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We are flying on American airlines FF miles and connecting from domestic to international flight on AirBerlin in LAX. I am assuming we can check bags all the way through but once we arrive in LAX is there a way to connect to the International Terminal without leaving the secure area? I know there is a ton of construction currently.
Yes, you can walk from your arrival gate in T4 or 5 to the International Terminal inside security via the new connector building if your bags are checked through.
I am Canadian and will fly from HKG to Vancouver connecting through LAX. I will be flying in through CX arriving at TBIT and connecting to UA (T7). I understanding I will need to collect my bags, clear immigration and customs. Is it true that I do not need to go through security again as there are now tunnels? I believe I qualify for APC so that should be quicker, right? Is 2 hours 20 minutes enough? Is the sequence, clear immigration, collect bag, clear customs, check in at UA counter, then run to my gate? Will I be carrying my luggage through from TBIT to T7 as that should be where the UA bag check would be?

Apologies for the abundance of questions. I feel a bit nervous about the time
You will be outside security after you clear customs. Also if you are on two separate reservations you have to take your bags to the United Check-in Counter to re-check them with United. You have less time than I recommend for such a connection.
Hi! I'm traveling to Costa Rica with a layover in LAX with separate tickets from Seattle to LAX and from LAX to Costa Rica. When arriving in LAX, do I need to go back through security? I won't be checking a bag and both of my flights are Delta.
Yes, in LAX you will have to go through security after clearing customs to access your departure gate.
Sorry, I misunderstood. On the way TO Costa Rica you will not have to go through security.
Hi we land in LAX from Cancun at 11:00 AM going through customs will we have enough time to catch a domestic flight at 2:40 from LAX to Oakland ?
Yes, that should be enough time, even if it's two separate reservations.
United has us booked with a 30 min connection between United flights in LAX. Is that doable?
Yes, that's possible if the flight from Newark is on-time. All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate and all United gates at LAX are walkable within 5-10 minutes.
We will arrive with KL 601 on 11.55 and the next fight with Delta is on 14.10. Connection time 2.10 hour. Is this enough?
Last year it takes more than 3 hours. That was very stressful.
It will be difficult, but it's not impossible, especially if you are a repeat ESTA user and can therefore use the kiosks.
Hello, we are connecting at LAX on United #5654 from Sacramento to United #780 to San Jose del Cabo, Mex. Do we need to change terminals and redo security. Layover is 55 Minutes.
All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Both in Terminals 7/8 which are connected inside security.
Hey everyone!

I'm hoping to get a little assistance with how much time I should allow between my LAX international arrival flight and domestic onward flight.

I will arrive at LAX Terminal B on Qantas QF11 from SYD at 0630. I have a Southwest flight (WN1850) booked to DIA which departs at 0925. Assuming the Qantas flight is on-time, this would allow just under 3 hours between flights.

Do you think this would be enough time? I have a US Passport so I assume that would save a little time at Customs/Immigration?

There is also a Southwest flight available at 1100 which I could switch to if needed which would allow 4.5 hours between flights. Does that seem excessive?

Thank you for any help!

That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thank you for your reply ZAP. Just curious, if it were you, would you stick with the 0925 flight or go with he 1100 flight? Thanks again!
I think you can make the 0925. But then again if you don't mind sitting in airports and would rather play it safe, the 1100 isn't too bad.
I am flying in on southwest and leaving an hour later on delta. Do I need to check in and go through tsa again? Or can I stay in the airport and go directly to my gate?
You will have to claim your bags, take them to Delta, re-check them and go through security. You don't realistically have enough time. Without checked bags you still have to go through security again, but maybe you might have a chance if everything goes perfectly.
I am flying in to LAX from HNL on a Delta fligh tin july and landing at 6:25 and taking off from a Southwest flight at 8:10. Will this be enough time to get my bags from check and recheck them for the southwest flight?
That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.