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  • 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.


  • Swest T1>Moukolele T6
    Oct 21, 2016
    We arrive at 3:15pm on Southwest Airlines Terminal 1and depart on Moukolele Air at Terminal 6 at 5:30pm. Can we get from Term 1 to Term 6 without going through security again?


    No, you have to go through security again in Terminal 6. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    ok, thank you!


  • International terminal to Terminal 7 with United Airlines
    Oct 21, 2016
    Flying from Sydney to Boston with United (all in the same ticket). Arriving at LAX from Sydney at 6.30am and flight to Boston leaves at 8.20am. Should that be enough time to make the change? I have one checked bag and I assume that I'll get both boarding passes in Sydney and the bag will be checked in all the way to Boston.


    You will have to claim your bag in LAX to go through US Customs, then immediately re-check it at the re-check desk, before proceeding to Security and to your departure gate in T7. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • United International at LAX
    Oct 21, 2016
    This week I will need to connect from a LAS->LAX flight to United 839 from LAX to Sydney Australia. Today United reservations told me the Sydney is leaving from Terminal 7. They were unable to say if it always does. Does anyone know? If it ever leaves from TBIT that will seriously affect my connection time allowance. If it always goes from Term 7 and I fly in on UA I can save the security re-clearance and travel time to TBIT and make a shorter connection time. Any frequent flight 839 flyers know the answer? Thanks!


    Also, suppose I arrive at Terminal 8 and have to get to TBIT and re-clear security. How much time should I allow? SYD departure is 10:50pm, so I am assuming the security line won't be very long. But I can't risk missing the flight!


    No United flights ever leave from the TBIT. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time,.


  • AKL to LAX
    Oct 20, 2016
    Flying from New Zealand with New Zealand Air, landing at LAX at 10:30am. Separate reservation with Delta leaves for domestic flight at 1:00pm. Is this enough time?


    That is just enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • tulsa to lax to china eastern
    Oct 19, 2016
    hi, flying southwest from Tulsa to lax will be there @ 9:40am will I have time to go get boarding pass from china eastern departing @ 11:30am thanks


    With checked bags, no, that's not enough time.


  • Flight connections
    Oct 19, 2016
    We land into LAX via Southwest at 11.20 and need to catch emirates flight at 3.45pm. We may have nearly 6 large bags. Is there an easier way to go to International terminal. Thanks


  • Arriving from Gatwick going to PDX
    Oct 18, 2016
    We're arriving from London Gatwick at 5:05 on a Sunday and taking a separate (not connected) flight to Portland. I'm assuming we'd have to clear customs before rechecking our bagged for the second flight. My question is how long should I allow? I need to book the second leg and wanted to leave enough buffer time for customs and security.


    I would want at least 3 hours between flights.


    Awesome, that's what I was thinking, but I've never gone through customs. Thanks for the response!!


  • Silly Q
    Oct 18, 2016
    Hi I will be arriving from Australia at 0615 am and need to jump onto an AA flight to Miami which departs at 0900. I have checked baggage.. Will there be enough time to make the flight!? Thanks in advance


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • New Orleans to LAX on united connecting to Hawaiian Air to Honolulu
    Oct 18, 2016
    hi we are flying into LAX from New Orleans (stopover Houston) landing at 1451hrs terminal 7 then connecting to Hawaiian air dep terminal 2 at 1705hrs - not sure if can check luggage all the way through - will we have enough time?


    That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • international terminal security
    Oct 17, 2016
    Does anyone know if there is a separate security line for premium economy/business class passengers at LAX international terminal like there is at JFK and some other airports around the world ? I know the regular security line there can be a nightmare!


    As far as I know in the International Terminal there is not, or at least I don't recall one.


  • Transit time from AA to Emirates
    Oct 17, 2016
    landing at 8.24pm on AA from las vegas, leaving on Emirates at 10.30pm, will only have carry on luggage, is two hours adequate,


    Yes, that is possible, especially if you are able to check in online for your Emirates flight then you can go directly to your Emirates departure gate via the new connector building.


    Thank you, on line check in is possible, but not mobile boarding pass,


  • Terminal 1 to International Terminal
    Oct 15, 2016
    Hi, I am arriving on Southwest to Terminal 1 at 1:40 PM next Sunday. I will be departing on Air China from Terminal B (international terminal) at 2:20 PM. I will have already printed off my boarding pass and will only have carry on luggage so I will not need to check in luggage at the counter. Will I have enough time? I can run if I need to. ;)


    I hope your Southwest flight arrives early. That's a very difficult connection and you will have to run.


    Yeahh, i decided to be a little realistic and book an earlier flight. :) Thanks for the quick response.


  • LAX to Mexico
    Oct 15, 2016
    Hi, just about to purchase a Melbourne, Australia - Cancun, Mexico flight. LAX arrival is 06:35am with flight to Cancun leaving at 08:50AM - is this enough time to clear immigration, pick up luggage & get to whatever terminal I need to get to? thanks :)


    What airlines are you flying? If both tickets are on the same reservation it should be just enough time.


  • Delta SEA-LAX-TPA
    Oct 14, 2016
    Delta booked with a connection time of 35 minutes from one Delta flight to another. Is this doable or should I request a schedule change?


    Yes, that's possible but doesn't leave a lot of time to spare if the flight from Seattle is delayed at all.


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