Los Angeles (LAX) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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We're arriving from London Gatwick at 5:05 on a Sunday and taking a separate (not connected) flight to Portland. I'm assuming we'd have to clear customs before rechecking our bagged for the second flight. My question is how long should I allow? I need to book the second leg and wanted to leave enough buffer time for customs and security.
I would want at least 3 hours between flights.
Awesome, that's what I was thinking, but I've never gone through customs. Thanks for the response!!
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I will be arriving from Australia at 0615 am and need to jump onto an AA flight to Miami which departs at 0900. I have checked baggage.. Will there be enough time to make the flight!? Thanks in advance
Yes, that should be enough time.
hi we are flying into LAX from New Orleans (stopover Houston) landing at 1451hrs terminal 7 then connecting to Hawaiian air dep terminal 2 at 1705hrs - not sure if can check luggage all the way through - will we have enough time?
That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Does anyone know if there is a separate security line for premium economy/business class passengers at LAX international terminal like there is at JFK and some other airports around the world ? I know the regular security line there can be a nightmare!
As far as I know in the International Terminal there is not, or at least I don't recall one.
landing at 8.24pm on AA from las vegas, leaving on Emirates at 10.30pm, will only have carry on luggage, is two hours adequate,
Yes, that is possible, especially if you are able to check in online for your Emirates flight then you can go directly to your Emirates departure gate via the new connector building.
Thank you, on line check in is possible, but not mobile boarding pass,
Hi,
I am arriving on Southwest to Terminal 1 at 1:40 PM next Sunday. I will be departing on Air China from Terminal B (international terminal) at 2:20 PM. I will have already printed off my boarding pass and will only have carry on luggage so I will not need to check in luggage at the counter. Will I have enough time? I can run if I need to. ;)
I hope your Southwest flight arrives early. That's a very difficult connection and you will have to run.
Yeahh, i decided to be a little realistic and book an earlier flight. :) Thanks for the quick response.
Hi, just about to purchase a Melbourne, Australia - Cancun, Mexico flight. LAX arrival is 06:35am with flight to Cancun leaving at 08:50AM - is this enough time to clear immigration, pick up luggage & get to whatever terminal I need to get to?
thanks :)
What airlines are you flying? If both tickets are on the same reservation it should be just enough time.
Delta booked with a connection time of 35 minutes from one Delta flight to another. Is this doable or should I request a schedule change?
Yes, that's possible but doesn't leave a lot of time to spare if the flight from Seattle is delayed at all.
Flying Phoenix to LAX on American and then China Airlines from the international terminal to Singapore.My question is can I use the tunnel from terminal 4 to the international terminal if I don't have my boarding pass from China Airlines. China Airlines requires picking up the boarding pass at their ticket counter.Although I realize I will need to go through security once again at the international terminal,it would still be quicker to go through the tunnel to get there rather than going outside and walking to the international terminal.
It wouldn't really be much quicker to go through the connector building, but you could do it.
HI, we have reservations books on 2 separated itineraries. The international flight on Cathay Pacific arrives in LAX at 1:05pm. We will need to pick up our luggage and clear custom to catch a Southwest flight at 5:40pm to SJC, CA. Will this be enough time to make our connection? Thanks in advance!
Yes, that should be enough time.