and outbound Delta flight. Airlines have no agreement, so I must clear customs, retrieve and re-check bags, and arrive at Delta terminal 5. Layover is from 11:10am to 1:30pm on Thursday afternoon in September-is this possible?


    It's barely possible if everything goes smoothly.


  • terminal changes
    Jul 8, 2016
    o I have to leave the secure area to change planes from terminal 5 to terminal 2


    Yes, you do, Terminal 2 is not connected to any other terminals inside security.


  • terminal 3 to terminal 4
    Jul 8, 2016
    My hubby is flying out of terminal 4 & Im flying out of terminal 3 with about 2hr difference. Can we go through security together to eat dinner then go our separate way without going through security again?


    No, you cannot. Terminal 3 is not connected to any other terminals inside security.


  • from treminal 4 to terminal 2
    Jul 8, 2016
    land on terminal 4 with AA, pick up luggage and go to terminal 2 international flight to CSX-China. only two hours, what is the normal steps?


    That will be very difficult. You will have to claim your bags from AA, run to Terminal 2, re-check your bags with Hainan Airlines, and go through security.


  • sufficient layover time??
    Jul 8, 2016
    Hey folks. I am flying from Melbourne, to LAX, to Chicago, and then Ottawa. My concern is: will a two hour layover time in LAX to Chicago be sufficient? On my way home, I am flying from Chicago to LAX. I have about an hour layover for my LAX to Melbourne flight. I fear it may too short. Would you recommend me booking a flight that has a longer layover? Regards.


    I forgot to mention that I am flying with United on all flights.


    Yes, 2 hours in LAX should be just enough time. On your return all you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in T7, you again have enough time.


    Legend. Thank you so much. I rang up my travel agent and they told me I don't need to go through customs or anything, it's all under one ticket! Regards.


    On your way to Ottawa, in LAX, you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go to Terminal 7 and go through security. On the return, in Ottawa, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs so that you don't have to in Chicago. You will go through US Immigration and Customs once in each direction of your journey, so your travel agent is wrong. You also need to complete ESTA if you are an Australian citizen.


    If that's the case, are you sure two hours is enough time for all that?! And on my way back, one hour seems to be pushing it? :|


    On your way back 1 hours is definitely enough. On the way there 2 hours should be fine.


  • Traveling from T6 to TBIT
    Jul 13, 2016
    I fly into T6 (probably gate 61) on American Airlines arriving at 8:25pm. I need to get to TBIT to get a Qantas flight to Melbourne at 10:15pm. What is the fastest way to get to TBIT? Should I walk? Are there tunnels between T6, T5 and T4?


    Yes, there are tunnels between T4, 5, and 6 and then there is a walkway inside security from T4 to the TBIT. You have enough time if your flight into LAX is on-time.


    Thanks. One more question ... I cannot see a tunnel between T5 and T4 on any maps of LAX . Do you know where it is located?


    It's about half way up the terminals. basically in the same place that connects 5 and 6 AA has taken down their map which showed it, probably to add all the new features that their facility at LAX now has.


    I have a similar situation but fly into T5 at 5:12 (non-stop commuter flight form San Diego) on Delta, then need to go to TBIT for a Norwegian Air flight to Copenhagen at 7:30pm. So no need to go through security at TBIT then? I'll be on the right side through terminal 4 tunnel because I saw conflicting info on here I think. Thanks!


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