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  • 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.


  • connection between terminal 3 and terminal 4 and enough time?
    Jul 29, 2014
    My flight reaching on terminal 3 (USairways) and connecting flight is from terminal 4(AA), time between flights is app 80 min, is this enough time? and what is the best way to get from terminal 3 to terminal 4.


    80 mins should be enough time. It's about a 10-15 minute walk along the curbside (my recommended path) and then you have to go through security.


    Thanks for the per website I came across below: American Airlines and US Airways passengers can now access both the US Airways and American Airlines terminals without leaving security via new shuttle service with stops at Gate 39 in Terminal 3 and at Gate 44 in Terminal this in place? and enough time as I have only 80 min between flights.


    Yes, that is in place and may save you some time as while it may take longer to get between terminals you won't have to go through security when you get to T4.


  • Enough Time?
    Jul 26, 2014
    I am arriving on an international flight at 6:30pm in T6, walking to Southwest in T1 for a flight leaving at 9:10pm. Is this enough time to go through immigration and customs, walk to T1, check a bag, get through security, and make it to the gate on time?


    T6 is served by Alaska, Great Lakes & United (I presume you already checked & your incoming airline does not transfer bags to Southwest. Unless you have bought both flights on one ticket, you would need to take your bag along to T1 and check it in there. Either way you have enough time. Note that the terminals are on either side of the parking garages in the center. If you walk between them you would need a cart to load your bags on. You may want instead to use 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, stopping next at T7, T8 and going over to T1 - taking under 10 mins.


  • Enough Time
    Jul 26, 2014
    Arriving Southwest at 7:30am with an international Alaska flight leaving at 10am, is this enough time to make it to Alaska's terminal (T6?), check-in, and get through security


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. It's fastest to just walk across the airport through the parking garages rather than waiting for and taking the shuttle.


    Thank you Zap!


  • Terminal 3 to TBIT
    Jul 23, 2014
    Arriving US Air at LAX (I believe US Air is terminal 3) at 8:35 pm departing TBIT on Air Tahiti Nui at 11:10 pm. I will collect my bags at US Air baggage claim and proceed to check in at Air Tahiti. Is there a connecting tunnel or easy way to get from terminal 3 at LAX to the Intl Terminal?


    There is no tunnel, you have to walk outside along the curbfront. It's a very short walk from T3 to the TBIT. Check-in for the Air Tahiti Nui flight should be opening just about when you get there.


  • Customs & Connection time
    Jul 22, 2014
    Hello, I will be arriving from Mexico at 1 PM Sat Aug 30 2014 to T2 thru Aeromexico and Plan to connect Southwest at T1. I have options for my connection at 3 & 4 pm. Would 2 hours be enough time to connect or should I choose my 3 hour connection option?


    I would choose the 3 hour since you will have to transfer the bags yourself and security lines at T1 can get pretty long.


  • Transfer LAX to San Jose, Mexico
    Jul 21, 2014
    I am flying from Zürich via LAX to San José, Mexico, Will I have to clear customs and immigration in LA?


    Yes, you will. Any time you enter the US, even if you are connecting on elsewhere you have to go through US Immigration and Customs.


    Thanks Zap!


  • 32 minutes enough connecting flight
    Jul 20, 2014
    32 minutes from arrival at LAX to connecting flight to New York Kennedy - wiil time be enough? how close is terminal 1 and 2 from each other


    What airlines are you flying? Will you have checked bags? If you are flying two different airlines that's definitely not enough time.


  • Arrive TBIT at 125 depart Terminal 2 at 330
    Jul 17, 2014
    Hi, on August 5th 2014 I am arriving at the TBIT from Fiji at 125 pm and departing from Terminal 2 at 330PM. I am wondering if this is possible, it looks like it might be pretty close. Also, do I have to collect my luggage? and how long does the shuttle usually take?


    It will be very tough. If you're a US Citizen you'll be out of Immigration and customs by 2, then it's a 15 minute walk to T2 (I recommend walking, not taking the shuttle). You will have to claim your luggage to go through US Customs. If your bags are tagged through to your final destination you can then re-check after customs. Otherwise you'll have to take them with you to T2.


  • Delta conections from Sydney via La to Las Vegas
    Jul 15, 2014
    I am flying from Sydney to LAX on delta flight arriving at 8am, then have a connecting flight on Delta to Las Vegas at 9.15am, my bags will be checked thru to Las Vegas..this doesnt seem much time is it possible ( believe I will fly into Terminal 5 and depart from the same terminal.


    On arrival at LAX you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through customs clearance - then re-check-in bag & proceed to your connecting gate. T5 has gates 51 to 59 - divided into clusters of 50A -51B gates, 52A -53B gates and 54A -59 gates. Hurry - you arrive at rush hour; however, Delta is the only airline at T5.


    Hi, I am wondering if you made the connection, i have an almost identical connection this coming Sunday - thanks


  • Minimum Connection Time
    Jun 28, 2014
    What is minimum connection time at LAX going from Southwest terminal to American terminal, assuming no checked bags and domestic only.


    You arrive at Terminal 1 & depart from Terminal 4. Your only option, other than taking a taxi, is to 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. Your next stops will be T2,T3, TBIT, & T4 - 4 stops taking 10 mins. HOWEVER, you need to go through security check at T4 (with gates 42-49) before proceeding to your connecting gate.


  • Connection between Alaska (Terminal 6) and Southwest
    Jun 25, 2014
    I am arriving on an International Alaska Airlines flight that arrives at 6:05 and connecting to a Southwest Airlines flight that leaves at 9:10. Will I have enough time to make it through immigration and customs, walk from terminal 6 to terminal 1, check my bag at Southwest and make it through security in time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will be out of customs by about 6:45 and should be at T1 by 7 or 7:15, leaving you plenty of time.


  • Can we make our connection?
    Jun 25, 2014
    We are US citizens arriving LAX at 12:30 PM from Fiji on Friday Oct 31 2014. We Have a flight on Southwest which leaves at 3PM but we have to collect our bags and check back through with Southwest. do we have enough time to make this flight?


    Yes, if your flight from Fiji is on-time you should be OK. You will have to bring your bags with you to T1 to check with Southwest. Also try to check-in for your southwest flight online before you leave Fiji.


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