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  • Delta 6795 3hr connection to Delta 937
    May 8, 2016
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    Hi I have been informed that my Delta flight 6795 operated by Virgin Austrlaia has been pushed back 2hrs. This means that we only have a 3hr connection time to our Delta flight 937 to Cancun. Is this enough time to make the next flight. We will have to move from TBIT to terminal 5. Will we have to collect out bags of will they go all the way through? I booked both flights at the same time on the Delta website. Flight details Delta 6795 - depart 12:50pm arrive 8:55am Delta 937 - depart 11:55am Cheers

     

    Yes, that should still be enough time. Yes, you will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs, but you can re-check them at the re-check desk in the TBIT right after.

     

    Thanks for the info. Much appreciated. Will we need a ESTA for our 3 hour transit? Do we need some sort of visa or ESTA for Mexico? Cheers

     

    Yes, you will need to complete ESTA prior to your transfer of the US. Australian citizens can visit Mexico without a visa.

     

  • Time needed between flights
    May 8, 2016
    1
    Hi there, I arrive from ABQ at 930pm on Southwest and have a flight out to Korea on Korean Air at 1130pm. Is that too short a time between my flights?

     

    If you have checked bags I think it's cutting it a little close. You'll have to claim your bags from Southwest, take them quite a ways to the International Terminal, re-check them and go through security.

     

  • Terminal 6 to TBIT
    May 7, 2016
    2
    Arriving on Delta (T5?) with checked bags at 8:45am, departing WOW from TBIT at 12:40. Enough time to collect luggage and make flight? Also, if I had no luggage, possible to go from Delta terminal to TBIT wo going through security? Thanks everyone!

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. It is possible to go between terminals inside security, but if you have checked bags you will have to exit security to claim your bags, take them to the TBIT, check them with WOW and go back through security.

     

    Thanks!

     

  • Mexico-LAX-Shangay connection changing terminal 3h?
    May 7, 2016
    1
    Hi; we arrive at terminal 5 from (BJX) Leon – Mexico- Delta 4784 at 9:15 and depart from Terminal 7 to (PVG) Shanghai – China United 198 at Terminal 7. 3.50h is enough for making the connection? shall we claim the luggage and re-check?? Shall we clear customs into USA?? We have another choice both flights with Delta -Terminal 5- with 3:15h, is it a safer connection? Thanks!

     

    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take your bags to United in Terminal 7, check them, and go through security. Either connection is possible.

     

  • connection - enough time?
    May 7, 2016
    1
    I will be arriving from PHX on Spirit Air at 11:17am to connect to a flight on JAL leaving at 1:20pm for Tokyo, on separate tickets. Will I have enough time and what si the route to get to that terminal? Thx

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from the International Terminal which is right next to it. If you have checked bags you will have to claim them from Spirit and re-check them with JAL. You barely have enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

  • Connetion time 1 hr, Terminal 6 to Terminal 1,
    May 5, 2016
    2
    I will arrive Terminal 6 (Alaska airline) at 5:50 AM, then connect to another flight at Terminal 1 (Southwest) depart at 7 AM. Will i have enough time ? How, and Do I need to go pass Security Check again (my flights domestic) ? Thank you !

     

    Yes, you will have to go through security again in T1. With checked bags this will be impossible. Without checked bags this will be almost impossible. You can take the shuttle on the lower level or you can try to run across the parking garages to try to make it. However, the security lines will be bad and you probably won't make it. I suggest changing your Southwest flight to a later one.

     

    I see. Thank a lot for the advice ! yes.. better safe, i will have another flight.

     

  • Korean air flight to American air terminal 4
    May 5, 2016
    1
    Coming into Bradley international terminal on Korean air at 10:40 AM, have global entry, how much time will I need to clear customs and get to American Airlines flight? 2 or 3 hours?

     

    Even if you have checked bags, with Global Entry you can probably make 2 hours, but I'd prefer 3 hours.

     

  • Arriving from Phx at LAX then fying to Lima on Aeromexico
    May 4, 2016
    1
    Arriving on terminal 1at LAX from PHX at 6:50 am. Going to terminal 2 to catch Aeromexico to Lima at 9:15 am. Is that enough time?

     

    That is barely enough time if your Southwest flight is on-time and your bags come out quickly.

     

  • layover time, 2 separate tickets
    May 4, 2016
    1
    Arriving from Japan on Delta at 6:45pm. Would like to catch SW last flight to SMF at 8:55pm. Will we need to pick up baggage, go thru customs, go thru security before checking into SW? Is there adequate time? How much time needed to go between these terminals?

     

    Yes, you will have to do all of that (although you will go through security AFTER checking in with Southwest, not before). That is less time than I recommend. If there is not a later flight (Delta has a 9:55 PM flight, maybe consider that). Then plan on spending the night in LA.

     

  • British connections at LAX
    May 11, 2016
    2
    Arriving on AA but it's a British Airlines flight from SFO to LAX, arriving at Terminal 4 in LAX, we have about 1 1/2 hour layover and take British Airlines A380 at the interntational terminal , question is do we have to go thru security again to get to the British flight.

     

    No, you do not have to go through security again. There is a new walkway inside security from T4 to the International Terminal.

     

    My arrival will be at T7(UA) and I need to catch my next flight to Korea at TBIT(Asiana). Do I exit T7 and pass through security again? What's the easiest and fastest way to reach TBIT?

     

  • Transfer from Terminal 2 to Terminal B
    May 11, 2016
    2
    I will be taking Air Canada 793 which lands in Terminal 2 at around 9:15 pm on May 13th, and I will need to transfer to Terminal B to catch Air Tahiti which departures at 11:40pm. Do I need to claim my baggage and re-check in , and will I have enough time to do it? Thank you!

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your bags, take them to the International Terminal, check them with Air Tahiti Nui and go through security. You should have enough time as long as your Air Canada flight is on-time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada.

     

    Thank you. And one more question. How long does it take to walk from Terminal 2 to Terminal B? Is Walking the fastest way? Thank you

     

  • Layover time for 2 separate tickets
    May 1, 2016
    1
    We are flying Brisbane to LAX on Virgin Australia landing at 6.55am Thursday Sept TBIT. We are considering flying Delta T5 at 9.55am on to YVR. If we are only taking carry on luggage, is 3 hours an appropriate layover time? Is 6.55am a busy arrivals time for Tbit?

     

    Yes, all the flights from Australia arrive at about that time, so it is rather busy. That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Enough time in a 3 hour layover?
    Apr 28, 2016
    1
    Hi guys my flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles arrives at 630am and then I need to catch a la to Mexico flight at 10am. I'm flying with Qantas and then American Airlines so it is in the same terminal but it's a seperate booking so I will need to collect bags, go through security(customs?) and then check in to my American Airlines flight. Seeing as it's an international flight and I still need to pay for my baggage and go through security etc will 3 and a bit hours be enough time? Any help or previous experience tips would be greatly appreciated thank you! Also I'm flying at the end of July I'm not sure if that makes it a busier time or not..

     

    It is not in the same terminal. You will arrive in the International and depart from Terminal 4. 3 hours should be enough time.

     

  • Is it enough time?
    Apr 27, 2016
    3
    I have a flight from LAX to INC (Korea) at on May 28th at 23.55. Will it be enough time if my flight from RNO to LAX should land at 21.09? (only 2 hours 45 mins) but as I understand when I get to LAX from Reno I won't have to go through any security until Im in TBIT terminal so that shouldn't be that long? I have checked in bags though...

     

    What airlines are you flying? Are all tickets on the same reservation or separate? I can't answer your question without that info.

     

    RNO to LAX is AA and flight from LAX to Korea is Korean Air. They are two separate reservations.

     

    That should be enough time. You will arrive in the American Eagle Remote Terminal, then take the shuttle to Terminal 4, claim your bags, then take your bags to the Korean Air counter in the International Terminal, check your bags, and go through security.

     

  • Layover
    Apr 27, 2016
    1
    I am landing at 6.25 in the morning arriving from Tel Aviv and need to catch another flight to Phoenix AZ on a separate reservation. What the minimum time for a layover that would enable me to clear immigration and custom and pick up my luggage and change a terminal?

     

    Assuming you are purchasing two separate reservations I'd want at least 3 hours between flights.

     

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