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I am arriving to LAX via southwest at 8:45 am. I am then flying using American airlines from LAX to Hawaii that departs at 10:50 am. We are checking bags. Do we have enough time to claim our bags from southwest and then re-check them at American airlines? If so, what is the best way to save time doing this so that we don't miss our flight to Hawaii?
That is just enough time if everything goes perfectly. You will have to carry your bags all the way from Terminal 1 to Terminal 4. All you can do is hope your first flight is on-time and hurry once you get your bags.
Hi there, hoping someone can help... I'm flying from JFK to Sydney in a couple of weeks and my travel agent has me connecting through LAX (Delta flights).

On my itinerary, it looks like I'm on flight DL41 for both legs and that there is a 1 hour stop in LAX on the way through. However, on my eticket it looks like I'm on separate flights (first on DL475 from JFK-LAX and then on DL41 from LAX-SYD). DL475 arrives at LAX (Terminal 5) at 9:50pm. DL41 departs from LAX at 10:50pm.

Will this give me enough time to make my connecting flight to Sydney? It's only an hour, but I'm not sure if it's a refuel or if the agent has booked two separate legs.

I'm an Australian passpory holder. If anyone could give me some advice, it would be much appreciated!!

Many thanks,

Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in LAX is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Immigration when leaving the US.
I'm arriving at LAX on Hawaiian Airlines at 5:00am on July 1st and have a flight on Delta to LAS that departs at 7:15am. I will have to get a bag at baggage claim and check it in for the Delta flight. What is the fastest way to navigate this?
The fastest way is to just claim your bags and run to your departure terminal. You will arrive in Terminal 5 and depart from Terminal 2 or 3.
I'm flying from Minneapolis to San Jose Del Cabo, Via LAX. My flight to LAX arrives at 8:35 to Terminal 5 and the flight leaves LAX at 9:55 from Terminal 4, I have a bag I need to check, can I check it all the way from MSP to SJD so that I won't have to clear security in LAX?
Many thanks
What airlines are you flying?
American to Lax
Delta to SJD
Thank you for your help.
Then no, you can't check your bag all the way through, you will have to claim it from Delta and re-check it with American. Also if you are traveling after May 15, you will actually arrive in Terminal 2 or 3, not 5. This will be nearly impossible with a checked bag. I highly recommend not checking a bag to have some sliver of hope of making this if you have already booked it.
Flying tomorrow and will have to run my chances with checked bag... I'm on the last leg of a 5 week trip. Thank you so much for your help.
Ill be arriving at LAX from OKC with American Airlines at 415pm on the 26th to connect to a separate Norwegian airlines flight that departs at 645pm. It will be a walk from term5 probably to the norwegian ticket counter to get my ticket. Is 2.5 hrs enough time to get my ticket and through security and grab a quick bite to eat before I have to board the plane? How will i know where to go when I arrive from OKC?
Yes, that should be enough time to make your connection but not enough time to eat. When you arrive in LAX you will take the shuttle from the American Eagle Remote Terminal to Terminal 5, claim your bags, then walk to the International Terminal, which will be out the door and to the left along the curbfront.
Thank you, i won't have any bags to claim so it will pretty much be straight to the international terminal to check in and through security and find the norwegian gate
I do have 2 separate tickets. The first one is coming from Guadalajara Mexico. Arriving LAX at 9:20am thorough Volaris(T2) and my next flight is scheduled to 11:30 am at TBIT air china. As long as I know Air China doesn't provide the mobile or online check-in service. So I just have 2 hrs including the checkin thing..
I have checked luggage as well. Will this be too tight ...?
That sill be very very difficult. I don't recommend it. Although some good news is that if you're traveling after May 17, then your Volaris flight will arrive in the TBIT.
SFO-LAX-Cancun - no checked bags, just a carry on. Can we make our connection?

Thank you!
Oh gosh - forgot to say that connect time is 53 minutes!

What airline?
American for both legs
Then that should be fine. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in LAX on the way to Cancun.
That's reassuring. You think I could make it from term 2 to term 5 scenario?
No. Also, American doesn't use terminal 2. So you're proposing connecting from Delta to American?
Oh no, just imagining a difficult scenario. Thanks so much - we're going to go for it!
I will arrive on United from Heathrow and connect to my United flight to HNL. United made a schedule change so my layover time is now 20 minutes shorter. Is 1 hour and 25 minutes enough time to go through Customs and make out HNL flight?
That makes it very difficult, but considering everything is in Terminal 7, it is possible if the flight from London is on-time.
Hi, I'm travelling from Syd next week on AA and arriving 7:20 and then travelling to Cancun on 10:30 flight. Is this sufficient time to clear customs, collect luggage, recheck & go through security
Yes, that should be enough time.
First time flying into LAX via Spirit at 8:40am on Sunday 4/23, connecting flight to HNL is at 9:45am via AA. From what I found, Spirit is at Terminal 3 and AA at Terminal 4, which indicates we have to go through TSA again? I've research past flights and they tend to be on time. We have no checked bags, can we make it if we hustle? Thanks for the help!
Yes, you will have to go through security again. You can make it if the Spirit flight is on-time, you are already checked in for your American flight, and you hustle to T4.
Just a heads up...T3 is not as close to T4 as you may think. Each terminal is pretty much it's own building and they don't connect so you'll need to exit the terminal (on the same level/floor you arrive on), make a right when you get outside and follow the sidewalk around to Terminal 4, which will be the second building/terminal because Tom Bradley International Terminal is inbetween T3 and T4. And unfortunately you can't cut through the parking structures which is ridiculous. But on a good note, T3 is a pretty short Terminal compared to the others! So if possible, sit as close as you can to the airplane exit door so you can beeline your way out and run over to T4 to get through TSA 30min before your AA flight. Good Luck! And enjoy Hawaii!
PS I don't mean to be such a downer but I just want you to know beforehand because I've been in a similar situation in FLL and i had no clue what or where to go to get to my connecting terminal.