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  • Domestic to international connection time
    Feb 22, 2016
    1
    I will be flying into LAX Term 1 on Southwest on Friday, arriving at 2:30 pm. I have a Lufthansa flight to Munich out of TBIT at 5:05 pm. I will have a checked bag on the SWA flight. Will I have time to make this connection?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if your Southwest flight is on-time.

     

  • PDX > LAX > MUC
    Feb 23, 2016
    5
    Hi everyone, I've never flow international or through LAX so I've been pondering whether or not my connection is possible and it looks like I've found the right place to ask! I'm arriving from PDX on a Southwest flight at 4:35pm on a Saturday. I'll be departing on a Norwegian Air flight at 6:00pm. I will only have carry-on baggage. The only other Southwest flight available arrives at 1:00pm and it's double the cost but it would be well worth it if it was the difference between making and missing my international flight. Thanks for the advice!

     

    I should mention that these tickets are on separate reservations...

     

    With Carry-ons only this is possible, but it really depends on the Southwest flight being on-time and you hurrying to the International Terminal. Have you looked at Alaska Airlines flights from Portland instead?

     

    I was just looking at that actually, I was trying to get away with using rewards points to pay for this leg of my trip but as it turns out I could use them on a Delta flight that would get me there at 3:00pm which is much safer so I think I'll probably go that route. I see that they're opening a tunnel to the international terminal around March does that may that it may be possible for me to get from Terminal 5 to the international terminal without going through security again?

     

    Yes, if the T4-TBIT connector is open when you travel you will be able to go to your departure gate without having to go back through security as long as you already have your Norwegian boarding pass.

     

    Hmmm, and it would appear that it isn't possible to do an online checkin with Norwegian out of LAX so I won't have a boarding pass. It was a nice thought... Thanks for your help!

     

  • Vegas-LA-Sydney
    Feb 19, 2016
    1
    I am flying from Vegas to LA with American Airlines landing at 8.13pm. My connecting flight is to Sydney with Qantas at 10.30pm. Is this sufficient time? What immigration/customs/security will I need to clear in this time? Thanks

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time. If all tickets are on the same reservation you just have to walk from Terminal 4 to the International Terminal and go through security (if you are traveling after March you won't even have to go through security as the connector between T4 and the International Terminal will be open). There is no US Customs or Immigration when leaving the US.

     

  • changing from t3 to t5
    Feb 18, 2016
    3
    I need to transfer from t3 to t5, I only have 1h50min since my plane land, do you think it is possibe? I

     

    What airlines are you flying? do you have checked baggage? That is a very odd connection.

     

    I will arrive with jetblue to LA, then I will need to move to t5 to Delta, Im traveling to Shanghai,. I will arrive at 10.30 in terminal 3 am The flight leaves at 12.20 pm in T5. I will need to checking my luggage and also pass security.

     

    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. It would be a lot easier if you can do your trip without a checked bag.

     

  • Getting thru custums
    Feb 18, 2016
    1
    Hi! Arriving from Tokyo at 1:25...trying to make Southwest flight at 3:55. Is that enought time? Not re-checking bags

     

    With no checked bags I think that might be possible. Check in for your Southwest flight before you leave Japan.

     

  • In Transit
    Feb 18, 2016
    1
    Arrive term 1 need to go to term 2 am I still in transit or have to clear customs and immigration?

     

    There are no International Arrivals in Terminal 1 and Terminal 1 and 2 are not connected inside security. What airlines are you flying and where are you coming from and to?

     

  • Short international -> dom & dom -> international connections
    Feb 17, 2016
    2
    Connections are as follows: Arrive SLC -> LAX @ 830am Depart LAX -> BOG @ 1015am and coming back Arrive SAL -> LAX @ 735pm Depart LAX -> SLC @ 10pm Domestic flights are SouthWest and International are Avianca (separate itineraries) US Passport Checked bags both ways I've comfortable crossing LAX with bags and experience says I can do it fast. Do you guys think I'll have enough time to all the necessary things (bags, immigration, security) and still make my flights? THANKS!

     

    Sorry, first time user, didn't expect it to format so poorly.

     

    I think they are all possible. The first one is a bit tight.

     

  • From Terminal 3 to Terminal 2
    Feb 17, 2016
    1
    What is the best way to get from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2?

     

    Exit Terminal 3, turn left, walk to Terminal 2. You will have to go through security again in Terminal 2. What airlines are you flying?

     

  • T2 to T7
    Feb 17, 2016
    3
    Just found out our UA flight is being operated by Air Canada and arriving at T2 at 9.03p, with a UA flight to SYD departing T7 at 10.40p. Is there a way we can connect airside (w/out re-entering security)? What's the best way to connect?

     

    and we don't have to pass through C&I. We do that in Toronto prior to departure

     

    There's no way to make the connection without having to go through security again in T7. Just run across the airport from T2 to T7 and go through security. You should have enough time as long as your AC flight is close to on-time.

     

    Much appreciated, ZAP

     

  • connecting international do domestic
    Feb 17, 2016
    2
    I am arriving from MUC @ 15:25 on Lufthansa flight and my next flight is with United to KOA @ 17:12. Is this enough time to connect ? Thanks, Paulo

     

    That's a very difficult connection. 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, then walk to Terminal 7, go through security and to your departure gate.

     

    thanks. Any tips on how to fasten the process? can the airline give you any kind of support ?

     

  • Dhetmer
    Feb 17, 2016
    1
    What is the re-check desk for bags you keep referring to? I am coming in term 1 going to term 2. Are the terminals connected to walk or do I take a bus or train

     

    There is no re-check desk in Terminal 1 as it does not handle International Arrivals. Terminals 1 and 2 are not connected inside security you have to walk outside security along the curbfront. What airlines are you flying? Where are you coming from and going to?

     

  • Rechecking bags
    Feb 16, 2016
    1
    We will arrive via Delta from Atlanta. We have a 11 hour layover. We will then fly via Cathay Pacific to HongKong. Will we need to retrieve our luggage in LAX then recheck them the for the second leg? I believe we will arrive in terminal 5 and leave from Tom Bradley.

     

    If you purchased two separate reservations or if your layover is overnight you will have to claim your bags from Delta and re-check them with Cathay.

     

  • T4 - T8
    Feb 16, 2016
    1
    Hi we arrive in at 6.30am on American airlines at T4 and the travel agent has us booked on a flight at 8.30 to Vegas from T8 is this enough time to get from T4 to T8 and do we have clear customs in LA and get baggage or can we just in Vegas- it's all on sane ticket

     

    Where are you arriving from? What airlines are you flying?

     

  • Baggage claim and Recheck for Delta at LAX
    Feb 16, 2016
    4
    My family and I are moving back from Belize to the States. We will be flying Delta with initial port of entry as LAX. Since we are moving we are going to have an excess amount of baggage (15 max size containers) that we will have to pickup at baggage claim, take through customs, and then recheck. Does anyone know how if there are any services available from the airline or LAX, that can help us? It is going to be very difficult to move that much baggage (along with 3 kids) through customs and to the recheck area. Any advice or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

     

    Why did you post the same question a third time?

     

    I didn't. I have no idea how that posted again today! Anyway I talked to Delta and they are going to have someone meet us at the gate, although the rep said they had no idea whether they would be able to help us or not. We did reduce our baggage by 2 pieces. Still a lot but my 8 year old will have to step up and push a cart. As far as shipping we don't have enough to make the considerable cost worth it. I will let you know how it works out when we get there. Thanks for answering my posts

     

    I didn't. I have no idea how that posted again today! Anyway I talked to Delta and they are going to have someone meet us at the gate, although the rep said they had no idea whether they would be able to help us or not. We did reduce our baggage by 2 pieces. Still a lot but my 8 year old will have to step up and push a cart. As far as shipping we don't have enough to make the considerable cost worth it. I will let you know how it works out when we get there. Thanks for answering my posts

     

    I didn't. I have no idea how that posted again today! Anyway I talked to Delta and they are going to have someone meet us at the gate, although the rep said they had no idea whether they would be able to help us or not. We did reduce our baggage by 2 pieces. Still a lot but my 8 year old will have to step up and push a cart. As far as shipping we don't have enough to make the considerable cost worth it. I will let you know how it works out when we get there. Thanks for answering my posts

     

  • Connection from T4 to T6
    Feb 16, 2016
    4
    Hi I am arriving from NewZealand landing at T 4 And have a connecting flight to Seattle on Alaska airlines all on the same ticket will I have to clear security ? Is T4 connected to T6??

     

    Your flight from New Zealand will likely arrive in the International Terminal. You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then walk to Terminal 6 and go through security.

     

    I am flying American Airlines from Auckland it says on my ticket arriving at T4 which Where I think AA goes to will I have to still go thru US Customs ect...

     

    T4 immigration is not open early in the morning when the Auckland flight will arrive - I highly suspect that the flight will use the International Terminal instead.

     

    Ok thanks for your reply mate👍

     

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