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Hi! We arrive at 1:15pm on SouthWest and connect to Air Tahiti Nui for a 3:30pm flight. We have carry on bags only. Is this enough time? What Terminals are the two airlines in? Thank you!
You arrive in Terminal 1 and depart from the International Terminal. If your Southwest flight is on-time you have just enough time. You need to get to the Air Tahiti Nui desk in the International Terminal by 2 PM. You will need to run unless your Southwest flight arrives early.
Curious why we have to be at the Air Tahiti desk by 2pm? We thought check-in closed one hour before the flight. Thanks for your help! Very much appreciated to make our vacation smoother.
One staff works both the check-in counter and the departure gate, sometimes they leave a bit early, I believe they want you at the check in desk 90 minutes before the flight.
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?
Starting in FLL to LAX on JetBLue then onto MNL on Philippine Air. CAn I check my bags thru to MNL or do I need to claim and recheck?
If you purchased two separate reservations you will have to claim your bags in LAX Terminal 3 and re-check them next door in the TBIT with Philippine Airlines.
Is TBIT to T4 connector is now available from Int'l flight to AA with checked baggages?
It's not really useful for that purpose. Once you arrive in the TBIT you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and re-check your bags at the re-check desk. At that point you will be outside security. The connector runs inside security. It's easiest to walk to T4 and go through security there.
Tks a lot for your help.
Hi -
My travel agent has booked a connection from San Francisco to Honolulu through LAX with AA all the way - the inbound arrives at 10.42 am and the outbound to HNL is 10.35. American have confirmed this is a valid connection and will be fine to connect, but I am still unsure. Is anyone able to comment if you've done this connection before, whether reasonable etc? Bags would be checked through, but it looks as if the inbound is on American Eagle - does this add in a terminal change too? Would we need to come out of security and back in?

Sorry for all the questions... Heard too many US airport horror stories!
So your departure departs before your arrival arrives? Clearly you've mistyped something. You will not have to go through security in LAX.
Duh... That should be a departure at 11.35!
I am flying LAS (Las Vegas) to Honolulu through LAX. I am arriving by Southwest at T1 at 7AM and departing through T6 by Alaskan Airlines at 8:25 AM.

Do I have to clear TSA security in LAX? Do I have to recheck my bags? Is this enough time overall?
Yes, you will have to claim your bags, carry them to Terminal 6, re-check them with Alaska Airlines, and go through Security. You do not have enough time. I would recommend changing your Southwest ticket to fly into LAX the night before.
I am flying Hawaiian Air from Honolulu to LAX, and then Delta/Air France from LAX to Paris. I have 2 hours between flights. Does anyone know if that's enough time, and do I need to go back through security at LAX?
Yes, you will have to go through security again in LAX. Also if your tickets are on two separate reservations you will need to claim your bags from Hawaiian and re-check them with Air France.
Do I need to go through security to walk from T1 to T2 ?
Yes, you do. T1 and T2 aren't connected to any other terminals inside security.
I am flying from PHL to Lax via Aamerican Airlines, then going on to LAX to Sydney with a stopover in Fiji via Fiji airways. I'm planning on carrying my bag onto the AA flight but I want to check it for my Fiji flight since it's free. I have over 4 hours but my question is will I have to leave the terminal to go the counter to check my bag or can I hate check my bag, take the terminal tunnel and never have to go back through security? If I do about how long should I expect it to take to get out of the terminal in which I land (7?) and through security and back into TVIT?
Yes, you will have to leave your arrival terminal and go to the Fiji Airways check in counter to check your bag, then go through security. You will arrive in Terminal 6. You have plenty of time.
I bought a ticket from United that require a connection in LAX. The ticket only gave me 1hr 10 mins at LAX and I just found out I need to get from T7 to T2. I have 1 will have 1 checked bag. The flight is Kauai -> LAX -> Toronto. It is on 1 ticket.

What will happen if I miss the flight?
If you miss your connection you will be rebooked on the next available flight to Toronto. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
We arrive at T6 on United from Honolulu (no checked bags), then must get to TBIT to check in at Norwegian Airlines ticket counter. I've been reading about the pedestrian tunnel from 6-4 then a walkway to TBIT. Is this the route we should be taking? If so, how long of a walk is it? Thank you
United doesn't use T6 anymore. You will arrive in T7. Since you will need to take bags with you to the TBIT you can't use the tunnels/connector. You have to walk along the curbfront to the TBIT. It takes about 20-25 minutes.
Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot that you didn't have checked bags. If you are able to check in online for your Norwegian flight you can use the tunnels/connector. Otherwise you will have to go along the curbfront in order to get to the Norwegian ticket counter to get your boarding pass.
Thank you so much. Didn't know they changed terminals. I guess we'll have to walk along the curb as we need to check in at Norwegian counter for our lounge passes. If we time it right with shuttle arrival, would it be quicker to take it from 7 to TBIT?
It's pretty much always faster to walk than to use the shuttle.