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  • Terminal 1 to International
    Feb 10, 2016
    Hi, I'm arriving around 10am to terminal 1 (southwest) and need to get to International terminal - flight is at 4:10 - what is the easiest/quickest way to get there? Looks like a long way - would it make sense to see if Etihad chauffeur could pick me up? Should I try to not check my bag? would that help? Or find an earlier flight?


    I doubt Etihad chauffeur would pick you up. You have plenty of time. You can take the shuttle or walk.


    thank you!


  • How long does it take
    Feb 9, 2016
    I am flying from Amsterdam to Maui with a connection in LAX for 3 hours. Is this time enough to go through customes and claim luggage then check in for the domestic flight ?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Non connected international flight
    Feb 9, 2016
    Hi, im flying from Sydney to LAX arriving at 0630am, Tom Bradley Terminal with Virgin Airlines. We have another flight with United Airlines which was 1000am, but pushed forward to 0930am. Not sure what terminal, but we will have to collect our bags and then check them with United staff. Do we have to clear customs and be readmitted? Is United Airlines miles away from Virgin Terminal? Is 3hrs enough? I thought 3.5 hrs would be enough but now United have done this which makes it a worry.


    You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then follow the signs for passengers ending their trip in LA (NOT connecting passengers). Exit the international terminal and walk to your right. It's about a quarter mile to Terminal 7 where you will re-check your bags with United, go through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    So our trip ends in LA and im guessing less clearances and checks? Seems strange that we dont go through the connecting passengers aisle.


    It depends on if you are ticketed all the way through to your final destination. You can confirm that at Check-In in Sydney as they will either check your bags through to LAX or through to your final destination. If you are only checked through to LAX then you will have to do as Mat mentioned above. If you are checked all the way through then you can go through the connecting passengers line.


    We booked our flights separately with separate airlines. So i guess we wont be connecting passengers aisle but as Zap says, passengers ending trip in LA. As long as we can land at 630am and make our other flight on United at 930am ill be happy


  • GDL-LA-Hong Kong
    Feb 8, 2016
    Hi, I am flying in from GDL (Alaska Airlines). The flight lands on Terminal 7. I understand that I have to clear immigration and customs and re-check. Would re-check happen on terminal B ? I have about 2 hours. I understand that there is a shuttle bus between 7 and B. Thanks


    You will arrive in Terminal 6. What airline are you flying to Hong Kong? Were all tickets purchased on the same reservation? If your bags are checked through to Hong Kong then you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk right after customs in T6, then I suggest walking to the International Terminal, the bus is very slow. When you get there you will have to go through security.


    Thanks. I am flying Cathay Pacific. All tickets were booked together.


  • Terminal 8 to terminal B
    Feb 8, 2016
    What's the best way to get from terminal 8 to terminal b? I'm flying into LAX domestically, and have about three hours to connect to my international flight. My luggage should be checked in through to my final destination.


    Yes, that should be enough time, but just to confirm, what airlines are you flying?


    I'm flying with United and Asiana, but it's all booked under Asiana. I definitely have enough time, but want to know what's the best way to get from terminal 8 to B. Do I need to go outside and through security again?


    There is no way to get between 7/8 and the International Terminal inside security. There is a shuttle bus on the lower level or you can walk.


  • Connecting between Terminal 6 and Terminal B
    Feb 7, 2016
    I'm connecting to Air New Zealand from Alaska Air. It looks like I have to exit the Terminal, then go through security again at Terminal B. Is that correct?


    Yes, that is correct.


  • Flying from Auckland to LAX to JFK only 100 minutes layover
    Feb 7, 2016
    My flight from Auckland is American Airlines that lands at Terminal 4. I will have checked bags, but the weird thing is my connecting flight to JFK is Qantas and leaves from TBIT. Since my flight is international, will there be a customs department in Terminal 4? and will my checked luggage be transferred to TBIT onto my next flight or will I have to collect and recheck it through. Both tickets were purchased together and from Qantas (since Qantas is partnered with AA). Since I only have 100 minutes, will I be able to make it to my next flight?


    You will have to claim your bags to go through US customs. You may arrive in the International terminal. Your flight to JFK may be operated by AA. I don't think Qantas can carry passengers on their JFK flight that didn't arrive at LAX on Qantas.


  • Flying in on international flight to another terminal
    Feb 7, 2016
    Hello! I am flying in on an international flight from London Heathrow that lands at 6:55 pm. I'm a US citizen so I'm thinking that will make the process coming back through customs quicker. Would I be able to make a flight that departs at 8:50pm on Southwest (Terminal 1, I believe)? Thanks!


    What airline are you flying to LAX? Will you have checked bags?


    I'm flying on air New Zealand to LAX. And I will be checking in one bag!


    No, I don't think that would be possible.


  • United to Southwest
    Feb 7, 2016
    I will be arriving international terminal on United, and transfer to Southwest. Can I check in my luggage at the re-check desk after customs, or I have to carry them to Southwest terminal to check in? Thanks.


    You will have to take your bags to Southwest in Terminal 1 to re-check them. Also, note that the only United flights that arrive in the International Terminal are the ones from Australia. All their other International flights arrive in Terminal 7.


    Thank you. I am glad I asked. That would make my life a little easier since Terminal 1 is just cross street from Terminal 7. I have about 2 hours in between flights, and am debating whether I can check bags, or just do carry-on.


  • Time to connect with flight
    Feb 6, 2016
    I will be arriving from Australia At LAX at 6:30 am. Would I have time to make a domestic flight Southwest Airlines at 8:30 am?


    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. With checked bags, I wouldn't try it.


  • 59 Minute Layover??
    Feb 6, 2016
    I am flying American from Nashville to LAX and then on to Honolulu with a 59 minute layover. Since it is the same airline, can i assume the gates would be relatively close together and (provided our Nashville flight is on time) that making the connection would not be a problem? Thanks!!


    Yes, you should have enough time. Most AA gates at LAX are connected inside security.


  • Transfer between Terminal
    Feb 5, 2016
    I need to walk from the International Terminal to the check in area at Terminal 5. What direction signs should I be looking for, and is the departure area on a different level? Help!!!


    You will walk to your right as you exit the International Terminal (with the flow of vehicle traffic). Departures are on the upper level - there are many escalators along the sidewalk connecting the upper level to the lower level. Terminal 5 will be the second building you come ti.


  • Lufthansa to SW
    Feb 4, 2016
    We will be arriving into LAX on LH at 12:50pm. Would we have enough time to connect to a SW flight at 2:55pm? We will be checking bags.


    I wouldn't say it's categorically impossible, but I wouldn't try it. I'd want to have at least 3 hours.


  • Domestic to International
    Feb 4, 2016
    Hello, my husband and I are arriving from SFO to LAX at 8am on Virgin America to then catch a 10:25am flight to Cancun on Virgin as well. These were booked on seperate reservations therefore I believe i will need to recheck my checked bag and go through security once again. We both have global entry so I am hoping that gives us enough time to make our connection. Is this enough time?


    It should be enough time. However, you may be able to call Virgin America or show the second confirmation to the agent in SFO to have the two reservations joined together and your bags checked through to Cancun. It's worth a shot.


  • Southwest to Philippine Airlines
    Feb 4, 2016
    we are traveling Saturday 6/18. Our Southwest flight gets in to LAX at 5:50 PM and the Philippine Airlines flight leaves at 9:30 PM. Is that enough time? 2 adults 2 kids and one is a Philippines citizen. How much time should be allowed to go the other way from Philippines airline to Southwest. Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. Leave 3 or 4 hours going the other way too.


    Thanks for the information. Our returning flight is on 7/9 6:35 PM from the Philippines and SW flight is at 8. Is it doable at all.


    No, that would be pretty much impossible. If there's no later flight on Southwest to your destination, plan on spending the night in LA and change your flight to the next morning.


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