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  • customs
    Mar 16, 2016
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    how much time do I need to allow to get through customs? And if I have two separate itineraries, do I have to get out of the airport and go through security again?

     

    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take your bags to your departure terminal, check them with your second airline and then go through security. I recommend at least 3 hours between flights purchased on two separate reservations.

     

  • terminal 1 to terminal 2
    Mar 16, 2016
    1
    leaving HI to BOS. My original connection time when I booked the flight was 2.5 hours, so we were happy to have breakfast in the terminal while waiting. Now the flight arrives at 7:45A in terminal 1, and departs at 8:25A in terminal 2. It seems like we would have to do security again, even if we could run between. I can't believe the airline changed this! Is there any way we can make this? My husband has a disability so we will use Handicap for him to speed things along. Will that help?

     

    I think you have your terminals reversed - no flights from Hawaii arrive in Terminal 1 and no flights to Boston depart from Terminal 2. What airlines are you flying?

     

  • Flying Sydney, AU to Vancouver all on American Airlines
    Mar 15, 2016
    1
    Is 2 hours enough time to change planes? (From Term. B to Term 4, through security, customs, etc.?)

     

    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Is 1:15 in LAX long enough from GUA-SLC
    Mar 14, 2016
    1
    Hi, we're flying a big group (10 U.S. Citizens) back from Guatemala City to Salt Lake City. Is one hour fifteen minutes long enough to make it to our connecting flights? Flying Delta all the way. A little worried about getting through Customs. Two of us have Global Entry, but the other 8 don't. Will someone with experience help me out? Thanks!

     

    No, that is not enough time for an International to Domestic connection through LAX with checked bags.

     

  • Connecting from American Intl (SYD) to American at LAX
    Mar 14, 2016
    1
    Hi, we have a two hour connection time to go from the LAX International Terminal to T4 American. With CBP, Baggage recheck etc is this time enough? Flight arrives at 8.00 am from Sydney. Also is there baggage recheck for American in the International Terminal or will we have to take it over to T4 ourselves? Many thanks

     

    If your bags are tagged through to your final destination then you can re-check them in the International Terminal right after you clear customs. 2 hours should be enough time.

     

  • connection from Terminal 6 to Terminal 7
    Mar 14, 2016
    1
    I am flying in from Hawaii on Amercian, and would like to hope on a flight to Santa Barbara late in the eve on United. My plane arrives about 9:30, and the flight to SB leaves at about 11p. Can I walk through the terminals (have only carryon) and make this connection? Do i need to go to street and go through security again.?

     

    Yes, Terminals 6 and 7 are directly connected to each other. All terminals on the South side of the airport T4 to T8 are all connected by walkways inside security.

     

  • American to Aero Mexico
    Mar 13, 2016
    1
    I am arriving on American Eagle terminal 4 going to AeroMexico terminal 2, with 2 hour layover, do I have to take bus and go thru security again or is there underground terminal connections?

     

    You will have to take a bus from the American Eagle remote terminal to Terminal 4, then walk or take the shuttle to Terminal 2 and go through security. If you have checked bags and are on two separate reservations you will also have to claim your bags and re-check them with Aeromexico. This is a very difficult connection.

     

  • Time Needed to Connect from Domestic Southwest Flight to Terminal B
    Mar 13, 2016
    1
    Hi, Thanks in advance for your help. I am booking a group itinerary and was wondering how much time would be needed to transfer from a domestic Southwest flight to an international flight in Terminal B? Southwest flight arrives at 9:50am and the international flight with China Eastern departs at 12:30pm from Terminal B. Is this sufficient time to pick up bags and get through international terminal security?

     

    That's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Is 2 hrs enough for me to connect flight from Delta airline to Eva?
    Mar 13, 2016
    1
    I will be arriving LAX Intl airport at 2:55pm with Delta flyer and connecting to Eva airline which departs at 4:55pm. Do I have enough time for this connection? If Im in wheel chair, will I be able to make it?

     

    Are your tickets on the same reservation or two separate ones? Where are you arriving from on Delta?

     

  • SW airlines to AlaskaAir to Mexico
    Mar 12, 2016
    1
    Thanks for your great insight! How about a Saturday am SW domestic flt arrives LAX at 8:15am to AlaskaAir flt to Mexico departs at 10:10 am? Will my checked bags make it? Do I have to claim them between flights? Is security line for Alaska Air crazy crowded on a Saturday morning at 9:00 am?

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your bags from Southwest and re-check them with Alaska. Southwest does not transfer bags to or from any other airlines. This is a very difficult connection with checked bags.

     

  • LHR to LAS via LAX
    Mar 11, 2016
    1
    Hi arriving in May London Heathrow to lax and American Airlines have changed our connecting flight to Las Vega to only have 90 minutes to clear customs and connect. Phoned and they say fine but is this really possible. Arriving Thursday 26 May at 17.20

     

    It is possible. It's barely possible and leaves no time to spare for delays, but it is possible.

     

  • AKL-LHR with LAX layover - do I have to clear passport control?
    Mar 11, 2016
    4
    I am flying from Auckland to London and have a stopover at LAX for 2hr. Will I have to clear passport control or is there a way to stay in the TBIT without having to do that?

     

    What airlines are you flying?

     

    United/Air NZ

     

    If both flights are on Air New Zealand on flight NZ1 and NZ2, you will have to go through US Immigration and Customs and security, but you will stay in the International Terminal. If your flight to London is operated by United, then you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go to Terminal 7 and through security. ANZ has a guide to connecting at LAX - http://www.airnewzealand.com/connecting-at-los-angeles

     

    ZAP - thanks, fantastic information!

     

  • MNL>LAX: baggage claim before connecting flight AA?
    Mar 11, 2016
    1
    Hello, my family and I will arrive (from MNL) at LAX terminal B on Philippine Airlines with a 2 hr 20 min layover before connecting to AA in terminal 4. This is all on the same reservation. Will we need to claim our bags from philippine airlines before transferring to terminal 4? And also is our layover time sufficient for customs, baggage claiming, and baggage re-check if need be? Thank you in advance for your reply.

     

    Yes, 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, then walk to Terminal 4, get your AA boarding passes if you don't already have them and go through security. You should have enough time.

     

  • Sacramento Connection
    Mar 10, 2016
    3
    Hi there, I will be arriving at LAX International at 1325 and will connect through American Airline at 15:25....Will there be enough time for me going thru immigration and also is T4 near where I can walk or do I have to catch a shuttle....

     

    That should be enough time. What airline are you flying to LAX? Are all your tickets on the same reservation?

     

    Flying with Fiji Airways..ticket on same reservation with checked bags..

     

    You will arrive in the International Terminal which is right next to Terminal 4. You will be able to re-check your bags at the re-check desk in the International Terminal after clearing customs.

     

  • transit time LAX
    Mar 10, 2016
    1
    Arriving AirNZ on a sunday arrival 11am..........is there enough time for us to tonnect to an Aeromexico flight at 1330 on the same day? thanks.

     

    I think that's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

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