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  • connection timing
    Oct 22, 2014
    haven't booked yet, but i will probably be flying from toronto to palm springs with a connection in lax. the connection time is 90 min. we have customs pre clearance in toronto, which should be allowing the first flight to arrive as a domestic flight rather than an international flight. assuming the first flight arrives on time, would i have enough time to get from terminal 2 to terminal 7/8? thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. The fastest way from T2 to T7 is to walk straight across the airport through the parking garages. It's maybe a 15 minute walk. You will have to go through security again in T7.


  • concerned about my connection
    Oct 22, 2014
    I am arriving on a flight from south korea have to connect onto a united air flight concerned with customs and going to united terminal from intl. that I could miss my flight have only 2 hours why is it set up that have to exit one terminal go to another re check in and then proceed thru security all over again


    LAX was designed before international airline hubs existed. That's why it is spread over so many terminals. 2 Hours will be difficult. However, any time you enter the US, you have to go through security again, so in that regard LAX isn't any different. It is a difficult, but makeable connection.


  • Terminal 4 to Terminal 6
    Oct 21, 2014
    AA just changed my arrival in LAX to 8:55am. I have to connect to AS for a 9:45am departure. Separate tickets. Carry on only. Flying First on AS. Can we make the connection? Thanks


    Yes, I think you can if you check in online for your AS flight. AA runs a shuttle bus between T4 and T6.


  • Terminal 2 to Terminal 4
    Oct 20, 2014
    NZ flight arrives 10:30 AM, American Airlines flight departs 12:55 PM terminal 4. Assuming on-time arrival, can I make this connection?


    Yes, you should be OK. If you purchased flights together you can drop your bags at the re-check desk after customs in the International Terminal. Otherwise you will have to take it to Terminal 4 and pay a checked bag fee. Either way you should have enough time. Terminal 4 is directly next to the International Terminal (to your right as you exit the International Terminal).


    Also, I should point out that Air New Zealand will be moving from T2 to the International Terminal soon. Those are the instructions for the International Terminal. If you arrive in T2, the instructions are similar and you still have enough time, but it's a longer trip between Terminals.


    Oct 20, 2014
    We are flying from Chicago to LAX (using Spirit) And then are thinking of a flight from LAX to Cabo 45 minutes later (using Alaskan Airlines) Can we make it from terminal 3 (where Spirit is) to terminal 6 (where Alaskan Air is) in LAX in 45 minutes? Do we have to go through security again? To complicate matters my wife will be gate checking her wheelchair... Is this even possible?


    No, that's not a possible connection you should not have booked this.


    And let me explain why - assuming your spirit flight is on-time, you will have to spend at least 5-10 minutes waiting for the wheelchair, then it is approximately 15-20 minute walk from T3 to T6, by a fast walker. With a wheelchair I imagine it will be much slower. Then you will have to go through security in T6, then get to the gate. There is no way you can make it.


  • domestic connections
    Oct 19, 2014
    Hi we fly into Lax terminal 4 via american airways and fly out of terminal 3 via us airways with a connection time of 75 min both domestic flights. what is the fastest way to do this tight connection?


    American & US Airways passengers may use the shuttle stopping at T3's gate 39 & at T4's gate 44.


  • T4-TBIT and lounges
    Oct 18, 2014
    We are flying into T4 on AA. Arrive around 6:45pm. Our TN flight leaves at 10:40 from TBIT. My tickets were purchased separately so I assume not ability to connect the PNRs and get the bags checked all the way (dfw-ppt). Is that correct? I'm an admirals club member but that doesn't help with the one world lounge in TBIT, correct? We are fly TN business class so we have access to their shared lounge in TBIT, however I hear that isn't very nice. Is there anyway to go to TBIT and complete the bag check / boarding pass and go back to the admirals club. Is it even worth it, if that was possible.


    No, it's not really worth it. Just use the TN club. The TN check-in counter doesn't even open until 8ish anyways, so there's no point in trying to go elsewhere.,


    Oct 17, 2014
    We are flying into Hnl-lax with BA (under AA) and then on to LHR also with BA after 11hr layover, does anyone know if our luggage will be checked all the way to LHR, or whether we will have to collect luggage and re check in for the international flight later? The flights were all booked as part of a One World RTW ticket. Thanks for any advice!


    If your flight to LAX arrives the same day that your flight to LHR departs, then your bags will be checked through to LHR unless you request that they not be.


  • Terminal 7 to Terminal B
    Oct 13, 2014
    I am arriving from Las Vegas by UA529/LH9409 at 14:49 terminal 7 & want to catch flight to Frankfurt LH 457 at 16:20 from terminal B. Is the layover time enough to make this connection. I have single PNR so can I have through check-in from Las Vegas without collecting my baggage at Los Angeles and catch my flight to Frankfurt.


    Yes, that should be enough time - you will just have to walk from T7 to the TBIT and go through security. It should take about 20 minutes to do that walk.


    Thanks for your prompt reply.


  • Is 90 minutes going to be enough time.
    Oct 7, 2014
    Arrive LAX from Sydney 10.25am. Have connecting Delta flight to San Diego departing 12.07pm. Do we claim our checked baggage ourselves and re-check again at Terminal 5? Will we have enough time to catch connecting flight?


    What airline are you flying from Sydney? You will have to claim your baggage to go through US CUstoms.


  • Transferring
    Oct 7, 2014
    Hi, I'm flying from San Diego to LAX via United Airlines, arriving at LAX at Terminal 8 at 18:03. I'm then flying onto London Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic from Terminal 2 at 22:00. Will I have to pick up my bags and check in again? Is this enough time to do that if I have to?


    If you bought your tickets together your bags will be checked through to London in San Diego and you won't have to do anything with them in LAX. However, if you bought two separate tickets they will not be checked through and you will have to claim them, then take them to T2 to Re-check them. You should have plenty of time.


  • Arriving from SJD
    Oct 6, 2014
    I am flying to Mexico for the first time from SFO to LAX to SJD and back on American. When arriving from Mexico how long does it take to go through customs. Trying to figure out if I will have enough time to catch my flight to SFO. Also, do flights from Mexico arrive at Terminal 4? Thank you.


    Yes, if your flight from Mexico is operated by American it will arrive in Terminal 4. If it is operated by Alaska Airlines it will arrive in Terminal 6. The minimum connecting time International -> Domestic is 90 minutes, although 2 hours is better.


    Thank you!


  • Luggage Transfer and Customs
    Oct 4, 2014
    I am flying from heathrow, London to Tom Bradley terminal of Los Angeles via British Airways. I have a connecting flight from Terminal 4 of Los Angeles to San Francisco. Had the following questions. i) Will British Airways transfer my checked in luggage to the connecting flight or will I have to do it myself? ii) Where will the customs check/Port of Entry happen? At LA or San Francisco?


    Upon arrival at LAX, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, then follow the signs for connecting passengers and re-check your bags. Then you will exit the TBIT and walk to the right (with the flow of traffic). The next building you come to will be Terminal 4. There you will go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Connect from KLM-Delta domestic
    Oct 1, 2014
    Hi - arriving from Heathrow on KLM at 11:50am connecting to Delta flight at 2:10pm to Sacramento. Americans all on one ticket. Is this enough time please? thanks


    KLM does not fly Heathrow-LAX, Delta doesn't operate it either? What airline are you flying? Or are you connecting in AMS on your way to LAX?


  • Minimum time to clear customs to get to next flight
    Oct 1, 2014
    Hi, I arrive from Australia on VA7 arriving at 6:30am, I need to book a connecting flight to Las Vegas and am just wonder how long I should plan to get through customs and pick up baggage. I assume that a 12:15 flight should do it. I could also catch a 9:30am flight, which I assume is too early. Many thanks.


    The 9:30 AM flight should be fine.


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