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  • T6 to TBIT
    Aug 30, 2016
    We arrive at T6 on United from Honolulu (no checked bags), then must get to TBIT to check in at Norwegian Airlines ticket counter. I've been reading about the pedestrian tunnel from 6-4 then a walkway to TBIT. Is this the route we should be taking? If so, how long of a walk is it? Thank you


    United doesn't use T6 anymore. You will arrive in T7. Since you will need to take bags with you to the TBIT you can't use the tunnels/connector. You have to walk along the curbfront to the TBIT. It takes about 20-25 minutes.


    Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot that you didn't have checked bags. If you are able to check in online for your Norwegian flight you can use the tunnels/connector. Otherwise you will have to go along the curbfront in order to get to the Norwegian ticket counter to get your boarding pass.


    Thank you so much. Didn't know they changed terminals. I guess we'll have to walk along the curb as we need to check in at Norwegian counter for our lounge passes. If we time it right with shuttle arrival, would it be quicker to take it from 7 to TBIT?


    It's pretty much always faster to walk than to use the shuttle.


  • Is this much too tight?
    Aug 30, 2016
    I read that the connection between the international terminal and domestic terminals has improved from the 2-3 hours some travelers indicated, but does anyone know if a 55 min connection time will work with the terminal improvements? I'm on American Airlines arriving at the international terminal and need to catch my AA domestic flight . I bought two separate tickets due to big price difference. So, with customs, bags and possibly rechecking, is this still impossible? I think I'm desperately dreaming but thought I'd ask. Thanks


    Oh dear, sorry I should have read more posts. Looks like I am dreaming. Two hours minimum connection time. Sorry for the redundant question.


  • layover confirmation
    Aug 30, 2016
    Am flying from phoneix to manila on september, phoneix to lax via southwest, and lax to manila via korean air. My questions are can southwest tag my luggage at phoenix all the way to manila. Also, how far is the terminal of southwest to korean at lax, or is there a shuttle, and is ever there is a shuttle, where do i take the shuttle, thjank you


    No, Southwest does not interline bags with any other airline. It is about 25 minutes from Terminal 1 to the International Terminal, either walking or on the shuttle. The Shuttle runs on the lower level.


  • From Terminal 2 to TBIT
    Aug 29, 2016
    Hi im arriving at LAX in Terminal 2 and i've a connection flight at TBIT with Korean AIr with checked luggage and 3 hours in between the two flights, some recommendations? Do I have to pass through security again?


    Yes, you will go through security again. Are both tickets on the same reservation or two separate reservations? Where are you flying into T2 from?


    Yeap the two tickets are in the same reservation, I arrive at T2 with Aeromexico but I have to move to TBIT to take Korean air


    3 hours is just enough time. You will arrive in T2, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go to the International Terminal, Get your Korean boarding passes if you don't already have them then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • distance bet terminals
    Aug 29, 2016
    how far is southwest airlines to eva air. are these two located in different terminals? whats the best mode of transportation to get to each other? my family of five( inc a baby) has a connecting flight to eva air. have 3 hrs to do that. 8 baggages with!


    Yes, Southwest is in Terminal 1 and Eva Air is in the International Terminal. It's about a 20-25 minute walk or about the same time in a shuttle. You should have enough time.


  • Manila > LAX > ATL
    Aug 29, 2016
    Coming home from Manila. Connections are Manila > LAX > ATL. I have 90 minutes between LAX to ATL. I have a checked bag. Is that enough time to get my bag, clear customs and make my ATL connection?


    What airlines are you flying ? Are both tickets on the same reservation or two separate reservations?


  • Transfer from TBIT to Southwest Airlines Terminal 1
    Aug 29, 2016
    Hi I am arriving g by China Southern from Delhi india at 7.40 pm and need to board the 10.05 pm Southwest flight from Terminal 1. Will I be able to make it ? I have to go through immigration and customs. I have 2 large bags and two carry ons


    Hi I also need to know if I can get assistance to wheel my bags outside. Can I get a taxi to take me from TBIT to Terminal 1. Us 2 hrs 20 mins enough time to go through immigration and customs? This is my second visit so can I use the kiosks?


    You cannot take a taxi between Terminals. You either have to carry them yourself or take them on the shuttle bus. If you have more than you can carry you'll have to send some of it ahead via the mail. You can only use the kiosks if you hold a visa-exempt passport or are a permanent resident. If you are an Indian citizen you cannot use the kiosks on repeat visits unless you become a permanent resident.


  • connecting flight to melbourne
    Aug 29, 2016
    I will be flying united from boston to lax and only have 55 minutes to connect to another united flight to Melbourne. Is this enough time to make the flight?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Is an hour long enough?
    Aug 25, 2016
    How long does it take to get from terminal 3 to the international terminal? I have no checked bags...


    Once you leave security in T3, you can get to the security checkpoint in the International Terminal in less than 5-10 minutes.


  • Connecting flight to Chicago in 2hours
    Aug 24, 2016
    I have flight from beijing to los angeles to chicago. I don't need time for baggage claim but i need time for immigration. Is it possible for me to do immigration and board on the chicago flight within 2 hours ?


    What airlines are you flying? Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate reservations?


    One reservation with Air China


    OK, so your flight to Chicago will be operated by United. In LAX, you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags (if you have checked bags), go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, exit the terminal, walk to your right, the fourth building you come to will be Terminal 7, go inside, go through security and to your departure gate. You have just enough time.


  • T1 to T8 with luggage
    Aug 23, 2016
    Is is possible for a 'senior' citizen to wheel one bag and a carry on from term. 1 to term. 8? I see via the map that there are 2 parking lots in between. I'm not sure how big these lots are.


    As long as you're a healthy senior citizen and the bag isn't absurdly large or heavy, I think that's possible. note that the entrance to Terminal 8 is actually in Terminal 7.


  • connecting flight time
    Aug 23, 2016
    we'll be arriving from taiwan(eva air) at 3pm & have a connecting flight with southwest airlines at 6:50pm. is that enough time considering customs & immigration?


    That should be enough time.


    Aug 23, 2016


    No, there are no skycaps in Terminal 1. I suggest packing or renting a cart and pushing the bags to the International Terminal.


  • Southwest/American Terminal Connection
    Aug 23, 2016
    I am looking at an itinerary that would fly on Southwest from OAK to LAX landing at 3:15pm then connect with an American flight to Lihue at 5:30pm. Would I have enough time to check bags from OAK, retrieve and recheck with American? Looking to fly during the December holidays when I assume airport will be busier than normal.


    That would be just enough time if everything went smoothly. It's a long walk from Terminal 1 to Terminal 4 or 6 where you depart.


    That's what I am nervous about but isn't there a bus that transits around to all terminals?


    Yes, but it is very slow and gets stuck in traffic.


    Thank you very much!


  • From Qatar Airways to Virgin America
    Aug 21, 2016
    Good Day Helpful Advisor(s), 1) I will be arriving LAX via Qatar Airways at 1.25pm, and will be taking Virgin America to Las Vegas at 3.35pm (approximately 2 hours gap). Is this do-able or should I take a later flight. 2) I need to collect my baggage and re-check in for Virgin America, needn't I? Thank you very much. Appreciate some feedback.


    This is going to be very very close. I reccomend booking a connection of 2h30m+. If it was all one airline, I'd say that you could go with it, and if you miss the flight, the airline will rebook you. However, since it's two different airlines, neither Qatar nor Virgin America would rebook you, meaning you'd have to pay out of pocket. Id say take the later flight.


    Thank You Very Much Andy! I will choose a much later flight.


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