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  • Customs & Connection time
    Jul 22, 2014
    Hello, I will be arriving from Mexico at 1 PM Sat Aug 30 2014 to T2 thru Aeromexico and Plan to connect Southwest at T1. I have options for my connection at 3 & 4 pm. Would 2 hours be enough time to connect or should I choose my 3 hour connection option?


    I would choose the 3 hour since you will have to transfer the bags yourself and security lines at T1 can get pretty long.


  • Transfer LAX to San Jose, Mexico
    Jul 21, 2014
    I am flying from Zürich via LAX to San José, Mexico, Will I have to clear customs and immigration in LA?


    Yes, you will. Any time you enter the US, even if you are connecting on elsewhere you have to go through US Immigration and Customs.


    Thanks Zap!


  • 32 minutes enough connecting flight
    Jul 20, 2014
    32 minutes from arrival at LAX to connecting flight to New York Kennedy - wiil time be enough? how close is terminal 1 and 2 from each other


    What airlines are you flying? Will you have checked bags? If you are flying two different airlines that's definitely not enough time.


  • Arrive TBIT at 125 depart Terminal 2 at 330
    Jul 17, 2014
    Hi, on August 5th 2014 I am arriving at the TBIT from Fiji at 125 pm and departing from Terminal 2 at 330PM. I am wondering if this is possible, it looks like it might be pretty close. Also, do I have to collect my luggage? and how long does the shuttle usually take?


    It will be very tough. If you're a US Citizen you'll be out of Immigration and customs by 2, then it's a 15 minute walk to T2 (I recommend walking, not taking the shuttle). You will have to claim your luggage to go through US Customs. If your bags are tagged through to your final destination you can then re-check after customs. Otherwise you'll have to take them with you to T2.


  • Delta conections from Sydney via La to Las Vegas
    Jul 15, 2014
    I am flying from Sydney to LAX on delta flight arriving at 8am, then have a connecting flight on Delta to Las Vegas at 9.15am, my bags will be checked thru to Las Vegas..this doesnt seem much time is it possible ( believe I will fly into Terminal 5 and depart from the same terminal.


    On arrival at LAX you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through customs clearance - then re-check-in bag & proceed to your connecting gate. T5 has gates 51 to 59 - divided into clusters of 50A -51B gates, 52A -53B gates and 54A -59 gates. Hurry - you arrive at rush hour; however, Delta is the only airline at T5.


    Hi, I am wondering if you made the connection, i have an almost identical connection this coming Sunday - thanks


  • Minimum Connection Time
    Jun 28, 2014
    What is minimum connection time at LAX going from Southwest terminal to American terminal, assuming no checked bags and domestic only.


    You arrive at Terminal 1 & depart from Terminal 4. Your only option, other than taking a taxi, is to 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 T2,T3, TBIT, & T4 - 4 stops taking 10 mins. HOWEVER, you need to go through security check at T4 (with gates 42-49) before proceeding to your connecting gate.


  • Connection between Alaska (Terminal 6) and Southwest
    Jun 25, 2014
    I am arriving on an International Alaska Airlines flight that arrives at 6:05 and connecting to a Southwest Airlines flight that leaves at 9:10. Will I have enough time to make it through immigration and customs, walk from terminal 6 to terminal 1, check my bag at Southwest and make it through security in time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will be out of customs by about 6:45 and should be at T1 by 7 or 7:15, leaving you plenty of time.


  • Can we make our connection?
    Jun 25, 2014
    We are US citizens arriving LAX at 12:30 PM from Fiji on Friday Oct 31 2014. We Have a flight on Southwest which leaves at 3PM but we have to collect our bags and check back through with Southwest. do we have enough time to make this flight?


    Yes, if your flight from Fiji is on-time you should be OK. You will have to bring your bags with you to T1 to check with Southwest. Also try to check-in for your southwest flight online before you leave Fiji.


  • Arriving and departing Terminal 2 but on different airlines
    Jun 25, 2014
    Hi everyone, we arrive from Cancun to LAX Terminal 2 with Virgin America at 8.10pm. We then have another flight at 10.30pm with Air NZ to Australia also at Terminal 2. As these are not connecting flights as such (ie. different airlines and tickets booked seperately) we know we will have to clear customs and security first before checking in our bags again but are unsure where to go exactly for this. Is it true that there a check-in/security processing area above Terminal 2 for Air NZ?


    Yes, that is the same terminal. However, you need to be checked in for your NZ flight 2 hours before the flight. I think it will be very difficult for you to be out of customs and to the ANZ check-in counter by 8:30.


    Thanks for your reply. We have already spoken with somebody regarding the tight time schedule and we will certainly be cutting it very fine but hoping to be ok. Do you know if it is correct that we are to go to the ANZ check-in/security processing directly upstairs above terminal 2?


    It's not really "above" Terminal 2, it's on the departure level of Terminal 2, above where you will come out from customs.


  • terminal 8 to tbit
    Jun 24, 2014
    flying from Vancouver with air Canada arriving at terminal 8, then need to get to TBIT for a connecting flight to Fiji with Fiji airways air pacific . what is the easiest way to get from terminal 8 to TBIT, and will I have to re check baggage and go threw security and customs once arriving in LAx , all flights were purchased togeather thanks


    Air Canada does not use Terminal 8. Air Canada uses Terminal 2. Terminal 8 is used by United and United Express. The easiest way to get from either T8 or T2 to the TBIT is to walk along the curbfront. Air Canada and Air Pacific do have an interline baggage agreement, so your baggage will be transferred. You will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver. In LAX you will have to go to the TBIT, get your Fiji Airways boarding pass, and go through security.


    United and Fiji AIrways also have an interline agreement in case your YVR-LAX flight is operated by United/United Express.


    thanks for the info, the booking confirmation says my flight number is air Canada but is operated by united airways and says terminal 8 so im not sure. im just assuming I will arrive at terminal 8. would it be quicker to walk from either Terminal to tbit or catch the transfer bus


    Yes, if it's operated by United then you will check-in with United in Vancouver and arrive in Terminal 8. It's usually fastest to walk unless you're a very slow walker as curbfront vehicle traffic at LAX is horrible, meaning the bus moves very slowly.


    thanks, my layover time at lax is 2 hours 17 mins, hopefully that is enough time to get from T8 to tbit and threw security get to my gate


  • walking between terminals
    Jun 19, 2014
    I need to get from T2 to T7. Can I walk along West Way or East Way or through Parking buildings 1 & 9. Are these routes faster than walking around the terminal?


  • LAX to SMF
    Jun 18, 2014
    Hi, I am traveling with a 1 yr. old baby arriving in LAX at 14:10 via Etihad and catching another flight to SMF via American Airlines at 16:50. Will 2.5 hours enough for us to get into our connecting flight? Pls. advise. Thanks.


  • Can I make T3 Arriving 10:30pm Leaving TBIT 11:30pm?
    Jun 16, 2014
    I'm a Canadian and have an hour to get from a flight from Detroit on Spirit (Terminal T3) to a flight on Korean Air to Seoul (TBIT Terminal). Can I make it? What if I don't have any checked luggage? How long does it usually take to get through security at TBIT?


  • LAX SW to Delta connection
    Jun 14, 2014
    Arrive SW T1 at noon depart Delta T5 2:20. Checked bags and two kids. So about two hours to retrieve bags, change terminals, check bags, and get thru security. Are we crazy?


  • Enuf time to get from T4 Arriving 6:05 AM Leaving 7:35 AM T 1
    Jun 20, 2014
    Is there enough time to get from Term 4 Arriving 6:05 AM Leaving 7:35 AM Term 1. Thx very much.


    You do not arrive at the "S Terminal". You will arrive at one of the numerous domestic concourses. To get to an international flight you just have to take the Plane Train, which runs inside security, from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse. 58 mins should be plenty of time if your first flight is on-time.


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