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  • Rebooked on tight LAX connection
    Nov 29, 2015
    My flight was rebooked at the last minute. I'm connecting at LAX en route to Miami. My connection is an hour and half. So far no delays. I'm arriving at terminal 4 but the departing terminal for LAX to MIA hasn't been assigned yet. Any hope for me to make this connection or should I start mentally preparing to get rebooked? Thanks.


    An AA flight from LAX to MIA will likely also depart from Terminal 4. There's a slight chance it could depart from Terminal 6, but even if it does, there is a tunnel and shuttle bus inside security connecting Terminal 4 to Terminal 6. You should have plenty of time if your first flight is domestic and still have enough time if your first flight is international.


  • LAX Connection American to Cathey in 1 hour?
    Nov 28, 2015
    Landing LAX at 7:35AM in American and Connecting to HONG KONG in Cathey Pacific at 8:35AM. Traveling alone 65 years old women. Is this transition possible? What service Cathey pacific provides if American plane delayed? both flights on the same ticket.


    Yes, it's possible. You just have to go from Terminal 4 to the International terminal and through security. If your AA flight is late Cathay will book you on their 11:25 AM or 10:35 PM flight to Hong Kong.


  • term 27 to international in 2 hours?
    Nov 27, 2015
    On one purchase, arriving (I hope) United terminal 7 at 8:45 am. Next flight is Asiana at 11 am from international terminal. Assume check in at San Francisco includes United and Asiana boarding pass. Yes? Bags checked through so we don't have to get bags? Is there time to make this connection? Best way to get from 7 to international? Google maps shows lots of turns for walking? Thanks.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Yes, United should be able to issue both boarding passes and check bags through to Asiana. The fastest way from T7 to the International Terminal is just to walk. It's not difficult, you just exit T7, turn left, and walk for about 10 minutes and you come to the International terminal. You will have to go through security again when you get to the International Terminal.


  • 45 minutes connexion time enough?
    Nov 28, 2015
    I am flying from Montreal to Los Angeles and will have 45 minutes between flights to Honolulu. Both flights are United. Can I make it in the time?


    United doesn't fly from Montreal to Los Angeles, so if that flight is nonstop it will be operated by Air Canada. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs, but because it is operated by Air Canada you will arrive in Terminal 2 and have to go to Terminal 7 and through security for your flight to Honolulu. It's possible but very difficult to make this connection unless your flight from Montreal arrives early.


    Thank you!!!!


  • Air New Zealand to Southwest Terminal Connection Time
    Nov 27, 2015
    I'm a US citizen arriving to LAX from Auckland at 10:45 am on Monday, March 7. My next flight is from LAX to STL via Southwest at 1:10 pm. Will I have enough time to clear customs, get to Terminal 1, and then check in at Southwest and clear security before the flight leaves?


    That should be enough time as long as your flight from Auckland is on-time.


  • Connecting in La
    Nov 26, 2015
    Hi ! I will arrive at 7.15 am from Auckland with Air New Zealand. Next flight is with Air Canada , Terminal 2. Layover 4.20 hours. Same reservation. Will I need to pick up my bags ? Will i need to clear custom ? Enough time ? Thank you.


    Yes, you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, follow signs for connecting passengers, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then exit the international terminal and walk to your left (against the flow of vehicle traffic), the second building you come to will be Terminal 2 where you will go through security and to your departure gate. You will go through Canadian immigration and customs when you get to Canada. You have plenty of time.


  • Time Problem
    Nov 25, 2015
    I am arriving at LAX from Peru at 750 am and have to take a flight to Salt Lake City in Delta at 1025, I wanted to know if the time was enough for me to get to my checkin and gate without a problem, thanks alot


    That should be just about enough time, even if your tickets are on two separate reservations. Note that if you have two separate reservations you will have to take your bags with you to Terminal 5 to re-check them with Delta.


    Nov 25, 2015
    Hi! I am arriving at LAX from HK then on to YVR (Vancouver, BC) vis SEA. Do I clear customs in LAX? How long would this take if I arrive at 7:40am? Thanks!


    Yes when you arrive in LAX you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs and have to recheck your bags then go to your departure terminal and through security. The immigration and customs process takes about an hour.


  • Terminal B to Terminal 7 - how and how long please
    Nov 25, 2015
    I just wanted to check please how AND how long it takes approximately to transfer from Terminal B to Terminal 7 (United, Mexico) allowing for security / customs / etc ? Thanks kindly.


    I recommend at least 2.5 hours.


  • YVR - LAX - FIJI - can I make it?
    Nov 25, 2015
    Landing at LAX from Vancouver on November 29 (Turkey madness time) we have just under 3 hours to get to different terminal and head to Fiji. Is this possible, or are we screwed?


    Yes that should be enough time. You will preclear US immigration and customs in Vancouver.


    That's plenty of time. I'm not sure if your flight from Vancouver will fly into Bradley international terminal at LAX or into a domestic terminal. You will certainly be flying out of Bradley. It's between terminals 3 and 4 and easily walkable from either of those in 5 minutes. There are airport shuttles that circle around quite frequently. If you get lucky and fly into Bradley, then it should be trivial to connect to your outbound flight. Good luck.


    No flights from Vancouver arrive into the Bradley terminal.


  • Do I Have A Long Enough Layover
    Nov 24, 2015
    I fly into LAX on Wed. Jan. 6th on United Airlines at 9:40am. I then have a flight with China Southern (heading on the CN) that is scheduled to depart at 11:40am. I have a checked bag from the United flight that I will have to retrieve before heading onto TBIT and going through security there. Is this enough time or do I need to change my flight?


    It's enough time if everything goes smoothly but leaves little time to spare if your United flight is delayed.


  • Veryshort lay over
    Nov 24, 2015
    is this enough time? arriving LAX at 6:20. Departing LAX to HNL at 6:55pm


    What airlines are you flying? Are your tickets purchased on the same reservation? I can't answer your question without that information.


    flying Delta; same reservation


    All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time as long as your first flight arrives on-time.


  • 1h50m from T5 to TBIT on Thanksgiving Wednesday night?
    Dec 1, 2015
    Is it possible? Flying SFO-LAX-LIM on separate tickets, arriving in T5 (Delta).. Will there be lot of traffic during that time? 9:30PM-11:30PM Wednesday night before Thanksgiving...


    Forgot to mention, they are separate tickets...


    You should have enough time. The TBIT probably won't be too crowded that day as Thanksgiving isn't big for International Travel.


    I am flying UA to lax arriving 7:22am n going HAwaiian (term 2) leaving 8:35 am need to check in 2 bags is that enough time ??


  • How much time do we need?
    Nov 22, 2015
    We have a 58 minute layover Iin LAX on a flight going on to YVR from MIA, all on AA. Will we have enough time?? Is the connecting flight nearby.


    Second flight is run my Compass as American Eagle. Do we switch terminals, will effect the 58 minute mad dash.


    AA uses Terminal 4, 6, and has a remote terminal. I believe you will have to take the shuttle bus to the remote terminal for your flight to Vancouver. The shuttle is inside security. You have enough time if your flight from Miami is on-time.


  • UA internatl -domestic transit
    Nov 22, 2015
    MEL-LAX-ORD, both on UA; originally booked with 2h 5 min layover, flights now 're-timed' with 1 h 45 layover only. Past experience, several years ago, suggests that this may not be long enough, but I hear TBIT has improved ... ? enough


    It's possible. The TBIT has improved quite a bit. Also since you'll be arriving in the morning you'll have a whole day of frequent LAX-ORD flights on United that you can be rebooked on if you miss your connection.


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