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  • Tight connection????
    May 12, 2013
    We are arriving at 7:30am on a Friday morning on a Virgin Australia flight into terminal 5, with a connecting Delta flight at 10:05am from terminal 5. Will 2 hours and 35 minutes be enough to make this connection?


    Internatinal arrivals at LAX need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag; thereafter proceed to the Departure level, go through security check. Across frothe duty-free shop in the gateway area are gates 51-59, divided into clusters of 50A -51B gates, 52A -53B gates and 54A -59 gates. You have plenty of time.


  • pilot
    May 10, 2013
    Homeboy Sandwich Shop now in place


  • pilot
    May 10, 2013
    closed for remodeling as of 5/10/13


  • Minimum changeover times
    May 9, 2013
    We are 4 people arriving in LA from melbourne on qantas at 6.35am, flying to Mexico City on Aeromexico and want to change our 2.00pm flight to an earlier flight. What would the minimum changeover time be given customs etc.


    I would be comfortable booking a flight out after 9 AM. Aeromexico appears to have a 9:53 AM flight that looks quite doable.


    On arrival at LAX, you need to to through passport check, pick up your bags and go through customs clearance - allot 1 hr. If Qantas transfers your bags to Aeromexico flight (check with Qantas), you simply re-check in your bags - if not, you need to take your bags along and check them in at Terminal 5 (add 20 mins). While Qantas uses both Terminals T4 & the Bradley terminal (TBIT or TB), Aeromexico uses Terminal 5. If arriving at TBIT, exit the terminal and walk to the right to T4 and adjacent T5 where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate (a 10-min. walk). (Alternatively, you could take the LAX bus Route A on lower arrival level island in front of each terminal, under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection', which runs every 12-15 mins.)


  • transfer time
    May 9, 2013
    We are UK citizens and arrive at 1.20pm on an air pacific flight from fiji, and would like to book a Spirit Airlines flight to Las Vegas, departing at 3.30pm. Is this enough time? We will have a checked backpack each.


    Yes, that should be enough time. However, keep in mind that Spirit is a ULCC like Ryanair, so if you miss your flight don't expect any reaccomadation. I would probably recommend the 4 PM flight on Southwest instead.


  • Terminal 5 to 6
    May 4, 2013
    I will be arriving at terminal 5 from Sydney i have to claim my luggage for a flight with Alaska Airlines to Seattle at Terminal 6 with a 2 hour layover will i have enough time?


    That's probably enough time.


  • connecting from southwest to delta
    Apr 29, 2013
    Hello, I am flying from Chicago to LAX this Saturday with Southwest. I am then catching a flight through Delta 45 minutes after I land in LAX to go to Hawaii. I am not checking bags. Will I have enough time to do this? Will I have to go back through security to pick up my boarding pass for my Delta flight to Hawaii? Thanks for your help!


    You should try to get an earlier flight to LAX. You have to go completely across the airport and back through security. Unless your first flight is early you probably won't have enough time to do that.


  • Do I have enough time?
    Apr 29, 2013
    I'm arriving from Sydney Australia at 6.40am into terminal 4 then have to get bags etc and go to terminal 6 Alaskan airline flt at 9.45am. Will I have time? Also any tips on quickest way to do this? Thanks.


    Yes, that should be enough time. You can either take the airline connections shuttle on the lower level to T6 or you can walk - it's not that far.


  • Barry
    Apr 22, 2013
    Flying qantas from Brisbane to Vancouver layover 3hours in LAX. Continuing code share with Alaska airlines to Vancouver. Will qantas do seat allocation for the alaska airlines or do i have to get that at ALaska Airlines at LAX


    Hey Mate, No Qantas wont do the seat allocation for you online. Your preferences will be forward to AS but that is all. If you LAX-YVR was with Alaskan ticket number you can pick seats that way, though I assume you have a qantas ticket the whole way though. When you are at the gate, listen for your name as usually they want to see your passport again and sometimes will issue you with an AS boarding pass. This can be avoided if you go to the AS counter when at Terminal 6 (if can be bothered).


  • best connexion
    Apr 18, 2013
    arriving on Southwest T1, i have 1h to get to T6. What would be the fastest way? Thank you


    The fastest way is to walk straight across the lower level from T1 to T6. However, if you have time, you can also take the shuttle bus on the lower level (Bus A - airline connections).


  • arriving in lax with bike
    May 25, 2013
    im arriving with qantas at bradley terminal, i go through imigration then grab bag and bike box then go to customs after customs can i put my bag and bike box on conveyer after customs or do i have to bring it to my connection flight with alaska airlines to vancouver? and how far is it from bag pick up to customs? as i know if i can drag my box that distance... on way back i fly with alaska airline from vancouver to lax with connecting flight with qantas to australia through bradley do i need to go through immigration and customs at lax and do i have to grab my bag and bike box in lax before i go to connection flight? thanks


    There will be a re-check in Bradley. On the way back you will pre-clear US immigration in Vancouver. Then just have to go to the bradley terminal with yourself and your carry-ons.


    How far is bag pick up to customs in lax? Can I drag a bike box or do I need a cart? And how much is the cart and what notes or coins do they take? Thanks


    Usually the walk from the intl baggage claim to the customs counter to re-check isn't very far. I've never been through immigration in the TBIT so I can't tell you for sure if there are carts available or not. If there are they would take U.S. Currency (quarters and probably small bills) and possibly Credit Cards.


    Carts are free inside TBIT FIS area.


  • another question
    Apr 17, 2013
    what shuttle bus a, b, 1, 2


    Bus A (Airline Connections)


    THX. how busy do u think it is


    It really depends on the time of day, but the lower level at LAX is usually kind of a mess.


  • Terminal 7 to 2
    Apr 17, 2013
    Hi I have 1 hour 20 minutes to get from terminal 7 to 2 ua flight and air Canada flight at terminal 2. I'm new to lax and I need help


    You can take the shuttle on the baggage claim level or walk straight across the area between the terminals on the baggage claim level. Either way hope your flight is on-time and RUN. If there's a lot of traffic when you come out the doors, I'd definitely try to hoof it over to T2.


  • Walking time from Terminal 5 to 7
    Apr 16, 2013
    I'm arriving on Delta at T5 and need to meet other people ASAP at United at T7. Anyone know the time it takes to get between the two terminals? Many thanks!


    It's about a 10 minute walk along the curbside.


  • T6 to T8
    Apr 16, 2013
    One hour connection in to T6 out of T8. It looks like you don't have to go through any security. it mentions a tunnel between the terminals. how long is the walk


    At LAX, T6, you can walk (to the right) from outside the arrivals level to T8, which should take about 10 mins, (the tunnel is only between T5 & T7) - or take the LAX bus Route A on lower arrival level island in front of each terminal, under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection', which runs every 12-15 mins. Either way you need, at T8, go through security check.


    That is 100% incorrect - T6 and T8 are connected beyond security. You will not have to go through security.


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