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  • arrive in LAX gate 6 and depart international AA #215
    Jun 23, 2016
    I am arriving in LAX on Alaska #2421 (gate 6 I think) and then need to depart on American #215 for GRU. Do I have to go through customs? Do I get my boarding pass at the gate? Where is the admirals club located?


    You will arrive in Terminal 6 and depart from the International Terminal. If both tickets are on the same reservation then you can walk through a tunnel from T6 to T4 through T5 and then via a new walkway to the International Terminal. You should be issued both boarding passes in Medford. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. There is no Admirals Club in the International Terminal. You could use one in Terminal 4.


    unfortunately my tickets are on different reservations, will that change things?


    Yes, in that case if you have checked bags you will have to claim them from Alaska in Terminal 6, take them to Terminal 4 and re-check them with American, then go through security and to your departure gate in the international terminal. I'm also seeing that you have like a 12 hour layover, is that correct?


    Yes, I have a 12 hour layover. I am flying business class and was hoping to spend time in one of the lounges.


    I have two different reservation but both from AA, one fly from SFO to LAX and the other LAX to Sydney so can I ask them to check in all the way to Sydney and my flight at almost midnight so 2 hours is enought?


  • TBIT to terminal 6 - WestJet to Vancouver
    Jun 16, 2016
    I see that there is an airside link between TBIT and terminal 6. If I had a 3 hour connection coming from BNE to LAX at 6:55AM to 9:50AM WestJet to Vancouver. Would this be workable? Thanks


    You will be outside security when you clear customs (you have to go through US Immigration and Customs upon arrival at LAX). So an Airside link is meaningless. Also, Westjet uses Terminal 2, not Terminal 6.


  • AKL to LAX
    Jun 17, 2016
    Arriving on American Airlines, continuing on AA to Puerto Rico. Are there immigration facilities in Terminal 4 or do we have to go elsewhere?


    The Auckland flight will arrive in the International Terminal, which is right next to Terminal 4.


    You're right, I rechecked on Last time I looked it said Terminal 4. Thanks.


  • terminal 6 to 1
    Jun 16, 2016
    We will fly from Oslo to Newark via SAS on 7/24. Will we go thru immigration and custom at Newark? At 3:00 pm, we will board United to LAX. Then we will fly SWA to Sacramento at 7:30 PM. Do we have enough time to do this. Do we have to go thru security again at LAX. If we only have carry on, any tunnel or walkway we can use to go from T6 to T1 without leaving security.


    Yes, in Newark you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, and go through security. You will arrive in LAX Terminal 7. You will have to go through security again in Terminal 1. You will also have to transfer your bags yourself to Southwest if you have checked bags.


  • Arrive Terminal 5 - connect to TBIT for flight 2 hrs later
    Jun 15, 2016
    Can I get from Terminal 5 to TBIT without leaving security for a connecting flight within 2 hrs?


    Yes, you can. You just take the tunnel to T4 and then the walkway to the TBIT.


    Thank you!


  • Hawaiian to American
    Jun 15, 2016
    Hello we fly in from Hawaii on Hawaiian to T2 at 11:55pm and have a connecting flight at T4 American leaving at 12:55am. Can we make that flight? Only carry on's. Do we have to go through security again?


    You have to go through security again. I really don't recommend trying this connection.




  • Flying Alaska connecting to Cathay Pacific
    Jun 15, 2016
    I am flying Alaska airline from Portland connecting in lax on Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong with approx 1 hour & 50 min layover time. Will I need to re-check my bags since they are in 2 separate terminals?


    Are your tickets on two separate reservations or one reservation?


  • connecting from EY to AA flight
    Jun 14, 2016
    Arriving on pre-cleared flight from AUH to connect to AA flight (on separate booking). If travelling with carry-on only, do I have to leave secure area in TBIT or can I use the connector to T4 (since EY flights pre-clear customs & immigration in AUH)? This assumes I'll be able to check-in online for AA flight.


    Yes, since you will be precleared you can use the connector to T4. Even if you aren't able to check-in online for your AA flight you can use a kiosk inside security in T4 to get your boarding pass.


    Great! Thank you for the info.


  • Alaska Air to Southwest
    Jun 14, 2016
    Flying in from Costa Rica tonight on Alaska Akins flight at 9:15. Our next flight is at 10:50 in Southwest terminal 1. Do we have a chance? Need to clear customs and then get moving!


    Considering the late evening arrival, I think it's possible if you don't have checked bags. With checked bags, no I don't think it's possible.


  • Connecting flight, different airlines: Security?
    Jun 14, 2016
    Hi, I am flying into LAX on Alaska, then departing for Cancun on Virgin America. They both use Terminal 3 I believe. Will I need to go through security again at LAX? Thanks.


    That is incorrect. Alaska currently uses Terminal 6. You will have to go through security in LAX unless they have more fully merged by the time of your trip and have added some sort of inside-security shuttle between the two airlines' gates.


    Oh, woops-- thank you for getting me the correct information. So, let's say I flew to LAX on Virgin or another carrier that DOES use Terminal 3--then I wouldn't have to go back through security, right?


  • Hong Kong to San Diego thru LAX on Cathay Pacific
    Jun 13, 2016
    Arriving into LAX by CX898 and taking CX 7708 (operated by Compass Air) to San Diego...Connenction time is 3:15 mins...Is it good enough and where do I collect bags - LAX or SAN ?? Return from San Diego is AA6031 and onward to Hong Kong by CX885 with connnection time of 2 hrs 20 mins... Is it good enough... Do I need to collect my bags and checkin at LAX or it shall be a through check in to Hong kong


    On the way to SAN in LAX 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, then go to your departure terminal, go through security and to your departure gate. On the return all you have to do is take the shuttle bus to Terminal 4 and then walk to your departure gate in the International Terminal, you don't have to do anything with your bags or go through security. You have enough time for both connections.


  • Connection Bradley T6
    Jun 13, 2016
    Booking Brisbane Aust to Kansas City Qantas 23rd June. After Customs and rechecking bags is it quicker to proceed back through security at TBIT and then go to T6 inside security, if that is possible.


    It's pretty much the same. I'm guessing security lines in the TBIT in the early morning won't be bad.


  • Should I ask for and earlier flight?
    Jun 13, 2016
    I am flying from SYD to LAX on June 18 on Delta, arriving in LAX at 6:45 in the morning. I am booked on a connecting flight to ATL at 12:10 pm. Is it worth it to see if I can get an earlier connection? Should I check this when I get to the airport to check-in at SYD?


    Yes, if there's like a 10 AM flight and they can move you to it that might be good.


  • Connecting TBIT to T8 : walk or shuttle bus
    Jun 13, 2016
    We have 2 hours connecting LAN arriving flight at TBIT to UA flight at T8. Can we walk to T8 without going through the security again at T8? How long does it take to walk? Is it faster than taking shuttle bus then going through security line at t8 again? Thanks for sharing your info. This is our first time connecting flight at LAX.


    When you arrive on LAN you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. At this point you will already be outside security. You will actually go back through security in T7. It is faster to walk than to take the shuttle.


  • What to do?
    Jun 11, 2016
    We're coming in to LAX from hong Kong on Cathay Pacific with a transfer to SFO on Delta. our flight out of hong kong has been delayed. Scheduled arrival in LAX is 12pm and next flight out to SFO is 2pm. Is there any chance of catching the domestic flight? Can we ask to be bumped up the queue through customs to catch the connection?


    There's still a chance.


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