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  • T5 to T2 transfer
    Nov 6, 2015
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    Arriving from OGG on virgin codeshare with Delta (VS 4188) ETA 2050 then over to T2,for VS 24 ETD 2235. Do I have to Collect bags then take to T2 and recheck etc. If so do I have time?

     

    Your bags will be transferred for you. All you have to do is go from T5 to T2 and through security. You should have enough time.

     

  • Changing Terminals
    Nov 6, 2015
    1
    What is the best way to get from Terminal 6 to Terminal 3?

     

    Walk. It should take less than 15 minutes.

     

  • Connecting Flights
    Nov 6, 2015
    1
    Will be flying on Alaska Airlines from SEA to LAX. We arrive at 6:30p, in Terminal 6 (I think) and then must connect with Virgin Australia (Terminal 3 ?), which leaves at 9:55p. Have separate tickets for each airline so we must handle baggage. Is 3 1/2 hrs enough connection time?.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • Different Airlines - Different Reservations 2.5hrs connection
    Nov 6, 2015
    1
    Flying from Sydney AUS to LA on Virgin Airlines VA1, arrives LAX 6:30am (Sunday 13 Dec). I need to make a connection to El Paso, my only options are 9:00am AA (operated by American Eagle) or 9:30PM Southwest airlines. So basically a short layover or a super-long one. The ticket with Virgin is already booked, so thees would be two different reservations. If I take the 9:00am flight, I'm concerned I won't have enough time to go thru immigration, get bags change terminal and check in again. If I take the 9:30pm flight, I would have to figure out how to entertain the kids for that long, while at the same time I would have to be dragging the bags until Im allowed to check them back in. Here's my questions: 1) Is 2.5 hours a reasonable time for a Sunday morning transfer with checked baggage (considering these are two different reservations). 2) If I missed my connecting flight on AA, can I get on "Standby" for a later flight? Im terrified I would have to pay huge fees on the day...

     

    The 9 AM flight on American should work and if you do book it, book it all on one reservation so that you can re-check your bags in the International Terminal after clearing customs instead of having to take them to the AA check-in counter in T4 and pay a checked bag fee. If you miss your connection due to the Qantas flight being late they would probably be willing to re-book you to El Paso over DFW.

     

  • nited airlnes kauai to llax switch to air canada to vancouver in 1 hr
    Nov 5, 2015
    1
    Is it possible to switch airlines and terminals to international terminal in one hour

     

    It's possible, if your bags are checked through to Vancouver you just have to walk across the airport from T7 to T2 and go through security. Air Canada does not use the International Terminal, they use Terminal 2.

     

  • Immigration/customs
    Nov 4, 2015
    1
    Am coming in on virgin fron London and then going to Hawaii on delta a couple of hours later. Do we go through customs and immigration in Hawaii or have to come out in lax and check in again for Hawaii?

     

    In LAX you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through Customs. if your tickets are all on the same reservation, you can then re-check your bags immediately after at the re-check desk, then go to Terminal 5, go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • Melbourne to Cancun via LAX
    Nov 4, 2015
    1
    Arriving at 6.30 am on Qantas flight and departing to Cancun on United at 9.30 am. 1. Do I have enough time? 2. Do I need to clear customs 3.Can I have my bags checked all the way through to Cancun from Melbourne ?

     

    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take your bags to Terminal 7, re-check them with United, then go through security. You have enough time if your Qantas flight is on-time. If you purchased two separate reservations you will have to take your bags to Terminal 7 to re-check them, you won't be able to use the re-check desk in the International Terminal.

     

  • Enough transfer time from international to domestic?
    Nov 4, 2015
    4
    I am flying in from Shanghai to LAX on the day after Christmas. I have a connecting flight to Houston. Both flights are with United and it is on the same itinerary. Is 1 hour 50 minutes enough transfer time to claim my baggage, get through customs, recheck my baggage, and get to my new terminal? Please help! Thanks in advance.

     

    Forgot to mention that my flight from Shanghai gets in at 4pm, is that a peak time for customs?

     

    Both flights will be in Terminal 7. You should have enough time.

     

    So my international flight will arrive in terminal 7? It doesn't go to the international terminal?

     

    All United International arrivals except some early morning arrivals from Australia use Terminal 7.

     

  • Moving between terminals
    Nov 2, 2015
    1
    My boyfriend and I each have a flight out of LAX on the same day, mine is international and his is domestic. Can I wait in his terminal until after he boards and then go to the Tom Bradley Int'l terminal for my flight? Do I have to go through security twice?

     

    You may not be allowed through security in his terminal. The International Terminal is not connected to other terminals inside security.

     

  • Layover LA to Mexico and do I have to go through customs?
    Nov 2, 2015
    4
    I am flying in to LA on the 12 Jan and will land at 7am. I will need to take a connecting flight through the same airlines United Kingdom and the flight to Mexico is at 8.35am. Is that enough time, 1.5hours and do I have to go through customs, pick up my bag and check them in again? If so, is that really enough time? I've already booked the tickets through United Kingdom.

     

    That should be barely enough time. What airlines are you flying? I can help you more with that info.

     

    Hi sorry the actual airline is United Airlines.

     

    I'm flying from Melbourne to LA and it is the same airline all the way through.

     

    That should be enough time. Both flights will be in Terminal 7. Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security. If you are a UK Citizen you will need to complete ESTA before your trip. If you are a Mexican citizen you will need a transit visa.

     

  • international terminal transfer
    Nov 1, 2015
    1
    I'm arriving from Sydney in LA terminal B at 6:30am and have to get to terminal 2 for 9:15 am flight to Bogota. Is there a transit passenger transfer without having to go through customs and passport control or do I have to go out through everything to change terminals and recheck through again?

     

    You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, and go through security. You should have enough time.

     

  • Do I have enough time to connect?
    Nov 2, 2015
    5
    I'm arriving on UA at terminal 7 at 2125hr. My Eva air flight to Taipei is 2305hr at terminal B. Do I have enough time to connect? My checked bag will be transferred since two tickets are issued together under one e-ticket.

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You just have to walk to the International terminal (which takes about 10 minutes), then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

    So 1hr20min is enough to clear immigration and security?

     

    Where is your United flight from? If it's domestic then you won't have to go through Immigration in LAX.

     

    My United airlines is from Vegas to LAX and Eva Air is from LAX to Taipei

     

    Then yes, you should have enough time.

     

  • Connection Flight from LAS to LAX
    Oct 31, 2015
    1
    Hi, I m going to take the flight of United Airlines from Las Vegas to Houston, will stop and transfer at LAX . The plane will arrive at Terminal 7 and the next flight will be at terminal 8. Do I need to go through security check again? How long does it usually take from T7 to T8? I only have 30mins, will it be possible to make the connection? Will there be any staff to lead us for the connection since the time is so limited? Moreover, if I miss the second flight, can I be rescheduled to a later flight without charge? Thanks a lot and wish u a nice day.

     

    T7 and T8 are just two sides of the same building. They are connected inside security. It's not difficult. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time. Yes, if the first flight is late you will be rebooked on the next available flight to Las Vegas.

     

  • AA109 Internation to Hwaii Transfer
    Oct 30, 2015
    1
    I will arrive at LAX with AA109 from Lohndon and connect to OGG after 1h45min. As it is on the same Ticket I think it should work to go thru Immigration and catch the next flight as a non US Passport holder.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • 15 people from southwest to international terminal
    Oct 30, 2015
    1
    We will be flying in on southwest airlines and it looks as if that means we arrive at terminal one. We depart from the international terminal. What is the best way for us to get a large group, some being slightly handicapped, from terminal 1 to the international terminal with all our luggage in tow.

     

    There is a shuttle bus, but it is slow and gets stuck in traffic. I recommend those that can walk walk and those that can't take the shuttle.

     

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