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I arrive at TBIT by Emirates at 1.55pm. I am taking an Alaska Airlines plane to Seattle at 4.25pm. Do you think I have enough time to make it through immigration, collect my bags, go to Terminal 6, check in again, go through customs again? Any advice? Thanks.
If both tickets are on the same reservation that is just enough time. You don't have to go through customs twice. You will go through security in Terminal 6.
If I am flying from Lima and have a layover in LAX before I go to Tokyo will I have to recheck my bags and go through customs/security?
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, change terminals, and go through security.
I'm going to fly to Japan(NRT) from Las Vegas,transit at Los Angels. Do I need to pick up my check-in baggage at Los Angels Airport?
Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You may also have to change terminals. If you post what airlines you are flying I can help you with the terminals.
I am arriving on an Air Canada flight from Vancouver and connecting to a LAN flight to Lima at LAX. AC tell me as its one ticket and my hold bag is checked through I don't need to pick it up at LAX and check it in again. Is this right?
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver, so yes, if everything is on the same reservation your bags will be transferred automatically to LAN at LAX.
Great - thanks. So can I just go straight from terminal 2 to the Tom Bradley terminal without having to go through customs again? I have a 2 hour turnaround.
Correct. You just have to go through security in the International Terminal.
I arrive from Tokyo on JAL 62 at 1120hrs (Terminal B) and depart for Salt Lake City at 1525hrs (Terminal 6) on Compass.

This is a single reservation booked under JAL.

Will I have sufficient time to go through Immigration & Customs to catch my flight to SLC?
Yes, that is enough time. Note that your flight to SLC is marketed as American Eagle (you won't find a "Compass" sign anywhere) and that it will depart from the American Eagle Remote Terminal, which is accessible by a shuttle bus from Terminal 6.
Have a Southwest flight arriving at 5:45pm with Fiji Airways connection at 9:30pm. Ordinarily this would seem to be plenty of time but the flight is taking place the day after Thanksgiving. I know, historically, the day before that holiday is amongst the worst but am unsure of the day after. Given the variability of holiday travel would it be recommended to get an earlier flight into LAX?
The day after (the Friday) is not a busy travel day. That is enough time.
I'm planning to fly into LAX from Sydney with Qantas, due in at 6.15am, then depart on Southwest to Las Vegas at 8.55am. Is this enough time?
That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will have to hurry with your bags all the way across the airport to Terminal 1 to get them checked in before the cutoff.
I'm flying into LAX by Delta arriving at T5. My bro is flying in by United to T8. What would be the best meeting point? I have no luggage but he does. Thanks in advance.
I suggest the lower level curbfront near Terminal 7 where the United baggage claim is.
Hi arrive on CX flight from Hong Kong at 22:10 and have a AA connecting at 00:15 to Houston. Is this enough time to clear and make the flight?
With the late evening arrival that should be enough time.
I will be arriving from Fort Lauderdale on Virgin America to LAX at terminal 3. I have 2hrs. 5mins. to get to TBIT EVA airlines for my flight to Cebu Philippines. Is that enough time? It is all on one reservation with my bags being checked all the way through to Cebu.
That should be enough time.
Thank you