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  • lax customs if flying from Canada
    Aug 5, 2016
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    Hi, I am flying from Vancouver on Air Canada UA5547 to LAX, then United UA998 to Australia. What is required , will I have to collect my baggage and and will I need to go through US customs. Thanks

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • delta to lax, txfer to air France
    Aug 5, 2016
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    I'm arriving T5, and connecting to AF at TBIT. My question is if there is a way to TBIT without going through security there. I've seen posts about a tunnel that I think is within the secured area. Can I do this?

     

    Yes, there is a tunnel to T4 and then you can walk through a new walkway to the TBIT inside security.

     

  • delta to lax, txfer to air France
    Aug 4, 2016
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    I'm arriving T5, and connecting to AF at TBIT. My question is if there is a way to TBIT without going through security there. I've seen posts about a tunnel that I think is within the secured area. Can I do this?

     

  • AA from SJC connecting to China Air
    Aug 4, 2016
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    We are arriving 8AM AA from SJC and on seperate reservations flying 11:30 am on China Air. Will we have to collect bags and go thru security again? Thanks

     

    We are coming in from SJC on SW not AA, so we will be going from Terminal 1 to Terminal B. Will we have enough time?

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your bags, walk or take the shuttle to the TBIT, then re-check them with your departing airline (there is no "China Air" - there is Air China which flies to Beijing and China Airlines which flies to Taipei, make sure to go to the right one), then go through security. You should have enough time.

     

  • Terminal 4 to Terminal 2 - how long?
    Aug 4, 2016
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    Hi. Returning home from Albuquerque to Calgary. I'll arrive at Terminal 4 at 7:13 a.m. and my WestJet flight leaves Terminal 2 at 8:45 a.m. I have only carry-on luggage. Is this possible and how do I do it? I walk with a cane and am a bit gimpy.

     

    That's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. Note that if you are flying American Eagle from Albuquerque that you will likely arrive at the American Eagle Remote Terminal and the shuttle will actually take you to Terminal 6 from there.

     

  • Domestic flight connection to international terminal
    Aug 3, 2016
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    Hi I am flying from Boston to LAX on delta. i arrive at terminal 8 at 9:30 pm and have my connecting flight to Sydney on Quantas airlines at 10:55. How do I get to the inetrnational terminal from T8? Thanks!

     

    Delta does not use Terminal 8. You will arrive in Terminal 5. Do you have checked bags and are your tickets purchased on two separate reservations or one reservation?

     

  • Peter Gruhl
    Aug 3, 2016
    1
    How do I connect between terminal 7 and 2

     

    You can take the shuttle on the lower level or walk straight across the parking garages (walking is faster). You will have to go through security again in T2.

     

  • KoreanAir LAX arrival, Compass Air/American Airlines Connection
    Aug 5, 2016
    3
    Hi, I arrive LAX International Terminal on Korean Air from Incheon Korea at 15:10, then have connecting flight "COMPASS AIRLINES doing business as AMERICAN AIRLINES" at 18:20. Both tickets are on the same reservation, through Korean Air. Question: is there a compass Airlines re-check desk there, upon clearing immigration and do I have enough time? Also, where to find the walkway from Int. terminal in LAX to terminal 6? Thank you.

     

    You won't find a Compass desk anywhere, you will look for stuff marked American. Anyway, your bags will be checked through to your final destination, but 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 outside and walk along the roadside to Terminal 6, go inside, get your AA boarding pass if Korean can't issue it, then go through security and take the shuttle bus to your departure gate in the American Eagle remote terminal. You should have enough time.

     

    Thank you. Which terminal is the American Eagle "remote terminal"? I looked on-line and found a map of LAX, which lists American at Terminal 4 and 6, and American Eagle at Terminal 4. There isn't a remote terminal listed anywhere, unless it is at the far end of Terminal 6 or 4? If I go to Terminal 6 and get boarding pass from American, then go through security in terminal 6, there is a shuttle bus within terminal 6? Thank you

     

    Hi, could you please clarify this comment you made in relation to my comment directly above? Thank you! "...then go outside and walk along the roadside to Terminal 6, go inside, get your AA boarding pass if Korean can't issue it, then go through security and take the shuttle bus to your departure gate in the American Eagle remote terminal. You should have enough time."

     

  • International transit from Japan to LA to SF
    Aug 3, 2016
    1
    I am foreigner fly from Japan ANA airline to San Franciso but require to transit at LA under co flight with UA. Do I need to check out my luggage and go through immigration ? Which terminal shall I go? Is 2 hours sufficient ??

     

    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 outside and walk or take the shuttle to Terminal 7, go through security and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • united to Southwest
    Aug 3, 2016
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    can I stay inside security when transferring from United domestic to Southwest airlines? will have no checked luggage.

     

    No, Southwest's Terminal 1 is not connected to ANY other terminals inside security. You have to go through security again in Terminal 1.

     

  • Transferring terminal 5 LAX to TBIT
    Aug 4, 2016
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    PHX-LAX (Delta)-FCO (Alitalia). Single ticket, checking bags in PHX. Layover is 100 minutes. Enough time? How is the tunnel form terminal 4 to TBIT?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. The connector from T4 to the TBIT is actually above ground is apparently quite nice. T5 to T4 is a tunnel.

     

    Will that person have to go through security again in TBIT, or is all that within the secure area?

     

  • Transfer from lax international to domestic
    Aug 2, 2016
    3
    Hi !!! I am flying with Fiji airways to lax international and have connecting flight to sfo domestic where do I need to recheck my bags n how do I get to domestic terminal for American airline

     

    If you purchased two separate reservations you will have to take your bags with you to Terminal 4 to re-check them with American. You just walk there from the International Terminal where you arrive.

     

    It's connecting flight

     

    OK, then you can drop them at the re-check desk in the TBIT before walking to T4 to go through security.

     

  • HA HNL/LAX AND SW LAX/BWI
    Aug 2, 2016
    1
    I realize that HA will not check my luggage through from HNL to BWI. I am thinking of booking a flight that gives me 2 hr 55 min in LAX. The HA terminal and SW are next to each other. Is that a possible connecting time? Thank you

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Transferring in LAX from YVR to Maui
    Aug 2, 2016
    1
    Hello, we are travelling from YVR to Maui and have to change in LAX. We fly on WestJet from YVR to LAX, arriving Terminal 2, and leave Terminal 5 3 hours later from LAX to Maui on Delta. Westjet and Delta are 'affiliated' and are therefore booked on one ticket. I realize we clear US Customs in YVR, but what is the transfer process from Terminal 2 to 5? Do we go through customs/security again? Do we have to leave the physical building? Do we need to pick up and recheck our bags? How much time should we allow?

     

    Yes, in LAX, you will leave Terminal 2 and walk or take the shuttle to Terminal 5 then go through security and to your departure gate. You don't have to do anything with your bags. You have enough time.

     

  • Connecting flight from London to Hawaii via LAX
    Aug 1, 2016
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    Hello, I have booked a flight from London Heathrow which is to arrive at 2:30pm in LAX Terminal 2. My connecting flight is from LAX Terminal 5 at 5:00pm. As I've understood, I will need to collect my check-in luggage and then re-check it for my connecting flight. Will that above time frame be adequate to do this? Is the process of re-checking in quicker somehow or is it basically just like a brand new flight? Many thanks in advance! Gavin

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. If your bags are tagged to your final destination you can drop them at the re-check desk in Terminal 2 rather than having to take them with you to Terminal 5. Also, Virgin should be able to issue both boarding passes in London.

     

    Thank you very much! Hope you have a nice day!

     

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