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  • clearing US customs and imigration
    Jul 26, 2016
    arriving from cancun into US with my brother he is US citizen I am Canadian will we be able to go through together or do we have to go through separately in different lines


    Yes, Canadian citizens have the same immigration privileges at US Immigration as Americans (they can use the APC kiosks)


  • connecting flight
    Jul 26, 2016
    flying in cancun to LAX then Phoenix have 2.5 hr layover is that enough time and will I have to go through security again to get connector flight? flying united on both flights and is there a drop off in terminal B for checked baggage?


    Yes, you will have to go through Security again. You will not arrive in the International Terminal, you will arrive in Terminal 7. You have enough time. Yes, you can drop your bags right after clearing customs.


    on my itinerary it says arrive terminal B and depart terminal 7. so i'm a little bit confused by the comment I will be arriving at terminal 7. Don't all incoming international flights come through terminal B? As I said I will have checked bag so if I drop it off just outside of US customs can I not stay within the security zone to get to terminal 7 via overpass to terminal 4 and then on to terminal 7 as i seemed to read in other posts


    No, not all flights from outside the US come into terminal B. You are outside the secure zone when you clear customs. You have to go back through security to get to your departure gate. This is true of everyone entering the US who has a connecting flight at every airport in the US.


  • Connection International to Terminal 7/8
    Jul 26, 2016
    I arrive 31. Juli with LH Business Class flight LH 450 from FRA 02:05PM to LAX 04:40PM and my connecting flight is First -Class UA 5247 departure LAX 07:00PM to BOI (SkyWest Airlines). Any hints to manage this? - Txs in advance...


    That is plenty of time. You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go outside and walk or take the shuttle to Terminal 7 and go through security - since you are flying First class on United you can use the Premier Access security line.


  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 2
    Jul 25, 2016
    Can I walk to terminal 1 to terminal 2 without having to go through security?


    No, you cannot. Terminals 1 and 2 are not connected to any other terminals inside security.


  • terminal 7 to 2
    Jul 25, 2016
    landing at terminal 7 with united and departing with united for toronto at terminal 2...only have 1 hr 20 mins that enough time and do i have to go through security again


    Your flight to Toronto will be operated by Air Canada. Yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 2. The fastest way is to walk straight across the parking garages from T7 to T2. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Terminal 4 to 7- 1 hour 12mins
    Jul 25, 2016
    Can I avoid security and also make it to the terminal and gate in 1 hour ?


    Yes, if you don't have checked bags it is possible to go from T4 to T7 inside security. To do so you have to take the tunnel from T4 through T5 to T6 then walk to the base of T6 and walk to T7. Doing that takes maybe 15-20 minutes, so you don't have much time to spare. If you have checked bags you can't make this.


  • Transfer from terminal one to terminal 7
    Jul 24, 2016
    I am arriving on Southwest from Liberia, Costa Rica to LAX on a Saturday and wondered how long it will take to go through customs and transfer to terminal 7 for a domestic United flight. I have 2.5 hours between my flights and I am not checking luggage. Is this enough time?


    You will arrive in Terminal 2 where you will go through US Immigration and Customs. Once you clear customs, just walk straight across the parking garages to Terminal 7 and go through security. You should have enough time. Check in for your United flight online before you leave Costa Rica if you can.


  • Terminal 7/8 to TBIT
    Jul 24, 2016
    Hi, I have a United flight arriving at LAX at 7.25pm and an Air New Zealand flight from TBIT departing at 10.30pm. I am checking baggage (needs to be checked by 9pm). Is this enough time to make the transfer and what is the easiest way?


    (We will have to recheck our baggage with Air New Zealand)


    I should also add the United flight is domestic.


    If both tickets are on the same reservation then you don't have to do anything with your bags in LAX. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which you can now do without leaving security by going through Terminals 6, 5, and 4 and the new connector building.


    Thank you, they aren't on the same reservation though


    Then you should still have just enough time. But you will have to claim your bags in T7, walk to the TBIT, check your bags with ANZ, and go through security.


  • LAX to AKL
    Jul 24, 2016
    Can I make a connection from a United flight at 10:30 a.m. flying out to Auckland at 12:40 pm? I know I have to get my bags, go thru customs and get to the international terminal


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You should have enough time.


  • LAX (Delta) to (KLM) international flight - 1 hr 35 min layover
    Jul 24, 2016
    If everything goes okay, my flight should arrive from SLC to LAX at 12:10 PM in September, with a KLM flight leaving at 1:45 PM. I think Delta is in Terminal 5/6 and KLM is in Terminal B. Will a 1 hr 35 minute layover be enough time to make it? I have never been to LAX/Tom Bradley International Airport, and am worried about timing. I will not have checked luggage, just carry on.


    Yes, that is enough time. You can now walk directly from your arrival gate in T5 or T6 through a tunnel to T4 and then in a new walkway from T4 to the International Terminal, so you won't have to go through security again in LAX.


    ZAP, thank you so much! This is very reassuring and I appreciate it.


  • Alaska Air connection to Air Tahiti Nui
    Jul 24, 2016
    Booked on Alaska Air arriving Term 6 (separate tickets) scheduled arrival 11:55am connect to TBIT for Air Tahiti Nui flight departing 4:40pm. Check in desk closes an hour prior to departure for AT. Question, will we have to collect our bags if we check them with Alaska? and, do we need to go outside to get to TBIT and go thru security again? TIA


    Yes, you will have to collect your bags in T6, take them to the International Terminal, re-check them with Air Tahiti Nui, and go through security. You should have plenty of time.


    Thank you. I thought so but always nice to confirm!


    Will we be able to use the new T4 connector to TBIT? TIA


    No, because you will have to claim your bags and re-check them, you will be outside security and the connector runs inside security.


  • 2 hour connection
    Jul 22, 2016
    Hi.Is two hours enough time to change flights at LAX international arriving from Sydney and leaving to London?


    What airlines are you flying? Are the tickets on two separate reservations or one reservation?


  • transfer QF12 TBIT to United UA1693 term 7
    Jul 24, 2016
    We are arriving on a domestic flight operated by QANTAS and need to transfer to a United flight. Tickets are not linked and we have checked luggage. What is the process of picking up bags and then checking in on United and have I allowed enough time.


    So you have a stopover and are going to Vegas on your stopover? Because you aren't allowed to fly just JFK-LAX on QF12 unless you're connecting to another Qantas flight to Australia.


    We had a stopover yes. We were 2.5 hours late and missed United flight and hired a car to drive to Vegas. Not the late night we wanted in Vegas. United were ok and allowed us to forgo outward flight but maintain return flight to LAX. No flights available for 24 hours. Thanks for assistance. FYI we collected bags domestically and then walked to term 7. Qantas rep walked us to special area.


    Thanks for the info, virtually nobody does a stopover after arriving from JFK on QF12 so I didn't know where you would get your bags as there is no regular Domestic baggage claim in the TBIT. I searched rather thoroughly and nobody had ever asked about collecting bags after arriving from JFK on QF12 anywhere on the internet that I could find.


  • International Connection in the same terminal
    Jul 21, 2016
    I am arriving in Avianca from south america Monday 8:30pm. I believe that is terminal 2. I am connecting with Westjet to canada Tuesday 8:45am. Also terminal 2. I know i have to clear immigrations on my arrival and claim my bags, but can i stay in the terminal/go back in through security right away? Or do i have to book a hotel overnight?


    You won't be able to go through security with a boarding pass departing LAX the next day, nor will Westjet take your bags until the next morning.


  • Is 4hrs 50min enough time to transfer week before Xmas
    Jul 21, 2016
    I am travelling from Sydney to LAX a week before Xmas. We arrive into LAX with Qantas at 9am and depart again with WestJet from Terminal 2 at 1:50pm. We cannot check our luggage all the way through as they are separate tickets. Is this timeframe feesible and are there any tips for ensuring we meet this timeframe (assuming we need to retrieve luggage, exit customs then recheck in again)?


    Yes, that is enough time. Yes, you will have to bring your bags with you to T2 to re-check with Westjet then go through security. It's fastest to just walk from the TBIT to T2.


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