Los Angeles (LAX) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Hi, We are arriving on a QF flight from SYD at 6.35am, and flying on Southwest at 8.45am, is that enough connecting time? Which terminals do they both operate from? Do we clear customs in LAX or SFO?
You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, then take your bags to Terminal 1, re-check them with Southwest and go through security. This is a very difficult connection. I would switch to a later flight out of LAX.
Thank you so much! I have changed the reservation to a later flight at no extra charge and with no hassles at all! Love love love Southwest!
Hi, I'm flying in to LAX from SYD Australia and land at 6.30am. Will I be able to make an 8.45am NYC flight? They are affiliated airlines (virgin Australia and virgin America)
That is just enough time if they are on the same reservation.
I believe I arrive at T4 on AA 170. Do I clear CBP at T4 or have to walk to TBIT to clear CBP? I have a connecting flight on AA to PHX at 16:25 on the same ticket. Thanks for any clarification you can provide.
As far as I know the T4 CBP is open, although the flight could now arrive in the TBIT as AA now has preferred access to some gates on the south side of the TBIT, however, it appears that AA170 almost always arrives at gate 41 in T4.
Hi, I'm flying American Airlines from Austin to Tokyo with 1h16m connecting time at LAX. It's all booked via AA and I have checked-in baggage. Is that enough to make it? Thanks.
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in LAX is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Hi, I'm flying United Airlines from Sydney to Chicago,, stopping over at LAX. It's all booked via UA under the same reservation and my layover is 1 hour 45 minutes. Is that enough time to make the connecting flight?
Yes, that's just enough time if everything goes smoothly. If you miss your connection because the flight from Sydney is late, United has lots of flights from LAX to Chicago.
Hi, i'm taking Singapore Airline and will arrive in LAX inpernationl airport and taking Southwest to go ABQ..taking southwest at terminal 1..i only will have 1 hr in between. Do i need to pass through security two times? meaning come out from international airport and go to terminal 1..or can i pass through without coming out from international airport? is there direct link to terminal 1? Thanks
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take your bags to Terminal 1, re-check them with Southwest, then go through security. You do not have enough time. You need to change your Southwest flight.
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I'm connecting from American Airlines in LA and connecting to westjet with only and hour and a half for time. I have all boarding passes. Is there a quick way to get to terminal 2 from American Airlines. Will I have time?
You will have to walk outside and then go through security again in T2. This will be very difficult.
Hi, I'm wanting to book a southwest flight from Cancun to LAX on a Friday night to arrive at 7:30pm. However I then need to make a Qantas flight to Melbourne departing at 11:15pm. Do you think this will be enough time to get through customs and to check in with Qantas? I know LAX is a busy airport so I'm wanting to check before I book.
Yes, that should be enough time.
Thanks! Is it far between the 2 terminals?
Hi, im flying AA from orlando to lax. Is 90 mins enough to transfer from AA to philippine airlines (international terminal) ? Do i have to go to pass security? Tickets are in the same reservation.
If everything is on the same reservation you can just use the new connector building to get to the International Terminal inside security. AA probably won't be able to issue your PAL boarding pass so you'll have to get it at the PAL gate. You have enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thank you!!
I have 70 minutes to trasfer at LAX and my flight is from JFK-LAX and then LAX-MEL. It's under one Qantas reservation. Would I be able to make it?
Yes, you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in the International Terminal.