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  • Transferring
    Oct 7, 2014
    Hi, I'm flying from San Diego to LAX via United Airlines, arriving at LAX at Terminal 8 at 18:03. I'm then flying onto London Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic from Terminal 2 at 22:00. Will I have to pick up my bags and check in again? Is this enough time to do that if I have to?


    If you bought your tickets together your bags will be checked through to London in San Diego and you won't have to do anything with them in LAX. However, if you bought two separate tickets they will not be checked through and you will have to claim them, then take them to T2 to Re-check them. You should have plenty of time.


  • Arriving from SJD
    Oct 6, 2014
    I am flying to Mexico for the first time from SFO to LAX to SJD and back on American. When arriving from Mexico how long does it take to go through customs. Trying to figure out if I will have enough time to catch my flight to SFO. Also, do flights from Mexico arrive at Terminal 4? Thank you.


    Yes, if your flight from Mexico is operated by American it will arrive in Terminal 4. If it is operated by Alaska Airlines it will arrive in Terminal 6. The minimum connecting time International -> Domestic is 90 minutes, although 2 hours is better.


    Thank you!


  • Luggage Transfer and Customs
    Oct 4, 2014
    I am flying from heathrow, London to Tom Bradley terminal of Los Angeles via British Airways. I have a connecting flight from Terminal 4 of Los Angeles to San Francisco. Had the following questions. i) Will British Airways transfer my checked in luggage to the connecting flight or will I have to do it myself? ii) Where will the customs check/Port of Entry happen? At LA or San Francisco?


    Upon arrival at LAX, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, then follow the signs for connecting passengers and re-check your bags. Then you will exit the TBIT and walk to the right (with the flow of traffic). The next building you come to will be Terminal 4. There you will go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Connect from KLM-Delta domestic
    Oct 1, 2014
    Hi - arriving from Heathrow on KLM at 11:50am connecting to Delta flight at 2:10pm to Sacramento. Americans all on one ticket. Is this enough time please? thanks


    KLM does not fly Heathrow-LAX, Delta doesn't operate it either? What airline are you flying? Or are you connecting in AMS on your way to LAX?


  • Minimum time to clear customs to get to next flight
    Oct 1, 2014
    Hi, I arrive from Australia on VA7 arriving at 6:30am, I need to book a connecting flight to Las Vegas and am just wonder how long I should plan to get through customs and pick up baggage. I assume that a 12:15 flight should do it. I could also catch a 9:30am flight, which I assume is too early. Many thanks.


    The 9:30 AM flight should be fine.


  • Is there enough time T6 to T5 ?
    Sep 30, 2014
    we arrive from Vancouver Canada at T6 at 849 Am and departing at 1035 AM from T5 is 1.40 minutes enough?is tunnel bet T6 and T5 open?we purchased tickets together.


  • Is T5 andT6 tunnel open?
    Sep 30, 2014
    Arrive from Vancouver Canada 849 AM at T6 and depart to Honolulu at 1035,purchased ticket together Is that enough time?I any one knows if tunnel is opn?


    Yes, the tunnel is open. You should have plenty of time as you will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver.


  • Transfer from United to Qantas
    Sep 30, 2014
    I arrive on UAL flight from SFO at 8:39pm. This ticket was purchased separately from the flights on Qantas. My flight on Qantas leaves at 10:50pm the same night. First question; will UAL check luggage to final destination in Melbourne? If not then I'm very concerned with the transfer time to the Bradley terminal since I will need to get my checked-in bags at UAL terminal 7 and hustle to the Qantas check-in. Will I have enough time? Any tips to ensure the connection is made?...inputs most appreciated.


    United and Qantas do have an interline baggage agreement but since you purchased separate tickets United is not obligated to check your bags through to Qantas. You should still have enough time even if they do not transfer your bags, assuming your United flight is on-time. It is faster to walk from T7 to the TBIT than to take the shuttle bus.


  • a connection through LAX
    Sep 28, 2014
    I will arrive at LAX at 2.10pm coming from Abu Dhabi in terminal B.we are a family of four and this is our first trip to USA as immigrants .then we have connection by terminal 4 to SMF at 4.50pm .Is it enough time ?and do we need to claim our baggage in LAX at first ...thanks


    I purchased my tickets together


    LAX does not have a Terminal B. You will arrive at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. When you arrive you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then follow the sign for connecting passengers to the baggage re-check desks. Then you will exit the TBIT, walk to the right, the next building you come to will be Terminal 4. You will go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Arriving from Canada going on to Manzanillo, Mexico
    Sep 30, 2014
    My flight from Canada arrives LAX 08:49am at Terminal 6 and my onward flight to Manzanillo Mexico is from Terminal 5 at 10:05am - only 1:16 hrs later. Do I have enough time??


    Did you buy separate tickets or did you buy your tickets together? If you purchased tickets together and where you are coming from in Canada has US Immigration Immigration pre-clearance, yes, you will have enough time. If you purchased separate tickets or are coming from somewhere without pre-clearance it will be very difficult for you to make your transfer. T5 and T6 are connected inside security by a tunnel.


    Many thanks for your good input. I did get my tickets together from Delta, and I think I can get pre-clearance in Canada. You've put my mind at ease!


  • going between terminals
    Sep 25, 2014
    So my flight comes into terminal 4 with american airlines/us airways.. I have a 3 hrs til my next flight leaves. I know that there is a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf shop in terminal 5. Is there a way for me to get to terminal 5 without having to go through security and stay within the secured area?


    No, Terminal 4 is not currently connected to any other terminals inside security.


  • International arrival with 2 hours to next flight, separate tickets
    Sep 26, 2014
    Hope you can help. We arrive Terminal B on 17 Oct (VA7) at 06:30am, have to go through customs and then get a departing flight from terminal 4 (AA208) at 08:40am. We have separate tickets though. We will only have hand luggage so don't have to worry about collecting or check in baggage. Do we have enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Be sure to check-in online for your AA flight before you leave Australia to save yourselves some time.


    Thank you for your help!


  • Separate international flights with 2 hours and 15 minutes in between
    Sep 25, 2014
    Arrive on DELTA from Cancun in LAX, depart on EVA (Taiwanese) Airways 2 hours and 15 minutes later ... if I have no checked in luggage, should that be enough time to go through customs and checkin to new flight ??


    That will be very difficult. Maybe it's possible, but if you aren't able to check in for your Eva Airways flight online you may not make it to the TBIT before the check-in cutoff.


  • separate international flights
    Sep 24, 2014
    Hi . is 2 hours and 15 minutes enough time to alight a Cancun flight in LAX, go through customs get checked luggage at LAX, then check into a EVA Air international flight and get on said flight at LAX??


    No, that really isn't enough time if the tickets are purchased separately. If you are purchasing the tickets together it may be possible but very difficult. What airline would you be flying from Cancun?


    I would be flying in from Cancun on DELTA. How about if I didn't have any checked luggage??


    I would be flying in from Cancun on DELTA. How about if I didn't have any checked luggage??


  • Transfer time from United to ANA
    Sep 22, 2014
    We will be arriving on United from IAD at 9:15 PM and understand United uses T6, 7


    Yes, your flight from IAD will arrive in Terminal 6 or 7. ANA uses the International Terminal. its about a 15-20 minute walk from T6 to the International Terminal.


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