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  • 40 min layover in LAX connecting to LHR
    Apr 15, 2015
    Hi! We got tickets for this summer flying Delta from SFO to LAX then to LHR. Flt to London leaves at 9pm. There's only a 40 minute stopover for connection. They issued two tix for each 4 of us. We are travelling with our kids. Is that enough time to connect and transfer baggage in LAX? Do they automatically transfer us to the next flt available in case we miss the flt. How is this possible? Thanks!


    Also, do we need to clear security again before connecting to the gate to LHR?


    You will not have to go through security, just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. If you miss your connection they will rebook you on the next flight, but that probably wouldn't be until the next day.


    Thanks Zap. There's a Virgin flt that leaves at 10:20pm. Can they put us on that flt if we miss the flt at 9pm?


    Yes, probably, but not if you're too late, as you'd have to run across the airport and go though security as Virgin Atlantic leaves from Terminal 2. So you would have to barely miss your 9 PM flight in order to have enough time to make the 10:20 Virgin Atlantic flight.


    Thanks for this forum. Very helpful. Are there high fees for changing flts for same day?


    If you arrive at SFO early, you can usually stand by for an earlier flight to LAX for a small fee ($50 I think). If you do not get on the earlier flight you are not charged. Depending on your fare class you may even be able to change to an earlier flight confirmed for $50 within 24 hours of your flight. Here is Delta's full policy:


  • Transfer to Hawaii
    Apr 14, 2015
    I am coming in united flight 6495 and have to transfer to united 1224. This is on Dec 23. I know in the past we have had to change terminals for our Hawaii flights. Is 1 hour and 10 minutes enough time to do this? Is their a faster way than going through security again?


    All United gates at LAX are connected inside security. You do not have to go through security.


  • Frontier to United
    Apr 14, 2015
    What will be the easiest way to get from Frontier terminals to the United check-in? We have 4 hours in between flights, so I don't believe time will be an issue. Just looking for the easiest way to get this accomplished.


    What airport are you talking about?




    Frontier uses Terminal 3. The fastest way is to simply walk around, with the flow of traffic, past the International Terminal, then Terminals 4, 5, and 6 and finally to the United check-in in Terminal 7. There is also a shuttle bus on the lower level, but walking is usually faster.


  • Fiji - LAX - SFO
    Apr 14, 2015
    Travelling from Fiji, arrive at LAX at 1:15pm. Planning to book on a separete ticket to SFO via Southwest. will i have enough time to transfer to the 2:50pm flight at terminal 1. Also how far is it to walk from TBIT to terminal 1?


    No, you do not have enough time for the 2:50 flight. You will have to transfer your bags yourself and it's about a 15 minute walk to T1. Lines in T1 at LAX tend to be pretty bad too.


  • From TB to united
    Apr 14, 2015
    Hi we arrive from Norway LAX (TB)?collect our bags and continue our trip with United to LAS could you guide us the way?? Checking bags tips etc Thanks in advance...


    You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then follow the signs for passengers ending their trip in LA (to the left). Exit the International Terminal and walk to your right, with the flow of traffic to Terminal 7 where you can re-check your bag with United. You will have to pay a checked bag fee. You will then go through security and to your departure gate which will be in Terminal 7 or 8 (they share a security checkpoint). You need at least 2.5 hours for this transfer.


    Thanks for your reply!


  • Transfer times
    Apr 14, 2015
    Arrive from Mel into LAX at 06:45 o Sunday, then have LAX/BWI flight at 09:00 from Terminal 7. Have a through ticket. Have also Purchased Premier Access for the LAX/BWI flight. Is this enough time and what is the quickest way from TBITto Terminal 7. I think there are new connecting tunnels since my last visit


    The quickest way for you is to still walk along the curbfront from the International Terminal to T7 (with the flow of traffic). You should have plenty of time. You will be able to re-check your bags in the International Terminal after going through US Customs.


  • Air France to Delta domestic connection
    Apr 23, 2015
    We will arrive on a Monday afternoon on Air France from Paris and will then connect to Delta flight to San Diego in Terminal 5. It is a single ticket and bags will be checked. What is the process and is 2 hours enough time? Thanks.


    Also, I believe we arrive in International Terminal.


    You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then follow the signs for connecting passengers, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then make a short walk past Terminal 4 to Terminal 5, then go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thanks. Is 2 hours enough time?


  • Getting from international terminal to terminal 6 in 1 hour and 50 min
    Apr 13, 2015
    I have a flight from Sweden to LAX which arrives at 4:00 pm. I then have a flight on a separate airline which leaves at 5:50 pm out of terminal 6. It will be on a Tuesday. I will also only have carry on luggage. Will 1 hour and 50 min be enough time to catch my next flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time. if your flight out of Terminal 6 is domestic you can check in online before you leave Sweden.


  • Connecting T5 to T2
    Apr 13, 2015
    I am arriving in LAX T5 from Phoenix, flying with Delta, at 4.15pm and connecting to London, with Virgin, at 5.55 at T2. I have only a carry on and have booked the tickets together. Is 1 hour 40 min enough time to transfer? And can I walk from T5 to T2, it looks faster than waiting for the shuttle, and then go through security at T2?


    Yes, 1 hour 40 mins should be enough time. Yes, it is usually faster to walk.


  • Flying to Melbourne From Montreal
    Apr 13, 2015
    I am catching a flight from Montreal to La with Air Canada then have another flight 2.5hrs later to Mebourne via New Zealand. I land in Terminal 2 and my next flight is in Terminal B.. is that enough time to collect my luggage (2 bags) and make my way over to the next terminal and re-check baggage?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Thank you for your prompt reply! Would you happen to know how long it would take to collect baggage and clear customs on VWP before reaching the next terminal? I know it is a valid connection but the travel agency advised it would be a bit of a "rush" and I am a bit concerned


    I'm not familiar with that you mean by "VWP"? Visa Waiver Program? You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. You do not have to go through customs in LA.


  • Minors transferring from international flt to domestic
    Apr 12, 2015
    My 2 boys 15 &14 traveling alone from Sydney to LAX on VA are scheduled to land at 6:30a and then meet up with my elderly mother to catch a 8:45a Southwest flt back to OK. Will they have enough time to get thru customs & recheck their bags? Flights purchased separately.


    That will be difficult. They will need to hurry through Immigration and customs and run to Terminal 1 with their bags to make it there by the bag check cutoff.


  • Arrive Delta Terminal 5 depart International 1 Sydney
    Apr 11, 2015
    I arrive at 8:40 pm from PDX and depart to Sydney at 10:10 pm .is that enough time to go from terminal 5 to International 1


    There is no "International 1" It is the International Terminal or TBIT. If your tickets were purchased together that should be enough time. if you purchased two separate tickets you will have to transfer your baggage yourself and will have to hurry to the International Terminal to get there before the checked baggage cutoff.


  • Moving luggage from domestic baggage claim to intl check-in
    Apr 10, 2015
    I will be arriving domestically on American and need to claim my luggage to check it for an international flight. I will have extra luggage with me. Is it possible to take a luggage cart from the baggage claim area to the international check-in desk? Thanks!


    What airport? What airline are you flying on the second flight?


    I fly into LAX, I believe at terminal 4. My international flight is China Southern. They are on separate tickets so I don't think AA will check it all the way.


    OK. If you can find luggage carts in the T4 baggage claim, you can take them to the international terminal, but you may have trouble finding one. You may just want to purchase an inexpensive foldable luggage cart and pack it in your checked baggage if you're bringing a lot of baggage.


    Thank you for your help!


  • Connecting time
    Apr 7, 2015
    I arrive at LAX at 10.30am on Air New Zealand. Can I safely connect to a United flight at 1.20 pm to Washington DC?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time, especially if you are purchasing tickets together on one reservation.


  • Purchasing Separate Tix SFO-LAX, LAX-GYN Brazil. Save $600- bad idea?
    Apr 7, 2015
    I'm a mom traveling alone with my 3 year old trying to save money on a last minute trip next week. Thinking of buying separate tix from SFO to LAX then connecting from LAX to GYN Brazil. This saves $600 but how much trouble will it be to recheck bags & go thru security on a Tuesday morning with a kid? Would be arriving at LAX United Terminal 7 going to Delta Terminal 5. Bad idea?


    It's not that much trouble, those terminals are pretty close to each other, but you need to leave at least 2.5 hours between flights.


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