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  • connecting flight from Fiji at LAX
    Dec 23, 2016
    Hi, we are arriving LAX from Fiji at 1:25pm. our connecting flight via American Eagle leaves at 3:27pm. Will that be enough time to get through customs? Would just carry-on bags make a difference?


    With just carry-ons that should be possible, especially if you are able to check in for your AA flight before leaving Fiji. It would be difficult with checked bags.


  • 35 Minutes Between Flight Gonna Cut It?
    Dec 28, 2016
    I fly in to LAX from Lihue at 0610 and then out to Detroit at 0645. Both arrival and departure are with Delta. Am I going to have enough time between flights to make my connecting flight to Detroit?


    That should be just enough time if the flight from Lihue is on-time.


    Hoping to grab breakfast with someone on a layover, flying different airlines/different terminals. Can I get past security in terminal 7 if my flight is departing from terminal 3?


  • LAX Layover Time
    Dec 22, 2016
    Arriving in LAX on 12/27 at 9:45PM and have a flight to SYD departing at 10:40PM. Both are on American. Is this enough time to make the connection? American is claiming it meets their minimum connection times, but I feel like it's cutting it close. Thank you.


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is domestic. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • LAX > SYD
    Dec 22, 2016
    I have a flight from ATL > LAX > SYD. My question is that I have a 1hr 32m layover in LAX for my flight to SYD do I go through custom in ATL or LAX or not until I arrive in SYD. Also is 1hr 32min long enough for an American Airlines flight to another American Airlines flight


    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.


    Is an 1hr 32m long enough


    Yes it is plenty of time.


  • Is 3 hours enough for connection
    Dec 23, 2016
    I am travelling from Syd to LAX with Qantas and arrive in LAX at 6.30am. I then have a flight to Miami at 9.30am. Is 3 hours enough to clear immigrations and pick up my bags and checkin at the American Airlines counter and go through TSA security?


    Yes, that is enough time. Note that if both flights are on the same reservation you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk in the International Terminal and don't have to take your bags to the AA check-in counter in T4.


    I'm having the same scenario where I fly in from Singapore to LAX at 6.15AM via Singapore Airlines and flying from LAX to SFO at 9.35AM via AA in Terminal 6. First time I'm doing this as I fly directly to SFO in the past. Do I have to go thru customs at LAX, collect my luggage, run to Departures to check in my luggage in and run to Terminal 6 to board the plane?


  • Fastest Connection
    Dec 20, 2016
    I have a flight into LAX on 1/13 that arrives at 8:46. I have a connection at 10:45 to Sydney. Both flights are through United. Is there a tunnel that connects terminal 7 to the International terminal? Or what is the fastest way to connect? Thanks.


    No United flights depart from the International Terminal. You will both arrive and depart from Terminal 7/8. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • Terminal 6 to Terminal 3 - 1 hour
    Dec 20, 2016
    I am flying into LAX and landing at Terminal 6 at 7:15AM. I have a departure flight at Terminal 3 at 8:3AM with no checked bags. Do I have to go through TSA again? Ive been looking at the maps but can't tell the fastest route since they are on opposite sides of airport. Does crossing through the parking garages work or are you supposed to take tunnels the whole way? DO I HAVE TIME?


    You can either cross the parking garages or walk around in front of the International Terminal. There are no tunnels. You have to go through security again in Terminal 3. That is a very difficult connection.


  • Connection time on flight from Austrailia
    Dec 19, 2016
    I arrive on a flight from Sydney at 6:30 AM on 1/27. I have a flight to ORD at 9:30 AM on 1/27. I will have checked bags in Sydney. Is that enough time to connect? Both flights are under the same reservation with United.


    Yes, that is enough time. 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, then walk to Terminal 7, go through security, and to your departure gate.


    Thank you!


  • Tunnel or Shuttle
    Dec 19, 2016
    Arriving at 9:00AM in Terminal 6 departing at 9:40AM in Terminal 4 on DEC 21st...fastest route ?


    Definitely take the tunnels. The shuttle means you have to go through security again. You'll have to run.


  • Flying LAX to SYD: change terminals?
    Dec 18, 2016
    I have a domestic flight from PHL-->LAX that is scheduled to arrive at 9:34 PM and I have an international flight from LAX-->SYD at 10:45 PM but with the same airline (American). Will I need to change terminals and go through security again? Also, will that be enough time?


    You will not have to go through security again. All American gates are connected inside security. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time. You will likely arrive in Terminal 6 and depart from Terminal 4 - they are connected inside security by a tunnel.


  • Security between Terminals
    Dec 18, 2016
    My friend and I are meeting at LAX from separate cities. However, her flight was cancelled and she had to catch a later flight. I'm planningon meeting her at her terminal and proceeding to our rental car and other plans. However, my flight arrives in terminal 4 and hers arrives in terminal 1. If I leave 4 and shutttle over to terminal 1 will I pass through security and not have access to any restaurants? There are a few hours between our flights and I would like to know if I need to eat at terminal 4 or if there will be other places when transitioning to the other terminal. Thanks for the help! This is my first time flying into LAX, so I'm a little hazy with how everything works. Hopefully this made some sense!


    The only shuttle from T4 to T1 runs on the arrivals level outside security. You won't be allowed through security in Terminal 1.


  • 3hrs 23 min transit (Separate Tickets)
    Dec 18, 2016
    Flying in from Australia 6.40am on United (Terminal 8) connecting to New Orleans with Spirit Airlines (Separate tickets) departing at 10.03am (Terminal 3) . Enough time?


    Actually United flights from Australia arrive in the International Terminal as the Immigration facility in Terminal 6/7/8 isn't open that early in the morning. Yes, you have enough time for that connection.


  • Will 52 minutes be enough time?
    Dec 18, 2016
    We are flying from Omaha to lax and then on to Honolulu. Our flights are all with American Airlines but we only have a 52 minute layover. Is this going to be enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting from Hawaiian air landing 945 pm, united flight leaves 1030
    Dec 17, 2016
    hi i am landing on a Hawaiian flight that lands at 945 pm, I will not be checking any bags. I have a flight on United that departs to Phoenix at 1030 pm, boards at 10 pm. Would this be enough time to make the connecting flight with United ?


    Do you have checked bags? Is it two separate reservations?


    there are no checked bags. there are two separate reservations, but I have not reserved it yet


    if you think it will not be enough time, i will change the ticket. thank you


    It's probably not enough time.


  • PVR to LAX on Alaska
    Dec 20, 2016
    If I am returning from Puerto Vallarta on Alaska, will I arrive at terminal 6 or the International terminal? How much time is needed to clear customs and get thru security to get to terminal 1 for a Southwest flight on a separate ticket?


    You will arrive in Terminal 6. There is an Immigration facility there. I would want 3 hours between flights if you have checked baggage. Maybe you can get by with a bit less with only carry-ons.


    Hi, I fly in from Nashivlle to LAX on Southwest at 8:55am and then have a separate flight to Tokyo with ANA at 12:05am. I will more likely to have one checked bag. Would 3 hours be enough for between T1 to the international terminal? It's on New Year's Day btw. Thanks!


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