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  • How much time do we need to comfortably connect?
    Mar 12, 2015
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    My wife and I are arriving at LAX via Horizon Air from Sonoma County at 8:05 PM on a Wednesday. We need to board a Qantas flight to Sydney at 11:55 PM that night. We'll each have one bag to check onto Qantas. Is that plenty of time to comfortably make the connetion?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time, even if you booked your two tickets separately and need to transfer your bags to the International terminal yourselves.

     

  • sydney-LAX-toronto
    Mar 12, 2015
    2
    Hi. We have booked a flight with Virgin from Sydney to LA in November arriving at 6.30. We want to book a further flight the same day to Toronto with Air Canada. Is 3.5 hours between flight long enough to clear customs, get bags and check in to next flight?

     

    Correction, the flight arrived at 8am

     

    Yes, 3.5 hours is enough time to go through Immigration and customs and bring your bags to Terminal 2 to re-check them.

     

  • 1.5 hour Stopover LAX
    Mar 12, 2015
    2
    Hi, I am travelling Montreal to Brisbane next week. I stop in JFK then LAX before Brisbane. I will not have to pass customs in LAX obviously, but I fly into Terminal 4 on American Airways, and leave from Terminal B with Qantas. I have 1.5 hours between flights in the evening ~ 11pm. I booked tickets as connecting flights together. Do you think 1.5 hours is enough time? I know delays happen, but if all goes to plan is it enough time to walk between terminals and pass security? Is there a way of knowing if I have to collect bags and recheck? Thank you!!

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will not have to collect your bags in LAX. Assuming you purchased all your tickets together, you will not see your bags after you clear US Customs Preclearance in Montreal until you get to Brisbane.

     

    Excellent, thank you! I appreciate the response!

     

  • Transfer from intl to domestic in 2 hrs?
    Mar 12, 2015
    1
    Hi! I'm arriving from London Heathrow at the international terminal at 3.30pm and my connecting flight to Kahului leaves at 5.30 pm from terminal 4. Both are American airlines flights and they are on the same ticket. Is there enough time?

     

    If your flight from London is operated by American Airlines it will likely also arrive in terminal 4. You should have enough time for your transfer.

     

  • United Terminal to TBIT Lan Airlines Connections, 1 hour layover
    Mar 11, 2015
    1
    Hi, I'm flying to Peru from SFO. United changed my flight today, and I only have one hour in between flights. I'll be arriving to LAX at 10:45 pm, and my connecting flight from TBIT departs at 12:15 am. Will I have enough time to pick up my bags, wait for the shuttle for the international terminal, check in bags with Lan Airlines, and go through TSA? I'm nervous about this, I don't have enough money right now to change my sfo-lax flight. Thanks!

     

    No, that isn't enough time. Demand that United change you to an earlier flight. Since it was an involuntary schedule change they are obligated to either put you on the flight of your choosing or refund your ticket in full. You will need to call them to do this. You need to arrive in LAX before 9 PM.

     

  • UNITED TO AIR FRANCE TICKETS NOT BOOKED TOGETHER
    Mar 11, 2015
    1
    JUST CONFIRMING TIMING OF 3 HOURS FOR ARRIVING TERMINAL 8 UNITED AND DEPARTING TERMINAL B AIR FRANCE. WE WILL HAVE TO RETRIEVE LUGGAGE, AND BUS OVER OR IS WALKING AN OPTION TO TERMINAL B AND THEN RECHECK-IN AS A NEW FLIGHT AND SECURITY WITH AIR FRANCE FLIGHT

     

    Yes, you can walk, in fact that's what I recommend. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time. You will walk to the left when you exit Terminal 7 (T8 flights claim their baggage in T7).

     

  • LAX to China
    Mar 11, 2015
    5
    I am arriving to LAX via Denver gate 7 11:45pm going to Taipei depart 1:05am how much time do I need between flights? Is this ennough time?

     

    What airlines are you flying? Did you purchase your tickets separately or together? If purchased separately you do not have enough time.

     

    Looking at china airlines not purchased together no baggage carry on only

     

    arriving in to lax via united airlines

     

    Even with carry on only that would be very difficult, if not impossible.

     

    My flight lands at lax at 11:30 not the 11:45 I posted before

     

  • Landing in LAX terminal 8 and then to Bradely for a flight to Japan
    Mar 10, 2015
    2
    We land in LAX from PHX and we have a gran total of 60 minutes before our flight heads out of the International Bradley Terminal for Japan. What are my best options to make it to Bradley quickly? Is this even possible in 1 hour? Are there buses that run on the tarmac that will take us or do we have to get shuttled through the terminal. To make it more interesting, one of the travelers has arthritis.

     

    There are no tarmac buses from Terminal 8 to the International Terminal. You can either walk or take the shuttle bus on the curbside. It is possible in one hour. This assumes your tickets were purchased together and thus your bags will be transferred. Also please note that if your LAX-Japan flight is operated by United you do not have to go to the international Terminal

     

    Thanks so much!! I also just checked that we don't have to go to the International terminal... Normally we fly the Japanese airline and I was nervous. All good - this will be a super easy connection!

     

  • Is 2 hrs enough for Int'l connecting to domestic? Int'l Passports.
    Mar 10, 2015
    2
    We're arrriving on DL284 from Narita (at 11am) with a 2 hr connection to MSP on DL211. Would it be enough to clear immigration, customs & transfer the luggage? It's on a through ticket to MSP.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Everything will be handled in Terminal 5.

     

    Thanks for ur quick reply! Appreciate that!

     

  • enough time for Duty free at LAX
    Mar 10, 2015
    1
    I'm flying from San Diego to Lax and taking a flight to Montreal without check-in bags. I believe I should wait for my duty free shopping for wines until Lax because I have to go through security again, but 80 minutes layover is enough to go through security and purchase the duty free??

     

    Unless you purchased two separate tickets you will not have to go through security again at LAX. However, you will not be allowed to do duty free shopping at SAN anyway because you will not have an international boarding pass departing SAN.

     

  • Baggage from International to Domestic
    Mar 9, 2015
    1
    Hi. I have 2.5 or so hour layover in LA from Sydney this Saturday. Do I need to pick up my baggage and then go through customs to transfer?

     

    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your baggage at the transfer desk, assuming it is tagged to your final destination.

     

  • Terminal B to Terminal 5
    Mar 8, 2015
    1
    I will be arriving at TB 6.30am on Delta from Brisbane and have to catch Delta flight at 8.25am to Cancun from T5.How do I get to T5 and will I have enough time?

     

    Note that your flight from Brisbane will be operated by Virgin Australia. Assuming you bought both tickets together, You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then exit the international terminal and walk to your right. The second building you come to will be Terminal 5 - it's about a 5-10 minute walk. Get your Delta boarding pass if you don't already have it and go through security. You barely have enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Connecting flight UA to AC at LAX
    Mar 9, 2015
    3
    We have a connecting flight on April 21th in LAX from UA to AC with 6 Hr 38 min. layover. Arrive at terminal 7 and depart from terminal 2. Will our baggage be passed through to our final flight and will we have to go through security at LAX? Can this distance be walked without too much effort?

     

    Is your UA flight domestic or International? If it's domestic and you purchased your tickets together your bags will be transferred. Yes, T7 to T2 is quite walkable, you just walk straight across the center of the airport through the parking garage. You will have to go through security again in T2.

     

    This is the homeward part of the flight purchased through Aeroplan and Air Canada. Depart from YYZ to SFO on AC; connect to UA to HNL on March 30th. and return from HNL to LAX via UA on April 21. Connect to AC at LAX and depart to YYZ. Will boarding passes be emailed for both AC and UA within 24 hours of departure from YYZ on March 30 or will I have to contact UA direct for boarding passes. As there is a 6 hour + layover at LAX on return, what type of activities are available, restaurants, etc. at LAX?

     

    Yes, UA should issue both boarding passes when you check in in Honolulu. There are some restaurants in LAX. There is a food court outside security in the international terminal. But other than that most restaurants are small and located inside the secure area of the terminals.

     

  • Terminal 5 to Terminal 2
    Mar 8, 2015
    1
    40 minute layover, arrive in terminal 5 and have to go to terminal 2. Is this going to be possible? Thanks in advance!

     

    What airport are you talking about? Where are you coming from and going to? What airline or airlines are you flying?

     

  • connecting on Delta from Sydney
    Mar 6, 2015
    1
    Hi, Delta is noting only a 1 hr 10 min connection is legal for customs and to get to the next flight in LAX -DL 16 cnx DL 80 to ATL - is customs really that quick? I have waited that long for my luggage in other airports.

     

    No, that is insufficient. You need at least 90 minutes.

     





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