We're flying on Air NZ from AKL, then must catch a cross country flight to DC. The scheduled arrival from AKL is 12:35 pm. I have a choice to book a connecting flight departing around 2:20 pm, or having to wait until 10:30 pm, which means a significant amount of time to kill in LAX. If the AKL flight does indeed land at 12:35 then I don't think that's enough time to clear customs, and make the 2:20 flight. However, I am seeing some posts that the AKL flight actually lands much earlier. Anyone else have experience on that flight?