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    Aug 18, 2014
    Making an international connection through LAX. Scheduled to arrive in Terminal 7 (LAX), and departing Terminal 1 (LAX). I have about 90 minutes to make the connection. Any suggestions for getting through this transfer quickly and with minimal fuss?


    There are no LAX-FRA flights from Terminal 1. Terminal 1 is used by Southwest Airlines. What airlines are you flying?


  • Santa Fe, American Eagle>All Nippon Tokyo>Bangkok
    Aug 17, 2014
    I arrive at LAX from Santa Fe Municipal Airport @ 9:35 AM Terminal 4, with an International departure time of 11:50 AM on All Nippon Airlines. Do I need to claim and re-check my bags through, and most importantly, is this plenty of time to catch my international flight?


    All Nippon departs from the Bradley Terminal (TBIT). On arrival at T4, you need to exit the terminal, and walk to the left around the corner to TBIT, where you will need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. Your bags will automatically be transferred to your connecting flight. You have plenty of time.


    If you purchased your tickets together they will be transferred but if you purchased separately they will not. Also, you will have to obtain your ANA boarding passes from their counter in the TBIT as AA won't be able to issue them.


  • Toronto to Hawaii
    Aug 16, 2014
    Do I have to take my baggage in LAX ? I'm from toronto to Hawaii


    If your tickets were bought together you do not. You will preclear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto.


  • LA to NYC
    Aug 16, 2014
    Hi, we are travelling from Melb to NYC on Qantas, arriving at LAX ay 7:10 am, departing for NYC at 10am. Is this enough time? Our flights are on the one ticket. Do we have to collect our luggage and re-check it in, or do we just have to go through customs and immigration and have our onboard luggage scanned. Also, we arrive Terminal B and depart Terminal 4, are they far apart?


    Yes, that should be more than enough time. Yes, you will go through Immigration and customs in LAX and you will have to claim your luggage and re-check it.


    Also, the International Terminal and T4 are right next to each other.


  • Terminal 6 United to Terminal 2 HA
    Aug 13, 2014
    I have an hour between flights and only carry on bags, I'm also TSA pre. How long does it take to get from T6 to T2?


    If you walk straight across through the parking garages the walk takes 10 minutes if you move quickly. To make your connection I also suggest you check in for your Hawaiian flight online before departing on your United flight.


    Gate 70 to 27 how long for TSA?


    That I can't predict.


  • international to domestic
    Aug 13, 2014
    I'll be arriving at international terminal at 8pm from Manila via PAL and have a domestic flight to LasVegas with United at 10pm, is 2hrs enough to go thru immigration&customs and be at the United counter in the domestic terminal? And UA ticket states we have to be at the check-in counter 45min before which cuts our transfer time to 1.15hrs. Any tips on how to be faster to make it at the check-in counter on time? It is our first time in LAX.


    It will be very very difficult. It is a good 20 minute walk to the United check-in counters, so you'll have to be out of customs 55 minutes after your plane is scheduled to arrive to make it on-time.


    thank you for your insight, if we ride airport transportation would it be faster than 20min walking? Do we drop our luggage in TBIT United transfer desk or we drag it all the way with us to check-in at United Terminal 8?


    At that time of night, the bus may be faster. You'll have to see how traffic is moving. I'm guessing it won't save you much time. If your bags are tagged through to LAS by PAL then you can drop them at the United transfer desk in the TBIT. Otherwise you will have to bring them with you to T7.


    I asked PAL, they would not tag it thru LAS since my tickets are separate airline bookings, if i do online check-in and pre-print boarding pass and drop my luggage at curbside check-in, it might be faster? Where is the curbside checkin at TBIT? Your help is much appreciated


    There is no curbside checkin at the TBIT. You'll have to take the bags with you to T7.


  • Enough Time
    Aug 12, 2014
    I need to know if I have enough time to get from UA 5387 to Alaska 157 if I arrive at LAX at 6:57 p.m. and depart on the Alaska flight at 7:45 p.m. I don't know where either airline is located. I will have checked my bag all the way when I depart San Luis Obispo for LAX.


    You will arrive in Terminal 8 and depart from Terminal 6. They are connected inside security. However, you will absolutely have to check-in for your Alaska flight online before you leave on your United flight. This itinerary also leaves little to no time for any delays.


    Thanks for the information. It was very helpful.


  • TBIT to T3
    Aug 10, 2014
    i read a lot about that topic, but i'm still not sure if we should take the following flight: we'll arrive at 12:40pm at TBIT from Germany and must do the immigration, pick up our baggages and all of that. now, we are thinking to take a flight to Las Vegas. It would be enough time to get the connecting flight at 4:05 pm (virgin america. we must do the check in at least 3:20pm) or should we take the flight at 6:40? thank you for response


    You should be fine with the 4:05 flight. You will be out of customs at the TBIT by 1:40 at the latest and it's only a 5 minute walk to T3.


    Thank you ZAP :)


  • united domestic to international
    Aug 9, 2014
    I'm coming through LAX to japan from Phoenix and heard that construction is making the connections much harder United domestic to international departures. Is the construction and all that bad?


    There is no construction in the United Terminals. It should not affect you.


  • connection
    Aug 7, 2014
    get a flight from Israel to Terminal B and I have to continue to San Francisco Terminal 3 How do I get and how long it takes


    The fastest way from the International Terminal to Terminal 3 is to walk. You walk to the left as you exit the international terminal. It's maybe a 5 to 10 minute walk.


  • Air Tahiti > LAX > MSP
    Aug 4, 2014
    Arriving on Air Tahiti @ 8:15am on a Saturday. Any issues making a connecting flight with United to MSP at 11:00am? I assume getting to Spirit by 10:00am isn't realistic? Thanks!


    Yes, I would take the 11 AM United flight. Lines at Spirit can be pretty long so I definitely wouldn't risk that.


  • Sydney
    Aug 4, 2014
    Will I reclaim my checked baggage in LAX after it arrived from Atlanta, before going to Sydney, or will it continue on without re-checking it? On my flight back to the US from Sydney. The flight arrives at 8:00 AM with the flight I need to connect back to leaving at 9:33 AM. Is that enough time? What do I need to do once I arrive back in LA baggage wise? Never been to LAX so I'm clueless on baggage claim, etc... Help! Please! :)


    Forgot to add I am flying with Delta. I have no idea what gates yet.


    On your way to Sydney you don't have to do anything with your baggage, just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. On your flight home, when you get to LAX you will go through US Immigration in T5, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags with Delta, then go up to the departure level and go through security and to your departure gate to Atlanta.


    Thank you so much! You helped to ease my mind. :)


  • Make Connection
    Aug 1, 2014
    Flying into LAX on US Airways at 8:10 Sat. at Terminal 3 - connecting with American Flight leaving at 8:50 - Terminal 4 - (40 minutes).Carrying bags - If we take the AA connecting shuttle from T3 Gate 39 will we be able to make our connecting flight to Hawaii on time?


    Yikes, that's a really hard connection. Unless your US Airways flight is quite early I don't see how you can make it.


  • Is 1:15 enough to connect? Bags checked through?
    Jul 31, 2014
    Hello. It may be a little late but... We leave tomorrow night on AS 1869 from Lihue, Kauai, and then connect with DL1506 to Detroit. We arrive at LAX terminal 4 and leave from 5. Our connection time is 1:15. Is this enough time? Does it matter we fly on to Europe from Detroit? Thanks!


    If your bags are checked through that should be enough time. Check in for your Delta flight online before you leave Hawaii as you may arrive in T5 after the checkin cutoff. If your bags are not checked through because you bought separate tickets you will not have enough time to claim your bags and get them to T5 before the bag cutoff. The fact that you are connecting onwards to Europe from DTW doesn't matter.


  • Sydney to Cleveland, transit at LAX, check in luggage
    Jul 30, 2014
    HI, urgent question for 16 yr boy travelling alone, about check in luggage process in LAX. Flight Sydney to Cleveland: Sydney (SYD) to Los Angeles (LAX) QF Qantas Airways Flight: 107 Then same day transit Los Angeles (LAX)to Cleveland (CLE) UA United Flight: 1665 One reservation but 2 airlines. Can I make the luggage check-in at Sydney airport and go directly to Cleveland? If not, what will be the procedure?Thanks for your assistance, appreciated.


    He will have to claim his luggage in order to go through US Customs. Then on the exit to US Customs at the TBIT he should follow the signs for connecting passengers - there will be a United Airlines transfer desk where he can re-check his bags. Then he will exit the International Terminal and walk to the right (with the flow of traffic) about 200 meters to Terminal 7 where he will go through security for his departure gate to Cleveland.


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