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  • Coonection Virign Atalntic to Spirit Air
    Sep 30, 2016
    Hi! Just wondered...we land from London Heathrow on Virgin Atlantic at 6.40pm.We will have no luggage just carry on, So we need to get to terminal 2 flight at 7.50pm. What are our chances? How long does the security to get through to terminal 3 take? Is there a quicker way??!


    Spirit does not use Terminal 2, they use Terminal 3. You don't realistically have enough time for that connection.


    Sorry..i mean we need to get from terminal 2 to 3..!


  • Enough time to recheck bags
    Sep 29, 2016
    We are flying from PDX to LAX on American Eagle, then LAX to Bora Bora on Air Tahiti Nui. We will need to get our bags and recheck them when we arrive at LAX. Our flight lands at LAX at 8:40 PM and we depart at 10:50 PM. Is that enough time or do we need to arrive earlier? Thank you!!!


    Yes, that should be just enough time if your flight from Portland is on-time.


    Really appreciate your help! Thank you!


  • Arriving from China
    Sep 29, 2016
    I am arriving from China at 5:15 and catching a flight at 6:45 to Dallas. Do I need to claim my bag at LAX and recheck for flight to Dallas


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs in LAX. Further instructions depend on what airlines you are flying and if your tickets are on one reservation or two separate reservations. That is a very difficult connection.


  • Domestic flight to T5 with connect to TIBC to NRT w/2 tickets
    Sep 29, 2016
    I am arriving at T5 on a Delta domestic flight. I have another flight the same day to Narita on Singapore at TIBC. How do I get to TIBC outside of security from baggage claim at T5 with my luggage?


    You walk along the curbfront (on either the upper or lower level) to the left as you exit T5 (against the flow of vehicle traffic). It should take less than 10 minutes.




  • Southwest - only 45 min between connection
    Sep 28, 2016
    I am flying Southwest from Oakland CA to St. Louis Mo with my connecting flight at LAX - I only have 45 minutes between connecting flights in LAX - will that be enough time?


    Yes, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 1.


  • UA from HNL connecting to Virgin to LHR
    Sep 28, 2016
    I'm wondering if 1hr 37 mins is enough time for transiting LAX (with hand luggage) on UA from Honolulu arriving 7.23pm and connecting to Virgin flight to LHR departing 9.00pm ...thanks. Otherwise I'll have a 5 hour layover.


    It's possible without checked bags. It will help if you are able to check in online for your Virgin flight before leaving Hawaii. I personally wouldn't try it.


  • Arr Virgin America, dep Air New Zealand
    Sep 28, 2016
    If arriving on a Virgin America flight from Cancun, Mexico at 1915, will I have enough time to check-in and clear security for an Air New Zealand to Melbourne, Australia at 2245? Thanks in advance.


    Yes, that should be just enough time. Both flights will be in the International Terminal.


  • Philadelphia to Melbourne through LAX with 1 hr 50 min connection
    Sep 28, 2016
    I wanted to make sure I have enough time to connect. I booked flight from Philadelphia to Melbourne, AU via American. I will arrive at LAX on AA 717 at 9:05 PM and have to go to Int'l terminal to catch Qantas flight at 10:50 PM. Travelling with my two daughters 10 and 12. I am hoping I do not need to retrieve and recheck luggage. I would think this amount of time is doable on a Wednesday night. Should I be worried? Can I walk to Int'l terminal from I believe terminal 6?


    Yes, you can now walk inside security from the AA gates in Terminals 4 and 6 to the International Terminal. You have enough time and don't have to do anything with your checked baggage on the way to Australia.


    I have 2 different reservation with AA: flight from SFO to LAX by America Airlines, the other Qantas flight which redeem AA miles. Will America Airlines print my boarding pass at SFO?


    If you show your Qantas resevation to the agent in SFO they should be able to check your bags through to Melbourne but they are not required to. If they do not then it will make your transfer much more difficult. They will not be able to issue your boarding pass. Try to get it online. if you can't you'll have to try to get it at the check in counter in LAX (if your bags aren't checked through) or at the gate (if they are checked through).


    Sorry, that response was for Hoang who hijacked your question. Hoang, you didn't post the times of your flights so I don't know if you have enough time, but no, AA will not issue a Qantas boarding pass on a separate reservation.


    I have about 2 hours. I am sorry may be I did not tell you clearly. I booked both flight with American Airlines and have both America locator numbers, except the second reservation the flight is Qantas since they are partner and redeem the points. AA still can not print my boarding pass or check my luggage to final destination?


  • Delta to Virgin-Atlantic
    Sep 26, 2016
    Flying from SMF to LAX to LHR! Booked thru Delta, but flying out of LAX on Virgin-Atlantic. Will we have to collect out bags? How long will it take us to from terminal 5 to terminal 2?


    If everything is on the same reservation then you don't have to do anything with your bags. I'd want at least 90 minutes to change terminals and go through security again.


  • Attiving rom Panama on COPA with 3 hoirs for connection to Skywest
    Sep 26, 2016
    I will be arrive at noon from Panama on Copa Airlines and have 3 hours to make a connection with SkyWest. Is that sufficient time. Also I believe COPA arrives at terminal 6. Is the Immigration, baggage pickup and Customs services conducted in that Terminal or -do we go to the International Terminal for that. (on Foot or by bus).. I am ticketed on one reservation. Where do I deposit the baggage for the connecting flight with SkyWest. How do I get to the SkyWest terminal and how long will that take by walking or/and by airport shuttle.


    What airline is your Skywest flight booked through? Skywest operates flights for 4 different airlines from LAX. Yes, all your immigration procedures will take place in Terminal 6. Is your Skywest flight United Express, Delta Connection, American Eagle, or Alaska Airlines?


    The reservation says operated by SkyWest DBA United Express. Thanky you for your prompt reply.


    Then you will depart from Terminal 7/8, which is right next to 6.


    Thanmks for the information


  • Change to another terminal?
    Sep 26, 2016
    I don't fly often but I am coming from Sacramento and flying to LAX, then from LAX to Cabo San Lucas, MX. I am flying from American Airlines all the way. Once I land in LA, do I need to go to the international terminal...meaning grab my bags, etc. and restart the whole checking in process or am I ok within my terminal since I am already in the American Airline area? It says I have 51 minutes layover? Is that enough time? Help!


    No, all you have to in LAX on your way to Cabo is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. 51 minutes is enough time. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.


  • International flight
    Sep 26, 2016
    I will be flying from Abu Dhabi to LAX and catching a connecting flight to SLC. This will be my first time flying back into the US. Do I need to recheck my baggage and how will I know where to go? I will have my toddler with me and want to know what I'm doing so it all goes smooth.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Abu Dhabi. What airline are you flying to SLC and are your tickets all on one reservation or two separate reservations?


  • Terminal B to 6 (2 hrs)
    Sep 23, 2016
    I am arriving by Cathay Pacific flight from HKG to LUX terminal 6. After that I need ti catch Cathay Pacific flight to LAS from terminal 6. Both flights are on same ticket, and I have 2 hour in-between these flights. My query is that good enough to move from terminal B to 6, and do I need to do immigration at LUX. Also, do I need to collect my check-in luggage (for customs) and again to do the check-in at terminal 6. Although Airline mentioned that 1.5 hrs is required, I want to understand the process so as not to miss my flight to LAS.


    I mean LAX instead of LUX


    Your flight to LAS will not be on Cathay Pacific, it will be on American. In LAX you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, walk to Terminal 4 or 6 where your AA flight departs, and go through security. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Conexion AA in a sunday
    Sep 22, 2016
    I am arriving into LAX at 9:03 TBI gate 151. I have no check in luggage, and I a have a connecting in the Terminal 4 gate 41. all the flights with AA. I have 2 hours 12 minutes between flights. Is 2 hours going to be enough to clear customs and move to another terminal? thanks


    Yes, that should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Delta to Vegas from Terminal1
    Sep 20, 2016
    I am arriving into LAX at 2:35pm on 22nd (Eitihad Terminal5). I have no check in luggage, and I have a connecting to Las Vegas (Delta) from Terminal1. It is on a seperate reservation. Delta departs at 5:40p. I have 3hours 5 minutes. Is 3hours going to be enough to clear immigration, customs, move to another terminal, clear TSA security? What can I do to accelerate the process, if I am getting delay? This is my first time in USA, would be it be wise to request someone in the queue to allow me ahead of them if I think I am getting delayed? Would americans take offense from something like that?


    Etihad does not use Terminal 5 and Delta does not use Terminal 1. You will arrive in the International Terminal. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi, so you will be led to a special baggage claim, claim your bags, then take them to Terminal 5 to re-check them with Delta, then go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your Etihad flight is on-time.


    Sorry, my bad. You are correct. Delta is from Terminal 5. I would be arriving in the International Terminal. Why do you say that I will be pre cleared in Abu Dhabi for Immigration? My Delta flight is to Las Vegas, it is not on the same ticket as the one till LAX. So, are you saying that even if I am on two different tickets, I don't have to clear immigration and clear security at Terminal 5?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi because they have US Immigration and Customs preclearance there. That means that you won't when you arrive in LAX. You will still have to go through security in Terminal 5 after you re-check your bags with Delta.


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