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  • International connection - 3hrs 45 m enough?
    Apr 25, 2016
    Hi lovely helpful commenters! If I arrive into LAX from Mexico City on Aeromexico at 6:47pm on a Wednesday, will I have enough time to make a 10:30pm flight to Auckland on Air New Zealand? Allowing for customs/small delay etc.


    Yes, that should be enough time. Note that you will arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from the International Terminal.


  • Connecting from T4 to T2 in LAX
    Apr 25, 2016
    I will fly to Lax landed on T4, and then connect on T2, do I have to go through security check again? What is the fastest walk path?


    What airlines are you flying? If those terminals are correct, yes, you will have to go through security again in T2.


  • Question about Connection Time
    Apr 25, 2016
    I am flying back to LAX from Hong Kong on 5/26 at 2:50 PM on Thurs 5/26/16. Then flying back to Dallas on Southwest at 6:20 PM through a different reservation. Is that enough time to go through Custom, Recheck my bags and Security check Point?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You will have to take your bags with you to T1 to check with Southwest.


  • Domestic then to FIJI
    Apr 24, 2016
    My daughter will land at LAX from Wash DC to transfer to FIJI air.Does she get her luggage and go back through security OR does she not get luggage until FIJI? I need to know because we have a choice of a 3 hour layover or 10 hour layover and luggage is V important. If she WANTS to get her luggage she could just fly American and not mention FIJI and get 10 hour layover and retrieve luggage. BUT then she can't check in 9 hours early at LAX correct? Thank you!


    Right, the Fiji Airways desk doesn't open until about 3 hours before the flight.


    So will she get her luggage and go to the international terminal or just go to new terminal and not see luggage?


    It depends if her bags are checked through. AA will only check bags through to Fiji Airways if all tickets are on the same reservation.


  • Connecting time of 2 hrs 45 mins
    Apr 23, 2016
    I'm arriving from Europe with Norwegian at 4pm on June 18th, the connecting flight to Seattle with Alaska Airlines leaves at 6:45pm. Is there enough time to go through immigration and transfer? I also need to check my bag for the connecting flight.


    That's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Connecting from Panama to Tokyo
    Apr 23, 2016
    Hi, I will arrive on Copa at 23:35 and departing on ANA at 01:20. Do I have enough time? I'm traveling on tourist visa.


    It's possible.


    I do have an option to arrive on an earlier flight that gets in at 16:48, but it becomes over an 8hr layover instead of the 1:40 layover, but I don't know if the 1:40 layover is just too risky or if it's actually enough due to the late hours and that both flights are probably in the same terminal. I think I'll have to pass immigration and customs...


  • Coming in on Hawaiian, out on Virgin America
    Apr 23, 2016
    We're arriving into LAX at 4.15pm on non US passports from Honolulu and want to transit with Virgin America that night to SFO. Would a 7.55pm flight be sensible - or even later?


    Your passports don't matter for flights within the United States. That should be plenty of time.


  • From MEX AS1548 to SEA AS463
    Apr 23, 2016
    Travelling from Mexico City to Seattle via LAX. My flight from MEX to LAX is Alaska Airlines 1548 Operated by AMERICAN AIRLINES (arrives T4?) and my connecting flight is Alaska Airlines 463 (T6?) from LAX to SEA with a 2 h 28 m of layover. Those flights are booked through Alaska. Do I have to pick up my baggage in LAX, go through the Customs and immigration, and re-check in the baggage? If so, are those facilities in T4 or T6? Thank you.


    Yes, you have to do those things. If you arrive in T4 you will do that in T4. If you arrive in T6 you will do that in T6. AA can use gates in either.


    Thank you so much!


  • Terminal 1 to 3 Logistics?
    Apr 21, 2016
    I'm arriving from Sacramento on Southwest in Terminal 1 at 10:15pm and need to get to Virgin America in Terminal 3 for a 11:45pm departure on separate bookings. If I print VA boarding pass out prior and have no bag check-ins, can I bypass security somehow (tunnel, direct shuttle, etc.) or do I need to leave Terminal 1 and check into VA at 3 as if I were a new flyer, i.e. wait in line for tickets, security, etc., which would mean that connection is impossible?


    You have to leave Terminal 1, walk to Terminal 3 and go through security. If you check in online and have no checked bags then there's no reason to have to go to the ticket counter. It is possible.


    Thx. So how long do you think it'll take to disembark, leave Terminal 1 then walk/shuttle to Terminal 3 security? How busy is LAX that late on a Friday?


    disembarking and walking to T3 will take maybe 15 minutes. Security will probably take 30 minutes or less - there are other redeye flights from T3 that depart that late but security shouldn't be too bad.


  • from Terminal B to Terminal 5
    Apr 21, 2016
    Hi, I would be grateful to know if there is sufficient time for transit (including immigration with tourist visa and I am not sure but might have to re-check in the luggage as welll...) getting from terminal B (arriving 14:40 from Europe on KLM flight) to terminal 5 (flying 17:00 with Delta, destination Hawaii) thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then walk to Terminal 5, go through security and to your departure gate.


  • TBIT to T4
    Apr 28, 2016
    My mom is arriving from NRT to LAX with AA (the e-ticket says terminal B I guess it's TBIT) And then she has a domestic flight LAX to RNO with AA also (terminal 4). Will she be able to get to terminal 4 through the new connector? Or will she have to get out of TBIT and walk outside to get to terminal 4? She doesn't really speak English so I'm trying to find out and let her know every step she will have to do in the LAX airport.


    Once she clears US Customs she will be outside security. It is faster and easier for her to walk outside to T4 than to re-enter security through the TBIT and then use the connector.


    Oh I got it, thank you! Can you pleas make it clear for me once she is outside of TBIT she needs to go left and next building should be T4. Does she enter the T4 on the same level or does she need to take an elevator before entering the T4 (I saw confusing video about in on youtube)


  • International to International
    Apr 19, 2016
    Hi, arriving LAX on Copa at 2229 and flying out on Eva at 0100 on same ticket. Can luggage be checked through because of partner airlines? If not, do I have enough time to make the connection? Thanks


    Your bags will be tagged through but you will have to claim your bags to go through US customs then recheck them at the recheck desk. You have enough time.


    Apr 19, 2016
    I'm on a United flight MEL-LAX arriving at 6:40am. I want to catch a Virgin America flight at 8:25am to Dallas Love. Would not be on same reservation. Is that cutting it too close? For what it's worth, I checked flight history, and it looks like it has good on-time performance with some flights arriving as early as 6am.


    I wouldn't try this with checked baggage.


  • Connecting from international flight to domestic
    Apr 20, 2016
    I will be arriving at LAX on a Thursday in August - 14.30 on a Delta flight (operated by Virgin Atlantic) from Heathrow. I am a British Citizen. I want to book an onward flight with Southwestern to Phoenix but don't know whether to book the 5.55 flight or 6.40 flight. Any suggestions on how long it will take to clear security, collect bags, check in and get to terminal? Many Thanks


    Neither. You need at least 3 hours to make your connection. So you need something later than the 6:40 flight.


    Thanks - I'm glad I asked before booking! Do you think I would make an American Airlines flight at 19.30? Or do I need later still? 20.55 Delta? Many Thanks


    The 19:30 should be OK.


  • Connecting flight
    Apr 19, 2016
    My plane from Tokyo is scheduled to land at 12:00, and my next flight is to Lima at 14:00. Is that enough time for transfer? Both flights are with American Airlines. Thank you.


    That's just enough time if everything goes perfectly. Your flight to Lima will be operated by LAN and depart from the International Terminal.


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