Los Angeles (LAX) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

Got a tip about LAX airport? You've come to the right place for help on getting to, through, and between Los Angeles airport. Share your experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Topic Discussion

I am arriving from Sydney at TBIT Mon 6.30am and need to be on a flight from Term 2 to Canada with checked in luggage departing 8.35am . will i have enough time.
If both flights are on one reservation, you have enough time. If they are in separate reservations, you will probably be short of time. If there are separate reservations, I recommend not booking this itinerary as you will have to pay out of pocket for a new flight to Canada if you miss it in LAX.
Can a US citizen arriving on China Air at 9:20 pm with no checked baggage make an American Airlines departure at 10:40 from T4?
That is not possible. You need at least 2.5 hours to be safe at LAX, to pull off this connection. You will have to go through customs and immigration, walk to Terminal 4, check your bags with American, and go through security. A 1h20m connection is impossible.
I'll be taking a flight via PAL from Manila to LAX and AA going to BNA. Ill be arriving by 7.30pm and my next flight is 10.25pm. Will this be enough time?

What is also the procedure in LAX? Do i need to get my baggage and go thru immigration and re-check in my luggage?
Btw this is on the same ticket reservation and will arrive in TBIT.
You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go outside, walk to Terminal 4 or Terminal 6 where your flight will depart (check the monitors or AA.com) and then go thorough security. You have enough time.
Is terminal 6 near? Is it better to walk or take the shuttle?
There is no shuttle outside of security. You will have to walk. It's not too far.
There is a shuttle outside security but it is slow and gets stuck in traffic. It's best to walk.
On Oct 1,I will arrive at LAX at 6 am on Quantas from Brisbane, AU I will depart LAX on American Airlines to DFW at 8:20 am. Will I have to board the bus in order to get to the American Airlines gate? Will this be enough time for customs and getting to American's gate?
You do not have to take a bus. Your flight to DFW will depart from Terminal 4 which is right next to the International Terminal where you arrive. You should have enough time.
Thanks! I have hated that bus system! Will I have to take my luggage to Terminal 4 or can I check it just after Customs?
If both flights are on the same reservation then you can re-check your bags in the TBIT right after customs.
Yes both flights will be on the same reservation. Thanks so much for answering questions, so glad I found this forum! I had read that they have redone TBIT since I've been there in April 2014 but still had some questions. I appreciate it.
Is 40 minutes enough time to change planes at LAX? Both flights are on Delta. What about checked baggage - is there enough time for it to be transferred from one flight to the next?
You and your baggage can make your flight, assuming your that they're both domestic and your first flight is on time.
I'm arriving at LAX in early Nov. at 10:45am on Southwest airlines. I then have to connect to an international flight leaving at 12:30pm for Tokyo on ANA airlines.
I would have to claim my baggage, check in with ANA and check my bags, then go through security again and make it to my international gate.

is 1 hour 45 minutes enough time for this?
I do not advise taking this flight. You will have to walk your bags from Terminal 1 to the BIT, the check in at ANA. Safely, you should allow for two and a half hours.
Arriving on Delta from Sydney at 7.15 am on a Monday morning. Connection to NYC, with Delta (same terminal as far as I know ) at 8.45am. Please advise if this is not enough time to get through the process . Many thanks for your assistance.
Since it is so early in the morning, the lines for customs will not be incredibly long. However, the line for security will be. I do not advise that you take this flight. However, if you do miss your flight, Delta will pay for a ticket on the next flight to New York. In this situation, I recommend 1h50m-2 hours at least.
It will NOT be in the same terminal. You will arrive in the International Terminal and depart from Terminal 5. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Hi arriving on Qantas flight at 9am terminal B and departing from terminal 2 at 11.45 to Montreal on Canadian. single ticket. do we need to clear customs? Is this enough time? Bags?
Air Canada does not have a partnership with Qantas, so your bags will not be checked through. Upon landing, you will go through customs, claim your bags, go through immigration, walk from the Bradley Int'l Terminal to Terminal 2, check your bags with Air Canada, and go through security. This is barely enough time, but you're cutting it very close.
ANDY is incorrect, Air Canada and Qantas do have an interline agreement. However, the steps are the same other than that you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk in the TBIT. You should have enough time.
flying to and from Vancouver with Air Canada, which terminal will we depart and then arrive in..
All Air Canada flights use Terminal 2 at LAX.
Hello, I have arrival at LAX International Terminal on Korean Air 15:10, connecting on American/American Eagle 18:20. Tickets are on same reservation. My question is after I claim my bag and re-check at American Airlines re-check desk at end of customs, I go to Terminal 6, get boarding pass from American, but where to after? From where in terminal 6 is the shuttle bus that goes to the American Eagle remote terminal? Also, are all American Eagle flights those small planes where you have to "pink-tag" your roller carryon bag upon boarding? Thank you
Since they are on the same reservation you should be able to drop your bags at the re-check desk in the International Terminal. The shuttle leaves from gate 60. American Eagle flights on E-175's don't require a "pink tag" for most carry-ons, but ones on E-145's and CRJ's do.