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  • 2 international flights T2 & T4
    Jun 4, 2016
    Hi, I am flying in from Toronto on a United flight landing @ T2 & will need to get to T4 for a flight to Sydney Australia 4 hours later. Will this be enough time & what is the best way or how long will it take to walk with my bags from T2 to T4. Any suggestions really appreciated. Thank you in advance


    Your flight from Toronto is on Air Canada. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. You have plenty of time.


  • 2 hr layover-Terminal 6 to TBIT
    Jun 3, 2016
    Hi, I'm arriving from Portland at 12:00 pm at LAX. I have a two hour layover before I leave to Lima at 2:00 pm. Is this enough time to get my bags checked and go through customs or should I only take a carry on?


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You just have to claim your bags in T6, take them to the TBIT, re-check them and go through security. You have just enough time. If you don't check a bag then you can go to the TBIT through walkways inside security and will have plenty of time.


  • LAX to Vancouver
    Jun 2, 2016
    Flying into LAX from MEM terminal 5. Connecting flight to Vancouver terminal 1. I know I have to go back through security but am I going to have to claim my bag and recheck it? I have almost a 4 hour layover. Is this enough time to get all of this done?


    There are no flights from LAX to Vancouver that depart from Terminal 1. What airline are you flying to Vancouver?


    West Jet. Maybe it's terminal 2.


    Yes, Westjet uses Terminal 2. If everything is on the same reservation you don't have to do anything with your bags at LAX - just go to T2 and through security.


  • TBIT to T7
    Jun 2, 2016
    How does one get from TBIT after clearing customs from a United flight from Australia to T7 to catch a connecting United flight? How long does this take? Do I have to go through security again? I have 3 hours.


    Yes, you will have to go through security again in T7. You should have enough time.


  • Security Screening and Customs Wait Times
    Jun 1, 2016
    Give yourself ample time when going to or from an international flight. Two weeks ago the international flight out of Chicago took 2 hrs. to get through the lines. On May 31, when landing at LAX from an international flight, custom lines were a nightmare with little organization. It took over 2 hrs. to get through it. Even after finally getting your bags, it took over a half an hour to just get out, waiting in long lines snaking back and forth at baggage claim. So if you are doing any connections to or from a connecting flight involving international travel give yourself a lot of time to do the connection.


  • Transfer from terminals
    Jun 2, 2016
    I am flying into LAX and meeting my two grandkids, one will be arriving in terminal 3, and the other in terminal 1, can I go from terminal to terminal without leaving security, if so, how long does it take to get from one to the other? Also, when they leave, we have the same can we go thru security in terminal 3, then transfer to terminal 1, without a problem


    No, Terminals 1 and 3 are not connected inside security.


    so are there any terminals connected inside security?


    Yes, The International Terminal and Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are all connected inside security.


  • Getting Terminal 4 Gate 42B to Terminal 6 Gate 63
    Jun 2, 2016
    Young adult coming back from Hawaii will need to make connection to Charlotte. I am not with her but am asking for help as to best way to get between these terminal while staying inside security. I hear there is a tunnel? Does anyone know the gate numbers they are located is there another type shuttle?


    Yes, there is a tunnel.


  • From T3 to TBIT
    Jun 2, 2016
    Hello. I have last one question here. Is it far walk from T3 to TBIT? I made one reservation from Las Vegas to NRT (transferring LAX). Do I need to get out the building to walk to TBIT? I understand T4 is now connected to TBIT, but T3. Can I go to T4 from T3 to use this connection? How far from T3 to TBIT? Thank you so much for your time!!!


    Yes, you need to leave T3 to walk to the TBIT. They are right next to each other - it is a short walk.


  • Qatar Airways to Alaska Airlines Connection Option
    Jun 2, 2016
    I'm coming from Doha on Qatar Airways, and AFAIK, the flight will land in Terminal 2. After immigration and Customs, is there any option to recheck my bag to Alaska Airlines in Terminal 2, or do I need to carry everything to Terminal 6? Thanks in advance.


    If your bags are tagged through to Alaska Airlines you can re-check them at the re-check desk in T2, otherwise you will have to take them with you to T6.


    Jun 3, 2016
    When flying from SBP to LAX, and then LAX to melbourne, will i have to gather my bags in LAX and then go through security again because i am going from a domestic flight to an international flight?


    What airlines are you flying? Are your tickets bought on the same reservation? Also, TUL is the code for Tulsa, Oklahoma. The code for Melbourne Australia is MEL.


    flying united the entire trip. all through the same reservation


  • Flying in from Frankfurt, connecting to Las Vegas
    May 30, 2016
    Hi, my arrival time is 4.35 PM from Frankfurt with Lufthansa, connecting flight to LAS is 7.41 PM with American Airlines on a different reservation. Is this enough time and how do I best get from TBIT to terminal 4? Thanks very much in advance!


    That should be enough time. The TBIT and T4 are right next to each other - just walk.


  • T3 to TBIT
    May 30, 2016
    I arrive Spirit Airlines from DEN 4.15pm then depart from TBIT at 6.30pm. What is the process for getting to TBIT w/ checked bags? Will this be enough time?


    You will claim your bags from Spirit then take them next door to the TBIT, check them with your International airline, then go through security. You should have enough time if your Spirit flight is on-time.


  • Coming from Sydney to Phoenix via LAX
    May 29, 2016
    I'm arriving from Sydney to LAX before hopping the final flight to Phoenix. I have a few hours but have never crossed the pond. Will I get my bags in LAX and go through Customs and have to recheck everything again at LAX before departing for Phoenix? Thanks!


    I'm in the same boat, going from Melbourne to LA and then to DC. So far everyone online is saying that you would need to recheck your bags and go through customs again.


  • Connection Bradley to T6
    Jun 2, 2016
    Have booking Brisbane Aust to Kansas City Qantas 23rd June. Arrives LAX TBIT 6am and depart for Kansas City AA 8.15 am from T6. Do I have enough time considering security delay issues. How does one get from TBIT to T6.tybbp8


    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 T6 and go through security.


    May 30, 2016
    What terminal will i be flying into out of? Will this be enough time and will i have to claim my baggage and recheck it in? Thanks


    You will both arrive and depart from the International Terminal. Yes, you will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs, then immediately re-check it.


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