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  • honolulu - nyc connection and change of terminal at LAX
    Jan 30, 2016
    Hi, I'm not a US citizen but will arrive from Honolulu at 7.45 am and the next flight to NYC departs 1 hour later, at 8.45. I will have checked bags.Also says I will need to change terminal. United suggests this connection. Will one hour be enough? Do I need to do any immigration stuff or is that not needed if flying within the us (and hawaii then) since I will already have made those a couple of weeks earlier? Thanks


    Hawaii, California, and New York are all in the US, so there's no immigration. If both flights are on United then there's no terminal change needed - both flights will be on Terminal 7. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    thanks! however, it said on the travel details that terminal change was required but then it's not? and one hour is enough then is staying in the same terminal?


    Yes, 1 hour is enough.


    from what I can see, united departs from terminals 6,7 and 8


    United no longer uses Terminal 6.


  • is 2 hours enough time to connect from istanbul?
    Jan 28, 2016
    My flight from Istanbul arrives at 9:55 PM and the connecting flight to Portland departs at 11:55 PM. I'll be traveling light with only carry on luggage so the biggest obstacle will be going through immigration. Is 2 hours enough time? Connecting to Alaskan at terminal 6. Its the last flight available, otherwise I'll be camping in the airport overnight or getting a hotel


    With carry-on only I think you can make it, especially if you check in online for your Alaska flight before leaving Turkey.


  • Terminal 6 to Terminal 2
    Jan 28, 2016
    I arrive at 10:42 AM at terminal 6 and need to get to Terminal 2 . What is the fastest way to make the connection and how long should it take? I see from the map that that terminals are across from each other. Can I cut across or do I have to follow the sidewalk around if you suggest walking?


    Yes, you can cut straight across the parking garages. It would take 10-15 minutes depending on how fast you walk.


  • Clearing immigration and Delta connecting flight
    Jan 29, 2016
    I will arrive on April 7 by PAL and still need to clear immigration. MY connecting flight to Tucson is thru DELTA. I only have less than 2 hours to do my task. Is is enough time?


    It's possible but leaves no time to spare if there are any delays in immigration, on your PAL flight, or getting your bags.


    I will travel light so I wont have a check in baggage. Would I still need to go thru the baggage check?


  • MEL to LAX to MEX
    Jan 28, 2016
    I have a flight that arrives in LAX from Melbourne, Australia at 7:00 and then have a connecting flight to Mexico City at 8:35. Both flights are with United. Is 1hr35 enough time to get through customs and security? Any tips on ways to get through quicker?


    It's possible but leaves no time to spare as you will arrive in the International terminal and depart from Terminal 7. You will have to run or at least power walk between them to make your connection.


    Roughly how long does it take to get through customs and security? I have an Australian passport. Any tips on getting through quicker and not encountering any delays?


    Will I have to collect my checked-in luggage? Or will it go straight through to Mexico City?


    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, run to Terminal 7, and go through security. As I said, you barely have enough time.


  • changing airlines
    Jan 27, 2016
    flying in on united from australia and changing to delta do can we get to the gate without going outside


    No, 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, go outside and walk to your right and take your bags to Terminal 5, the second building you will come to, then go in and re-check your bags with Delta and go through security. You need at least 2.5 hours for your connection.


    thank you


  • Is terminal 4 and 5 connected without exit?
    Jan 27, 2016
    I will fly from San Jose CA and transfer to Mexico in LAX with 1 hour 20 mins between my next flight. My flight from delta with arrive in terminal 5, then transfer to AA at terminal 4. Is any one can tell me if I need to exit and recheckin again by go though security? I won't have checkin luggage..


    Without checked luggage you do not have to exit security. There is a tunnel connecting Terminal 4 and 5 inside security. However, if you are unable to check in online for your AA flight, you will have to go to a counter to get your boarding pass in LAX.


    thanks so much for your quick response.. I will checkin online and get boarding pass before..


  • Domestic to International Connection
    Jan 27, 2016
    Hi, I have an American Airlines flight landing at 15:44 from San Diego to LAX, then need to connect to another American Airlines flight to London Heathrow at 18:00. Is this enough time? Will I have to retrieve my bags and recheck them in again? Which terminals would be involved? Thanks!


    Also I am a british citizen/


    You won't have to do anything with your bags in LAX. You will arrive in the American Eagle remote terminal and depart from terminal 4. There is a bus that runs inside security directly from the remote terminal to Terminal 4. You have plenty of time.


  • Connection TIming
    Jan 26, 2016
    If I book a flight that arrives LAX on United at 9:17, and I have a 10 am flight on Hawaiian, is that enough time to walk from terminal 7 to terminal 2 if I don't check my bags?


    I wouldn't try it. It's not impossible, but it's pretty damn close.


  • Canada – LAX – Australia
    Jan 26, 2016
    Hello. I'm looking at a flight Ottawa-Toronto-LAX-Brisbane. Do I have to re-check bags and pass customs at LAX, or will they be checked all the way through in Toronto or Ottawa? Would 2 hours be enough time to check bags and make connecting flight at LAX ?


    Further information: my arrival into LAX from Toronto would either be on Air Canada (terminal 2) or American Airlines (Terminal 6), leaving Qantas (terminal B), and would leave me 2:10 to re-check and pass security. Any advice would be helpful. Right now, I'm thinking it's going to be 50/50.


    That would be enough time if everything is booked on the same itinerary, but if it's two separate itineraries it will be very difficult as you will have to claim your bags and take them yourself to the Qantas check-in counter.


    These are the flights that suggest, an I would book it through them, so I presume that would make them on the same itinerary?


    yes, it would. In that case you wouldn't have to do anything with your bags at LAX, just go from one terminal to the other and go through security.


    Wait wait wait ! ! Are you saying that I'd check my bags in Ottawa and collect them again Brisbane without doing anything but go through security in LAX? That doesn't seem right to me. It would be great if so. And thanks for your help on this one mate. You seem to know it all.


    Hi there, so I just called Qantas and they said I would have to collect and recheck baggage at LAX. Sigh. But they said that '2 hours is a valid stopover time' (whatever that means). 57m5fk


    Qantas is confused - they probably don't know about US Immigration and customs preclearance in Canada. You will see your bags in Toronto to go through US Immigration and customs preclearance, but you don't have to do anything with them in LAX.


  • changing flights to Sydney, Australia
    Jan 26, 2016
    hi, I am arriving LAX (terminal 3) from Orlando at 8:15pm and need to take Virgin Australia to travel to Sydney. Flight departs at 9:55pm. Do you think it is enough time to re-check and clear customs?


    Yes, that should be enough time. There is no US Customs when leaving the US, but you will have to claim your bags and take them to the Virgin Australia desk in Terminal 3 then go to the International terminal and go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Transferring to A Domestic Flight from TBIT
    Jan 26, 2016
    I arrive at LAX from HKG on Cathay Pacific at 11:10am. My connecting flight is AA at 1:20pm. Will I have enough time to clear customs and make my flight>


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • MEL-LAX-JFK connection
    Jan 26, 2016
    Hello, I'm flying with Qantas from Melbourne which arrives at LAX at 6:35am terminal B, and my connecting flight to JFK (also with Qantas) leaves at 8:20am terminal B. Is the 1hr 45 minute layover enough time? I'm unsure of procedures after I land at LAX. Will I have to collect and recheck luggage?


    You will arrive in the International, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thank you! Will the 1hr 45 mins be sufficient time though?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Clearing Customs in LAX when returning from Mexico
    Jan 25, 2016
    How long can I expect it to take to clear customs (from Mexico) and get to Terminal 6. We arrive on a Saturday around 6:30 pm?


    It shouldn't take more than 30-45 minutes.


  • Baggage collection?
    Jan 25, 2016
    I am flying from Cancun to LAX Terminal B, l then have a connecting flight to Melbourne, Australia. Do l need to collect my baggage and check it in again?


    No Cancun to LAX flights arrive in Terminal "B" (The International Terminal). What airlines are you flying??


    I just double checked, l land at terminal 7 and leave from terminal 7, with United, does that mean my bags will transfer automatically?


    No, you will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thank you so much, one more question, does that all happen in the same terminal? I have 2 hours between flights, as l haven't travelled extensively l just want to be sure.


    Yes, everything will be in the Terminal 6/7 complex (Terminals 6 and 7 share an immigration facility, and Terminals 6, 7, and 8 are all really just different parts of the same building.


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