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  • 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.

     

  • Documents needed to transfer from Vancouver to L.A.to Sydney
    Oct 30, 2015
    1
    We board a Qantas flight in Vancouver, fly to L.A. and transfer to a Qantas flight to Sydney What documents are we going to need ???

     

    Qantas does not fly from Vancouver to LA. Your first flight will be on American Eagle. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. If you are Canadian citizens you don't need anything other than your passport. If you are Australian you will have to complete ESTA before your trip.

     

  • is 2hr27min enough layover time for connection during Christmas eve?
    Oct 29, 2015
    5
    hello, looking at options for booking a flight on Christmas eve, there's a flight Toronto to manila with first stopover in LAX for 2 hrs 27 mins switching from Air Canada to Korean Air. Is this enough time to get everything done and get on the next leg esp since it's Christmas eve? thanks!

     

    As long as both tickets are on the same reservation that should be enough time. All you will have to do in LAX is walk from T2 to the International Terminal and go through security. Christmas Eve isn't a particularly busy travel day.

     

    thanks for replying! someone told me construction is going on at LAX (until dec) and that it will be crowded. Flight from Toronto arrives 9:03 pm DEc 24 and next leg leaves at 11:30pm for Seoul. So you think it's ok? When you say both tickets on the same reservation, do you mean - I bought tickets toronto to manila and ended up with those particular connections? so it should be ok? thanks again.

     

    forgot to add that I would have checked baggage. Would the airlines transfer them automatically? what do I have to do?

     

    Yes, as long as both tickets were purchased together from the same site then that means your bags will automatically be transferred. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do is walk from T2 to the International Terminal, get your Korean boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security. You should have enough time. There is always some construction going on at LAX - it shouldn't affect this connection.

     

    THANK YOU! this saves me several hundred dollars!

     

  • Only a 50min window to make next flight
    Oct 29, 2015
    1
    I am arriving at lax on southwest going to Hawaiian airline but I only have a 50 min window can I do this

     

    Without checked bags if you check in for your Hawaiian flight online you could maybe do it since you only have to go from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 and through security. With Checked bags it would be impossible.

     

  • Layover time in LAX to make the connecting international flight?
    Oct 28, 2015
    3
    Hi, I'm travelling from Calgary to LAX then have to get an International flight at 11pm from LAX, at the end of January. How much time is appropriate to leave to be able to make the connecting international flight (I will have 2 checked bags). I was looking at arriving at LAX at either 2pm or 7.30pm. How frequently are flights delayed due to snow storms from Calgary?

     

    Calgary is pretty good at handling snow. Either arrival should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary.

     

    Even if my flights are not on the same ticket or with the same airline, do I clear US customs in Canada? My international flight is with Virgin. Do you know if Air Canada or United would be better to fly with in terms of cheating bags all the way through and/or not paying for baggage?

     

    Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration in Calgary. If you are purchasing two separate reservations, then you will have to claim your bags and transfer them yourself. Neither air Canada or United have an alliance with the Virgin airlines.

     

  • question about time/distance between terminals
    Oct 30, 2015
    3
    if we book a united flight arriving at lax at 2:30pm, will we be able to make a 3:45pm flight on southwest? not sure which terminals they are and the distance/time between the terminals. also, not sure if we have to go through security. also, will our baggage 'follow' us, or will we need to retrieve our baggage at united and re-check it at southwest? thanks so much for your help.

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 7/8 and depart from Terminal 1. If you have checked baggage you will have to claim it from United and then re-check it with Southwest. Southwest does not transfer bags to or from any other airlines. You could make this connection without checked baggage if the United flight is domestic but I don't think it would be reasonably possible with checked baggage.

     

    thank you for your help!!

     

    I'm in a similar situation (same airlines). How much time between would you suggest is necessary considering I will need claim and re-check baggage? Thank you!

     

  • Can I connect from T4 to International Terminal in ~40 min?
    Oct 28, 2015
    1
    I'm looking at American Airlines flights from SFO to Heathrow that connect through LAX. For all of them, the first leg arrives at 6:18pm and the next leg departs at 7pm. Is it possible to get from a domestic AA flight in T4 onto an international AA flight in time for a 7pm departure on a Thursday night? (I'm assuming AA wouldn't sell these flights together on one ticket if it were totally impossible, but it sounds pretty tight!)

     

    Yes, it is possible. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in T4 if both flights are on American. You do not have to go to the International Terminal.

     

  • connection time
    Oct 27, 2015
    1
    Hi. I am arriving via AirTahiti at 10:05 am and want to book a Delta flight at 12:30 pm, Is that enough time to get thru customs, p/u bags, recheck and make flight? Thanks.

     

    It should be enough time as long as your flight from Tahiti is on-time.

     

  • Is a 2 hr layover long enough to go thru customs, switch airlines?
    Oct 27, 2015
    1
    We are arriving in LAX on Eva Air from Taipei Tao Yuan Apt on 5/8 and need to go through customs and connect to a Delta Flight into SLC, leaving at 6:15 pm. Is 2 hours long enough to get through customs and to the Delta Terminal?

     

    Without checked bags it's possible, but if you purchased two separate tickets and have checked bags, then you will have to transfer them yourself and it might be difficult for you to get your bags to DL before the bag cutoff.

     

  • Southern China Airlines Transit in LAX
    Nov 24, 2015
    2
    I'm flying Southern China Airlines from Jakarta to San Francisco, transit in Los Angeles. Should I claim my lugages in LAX and check in to the connecting flight to San Francisco (CS Airlines, operated by Delta) or they will be checked through by SC airlines to the connecting flight. I will appreciate if somebody can give me some information.

     

    In LAX you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, follow the signs for connecting passengers, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then exit the international terminal and walk to your right two buildings until you get to Terminal 5, and then go through security.

     

    Thanks for your information.

     

  • 2 Hour Connection
    Oct 26, 2015
    1
    I am arriving via United at terminal 7 8:08 p.m.departing for Australia via Quantas at 10:15 p.m. with no checked bags. What is fastest way from terminal 7 to international terminal? Thanks.

     

    The fastest way between terminals is to walk. You have enough time as long as your United flight arrives on-time.

     

  • Please explain arriving in LAX on domestic flight.
    Oct 26, 2015
    1
    Any help would be great. I am arriving in domestic flight to LAX with my teenage daughters and 9 bags for a mission trip. We arrive at 5:45 pm. We have separate tickets for Air New Zealand. Would someone explain the process here step by step? Flight from Air NZ leaves at 8:55. Not sure if Atlanta is able to check bags on through even if I have that boarding pass. If we have to get our luggage are there people to pay that can take our baggage around to the other terminal? Any other helpful hints would be great. Thank you!

     

    Sometimes there are porters available but often there are not. You can rent a cart and push it from your arrival terminal (5 if you are flying Delta from Atlanta), to the International Terminal.

     

  • Connecting Flights in LAX to LAS, do I need to recheck my luggage?
    Oct 25, 2015
    1
    Im flying from the Philippines to LAS with 2 hour 30 min Layover at LAX. Do I need to claim and recheck my luggage?

     

    Yes, you will claim your bags, go through US Immigration, go through US Customs, re-check your bags if they are tagged through to LAS, then go to your departure terminal and go through security.

     

  • different airlines
    Oct 25, 2015
    1
    I couldn't find any good flights so I booked a flight from PDX to LAX I get there at 11:17 and I have a complete separate flight on volaris at 2:50 do you think I'll make it? It's international and do I have to go through security again? I'm checking a bag.

     

    Your Volaris flight will depart from Terminal 2. There are no flights from Portland that arrive in Terminal 2, so you will have to go through security again in Terminal 2. You should have enough time.

     

  • T6 to T4 after customs
    Oct 25, 2015
    1
    Arriving from ZIH 6:10p AS Terminal 6. I have to get to terminal 4 for AA flight at 7:25. Checked luggage only and Global Entry. Can I use the connecting tunnels without have to clear TSA in T4?

     

    You will be outside security once you clear US Customs. You should then walk to T4 and go through security there.

     

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