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  • Layover time in LAX to make the connecting international flight?
    Oct 28, 2015
    Hi, I'm travelling from Calgary to LAX then have to get an International flight at 11pm from LAX, at the end of January. How much time is appropriate to leave to be able to make the connecting international flight (I will have 2 checked bags). I was looking at arriving at LAX at either 2pm or 7.30pm. How frequently are flights delayed due to snow storms from Calgary?


    Calgary is pretty good at handling snow. Either arrival should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary.


    Even if my flights are not on the same ticket or with the same airline, do I clear US customs in Canada? My international flight is with Virgin. Do you know if Air Canada or United would be better to fly with in terms of cheating bags all the way through and/or not paying for baggage?


    Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration in Calgary. If you are purchasing two separate reservations, then you will have to claim your bags and transfer them yourself. Neither air Canada or United have an alliance with the Virgin airlines.


  • question about time/distance between terminals
    Oct 30, 2015
    if we book a united flight arriving at lax at 2:30pm, will we be able to make a 3:45pm flight on southwest? not sure which terminals they are and the distance/time between the terminals. also, not sure if we have to go through security. also, will our baggage 'follow' us, or will we need to retrieve our baggage at united and re-check it at southwest? thanks so much for your help.


    You will arrive in Terminal 7/8 and depart from Terminal 1. If you have checked baggage you will have to claim it from United and then re-check it with Southwest. Southwest does not transfer bags to or from any other airlines. You could make this connection without checked baggage if the United flight is domestic but I don't think it would be reasonably possible with checked baggage.


    thank you for your help!!


    I'm in a similar situation (same airlines). How much time between would you suggest is necessary considering I will need claim and re-check baggage? Thank you!


  • Can I connect from T4 to International Terminal in ~40 min?
    Oct 28, 2015
    I'm looking at American Airlines flights from SFO to Heathrow that connect through LAX. For all of them, the first leg arrives at 6:18pm and the next leg departs at 7pm. Is it possible to get from a domestic AA flight in T4 onto an international AA flight in time for a 7pm departure on a Thursday night? (I'm assuming AA wouldn't sell these flights together on one ticket if it were totally impossible, but it sounds pretty tight!)


    Yes, it is possible. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in T4 if both flights are on American. You do not have to go to the International Terminal.


  • connection time
    Oct 27, 2015
    Hi. I am arriving via AirTahiti at 10:05 am and want to book a Delta flight at 12:30 pm, Is that enough time to get thru customs, p/u bags, recheck and make flight? Thanks.


    It should be enough time as long as your flight from Tahiti is on-time.


  • Is a 2 hr layover long enough to go thru customs, switch airlines?
    Oct 27, 2015
    We are arriving in LAX on Eva Air from Taipei Tao Yuan Apt on 5/8 and need to go through customs and connect to a Delta Flight into SLC, leaving at 6:15 pm. Is 2 hours long enough to get through customs and to the Delta Terminal?


    Without checked bags it's possible, but if you purchased two separate tickets and have checked bags, then you will have to transfer them yourself and it might be difficult for you to get your bags to DL before the bag cutoff.


  • Southern China Airlines Transit in LAX
    Nov 24, 2015
    I'm flying Southern China Airlines from Jakarta to San Francisco, transit in Los Angeles. Should I claim my lugages in LAX and check in to the connecting flight to San Francisco (CS Airlines, operated by Delta) or they will be checked through by SC airlines to the connecting flight. I will appreciate if somebody can give me some information.


    In LAX you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, follow the signs for connecting passengers, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then exit the international terminal and walk to your right two buildings until you get to Terminal 5, and then go through security.


    Thanks for your information.


  • 2 Hour Connection
    Oct 26, 2015
    I am arriving via United at terminal 7 8:08 p.m.departing for Australia via Quantas at 10:15 p.m. with no checked bags. What is fastest way from terminal 7 to international terminal? Thanks.


    The fastest way between terminals is to walk. You have enough time as long as your United flight arrives on-time.


  • Please explain arriving in LAX on domestic flight.
    Oct 26, 2015
    Any help would be great. I am arriving in domestic flight to LAX with my teenage daughters and 9 bags for a mission trip. We arrive at 5:45 pm. We have separate tickets for Air New Zealand. Would someone explain the process here step by step? Flight from Air NZ leaves at 8:55. Not sure if Atlanta is able to check bags on through even if I have that boarding pass. If we have to get our luggage are there people to pay that can take our baggage around to the other terminal? Any other helpful hints would be great. Thank you!


    Sometimes there are porters available but often there are not. You can rent a cart and push it from your arrival terminal (5 if you are flying Delta from Atlanta), to the International Terminal.


  • Connecting Flights in LAX to LAS, do I need to recheck my luggage?
    Oct 25, 2015
    Im flying from the Philippines to LAS with 2 hour 30 min Layover at LAX. Do I need to claim and recheck my luggage?


    Yes, you will claim your bags, go through US Immigration, go through US Customs, re-check your bags if they are tagged through to LAS, then go to your departure terminal and go through security.


  • different airlines
    Oct 25, 2015
    I couldn't find any good flights so I booked a flight from PDX to LAX I get there at 11:17 and I have a complete separate flight on volaris at 2:50 do you think I'll make it? It's international and do I have to go through security again? I'm checking a bag.


    Your Volaris flight will depart from Terminal 2. There are no flights from Portland that arrive in Terminal 2, so you will have to go through security again in Terminal 2. You should have enough time.


  • T6 to T4 after customs
    Oct 25, 2015
    Arriving from ZIH 6:10p AS Terminal 6. I have to get to terminal 4 for AA flight at 7:25. Checked luggage only and Global Entry. Can I use the connecting tunnels without have to clear TSA in T4?


    You will be outside security once you clear US Customs. You should then walk to T4 and go through security there.


  • Retrieve or check through on connecting to Sydney?
    Oct 20, 2015
    I am flying United to LAX and Qantas to Sydney with a 4 hour layover. The airlines are not partnered but my ticket is linked. Best to check all the way through from start or retrieve in LA? I have had my luggage delayed in the past. And if the first flight is delayed, what is best? Thanks


    I would have your bags checked through to Sydney, then you won't have to worry about them in LAX. 4 hours should be plenty of time. Your flight would have to be heavily delayed for this connection to become problematic.


  • Layover time Dec 29
    Oct 20, 2015
    I am flying into LAX on the 29th at 7:25PM from Taipei via EVA airways, and have a connecting flight on JetBlue at 10:30PM. Is the ~3 hours enough to clear customs and get through security? I will be travelling on a single ticket, booked through a travel agency.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • aus to cancun
    Oct 18, 2015
    arriving at 7:30am to LAX on delta and wanting to book a 9:30am flight to there anyway i can make this??


    What airline is the second flight on? Will you have checked bags?


    Second flight will be United I'll have checked bags


    This will be difficult. You'll have to hope your first flight is on-time. Claim your bags from Delta in T5, Run with them to T7, re-check them with United, and go through security.


  • Connection time
    Oct 25, 2015
    Landing at LAX 6:60 on QF309 with an AA connection to miami at 9:00am. Bookedon separate tickets. Is this enough time.


    No such time as 6:60, but I think that should be enough time if you mean 6:00 or 6:30.


    Sorry meant 6:50am. Is this enough time? Approximately 2 hrs to make the connection. Thanks for the reply


    And will have checked baggage


    That should be barely enough time.


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