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  • Flying from Auckland to LAX to JFK only 100 minutes layover
    Feb 7, 2016
    My flight from Auckland is American Airlines that lands at Terminal 4. I will have checked bags, but the weird thing is my connecting flight to JFK is Qantas and leaves from TBIT. Since my flight is international, will there be a customs department in Terminal 4? and will my checked luggage be transferred to TBIT onto my next flight or will I have to collect and recheck it through. Both tickets were purchased together and from Qantas (since Qantas is partnered with AA). Since I only have 100 minutes, will I be able to make it to my next flight?


    You will have to claim your bags to go through US customs. You may arrive in the International terminal. Your flight to JFK may be operated by AA. I don't think Qantas can carry passengers on their JFK flight that didn't arrive at LAX on Qantas.


  • Flying in on international flight to another terminal
    Feb 7, 2016
    Hello! I am flying in on an international flight from London Heathrow that lands at 6:55 pm. I'm a US citizen so I'm thinking that will make the process coming back through customs quicker. Would I be able to make a flight that departs at 8:50pm on Southwest (Terminal 1, I believe)? Thanks!


    What airline are you flying to LAX? Will you have checked bags?


    I'm flying on air New Zealand to LAX. And I will be checking in one bag!


    No, I don't think that would be possible.


  • United to Southwest
    Feb 7, 2016
    I will be arriving international terminal on United, and transfer to Southwest. Can I check in my luggage at the re-check desk after customs, or I have to carry them to Southwest terminal to check in? Thanks.


    You will have to take your bags to Southwest in Terminal 1 to re-check them. Also, note that the only United flights that arrive in the International Terminal are the ones from Australia. All their other International flights arrive in Terminal 7.


    Thank you. I am glad I asked. That would make my life a little easier since Terminal 1 is just cross street from Terminal 7. I have about 2 hours in between flights, and am debating whether I can check bags, or just do carry-on.


  • Time to connect with flight
    Feb 6, 2016
    I will be arriving from Australia At LAX at 6:30 am. Would I have time to make a domestic flight Southwest Airlines at 8:30 am?


    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. With checked bags, I wouldn't try it.


  • 59 Minute Layover??
    Feb 6, 2016
    I am flying American from Nashville to LAX and then on to Honolulu with a 59 minute layover. Since it is the same airline, can i assume the gates would be relatively close together and (provided our Nashville flight is on time) that making the connection would not be a problem? Thanks!!


    Yes, you should have enough time. Most AA gates at LAX are connected inside security.


  • Transfer between Terminal
    Feb 5, 2016
    I need to walk from the International Terminal to the check in area at Terminal 5. What direction signs should I be looking for, and is the departure area on a different level? Help!!!


    You will walk to your right as you exit the International Terminal (with the flow of vehicle traffic). Departures are on the upper level - there are many escalators along the sidewalk connecting the upper level to the lower level. Terminal 5 will be the second building you come ti.


  • Lufthansa to SW
    Feb 4, 2016
    We will be arriving into LAX on LH at 12:50pm. Would we have enough time to connect to a SW flight at 2:55pm? We will be checking bags.


    I wouldn't say it's categorically impossible, but I wouldn't try it. I'd want to have at least 3 hours.


  • Domestic to International
    Feb 4, 2016
    Hello, my husband and I are arriving from SFO to LAX at 8am on Virgin America to then catch a 10:25am flight to Cancun on Virgin as well. These were booked on seperate reservations therefore I believe i will need to recheck my checked bag and go through security once again. We both have global entry so I am hoping that gives us enough time to make our connection. Is this enough time?


    It should be enough time. However, you may be able to call Virgin America or show the second confirmation to the agent in SFO to have the two reservations joined together and your bags checked through to Cancun. It's worth a shot.


  • Southwest to Philippine Airlines
    Feb 4, 2016
    we are traveling Saturday 6/18. Our Southwest flight gets in to LAX at 5:50 PM and the Philippine Airlines flight leaves at 9:30 PM. Is that enough time? 2 adults 2 kids and one is a Philippines citizen. How much time should be allowed to go the other way from Philippines airline to Southwest. Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. Leave 3 or 4 hours going the other way too.


    Thanks for the information. Our returning flight is on 7/9 6:35 PM from the Philippines and SW flight is at 8. Is it doable at all.


    No, that would be pretty much impossible. If there's no later flight on Southwest to your destination, plan on spending the night in LA and change your flight to the next morning.


  • Connecting flight from terminal 6 to 4
    Feb 4, 2016
    Hi, my dad has a flight arriving in lax terminal 6 (frontier) and he needs to get to terminal 4 (American) can he just walk over to terminal 4? Does he need to go thru security again?


    Frontier uses Terminal 3, not Terminal 6. He will have to exit Terminal 3, walk to Treminal 4 and go back through security.


  • Enough time
    Feb 3, 2016
    I arrive from Auckland on AirNZ at 1140 and then depart at 1330 on AirMexico bound for Mex City. With 1 checked bag each. Enough time? And it will be a Saturday if that makes a difference


    That's only enough time if everything goes smoothly upon arrival and you run to Terminal 2 to re-check your bags with Aeromexico.


  • Domestic to International MCT
    Feb 2, 2016
    Hello. I'm flying into LAX domestically and then transferring to an international flight. Does anyone know what the MCT (minimum connection time) is between Terminal 3 or Terminal 6 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal? Do I need to go back through security while transferring between domestic and international at LAX? Thanks for the help!


    If you are booking tickets on two separate reservations I recommend at least 3 hours between flights if you will have checked bags,2 hours if you do not. The International Terminal is not currently connected to any other terminals inside security, though a connector to Terminal 4 (which is connected to terminals 5, 6, 7, and 8) is expected to open in March.


  • united
    Feb 2, 2016
    Hello! Would a one hour connection for a flight on United Airlines from LAS to LAX and from LAX to KOA be doable? Thanks for your input!


    Yes, that is very possible. Both flights will be in Terminal 7/8 and all United gates are connected inside security.


  • Terminal Change
    Feb 2, 2016
    We will arrive at LAX on UA 411 and depart on UA 98 for MEL. There is only 58 minutes to make the connection. Will we have to claim luggage and go through security, and is there a terminal change, thanks!


    No, both gates will be in Terminal 7/8. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Connection Qantas to virgin america
    Feb 2, 2016
    I arrive in LAx at 6.30 and am looking to connect in virgin America to Orlando at 8.30am.. Do I have enough time?


    With checked bags that would be difficult but not impossible. Without checked bags that should be OK.


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