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  • Connecting flight from Baltimore to LA to India
    May 23, 2015
    Hi, I am taking a SouthWest flight from Baltimore to LA, arriving at 12:05 PM. (probably at Terminal 5-7) I have to board an Etihad Airways flight which departs at 4:45 PM from Terminal B. I will have 4 pieces of baggage. What is the best option to travel to terminal B? Is this sufficient time? Will I have to go through customs at LAX?


    Southwest flights into LA use Terminal 1. The best way to get from Terminal 1 to the international terminal is to walk. It takes maybe 15 minutes. You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. You will have to transfer your bags yourself to the international Terminal. You should have plenty of time.


    Your Etihad flight will be flying back over Baltimore to get to Abu Dhabi. Someone seems to have messed up your booking!


    Thanks Steve. I know! My company's travel agent booked a non re-routable flight. I was working in LA in Feb and moved to Baltimore later. Now I will have to travel back cause Etihad airways seems to have this stupid fare rules.


    Thanks! Now I will be travelling by United which will land at Terminal 7. I will have a lot of time to kill at LAX now :( Any idea if there are shops at LAX from where I can buy chocolates in bulk?


  • connecting flight after COPA arrival from Panama City ?
    May 20, 2015
    Our flight is scheduled to arrive @ 4:48 PM from Panama City (COPA) and the connecting flight is now departing @ 7:37 PM (was originally 8:46 PM but United moved the flight up by an hour +). Does this allow enough time to clear customs and get to departure gate?


    That should still be plenty of time.


  • Air Canada Flight
    May 20, 2015
    Flying from OGG to LAX, landing in Terminal 7 at 7:57pm with Air Canada (Operated by United Airlines). Connection flight to Toronto leaves Terminal 2 at 10:10pm with Air Canada. Is this enough time? Also will we have to collect our bags at LAX, or when we land in Toronto? we have another connecting flight to Winnipeg with a 2hr layover in Toronto.


    Your baggage will be transferred for you. All you have to do is walk or take the shuttle from T7 to T2 and go through security. You have plenty of time.


    thank you for your response! this is only my 3rd time flying, and my first by myself, especially with so many connecting flights. i feel a lot less nervous now.


  • Southwest to Allegiant
    May 20, 2015
    Hi! I'm scheduled to land in LAX at 10:15AM with Southwest. My departing flight to Honolulu is at 11:10AM with Allegiant. I understand I will have to go from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3. I will have a carry-on bag only. Will 50 minutes be enough time pending the Southwest flight is on time from Denver. I'm not sure how busy LAX gets over the Memorial Day weekend, but the flights are booked for Saturday, May 23. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


    If you check-in online for your allegiant flight and your Southwest flight is on-time, and you run, you have a chance of making it. I would have not booked this.


  • Southwest/Delta + Japan
    May 19, 2015
    I will be doing a roundtrip from MCI to NRT. I will purchase Southwest tickets for domestic travel to/from LAX, then Delta tickets for the LAX/NRT travel. How much time (I'm a slow mover btw!) do I need to handle customs, terminal changes, re-checking bags, and re-entering security at LAX? What's the walking path for the LAX terminals I can do?


    On your way to NRT I would want 2 hours. There is no US Customs upon departing the US. This would be the bare minimum. Southwest arrives in Terminal 1 and Delta departs from Terminal 5. There is no direct route between them, you can walk across the parking garages or take a slow shuttle bus on the lower level. You will have to transfer your bags yourself. On the way back I would want at least 3 hours, preferably a bit more.


    Also, why are you so dead-set on this particular routing? there would be many other routings that would be both easier and more efficient between Kansas City and Tokyo.


    The points I have with Southwest gives me enough to travel to/from LAX for free, and LAX has cheap flights to/from Tokyo. This was the best option I found, unless there is a different combination I can use. that you know of. Thank you for the routing and timing help.


    OK, makes sense. Seattle also has cheap flights to Tokyo but the Southwest flight there from KC arrives far too late to connect to any of the Tokyo flights. It's fine going through LAX, just be sure to leave plenty of time to make the connections.


  • LAX terminal B to 4 connection
    May 19, 2015
    Hi, I am arriving on US air from London to LAX arriving at 1535, with a connection at 1715 to RNO. this is all on a AA/US codeshare ticket... i am assuming this will be fine as its one ticket, can anyone help? terminal B to 4. Thanks


    This is a fairly difficult but doable connection. If your flight from London is operated by British Airways it will arrive in the International Terminal, if it is operated by american it will arrive in Terminal 4. You will then go through security, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Then if you arrived in the International Terminal, walk to terminal 4 (it's a short walk). Then, go through security. Your flight to Reno will depart from the American Eagle satellite terminal, you will have to take a shuttle bus to get there. The shuttle bus is after you go through security in Terminal 4.


    Thank you. Do you know how long the shuttle takes to the satellite terminal?


    About 10-15 minutes.


  • LAV to LAX and LAX to SYD connecting time 48 mins
    May 18, 2015
    Hi I am travelling from LAV to LAX and LAX to SYD. I only have 48 mins for the connecting flights at LAX to Sydney. Both flights are booked with united airlines and both departure and arrival is on Terminal 7. I believe my luggage will be checked in at LAV, Do I have enough time?


    There is no such airport code as "LAV" Are you coming from Las Vegas? That's LAS. Yes, you should have enough time if your first flight is on-time. All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you very much for your kind response. Yes, I mean from Las Vegas, sorry for the wrong code.


  • Enough time between flights
    May 16, 2015
    I arrive from Auckland at Terminal 2 on Air NZ at 7:15am and depart on Delta to Puerto Vallarta at Terminal 5 at 10:20am . Will this be enough time with bags not checked through ?


    That would be barely enough time. You will have to run across the airport to Terminal 5 to get your bags checked in time.


  • domestic to International both Delta BOS to LAX and LAX to SYdney
    May 15, 2015
    I have flight from BOS to LAX and LAX to SYdney , both are Delta , i have 40 mins of layover, i hope my bags r taken care by delta, does 40 mins is enough for me to to get international flight?


    All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your flight from BOS is on-time.


  • Getting from T5 to T3
    May 15, 2015
    Virgin Australia have advised that Delta have changed my flight to lax leaving me 1 hr and 20 minutes connecting time. Is this possible?


    If your Delta flight is domestic, that is possible. Also be aware that Virgin Australia flights leave from the International Terminal, even though their check-in counters are in Terminal 3. If you have your Virgin Australia boarding pass you can proceed directly to the security checkpoint in the International Terminal.


    Many thanks, yes the Delta flight is domestic


  • Enough time I hope!
    May 15, 2015
    Arriving on Air Tahiti from Papette. Have 2 hours and 20 minutes to catch Southwest flight to Houston, TX. Will this be enough time?


    It's possible but difficult. You will have to run with your baggage from the International Terminal to T1 after arriving. Once clearing customs follow the signs for passengers ending their journey in LA, not connecting passengers, then exit the International Terminal and move as quickly as you can to the left (against the flow of vehicle traffic) until you reach T1. Check in online for your Southwest flight if you can before you leave Tahiti.


  • Enough time
    May 21, 2015
    Hi, I have a flight arriving from Australia to LAX terminal 5 at 8am. Then a connecting flight to NY at 9.10am, also in terminal 5 though. Will this be enough time to clear customs etc? All tickets were purchased at the same time through travel agent (Delta). I questioned the short time and the travel agent said that this was a legal connection and was allowed to be booked. Can you please advise?


    That will be very difficult. It's possible, but again, very difficult. It depends on your flight from Australia arriving on-time, preferrably early, and there being no delays in immigration.


    Delta will move you to a later flight if necessary. It is a common occurence


  • domestic to international
    May 13, 2015
    I am flying from Newark to lAX then connecting to a flight to New Zealand. I have a 50 minute time between flights. Is this enough time?


    That will be very difficult if not impossible. What airlines are you flying? Were tickets purchased together or separately?


  • International to domestic - how much time needed?
    May 12, 2015
    We fly in at 1830 via Norwegian Air and are booking domestic flight to SFO how much time is needed? Is the SW Air, Virgin or Alaska easier/quicker to get to from international? Thanks!


    You need to leave at least 3 hours between flights since you will have to transfer your bags yourself. You could get away with 2 hours if you aren't checking a bag. VIrgin and Alaska are closer to the International Terminal than Southwest.


  • Flight change leaves one hour for terminal change
    May 12, 2015
    We are scheduled to arrive in lax at 1155 in terminal 1 (southwest) and need to be on a flight to Thailand in the international terminal which leaves at 1250. Is this too risky? What if we changed our flight to arrive in la at 1115?


    Yes, that is impossible. Even the 11:15 would be very difficult, bordering on impossible.


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