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  • Can We Make It?
    May 11, 2016
    Sat. Oct 29th we arrive into Terminal 7 from SAN on UA, leave for YVR using Air Canada. Connection time shows 1hr 41mins. Do we need to clear customs and/or TSA and if so, is there enough time to do so?


    You will have to go through security again in Terminal 2. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


    Thanks, Zap. We'll connect through SEA instead even if it gets us into YVR later than we'd like. Too bad innocent passengers are paying the price because of nutters!


  • T7 to T2 with 1.5 Hrs
    May 9, 2016
    I arrive on Delta (T7) at 3:36pm from Washington DC and have a connecting flight to Vancouver, BC with Delta/Air Canada (T2) at 4:50pm. I'll have carry-on only, and I have TSA PreCheck. Will I make my flight? What's the fastest way between terminals?


    Delta does not use Terminal 7 or fly from Washington DC to LAX. Delta also does not use Terminal 2 or Codeshare with Air Canada. Do you mean United? The fastest way from T7 to T2 is to walk. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thank you! I did mean United. My flight back to DC is through Delta.


  • time needed terminal 2 to terminal 4
    May 13, 2016
    I arrive terminal 2 at 1155 pm - HA - then depart terminal 4 at 01 am American Airlines. just 1 hour. no checked bags. can run fast. will have boarding ticket for terminal 4 flight. will I have enough time? any tips?


    At that late in the evening I think you have a chance if the Hawaiian flight is on-time. I personally wouldn't try it, but I won't say it's impossible.


    thank you! very much appreciated. r there any tips for getting from terminal 2 to terminal 4 TSA? arrival level T2 - what level is TSA terminal 4?


    I suggest walking/running rather than taking the shuttle. Security in all terminals is on the upper (departures) level.


    made it! Thank you! sat up front on Hawaiian flight - almost first off - ran out T2 - over to T4 - 10 minutes through TSA - at AA gate 5 minutes before boarding started!


  • Delta 6795 3hr connection to Delta 937
    May 8, 2016
    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
    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
    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.




  • Mexico-LAX-Shangay connection changing terminal 3h?
    May 7, 2016
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.


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