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  • Flight change leaves one hour for terminal change
    May 12, 2015
    We are scheduled to arrive in lax at 1155 in terminal 1 (southwest) and need to be on a flight to Thailand in the international terminal which leaves at 1250. Is this too risky? What if we changed our flight to arrive in la at 1115?


    Yes, that is impossible. Even the 11:15 would be very difficult, bordering on impossible.


  • Reduced time in LAX due to flight arrival change
    May 14, 2015
    Hi, I am flying in to LAX with Delta (from Montego Bay, through Atlanta. The flight has been pushed back to now arriving 2 hrs later than originally booked, at 9:30 pm. i have a connecting flight to Brisbane departing at 11:50pm. Concerned only having 2.5 hrs is not enough - what do you think???? There will only be 2 of us and we will have only 1 bag each. From the LAX map assuming will be landing in Terminal 5 and needing to change to Terminal 3. How manic are the custom lines these days? we will be going through customs upon arrival in states 4 weeks earlier - I have heard rumours this makes the next time quicker. Is this the case?? Appreciate any guidance you can offer.


    You do not go through Customs when leaving the US. You will not go through Customs in LAX. You will only go through Customs in Atlanta. All you have to do is walk from Terminal 5 to the International Terminal and go through security. Virgin Australia flights actually leave from the International Terminal even though their check-in counter is in Terminal 3.


    Great! Thank u!! Appreciate the advice.


    So for VA flights you check in at terminal 3 and then go clear security and board at TBIT?


  • Hello i am flying from PVR to LAX with a 1 hr stop
    May 10, 2015
    Is that enough time to catch my conection flight ?? both are at terminal 5 i am going to vancouver


    No, that's not enough time. You will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security in LAX. You need at least 90 minutes.


  • SAT
    May 5, 2015
    I will have a ticket flying with Southwest and my son will be flying in with Delta and flying out with China Air. If I have a valid ticket flying out the same day as he is flying in can we meet up in the airport at any of the terminals during his layover?


    At what airport are you planning to meet?




    Yes, you could meet outside the secure area of any terminal. There is a large food court outside security in the International Terminal.


    But I couldn't go to the gate to see him off?




  • Enough time?
    May 4, 2015
    Arriving at LAX at 6:10 AM from Delta (HNL) and connecting to Southwest at 8:30 AM. Is 2 hours enough time to retrieve bags and recheck at Southwest? (There are 6 in our group with children.)


    That is barely enough time assuming the first flight is on-time. It will take about 20 minutes to walk from T5 to T1 with your baggage. Check in online for your Southwest flight before leaving Hawaii.


    Thank you. If it were you, would you pick a later flight, even if it meant being in the airport for 8 hours - with a 2 year old - or try to make this? The next flight available wouldn't leave until 2 or 3 pm.


    I would probably stick with what you have. If you miss your flight Southwest is usually pretty accommodating with putting people on later flights, although a group of 6 may be harder to rebook.


  • Traveling from Brisbane to Toronto
    May 3, 2015
    My flight arrives at LAX at 655am and my connection to Detroit leaves at 920am will I have enough time? Also should i drop my luggage off immediately after customs or bring it to the terminal with me and re check it in? I'm just worried about missing my flight and my luggage being checked and sent on without me and getting lost. Thanks


    You should have enough time. If your bags are tagged through to your final destination, then re-check them in the International Treminal after clearing customs.


    Thank you very much for your response


  • EWR to LAX then LAX to HNL 40 mins connecting
    May 4, 2015
    Hi, travelling from EWR to LAX we have a 40 min stop, is this time to get between flights. Booked under one reservation, both United Airways and I also believe that its terminal 7 for both. . What will I have to do exactly and is this enough time?


    All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrrival gate to your departure gate. All United gates at LAX are connected inside security.


  • Transfer at LAX
    May 2, 2015
    Arrived at gate on UA99 from Melbourne Australia 19 April 2015 at 06:00, 45 minutes early. US Customs not ready held at gate for 10 minutes. Had a great experience for a change, in the past had taken two and a half hours to get through immigration. Was outside TBT at 6:30, 10 minutes walk to Terminal 7. Only one person checking boarding passes etc at security, queue was stretched to outside the terminal. Paid United for priority access, no use for security. Only bad part of transit. This took 25 minutes.


  • Delta to Virgin Atlantic
    May 1, 2015
    Is one hour and 45 minutes enough time to get from Terminal 5 Delta to Terminal 2 Virgin Atlantic, We will need to get our luggage in Terminal 5 and check in at the Virgin Atlantic Counter. Flying First Class so check in should be a little shorter. at VA counter.


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Enough time between flights?
    Apr 28, 2015
    Hi, I will be arriving in LAX from Copenhagen (Norwegian Airlines) at 18:30 and will be taking a flight from LAX to PHX (Southwest airlines) at 20:25. Is this enough time to go through customs, collect my bag, and then re-check it in with Southwest? Thanks


    It will be quite difficult. You will have to hope your Norwegian flight is on-time and that lines in immigration are short, then go left (do not follow the signs for connecting passengers), exit the International Terminal, and run to your left (against the flow of vehicle traffic) until you get to Terminal 1. Lines in T1 can be bad but are generally less bad late in the day. You can check-in for your Southwest flight online before you leave Copenhagen.


  • Connect between terminal 1 & 2
    Apr 28, 2015
    I am arriving in Terminal 1 and my granddaughter is arriving shortly after in terminal 2. LA is our final destination and I wonder can I get from T1 to T2without leaving secure area. I hope to be able to meet her as she comes through the gate...


    No, T1 is not connected to any other terminal inside security. You'll have to meet her outside security.


  • 45 min transfer possible or not
    Apr 26, 2015
    if I am flying in from Heathrow to LAX is 45 mins enough time to transfer to flught to vegad


    NO!!!!! You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, possibly change terminals, and go through security in LAX. You need at least 90 minutes if booking your tickets on one reservation and 2-2.5 hours if booking two separate reservations.


  • do I have enough time?
    Apr 25, 2015
    I arrive at terminal 6 and must connect to another airline in terminal 1, 1 hour later. If I have only carry on luggage, and walk from 6 to 1, do I have enough time to make my connecting flight?


  • do I have enough time?
    Apr 25, 2015
    I arrive at terminal 6 and must connect to another airline in terminal 1, 1 hour later. If I have only carry on luggage, and walk from 6 to 1, do I have enough time to make my connecting flight?


    Barely, assuming your first flight is online and you check in online for your southwest flight before you leave on your first flight.


  • Baggage Carts Allowed Between Terminals?
    Apr 25, 2015
    I will be traveling with several suitcases, arriving the American Airlines terminal and needing to take the bags to Virgin Atlantic's terminal for an evening flight. Will I be allowed to take the Smarte Cart between terminals?


    Yes, you can push the cart between Terminals.


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