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  • Clearing immigration and Delta connecting flight
    Jan 29, 2016
    2
    I will arrive on April 7 by PAL and still need to clear immigration. MY connecting flight to Tucson is thru DELTA. I only have less than 2 hours to do my task. Is is enough time?

     

    It's possible but leaves no time to spare if there are any delays in immigration, on your PAL flight, or getting your bags.

     

    I will travel light so I wont have a check in baggage. Would I still need to go thru the baggage check?

     

  • MEL to LAX to MEX
    Jan 28, 2016
    4
    I have a flight that arrives in LAX from Melbourne, Australia at 7:00 and then have a connecting flight to Mexico City at 8:35. Both flights are with United. Is 1hr35 enough time to get through customs and security? Any tips on ways to get through quicker?

     

    It's possible but leaves no time to spare as you will arrive in the International terminal and depart from Terminal 7. You will have to run or at least power walk between them to make your connection.

     

    Roughly how long does it take to get through customs and security? I have an Australian passport. Any tips on getting through quicker and not encountering any delays?

     

    Will I have to collect my checked-in luggage? Or will it go straight through to Mexico City?

     

    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, run to Terminal 7, and go through security. As I said, you barely have enough time.

     

  • changing airlines
    Jan 27, 2016
    2
    flying in on united from australia and changing to delta do can we get to the gate without going outside

     

    No, you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then follow the signs for passengers ending their trip in LA, go outside and walk to your right and take your bags to Terminal 5, the second building you will come to, then go in and re-check your bags with Delta and go through security. You need at least 2.5 hours for your connection.

     

    thank you

     

  • Is terminal 4 and 5 connected without exit?
    Jan 27, 2016
    2
    I will fly from San Jose CA and transfer to Mexico in LAX with 1 hour 20 mins between my next flight. My flight from delta with arrive in terminal 5, then transfer to AA at terminal 4. Is any one can tell me if I need to exit and recheckin again by go though security? I won't have checkin luggage..

     

    Without checked luggage you do not have to exit security. There is a tunnel connecting Terminal 4 and 5 inside security. However, if you are unable to check in online for your AA flight, you will have to go to a counter to get your boarding pass in LAX.

     

    thanks so much for your quick response.. I will checkin online and get boarding pass before..

     

  • Domestic to International Connection
    Jan 27, 2016
    2
    Hi, I have an American Airlines flight landing at 15:44 from San Diego to LAX, then need to connect to another American Airlines flight to London Heathrow at 18:00. Is this enough time? Will I have to retrieve my bags and recheck them in again? Which terminals would be involved? Thanks!

     

    Also I am a british citizen/

     

    You won't have to do anything with your bags in LAX. You will arrive in the American Eagle remote terminal and depart from terminal 4. There is a bus that runs inside security directly from the remote terminal to Terminal 4. You have plenty of time.

     

  • Connection TIming
    Jan 26, 2016
    1
    If I book a flight that arrives LAX on United at 9:17, and I have a 10 am flight on Hawaiian, is that enough time to walk from terminal 7 to terminal 2 if I don't check my bags?

     

    I wouldn't try it. It's not impossible, but it's pretty damn close.

     

  • Canada – LAX – Australia
    Jan 26, 2016
    7
    Hello. I'm looking at a flight Ottawa-Toronto-LAX-Brisbane. Do I have to re-check bags and pass customs at LAX, or will they be checked all the way through in Toronto or Ottawa? Would 2 hours be enough time to check bags and make connecting flight at LAX ?

     

    Further information: my arrival into LAX from Toronto would either be on Air Canada (terminal 2) or American Airlines (Terminal 6), leaving Qantas (terminal B), and would leave me 2:10 to re-check and pass security. Any advice would be helpful. Right now, I'm thinking it's going to be 50/50.

     

    That would be enough time if everything is booked on the same itinerary, but if it's two separate itineraries it will be very difficult as you will have to claim your bags and take them yourself to the Qantas check-in counter.

     

    These are the flights that Qantas.com suggest, an I would book it through them, so I presume that would make them on the same itinerary?

     

    yes, it would. In that case you wouldn't have to do anything with your bags at LAX, just go from one terminal to the other and go through security.

     

    Wait wait wait ! ! Are you saying that I'd check my bags in Ottawa and collect them again Brisbane without doing anything but go through security in LAX? That doesn't seem right to me. It would be great if so. And thanks for your help on this one mate. You seem to know it all.

     

    Hi there, so I just called Qantas and they said I would have to collect and recheck baggage at LAX. Sigh. But they said that '2 hours is a valid stopover time' (whatever that means). 57m5fk

     

    Qantas is confused - they probably don't know about US Immigration and customs preclearance in Canada. You will see your bags in Toronto to go through US Immigration and customs preclearance, but you don't have to do anything with them in LAX.

     

  • changing flights to Sydney, Australia
    Jan 26, 2016
    1
    hi, I am arriving LAX (terminal 3) from Orlando at 8:15pm and need to take Virgin Australia to travel to Sydney. Flight departs at 9:55pm. Do you think it is enough time to re-check and clear customs?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. There is no US Customs when leaving the US, but you will have to claim your bags and take them to the Virgin Australia desk in Terminal 3 then go to the International terminal and go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • Transferring to A Domestic Flight from TBIT
    Jan 26, 2016
    1
    I arrive at LAX from HKG on Cathay Pacific at 11:10am. My connecting flight is AA at 1:20pm. Will I have enough time to clear customs and make my flight>

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • MEL-LAX-JFK connection
    Jan 26, 2016
    3
    Hello, I'm flying with Qantas from Melbourne which arrives at LAX at 6:35am terminal B, and my connecting flight to JFK (also with Qantas) leaves at 8:20am terminal B. Is the 1hr 45 minute layover enough time? I'm unsure of procedures after I land at LAX. Will I have to collect and recheck luggage?

     

    You will arrive in the International, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

    Thank you! Will the 1hr 45 mins be sufficient time though?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • Clearing Customs in LAX when returning from Mexico
    Jan 25, 2016
    1
    How long can I expect it to take to clear customs (from Mexico) and get to Terminal 6. We arrive on a Saturday around 6:30 pm?

     

    It shouldn't take more than 30-45 minutes.

     

  • Baggage collection?
    Jan 25, 2016
    5
    I am flying from Cancun to LAX Terminal B, l then have a connecting flight to Melbourne, Australia. Do l need to collect my baggage and check it in again?

     

    No Cancun to LAX flights arrive in Terminal "B" (The International Terminal). What airlines are you flying??

     

    I just double checked, l land at terminal 7 and leave from terminal 7, with United, does that mean my bags will transfer automatically?

     

    No, you will arrive, 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 to your departure gate.

     

    Thank you so much, one more question, does that all happen in the same terminal? I have 2 hours between flights, as l haven't travelled extensively l just want to be sure.

     

    Yes, everything will be in the Terminal 6/7 complex (Terminals 6 and 7 share an immigration facility, and Terminals 6, 7, and 8 are all really just different parts of the same building.

     

  • Terminal connections.
    Jan 25, 2016
    4
    Hi, I'm flying from LHR (London) to LAX arriving at 12.55pm. My next flight leaves LAX at 17.00 to HNL. Will I need to change terminals and, also, will I have to claim and re-check my luggage? Thanks.

     

    What airlines are you flying? I can't answer your question without that information.

     

    Hi, LHR to LAX is AA operated by BA and LAX to HNL is AA. Thanks

     

    You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, follow signs for connecting passengers, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then exit the International Terminal and walk to your right (with the flow of traffic), the next building you come to will be Terminal 4, go inside, through security and to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.

     

    Thank you very much.

     

  • Hawaiian Airlines to Southwest
    Jan 25, 2016
    3
    Hello, I have a flight that gets into LAX on Hawaiian (Terminal 2) at 6:30 a.m. on a Monday and my next flight leaves on Southwest (Terminal 1) at 7:30 a.m. We aren't checking bags but have to switch terminals. Will this be enough time to get through security for Terminal 1?

     

    It's barely enough time if your Hawaiian flight is on-time and you get off the plane quickly and hurry to Terminal 1. Print out your Southwest boarding passes before you leave Hawaii.

     

    We will print our Southwest passes so we have those and we are towards the front of the plane on Hawaiian. Do you think security will be less busy so early in the morning or more busy with Monday morning travelers.

     

    Security will probably be pretty busy then.

     

  • Arriving from Syd via Qantas and connect to Vegas via AA Terminal 4
    Jan 25, 2016
    2
    How long does it take to go through customs and then catch my AA flight on Terminal 4. How far is Terminal 4 from Tom Bradley Int'l where i land. I have 4 hrs connection, is it sufficient time?

     

    4 hours is plenty of time. Terminal 4 is right next to the International Terminal (to the right as you exit).

     

    Thanks!

     

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