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  • LAX (Delta) to (KLM) international flight - 1 hr 35 min layover
    Jul 24, 2016
    If everything goes okay, my flight should arrive from SLC to LAX at 12:10 PM in September, with a KLM flight leaving at 1:45 PM. I think Delta is in Terminal 5/6 and KLM is in Terminal B. Will a 1 hr 35 minute layover be enough time to make it? I have never been to LAX/Tom Bradley International Airport, and am worried about timing. I will not have checked luggage, just carry on.


    Yes, that is enough time. You can now walk directly from your arrival gate in T5 or T6 through a tunnel to T4 and then in a new walkway from T4 to the International Terminal, so you won't have to go through security again in LAX.


    ZAP, thank you so much! This is very reassuring and I appreciate it.


  • Alaska Air connection to Air Tahiti Nui
    Jul 24, 2016
    Booked on Alaska Air arriving Term 6 (separate tickets) scheduled arrival 11:55am connect to TBIT for Air Tahiti Nui flight departing 4:40pm. Check in desk closes an hour prior to departure for AT. Question, will we have to collect our bags if we check them with Alaska? and, do we need to go outside to get to TBIT and go thru security again? TIA


    Yes, you will have to collect your bags in T6, take them to the International Terminal, re-check them with Air Tahiti Nui, and go through security. You should have plenty of time.


    Thank you. I thought so but always nice to confirm!


    Will we be able to use the new T4 connector to TBIT? TIA


    No, because you will have to claim your bags and re-check them, you will be outside security and the connector runs inside security.


  • 2 hour connection
    Jul 22, 2016
    Hi.Is two hours enough time to change flights at LAX international arriving from Sydney and leaving to London?


    What airlines are you flying? Are the tickets on two separate reservations or one reservation?


  • transfer QF12 TBIT to United UA1693 term 7
    Jul 24, 2016
    We are arriving on a domestic flight operated by QANTAS and need to transfer to a United flight. Tickets are not linked and we have checked luggage. What is the process of picking up bags and then checking in on United and have I allowed enough time.


    So you have a stopover and are going to Vegas on your stopover? Because you aren't allowed to fly just JFK-LAX on QF12 unless you're connecting to another Qantas flight to Australia.


    We had a stopover yes. We were 2.5 hours late and missed United flight and hired a car to drive to Vegas. Not the late night we wanted in Vegas. United were ok and allowed us to forgo outward flight but maintain return flight to LAX. No flights available for 24 hours. Thanks for assistance. FYI we collected bags domestically and then walked to term 7. Qantas rep walked us to special area.


    Thanks for the info, virtually nobody does a stopover after arriving from JFK on QF12 so I didn't know where you would get your bags as there is no regular Domestic baggage claim in the TBIT. I searched rather thoroughly and nobody had ever asked about collecting bags after arriving from JFK on QF12 anywhere on the internet that I could find.


  • International Connection in the same terminal
    Jul 21, 2016
    I am arriving in Avianca from south america Monday 8:30pm. I believe that is terminal 2. I am connecting with Westjet to canada Tuesday 8:45am. Also terminal 2. I know i have to clear immigrations on my arrival and claim my bags, but can i stay in the terminal/go back in through security right away? Or do i have to book a hotel overnight?


    You won't be able to go through security with a boarding pass departing LAX the next day, nor will Westjet take your bags until the next morning.


  • Is 4hrs 50min enough time to transfer week before Xmas
    Jul 21, 2016
    I am travelling from Sydney to LAX a week before Xmas. We arrive into LAX with Qantas at 9am and depart again with WestJet from Terminal 2 at 1:50pm. We cannot check our luggage all the way through as they are separate tickets. Is this timeframe feesible and are there any tips for ensuring we meet this timeframe (assuming we need to retrieve luggage, exit customs then recheck in again)?


    Yes, that is enough time. Yes, you will have to bring your bags with you to T2 to re-check with Westjet then go through security. It's fastest to just walk from the TBIT to T2.


  • Help required!
    Jul 21, 2016
    Arriving from Albuquerque @ 7.07 Alaska Airlines and wondering would we catch the 9.45 flight to HNL with American Airlines without many/any hassles


    Yes, that should be enough time, especially without checked bags or if both tickets are on the same reservation.


  • Delta to American at LAX
    Jul 20, 2016
    I'm arriving to LAX on delta with only carry on bags and leaving 1 hour later on American. Can I check in at the gate? Or will I have to try exit and go to the main counter to check in?


    You can check in online or on your mobile device before you leave on your first flight.


  • connecting Delta to Alaska Air at LAX
    Jul 20, 2016
    flying from San Diego to LAX on Delta then from LAX to Loreto Mexico on Alaska Air. Will they check the bags through or do I have to claim them and recheck at LAX?


    are your tickets purchased on one reservation or two separate reservations?


    2 separate reservations


    Then you will have to claim them from Delta, and take them to Terminal 6 to re-check with Alaska.


  • Check in
    Jul 20, 2016
    I arrive from singapore at LAX at 345pm. My connecting flight at virgin America at terminal 3 to Dulles is at 1145pm on the same day. Can I check in early at 430pm? I.e. Check my luggage as well? Or do I need to wait? Thanks


    You can check in online 24 hours before your flight. You should be able to check your bags after you arrive and clear customs without having to wait.


  • 44 minute connection
    Jul 19, 2016
    Will 40 minutes be enough time to connect from a United Flight from Las Vegas to a United Flight to Kona, HI?


    Yes, that is enough time if the flight from Las Vegas is on-time. All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connection between Terminal 1 and Terminal 6
    Jul 19, 2016
    I fly into LAX on Sunday the 9th October with Qantas and arrive at 0630. I am then considering flying with Air Alaska at 1025 in Terminal 6 to Cabo. Will the 4 hours be enough time to get through everything on a Sunday morning?


    Qantas does not arrive in Terminal 1. It arrives in the International Terminal. That would be enough time to make that connection.


    Thanks Zap. How long on average does it take to get through security and travel from the internatioanl terminal to Terminal 6? Thanks


    You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, then if your bags are tagged to Cabo already you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk in the International Terminal. Otherwise you will have to take them with you to T6 to re-check and then go through security. 3 hours is the minimum time I recommend for a connection like that though it's doable in 2ish.


    Thanks so much ZAP. Really helpful advise. The flights will not be connected but it sounds like aslong as the Qantas flight arrives on time at 0630 I'm all good. Thanks again.


  • LAX 1 hour connection
    Jul 18, 2016
    I am looking at getting an American Airlines flight from Denver to Auckland (NZ) via LAX. There is a 1 hour layover. It's all on 1 ticket and our bags will be checked through. Is 1 hour enough time to make the connection??


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


  • Is this connection possible?
    Jul 17, 2016
    Im not sure if I can make this connection or if I need to reschedule-- Can I fly in from Fiji on Fiji Air(not sure of arrival gate) at 1:30pm and make a flight to DTW at 1:50pm with no bags. Possible? Not Possible?


    Absolutely, completely, and utterly impossible. You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take your bags to the departure terminal for your second airline, then go re-check your bags, and go through security and to your departure gate. You need at LEAST 3 hours.


  • Connecting international
    Jul 17, 2016
    I am flying on a Saturday Oct 8 from CLT to LAX arriving at 10:09 on american and then taking JAl flight 61 to Japan leaving at 1:20, then arriving at LAX on sunday the 16th at 7pm flying JAL with a flight leaving to CLT on american at 10:35pm. I am not checking any bags though. Will I have enough time for the connections?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time for both connections.


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