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  • LAX - Transferring from Terminal B to Terminal 7
    Jul 17, 2016
    I will be arriving Terminal B at 12:55 from Frankfurst with LH456 and leaving Terminal 7 at 16:45 to Honolulu with UA1170 with one end-to-end ticket and checked luggages. Will my checked luggages be transferred automatically or do I need to handle them myself?


    In the International Terminal you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, walk to Terminal 7 and go through security. You have plenty of time.


  • Arriving domestic from Phoenix and catching an international flight
    Jul 17, 2016
    Hi. If my United flight from Phoenix is arriving into LAX at 7:50pm on a Monday and I have an international flight to Australia departing at 10:30pm, will that be enough time to transfer terminals and get through customs please? If not, how much time would you recommend please?


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. What airline are you flying to Australia? If both flights are on United all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting T5 baggage claim to TB ticketing area?
    Jul 17, 2016
    Arriving on Delta from SLC at 1820 hours departing Air Tahiti Nui at 2345 hours. I know it's enough time, but assume we need to claim bags and recheck in TB terminal? Does the new connector connect baggage in T5 to TB ticketing area?


    You will have to take the bags with you outside to get from T5 to the TBIT lobby. The connector runs only inside security.


    Thanks for the quick response! What a great service you have here!


    Delta says our bags are checked through to bora bora from Detroit. I'm arriving and have to take the same air Tahiti nun flight as posted. Do i have to get my bags and recheck them? Is there a way to get to international terminal without going through security again?


    Wish I knew dude. We were told Delta would only check to LAX because ATN isn't a partner? Did ur luggage tags say LAX or BOB when they put them on? We're currently sitting in TBIT waiting for ticket desk to open....which is athe 2015 btw....


    Your bags definitely won't be checked through to BOB - Air Tahiti (domestic) doesn't interline with anyone. At best your bags will be tagged to PPT.


  • International flight with Connecting flight from LAX to PHX
    Jul 16, 2016
    I am travelling on July 30 from Mnl to Nrt vial Jal and nrt to lax arriving 12pm with check in baggage then connecting flight to Phx at 2:35pm via american airlines. Please guide me thru on my transfer, the traffic flow, how to go about this baggage claim when i disembark at LAX, Can i still make it to my next flight?


    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 right after (follow signs for connecting passengers), then exit the building, walk to Terminal 6 (to your right), go through security and to your departure gate, which will actually be a shuttle to the American Eagle remote terminal. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Terminal 2 to Terminal 5 with luggage and kids
    Jul 15, 2016
    Hi, I arrive in LAX on an international flight with 3 pieces of checked luggage, and 2 teen boys. I land at 2:30 at Terminal 5. Have to clear immigration and customs and recheck my baggage for a 6:30 Delta Flight. Can I walk from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5, if so how long will it take with all our luggage? Or is it better to take a shuttle but I will still have to load and unload the luggage from the shuttle. Thank you


    Yes, it is generally faster to walk. You should have enough time to make this connection.


  • Time connection
    Jul 14, 2016
    Will I be able to make it if I arrive LAX via AA at 9:30PM then take the next connecting flight via PAL at 10:30PM? I have no baggages.


    If you are able to check in for your PAL flight online, with the new connector building, it's theoretically possible. However, I have no clue if you can check in online for PAL flights leaving the US. When I saw them a few years ago at LAX it struck me as a fairly low-tech operation.


  • Airport Info
    Jul 14, 2016
    Hi there, i'm travelling from Sydney to LAX and I have a connecting flight to Toronto. I arrive in LAX at 6:30am at terminal B and depart for my second flight at 11:40am in terminal 2. Im just wondering the steps I have to go through to get to my second flight. Including the immigration and customs and what is involved in that process. As well as rechecking the bags and what the process is for that too. Thanks for all the help!


    Hey, me again. Both my flights are with United airlines and the second flight is operated by air Canada. Does that mean anything?


    Yes, you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags a the re-check desk, then exit the International Terminal and walk to your left (against the flow of vehicle traffic), the second building you come to is Terminal 2. Go inside and go through security. You should have plenty of time.


  • TBIT to SWA terminal 1 in 2hrs 55mins?
    Jul 18, 2016
    I'm arriving at 1110am on a Wednesday by ANA at TBIT, and hoping to catch a flight to DC on SWA at terminal 1 at 14:55. I am a US passport holder but my spouse is not. We will have checked bags. What are the chances of making this flight? I haven't bought the SWA tickets yet, but all the alternatives I can find will have us arriving in DC the next day - which I'd rather avoid.


    Sorry, 14:05, not 14:55


    That's really pushing it. It is not impossible but not easy. United may have a later flight. Check them


    Thanks for your reply. We decided to play it safe and stay with a friend in LA, taking a noon flight out the next day.


  • Can I clear customs at Tom Bradley aand make a SW air flight
    Jul 13, 2016
    Will arrive at TB terminal on Air Emerits at 155 pm. Can I make it to a SW Air flight leaving at 3:35PM?? Factors: US citizen/ w checked bags/Thursday flight/Healthy/traveling single. What do you think?


    No you need at least 3 hours between flights.


  • Minneapolis -> LAX -> Sydney
    Jul 13, 2016
    Hey, y'all! Flying from Minneapolis to LAX and flight's saying there's a 50 minute layover before switching to flight to Sydney. All flights are via Delta. Can I make this? Will I need to retrieve bags and go through security again? Thank you!


    No, you don't have to do anything with your bags or go through Security. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 5. You have enough time if the flight from MSP is on-time.


  • Connection from Lufthansa to United BINT to T8
    Jul 13, 2016
    Is 4 hr. 21 min enough time to connect from BIT to United T8, including going through customs? What is best route from one terminal to the other?


    Yes, that is plenty of time. You can either walk or take the shuttle bus on the lower level (I prefer to walk). Note that the entrance is through Terminal 7 (Terminal 8 doesn't have a lobby).


  • TBIT Baggage Re-Check
    Jul 13, 2016
    Hi There, Arriving TBIT on CX, departing T5 on DL. Separate tickets. I take it the baggage re-check desk after customs will only take your bags if they are tagged all the way through? Any plans for this to change now with the connector from TBIT to T4 open? Thanks!


    Yes, the re-check desk will only take your bags if they are tagged through. This has nothing to do with the connector and instead is due to the fact that it's impossible to have tag printing capabilities for every airline at LAX at the re-check desk in the International Terminal. It's a fairly easy walk from the TBIT to T5 and you will be outside security anyway.


  • MCT for JAL-to-Alaska
    Jul 12, 2016
    Separate reservations, but landing from KIX on JAL and connecting to SEA on AS. GlobalEntry, and will attempt to e-check in prior to arrival. Hoping 2h20m is sufficient to xfer .. barring delays inbound, any reason for concern? Thanks for your input!


    With global entry I think you'll have just enough time.


  • customs question
    Jul 12, 2016
    flying on qantas to lax then switching airlines to virgin america in terminal 3 to go direct to fort lauderdale is 4 hours enough to go through customs then go back through security when checking into a separate airline


    Yes that should be enough time.


  • IAH to LAX on United + LAX to NRT on Delta One
    Jul 12, 2016
    I have a little under 2 hours to transfer between Terminals 7 and 5 (will need to check luggage) but have Delta One for the second leg. Wondering if this is enough time. How long does it typically take Delta One passengers to go from check-in to the gate (on average)?


    You have just enough time as long as the United flight is on-time. Your enemy is more the bag check cutoff than the time to get to the gate.


    That is a REALLY good point. I may have to pack just to carry on. Ugh! I'm not sure if the 'Delta One' thing gives you any leeway. Probably not. Thanks!


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