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  • Terminal 4 to 6
    Feb 19, 2015
    Arriving from BOS at 10:41am on American, and connecting to Alaska to PDX at 1:20pm. Should be plenty of time, right? I booked the itinerary straight through Alaska.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You can even walk from Terminal 4 where you will arrive to Terminal 6 where you will depart inside security via tunnels now.


    Is that better than the bus I've heard about?


    Yes, it is.


    Thanks so much!


  • Is this a possibility??
    Feb 18, 2015
    Maui to LAX 6:45 am Delta inbound connection retrieving luggage 7:10 am Southwest LAX to Atlanta checking bags


    Nope. Not possible. Not even close.


  • From TB to Terminal 1
    Feb 18, 2015
    I am arriving at Tom Bradley Int. Airport at 7.10pm with China Southern. Will need to catch another flight to LAS at 10.15pm with South West Airlines in Terminal 1. I guess I've enough transfer time?How do I get the to Terminal 1?


    That should be enough time. You can either take the shuttle bus or walk to Terminal 1. You will have to take your bags with you.


  • Term 7 - 8 connection with checked luggage
    Feb 16, 2015
    My wife and I are flying into LAX from Melbourne, Australia, presumably into Terminal 7, arriving 6:45AM. I would like to add a connection to Sacramento, but UAL will charge us $600 in change fees, so I'm considering whether we can make it on our own to the UAL flight that leaves Terminal 8 at 8:10AM. We have Global Entry and will be in BusinessFirst, but will need to retrieve a checked bag and check it back in for the connecting flight. Feasible? There's an AA flight at 10:30AM that I can take as well.


    With global entry it might be possible, but global entry doesn't make your bags come out faster. I would book the 10:30 flight.


  • flight connection
    Feb 16, 2015
    I am flying PDX to LAX, then on to Figi with fiji air. the tickets will be purchased seperately. Is 1 1/2 hours enough time to change terminals in LAX? the flight to LAX is with Alaksa and they are part of the same star alliance. Is It not possible to get ticketed straight to Fiji or do i have to claim bags in LAX and check in at LAX too? thanks for the info


    NO! that is not enough time. Neither Alaska or Fiji Airways are a part of Star Alliance. You need at least 2 hours for your transfer. Fiji Airways requests that you check in 3 hours before your flight and the check in counter closes 1 hour before the flight. Fiji Airways is a small airline and the same staff at the check in counter then leaves the counter to go board the passengers onto the flight.


  • Connection from ATL to SYD
    Feb 15, 2015
    I'll be arriving from ATL at about 8:25pm (scheduled) on Delta and need to get to my Virgin Australia flight to SYD that leaves at 9:50pm all booked on the same ticket. Will that be enough time in between the flights? I've seen that Delta and VA are in Terminals 5 and 3 respectively so it would take quite a bit perhaps? I'm just worried about missing my second flight completely.


    Virgin Australia check in is in Terminal 3 but the flight will actually depart from the International Terminal. You need to walk from Terminal 5 to the International Terminal and go through security. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time. You should be issued both boarding passes in Atlanta and your bags should be checked through to Sydney in Atlanta.


    So I would need to check in through VA right? Just head on over to the international terminal since it's all on one ticket?


    Since it's all one ticket you should be issued both boarding passes in Atlanta and don't need to go to Terminal 3. You can go straight to the security checkpoint in the International Terminal


  • Fresno to Sydney Australia
    Feb 14, 2015
    We are looking at a flight from FAT to Sydney Australia through LAX. We have a layover of 1 1/2 hours. 1 - Is that enough time? 2 - Will we need to get our baggage or will it be checked through? 3 - Will we need to go through security again?


    What airlines are you flying? Did you purchase your tickets for the two flights separately or together? I Can't answer your questions without knowing that.


    We are looking to book the flights together. It appears the flight from Fresno to LAX is American Eagle. Today's flight looks like it arrives at gate 14. Then LAX to Sydney is Qantas. Scheduled arrival in Lax is 8:30 pm and departure LAX is 10pm. This is a Friday night.


    So, you would arrive in the American Eagle remote terminal, then have to take a shuttle bus to Terminal 4, then you will need to exit the terminal, walk to the next building, the International Terminal, and go through security and to your departure gate. Your bags will be checked through to Sydney and you should be issued both boarding passes in Fresno.


    Also, that should be enough time.


  • Help- 2 different terminals for connection
    Feb 19, 2015
    I arrive in LAX at 5:58 PM on AMerican and want to buy 1 way ticket to Santa Barbara on United leaving at 7:53. Is that enough time to get luggage and go to a different terminal? Or if I can manage all carry on, can you get from one terminal to another without going thru security again. THANK YOU>


    If you can manage with just a carry on, it is now possible to walk through a tunnel from T5 where you will arrive to T6, then through another walkway to T7 and T8 where your United flight will depart. So you can definitely make it if you only bring a carry on. With a checked bag, it would probably be barely possible in my opinion.




    Oh no I just looked at a diagram and American lands in terminal 4?? can you go from 4-5 then over to 8?


    Yes, there is a Tunnel connecting T4-T5-T6 and then a walkway above ground from T6 to T7 and T8. It's a bit of a wonky connection, but it is now doable.


    I too have to connect from T4 to T7. Are there signs that will direct you to the tunnel? Are there also signs when you have to find the walkway above ground from T6 to T7? I don't want to get lost. Help!


    The tunnel is kind of hard to find, but if you ask employees they will help you find it. The walkway to T7, just follow the signs towards "Gates 70-88" or something like that. You will basically walk towards the exit of T6, but then make a right before the exit to go towards T7.


  • Connecting International LAX
    Feb 12, 2015
    Going DFW-LAX-PVG Flying DFW-LAX on AA and then LAX on PVG. I am checking bags, and will have to pickup and recheck. Is two hours enough time?


    If both of your flights are on American and you purchased you purchased your tickets together you will not have to claim your bags in LAX - you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You have enough time.


  • HNL to LAX to YYZ
    Feb 12, 2015
    We land at LAX on April 21 @ 07:27 Terminal 7. Depart same day 14:05 Terminal 2 (Air Canada). I appreciate this is 6 hours and 38 min. layover. Is it possible to walk this route, what is the route, and what is there to do in this time span, attractions, etc? do we have to go through security if we don't leave the airport.


    Yes, it is possible to walk from T7 to T2. You will have to go through security again when you get to T2 whether you leave the airport grounds or not.


  • 1.5 International Connection
    Feb 12, 2015
    Arrive at 9:05 AM on China Eastern and then need to depart on United at 10:30 AM. I am flying business, and have Global Entry and Carry on...should I be able to make the flight?


    Yes, but if you purchased two separate tickets you will have to check in online for your United flight before you leave China and run to Terminal 7 once you clear customs.


    Feb 20, 2015
    We (3 adults, 1 senior, 2 kids) will be scheduled to arrive at LAX via Southwest Airlines at 7:30 am. From there we are taking a flight to OGG at 8:50 am. SWA will not transfer bags to Delta. Will we have enough time to get bags, checkin and reboard on Delta. Any suggestions to help make this a smooth transition?


    No, that's not enough time. Change your Southwest flights to fly in the night before. You should have researched this before purchasing tickets.


    Yeah, that's what im doing - researching. And I haven't actually purchased SWA tickets but thanks for being condescending.


    you're a jerk. a ton of other people have said the same thing this person said. nothing new. we are all just trying to get information, no need to be rude.


    PS my comment above was for zap not the original poster.


  • is 2 hours enough time for connection
    Feb 11, 2015
    We are flying Virgin Australia from Brisbane to LAX landing at 8:30am, connection is delta at 10:40am. is that enough time to go collect luggage go through customs, and re-check bags for the connection


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Delta connection
    Feb 11, 2015
    I'm flying with delta from orlando to Sydney with connection in LAX, but I just have 37 minutes to change planes. I bought all the tickets together. Is 37 mins enough time? Please help I'm very worry.


    37 minutes should be enough time - all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 5. However, it obviously leaves very little time to spare if your flight from Orlando is delayed.


  • Terminal 3 to International Terminal
    Feb 10, 2015
    I am travelling from SFO to Kathmandu. I purchased my tickets through Cheapoair-purchased in one order, not purchased individually. Here is a run down of my flight: SFO-->LAX on VIRGIN AMERICA. Landing in Terminal 3 LAX --> CAN on CHINA SOUTHERN , taking off from BHIT CAN--> KTM on CHINA SOUTHERN (different flight) My questions: 1.) Will my bag make it from SFO to KTM (Kathmandu, Nepal) without me having to reclaim and recheck my baggage? 2.) How do I get from Term. 3 to BHIT?? Do I have to check in a second time through Security? 3.) Can I exit the airport for my 5 hour layover in LA? 4.) When I get to CAN (Guangzhou) Do I have to travel through international security another time?? Please any answers would be greatly appreciated! I am travelling alone for the first time!!!


    Yes, your bags should go directly to KTM. T3 and the TBIT are next to each other, you can just walk between them. You will probably have to go to the China Southern counter to get your boarding passes as Virgin America probably won't be able to issue them (but they might). You will have to go through security in LAX TBIT. Yes, you can leave the airport, although 5 hours doesn't leave you much time to do much. You will in fact be technically "outside the airport' when you change terminals. You will need to tell the airline you are using a 72 hour transit without Visa in China. Yes, you will have to go through Chinese immigration and customs in Guangzhou.


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