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  • Arriving T7 and departing T2
    May 17, 2016
    Arriving United T7 at 9:13am and departing T2 VirginAmerican at 10:30am with a dog on June 21 (Tuesday). Booked separately so I can still change first leg if I wont make it through airport. Thoughts anyone??


    Virgin America does not use Terminal 2. They use Terminal 3. That's definitely not enough time. You need at least 3 hours.


  • MCI - LAX - NRT with 1 Hour between Flights
    May 16, 2016
    On a heavy travel day (Saturday July 2), we are connecting in LAX to NRT all on Delta. Know we will have to change from Terminal 5 to Terminal 6 and this is a legal Delta connection (1 hour) arrival at 9:45 and departure at 10:45. Is this realistic? Luggage will be checked but I assume we will not have to deal with it for this departure.


    July 2 isn't a heavy travel day. Yes, that is realistic - all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting from TBIT to T1
    May 17, 2016
    Hi, I am flying from Dubai (DXB) to LAX on Emirates and land at 8pm. I am looking at a connecting flight from LAX to OAK at 10:55pm. Is 2hr 55mins enough time to clear customs, collect baggage and walk to T1 and do the check-in/security or I should be looking at longer connect times?


    I would plan on spending the night in LA.


    How much connect time would you recommend in this case? Around 4-5hours?


    Considering the security delay issues, yes, that's what I'd recommend.


    Thanks for your help. I have moved around my schedule and landing at 2pm in LAX from DXB. I have booked a connecting flight at 6:30 to OAK.


  • Terminal 3 to Terminal 4 - Will I need to go through security again?
    May 17, 2016
    I arrive at LAX terminal 3 and have 54 mins to get to terminal 4. Both flights are AA. What is best way to get to terminal 4 and do I need to go through security again? Thanks for any informationi


    AA does not use Terminal 3. Where are you coming from and where are you going to?


    I am flying into LAX from Chicago on flt#2223 on 5/23. The ticket states arrival at terminal 3 and speaking to the AA customer service they confirmed arrival at terminal 3.


    You will depart from Terminal 3 in Chicago. AA does not use Terminal 3 at LAX. You will arrive in Terminal 4.


  • Transit Time
    May 16, 2016
    I will be reaching LAX from PHX in Term 6 @ 3:14 PM and have to catch Ethihad flight in TBIT @ 4.55 PM. Entire trip is ticketed together, so i dont need to reclaim/checkin luggage in LAX again. Does 1 hr 40 minutes enough for transit from T6 to TBIT?


    That should be enough time IF you take the new secure-side route from T6 to the International Terminal by taking the pedestrian tunnels to T4 and then the walkway to the International Terminal.


  • Terminal 5 to terminal B
    May 16, 2016
    arriving terminal 5 with delta and have AF flight at 325 from terminal B. is this doable?


    sorry. arriving terminal 5 at 215


    Yes, it is possible. You can now go from Terminal 5 to the International Terminal inside security by taking the tunnel to Terminal 4 and then the walkway to the International Terminal.


  • T4 connecting to T2
    May 18, 2016
    Hi, we are arriving on AA around 6:55am at T4 and connecting to Aeromexico at T2 with 2hr 20min layover. Is it enough time? Do we have to pick up checked baggage and recheck? What's the best way to get from T4 to T2 and where to recheck?


    Where are you flying from on AA? Are the tickets on two separate reservations or a single one?


    We are flying in from HNL. Tickets were bought through Orbitz HNL to CUN on 1 reservation. HNL to LAX is Alaska Air operated by American Air. Thank you.


    We are flying in from HNL. Tickets were bought through Orbitz HNL to CUN on 1 reservation. HNL to LAX is Alaska Air operated by American Air. Thank you.


  • Connection/check in time
    May 16, 2016
    We are booked on UA #701 out of Denver to LAX landing at 8:27 terminal 7 and connecting to Air NZ #5 out of TBIT leaving at 10:30. All was ticketed through ANZ. My concern is that the email confirmation says to check in at LAX at 8:30 and no online check in. Not going to happen. Does checking in at Denver help? Should we move to an earlier flight out of Denver?


    United should be able to check you in for both flights in Denver. You can now get from T7 to the International Terminal inside security but the route is a bit complex.


  • Connecting Time
    May 12, 2016
    We will be arriving at LAX Terminal B from London on American Airlines at 17.15. Our connecting flight is at 19.35 from Terminal 4 American Airlines to Las Vegas. Do we need to clear Immigration and Customs at Terminal 4? Also will we need to go through security again at Terminal 4 and re-check in our baggage? Will it be possible to check in the luggage all the way through to LAS from London? Will we have enough time to make the connection?


    If your flight from London is operated by American it will arrive in Terminal 4, not the International Terminal. You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thanks so much. If I miss the connection, will I be able to get a later connection?


    They will rebook you on the next available flight on AA, which may not be until the next day.


  • Can I walk to the other terminals airside from Delta?
    May 12, 2016
    I'll be flying into LAX with a 3 hour layover on Delta and I'm an aviation geek and want to see all the airplanes. Can I walk to the international terminals (or any terminal for the matter) without leaving security and having to reclear security? This purely for enjoyment, my connecting flight is also on Delta.


    Yes, it is now possible to walk from Terminal 5 to the International Terminal inside security through the new connector building from T4 to the International Terminal. Keep in mind that you can't actually see any runways or anything like that from the International Terminal. Terminal 5 is actually one of the better terminals to see ramp operations.


  • 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.


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