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  • Running
    Feb 29, 2016
    Arriving at Term 1 and departing Term 7 an hour later. No checked bags and TSA Pre....any chance?


    Yes, with pre-check you have a chance as long as you are already checked in for your United flight.


    Walk or shuttle?


    Definitely walk - straight across the parking garages.


  • BNA>LAX>Narita
    Feb 29, 2016
    Hey there. Departing Nashville BNA at 9:30 am on Southwest, arriving LAX (terminal 1) at 12:10 pm. Singapore Airlines direct flight to Tokyo leaves from TB international terminal at 3:20 pm. I'm assuming we will have to claim our bags and then re-check them, I don't believe Southwest and Singapore have a baggage agreement. Will there be time for this, and what is the fastest way to claim and re-check? 3 hours 10 minutes. Never been through LAX before. Thanks!


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags and re-check them in the International Terminal and yes you should have enough time. The fastest way between terminals is to walk, but there is also a bus on the lower level if you have trouble carrying your bags that far.


    Thank you so much for the reply!


    Feb 29, 2016
    Arriving from Brisbane at 0600 and departing at 0800 on AA Terminal 4. This is what Qantas booked for our party of 3, is this 2 hour time frame enough to make connecting flight.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Should I avoid having any checked bags?
    Feb 28, 2016
    Flying into LAX from Vancouver Canada via Delta (terminal 5) Arrive 9:40 am. Depart to Puerta Vallarta at 10:25 am via Delta (should be same terminal. Should I avoid having any checked bags? How close a connection is this? Any advice?


    This should be fine as long as your first flight is on-time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver.


    Thanks for your reply. I was wondering about Customs!


  • LAX-MEL Connection
    Feb 28, 2016
    Travelling today with United Airlines on the same reservation from Seattle to LA and then from LA to Melbourne. Flight from Seattle reaches LA at 9:25 pm and then the next flight from LA to Mel is at 10:40pm. Will need to transfer from Terminal 8 to Terminal 7. Question is will I have to collect my checked in bag and redo security again at LA airport before boarding the flight to MEL. Is 1 hour 15 min enough to get from Terminal 8 to Terminal 7 for catching an international flight? Thanks heaps.


    No, you don't have to do anything with your bag or go through security. Just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Please advise.
    Feb 28, 2016
    Hi there, I'm arriving at 6:52pm on an Alaska Airlines flight Operated by American Airlines from DFW, and departing to Auckland on an Air New Zealand flight at 9pm. I'm just wondering the easiest way to get to the Air New Zealand terminal assuming my bags check through. Thanks!


    The walkway from T4 where you arrive to the International Terminal where you departed just opened. Just follow signs to the International Terminal.


  • Connecting flights
    Feb 27, 2016
    I arrive on Hawaiian at 11:55pm and have a connecting on American at !:00am. No bags, do I have sufficient time to make it, should I catch a shuttle? I have a 9 yr old and a 14 yr old w/me.


    It will be very difficult. Yes, you could take the shuttle or run, but it's a long run. You will have to check in for your american flight online before you leave Hawaii.


  • Is 3 hours enough time to catch my connecting flight
    Feb 26, 2016
    My flight on Hawaiian Airlines lands at 5:15am at terminal 2 and I have an 8:10am connecting flight with Southwest Airlines at terminal 1. Am I going to have enough time to unboard, get my baggage from baggage claim, get to other terminal and through security lines in time to get on my connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • Too close?
    Feb 25, 2016
    Leaving SLC to LAX on DL arriving at 9:35pm. Leaving LAX on CZ to Bangkok at 10:30? Is this impossible? No checked luggage


    Purchased CZ tickets separately.


    I would say it's pretty close to impossible, even without checked bags. It might be possible if your flight is in April or later so you won't have to go through security again in the International Terminal (there will be a secure connector between T4 and the International Terminal and there is a tunnel between T5 where you will arrive and T4) and if you are able to check in online for your China Southern flight, then maybe you'd have a chance, but that's a lot of ifs.


    Thank you! Kind of figured I was in trouble. Want to get to Thailand so just sucked it up and changed our flights. Thanks for your information!


  • Connections
    Feb 25, 2016
    From YYC- LAX- Narita Tokyo. Arriving in LAX 9:04 term 2 going to term 7 is 2 hours enough to claim baggage and going to terminal 7 for the departure 11:50 the same day?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. If both tickets are on the same reservation your bags will be transferred for you.


  • Connection time
    Feb 26, 2016
    Hi there. We are arriving on Southwest flight from PHX on a Tuesday at 745pm, and scheduled to fly out of international terminal for Qantas flight at 1015pm. We will have to recheck bags with Qantas. Will this be enough time? Is the baggage claim for SW flight in terminal 1? THANKS!!!


    Yes, the Southwest baggage claim is in Terminal 1. You have enough time as long as your Southwest flight is on-time and your bags come out reasonably quickly.


    Yeah - didn't realize Qantas needs your bag 90min prior to flight. We may need to run. THANKS!!!


    SH - I am on the same flight and also coming from Phx. I changed to the American flight departing PHX at 5:20pm and arriving at T6, using the Qantas website. Because AA and Qantas are 'partners', the bags are checked thru from PHX. Usually I fly SW but gave it a miss this time. Cheers.


  • Quick Layover - Landing from Bangkok and leaving on Southwest. Help!
    Feb 24, 2016
    I am landing on an Air China flight at 9 am on a Sunday at LAX on 5/1/16. My outgoing flight is at 11:45 am on the same day via a Southwest flight. Given that I will have to pick up my bags and go through customs plus change terminals, will that be enough time to make it or should I allow more time given that it's a Sunday and there is more travel? Any input would really be appreciated. Thank you in advance!


    That connection is barely possible if the Air China flight is on-time.


    Thank you for the response!


  • Can I Make it?! Quick layover with flights booked on different tickets
    Feb 24, 2016
    I am flying on Southwest from Dallas to LAX in late April 2016 on a flight landing at 10:05 am in the Southwest terminal. I have a flight leaving at 11:40 am on the same day on Air China to Bangkok. I booked these flights on different tickets. Several questions: 1.Will I have enough time to make the flight connection? 2. Do I have to claim my bags at the Southwest terminal and re-check them at the international terminal since I purchased the flights on different tickets? I've assumed that I don't have to go through Customs or anything of that sort since I am just flying out of the US. I am concerned mostly due to the fact that I purchased the flights on different tickets. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance :)


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags from Southwest and take them to the International Terminal to re-check. This is a very very difficult connection, bordering on impossible. Southwest does not transfer bags to or from any other airlines.


    Thank you!


    Feb 23, 2016
    I was lucky enough to get a flight from Miami to Los Angeles and then from Los Angeles to Bangkok. Here's my question my flight from Miami to Los Angeles lands at 10:09 a.m., my flight from Los Angeles to Bangkok takes off at 10:45 a.m. Do I have enough time and yes I have checked luggage as well as carry on of a 2 POUND dog. Yes it is all on the same reservation, and it is all with Delta Airlines all the way through. I need to know well I have to pick my luggage from baggage claim and recheck, will i have to go through security agin for the connected flight,and I also need to know if I'll have time to sprint to the gate and catch the flight. Please help


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. If both flights are on Delta then all you have to do in Los Angeles is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if your flight from Miami is on-time.


  • LAX to Vancouver
    Feb 23, 2016
    I'm looking at taking a flight that goes from Atlanta to LAX then to Vancouver. It has a 1 hr 33 min layover. Is this enough time to get from one gate to another. Will I have to do anything special since I'm going outside the US besides showing passport during eheckin.


    Assuming both flights are on the same reservation, no, you don't have to do anything special.


    So no issues with the layover time, correct. Both flights are with Delta, no changing airlines.


    Correct, all you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


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