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  • T5 to TB
    Oct 5, 2012
    I am arriving at T5 on a domestic flight at 930 PM and leave from TBIT at 1130 PM. No checked bags. Is this enough time? What is the minimum transfer time?


    As you have no bags to deal with, you have plenty of time for transfer at LAX: I suggest you walk: exit T5, walk over past T4, around the corner to TBIT, go through security and on to your connecting gate. (The LAX blue bus on the isle across from each terminal runs every 12-15 mins, but goes the other way around, making seven stops at each terminal to TBIT - another 18 mins or so).


  • connecting flight
    Oct 4, 2012
    how much time will it take me from international airport to terminal 5?


    At LAX, arriving at the Bradley (TBIT) terminal and exiting it, you have two choices to get to T5: Either walk (to the right) around the bend passing T4 to T5 - taking about 10 mins; or using the shuttle bus route A on lower arrivals level island, which runs about every 15-20 mins and would take about 5 mins. In both instances you need to go through security check at T5 before moving on to your gate. (T5 has gatess 50-69).


  • Delta term 5 to American Eagle term 4
    Oct 4, 2012
    There was a shuttle inside security when Delta had a codeshare with AE. It may have stopped. Do I have to exit security on 5 and go thru it again on 4?


    At LAX Terminals 4 and 5 are not connected. You need to exit T5, walk over to T4 & then go through security check at T5. If you have checked bags, make sure Delta transfers bags to AE, if not you need to claim your bag at T5 and check it in with AE at T4, before proceeding to your gate.


  • connect to TB from terminal 5
    Oct 3, 2012
    I am arrving via Delta at Terminal 5, then retrieve my baggae and proceed to tom Bradly termunal for my international flight and check in at Philippine airlines. How do I get to TB after getting my baggages? Thank you.


    On arrival at LAX Airport at T5 you have two options: (a) exit T5 and walk to the left to T4, walk around the curve to Bradly - 10 mins.; (b) 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. Your the next stops are T6 to T8, around the bend to T1 to T3 and around the curve to Bradley - 7 stops or 18 mins. In either case count in the extra time for baggage checkin, security check & gate connection. At Bradley, past ticket counters A to F are the escalators (at A & F) leading to the TSA Screening, and past that you have in the center bus gates 107-112 and bus gates 113-118, as well as Gates 101-108 to the left, and gates 119 -123 to the right. Look at overhead screens to find your connecting gate number.


    I willchoose to walk because I have two pcs of baggages to check in.Thank you so much for your reply. At least I will know what to do.


  • Short layover/checked luggage
    Oct 3, 2012
    I am flying IAD to LAX next week on UAL 731 (777 aircraft) and then departing LAX to San Luis Obispo 46 mins later. According to my research I will most likely be arriving at gate 74 and departing from 71. Should I be concerned about my checked luggage getting on my flight to SBP? I'm elite status on UAL but with such a short layover I worry my bag won't get transferred in time. Thanks!


    You won't have to worry about baggage transfer if your flights are via United /United Express. However, keep in mind that United uses T6 (gates 60-77)& T7 (gates 70-77), and United Express uses gates 80-88. If you need to transfer from T to T, keep in mind that T6 & T7 are connected by a tunnel, and T8 has a short walkway to T7. Transfer would also involve going through security check before proceeding to gate. You would have to hurry. Do scan the overhead screens on arrival for your departing gate!


  • arrival and departure
    Oct 3, 2012
    We are arriving at terminal 4 and departing at terminal 4. How do we get from the arrival area to departure area?


    When arriving at LAX, Terminal 4, look at overhead screens for your connecting flight number and gate. Terminal 4 has gates 41-49. Follow signs to your connecting gate.


  • Can I make TBIT to Terminal 4 in 2 hrs?
    Oct 1, 2012
    My trip is Sydney-Los Angeles-Orlando...arriving on Qantas to TBIT (Terminal B), then have only 2 hrs before I have to leave from Terminal 4 on American for Florida. Will I get my checked bag and go thru Customs then check it in again? How do I get from TBIT to Customs to Terminal 4? The 12-15 min for shuttle bus I'm reading about seems like a long time, better to walk/run? Would like to know if this is a nail-chewing, hectic deal time-wise or no biggie. Thank you experienced travelers!


    1. You need to contact Qantas to make sure they transfer your bags at LAX to your connecting American Airlines flight - if not you need to take your bag to Terminal 4 and re-check it in with AA. 2. Qantas is listed as being in Terminals 4 (gates 42-49) and the International Bradley terminal ("TBIT" or TB" - gates 107-123) - you ticket should indicate terminal/ gate. If arriving at T4, Qantas bus will shuttle you to TBIT for Customs procedure. 3. When exiting T4, TBIT is to your left around the bend, a 5-minute walk (the bus goes the other way (TBIT to T4-T8 over to T1-T3, back to TBIT). Whether you need to re-check-in your bag at T4 or go straight on through security and on to your gate - you have enough time.


  • flight connection at LAX
    Sep 22, 2012
    I only have a one hour layover between flights from SLC and to Sydney. The SLC flight normally comes into Terminal 5 and the flight to Sydney takes off from Gate 53. I can't seem to locate Gate 53. Does anyone know if I should be able to make the conncection on time?? Thanks!!


    At LAX Airport, Terminal 5 with gates 50-69 serves Delta and Virgin Australia - all you need to do is switch over to your connecting gate 53.


  • Connections
    Sep 20, 2012
    How do I get from Terminal #5 to Terminal #6. Walk Rail ?? Run? LOL


    On arrival at T5, go down to the ground /arrivals level, then take the escalator down to the tunnel connecting to Terminal 6, up the elevator and on to security check and to your T6 gate!


  • security at t7
    Sep 18, 2012
    I hope someone can help me here ,I will be arriving from Auckland to LAX in October,Now I understand that I have to clear customs and irrigation and thats all good,but what I want to know is how is security at Terminal 7? I wish to avoid the Nude O Scopes and only proceed through the metal detectors,does anyone have any recent first hand experience that they can pass on to me that would be fantastic, have never flown into LA so the more info I have the better Cheers


    I would not worry too much about the 'Nood O Scopes' - they have made improvements where body parts are no longer 'detailed'. However, you quote Terminal 7 (one of nine terminals at LAX) - this must be your connecting terminal, as it only serves domestic flights of Great Lakes & United Airlines. Do open & open "Terminal Map", then scroll down to the detailed text which should give you a good idea as to 'irrigation' (immigration) procedures and transfer options. Note: Qantas uses T5 & TBIT; Air NZ T2; Cathey Pacific TBIT - Cheers!


  • honolulu to london
    Sep 15, 2012
    we have 95 mins gap between arrival at LAX from HNL into Terminal 2 (Hawaiin Airlines) and connecting flight from Terminal B to LHR (British Arways). We are a family of 5 and I have been told subsequently that it is tight - we cammot change our tickets. As we are British will it take longer to connect? Will we make it? How much time could we save if we only have carry ons? Why do we have to collect our bags in between flights? I am panicking even though the flight is not until next July. Please help.


    Since you are considered a domestic arrival at LAX (only on your return from UK you will be an international arrival & need to go through customs procedure) you can immediately head to the Terminal 2 exit 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 T3, and around the corner to TB (by that time the new Bradley terminal (TB or TBIT) should be completed, being built behind the present one). You simply enter TB and pass security check and you are on to your gate. As to baggage: You need to find out if Hawaiian is transferring your checked bags to British airlines; also check their 'baggage' or 'luggage' listing for their pricing of each bag (which constantly changes). Review their freight rules and charges for comparison. As a general rule, airlines charge a set amount for each of the first 2 bags, not over 50 lbs, with higher charges for each following bag. Note that if Hawaiian does not forward bags to British airlines, you would need to take along your bags and re-check them in at TB. Even with that scenario, you should be able to make your connection on time.


  • Connections
    Sep 10, 2012
    Do I have to go through TSA security between Terminal 6 and Terminal 7?


    When arriving at Terminal 6, head for the baggage / arrivals level, then take the escalator down to the tunnel connecting Terminals 6 & 7; there, go up the escalator, go through security check and on to your connecting gate.


  • lax connection time
    Sep 9, 2012
    can someone tell me approx how long it take to go from gate 71A to gate 63 at LAX?


  • United/Jet Blue terminals
    Sep 9, 2012
    I'm arrving at United terminal and have to meet friends at the Jet Blue terminal - easiest way to get there - i have trouble walking


    On arrival at LAX with United (which uses Terminals 6, 7 & 8) you need to exit your terminal and catch 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. It stops at Terminals 6, 7 & 8, then goes around the bend to Terminals 1, 2 & 3 in that order, taking 25-30 mins. If you need wheelchair assistance you should request the same at least 24 hrs prior to departure from your airline or when making reservations. If that is too late, advise your flight attendant of your need. At Terminal 3 (Jet Blue) approach any airline or airport representative to arrange getting you to the gate.


  • 45 min to connect both on Term 5
    Sep 7, 2012
    45 min layover between Delta flight 2168 to Delta flight 1735. They both are in Terminal 5. Can a person make the flight and how far away is it?


    On arrival at LAX Airport look at overhead screens to find your connecting gate, then walk towards it. T5 has gates 51-59.


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