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  • T4 to International Terminal
    Jun 18, 2015
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    I arrive LAX 12:35 in terminal 4 and have an international flight at 3:30. Van I make it? I am booked through Qantas with 1 ticket, but I am not sure if the bags will be transported from American Airlines to Air Tahiti Nui even though they were both booked through Qantas. Thanks

     

    The bags should be checked through to Air Tahiti Nui, but Air Tahiti Nui has lousy IT procedures so they will have to check your passport and re-issue your boarding pass. Anyway, you have enough time. Terminal 4 is right next to the International Terminal.

     

  • Southwest flight to International Terminal & Customs
    Jun 18, 2015
    2
    If I land at 3:00 pm at LAX from Southwest (Terminal 1) will I make a connection on Aeroflot (Terminal B Ton Bradley) at 4:55 pm? Is that enough to get to the terminal and through customs? Thanks!

     

    You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. However, it will be barely enough time to claim your bags from Southwest, take them to the International Terminal, and then check them with Aeroflot.

     

    Thanks so much for the feedback! I'll taqke the earlier flight to be on the safe side.

     

  • Time to connect from terminal 4 to terminal B
    Jun 17, 2015
    3
    I arrive at LAX terminal 4 at 8:04 am by American Airlines and have international flight of Cathay Pacific from terminal B at 9:40. I am 5 months pregnant with one 4 year old kid. Do you think I will be able to make up to the connecting flight within this time?

     

    Were the tickets purchased separately or on one reservation. If one reservation your bags will be transferred to Cathay, you just have to walk from T4 to the International to Terminal and go through security. You'd have enough time. If two separate reservations you'd have to transfer bags yourself and I don't think there's time to do that.

     

    Thank you so much for your response. The tickets were purchased on one reservation, so i am pretty sure that the checked in bags will be transferred to Cathay directly. I was only worried about walking from T4 to international terminal and clearing the security in time to catch the connecting flight, all within 1.5 hrs.

     

    Yes, as long as your AA flight is on-time it should be very possible. It's a very short walk from T4 to the International Terminal and security lines in the International Terminal usually aren't too bad.

     

  • LAX T7 to T1 connection time
    Jun 16, 2015
    2
    I'm arriving on UA 935 at 1.45 pm, into Terminal 7, on a Monday. The schedule does not show any other flight arriving at that time, so hoping for a quick Immigration/Customs time (say, 1 hour). I need to catch a flight from LAX to SJC and the cheaper ones are in Southwest, in Terminal 1. There are two options - one at 3.50 pm and another at 6.05 pm. Would the 3.50 pm flight be too risky ? Southwest requires baggage checkin 45 mins before the flight so I would have 80 mins from landing to get to T1 checkin.

     

    The 3:50 one would be possible if your united flight is on-time and you hurry.

     

    Thanks Zap. I was inclining towards 3:50 flight as well. If I don't make it, I'll post an update :)

     

  • Domestic to International, ~2:30 hr enough time?
    Jun 16, 2015
    2
    Hi all, I will be arriving at terminal 4 at 9:05 am via American Airlines and want to catch an Air China flight from terminal 2 at 11:30 am. These are separate tickets. Does this leave enough time in your estimation? I think I'll be able to walk between the terminals-- should I run? And would it behoove me to only bring a carry-on bag? Any advice is appreciated!

     

    That should be enough time if the first flight is on-time. Even if you check a bag.

     

    Thank you Zap!

     

  • Flight connections
    Jun 16, 2015
    1
    I arrive in a flight from las at 8:20pm terminal 5 delta and have a connecting flight to Sydney australia va terminal 3. Delta has told me that my luggage with be checked from vegas to Sydney is this true and does that mean I won't have to go thru immigration at lax again

     

    Yes, that is true. You do not go through US Immigration when leaving the US. Your Virgin Australia flight will actually depart from the International Terminal (their check in desk is just in Terminal 3). So all you have to do is walk from T5 to the International Terminal and go through security.

     

  • Domestic to International Flight
    Jun 16, 2015
    2
    I'm considering a trip where I will be arriving at 6:30 AM on Hawaiian Airlines and am departing 8:30 AM on ANA. The flights are separate trips and I will only have a carry-on? Will this be enough time?

     

    Sorry, didn't mention that I am arriving from HNL

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will have to walk from Terminal 2 to the International Terminal, get your ANA boarding pass if you don't already have it, then go through security.

     

  • Incoming Virgin Australia/outgoing Alaska Air within 2 hrs
    Jun 14, 2015
    1
    Hi. Haven't booked tickets yet but planning on arriving on Virgin from Sydney at 6.30am and then leaving on Alaska Air to Costa Rica at 8.40am. Is this even possible since both are international flights and I think different terminals?

     

    That would be really riding the line between possible and not possible. Immigration lines can be long when all the flights from Australia arrive at about the same time and Terminal 6 where you will have to depart will likely be crowded at that time as well. It's possible under perfect circumstances, but i probably wouldn't try it. Spend a day in LA.

     

  • TBIT to T6
    Jun 13, 2015
    3
    My flight arrives at TBIT at 14:55. Second flight (on US Airways on separate ticket, carry-on only) leaves T6 at 16:20. I can run with my carry-on. Is this doable? Does US Airways allow online check-in for international flights (2nd flight is to Mexico)?

     

    US Airways allows online check-in for international flights if they have previously verified your passport details (if you have flown them international before). This will be a very difficult connection if you aren't able to check-in online.

     

    Thank you very much for the reply. Have flown US Airways Internationally before but that passport has since expired. Will this make a difference since the passport number will be different?

     

    Yes, it could matter. Also, your flight may be operated by American. That may make a difference too.

     

  • Terminal 2 AC - Terminal 7 United
    Jun 11, 2015
    1
    Arriving with AC at 9:49 am, I have 1h11 to connect do you think is enough time to go from terminal 2 to 7. I am going to Honolulu departure at 11:00 am with United

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada and your baggage will be transferred. All you have to do is walk across the center of the airport from T2 to T7 and go through security.

     

  • baggage recheck terminal 2
    Jun 11, 2015
    1
    hi! i will be arriving at LAX T2 from an Avianca flight at 8:40pm, and conecting to a United flight at T7 departing at 10:49pm. Is this enough time? and does T2 have baggage recheck facilities or will i have to schlep my bags over to T7?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. If both tickets were bought on the same reservation you should be able to re-check your bags in T2.

     

  • Connecting from Qatar Airways to United Flight
    Jun 11, 2015
    1
    I land at 1:55PM with Emirates and then depart to HNL with United Airlines at 5pm. We have purchased separate tickets. Do I need to check in again for the flight with United? How long do I need? is 3 hours enough time to exit and check in again?

     

    Yes, you will have to transfer your bags yourself from the International Terminal where you will arrive to Terminal 7 where you will depart. 3 hours should be enough time.

     

  • Transfer TBT to Terminal 7
    Jun 11, 2015
    0
    April 19 United UA 99 MEL/LAX arrived 45 minutes early at 6:00AM. Disembarking delayed by 19 minutes due to Customs not ready (Sunday). Disembarked 6:10 outside TBT 6:30AM. 15 Minutes walk to Terminal 7. Took half an hour to get through security. Total one hour 15 minutes for transfer.But very smooth transit seeing previous trip took 3 hours to transfer.

     

  • Connecting flight
    Jun 10, 2015
    2
    Hi! I'll be arriving at TBIT from HK at 1115AM. I need to catch a flight to Seattle and am looking at getting the 255PM flight. Will that be enough time to clear immigrations and customs and check in for the flight? Thanks!

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

    Thanks, Zap! I just don't want to be biting my nails though out the flight wondering it will be delayed in landing ;)

     

  • Connection Question
    Jun 10, 2015
    1
    Hi. I arrive at terminal 4 at 7:05 (late arrival) and have a connection at 8:06 in terminal 2. Any chance I'll make it?

     

    It's possible but you'll have to run. it'll be pretty much impossible if you have checked luggage and are on two separate tickets though.

     





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