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  • LAX layover
    Feb 25, 2015
    I am travelling from Sydney to Chicago with a layover in lax. I arrive into terminal B and the layover is just under 2 hours. I then depart for Chicago through terminal 7. Do I go through customs in lax or Chicago? And do I have to collect my luggage at all in LAX? I'm a bit nervous about whether 2 hours will be enough time.


    You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. If you booked all your tickets on one reservation then follow the signs for connecting passengers and you can re-check your bags at the transfer desk. If you purchased two separate tickets you will have to RUN with your bags to Terminal 7 to check them with United in time.


  • Terminal B
    Feb 25, 2015
    Taking an international flight from JFK to LAX via Qantas and arriving in Terminal B. Have a connecting flight also in terminal B with only 1 hour and 50 min. Flights are within the same itinerary. Do we need to go through customs/immigration or can we simply deboard our plane and walk to our next gate? Thanks in advance!


    JFK and LAX are both located in the United states, thus, it is not an International flight. Assuming both flights are on Qantas, which if you are on the Qantas JFK-LAX flight it has to be, you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in LAX. There is no US Customs when departing the US.


  • Connectiion to KOA
    Feb 24, 2015
    We are leaving JFK and arriving at LAX at 3:55pm. Our next flight is LAX to KOA (Kona) at 5pm. We have carryon luggage. Will we make our connecting flight? The tickets were purchased seperately from each other.


    Both flights are American Air


    Yes, you should have plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 4.


  • Southwest (T1) to American Airlines (T4)
    Feb 21, 2015
    I arrive on SW at 5:35pm and have a flight on AA at 6:45pm. I have only carry ons, do you think I can make it? Is the AA terminal very busy around this time?


    You will have to hope that your first flight is on-time, check in for your AA flight online before you leave on your Southwest flight, and run to have a chance of making this.


  • Connection
    Feb 21, 2015
    Arriving from Cancun on Delta airlines at 9.25pm and connecting flight to Brisbane on Virgin Australia at 10.50pm. Tickets were brought separately. Can I have my checked baggage transferred to the connecting flight at request? And will this be enough time for the connection? Many thanks


    You cannot have your baggage transferred automatically. This is not enough time to make this connection. You will arrive in T5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, then you will have to take your bags to T3 to check them with Virgin Australia and then go to the International Terminal to go through security. 1 hr 25 minutes definitely isn't enough time to do that.


    Thanks for your help? How long would I need to make such a connection? 2 hours ? 3 hours?


    Since both flights are International, I'd want at least 2.5 hours, preferably 3.


  • enough time?
    Feb 21, 2015
    I land at LAX on Hawaiian Airline Terminal 2 at 10pm and my next flight is China Air at 1130 Is this enough time? I will have no check in bags only carry on


    That's barely enough time. You'll have to run to the China Airlines check-in desk.


  • Southwest to United
    Feb 20, 2015
    Arriving at 11am on Southwest making connection on United at 12:25 pm. Have carry on luggage only. Is there enough time to make the connection? What's the best way to go between terminals?


    Walk straight across the airport parking garage from T1 to T7. Be sure to check in online for your United flight before you leave on your Southwest flight. If your flight is on-time you can make it.


  • Enough time?
    Feb 20, 2015
    I am arriving at 6:30pm on an international Alaska flight from Mexico, with a domestic connect on Delta that leaves at 8:30pm. Is this enough time to clear customs and immigration, recheck my bags, go through security at Delta and make my connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time. you will arrive in Terminal 6 and depart from terminal 5.


  • Connecting flights
    Feb 20, 2015
    Granddaughter travelling from Tucson to LA airport and has to make connecting flight (1 hr) - a) enough time and directions how to get to Air Canada Gate


    What airline is she flying from Tucson on? Air Canada uses Terminal 2. Did she purchase both her tickets on one reservation or separately?


  • how to transfer from TBIT to Delta Terminal at LAX
    Feb 19, 2015
    i'm arriving on KAL flight from PDG to LAX arriving at TBIT at 1:50PM. I have a connecting flight from Delta to my hometown departing at 6:20PM. questions? Do i clear security at TBIT and collect my bags at baggage claim and transfer and check in and check bags at Delta? any way I can linger in the KAL lounge at TBIT ? How does KAL lounge compare with Delta lounge in Delta terminal? any advice on how to spend my time there? thanks all.


    sorry. super late. correction. I'm traveling from Seoul ICN on KAL arriving at TBIT - LAX at 1:50PM. Then onto Delta flight 5684 from LAX to SAN departing at 6:20PM.


    upon arrival in the TBIT, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and then if your tickets were purchased together and tagged through to your final destination, follow the signs for connecting passengers and re-check them at the transfer desk. The Delta Sky Clubs are pretty nice. I would proceed to the SkyClub in Terminal 5 if you have access.


    thank you so much for the advice, ZAP.


  • Terminal 4 to 6
    Feb 19, 2015
    Arriving from BOS at 10:41am on American, and connecting to Alaska to PDX at 1:20pm. Should be plenty of time, right? I booked the itinerary straight through Alaska.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You can even walk from Terminal 4 where you will arrive to Terminal 6 where you will depart inside security via tunnels now.


    Is that better than the bus I've heard about?


    Yes, it is.


    Thanks so much!


  • Is this a possibility??
    Feb 18, 2015
    Maui to LAX 6:45 am Delta inbound connection retrieving luggage 7:10 am Southwest LAX to Atlanta checking bags


    Nope. Not possible. Not even close.


  • From TB to Terminal 1
    Feb 18, 2015
    I am arriving at Tom Bradley Int. Airport at 7.10pm with China Southern. Will need to catch another flight to LAS at 10.15pm with South West Airlines in Terminal 1. I guess I've enough transfer time?How do I get the to Terminal 1?


    That should be enough time. You can either take the shuttle bus or walk to Terminal 1. You will have to take your bags with you.


  • Term 7 - 8 connection with checked luggage
    Feb 16, 2015
    My wife and I are flying into LAX from Melbourne, Australia, presumably into Terminal 7, arriving 6:45AM. I would like to add a connection to Sacramento, but UAL will charge us $600 in change fees, so I'm considering whether we can make it on our own to the UAL flight that leaves Terminal 8 at 8:10AM. We have Global Entry and will be in BusinessFirst, but will need to retrieve a checked bag and check it back in for the connecting flight. Feasible? There's an AA flight at 10:30AM that I can take as well.


    With global entry it might be possible, but global entry doesn't make your bags come out faster. I would book the 10:30 flight.


  • flight connection
    Feb 16, 2015
    I am flying PDX to LAX, then on to Figi with fiji air. the tickets will be purchased seperately. Is 1 1/2 hours enough time to change terminals in LAX? the flight to LAX is with Alaksa and they are part of the same star alliance. Is It not possible to get ticketed straight to Fiji or do i have to claim bags in LAX and check in at LAX too? thanks for the info


    NO! that is not enough time. Neither Alaska or Fiji Airways are a part of Star Alliance. You need at least 2 hours for your transfer. Fiji Airways requests that you check in 3 hours before your flight and the check in counter closes 1 hour before the flight. Fiji Airways is a small airline and the same staff at the check in counter then leaves the counter to go board the passengers onto the flight.


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