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  • 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.


  • MELB - LAX - MEX CITY transit
    Jan 14, 2016
    Hi, I'll be flying from MEL to LAX with Qantas arriving 06:35. My next flight will then be LAX to MEX CITY with AA at 09:45. The 2 flights are on 2 different tickets. Can you confirm if 3hr10mins is sufficient time to transit?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will probably have to transfer your bags yourself to Terminal 4 to re-check with American. Terminal 4, where your American flight depart is right next to the International Terminal where you will arrive.


    Hi, change of plans, hoping you can shed some light on the transit times. It looks like i'll be flying MEL to LAX with Qantas arriving 06:35. My next flight will then be LAX to MEX CITY with Aeromexico at 09:15 the same day. The flights are on 2 separate different tickets. Will 2hrs40mins be enough time to get between the two flights including transferring my bags and rechecking in?


  • fiji to london
    Dec 11, 2015
    Hi I am flying from Fiji to London next week and connecting through LAX. It is a connecting flight but changing airlines from BA to Qantas. Do you have to collect luggage and check it in again? Also have 2hours 30mins for connection and wondering is this enough time? Thank you


    British Airways does not fly from Fiji to LAX and Qantas does not fly from LAX to London. Your flight from Fiji will be on Fiji Airways. I don't know what airline your flight to London is on, but I'll assume it's British Airways. Yes, when you arrive in the International Terminal you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, if your bags are tagged through to LHR you can then re-check them at the re-check desk, then get your London boarding pass and go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • Arriving from Mexico, flying to Manila
    Dec 10, 2015
    Hello. I will be arriving on an American Airlines flight from Mexico City at 6:50pm and departing to Manila on a Philippine Airlines flight at 9:10pm on January 1. I have never been in the LAX international airport before. Will 2hr and 20mins be enough time for my connection?


    That should be just enough time. Once you clear customs you will have to hurry to the International Terminal (it's right next to Terminal 4 where you will arrive) to check-in with Philippine Airlines and then go through security.


    Thank you very much for your prompt response ZAP!


  • Will I have enough time to catch my connection
    Dec 10, 2015
    Hi all, I have been scheduled on a domestic Delta flight that gets into LAX on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 9:30pm. My connection is I'm assuming in the International terminal, Delta flight to Australia leaving at 10:38pm. Will I have enough time to make my connection? I am worried that I won't have enough time to go from the Domestic to the International Terminal. Please advise and thanks!


    All Delta flights use Terminal 5 and 6, even international ones. All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All Delta gates are connected inside security. You have enough time. If your flight is actually a codeshare operated by Virgin Australia, then you will have to go to the International Terminal. It will say "Operated by Virgin Australia" on your reservation if that's the case.


    Thank you so much for your answer ZAP. This takes all my stress away. Now I can relax! Best wishes.


    I just read your post more carefully and my flight IS a codeshare operated by Virgen Australia through Delta. So I will have to go to the International terminal from the Domestic. Will I have enough time?


    Yes, you should still have enough time if your Delta flight is on-time. You will exit Terminal 5, go to your left, the second building you come to will be the International Terminal, it's big and obvious. Go inside and go through security. This is assuming Delta is able to issue your Virgin Australia boarding pass at your origin, which they should be able to.


    Thank you, once again.


  • Terminal 6 to Tom Bradley INTL Terminal
    Dec 9, 2015
    I have a traveler flying into Terminal 6 arriving 9:40pm (Alaska) Departs Terminal Tom Bradly Intl 11:20pm (Qantas) to Brisbane Australia. Will he have time to go from one terminal to the other, go through customs, and catch his flight on time?


    There is no US Customs when exiting the US. If both of your tickets are on the same reservation and your bags are tagged through to Brisbane, you just have to go from T6 to the International, get your Qantas boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security. You should have enough time in that case.


  • arriving from Sydney and flying to Denver
    Dec 8, 2015
    Hi, my daughter will be arriving in LA from Sydney at 6.20am on Qantas and she will then be getting a connecting flight to Denver via Southwest at 9.00am. Will she have to get her bags at the International terminal and take them and check-in at Southwest or can she somehow check them in at the international terminal?


    She will have to take them with her to terminal 1. Southwest doesn't interline bags with other airlines.


  • Terminal B to Terminal 6
    Dec 8, 2015
    I am coming from London via British Airways at 13:55 (Terminal B) and have a connecting American Airlines flight at 16:20 (Terminal 6). I have a couple of questions: 1) Whether it's enough time to change terminal. 2) Process of Immigration and re-checking of luggage?


    Assuming all your tickets were purchased on the same reservation, you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, follow signs for connecting passengers, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go outside the International terminal and walk to your right. American Airlines flights can depart from Terminal 4 or 6, most of them depart from 4, but if you confirm online that your flight is leaving from 6, you will walk for about 5-10 minutes to your right (with the flow of vehicle traffic), go in T6, through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


    Thanks ZAP.. You are awesome.. I read your comment in an earlier post.. It helped a lot.


  • Stroller for layover?
    Dec 7, 2015
    We're travelling on Air NZ via LAX to London. Will I be able to have my stroller for my child during transit at LAX?


    Yes, if you gate check it they should bring it to the gate in LAX.


  • Connect from Alaska 6 to American 4?
    Dec 7, 2015
    Is there a tunnel that connects these two now? I know the map doesn't show it but someone said there actually is. Any updated info? Trying to make a tight connection today.


    Yes, there is, it connects 4, 5, and 6 underground inside security.


  • southwest to Alaska terminals
    Dec 7, 2015
    I'm arriving on Southwest at 5:30 pm and departing from Alaska at 8:30 pm. I'm traveling with a youngster and checked luggage. What is the fastest route to terminal 6 from terminal 1?


    The fastest route is to walk, straight across the airport across the parking garages in the middle.


    Thank you! Flight delayed 2 hours so it has cut our time in half. I appreciate the advice!


  • Tranferring and down time
    Dec 10, 2015
    I am flying in from Sydney arriving at LAX at 6.25 am. I arrive on Qantas, then have a United flight to Cancun at 9.30am. Am I able to leave the airport to meet someone? Can I meet a local at the airport itself for breakfast? Do I have to collect and re-check my baggage, or is that done automatically? I am on an ESTA waiver and a New Zealand citizen....can I exit the airport?


    You will be outside security after you clear customs. If you purchased two separate itineraries 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 journey in Los Angeles, then exit the International terminal (you could meet your friend here), then walk to your right (with the flow of vehicle traffic), then walk for 10-15 minutes until you get to Terminal 7 where you will re-check your bags with United and go through security. You should have enough time if your flight from Sydney is on-time.


    What if it was all part of one itinerary? Thanks Heaps


    If flights are on one reservation then you can recheck your bags at the recheck desk after customs in the international terminal


  • 1hr 10 min Cnx
    Jun 23, 2016
    Hello I've never been to Lax airport but I have a flight arriving lax 7:20 am on united then I have to recheck my bags with Hawaiian air which is at terminal 2 and the flight departs 8:35am is that enough time ??


    No, that's not realistically enough time. Either don't check a bag or fly in the night before.


    We're flying YVR to LAX with Delta, arriving at 2215 and then on to BNE with Virgin departing at 2350. What are your thoughts on making this connection at LAX?


  • Transfer international to domestic
    Dec 6, 2015
    Hello! We are excited to be traveling with American Airlines into LA, out of Sydney then straight to NY (same ticket) and need to transfer from international to Domestic. Arriving 6:35 and departing 9:00. Will we have enough time? We will be traveling with a 12m old and are a little concerned about the transit. Thanks!!


    That's 6:30am to 9:00am!


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs re-check your bags at the re-check desk immediately after, then go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thank you! A huge weight off our mind. Btw great site, great service!


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