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  • HYD - DOH - LAX - PHX - 2hr 25mins Transit
    Jul 15, 2015
    I have a flight with Qatar airways arriving in LAX and my next connection with US Airways. I am not an US citizen. How long will it take immigration, customs? And i am worried about baggage transfer as i never gone through LAX. Is there any Transfer desk after customs, so that we can handover to them and proceed to next flight? Qatar and US airways tickets are purchased together and 2:25mins will be sufficient for transit?


    That should be enough time. Yes, your bags should be tagged through to PHX, so you can follow the sign for connecting passengers to the re-check desk after you clear customs and drop your bags off there, then go to Terminal 6 and through security and to your departure gate.


  • terminal 7 to terminal 2
    Jul 14, 2015
    is 2 hours sufficient time to clear customs at terminal 7 and get to terminal 2? arrive 6pm from PVR need to catch flight with Westjet at terminal 2 (separate ticket) thanks for the help


    If you have checked bags it will be difficult for you to get through immigration and customs and get your bags to the Westjet counter in T2 before the checked baggage cutoff. It's possible without checked baggage.


  • Is 1 hour 40 minutes long enough?
    Jul 14, 2015
    We have a US Airways flight from London, landing in LAX, terminal D on Monday, July 27th at 5:15, and then have to catch an American Eagle flight to Salt Lake City at 6:55. That's 1 hour 40 minutes total between flights. Is that enough time?


    IWe will have checked bags and are scheduled to depart to Salt Lake City from terminal 4.


    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal 4, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and take the shuttle bus to the commuter terminal. It is possible, but leaves little time to spare in case of delays.


    Thanks much for your response. Trying to find the commuter terminal at LAX is, and can't locate it on any maps or LAX information sites? Only showing terminal B/TBIT (sorry about my D typo earlier) and terminals 1 through 8. Also, thanks for letting me know that our confirmation info is wrong about arriving in terminal B and departing out of terminal 4.


    The commuter terminal is a remote building located east of Terminal 8. it is only reachable by shuttle bus inside security from Terminal 4. That's why it isn't on many maps. AA shows it on their map, but the location is inaccurate. If you look at google maps, you can see it to the East of Terminal 8.


  • Terminal 1 (Southwest) to Terminal B (United)
    Jul 14, 2015
    What is the easiest way to get from Terminal 1 to Terminal B, walking or shuttle? Will I have to go through security again? Is 4 hours sufficient time? Thanks in advance.


    United does not use Terminal B. All United departures are from Terminal 7/8 (check in in Terminal 7). Where are you flying on United?


  • long enough layover?
    Jul 13, 2015
    I booked online through United my whole trip, and my LAX layover is 49 minutes. I am flying on a UA plane into LAX from Newark, and will depart on a UA plane out to Australia. Will I need to change terminals? I am unsure because both flights are United, but the second flight is international. In either case, is my layover long enough?


    Some additional information: I will not have any checked bags, just a carry-on and a personal item.


    No, you will not have to change terminals. Both flights will be in Terminal 7/8 which are really just one building with all gates connected inside security. You will have enough time if your flight from Newark is on-time.


  • Lax -SeaTac .... SeaTac - Lax
    Jul 12, 2015
    Hi ... We are travelling from Sydney to LAX and then on to Seattle. On the way over we have a three and a half hour stopover (which I think should be okay). We are travelling with Qantas and then Alaska Airlines - all booked through Qantas. I am guessing we have to go through immigration and customs at LAX. However on the way back we only have an hour and 45 mins. Will this be enough time. Would we have to take our own luggage from one terminal to the other?


    Since you purchased your bags on one reservation you will not have to transfer bags between terminals. On your return to Australia all you have to do in LAX is walk from Terminal 6 where you arrive to the International Terminal and go through security. You should have enough time.


  • enough time to connect?
    Jul 13, 2015
    I arrive from PVR at Terminal 7 4:55pm and have to make a WestJet flight (separate ticket) at Terminal 2 departure 8:05pm . I gather I will clear customs, take my bags with me to Terminal 2. Is this enough time


    Yes, that should be enough time if your flight from PVR is on-time.


    oops...flight arrives from PVR at 5:55 not 4:55...not enough time to get to Terminal 2???


  • Connecting to Air Tahiti Nui
    Jul 9, 2015
    Our flight getting into LAX is delayed due to weather. We land in LAX at 9:40pm and need to catch an Air Tahiti flight at 11:30pm. How long will it take to get bags, get to int'l terminal , go through security and check-in for the next flight? Worried we might not make it. Anything we can do to speed up process (except sprint)?


    Nothing you can do to hurry things up. However, note that the Air Tahiti Nui counter doesn't even open until like 9:30 so you won't be missing much. As long as you get there by 10:30 you'll be fine.


  • Airline change/Terminal Change...
    Jul 8, 2015
    My arrival is United, terminal 8, while my connecting flight is Air Canada, terminal 2. I have 1 hr and 15 minutes between flights. Will I need to go through security at Terminal 2? If so, will the time between flight be adequate? Thanks.


    Yes, you will have to go through security in Terminal 2. Yes, you can make it if you move as quickly as possible and your United flight arrives on-time.


    Thank you.


  • Delta domestic to United domestic
    Jul 8, 2015
    I am arriving Delta from Minn. and departing United to go to San Luis Obispo, is 50 minutes enough time and do I have to go thru security again?? Thank you in advance


    Without checked bags that's possible, but difficult. You will arrive in Terminal 5. Your flight to San Luis Obispo will depart from Terminal 8. It is possible to take a tunnel from Terminal 5 to Terminal 6 and then walk along the base of the terminals inside security from Terminal 6 to Terminal 8. However, if you purchased two separate tickets and have checked bags this will be impossible as you will have to transfer your bags yourself between airlines.


  • Arriving 07:55am TBIT, transfer to Southwest Terminal 1 11:15am
    Jul 6, 2015
    Arriving from HKG on Cathay Pacific at LAX at 7:55am, and continuing to SFO on Southwest at 11:15am with a separate reservation. Not US citizen or permanent resident and have checked bags...but this should be enough time, right? Can you please also help me understand the exact process at LAX? After clearing immigrations, do I follow signs for connecting passengers or would I consider myself as ending at LAX? Would I be able to re-check my bags at TBIT or do I need to carry them all the way to Terminal 1 to check my bags with Southwest?


    You would considering yourself as ending in LAX as you cannot re-check bags to Southwest in the International Terminal. You have to take your bags to Terminal 1 to check with Southwest. You should have enough time.


    thanks a lot for the info!


    actually, if I take AA instead of Southwest (still separate tickets), then I should able to re-check bags in the Int'l terminal? Would the bags be tagged through SFO from HKG (does AA charge checked bag fees at LAX)? The AA flight would depart at 10:15am. Would it be too tight (2 hr and 20 mins)?


    CX and AA are partners. You could show your AA confirmation to the Cathay agent in your origin city and hopefully have your bags tagged through to your final destination. However, if they don't you'll have to take your bags with you to T4 and pay a checked bag fee. T4 is at least right next to the International Terminal.


  • from terminal 5 to international terminal
    Jul 6, 2015
    I will be arriving at Terminal 5 flying Delta at 8:15p.m., with an international connecting flight to Asia, leaving at 10:30 p.m.. What is the quickest way to get to international terminal from terminal 5? And do I need to go through security again? Thanks


    Just walk from T5 to the International Terminal, It should take less than 10 minutes. Yes, you will have to go through security again in the International Terminal.


    Thank you for the info


  • Will I make it NZ - LAX - MEXICO
    Jul 6, 2015
    How much time to I need to allow between flights flying from Auckland (NZ) to LAX then onto Mexico City? Flights will not be on the same ticket as we are booking separately...Thanks in advance


    You will need at least 3 hours, preferably a little more.


    Thank you very much


  • Terminal 3 to Terminal B
    Jul 4, 2015
    Hi, I will be arriving at terminal 3 at 1.35 pm by Verging America (From Seattle) and then need to go to Terminal B to get the boarding card for Singapore airlines at 3.45 pm. So I will get 2 hours 10 minutes to change the terminal, collect the boarding pass and cross the TSA. Is it OK?


    That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. Barely.


  • 2.5 hr connection
    Jul 4, 2015
    Hello I have a 2.5 hr connection from Frankfurt to LAX to Honolulu. I will be landing at lax at 16:35 in terminal B. My next flight is at terminal 7 at 19:08. It will be my first entry back into the U.S. I am a U.S. Citizen. The tickets were purchased Together. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.


    Yes, that should be enough time. When you clear customs just follow the signs for connecting passengers to re-check your bags then walk to Terminal 7 and go through security. You should have plenty of time.


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