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  • Check in
    Jul 20, 2016
    I arrive from singapore at LAX at 345pm. My connecting flight at virgin America at terminal 3 to Dulles is at 1145pm on the same day. Can I check in early at 430pm? I.e. Check my luggage as well? Or do I need to wait? Thanks


    You can check in online 24 hours before your flight. You should be able to check your bags after you arrive and clear customs without having to wait.


  • 44 minute connection
    Jul 19, 2016
    Will 40 minutes be enough time to connect from a United Flight from Las Vegas to a United Flight to Kona, HI?


    Yes, that is enough time if the flight from Las Vegas is on-time. All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connection between Terminal 1 and Terminal 6
    Jul 19, 2016
    I fly into LAX on Sunday the 9th October with Qantas and arrive at 0630. I am then considering flying with Air Alaska at 1025 in Terminal 6 to Cabo. Will the 4 hours be enough time to get through everything on a Sunday morning?


    Qantas does not arrive in Terminal 1. It arrives in the International Terminal. That would be enough time to make that connection.


    Thanks Zap. How long on average does it take to get through security and travel from the internatioanl terminal to Terminal 6? Thanks


    You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, then if your bags are tagged to Cabo already you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk in the International Terminal. Otherwise you will have to take them with you to T6 to re-check and then go through security. 3 hours is the minimum time I recommend for a connection like that though it's doable in 2ish.


    Thanks so much ZAP. Really helpful advise. The flights will not be connected but it sounds like aslong as the Qantas flight arrives on time at 0630 I'm all good. Thanks again.


  • LAX 1 hour connection
    Jul 18, 2016
    I am looking at getting an American Airlines flight from Denver to Auckland (NZ) via LAX. There is a 1 hour layover. It's all on 1 ticket and our bags will be checked through. Is 1 hour enough time to make the connection??


    That should be enough time if the flight from Denver is on-time.


  • Is this connection possible?
    Jul 17, 2016
    Im not sure if I can make this connection or if I need to reschedule-- Can I fly in from Fiji on Fiji Air(not sure of arrival gate) at 1:30pm and make a flight to DTW at 1:50pm with no bags. Possible? Not Possible?


    Absolutely, completely, and utterly impossible. You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take your bags to the departure terminal for your second airline, then go re-check your bags, and go through security and to your departure gate. You need at LEAST 3 hours.


  • Connecting international
    Jul 17, 2016
    I am flying on a Saturday Oct 8 from CLT to LAX arriving at 10:09 on american and then taking JAl flight 61 to Japan leaving at 1:20, then arriving at LAX on sunday the 16th at 7pm flying JAL with a flight leaving to CLT on american at 10:35pm. I am not checking any bags though. Will I have enough time for the connections?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time for both connections.


  • LAX - Transferring from Terminal B to Terminal 7
    Jul 17, 2016
    I will be arriving Terminal B at 12:55 from Frankfurst with LH456 and leaving Terminal 7 at 16:45 to Honolulu with UA1170 with one end-to-end ticket and checked luggages. Will my checked luggages be transferred automatically or do I need to handle them myself?


    In the International Terminal you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, walk to Terminal 7 and go through security. You have plenty of time.


  • Arriving domestic from Phoenix and catching an international flight
    Jul 17, 2016
    Hi. If my United flight from Phoenix is arriving into LAX at 7:50pm on a Monday and I have an international flight to Australia departing at 10:30pm, will that be enough time to transfer terminals and get through customs please? If not, how much time would you recommend please?


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. What airline are you flying to Australia? If both flights are on United all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting T5 baggage claim to TB ticketing area?
    Jul 17, 2016
    Arriving on Delta from SLC at 1820 hours departing Air Tahiti Nui at 2345 hours. I know it's enough time, but assume we need to claim bags and recheck in TB terminal? Does the new connector connect baggage in T5 to TB ticketing area?


    You will have to take the bags with you outside to get from T5 to the TBIT lobby. The connector runs only inside security.


    Thanks for the quick response! What a great service you have here!


    Delta says our bags are checked through to bora bora from Detroit. I'm arriving and have to take the same air Tahiti nun flight as posted. Do i have to get my bags and recheck them? Is there a way to get to international terminal without going through security again?


    Wish I knew dude. We were told Delta would only check to LAX because ATN isn't a partner? Did ur luggage tags say LAX or BOB when they put them on? We're currently sitting in TBIT waiting for ticket desk to open....which is athe 2015 btw....


    Your bags definitely won't be checked through to BOB - Air Tahiti (domestic) doesn't interline with anyone. At best your bags will be tagged to PPT.


  • International flight with Connecting flight from LAX to PHX
    Jul 16, 2016
    I am travelling on July 30 from Mnl to Nrt vial Jal and nrt to lax arriving 12pm with check in baggage then connecting flight to Phx at 2:35pm via american airlines. Please guide me thru on my transfer, the traffic flow, how to go about this baggage claim when i disembark at LAX, Can i still make it to my next flight?


    You will arrive in the International terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk right after (follow signs for connecting passengers), then exit the building, walk to Terminal 6 (to your right), go through security and to your departure gate, which will actually be a shuttle to the American Eagle remote terminal. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Terminal 2 to Terminal 5 with luggage and kids
    Jul 15, 2016
    Hi, I arrive in LAX on an international flight with 3 pieces of checked luggage, and 2 teen boys. I land at 2:30 at Terminal 5. Have to clear immigration and customs and recheck my baggage for a 6:30 Delta Flight. Can I walk from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5, if so how long will it take with all our luggage? Or is it better to take a shuttle but I will still have to load and unload the luggage from the shuttle. Thank you


    Yes, it is generally faster to walk. You should have enough time to make this connection.


  • Time connection
    Jul 14, 2016
    Will I be able to make it if I arrive LAX via AA at 9:30PM then take the next connecting flight via PAL at 10:30PM? I have no baggages.


    If you are able to check in for your PAL flight online, with the new connector building, it's theoretically possible. However, I have no clue if you can check in online for PAL flights leaving the US. When I saw them a few years ago at LAX it struck me as a fairly low-tech operation.


  • Airport Info
    Jul 14, 2016
    Hi there, i'm travelling from Sydney to LAX and I have a connecting flight to Toronto. I arrive in LAX at 6:30am at terminal B and depart for my second flight at 11:40am in terminal 2. Im just wondering the steps I have to go through to get to my second flight. Including the immigration and customs and what is involved in that process. As well as rechecking the bags and what the process is for that too. Thanks for all the help!


    Hey, me again. Both my flights are with United airlines and the second flight is operated by air Canada. Does that mean anything?


    Yes, you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags a the re-check desk, then exit the International Terminal and walk to your left (against the flow of vehicle traffic), the second building you come to is Terminal 2. Go inside and go through security. You should have plenty of time.


  • TBIT to SWA terminal 1 in 2hrs 55mins?
    Jul 18, 2016
    I'm arriving at 1110am on a Wednesday by ANA at TBIT, and hoping to catch a flight to DC on SWA at terminal 1 at 14:55. I am a US passport holder but my spouse is not. We will have checked bags. What are the chances of making this flight? I haven't bought the SWA tickets yet, but all the alternatives I can find will have us arriving in DC the next day - which I'd rather avoid.


    Sorry, 14:05, not 14:55


    That's really pushing it. It is not impossible but not easy. United may have a later flight. Check them


    Thanks for your reply. We decided to play it safe and stay with a friend in LA, taking a noon flight out the next day.


  • Can I clear customs at Tom Bradley aand make a SW air flight
    Jul 13, 2016
    Will arrive at TB terminal on Air Emerits at 155 pm. Can I make it to a SW Air flight leaving at 3:35PM?? Factors: US citizen/ w checked bags/Thursday flight/Healthy/traveling single. What do you think?


    No you need at least 3 hours between flights.


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