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  • Layover 55 mins
    Oct 7, 2016
    I'm flying from San Diego with United express UA5444 arriving at LAX at 9.45pm and then have to catch UA 839 at 10.40pm at LAX to Sydney all on 1 ticket. Is 55 minutes layover enough time? Do I still have to go through customs since I'm going domestic from SAN to LAX but from LAX, it is international to SYD. My luggage will be checked in at San Diego direct to SYD but I'm still worried about going through customs in LAX...will they still have to screen me and my laptop/carry on right? Do you know the walking time from Terminal 8 to the international airport to catch the UA flight to SYD?


    Yes, that is enough time. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Your flight to Sydney will depart from Terminal 7, which is directly connected to Terminal 8.


  • From tbtl to terminal 1
    Oct 7, 2016
    Hi there- I'm flying in from Norwegian air to the international terminal at 6:15 and have about 1:45 minutes until my connecting flight out of southwest in terminal 1. I won't be checking bags onto the latter flight as southwest usually allows me to carry on. Is this possible?


    It's barely possible if you check in online for your Southwest flight before you leave Europe and your Norwegian flight is on-time and the immigration lines aren't bad and you hurry to Terminal 1. I personally wouldn't try it.


    Thank you for this. I would like to add that I do need to also get to baggage claim for my suitcase before trying to head off to terminal 1 for my southwest flight - but I am assuming that you knew this when you said this connection its barely possible? Just making sure that time was calculated in for that. And will I have to go through security again at terminal 1? Thanks again.


    Yes, I figured that. Yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 1.


  • Syd > LAX TBIT > Delta T5
    Oct 6, 2016
    Hi. We are arriving from Sydney into LAX TBIT at 6.45am on a VA flight, then have to get to T5 for an 8.25am Delta flight. We have baggage. How will the new connector help us? What's the quickest way to do this?


    After you clear customs and re-check your bags you can now go through security in the TBIT and then walk to your departure gate in T5 inside security. It's not really a whole lot faster than walking to T5 and going through security there though. Maybe the lines are shorter at the new checkpoint in the TBIT. The new connector is more of a big deal connecting from T5/6/7/8 to the TBIT than vice-versa, although it does simplify the process a bit for people transiting from the TBIT to those terminals.


    Thanks ZAP. Question for anyone else out there; has anyone done this connection recently using the new connector from TBIT to T5 inside 1.5 hours?


  • getting from terminal 2 on hawaiin to terminal 1 for southwest airline
    Oct 5, 2016
    my flight on hawaiian arrives terminal 2 5:30 am. how do i get to terminal 2 to catch southwest flight; how much time needed to get baggage and do i need to go through security again to get to terminal 1 for southwest flight?


    You walk. I wouldn't book a Southwest flight before 7:30.


  • Sydney to Mexico, via LA
    Oct 4, 2016
    My flight from SYD lands in LA at 6:05. I have my flight to dallas at 8;30 and then i'll fly dallas to mexico. I'm wondering do I have to go through immigration if my final stop is not in the USA. I am not staying the U.S at all, only transiting through 2 destinations. This is all booked through the same airline (qantas), through the same booking (ie. SYD-MEX (via LA and Dallas) but it's a code share with american airlines


    Yes, in LAX you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. In DFW you just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will go through Mexican Immigration and Customs when you get to Mexico.


  • Connecting Flight
    Oct 4, 2016
    We are arriving from HSV at 6:30 and will have to get luggage and go through security to board a flight to SYD which departs at 8:55? Is that enought time?


    There are no nonstop flights from Huntsville to Los Angeles. What airlines are you flying?


  • SYD-LAX-JFK with AA
    Oct 4, 2016
    Hi, due to arrive in LAX, Terminal B from SYD at 6.05AM (AA72). Connection to JFK has been changed to 8.00AM departure (AA82). Itinerary does not state LAX terminal. Flights on same ticket. Is this do-able? And what will we have to do to transit? Thanks!!


    Yes, that is just enough time. You will depart from Terminal 4. You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, follow the signs for connecting passengers, go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thank you!


  • Connecting flights
    Oct 3, 2016
    landing at 6:20 from NZ on AA...Connecting at 8:30 (United) to Boston...Enough time to get luggage and go through customs?


    That will be very very difficult.


  • alaska air connections
    Oct 3, 2016
    traveling Alaska air to LAX from Seattle. Leaving Alaska Air to Loreto Mexico. Is 2 hours enough time for connections?


    Yes, that's plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 6.


  • Flying into lax from London Heathrow
    Oct 4, 2016
    Hello we are flying with virgin from London Heathrow and have a stop over in Lax for 3 hour before catching our American airline flight to Honolulu. Booked together through our travel agent, will we have to collect luggage and re check in and go through customs at lax?


    Yes, in LAX you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk if they are tagged to Honolulu. Then walk to Terminal 4, get your AA boarding passes if you don't already have them then go through security. You have enough time.


    Thank you


  • Can I hire porter to help me switch terminals?
    Oct 2, 2016
    Single mom travelling with baby from Maui on United and then on to Ottawa with air canada - I need to switch terminals right? I only have 1.5 hours can I hire a porter to help me?


    Yes, you have to go from Terminal 7/8 to Terminal 2. There are no porters. If all tickets are on the same reservation then you won't have to do anything with your bags in LAX.


  • PVG through LAX to SJC
    Oct 3, 2016
    Arriving LAX on AA182 in Terminal 4 from Shanghai, need to get to Terminal 6 for a flight to SJC. Will use the tunnel from T4 to T6, but where is the immigration and custom to go? In T4 or T6?


    You will arrive in T4 or the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security in Terminal 6, then go to the gate for the shuttle to the American Eagle remote terminal.


    Thanks ZAP. My tickets are on the same reservation, and the connecting flight to SJC is also AA (Operated by Compass Airlines as American Eagle). Do I still need to get the luggage?


    Where do I re-check in the luggage´╝čIn T4 or T6?


    You will re-check your bags right after you clear customs in whatever terminal you arrive in. Yes, you have to claim your baggage to take it through US Customs.


  • lax to tahiti
    Oct 2, 2016
    coming in United arrive 1:55pm depart air tahiti 4:40 TBIT. first time lax, how do i get from term 6 to TBIT, do i have plenty time? TIA DK


    You will arrive in Terminal 7/8. The fastest way between terminals is to walk. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • LAX to DC
    Oct 1, 2016
    If United operates an Air New Zealand plane that''s going from LAX to DC, do I leave TBIT? And what do I do with my bags?


    Your United flight will depart from Terminal 7 or 8. If you are arriving into LAX on an ANZ flight from Auckland, you will arrive in the TBIT, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then walk to Terminal 7, go through security, and to your departure gate.


  • Customs and Changing flights
    Oct 1, 2016
    Dec. 17th, we're flying into LAX from Auckland using Air New Zealand. We'll be arriving to LAX through Terminal B at 10:30am. On another, separate, reservation we are looking to depart LAX using Delta and fly to Pittsburgh with a connecting flight in St. Paul, MS. My question- after clearing customs/immigration at LAX, will we have to return to the ticket counter in the front of the airport, re-check out baggage, and clear security again before departing LAX for St. Paul? Ultimately, will 2hr 35min between landing at LAX and departing for St. Paul on a separate reservation be enough time..? Thank you in advance!!


    Yes, after clearing customs in the TBIT you will have to take your bags with you to Terminal 5 to re-check them with Delta, then go through security. That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


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