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  • 12 hr stop over
    Mar 12, 2013
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    I have a 12hr stop over in LA and then connecting on a flight to London. Will I be able to re-check my bags for the connecting flight as soon as I get to LAX (12 hrs before the flight)?

     

    You should be able to (unless perhaps someone from that airline has to be there and nobody is yet because their only flights are late in the day). If you're on American or United it should be fine, with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic it might be an issue. So, it depends what airline you're on and how much before their first flight you're coming in.

     

    Thanks! We're getting to LA on American and connecting to a BA flight so we will see.

     

  • American Domestic to Qantas -Australia
    Mar 11, 2013
    1
    Arriving on a domestice flight from MCO to LAX and then connecting on Qantas to Australia. I'm seeing that American and Qantas are in the same terminal so will I have to go through screening again or am I set unless I venture into another terminal?

     

    Yes, if both of your flights are in the same terminal then you don't need to go through security again on your way there.

     

  • Clearing security
    Mar 9, 2013
    1
    Our Brisbane flight is due to arrive at LAX at 6,40am. We want to connect on to a Portland flight that leaves at 8.35am. Does that leave enough time to clear customs and immigration and get to Terminal 6 (Alaskan Airlines)? We haven't had our photo's or fingerprints recorded before.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • TSA Pre-Check
    Mar 8, 2013
    0
    Is TSA precheck available at any of the United Terminals? I am flying out of T7 after transferring over from T2.

     

  • T2 to T7
    Mar 8, 2013
    1
    Calgary to LAX on Air Canada. Transferring from T2 to United Airlines commuter flight in T7. Easiest transfer? I should have 2 hours. Do i have to go out of security?

     

    Yes, you will have to leave security. You can take the shuttle that operates on the lower level or walk, either way it's a long transfer, but you have enough time.

     

  • international arrival with baggage
    Mar 7, 2013
    1
    Arriving on Korean Air at TBIT. This is Delta code share flight with a connection at Terminal 5. Will have to claim my baggage and check it in at 5 or will the bags be transferred to the connecting flight? Also, as I have 2 large suitcases is there porters available for assistance?

     

    You will claim your baggage in Immigration and then you can re-check them with Delta in the TBIT once you clear customs. You'll then just walk yourself and your carry-ons to T5 and go back through security.

     

  • Need to go from T7 to T2
    Mar 7, 2013
    0
    Need to go from T7 to T2 and have about two hours. It is a little hard for me to walk quickly because of recent surgery. What do you suggest I do to make my flight to China? What do I do to go through Security again? I will have carryon bags.

     

  • help
    Mar 5, 2013
    1
    If arriving at LAX on united from Sydney and changing flights to fly on to New york do I need to go through the Security area after going through customs I fly into terminal 6 and fly out of 7 and is there a quick way off getting to terminal 7

     

    Yes, all international arrivals have to go through security after clearing immigration. Terminals 6 and 7 are connected. You just have to go up to the departure level and walk over.

     

  • Terminal 8 to terminal 4
    Mar 5, 2013
    1
    We are flying in to terminal 8 on united express & land at 8:45am, we have to go to American terminal 4 for a 11am flight. Will we need to get our checked baggage & go through security? Will we have enough time to catch our flight?

     

    If your tickets were bought on the same reservation, then United will be able to check your bags through to American. However if they were not you will have to claim them, take them to T4 and re-check them. Regardless, you will have to walk or take the shuttle to T4 and then go through security. You have enough time.

     

  • Domestic airline transfer at LAX
    Mar 3, 2013
    1
    I want to move from AA to Alaskan in my domestic trip to San Jose CA. We land at 9 and leave at 9:50pm. Will I have time to switch from terminal 6 to terminal 4? Can I by pass another trip through securtiy?

     

    On arrival at LAX, at T6, go down to the ground level, take the escalator down to the tunnel to T5, take escalator up and exit T5, then walk over to the left to T4, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. (the bus runs the opposite way, taking longer). I suggest you open www.ifly.com/lax then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • tahiti
    Mar 2, 2013
    1
    is it hard to get from terminal 7 to international?

     

    On arrival at LAX, at T7, 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 after T7 will be T8, then over to T1, T2, T3 and TBIT (the international terminal) - 5 stops or about 12 mins. At TBIT you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate.

     

  • 2 hour connection with terminal change
    Mar 1, 2013
    2
    We are flying in from Calgary to LAX and need to change terminals to connect to our flight to hawaii with a 2 hour layover. Is that enough time? We clear customs in Calgary prior to landing at LAX so will we need to go through customs again and get our bags?

     

    No you will not need to clear customs in LAX. 2 Hours should be enough time for most connections if you're Calgary flight is on time.

     

    You have plenty of time. However, if you need to transfer from one Terminal to another (LAX has 9 terminals), I suggest you open www.ifly.com/lax,then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • Changing Terminal from T6 to T7
    Feb 26, 2013
    3
    Hi I hope somebody can help me...This is my first time to travel to the US enroute to Albany, NY. I will be flying in from New Zealand via United Airlines and will arrive at Terminal 6 at 10.10am on 5 April and my connecting flight to Chicago O'Hare is from Terminal 7 at 11.45am.. Do I have enough time to go through all the procedures?... Also, if somebody is familiar and can give me a run through of how and where I should go to upon arrival at the terminal so I can figure out where I will be heading to for the procedures, will be much appreciated. Thank you very much for helping out... Cheers

     

    1. I suppose you have booked your flight with United, which uses Terminal 6 at LAX.On arrival at LAX you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bags; thereafter go back to the departures level, go through security check and on to your gate. No time to waste! T7 has gates 70-77. On arrival at ORD, United uses domestic Terminal 1 (B gates B1-22,C gates C1-332) or Terminal 2 (E gates E1A-15; F1-14). If you need to transfer between T1 & T2 at ORD (O'Hare), you can connect in the secured area without going through security check. For more information I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    1. I suppose you have booked your flight with United, which uses Terminal 6 at LAX.On arrival at LAX you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bags; thereafter go back to the departures level, go through security check and on to your gate. No time to waste! T7 has gates 70-77. On arrival at ORD, United uses domestic Terminal 1 (B gates B1-22,C gates C1-332) or Terminal 2 (E gates E1A-15; F1-14). If you need to transfer between T1 & T2 at ORD (O'Hare), you can connect in the secured area without going through security check. For more information I suggest you open www.ifly.com/lax or www.ifly.com/ord, then click on 'Terminal Map'under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text. On arrival at ALB you need to pick up your bags.

     

    Hi tufeb 13 Thank you so much for the reply... Cheers

     

  • 30 Min Layover in 7
    Feb 24, 2013
    1
    We're flying from Hawaii to Chicago with only 30 minutes at LAX. We're flying into 7 and out of 7 so it should be simple enough but we've never been to LAX. Will that be enough time and do we have to deal with any security procedures or anything like that to slow us down? We shouldn't have to transfer bags since they're both United flights, but any advice would be great.

     

    On arrival at LAX, at Terminal 7, which has gates 70A-71B, 72 & 73 & 74A-77B - just follow signs - you have enough time.

     

  • 90 minute connection
    Feb 22, 2013
    1
    My wife and I just received our tickets from our travel agent and I need to know if we can make my connection. I am arriving at TBIT on Air Tahiti at 10:25AM. I leave from Terminal 2 on Air Canada at 12:00 Noon! I called the airline and my luggage is definitevely NOT checked through so have to pickup and recheck at AC counter in addition to security screening. I have a NEXUS card so I can use a Global Entry kiosk instead of the regular line up at immigration, it would be my first time using one in the USA though so I do not know if it takes two minutes like in Canada instead of 30-60 minutes in the regular line up. The only place I might have to wait too long is baggage claim. Does anyone have any idea how long I would have to wait for my luggage pickup after going through the fast Global Entry immigration? Does anyone know if is possible to have luggage gate checked with Air Tahiti so we do not have to wait at the pickup belt? Thanks to all. This comment was moved from General to Terminal Connections.

     

    I cannot see that you could make the transfer at LAX in 90 mins. As an international arrival at the US, you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through security check & take them to your connecting terminal. You need to count on at least 35-50 mins for arrivals procedure; thereafter you need to exit the large terminal with your bags in tow, and proceed to Terminal 2, where you need to go to the departures level to check in your bag with Air Canada, before you go through security check and on to your connecting gate. Another problem is the time to get to T2: Bradley Terminal is in the center of a u-shaped terminal arrangement, your T2 is at the left side, center, while traffic flows the opposite way: You may take a taxi, or 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. Starting from TBIT, the next stops are at Terminals T4 –T8, around the bend to T1, T2 - 7 stops or 18 mins. Or you can walk to T2 taking about 10 minutes.

     





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