Los Angeles (LAX) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Is is possible for a 'senior' citizen to wheel one bag and a carry on from term. 1 to term. 8? I see via the map that there are 2 parking lots in between. I'm not sure how big these lots are.
As long as you're a healthy senior citizen and the bag isn't absurdly large or heavy, I think that's possible. note that the entrance to Terminal 8 is actually in Terminal 7.
we'll be arriving from taiwan(eva air) at 3pm & have a connecting flight with southwest airlines at 6:50pm. is that enough time considering customs & immigration?
That should be enough time.
IS THERE A SHUTTLE THAT WE CAN USE TO MOVE OUR LUGGAGES FROM SOUTHWEST AIRLINES TO EVA AIR? THERE'LL BE 9 TRAVELERS INCLUDING AN INFANT & 5 SENIOR CITIZENS WITH MORE THAN 16 LUGGAGES. CAN SKYCAPS HELP US INSTEAD OF SHUTTLE. PLS ADVISE.
No, there are no skycaps in Terminal 1. I suggest packing or renting a cart and pushing the bags to the International Terminal.
I am looking at an itinerary that would fly on Southwest from OAK to LAX landing at 3:15pm then connect with an American flight to Lihue at 5:30pm. Would I have enough time to check bags from OAK, retrieve and recheck with American? Looking to fly during the December holidays when I assume airport will be busier than normal.
That would be just enough time if everything went smoothly. It's a long walk from Terminal 1 to Terminal 4 or 6 where you depart.
That's what I am nervous about but isn't there a bus that transits around to all terminals?
Yes, but it is very slow and gets stuck in traffic.
Thank you very much!
Good Day Helpful Advisor(s),
1) I will be arriving LAX via Qatar Airways at 1.25pm, and will be taking Virgin America to Las Vegas at 3.35pm (approximately 2 hours gap). Is this do-able or should I take a later flight.
2) I need to collect my baggage and re-check in for Virgin America, needn't I?
Thank you very much. Appreciate some feedback.
This is going to be very very close. I reccomend booking a connection of 2h30m+. If it was all one airline, I'd say that you could go with it, and if you miss the flight, the airline will rebook you. However, since it's two different airlines, neither Qatar nor Virgin America would rebook you, meaning you'd have to pay out of pocket. Id say take the later flight.
Thank You Very Much Andy! I will choose a much later flight.
Hi, I'll be travelling to Hawaii, going through LAX as our onward connection to Hawaii. Will I need to recheck into our Hawaii flight or will this be arranged as a transfer (using same airline) . If so, please advise on appropriate connection times required. Thanks
From where are you flying into LAX and with which airlines are you flying?
Hi, I'll be flying in from London Heathrow on British Airways. the onward flight to Oahu was also booked through BA but possibly operated by American Airlines.
In LAX you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, walk to your departure terminal (either 4 or 6, go through security and to your departure gate. At least 2 hours is recommended. Your flight to Hawaii will indeed be operated by American.
thank so much for the help. we have a 4 hour change over and 3 on the way back so fingers crossed that will be sufficient.
what are the choices and best for 2 elderly people
please reply
If you have time then take the shuttle that runs outside security. It's slow but you won't have to carry your bags the whole way then.
I am departing LAX to SYD on Qantas at 10:30 pm. What would be the minimum connection time I should allow arriving from NY? The flights will be on separate tickets. Would American Airlines be the best option as they arrive at Terminal 4?
Yes, American would probably be the best option. I would plan on arriving in LAX by at least 8 PM.
Thanks, will we need to collect checked luggage on arrival at LAX, and re-enter security at TBIT or can luggage be checked through from NY if flights are on separate tickets from New York to LAX on American then from LAX to SYD on Qantas?
Since AA and Sydney are OneWorld partners, the agent in JFK should be able to tag your bags to Sydney if you show your Qantas reservation. However, they are not obligated to.
I'll be flying American into LAX from Arkansas with a 58 minute connection time to fly American to Tokyo. Is this doable?
Yes, you will go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time, as long as your flight from Bentonville/Little Rock is on time.
Hello,

I arrive on a code-shared United/Air New Zealand flight arriving at T7 at 8PM and need to go to TBIT to make a midnight flight. Is this enough time. Not sure if I get a Air New Zealand boarding pass or if I need to check in at LAX at the counter. It was bought as a code share ticket.
United should be able to issue your ANZ boarding pass. You have plenty of time.