LAX Terminal Connections | iFlyer Forum

Los Angeles (LAX) Airport

LAX Forum Home

Got a tip about LAX airport? You've come to the right place for help on getting to, through, and between Los Angeles airport . Share your experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Discussion Topics
Last Post

  • SWA to HA separate bookings
    Mar 2, 2015
    I will be traveling from Denver to LAX on SWA and can land at 9:45 in June, have luggage at baggage claim and transfer to HA for 1:30 flight. Is this enough time, knowing that HA is usually iready to close doors at noted departure time


    Yes, that should be enough time, especially considering that you just have to go from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2.


  • Traveling to Okinawa
    Mar 2, 2015
    Unfortunately my layover is super short - flying in from Denver with United (Terminal 7 or 8 it seems) and I have to make it to the international terminal in about 40 minutes. I know I already have to make it through security again but do I have to recheck my bags? Insight would be appreciated if I should even attempt this.


    Assuming you purchased all your tickets together, your bags should be transferred automatically.


    Thanks, that helps a lot. I read that you have to go through security again when entering the international terminal. My flight lands all 11:35 PM. Anyone have any insight as to how busy it might be?


    There are a number of flights to the South Pacific and Asia that leave around that time, but security lines are still reasonable 5-10 minutes.


  • Air NZ to WestJet (op. American Airlines)
    Mar 3, 2015
    I'l be arriving on Air NZ at 3pm,Mar 24. I have a West Jet (op American) flight to Edmonton from T4 at 17:05--Canadian Passport, no checked baggage. West Jet think this will work. Do you agree?


    Since you have no checked bags I think it will be possible.


    Thanks!! Here's hoping everyone's running on time


  • Connection question
    Mar 1, 2015
    I am flying in to terminal 8 and connections is TOM BRADLEY terminal. I have an hour, no bags. Is shuttle best or walk/run?


    It will be very difficult. If you can walk fast or run, do that.


    Thanks for the response. My flight was 25 minutes late so I ran like hell and got a air new zealand rep to wiz me thru security. Last one on but made it. Never doin that again.


  • Connecting from Terminal 3 to Terminal 7
    Feb 28, 2015
    I arrive on Spirit at 2;43pm and have to connect to United International flight at 4:55pm to LHR. I will luggage with me. Will I make my connection?


    Yes, that should barely be enough time.


  • Virgin Australia to Southwest
    Mar 1, 2015
    We are flying from Sydney, Australia through LAX. On a separate ticket, we are flying to Chicago on Southwest in Terminal 1. Our flight from Australia arrives at 6:30am. We can get a flight to Chicago that leaves Terminal 1 Southwest at 9:10am. Will that be enough time go through customs/immigration, claim our luggage and check in with Southwest?


    That would be barely enough time. Check in for your Southwest flight online before you leave Australia. You will still have to transfer your bags yourselves to Terminal 1.


  • LAX connection
    Mar 1, 2015
    Hi, we are flying from YYZ to ICN, connecting thru LAX. YYZ to LAX is AIr Canada and LAX to ICN is Asiana. We have checked in luggage but believe will clear custom at YYZ. Just wondering if a two-hour layover time will be enough at LAX?


    2 Hours should be enough time. if you purchased your tickets together your bags will be transferred automatically. You just have to walk from T2 to the International Terminal and go through security.


    Thank you! Do you know if we need to get new tix? Since we change airlines? We book the flights together.


    Air Canada should be able to issue both boarding passes in Toronto. Although they may need to see your passport at the Asiana gate in the International Terminal.


  • Tom Bradley to T2 connection
    Feb 27, 2015
    Hi I'm flying airnz into TBIT at 12.30pm, and would like to fly Avianca to Guatemala City at 2.05pm from terminal 2. The tickets for the Avianca flight will be booked separately. Am I right in thinking this is far too tight? Many thanks, David


    Yes, I think it would be very difficult.


  • Layover
    Feb 26, 2015
    Hi. So i'll be flying to LAX from MSP then flying from LAX to Ixtapa, Mexico. My layover is 1hr 20 minutes. Both my flights are Delta Airlines and all that I will have is a carry on. Can I make it if my flight is on time? Sincerely, Never flown internationally


    All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 5, on your way to Ixtapa. you should have plenty of time if your first flight is on-time.


    Thank You!


  • Layover
    Feb 27, 2015
    Hi, I'll be flying YVR to LAS with a connection in LAX (2h 12m) and on the return trip, same route, connection time 1h 50m All on Delta. Will I have to go through customs in LAX? Is this enough time? Thanks!


    Oh, and all carry on. No checked bags! Thanks!


    You will not go through Customs in LAX on either route. On your way to LAS you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. On your way back you will go through Canadian Immigration in Vancouver. You should have enough time


    Great! Thank you!


  • HELP! unseasoned traveller
    Feb 26, 2015
    How do I get from Terminal 8, gate 88 to Air Canada Terminal 2 - only have 1 hour to connect. Security again?


    You need to exit T8 and walk straight across the parking garages, Over there will be T2. You will have to go through security again. IF your first flight is on-time and you hurry you will have enough time.


  • Delayed Domestic Flight to International
    Feb 25, 2015
    Hi. Actually on the plane now. I booked my flight through my company and the time between flights was only 1 hr and 38 mins. Now the huge winter storm has caused a huge delay in my flight. I fly into terminal 6 (us airways) at 11:45 and departing the international terminal at 11:55. My guess is there is no possible way to make this flight. 1. Do you think they would hold the flight because of the massive storm across the south? 2. is there security i have to go through again? 3. how long does it take to get from terminal 6 to international at midnight?


    Yes, you have to go through security. They might hold the flight if there are a lot of people coming from yours or other delayed flights. Running, you can get from T6 to the International Terminal in 3-4 minutes. Walking, maybe 6-8 minutes


    Thank you for the post. It looks on the map that they are not connected. So I don't have to shuttle?


    It would be much faster to walk/run. Go left once you exit Terminal 6.


    Wish me luck! Thank you so much for responding so quickly.


  • LAX layover
    Feb 25, 2015
    I am travelling from Sydney to Chicago with a layover in lax. I arrive into terminal B and the layover is just under 2 hours. I then depart for Chicago through terminal 7. Do I go through customs in lax or Chicago? And do I have to collect my luggage at all in LAX? I'm a bit nervous about whether 2 hours will be enough time.


    You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. If you booked all your tickets on one reservation then follow the signs for connecting passengers and you can re-check your bags at the transfer desk. If you purchased two separate tickets you will have to RUN with your bags to Terminal 7 to check them with United in time.


  • Terminal B
    Feb 25, 2015
    Taking an international flight from JFK to LAX via Qantas and arriving in Terminal B. Have a connecting flight also in terminal B with only 1 hour and 50 min. Flights are within the same itinerary. Do we need to go through customs/immigration or can we simply deboard our plane and walk to our next gate? Thanks in advance!


    JFK and LAX are both located in the United states, thus, it is not an International flight. Assuming both flights are on Qantas, which if you are on the Qantas JFK-LAX flight it has to be, you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in LAX. There is no US Customs when departing the US.


  • Connectiion to KOA
    Feb 24, 2015
    We are leaving JFK and arriving at LAX at 3:55pm. Our next flight is LAX to KOA (Kona) at 5pm. We have carryon luggage. Will we make our connecting flight? The tickets were purchased seperately from each other.


    Both flights are American Air


    Yes, you should have plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 4.


Google Plus One