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  • Connect SW to Alaska Air Mexico Flight
    Dec 10, 2012
    2
    Connecting from SW-terminal 1 to Alaska Air Mexico flight-I think terminal 6. Will I have to get bags and recheck internationally? How do I get from Terminal 1 to terminal 6? Is there a walkway available?

     

    1. Only international arrivals at US airports need to go through customs clearance process. 2. If SW transfers bags to your Alaska flight, you can walk between Terminals T1 & T7 by using the cross road between the parking structures; in the center of this walkway is access to the round 'Theme Building') - if SW does not transfer your bags, you need to claim them at T1 - and take either a cart outside and walk over to T7-T6 (both connected via escalators on their ground level by a tunnel) or take bag on the shuttle bus - LAX bus Route A on lower arrival level island in front of each terminal, under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection', running every 12-15 mins. Your next stops would be T2, T3, TIBIT, on to T4, T5, T6 - six stops or 15 mins.

     

    Southwest will not transfer your bags. You will have to claim them and re-check them with Alaska.

     

  • MIA-LAX-HK
    Dec 3, 2012
    1
    Hi, can u please tell me where to go will arrive LAX from MIA thru AA and my next flight for HKG Cathay Pacific . I need to pick up my checked luggage coz it's not a connecting flight. Is 4 hrs enough time to transfer from AA to Cathay Pacific? Please help..Thanks

     

    No problem! You arrive via AA at Terminal 4, where you go down to the baggage claim and pick up your bag; You need to take your bag along to your connecting terminal TBIT (Bradley or TB), where you need to check your bag in at the Departures level with Cathay, then go through security check and on to your gates. I suggest you grab a trolley outside of T4 and walk with it over to TBIT, which is around the corner. Another option is to take the Blue bus stopping at the isle front of T4 to your next stop, TBIT, the bus comes around every 10-15 mins and takes only minutes to get to TBIT. You have plenty of time at TBIT to each and/or shop, just watch the overhead screens for your flight departure and gate (at TBIT, past TSA Screening at left are gates 106 - 101; and past TSA Screening at right are gates 119 to123, with access to bus gates 136 to 146.

     

  • How to get from TBIT to Terminal 6
    Dec 3, 2012
    1
    Can you walk from TBIT to Terminal 6 or is a shuttle bus required? Also is a 3 hour transit time sufficient when arriving at the TBIT ex Qantas and transferring to Alaskan terminal 6.

     

    1. You need to find out from Qantas if they transfer your bags to Alaska's connecting flight - if not, you need, on arrival at TBIT, go down to the baggage claim area and retrieve your bags, taking them to T6 and checking them in at the Alaska counter on the Departures level. 2. As an International arrival at LAX (unless you have gone through US customs clearance by participating airports) you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag where indicated (if bags are being transferred automatically). Count on 35-5 mins for this procedure. 3. Thereafter, exit TBIT and take the 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 stop (to the right) T4, T5 & T6) - you can also walk around the bend to T4, walk over to T5, go down escalator to tunnel to T6, up escalator to ground level and on to the security check and gates. You have plenty of time.

     

  • Transferring from AA to US Air
    Nov 24, 2012
    1
    is an hour and 20 minutes enough time to transfer from an American Eagle flight that arrives at the satellite terminal and one leaving on US Air at terminal 1

     

    On arrival at LAX at Terminal 4, 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. Your next stops will be T5 to T8, & around the bend to T1 - 5 stops or 12 mins. At T1 (gates 1 to 14), you need to go through security check before continuing to your connecting gate. BUT: if AA Eagle does not forward your checked bags to US Airways connection, you need to claim your bags at T4 and re-check them in at T1 before proceeding to security check.

     

  • Flight Time
    Nov 16, 2012
    0
    Flight Time retail store had their phone disconnected. Is there a way to contact them?

     

  • Enough Time
    Nov 13, 2012
    1
    If I land at TBIT at 12:40 will I have enough time to make a flight at 14:15 at terminal 4 at LAX

     

    Apparently you are an international arrival - meaning you need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bag where indicated. Then exit TBIT and walk to your right to the next terminal around the bend - T4, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. You have enough time.

     

  • YYZ-LAX-TPE
    Nov 9, 2012
    2
    MY flight is in late Dec 2012 after Christmas from Toronto to LAX, and the connection time between lax and my tpe flight is 1hour and 30 mins. I have checked baggage, would me and my baggages get on to the LAX - tpe flight? Is there enought time? its T4 to TBIT. Time of the flight is between 8pm to 11pm, thanks!!!

     

    If using two different airlines for your journey, you need to find out if your first airline will transfer your bags to the connecting flight - not all Airlines do, in which case you would have to claim your bags and take them along to TBIT. Make sure you go through US customs clearance at YYZ, saving you time at LAX. To get from T4 to TBIT, you have two options (in both instances you need to exit T4 & go through security check at TBIT): (a) walk to the right of the exit door to the next terminal around the bend - takes about 5 mins; (b) 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. and takes 3 mins. Even if you need to check your bags in at TBIT, your time will suffice.

     

    Actually the flight from LAX to TPE is American airline but operated by eva air. I confirmed with American airline they said they would transfer the bags without me having to claim it. I'm able to go through us customers at YYZ? I guess I'll walk from T4 to TBIT, thanks so much for your help!!!

     

  • Connection between terminal
    Nov 6, 2012
    2
    Once past security, can you walk between terminals 5 and 6 to go to different retails and airport lounges?

     

    At LAX T5 & T6 are connected by underground tunnel. You can only visit the pre-security area of T6; on return to T5 you need to go through security check.

     

    What a shame!! Was hoping that you may say yes!! Thanks for your response. I really do appreciate it

     

  • Wheelchair passenger
    Nov 2, 2012
    1
    What do I need to do to transfer between terminals if using a wheelchair?

     

    If you arrive with your own wheelchair notify your airline attendant that you will need a Skycap to get you down to the shuttle bus connecting all terminals outside (your wheelchair will be retrieved from the aircraft hull). If you need a wheelchair on arrival you need to contact your airline way in advance, so that a representative can meet you at the gate. The Airport shuttle bus is equipped with a lift. On arrival at your connecting terminal, you will need a skycap to get you to your gate. You may also want to contact the LAWA (the airport operator) Coordinator, Lawrence Rolon, at 424-646-5005 and/or open the Guide for Individuals with Disabilitities at http://www.lawa.org/uploadedFiles/LAX/pdf/Guide%20for%20Individuals%20with%20Disabilities.pdf

     

  • Distance from terminal 3 to terminal 5
    Nov 1, 2012
    2
    How long does it usually take to travel from terminal 3 to terminal 5 please??

     

    You can either walk or take the shuttle bus between T3 & T5. (a) You can 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. (next stops TBIT, T4,T5 - 3 stops or about 7 mins.) (b) or you can walk from T3 to the right, around the bend, passing TBIT (international terminal), around the bend to T4 and on to separate T5 - estimated time 15-17 mins; in both instances you need to go through security check at T5.

     

    Thank you for the quick response, How far would you say it is from t 3 to t 5? and if we are arriving on a flight and making a connection why would we have to pass through security? Thanks

     

  • 10/28/12 Connecting problem
    Oct 27, 2012
    1
    We are 4Psgr arriving at T2 by AF at 02.15PM connecting DL T5 leaving 03.24PM to LAS. This is our first time travel how could we proceed to cash our flight Thank you for reply and your cooperation

     

    1. You need to first find out if Air France transfers your bags at LAX to your connecting Delta flight - if not, you would have to take your bag from T2 to T5 & check it in at Delta counter. 2. As an international arrival at LAX Airport, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag (the tag should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes) - estimated time: 35-40 mins. 3. Thereafter you need to exit T2 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. Your next stops after T2 will be T3, TBIT, T4, T5 - 4 stops or 10 mins. 4. At T5 you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. (T5 has gates 50-69). No time to waste!

     

  • from delta tounited -50mins
    Oct 25, 2012
    1
    I am flying from HNL to LAX on delta airplan and then departing LAX to Bos on United airplan 50 mins later. Are I have enought time to tranfer and whichwaythe paster way get in. such a short layover I worry my bag won't get transferred in time. Thanks

     

    Prior to arrival at LAX, you need to find out if Delta (arriving a Terminal 5 - T5) transfers your bags automatically to your United connection. If not, you would have to claim your bags and re-check them in at the United counter at either T6 - gates 60-77 or T8 - gates 70-77 - your ticket & the overhead screens on arrival will indicate gate Terminal & gate number). You have two options to connect between terminals: (a) walking: T5, T6, & T7 are connected by underground tunnel; a short walkway from T7 leads to T8. (b) taking the bus: 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. and takes from T5 to T8 about 7 mins. In either case you will need to go through security check at your departing terminal before proceeding to your gate. If Delta is not delayed & will transfer bags, you have plenty of time; otherwise hurry!

     

  • T7 to T4, 90 minutes
    Oct 19, 2012
    1
    Am flying into T6 on a United flight from Sydney. Have 90 minutes to get to T4 for an American Eagle flight back home - it was the only way to do it without a 24 hour delay. Will have carryon only. What is the best, fastest way to get from T7 to T4? Will I have to go through security again? I will only have a carryon bag, nothing to declare. Any help appreciated!

     

    On arrival at LAX you need to go through passport check, go through customs clearance and proceed to the ground level; there go down the escalator and take the tunnel to T5; go up the escalator at T5, step out and walk to the left to T4. You will have to go through security check at T4 before moving on to your connecting gate. You have enough time.

     

  • Terminal 6 to TBIT
    Oct 19, 2012
    1
    How do I get from Terminal 6 to TBIT without taking the bus?

     

    At LAX on arrival at T6 go down to the ground level, take the excalator down to the tunnel connecting to T5, go up escalator, exit T5, and walk to the left passing T4, and around the bend to TBIT, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate.

     

  • Delta/KLM San Diego to Amsterdam
    Oct 11, 2012
    1
    We'll be flying from San Diego to LAX on a Delta flight operated by Skywest, then getting on a KLM flight to Amsterdam (on the way to Bucharest). What will we have to do when we land at LAX?

     

    While I have no Skywest listing, Delta uses at LAX Airport Terminal 5 and KLM Terminal 2. On arrival at T5, you need to exit the 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. Your next stops will be T6, T7, T8, around the bend to T1 and T2 - five stops or about 12 mins. At T2 you will have to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. HOWEVER, make sure that Skywest will transfer your bags to KLM connecting flight - if not you need to claim your bag on arrival and re-check it in with KLM at T2.

     





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