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Leaving with ski gear to Queenstown, via Auckland on Air NZ. Have never been in LAX Intl terminal.

What time should make the queue for a 1030pm departure?

In Aucklund, will I need to go thru customs first, then get my bags to re-check to Queenstown? Or, do I collect my bags, to go thru customs and the re-check?

I'm on Air NZ the whole way.....thank you.
I would plan on arriving at the airport at about 7:30-8 PM. Sorry, I don't know anything about the procedures in Auckland, but Air New Zealand is a pretty efficient airline and it's a well-liked airport, so it can't be too confusing.
Hey! I live in NZ close to Queenstown , the deal is that due to a lot of bio security reason in here .you hav to clear immigration , then customs then biosec.
You will arrive at Auck int, clear all above and then go to the domestic terminal . There is a shuttle or a 10-15 min walk in between terminals. And even if you have the same ticket you must collect your bags and recheck them in the domestic terminal.
I will be arriving at LAX on AA in October 10 at 18:45 from Los Cabos (México), then departing on Air New Zealand to Auckland at 22:30. I think both flights arrive to and depart from TBIT. The ticket are on separate reservations, which means I will have to re-check them at the ANZ desk. Considering this layover of almost 4 hours, will I have enough time to clear immigration and customs, check in my luggage at the counter and go through security into the boarding area? I'm considering re-booking my flight so that I arrive at LAX at 14:38 h.
I will have to re-check my baggage with Air New Zealand
Your flight from Los Cabos could arrive in Terminal 4 or the TBIT. You should have plenty of time.
Thank you very much for your prompt answer. I think I'll travel with just carry on luggage. If I manage to check in online, so that I don't have to re-check with ANZ, and if my flight on AA arrives at T4, do I have to leave security zone to transfer to TBIT? How long does it take to go from T4 to TBIT?
arriving from cancun into US with my brother he is US citizen I am Canadian will we be able to go through together or do we have to go through separately in different lines
Yes, Canadian citizens have the same immigration privileges at US Immigration as Americans (they can use the APC kiosks)
flying in cancun to LAX then Phoenix have 2.5 hr layover is that enough time and will I have to go through security again to get connector flight? flying united on both flights and is there a drop off in terminal B for checked baggage?
Yes, you will have to go through Security again. You will not arrive in the International Terminal, you will arrive in Terminal 7. You have enough time. Yes, you can drop your bags right after clearing customs.
on my itinerary it says arrive terminal B and depart terminal 7. so i'm a little bit confused by the comment I will be arriving at terminal 7. Don't all incoming international flights come through terminal B? As I said I will have checked bag so if I drop it off just outside of US customs can I not stay within the security zone to get to terminal 7 via overpass to terminal 4 and then on to terminal 7 as i seemed to read in other posts
No, not all flights from outside the US come into terminal B. You are outside the secure zone when you clear customs. You have to go back through security to get to your departure gate. This is true of everyone entering the US who has a connecting flight at every airport in the US.
I arrive 31. Juli with LH Business Class flight LH 450 from FRA 02:05PM to LAX 04:40PM
and my connecting flight is First -Class
UA 5247 departure LAX 07:00PM to BOI (SkyWest Airlines).
Any hints to manage this? - Txs in advance...
That is plenty of 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 or take the shuttle to Terminal 7 and go through security - since you are flying First class on United you can use the Premier Access security line.
Can I walk to terminal 1 to terminal 2 without having to go through security?
No, you cannot. Terminals 1 and 2 are not connected to any other terminals inside security.
landing at terminal 7 with united and departing with united for toronto at terminal 2...only have 1 hr 20 mins that enough time and do i have to go through security again
Your flight to Toronto will be operated by Air Canada. Yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 2. The fastest way is to walk straight across the parking garages from T7 to T2. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Can I avoid security and also make it to the terminal and gate in 1 hour ?
Yes, if you don't have checked bags it is possible to go from T4 to T7 inside security. To do so you have to take the tunnel from T4 through T5 to T6 then walk to the base of T6 and walk to T7. Doing that takes maybe 15-20 minutes, so you don't have much time to spare. If you have checked bags you can't make this.
I am arriving on Southwest from Liberia, Costa Rica to LAX on a Saturday and wondered how long it will take to go through customs and transfer to terminal 7 for a domestic United flight. I have 2.5 hours between my flights and I am not checking luggage. Is this enough time?
You will arrive in Terminal 2 where you will go through US Immigration and Customs. Once you clear customs, just walk straight across the parking garages to Terminal 7 and go through security. You should have enough time. Check in for your United flight online before you leave Costa Rica if you can.
Hi, I have a United flight arriving at LAX at 7.25pm and an Air New Zealand flight from TBIT departing at 10.30pm. I am checking baggage (needs to be checked by 9pm). Is this enough time to make the transfer and what is the easiest way?
(We will have to recheck our baggage with Air New Zealand)
I should also add the United flight is domestic.
If both tickets are on the same reservation then you don't have to do anything with your bags in LAX. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which you can now do without leaving security by going through Terminals 6, 5, and 4 and the new connector building.
Thank you, they aren't on the same reservation though
Then you should still have just enough time. But you will have to claim your bags in T7, walk to the TBIT, check your bags with ANZ, and go through security.