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  • Customs/Immigration? Do I claim and re-check my back between flights
    Mar 2, 2016
    Hello, Arriving LAX 4:15pm on Alaska Air from Cabo San Lucas SJD and departing on American at 7:25pm to PHX. Do I need to claim my bags in baggage claim, go thru immigration/customs and re-check bags with American prior to boarding he American flight?


    Yes, you do. If your tickets were purchased on the same reservation and your bags are tagged to PHX then you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk after clearing US Customs.


    Thank you for the reply and info. And sorry for the duplicate entry.


  • Change terminals in Lax
    Mar 5, 2016
    Arriving with United at terminal 7-8 at 10.30 pmand depart with Asiana at International at 12.30 am. Do I need to exit terminal and go through security again?


    Technically you don't anymore, a connector just opened from Terminal 4 to the International Terminal. It's possible to walk from T7/8 to T6 through a walkway at the base of the terminal, then a tunnel from the middle of T6 to T5 and T4, then the new connector to the International Terminal. Note however, that the connector is under "soft open" conditions right now and may be closed at some times of day.


    when did this TBIT tunnel open? can people at arrival use the tunnel to go to T4 ?


    The T4-TBIT walkway just opened this week. Yes it directly connects T4 and the TBIT and then T4 is connected by tunnels to T5 and T6 and then T6, 7, and 8 are connected at their base.


  • Arriving lax from hk and then domestic flight to sfo
    Feb 29, 2016
    Hi, i will be arriving lax airport at 7:50am, would there be enough time for me to claim baggage and then check in again for another flight departing at 10:55am?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Running
    Feb 29, 2016
    Arriving at Term 1 and departing Term 7 an hour later. No checked bags and TSA Pre....any chance?


    Yes, with pre-check you have a chance as long as you are already checked in for your United flight.


    Walk or shuttle?


    Definitely walk - straight across the parking garages.


  • BNA>LAX>Narita
    Feb 29, 2016
    Hey there. Departing Nashville BNA at 9:30 am on Southwest, arriving LAX (terminal 1) at 12:10 pm. Singapore Airlines direct flight to Tokyo leaves from TB international terminal at 3:20 pm. I'm assuming we will have to claim our bags and then re-check them, I don't believe Southwest and Singapore have a baggage agreement. Will there be time for this, and what is the fastest way to claim and re-check? 3 hours 10 minutes. Never been through LAX before. Thanks!


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags and re-check them in the International Terminal and yes you should have enough time. The fastest way between terminals is to walk, but there is also a bus on the lower level if you have trouble carrying your bags that far.


    Thank you so much for the reply!


    Feb 29, 2016
    Arriving from Brisbane at 0600 and departing at 0800 on AA Terminal 4. This is what Qantas booked for our party of 3, is this 2 hour time frame enough to make connecting flight.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Should I avoid having any checked bags?
    Feb 28, 2016
    Flying into LAX from Vancouver Canada via Delta (terminal 5) Arrive 9:40 am. Depart to Puerta Vallarta at 10:25 am via Delta (should be same terminal. Should I avoid having any checked bags? How close a connection is this? Any advice?


    This should be fine as long as your first flight is on-time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver.


    Thanks for your reply. I was wondering about Customs!


  • LAX-MEL Connection
    Feb 28, 2016
    Travelling today with United Airlines on the same reservation from Seattle to LA and then from LA to Melbourne. Flight from Seattle reaches LA at 9:25 pm and then the next flight from LA to Mel is at 10:40pm. Will need to transfer from Terminal 8 to Terminal 7. Question is will I have to collect my checked in bag and redo security again at LA airport before boarding the flight to MEL. Is 1 hour 15 min enough to get from Terminal 8 to Terminal 7 for catching an international flight? Thanks heaps.


    No, you don't have to do anything with your bag or go through security. Just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Please advise.
    Feb 28, 2016
    Hi there, I'm arriving at 6:52pm on an Alaska Airlines flight Operated by American Airlines from DFW, and departing to Auckland on an Air New Zealand flight at 9pm. I'm just wondering the easiest way to get to the Air New Zealand terminal assuming my bags check through. Thanks!


    The walkway from T4 where you arrive to the International Terminal where you departed just opened. Just follow signs to the International Terminal.


  • Connecting flights
    Feb 27, 2016
    I arrive on Hawaiian at 11:55pm and have a connecting on American at !:00am. No bags, do I have sufficient time to make it, should I catch a shuttle? I have a 9 yr old and a 14 yr old w/me.


    It will be very difficult. Yes, you could take the shuttle or run, but it's a long run. You will have to check in for your american flight online before you leave Hawaii.


  • Is 3 hours enough time to catch my connecting flight
    Feb 26, 2016
    My flight on Hawaiian Airlines lands at 5:15am at terminal 2 and I have an 8:10am connecting flight with Southwest Airlines at terminal 1. Am I going to have enough time to unboard, get my baggage from baggage claim, get to other terminal and through security lines in time to get on my connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • Too close?
    Feb 25, 2016
    Leaving SLC to LAX on DL arriving at 9:35pm. Leaving LAX on CZ to Bangkok at 10:30? Is this impossible? No checked luggage


    Purchased CZ tickets separately.


    I would say it's pretty close to impossible, even without checked bags. It might be possible if your flight is in April or later so you won't have to go through security again in the International Terminal (there will be a secure connector between T4 and the International Terminal and there is a tunnel between T5 where you will arrive and T4) and if you are able to check in online for your China Southern flight, then maybe you'd have a chance, but that's a lot of ifs.


    Thank you! Kind of figured I was in trouble. Want to get to Thailand so just sucked it up and changed our flights. Thanks for your information!


  • Connections
    Feb 25, 2016
    From YYC- LAX- Narita Tokyo. Arriving in LAX 9:04 term 2 going to term 7 is 2 hours enough to claim baggage and going to terminal 7 for the departure 11:50 the same day?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. If both tickets are on the same reservation your bags will be transferred for you.


  • Connection time
    Feb 26, 2016
    Hi there. We are arriving on Southwest flight from PHX on a Tuesday at 745pm, and scheduled to fly out of international terminal for Qantas flight at 1015pm. We will have to recheck bags with Qantas. Will this be enough time? Is the baggage claim for SW flight in terminal 1? THANKS!!!


    Yes, the Southwest baggage claim is in Terminal 1. You have enough time as long as your Southwest flight is on-time and your bags come out reasonably quickly.


    Yeah - didn't realize Qantas needs your bag 90min prior to flight. We may need to run. THANKS!!!


    SH - I am on the same flight and also coming from Phx. I changed to the American flight departing PHX at 5:20pm and arriving at T6, using the Qantas website. Because AA and Qantas are 'partners', the bags are checked thru from PHX. Usually I fly SW but gave it a miss this time. Cheers.


  • Quick Layover - Landing from Bangkok and leaving on Southwest. Help!
    Feb 24, 2016
    I am landing on an Air China flight at 9 am on a Sunday at LAX on 5/1/16. My outgoing flight is at 11:45 am on the same day via a Southwest flight. Given that I will have to pick up my bags and go through customs plus change terminals, will that be enough time to make it or should I allow more time given that it's a Sunday and there is more travel? Any input would really be appreciated. Thank you in advance!


    That connection is barely possible if the Air China flight is on-time.


    Thank you for the response!


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