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  • Walk time between terminal 5 and terminal 3
    Dec 23, 2015
    Arrive terminal 5 at 8:15 PM and depart terminal 3 at 9:45. Considering how busy the airport is and having to clear security how long does it take to walk and is there time to make this connections


    What airline are you flying from Terminal 3? Do you have checked bags?


    I have check bag and on carry on. Flying in on Delta Connect and flying out on Virgin Australia


    The Virgin Australia check in desk is in Terminal 3 but their flights actually depart from the International Terminal. if your bags are checked through to Australia and you have your Virgin Australia boarding pass you can proceed directly to the International Terminal, through security, and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • If have enough time
    Dec 22, 2015
    Arriving on AA 2489 from DFW to LAX today, dec 22. Do have enough time to catch my PAL 103 fight at 910p. Luggages are checked through. I did check in online for PAL and print my boarding pass. Never been to LAX. Not sure of wait times and processes. Help.


    AA2489 is currently delayed to arrive at 9:14 PM so you will probably miss your connection. Even if it was on-time it would've been difficult.


  • Arriving at T8 - Flying out of TBIT
    Dec 22, 2015
    I am arriving at T8 at 11 AM on Dec 23rd (United) I am flying out of TBIT at 12:50 PM (LAN) United and LAN are partner airlines and I will have my boarding pass. I have no checkin bags. My questions are: Is that enough time to walk from T8-TBIT Do I have to go through airport security again at TBIT? CAn I use my TSA Precheck at the international terminal Do I have to go through immigration I am concerned that is not enough time with the Xmas rush. Thanks Rohan


    Yes, that should be enough time. LAN is not a Precheck participating airline so you won't be able to use it in the TBIT.


  • T4 to TB in 2hrs
    Dec 21, 2015
    I will be arriving at LAX Terminal 4 at 12:50 on AA and depart from Terminal B at 1500 on Saudi Airlines (2:10 hours) without checked baggage, just carry-on. Is this risky or do-able?


    I think that you should have no problem making that as long as your AA flight is on-time and Domestic.


  • terminal 5 to terminal 2 -- 70 minute connection?
    Dec 20, 2015
    My family booked a flight to Honolulu through United, but the ticket has us connecting from a Delta flight that lands at 3:55 PM in terminal 5 to a Hawaiian Air flight that leaves at 5:05 PM from terminal 2. I'm assuming that because it's one ticket, our bags will be checked through, but is this enough time for us to make it? Any tips? We will be pushing our 2 year old in a stroller.


    You probably have enough time to take the shuttle bus if your Delta flight is on-time. That might be faster with the kid. Otherwise it's fastest to walk straight across the parking garages from T5 to T2.


  • Virgin Australia to Virgin America 2hr connection BNE-LAX-EWR
    Dec 20, 2015
    Hello, NZ citizen flying from BNE to EWR via LAX (Mid JAN). Arrive 0630 at TBIT depart 0825 from T3 to EWR on Virgin America. All booked on one ticket via Virgin Australia. I will have 1 checked bag and chose seats as forward as possible on the BNE-LAX leg. I am hoping this is possible as it was a bookable fare what do you think?


    Yes, that should be possible.


  • enough time?
    Dec 18, 2015
    we land from Sydney in terminal 1 at 6.25am and fly to Calgary at 8.45 on westjet teminal 2. Is this enough time? Do we have to redo security or are they in a connected terminal?


    You do not arrive in Terminal 1. No International flights arrive in Terminal 1. You are probably seeing the letter I which stands for International Terminal. Yes, you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. If your bags are tagged through to YYC you will follow the signs for connecting passengers and re-check your bags at the re-check desk. Otherwise you will follow the signs for passengers ending their journey and exit the terminal, walk to your left. The second building you will come to is Terminal 2. You will go inside, check your bags if you didn't already, and then go through security. You barely have enough time.


    You will not arrive in Terminal 1. You will arrive in the International Terminal. You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, walk to Terminal 2 and go through security. If you are traveling on two separate reservations you will have to bring your bags with you to Terminal 2 to re-check and get your Westjet boarding passes.


  • LAX Connection to Fiji
    Dec 17, 2015
    I land on a Qantas flight from JFK at 9:05PM making a connecting flight to Fiji at 11:30PM through Fiji AIrways' codeshare w/ Qantas. Both flights should be in the BIT. I believe I will need to exit to the ticket counter to check in through Fiji Airways then go through security. Is this enough time or am I cutting it close?


    That should be enough time.


  • Transit time
    Dec 17, 2015
    Hi My flight is from Toronto into LAX at 21:05 pm into Terminal 6 on American Airlines. I then leave for Sydney (Aus) at 23:35 pm (that night) with Qantas in Terminal B. I did the same flight coming (just in reverse) and it took almost 2 hours to get through everything (picking up luggage, security etc). I am a bit concerned as the time between the two flights is just over two hours. Will this be enough time? Thank you


    On your way back to Australia all you have to do in LAX is go from your arrival terminal to your departure terminal and go through security. You don't have to do anything with your baggage. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. You have plenty of time.


    Thank you so much for this


  • Arrive Terminal 5, Depart Terminal 2
    Dec 16, 2015
    Hi, I arrive on Delta A/L in Terminal 5 at 0610am and depart Terminal 2 on Air Canda at 11.10 am (so plenty of connection time). How do I get from one terminal to the it easy walking?


    It's not an easy walk, but it's doable, especially if you cut across the parking garages. There is also a shuttle that runs on the lower level. It frequently gets stuck in traffic, which is why I don't recommend it, but as you said, you aren't in any hurry.


  • American Airlines to Air New Zealand
    Dec 14, 2015
    I'll be landing at 8:07 PM presumably at T6 and have an international flight to Sydney departing 10:30 PM from Terminal B. Will I have enough time to travel between terminals, collect luggage, check in for my international flight (hoping I can check in online and deposit bag at baggage drop - does Air NZ have that at LAX?) and go through customs?


    That should be enough time if your American flight is on-time. Also. Air New Zealand doesn't fly from LAX to Sydney. Are you connecting in Auckland? If not then double check your reservation - if your flight is operated by United then you will depart from Terminal 7, not the International Terminal. Also, there is no US Customs when leaving the US.


    Thanks ZAP. Yes, I will be connecting at Auckland.


    OK then, yes, you will have to take your bags to the International Terminal to re-check with Air New Zealand. It's faster to walk than to take the shuttle.


    Ok, great :) thanks for the tip


  • SWA Terminal 1 to Alleigeant Terminal 3
    Dec 14, 2015
    We are scheduled to land at 7:15 a.m. on SWA and depart at 9:30 a.m. on Allegiant Air. WE must claim bags and transfer them to Allegiant. Is there enough time?


    As long as your Southwest flight is on-time that should be enough time. It will be faster to walk to Terminal 3 vs. taking the shuttle.


  • Delta/Virgin transit
    Dec 14, 2015
    I am booked to travel JFK-LAX-SYD on a Delta ticket with a Virgin Australia service from LAX-SYD. Initially I booked a 1hr 50min transit but they have changed the flights and it is now a 1hr15min transit. I am assuming I will have to exit terminal 5, walk to terminal 3 and clear security and immigration? Will I have to collect and recheck my bags? Is there anyway I will make this connection or should I call Delta and try to get an earlier JFK-LAX flight?


    you won't have to do anything with your bags. The Virgin Australia check in desk is in Terminal 3 but their departure gates are actually in the International Terminal. If you already have your virgin australia boarding pass you can go directly to the International Terminal and through security. You can make this connection. However since it was an involuntary schedule change, you can ask for an earlier flight and they should give it to you if you're uncomfortable.


  • Air Canada to Virgin Australia
    Dec 14, 2015
    Hello, I will be landing in LAX (from Calgary) on Air Canada (Terminal2) at 9:13pm. I then have a separate booking on Virgin Australia (international terminal) departing at 11:05pm. *1hr 50 mins between flights* I go though US customs in Calgary, so I should be able to grab my bags and go once I'm in LAX. Will I have enough time to collect my baggage, transfer to the international terminal and check my bags in with Virgin Australia? Also can you please recommend the fastest way to transfer from terminal 2 to the international terminal. Thanks!


    You will have to hurry to Terminal 3 to re-check your bags before the bag cutoff. You should be able to make it as long as your flight from Calgary is on-time. Note that the Virgin Australia check-in desk is in Terminal 3 but their flights actually depart next door in the International Terminal.


    Okay, good to know! Thank you so much. Think I will be better off on the earlier flight from Calgary and having an 8hr stopover, so I don't risk missing the flight to Aus - less stressful. Have a go day!


  • Air Canada to United Airlines Connection
    Dec 14, 2015
    We land at 9:03 pm in LAX (from YYZ) and we depart LAX at 10:40pm (to SYD). Do you think this will be enough time? Is there a short-cut that we can take outside, instead of walking through the parking lot? Do we need to check in luggage again at LAX?


    Sorry, i forgot to add: 1st flight is Air Canada (terminal 2?) and the 2nd flight is united airlines (terminal 7?). According to the LAX map, they seem to be across from each other. Thanks!


    Walking through the parking lot IS the short cut. If both tickets were purchased on the same reservation you don't have to do anything with your bags at LAX as you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. You should have enough time. You will have to go through security in Terminal 7 when you get there, but it should not be too crowded at that time.


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