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  • B to delta connection
    Sep 9, 2014
    Hi there, I am arriving in terminal B on fiji airways at 11:25am (28th Dec) and looking to get a delta flight from LAX - DCA at 1:05pm - travelling on AUS passport and separate tickets so will need to clear customs and recheck bags - is 1.5hrs too risky? Am pretty well versed in rushing at airports but haven't been to LAX in a while.


    Delta does not fly LAX-DCA. However their codeshare partner Alaska Airlines does, so that's probably the flight you're looking at. That flight would depart from Terminal 6. 1.5 hours is doable but awfully risky because you'll have to get yourself and your bags to T6 40 minutes before your flight. It takes 10-15 minutes to walk between the TBIT and T6. so that means you would have to be out of customs by 12:10. It's doable, but difficult and leaves little room for error. Maybe you should consider flying to IAD instead.


  • Terminal 3-->Bradley, different airlines and international flights
    Sep 8, 2014
    I am flying from Denver to Fiji with a layover at LAX (i booked this as one itinerary from Google Flights). I arrive at LAX in Terminal 3 (Frontier) and need to go to Bradley (Fiji Airways) for my connecting international flight. A couple questions: - i assume I need to go through security again... do I need to claim my bags at Terminal 3 and re-check them at Bradley International Terminal? - Is 2.5 hours enough time? Thanks!


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags in T3 and take them to the Fiji Airways counter in the TBIT. The TBIT is right next to T3 so it's fastest to walk. 2.5 hours should be enough time.


  • help terminal 1 to 4
    Sep 7, 2014
    Is there any shuttle services between Terminal 1 and 4? Also how do you get from Terminal 4 to the American Egale gates 44H?


    There is a shuttle that runs outside security along the curbfront. It is very slow as it has to sit in traffic. It is often faster to walk. Once you clear security in T4, another shuttle bus will take you to the American Eagle gates.


  • T6 to T4
    Sep 12, 2014
    do i have to go thru security get from 6 to 4?


    Yes, you do. There is a tunnel between T5 and T6 that is open to the public, however, the tunnel between T4 and T5 is closed. It may be open in the future, but there's no announced date. You will have to exit the terminal and walk along the curbfront to T4, then go through security.


    Also, technically you could take the shuttle from T6 to the American Eagle terminal and then from the American Eagle terminal to T4. That would keep you inside security, but would probably be slower.


    Hold on, there's a shuttle between American eagle and T6? I'm going to be arriving I think into american eagle and then I have to get to T6, can I skip taking the shuttle to T4 and walking to T6? Or does this shuttle only go one way back to AE from T6.


  • SFO to LAX to Brazil
    Sep 14, 2014
    Hi, My trip is from SFO to LAX and then to Brazil. I'm arriving on gate 46B (T4) and then I need to go to Gate 212. Questions: a. where is this gate 212? b. how long does it take to get from terminal 4, gate 46B, to gate 212? c. do I need to go through security again? I have only 40 minutes (hoping my first flight does not get delayed). Thanks.


    I cannot find a gate 212. What airline are you flying on your second flight?


    It's AA, both flights. Thanks!


    Then both flights will be in Terminal 4.


    Thanks, ZAP. It was actually gate 45 to get a shuttle to a remote terminal to the gate 209 (change from 212). From gate 45 to 209 it took around 10 min to get there. Everything went ok. Thanks for your help.


    Did you have to go throughout the security check again at LAX? I will have a similar situation, with a baby, and only have 1 hour.


    No, I didn't go through security again. I arrived on gate 42, and gate 45 was just across from it.


    Thank you, I feel much better right now. Do you know how often is the shuttle? Was the shuttle crowded? Will it be a trouble if I have a stroller, a backpack and a baby to take the shuttle?


  • SFO - LAX - Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways
    Aug 27, 2014
    Hi, I will be travelling from SFO to LAX to ABU Dhabi with my one year old kid. I will be arriving at Terminal 4 and will have to Depart through TBIT. My Transit time is 2 hours. I have 2 Questions : 1. Is the transit time 2 hours enough to transfer from terminal 4 to TBIT ? Also, Do i have to go through TSA security again at LAX ? Thanks in advance.


    Yes, 2 hours should be enough time and yes, you will have to go through security in the TBIT.


  • LAX to TBIT
    Aug 29, 2014
    Hi, I have a 10 pm arrival at LAX then I have to catch my flight to Brisbane, Australia which departs at 11:45. This is the first time travelling by myself and I'm scared and nervous. Do I grab my luggage from Terminal 4 (my arrival) and then do I have to go through TSA screenings then head to TBIT? If anyone can give me a walkthrough, I'd really appreciate it. And will I have enough time to make my flight?


    If both of your tickets were purchased together (and I assume your flying into LAX on American) your bags will be tagged through to Brisbane in your origin. Assuming your origin is within the US, you won't have to do anything with your bags in LAX. You will arrive in T4, exit the terminal, walk to the left as you exit (against the flow of traffic), the next building you come to will be the TBIT. Then you will go through security and to your departure gate. You should be able to get your Qantas boarding pass from American at your origin airport, but if you can't you will have to get it first from the Qantas counter.


    If both your tickets were bought at the same time and your first flight is with American you won't have to do anything with your baggage in LAX. All you have to do is exit T4, walk the short walk to the TBIT, and go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Terminal 2 to 4, switching airlines. Luggage?
    Aug 26, 2014
    I'll be flying to JFK via LAX from YYC (Calgary) in October. Haven't been through LAX in YEARS. First flight segment is an AA codeshare operated by WS. What I'm wondering is: Will I need to grab my bags and re-check them in for the AA flight? They were all booked together. Second, I'll be making the connection from terminal 2 to 4. How much time is needed for that and can/should I just walk between terminals? I think I have a couple hours layover. Thanks all!


    Your bags should be checked through to JFK in Calgary so you won't have to do anything with them in LAX. You should just walk from T2 to T4. It will take about 15-20 minutes. You will have to go through security again once you get there.


  • Where to meet incoming passenger from Sydney on Delta - Terminal 5
    Aug 25, 2014
    Can anyone tell me where to meet someone coming in on Delta from Sydney. He will come into Terminal 5, go through Customs/Immigration, and I would like to meet him when he exits the Customs area, re-checks his bags for Las Vegas and exits that re-check area. Anyone know where that would be? I will have a ticket as well, so I will be inside the secure area of Terminal 5... I'm thinking that they come out somewhere in the basement of Terminal 5... maybe in the tunnel? Sure would appreciate it if someone can tell me exactly where I would go to meet him as soon as he exits... he is my fiancee and I would like to be there to welcome him to the USA! Thanks!


    They come out on the lower level near the domestic baggage claim So I think you'll have to wait outside security if you want to meet him.


    Thank you for your help. I was thinking I had previously cleared customs and then came in the gate area there where McDonalds used to be, and didn't have to go back through security when taking that flight. From what I can tell here, you are the LAX GURU, so thanks again for your help!


  • Vancouver - Mexico - Separate Tickets
    Aug 19, 2014
    I'll arrive from Vancouver at Terminal 2 (Air Canada) and I need to catch an AeroMexico flight. I purchased separate tickets, so I will have to pick up my luggage. Do I have to exit security to check-in at AeroMexico (also terminal 2), or are there check-in booths that can take my luggage?


    All baggage claims and check-in desks are outside security. The Aeromexico check-in desks will be on the upper level of Terminal 2, right above the baggage claim.


  • United Airline Flights
    Aug 19, 2014
    United Airlines Flight UA 6417 will be arriving from Santa Maria to LAX @ 12:30pm on Aug. 26, 2014; the same day, our next flight is United Airlines UA 1164 will leave LAX at 1:07pm to Denver. Will we have enough time to get to our terminal in 37 minutes?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. You will arrive in Terminal 8 and depart from Terminal 6, 7, or 8. All United gates at LAX are connected inside security.


    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.


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