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  • time to clear security at LAX International terminal
    Mar 18, 2017
    Is there an expedited security line leaving from LAX International terminal for pre-check or Global Entry passengers or is there only one line for everyone?


    There is no TSA Pre-Check at security in the International Terminal since none of the airlines there are pre-check participants.


    Mar 16, 2017
    Hello, I'm flying from CUN to LAX on Delta and will land around 11:15am. I have a separate ticket with United at 12:45. Will that be enough time? Thanks in advance!


    That's barely enough time if you don't have any checked bags and everything goes perfectly. It's not enough time with checked bags.


    Mar 15, 2017
    I have 2 separate reservations - Air Tahiti Nui from PPT to LAX, American Airlines LAX to MIA. When I originally booked I had a 1 hr 50 min connection time. AA has now changed the flight to depart LAX with a 1 hr 40 min connection time. Will I have enough time to make the connection? I'm a US Citizen, have Global Entry/TSA Pre-check. I'm assuming I will have to gather my checked items and go thru customs (faster with Global Entry at LAX?). My arrival time is on a Friday at 1010 hrs and departure is at 1150 hrs.


    That will be pretty difficult but not impossible with Global Entry and Pre-Check. It's still pretty risky.


  • BNE - LAX, LAX - JFK
    Mar 15, 2017
    Hello, I am arriving at LAX at 6 am on a Monday flying Qantas from Brisbane. Do you think I will have enough time to get my bags, clear customs, walk to Terminal 3, and check in again to catch a JetBlue flight to JFK at 8:30 am? They will be two separate bookings. Thank you!


    That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thank you!


  • Arriving at terminal 5 and departing from TBIT
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hi, We have a Delta domestic flight from LAS to LAX arriving at 12.50pm and we have SAS flight LAX to ARN (Stockholm) departing at 3.15pm next Thursday. We will have checked-in baggage so we need to pick that up (two separate tickets), how do we get from T5 to TBIT and much time will that take? Are there any queues (security) when arriving at T5 or can we go directly to baggage pick-up when arriving? We're flying business class with SAS so check-in closes 60 mins prior to departure. Do you think this will be enough time to make the check-in deadline for our SAS flight? When do you think we need to land @ LAX at the latest to make our SAS flight? Since SAS don't fly that frequently from LAS to ARN and we have business tickets paid for with miles it would be a pain to miss the connection. (We initially had a ~3 hours connection but Delta moved the departure forward 30 mins). Thanks,


    When you arrive at T5 you go straight to the baggage claim. You should have enough time if the flight from Las Vegas is anywhere close to on-time. You could arrive as late as maybe 1:45 and be OK


    Thank you!


  • Best route to take to get between terminals
    Mar 13, 2017
    Best way to get from terminal 1 to international terminal at LAX


    The best way is to walk.


  • American Eagle to West Jet?
    Mar 16, 2017
    I have a flight booked all through WJ with the first leg being an AE codeshare, I believe. Looks like we'd land at 52F from Tucson with an hour and 17 minutes to transfer to terminal 2 for a flight to Vancouver. Is that enough time? I didn't realize that the first flight was American Eagle or that we'd be doing a bus trip as part of the transfer.


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    We have a flight from NYC to LAX that lands 7:20pm. We are checked through on a flight to Sydney that leaves at 9:55pm (both from terminal 3). Do we have to recheck bags etc - and is there enough time to do all this?


  • LAX7 Customs
    Mar 11, 2017
    Is there a customs facility in terminal 7? I'm supposed to meet my party outside of customs. Their plane arrives in terminal 7. I'm wondering where is the best place to meet them. I'll be flying into terminal 1.


    I forgot to add that party is coming on international flight. I should have asked if terminal 7 has both immigration and customs.


    Yes, the main airline in Terminal 7 is British Airways, so yes, it has immigration and customs.


    Sorry, for some reason I thought you were asking about JFK. T7 at LAX also has immigration and Customs, but it shares it with Terminal 6, so the exit of customs is sort of in between T6 and T7.


    Very helpful. Thank you


  • TBIT to Terminal 2
    Mar 11, 2017
    I'm thinking of flying from Taipei arriving at TBIT at 9.20 PM and needs to go to Terminal 2 to fly on Sun Country leaving at 11.55 PM. Will the transit time of 2 hrs 35 mins be enough? Thank you. I am a US Citizen and this will be one ticket.


    That is enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • T4-T2
    Mar 9, 2017
    Hello, arriving from Honolulu on American Airlines Sunday July 2 in Terminal 4 at 350 p.m.. Departing @ 505 on Westjet to calgary in terminal 2. I understand that Westjet and American now codeshare so I believe we would not have to pick up our bags in LA. Too tight or enough time? Please let me know!. Many thanks,


    Even if your bags are checked through (which American is not obligated to do if it's two separate reservations), then it's still very difficult.


  • TBIT to Terminal 5
    Mar 8, 2017
    My flight from Vancouver Canada to LAX (Westjet) has been landing at TBIT, although I know I clear immigration on the Canadian. Do you have to do so again at TBIT? Also, how long to take the tunnels from TBIT to Terminal 5?


    And to add, this is TBIT Gate this an overflow gate? If so, how long to get from this gate to Terminal 5?


    Gate 212 is a remote gate. If you arrive there you will be bussed to Terminal 2, like a normal Westjet arrival. To get to Terminal 5 you'll need to walk or take the bus outside security and then go through security in T5.


    Thank you. If we land at tbit212, bus to t2 and walk to t5 (one ticket so no immigration and no bag pick up but have to re do security), is 2 hours enough of a connection?


    It should be.


  • Virgin Intl to Virgin America
    Mar 7, 2017
    We arrive into LAX on a Virgin flight from Australia at 9:00am. We are then flying on to NYC - how long should we allow between flights for the transfer? Is 3 hours enough? Also if we book a domestic Virgin flight, will they check our bags all the way through (we used frequent flyer points to book the SYD > LAX part, hence why we will have two separate bookings). Thanks


    3 hours is what I recommend. You will have to transfer the bags yourself since it's two separate bookings (you'd also have to claim your bags to bring them through US Customs at LAX anyway).


  • Connection Times
    Mar 8, 2017
    Hi , I am flying in on AA from NZ landing at 6.25am. My connecting flight to Fort Lauderdale is with Virgin America from Terminal 3 at 10.10am. Is this enough time for immigration and customs etc and to make the flight. Thanks


    Mean't to say I am in business class, will this make it quicker?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Note that you will have to take your bags yourself to Terminal 3 to re-check them with Virgin America.


    Thank you very much for your help.


  • United to American
    Mar 7, 2017
    will i make a connecting flight arriving on United airlines terminal 6 at 10:20 AM and departing on American airlines terminal 5 at 12::35PM out of LAX I still need to claim my luggages and check in to American Airlines


    United Airlines no longer uses Terminal 6. They use 7 and 8 and the baggage claim will be in 7. American does not use Terminal 5. They use 4 and 6. You have barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Spirit to United
    Mar 7, 2017
    I am flying from MSP to LAX on Spirit Airlines landing at 5:57pm and need to go on United to MRY on 6:50 pm. Will that be enough time?


    With checked baggage that is pretty much impossible. With no checked bags you'll have to check in to your United flight online before leaving MSP and RUN and hope your Spirit flight is on-time.


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