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  • Conexion AA in a sunday
    Sep 22, 2016
    I am arriving into LAX at 9:03 TBI gate 151. I have no check in luggage, and I a have a connecting in the Terminal 4 gate 41. all the flights with AA. I have 2 hours 12 minutes between flights. Is 2 hours going to be enough to clear customs and move to another terminal? thanks


    Yes, that should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Delta to Vegas from Terminal1
    Sep 20, 2016
    I am arriving into LAX at 2:35pm on 22nd (Eitihad Terminal5). I have no check in luggage, and I have a connecting to Las Vegas (Delta) from Terminal1. It is on a seperate reservation. Delta departs at 5:40p. I have 3hours 5 minutes. Is 3hours going to be enough to clear immigration, customs, move to another terminal, clear TSA security? What can I do to accelerate the process, if I am getting delay? This is my first time in USA, would be it be wise to request someone in the queue to allow me ahead of them if I think I am getting delayed? Would americans take offense from something like that?


    Etihad does not use Terminal 5 and Delta does not use Terminal 1. You will arrive in the International Terminal. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi, so you will be led to a special baggage claim, claim your bags, then take them to Terminal 5 to re-check them with Delta, then go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your Etihad flight is on-time.


    Sorry, my bad. You are correct. Delta is from Terminal 5. I would be arriving in the International Terminal. Why do you say that I will be pre cleared in Abu Dhabi for Immigration? My Delta flight is to Las Vegas, it is not on the same ticket as the one till LAX. So, are you saying that even if I am on two different tickets, I don't have to clear immigration and clear security at Terminal 5?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi because they have US Immigration and Customs preclearance there. That means that you won't when you arrive in LAX. You will still have to go through security in Terminal 5 after you re-check your bags with Delta.


  • 3 hours connection
    Sep 19, 2016
    Hi! I will arrive from TLV with ElAl at 6:30am and will have 3 hours connection, before flying to PDX with Delta. These are two separate reservations. Will I have enough time to collect baggage, go through custom, move to different terminal, etc? Other option is to take a later flight, but it will be 6 hours connection. Which flight would you take? Thanks!


    That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Delta to Air Tahiti
    Sep 19, 2016
    We will arrive into LAX on Delta at 20:50 and have a flight on Air Tahiti at 22:40. Any way to make it with checked bags if ticketed separately or should we do carry ons?


    I highly suggest only doing carry-ons, the Air Tahiti Nui check-in desk will close at about 21:10, leaving you only 20 minutes to get off the plane, claim your bags, and get them to the International Terminal, assuming your Delta flight is on-time.


  • American Airlines to Air china
    Sep 19, 2016
    We have separate tickets from mia to lax 9:14 to air china 11:30. Do you think we will have enough time. My seats are right next to the exit so i will get out fast in the american airlines.


    With checked bags that will be difficult but not impossible. With no checked bags you should be OK.


  • 3 hour layover Southwest to TBIT
    Sep 19, 2016
    Hi! I will be arriving at Terminal 1 at 830pm for an 1130pm flight to Incheon on Korean Air. Is 3 hours enough time to make the connection, security, immigration, etc?


    That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly. You just claim your bags from Southwest in T1, take them to the TBIT, check them with Korean, and go through security. There is no US Immigration when leaving the US.


  • American connect to air nz
    Sep 18, 2016
    We are travelling PHX to LAX on American and then to Auckland on Air NZ.We assume American will use Terminal 4 and Air NZ TBIT. Will we need to collect and relodge luggage at LAX? I assume we can walk between terminals?


    You will likely actually arrive in Terminal 6. If you purchased two separate reservations, yes, you will have to claim your bags from AA and re-check them with Air New Zealand in the TBIT. Yes, you can walk between terminals outside security along the curbfront.


  • Customs
    Sep 18, 2016
    Hi flying Delta Sydney to Calgary with Lax as transit. Is 2 hours layover enough to connect westjet-code shared delta ticket. Any info on customs baggage and security


    You will arrive in Terminal 5 or 6 or 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 to Terminal 2 and through security. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • 2 hours lax connection
    Sep 18, 2016
    Flying on a Sunday. Sydney-LAX-YYZ. Connection in LA is 2 hours. Canadian passports. Is this doable?


    What airlines are you flying? Are your flights on one reservation or two separate reservations?


  • Transfer advise West Jet to Qantas
    Sep 18, 2016
    West Jet arrival from Calgary for flight to Melbourne with Qantas


    I would want a least 3 hours if on two separate reservations.


  • Switching flights
    Sep 18, 2016
    I have a friend from Germany flying from Fort Lauderdale on Spirit Airlines to LAX. She has about 5 hours time there until her next flight, but she has to go through customs to get her next flight ticket and go BACK through customs to get to her this enough time??


    There is no US Customs or Immigration when Leaving the US. She just has to claim her bags from Spirit, check them with her second airline, and go through security. She has plenty of time.


  • Switching terminals
    Sep 19, 2016
    I'm flying into terminal 2 and I have to catch a connecting flight in terminal 6 can I stay behind TSA security when changing Terminals.


    No, you can't. Terminal 2 is not connected to any other terminals inside security. What airlines are you flying?


    I'm flying west jet Toronto to Los Angeles then I'm flying American Airlines To Reno Nevada.


    I appreciate your help on this matter. Thank You.


    Then you will need close to 2 hours between flights.


  • Changing FLights
    Sep 19, 2016
    We are flying via Charlotte on AA arrive 1850 and then depart via Qantas to Australia at 2205. Do we have too pick up bags go through TSA then to TBIT?


    If both flights are on the same reservation you don't have to do anything with your bags. Just take the underground walkways and the connector building from your arrival gate in T4 or 6 and your departure gate in the TBIT.


    Thank you ZAP


  • SW to United flight to Mexico
    Sep 18, 2016
    Do United flights to Mexico leave from TBIT or Terminal 7/8? If I arrive on SW with 1 checked bag how long should I allow to make this connection to UA flight leaving at 1:10pm in early Dec


    All United departures are from Terminals 7 and 8. I would want at least 2.5 hours between flights.


  • Connection Inside Security?
    Sep 18, 2016
    We are traveling on an AA flight arriving remote terminal 6 and will be flying China Southern to Guangzhou. If we only have carry on bags will we be able to connect inside security to the international terminal or will we need to go out of the security area and rescreen at the international terminal?


    Yes, you can go directly to your departure gate via the shuttle from the remote terminal and then the underground walkways and connector building. However, if you can't check in online for your China Southern flight you will have to get it from your departure gate.


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