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  • What's the process?
    Dec 30, 2012
    2
    My girlfriend is flying in to LAX TBIT on Qantas, then has to get to Terminal 7 for a United connection to Chicago, then on to Buffalo. Her layover in LAX is 3.5 hrs if her flight is on time. As far as I've been able to find out, she'll first have to go through customs in TBIT, and then pick up her luggage. (Does anyone know if Qantas transfers bags to United? Or where I could find that info?) Then she can either walk down or take a connection shuttle to Terminal 7, where she'll have to re-enter security and possibly then recheck her baggage through to Buffalo if Qantas doesn't transfer them. Is this correct? Is there anything I should warn her of when she lands?

     

    Qantas & United belong to different airline alliances. Most likely she will have to take her bag after customs clearance and check it in at Terminal 7 with United. (Call Qantas to make sure). All terminals are served by 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 T4, T5, T6 & T7 - about 10 mins ride. At T7 she needs to go through security check before proceeding to gate.

     

    She'll deplane and go through immigration/passport control, then collect her luggage and take that through customs. From there, it depends on whether or not Qantas can check her in for her onward flight. If they do, then she just has to hand her luggage back in for the next flight; if not, she needs to schlepp it around to the next terminal. Walking from 4 to 7 with luggage is do-able (done it myself, and I am a lazy SOB), but there is also a shuttle bus that goes around the terminals. I've always found that check-in agents explain things clearly, and LAX is pretty well sign-posted.

     

  • enough time.
    Dec 22, 2012
    2
    iam arriving on delta from cvg and flying on virgin australia with a lay over of 37 min,is it enough time?

     

    37 mins is too short a time if you have the following circumstances: (a) If arriving Delta flight is late; (b) If Delta does not transfer your bags to Virgin Australia (in which case you would need to claim your bags at Terminal 5 and re-check them in a the Virgin Australia counter in Terminal 3. Also, as the 9 terminals at LAX are arranged in a U-shape, your terminals are at opposite sides of their parking garages. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text. Pay attention to "Getting around LAX" and beyond.

     

    37 mins is too short a time if you have the following circumstances: (a) If arriving Delta flight is late; (b) If Delta does not transfer your bags to Virgin Australia (in which case you would need to claim your bags at Terminal 5 and re-check them in a the Virgin Australia counter in Terminal 3. Also, as the 9 terminals at LAX are arranged in a U-shape, your terminals are at opposite sides of their parking garages. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/lax then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text. Pay attention to "Getting around LAX" and beyond.

     

  • enough time?
    Dec 20, 2012
    1
    Im flying out to Portland tomorrow on Alaskan Airlines at 0805. I plan on getting to LAX around 0630. Would that be enough time to checkin bags and get through TSA chk point, or should I be there earlier?

     

    You can't arrive at 8:05 and depart at 6:30 - probably the other way around! If using Alaska also for your connecting flight, your baggage will be automatically transferred. Alaska uses Terminal 6 at LAX. If using a different airline for your next leg of travel, you need to find out if Alaska transfers bags to the other flights. Depending on the connecting airline's terminal, you may need to take the shuttle bus (if applicable, with your bags & check them in at connecting terminal) either way at the other terminal you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/lax then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • restaurants
    Dec 19, 2012
    1
    Is the Daily Grill before or after security?

     

    LAX has 9 terminals! The Bradley terminal has a Daily Grill in the Food Court.

     

  • KLM/Delta connection
    Dec 19, 2012
    1
    Hi I'm flying thursday and I'm going from SFO to LAX on delta and then catch the flight KL602 to AMS. I have about 1.5 hrs transfer time but last time I almost missed my connection. Will I have to get my lugage and recheck it? Or because it's all delta will they just transfer to my next flight?

     

    1. You need to contact Delta whether they will transfer your bags to KLM (Delta arrives at LAX at Terminal 5, KLM uses Terminal 2); if not you would have to claim your bags at T5 and take it to T2, & check it in with KLM. Either way, you need to exit T5 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 T5: T6, T7, T8 - around the bend to T1 and T2 - 5 stops or 12 mins.

     

  • American airlines
    Dec 19, 2012
    1
    Where is the arrival termimanl for this airline?

     

    Both American & American Eagle use Terminal 4.

     

  • Terminal 5 to Terminal 2
    Dec 13, 2012
    1
    Is 1 hr 15 minutes enough time to collect bags and recheck with another carrier. We fly Delta domestic (Term 5) then Air New Zealand (Term 2) There is no baggage agreement between these 2 airlines.... UGH

     

    On arrival at LAX at T5, claim your bags at the arrivals /baggage claim level. With bags in tow, you need to proceed to T2 - on the opposite side of the U-shaped terminals. Other than taking a taxi, you only have one option: Board 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 T6, T7, T8, T1, T2 - about a 12 mins' ride. Enter T2 & proceed to New Zealand check-in counters and (if needed) your boarding pass, thereafter you need to go through security check and on to your departing gate. Transfer time depends largely on time of day (morning/eve rush hour - longer lines at check-in) and how quickly you get your bags. Under normal circumstances, you should be able to make your connection. Alert your Delta flight attendant that you need to exit carrier as soon as possible.

     

  • Find TBIT
    Dec 12, 2012
    1
    When i get to (LAX ) T 7 how do i get to TBIT ?

     

    1. If your first flight does not forward your bags to your second flight, you need to claim them at the baggage level and take them on the bus to TBIT, then check them in with your connecting airline. Otherwise, You have two options: On Arrival at LAX proceed to the Arrivals level, take escalator down to the tunnel connecting T7 - T4; take escalator up to ground level, and proceed outside to the left to TBIT - about 10 mins walk at most. OR: 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 - 4 stops or 10 mins. In any event you need to go through security check at TBIT before proceeding to your gate.

     

  • Terminal UA3
    Dec 11, 2012
    1
    Can anyone told me which terminal UA3 arrive?thx....

     

    United uses Terminals 6, 7 & 8 - T6 has gates 60-69; T7 gates 70-77; T8 gates 80-88. To search for your flight, open www.lawa.org/fsw and add your Airline where indicated (just type U) - there is no arrival of UA3 listed for today - are you sure you have the right flight number?

     

  • Connect SW to Alaska Air Mexico Flight
    Dec 10, 2012
    2
    Connecting from SW-terminal 1 to Alaska Air Mexico flight-I think terminal 6. Will I have to get bags and recheck internationally? How do I get from Terminal 1 to terminal 6? Is there a walkway available?

     

    1. Only international arrivals at US airports need to go through customs clearance process. 2. If SW transfers bags to your Alaska flight, you can walk between Terminals T1 & T7 by using the cross road between the parking structures; in the center of this walkway is access to the round 'Theme Building') - if SW does not transfer your bags, you need to claim them at T1 - and take either a cart outside and walk over to T7-T6 (both connected via escalators on their ground level by a tunnel) or take bag on the shuttle bus - LAX bus Route A on lower arrival level island in front of each terminal, under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection', running every 12-15 mins. Your next stops would be T2, T3, TIBIT, on to T4, T5, T6 - six stops or 15 mins.

     

    Southwest will not transfer your bags. You will have to claim them and re-check them with Alaska.

     

  • MIA-LAX-HK
    Dec 3, 2012
    1
    Hi, can u please tell me where to go will arrive LAX from MIA thru AA and my next flight for HKG Cathay Pacific . I need to pick up my checked luggage coz it's not a connecting flight. Is 4 hrs enough time to transfer from AA to Cathay Pacific? Please help..Thanks

     

    No problem! You arrive via AA at Terminal 4, where you go down to the baggage claim and pick up your bag; You need to take your bag along to your connecting terminal TBIT (Bradley or TB), where you need to check your bag in at the Departures level with Cathay, then go through security check and on to your gates. I suggest you grab a trolley outside of T4 and walk with it over to TBIT, which is around the corner. Another option is to take the Blue bus stopping at the isle front of T4 to your next stop, TBIT, the bus comes around every 10-15 mins and takes only minutes to get to TBIT. You have plenty of time at TBIT to each and/or shop, just watch the overhead screens for your flight departure and gate (at TBIT, past TSA Screening at left are gates 106 - 101; and past TSA Screening at right are gates 119 to123, with access to bus gates 136 to 146.

     

  • How to get from TBIT to Terminal 6
    Dec 3, 2012
    1
    Can you walk from TBIT to Terminal 6 or is a shuttle bus required? Also is a 3 hour transit time sufficient when arriving at the TBIT ex Qantas and transferring to Alaskan terminal 6.

     

    1. You need to find out from Qantas if they transfer your bags to Alaska's connecting flight - if not, you need, on arrival at TBIT, go down to the baggage claim area and retrieve your bags, taking them to T6 and checking them in at the Alaska counter on the Departures level. 2. As an International arrival at LAX (unless you have gone through US customs clearance by participating airports) you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag where indicated (if bags are being transferred automatically). Count on 35-5 mins for this procedure. 3. Thereafter, exit TBIT and 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. - next stop (to the right) T4, T5 & T6) - you can also walk around the bend to T4, walk over to T5, go down escalator to tunnel to T6, up escalator to ground level and on to the security check and gates. You have plenty of time.

     

  • Transferring from AA to US Air
    Nov 24, 2012
    1
    is an hour and 20 minutes enough time to transfer from an American Eagle flight that arrives at the satellite terminal and one leaving on US Air at terminal 1

     

    On arrival at LAX at Terminal 4, 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 T5 to T8, & around the bend to T1 - 5 stops or 12 mins. At T1 (gates 1 to 14), you need to go through security check before continuing to your connecting gate. BUT: if AA Eagle does not forward your checked bags to US Airways connection, you need to claim your bags at T4 and re-check them in at T1 before proceeding to security check.

     

  • Flight Time
    Nov 16, 2012
    0
    Flight Time retail store had their phone disconnected. Is there a way to contact them?

     

  • Enough Time
    Nov 13, 2012
    1
    If I land at TBIT at 12:40 will I have enough time to make a flight at 14:15 at terminal 4 at LAX

     

    Apparently you are an international arrival - meaning you need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bag where indicated. Then exit TBIT and walk to your right to the next terminal around the bend - T4, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. You have enough time.

     





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