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I am departing LAX to SYD on Qantas at 10:30 pm. What would be the minimum connection time I should allow arriving from NY? The flights will be on separate tickets. Would American Airlines be the best option as they arrive at Terminal 4?
Yes, American would probably be the best option. I would plan on arriving in LAX by at least 8 PM.
Thanks, will we need to collect checked luggage on arrival at LAX, and re-enter security at TBIT or can luggage be checked through from NY if flights are on separate tickets from New York to LAX on American then from LAX to SYD on Qantas?
Since AA and Sydney are OneWorld partners, the agent in JFK should be able to tag your bags to Sydney if you show your Qantas reservation. However, they are not obligated to.
I'll be flying American into LAX from Arkansas with a 58 minute connection time to fly American to Tokyo. Is this doable?
Yes, you will go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time, as long as your flight from Bentonville/Little Rock is on time.

I arrive on a code-shared United/Air New Zealand flight arriving at T7 at 8PM and need to go to TBIT to make a midnight flight. Is this enough time. Not sure if I get a Air New Zealand boarding pass or if I need to check in at LAX at the counter. It was bought as a code share ticket.
United should be able to issue your ANZ boarding pass. You have plenty of time.
Im flying on 2 different airlines Qantas and American.

AKL(New Zealand)- LAX on QANTAS and LAX-MBJ (Jamaica). If Qantas does not put a tag on my bag to final destination, Jamaica, is there a counter at customs where American will? Will this be fast?

We only have a 2 hour layover, not a lot of time.

Should we not check bags and do carry on only?

Thanks all!!
Qantas does not fly from Auckland to LAX - both flights will be on American. If both tickets are on the same reservation then your bags will be tagged through to MBJ but you will still have to claim them to go through US Customs in LAX. This is a somewhat difficult connection, carry-ons only would make it easier.
I am arriving from Sydney at TBIT Mon 6.30am and need to be on a flight from Term 2 to Canada with checked in luggage departing 8.35am . will i have enough time.
If both flights are on one reservation, you have enough time. If they are in separate reservations, you will probably be short of time. If there are separate reservations, I recommend not booking this itinerary as you will have to pay out of pocket for a new flight to Canada if you miss it in LAX.
Can a US citizen arriving on China Air at 9:20 pm with no checked baggage make an American Airlines departure at 10:40 from T4?
That is not possible. You need at least 2.5 hours to be safe at LAX, to pull off this connection. You will have to go through customs and immigration, walk to Terminal 4, check your bags with American, and go through security. A 1h20m connection is impossible.
I'll be taking a flight via PAL from Manila to LAX and AA going to BNA. Ill be arriving by 7.30pm and my next flight is 10.25pm. Will this be enough time?

What is also the procedure in LAX? Do i need to get my baggage and go thru immigration and re-check in my luggage?
Btw this is on the same ticket reservation and will arrive in TBIT.
You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go outside, walk to Terminal 4 or Terminal 6 where your flight will depart (check the monitors or and then go thorough security. You have enough time.
Is terminal 6 near? Is it better to walk or take the shuttle?
There is no shuttle outside of security. You will have to walk. It's not too far.
There is a shuttle outside security but it is slow and gets stuck in traffic. It's best to walk.
On Oct 1,I will arrive at LAX at 6 am on Quantas from Brisbane, AU I will depart LAX on American Airlines to DFW at 8:20 am. Will I have to board the bus in order to get to the American Airlines gate? Will this be enough time for customs and getting to American's gate?
You do not have to take a bus. Your flight to DFW will depart from Terminal 4 which is right next to the International Terminal where you arrive. You should have enough time.
Thanks! I have hated that bus system! Will I have to take my luggage to Terminal 4 or can I check it just after Customs?
If both flights are on the same reservation then you can re-check your bags in the TBIT right after customs.
Yes both flights will be on the same reservation. Thanks so much for answering questions, so glad I found this forum! I had read that they have redone TBIT since I've been there in April 2014 but still had some questions. I appreciate it.
Is 40 minutes enough time to change planes at LAX? Both flights are on Delta. What about checked baggage - is there enough time for it to be transferred from one flight to the next?
You and your baggage can make your flight, assuming your that they're both domestic and your first flight is on time.
I'm arriving at LAX in early Nov. at 10:45am on Southwest airlines. I then have to connect to an international flight leaving at 12:30pm for Tokyo on ANA airlines.
I would have to claim my baggage, check in with ANA and check my bags, then go through security again and make it to my international gate.

is 1 hour 45 minutes enough time for this?
I do not advise taking this flight. You will have to walk your bags from Terminal 1 to the BIT, the check in at ANA. Safely, you should allow for two and a half hours.