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  • connection to Mexico
    Jan 8, 2016
    We are arriving with Qantas from Sydney at 6.25 am and have a connecting flight to Mexico City with Areomexico departing 9015 am . Will this be enough time?


    That should be just about enough time. You will arrive in the International Terminal and depart from Terminal 2.


    Thanks. Hopefully we have no holdups through customs etc.


  • Domestic-International and vice versa
    Jan 8, 2016
    What is the general time I need to allow on both ends to make a domestic-international connextion at LAX? I am arriving on Southwest at 1.55pm and my Air New Zealand flight to London leaves at 4.55pm. I am arriving on Air New Zealand, from London at 7.35pm and my Southwest flight leaves at 9.50pm I'll be checking a bag and sitting at the back of the plane. Are both of these times doable?


    Your connection on the way to London should be doable, but on the way back it will be pretty difficult. It's not impossible though, especially at that time of the evening when things get a bit quiet at LAX.


    thank you so much for your reply. Do you think that paying for Global Entry would make a significant difference on the return flight from LHR-LAX (and continuing on domestically via Southwest)?


    Yes, global entry would help


  • flying lhr-lax then on the phoenix
    Jan 7, 2016
    do i have to change terminals and how lonfg should i allow?


    What airlines are you flying? Are all tickets on the same reservation or separate? I can't answer your question without that information.


  • connection to LAS
    Jan 9, 2016
    I'm flying in from Dubai and then connecting to Las Vegas on Virgin Atlantic with a 2.35hr layover. Is this enough for immigration/baggage and to check in again?


    That should be just about enough time. Note that your flight to Las Vegas is on Virgin America, not Virgin Atlantic.


    Oh yes, I meant Virgin America. Any idea which terminal I'll arrive at and which one I will fly out of? What's the best way to get through to domestic?I fly in with Emirates.


    You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, if your bags are tagged to LAS then you re-check them at the re-check desk, otherwise you will bring them with you to Terminal 3 (just walk, it's right next to the International Terminal) and re-check them with Virgin America then go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thanks Zap!


  • How much time do I need?
    Jan 7, 2016
    Hi, I land at 6.35am from Melbourne into LAX with Qantas. Looking to fly out to New York that day, but wondering what time flight I should book - if I book a 10.30am flight will that be enough time?


    Yes, a 10:30 flight should be fine. Note that if you are booking two reservations you will have to transfer your bags to the second airline's terminal yourself.


  • Enough Time?
    Jan 7, 2016
    Hi There, I am flying from Orlando to Sydney. There has been a change to our flight time which has left us with only an hour between connecting flights, Arrival Terminal is Terminal 7, Departure Terminal is B. Flight is with Qantas to Sydney. However Flight from Orlando to LAX is on United Airlines (operated by Qantas). Will the hour be enough time to transfer between terminals and not miss the connecting flight? ll flights are on the same tickets. Thanks so much


    Thare are no "Orlando to LAX operated by Qantas" flights. Qantas does not fly to Orlando and United and Qantas do not codeshare. 1 Hour is barely possible to go from T7 to the International Terminal and through security. I would call whoever booked your ticket and ask to be changed to an earlier flight to LAX - you may have to change planes in another United hub such as Houston or Denver in order to get to LAX earlier.


  • Cutting it to close?
    Jan 6, 2016
    Will I have enough time to make my connection to Southwest Airlines departing at 9:00 PM on May 22 when my flight from London on Air New Zealand arrives at 7:35 PM? Can I have my bags checked through to Portland?


    Southwest does not transfer bags to or from any other airline. No, I don't think you will be able to go through US Immigration and Customs and get your bags to the Southwest ticket counter in terminal 1 before the bag check cutoff. Plan on spending the night in LA and fly out the next morning.


  • Calgary to LAX to Tokyo
    Jan 6, 2016
    We are looking at booking a flight through Singapore airlines with a stop over at LAX. We would fly into Terminal 2 and out of Tom Bradley International - is an 1h 45m layover long enough (Flight is first week of May 2016)


    That should be long enough if both tickets are on the same reservation and your bags are tagged through to Singapore. You will just have to go from T2 to the International Terminal and through security. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary.


  • will I have enough time?
    Jan 6, 2016
    Will I have enough time to make my connection to Southwest airline leaving at 4:25pm on May 7 when my flight from Air New Zealand arrived at 2:55pm? That is 1 1/2 hr. I will NOT be checking luggage.


    If you check in for your Southwest flight online before you leave New Zealand, everything goes perfectly in immigration, and you sprint to Terminal 1, you might have a chance.


    Thank you!


  • Connection Terminal 1 to Intl Terminal B
    Jan 6, 2016
    I arrive from southwest on a Sunday to terminal 1 at 1:05pm and need to go to my flight with singapore airlines at 3:45pm to Intl terminal B. Will I have enough time with 2:40mins in between. With the construction and delays I am not sure.


    I am arriving to LAX. I am young but will have bags to re-check in at the international terminal.


    You will have to hope your Southwest flight is on-time, your bags come out quickly, and then hurry to the International Terminal to re-check your bags with Singapore.


  • TBIT to Terminal 5
    Jan 6, 2016
    Hello, I am planning on flying into LAX on a flight from London which will arrive at 4:10pm. I would like to fly out with Delta (Terminal 5) on a flight which leaves at 5:55pm (this gives me 1hr 45min). Is it possible to make this connection? I am in decent shape and can walk quickly, won't have any checked bags either. Thanks in advance!


    Without checked bags I think you can make it if your flight from London is on-time. Check in for your Delta flight online before leaving London.


    Thanks for the info! Is it safe to say that it is faster to walk from TBIT to Terminal 5 as opposed to riding the airport shuttle which comes every 15 minutes?


    Yes, it is much faster to walk.


  • Qantas to Delta
    Jan 8, 2016
    I will be arriving on a Qantas flight at 6:25 AM, and need to make it to Delta Airlines at 8:50 AM. Do I have enough time? Will I be able to check my luggage thru at the international terminal? Any good advice, I'm old and traveling by myself.


    If both tickets are on the same reservation and your bags are tagged through to your final destination, then you can re-check your bags in the International Terminal, otherwise you will have to take them with you to Terminal 5 to re-check them with Delta. You should have enough time.


    I am flying in on Qantas and out on Delta. My luggage will not be checked through. Would I still be able to use the international desk? Or will I have to drag it with me from the International Terminal to Delta, and check it in there? And again, will I have enough time to do all this?


    If your baggage is not checked through you have to take it from the International Terminal to Terminal 5 to check it at the Delta check-in counter. Yes, you should have enough time.


  • Is 2hrs 15mins enough for a Delta connection
    Jan 6, 2016
    Hi! I am departing Brisbane on Delta Air lines flight DL6795 and landing in LAX at 06:30 before catching another Delta Airlines flight to JFK that leaves at 08:45. Will 2hrs and 15mins be enough time to make this connecting flight?


    Also, it says on my itinerary that the flight landing in LAX lands at the Tom Bradley terminal, will this change anything?


    And to add to that, it says it's operated by Virgin Australia so now I'm a littler worried


    That should be enough time. You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go outside and walk to Terminal 5 and go through security.


  • the minimum connecting time
    Jan 5, 2016
    My flight from Sydney via Delta arrives at LAX at 6:10am. My flight to MSN via United departs at 8:10am. Is this enough time to go through customs and likely switch terminals? I travel with a carry on size luggage and hopefully would not need to check any bags.


    Without checked bags I think you can make it, especially if you check in for your United flight online before you leave Australia.


    If I'm flying delta internationally do you know if it still lands in the international terminal? or if it lands in terminal 5 where delta is according to the airport map?


    Yes, it arrives in the International Terminal because the immigration facility in Terminal 5 is not open that early in the morning.


  • International Connection
    Jan 5, 2016
    I'm going to be arriving into LAX on a Qantas flight from Sydney arriving at 2:15pm on a Tuesday afternoon. My next flight is from LAX to Mexico City on Delta (operated by AeroMexico) at 5:45pm. Will this give me enough time to clear immigration and check in for my next flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Since your flight is operated by Aeromexico it will depart from Terminal 2.


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