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  • Coming in on Hawaiian, out on Virgin America
    Apr 23, 2016
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    We're arriving into LAX at 4.15pm on non US passports from Honolulu and want to transit with Virgin America that night to SFO. Would a 7.55pm flight be sensible - or even later?

     

    Your passports don't matter for flights within the United States. That should be plenty of time.

     

  • From MEX AS1548 to SEA AS463
    Apr 23, 2016
    2
    Travelling from Mexico City to Seattle via LAX. My flight from MEX to LAX is Alaska Airlines 1548 Operated by AMERICAN AIRLINES (arrives T4?) and my connecting flight is Alaska Airlines 463 (T6?) from LAX to SEA with a 2 h 28 m of layover. Those flights are booked through Alaska. Do I have to pick up my baggage in LAX, go through the Customs and immigration, and re-check in the baggage? If so, are those facilities in T4 or T6? Thank you.

     

    Yes, you have to do those things. If you arrive in T4 you will do that in T4. If you arrive in T6 you will do that in T6. AA can use gates in either.

     

    Thank you so much!

     

  • Terminal 1 to 3 Logistics?
    Apr 21, 2016
    3
    I'm arriving from Sacramento on Southwest in Terminal 1 at 10:15pm and need to get to Virgin America in Terminal 3 for a 11:45pm departure on separate bookings. If I print VA boarding pass out prior and have no bag check-ins, can I bypass security somehow (tunnel, direct shuttle, etc.) or do I need to leave Terminal 1 and check into VA at 3 as if I were a new flyer, i.e. wait in line for tickets, security, etc., which would mean that connection is impossible?

     

    You have to leave Terminal 1, walk to Terminal 3 and go through security. If you check in online and have no checked bags then there's no reason to have to go to the ticket counter. It is possible.

     

    Thx. So how long do you think it'll take to disembark, leave Terminal 1 then walk/shuttle to Terminal 3 security? How busy is LAX that late on a Friday?

     

    disembarking and walking to T3 will take maybe 15 minutes. Security will probably take 30 minutes or less - there are other redeye flights from T3 that depart that late but security shouldn't be too bad.

     

  • from Terminal B to Terminal 5
    Apr 21, 2016
    1
    Hi, I would be grateful to know if there is sufficient time for transit (including immigration with tourist visa and I am not sure but might have to re-check in the luggage as welll...) getting from terminal B (arriving 14:40 from Europe on KLM flight) to terminal 5 (flying 17:00 with Delta, destination Hawaii) thanks

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then walk to Terminal 5, go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • TBIT to T4
    Apr 28, 2016
    2
    My mom is arriving from NRT to LAX with AA (the e-ticket says terminal B I guess it's TBIT) And then she has a domestic flight LAX to RNO with AA also (terminal 4). Will she be able to get to terminal 4 through the new connector? Or will she have to get out of TBIT and walk outside to get to terminal 4? She doesn't really speak English so I'm trying to find out and let her know every step she will have to do in the LAX airport.

     

    Once she clears US Customs she will be outside security. It is faster and easier for her to walk outside to T4 than to re-enter security through the TBIT and then use the connector.

     

    Oh I got it, thank you! Can you pleas make it clear for me once she is outside of TBIT she needs to go left and next building should be T4. Does she enter the T4 on the same level or does she need to take an elevator before entering the T4 (I saw confusing video about in on youtube)

     

  • International to International
    Apr 19, 2016
    1
    Hi, arriving LAX on Copa at 2229 and flying out on Eva at 0100 on same ticket. Can luggage be checked through because of partner airlines? If not, do I have enough time to make the connection? Thanks

     

    Your bags will be tagged through but you will have to claim your bags to go through US customs then recheck them at the recheck desk. You have enough time.

     

  • MEL-LAX-DAL
    Apr 19, 2016
    1
    I'm on a United flight MEL-LAX arriving at 6:40am. I want to catch a Virgin America flight at 8:25am to Dallas Love. Would not be on same reservation. Is that cutting it too close? For what it's worth, I checked flight history, and it looks like it has good on-time performance with some flights arriving as early as 6am.

     

    I wouldn't try this with checked baggage.

     

  • Connecting from international flight to domestic
    Apr 20, 2016
    3
    I will be arriving at LAX on a Thursday in August - 14.30 on a Delta flight (operated by Virgin Atlantic) from Heathrow. I am a British Citizen. I want to book an onward flight with Southwestern to Phoenix but don't know whether to book the 5.55 flight or 6.40 flight. Any suggestions on how long it will take to clear security, collect bags, check in and get to terminal? Many Thanks

     

    Neither. You need at least 3 hours to make your connection. So you need something later than the 6:40 flight.

     

    Thanks - I'm glad I asked before booking! Do you think I would make an American Airlines flight at 19.30? Or do I need later still? 20.55 Delta? Many Thanks

     

    The 19:30 should be OK.

     

  • Connecting flight
    Apr 19, 2016
    1
    My plane from Tokyo is scheduled to land at 12:00, and my next flight is to Lima at 14:00. Is that enough time for transfer? Both flights are with American Airlines. Thank you.

     

    That's just enough time if everything goes perfectly. Your flight to Lima will be operated by LAN and depart from the International Terminal.

     

  • Minneapolis to Australia
    Apr 19, 2016
    1
    I arrive at LAX from Minneapolis at 935PM my flight to Australia leaves at 1035pm. I have one complete reservation all the way through. Will I have enough time to make flight. Flying DELTA

     

    Yes, all you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Layover and Global Entry interview
    Apr 20, 2016
    2
    Hello. My AA flight from AKL to LAX lands 6:30am (T4 or TBI) and the next flight to ORD leaves at 9:40am (from T4). I also scheduled an interview with USBP for Global Entry at 8:00am. From what I have read, the interview takes around 15mins max. Is there enough time for me to make it on the connecting flight at 9:30am? Many thanks!

     

    That should be enough time.

     

    Many thanks!

     

  • 2.20 hrs. From TBIT to terminal 4
    Apr 18, 2016
    2
    I will arrive LAX from NRT at 11.40 and will have to catch the domestic flight at 14.03. Would it be possible to make it through the immigation and customs in2.20 hrs? the bags are checked through.

     

    Yes, that should be just enough time. Is your flight to LAX on JAL? Even though your bags will be tagged through you will have to claim them to go through US Customs, then re-check them immediately after at the re-check desk?

     

    Yes, i fly with JAL. Thank you so much.

     

  • is there time to check in
    Apr 18, 2016
    1
    arriving from orlando 8.42 am american airlines terminal 4 depart to honolulu with united airlines 13.00 pm terminal 7 will we have time to check in ?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

  • enough time
    Apr 18, 2016
    1
    Hi I am flying Qantas QF 093 from Melbourne and arriving in LAX @ 06:35 terminal B, with our connecting flight to New York JFK is Qantas QF 011 departing @ 08:20 from terminal B. is this enough time and do we go through customs in LA ?

     

    Yes, in LA you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time.

     

  • Term 1 to TBIT
    Apr 17, 2016
    1
    I am arriving by Southwest Airlines from PHX at term 1 and then need to go to TBIT to catch my China Southern flight at 22:30hr. Since arrivals are at lower level and departures from upper level how do I get from Term 1 lower level to TBIT upper level?

     

    There are numerous outdoor escalators between the upper level and lower level in front of every terminal. You can either take the shuttle that runs on the lower level, or I suggest you walk.

     

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