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Coming into LAX from Australia at 6:30 AM. Need to connect on AA flight to Arizona,which leaves at 9:30 AM. Can my baggage be transferred to the AA domestic Flight, or do I need to claim it first and recheck it at AA counter? Is there enough time to make the connection from BIT to AA in Terminal 4?
What airline are you flying from Australia?
Whether separate ticket or not you still need to have your baggage at LAX for customs.Once clear you should be able to recheck.They should be able to tag your bag through but it will still come out at baggage claim at LAX.After Customs there will be a drop off pou=int.
However if the bags are not tagged to Arizona he has to take the bags to T4 to re-check them. He can't use the drop off point in the International Terminal. If he is flying Delta or Virgin Australia from Australia they can't interline the bags to AA and United is able to but not obligated to if it's two separate reservations.
I have flights on United and Air China, booked separately. What is the best route between terminal 7 and the international terminal? How long will it take?
The best way is to walk, it takes 10-15 minutes.
I'm going domestic to international on two separate flights (different airlines, different bookings)- in other words, I made my own arrangements, and when I check in, I go SFO-LAX. Then LAX to Japan. My layover is over 5 hours.

When I check in the first airline, I was told by them that I tell them my final destination, and they will check it all the way thru.

Will they actually transfer the bag in LAX (so I don't have to exit terminal, go to baggage claim and recheck bag at second airline) even though the second "leg" isn't really a leg, but a separate flight NOT with them?
Also, I would have boarding pass in hand because I plan to check in online for both flights.
It's up the the check-in agent of the first airline. What airlines are you flying?
Hi I am looking to a flight from Toronto to Auckland NZ on Air Canada and Air NZ., which connects at LAX. What is the customs/luggage procedure? Do we go through US customs in Toronto or at LAX
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in LAX is walk from T2 where you arrive to the International Terminal where you depart, and then go through security.
Hi All,

I am looking to book flights - Melbourne, Australia to Vancouver, Canada, which go via LAX. The Qantas flight arrives into Terminal B at 06:35am and the connecting flight (WestJet / shared as QF flight) departs Terminal 2 at 08:45am.

Having never been through LAX before, is 2 hours enough time to collect my bag and get my connecting flight?

That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Hi, we are arriving LAX from Fiji at 1:25pm. our connecting flight via American Eagle leaves at 3:27pm. Will that be enough time to get through customs? Would just carry-on bags make a difference?
With just carry-ons that should be possible, especially if you are able to check in for your AA flight before leaving Fiji. It would be difficult with checked bags.
I fly in to LAX from Lihue at 0610 and then out to Detroit at 0645. Both arrival and departure are with Delta. Am I going to have enough time between flights to make my connecting flight to Detroit?
That should be just enough time if the flight from Lihue is on-time.
Hoping to grab breakfast with someone on a layover, flying different airlines/different terminals. Can I get past security in terminal 7 if my flight is departing from terminal 3?
Arriving in LAX on 12/27 at 9:45PM and have a flight to SYD departing at 10:40PM. Both are on American. Is this enough time to make the connection? American is claiming it meets their minimum connection times, but I feel like it's cutting it close. Thank you.
Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is domestic. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I have a flight from ATL > LAX > SYD. My question is that I have a 1hr 32m layover in LAX for my flight to SYD do I go through custom in ATL or LAX or not until I arrive in SYD. Also is 1hr 32min long enough for an American Airlines flight to another American Airlines flight
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Is an 1hr 32m long enough
Yes it is plenty of time.
I am travelling from Syd to LAX with Qantas and arrive in LAX at 6.30am. I then have a flight to Miami at 9.30am. Is 3 hours enough to clear immigrations and pick up my bags and checkin at the American Airlines counter and go through TSA security?
Yes, that is enough time. Note that if both flights are on the same reservation you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk in the International Terminal and don't have to take your bags to the AA check-in counter in T4.
I'm having the same scenario where I fly in from Singapore to LAX at 6.15AM via Singapore Airlines and flying from LAX to SFO at 9.35AM via AA in Terminal 6. First time I'm doing this as I fly directly to SFO in the past.
Do I have to go thru customs at LAX, collect my luggage, run to Departures to check in my luggage in and run to Terminal 6 to board the plane?