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  • Chicago to LA to Sydney
    Jan 31, 2017
    If I fly from chicago at 4.50pm and land in LA at 7.55pm will I have enough time to get an international flight to Sydney at 10.35pm?


    Yes, that should be enough time, especially if both flights are on the same reservation.


    Chicago to LA is with frontier airlines,and LA to Sydney is with Virgin Australia so they are not on same reservation. Do you still think we have enough time?


    Then I think it will be very difficult as you will have to claim your bags, take them to Virgin Australia to re-check them, go through security and to your departure gate.


    Jan 31, 2017
    We are returning to th US from Tahiti on Air Tahiti Nui at 10:10 and taking a flight to Tokyo at 12:05 We both have global entry and only carry on luggage - Do you think 2 hours are enough? Do we have to go through security? TIA


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and then go to your departure terminal (if not the International Terminal), then go through security. It's just enough time if everything goes perfectly.


    Thanks for the quick reply!!! If JAL also operates out of TBI, do I need to go through security? Sorry if this is repeat,,,just going to avoid going thru the hassle


    Yes, you still have to go through security.


  • Terminal 0
    Jan 30, 2017
    I was just given an update on my terminal for our flight on American. They said the terminal was now terminal 0 ? Anyone know where this is at LAX?


    There is no Terminal 0. American uses Terminals 4 and 6.


  • 1h 45 min connecting from Hong Kong to Minneapolis on AA
    Jan 30, 2017
    Hi, I bought AA tickets from Hong Kong to Minnesota, landing in LAX 4.30pm on Friday and leaving 6.15pm to Minneapolis. Is this enough time? If we missed the connecting flight, is AA going to compensate for the next flight to Minneapolis


    Do I have to check out the luggage from LAX and checking to Minneapolis again if I bought AA tickets all the way?


  • AA domestic to international
    Feb 4, 2017
    We are arriving AA from phx at 21:40 and depart at 23:55 AA Internatioal. How far and long is our transit, do we have time?


    Yes, that is enough time. You should just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    All of American's departure gates are in Terminal 4. You just walk to your departure gate. No further security, immigration, or customs checks in LA.


  • Is 1 hour & 45 minutes enough time?
    Feb 4, 2017
    Two of us will be flying from Santa Rosa to LAX via Alaska Airlines, arriving at 1:15pm. We will need to then go to Southwest Terminal to catch a flight at 3pm. Carry on baggage only. Is this enough time? Purchased as two separate tickets with each airline. Trip in March. Thanks!


    It's enough time as long as the flight from Santa Rosa is on-time and you move quickly. You will have to go through security again in Terminal 1.


    Thank you for your reply. I just posted an updated question as I have the airlines narrowed down. Just trying to figure out now which terminal increases by option for more time. Going from either T 4 or 6 to T 1? Thanks!


    Alaska and American codeshare and some flights will appear to have an American flight number. But all Santa Rosa flights are Horizon/Alaska-operated and use Terminal 6.


  • Transfering from T5 to T3 within 1 houe 30 min
    Jan 30, 2017
    Same flights: Delta Airline; TSA Pre-check; Only carry-on; Arrival at 10:20pm at Terminal 5; Departure at 11:50pm from Terminal 3. Questions: 1) do we have enough time; 2) what's the process; and 3) which is quicker, taking free shuttle or walking; 3)


    Delta does not use Terminal 3 at LAX. Where are you flying from and where are you going?


    Delta's system is down. Maybe I was wrong about the terminal. We fly from Seattle (SEA) to LAX; then from LAX to Cancun, Mexico. Thank you very much!


    Then both flights will be in Terminal 5. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Southwest International Terminal??
    Jan 31, 2017
    Hi! What terminal does on fly out on for Southwest International flights to Mexico? Is it 1 or 2? Thanks!!


    They depart from Terminal 1. They arrive in Terminal 2.


    Thank you very much!


  • 1:15 enough between T7 and T2?
    Feb 4, 2017
    I am looking at connecting flights through LAX, and one ticket that is through Air Canada flies United into T7 from Hawaii, and then AC out of T2 back to Toronto. Will at 1h 15 min layover be enough to get from T7 to T2? We will have checked bags and am assuming won't have to go through customs until we get back to Canada? Thank you


    Yes, that is enough time. Yes, all you have to do in LAX is go to Terminal 2 and go through security.


    Thanks for your response! What if we have to gate check a stroller?


    Then you will get it at the gate in T7 and re-check it at the gate in T2. It shouldn't cost you that much time.


    United will check your bags through to Toronto; be sure your bag tags say LAX and YYZ before the agent takes them from you (you can't use curbside check in at Honolulu since you are on a international journey). There is a free Airline Connections bus that runs counterclockwise around the airport. T2 will be the second stop after T7. Bring stroller with you and gate check at T2. Good luck. ps Honolulu should be able to generate your AC boarding passes for LAX-Toronto.


  • 1h40m for T5 to T2
    Feb 4, 2017
    Hi, I have a Delta flight from San Diego coming in at 11:05am in T5, and then a departing WestJet flight at 12:40 in T2. Is that enough time to make that connection? Will I have to go through security again? (It was all booked on the same reservation through Delta so I assume I do not need to pick up my bags)


    Yes, you will have to go through security again in T2. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Your bags will be transferred for you at LAX if the journey is all on one ticket.


  • 2 Hour Layover Enough Time
    Jan 28, 2017
    I am a U.S. citizen flying in from South Korea. I make a 4 hour stop in Japan then I land in LAX at Terminal B. I have a 2 hour layover and a connecting flight on Japan Airlines 7558 (it doesn't say which terminal). Do I have enough time?


    Your last flight will be operated by American and depart from Terminal 4. You have enough time.


  • terminal knowledge
    Jan 25, 2017
    Coming from Canada on Air Canada, going to Roatan on Avianca, what terminals will I use?


    You will arrive in Terminal 2. There are no nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Roatan. Where are you stopping first?


  • Would 2 hours layover be enough?
    Feb 4, 2017
    Hi, I have 2 hours transit at LAX, which I need go through immigration control, pick up baggage, and go through custom control, and go to terminal 4 (AA) to catch a flight to DCA. Will that be enough? Any tips will be highly appreciated !


    What airline are you flying to LAX on and where are you coming from? Are both flights on the same reservation?


    I am from Thailand. My flight flies from BKK to NRT (narita, Japan) with Japan airline and then to LAX and DCA with American Airline. All flights are on the same reservation through expedia. I am very nervous as people say it might not be enough time.


    Then yes, that should be enough time. 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 through security in the new connector building and follow signs to your departure gate.


    I saw some people post a couple year ago that they recieved an express connection pass when they have tight connection at LAX so that they could go through immigration via special lense and could get on the next flight in time. Is that still a thing these days? Do you know what criteria airline has when they issue that pass, i.e. How tight it has to be (lass than an hour, two hours, etc.)? Thank you


    If your journey is all on one ticket, and all within one alliance (JAL, American are both One World alliance), in Thailand they should tag your bags all the way to DCA (Washington). At LAX, you go through immigration, then claim your bags and go through Customs. Immediately after Customs, there is an "Airline Connections" desk that will take your luggage and move it over to American for you. You will need to walk to American Terminal 4 (next door to International, to the RIGHT as you exit International), go through security, and go to your gate. You should have barely enough time with two hours. If you miss the connection, American will rebook you to a later flight at no cost. This happened to me once, I missed a 2 hours 45 minutes connection in Dallas because there were 1200 people in line for immigration and only 11 agents on duty. LAX is usually well staffed and usually immigration takes 30 minutes or less. Fortunately, your connecting flight on American is next door.


  • Transfer fro TBIT to terminal 4
    Feb 4, 2017
    We land on a Virgin /Delta shared flight to TBIT and then on a separate ticket we travel onto Miami, from terminal 4 with AA. Can someone explain the process ie bags, do we recheck them , can we use the tunnel, do we take bags with us or where do we recheck them, do we go through security again etc.


    Where are you flying in from? The UK? Anyway, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then have to take your bags to Terminal 4 outside, re-check them at the American check-in desk, and go through security. You can NOT check your bags at the desk for "connecting passengers" in the International Terminal as they will not be tagged to Miami.


    The walkways/tunnels connecting TBIT/T4-5-6-7 can be used by passengers LEAVING the US who need to access TBIT without another security check. They are less useful for arrival in the US since you have to leave security when you exit customs and must re-clear customs. That said, LAX allows you to clear security in ANY terminal with a same day boarding pass; you can for example clear security in T4 if the line looks short, then use the tunnels to reach T5-6-7-8. T4 is next door to TBIT. You may either walk (to your right) to T4 and clear security there, or clear security in TBIT and then use the new post-security walkway to T4.


  • TSA and Baggage Claim
    Jan 24, 2017
    I am an American traveling to Japan. My domestic Southwest flight will arrive at LAX Terminal 1, and I will connect to my All Nippon Airways flight (purchased through United Airlines) at Tom Bradley International Terminal. Since my flights are with different airlines, I have to pick my bags up from Southwest baggage claim, and then re-check them with United. Two questions: 1) To make my connection, do I have to exit the secured side of TSA screening? 2) Is a 3-hour layover time at LAX enough to make my connection, both going to Japan and then coming back to the US through LAX?


    You re-check your bags with ANA, there will be no United desk in the International Terminal. Yes, you have to exit security. Yes, 3 hours should be enough time.


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