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  • Enough layover time
    Jan 10, 2015
    Hi Flying in from philadelphia to terminal 6 at 19:10 vis U.S. airways Flying to Australia via virgin at 2310. Enough time?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • australia to LAX to vegas
    Jan 10, 2015
    We are arriving from australia in LAX at 6.05 am. how long to clear customs and get to checkin for next flight to vegas?- there are flights at 9.30am;10.20am and 12.20pm. we dont want to miss our flight to vegas so which one is best to take. thanks for any help


    You should be fine for either the 9:30 or 10:20.


  • Connecting southwest airlines to air New Zealand
    Jan 10, 2015
    Hoping someone can tell me if this connection is too tight. We are flying into southwest terminal at 815pm and have to depart on air New Zealand at 945pm. Is an hour and 30 minutes enough time to collect our checked bags from southwest and get our bags checked and onto our air New Zealand flight? Thanks!


    It would be very difficult. I would try to get an earlier flight in to LAX.


    Jan 9, 2015
    Flying into T4 on American and leaving T2 on Hawaii air. The flight was all booked through American. I knew it was not a non-stop, but no idea I may have to re-check bags and go through security again??? Is this correct?


    If your flight on American is domestic and you purchased the tickets together then you will not have to re-check your bags. However, you will have to go through security in T2.


    Thank you, that is not soooo bad then :)


  • Terminal 4 to Terminal 7
    Jan 9, 2015
    I am arriving on AA from DFW at terminal 4 and connecting to UA to HNL at terminal 7. How long will it take to walk and will I have to go through security again at terminal 7? I saw in another post that there is a tunnel at terminal 4 which just opened. Will that take me to terminal 7?


    Yes, there is a tunnel from T4 to T5 and T5 to T6, then T6 is connected by walkways to T7 and T8. However, if you have checked bags and you purchased separate tickets that's no use to you because you will have to claim your bags and take them to T7 to check with United. Outside security it's a 10 minute walk from T4 to T7


    Thank you very much for your response. I will not have luggage and I will pre-print my boarding passes. Is there a sign that will direct me to the tunnel in T4? And is the tunnel inside security? Or do I still have to exit and go thru the TSA checkpoint again? Thank you again for your help!


    The tunnel is inside security. The signs will probably say "to Terminal 5" or "To Terminal 6". I haven't seen it personally myself.


  • Changing Airlines
    Jan 8, 2015
    My husband and I will be arriving from SMF to LAX via Delta (DL4703) at 8:07pm. Our flight to Cook Islands via Air New Zealand departs at 11:59pm. Will we have enough time to retrieve our checked luggage, check in w/Air New Zealand and go through security? Similar question on the return flight… our flight arrives at 11:35am via Air New Zealand at LAX and we have to transfer airlines to Delta. The delta flight (DL4703) leaves at 4:25pm.


    Yes, you should have enough time both ways


  • LAX connecting to PPT Tahiti
    Jan 8, 2015
    I have a flight departing on Air Tahiti Flight 7 at 10:40 pm. How soon do I need to arrive in LAX? I will either be coming from ORD or DEN and my earliest arrival option is 7:17. Can I arrive at 8:46 and still make it? There will be 2 adults with 2 checked bags.


    I would choose the 7:17. Booking separate tickets you will have to claim your bags from the first airline and bring them to the International Terminal and have to wait in line at the Air Tahiti Nui counter. The counter opens at about 8 PM so if you arrive at 7:17 that would be about perfect.


  • LAX change terminal 2 to 4
    Jan 1, 2015
    Sorry just posted below but forgot to say it is LAX and flights are 7 on virhgin LHR to LAX and 1691 on American LAX to Vegas not tried to change here before and will have two bags! Thanks


    So you're arriving at 2:25 PM on Virgin Atlantic and departing at 5:55 PM on American? OK, then you will arrive in Terminal 2, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then you need to walk from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4. Walk right out of T2, past T3 and the International Terminal, until you get to T4. Then you will have to check your bags with AA and go through security. If I have those times correct I think you will have enough time. It will take about 45 minutes to get through customs and about 20 minutes to walk to T4.


  • Time to Change from Virgain At to AA ?
    Jan 1, 2015
    I arrive Virgin Atlantic 14 25pm 2nd jan and fly out on American Airlines to Vegas on flight leaving at 5 55pm.Dont think i can check my bags through but have to go through customs etc How best do i do this in time and is there shuttle or walk etc between two terminals think Virgin is 2 and American is 4 urgent thank you


  • Arrive on SQ depart on United
    Jan 8, 2015
    I will be arriving from Singapore on SQ at 11.55am and have planned to take a connection on US Airways at 1.25pm to Charlotte. Is this feasible to make it possible?


    You typed United in the title but the flight you describe is on US Airways. That is a very difficult connection if you purchase the tickets separately as you will have to take your bags from the International Terminal to T6 after clearing customs and then re-check them with American/US Airways.


    yes sorry I meant US Airways. So basically time would not be enough?


    Correct. You would basically have to arrive early for that connection to work.


  • Delta to American connection
    Jan 1, 2015
    I'll be arriving on Delta and departing on American. I will have 1 hour 27 minutes layover. Is this sufficient time? It looks like I'll be arriving in terminal 5 and departing out of terminal 4--is there a tunnel that is now open connecting these two terminals? Thanks.


    The 4 to 5 tunnel is still closed. If you have checked bags and purchased your tickets separately you don't have enough time. Without checked bags, you can make the connection, but you will have to exit T5, walk to T4 and go through security


    We have checked bags but flights were purchased as one trip so bags should be checked all the way through to end destination. Thanks.


    I just double checked and it turns out that the T4 to T5 tunnel has reopened! So you can take that.


    Thank you so much for your help. . This is a stupid question but are the tunnels on the arrival (lower) level? Because departures are on the upper level, right?


    The tunnels only connect through staircases to the gate areas. Both domestic arrivals and departures come through the same level of the concourse.


  • Connection from Japan
    Dec 30, 2015
    I am scheduled to arrive on NH1006 on April 1 at 5:55pm. There is a Southwest connection that departs at 8:25pm. Will I have enough time to clear customs, make it to the SW terminal, check-in, and clear security? This is on a Wednesday night.


    That should be enough time. You'll be out of customs by 7 PM at the latest, so that leaves you 1 hr 25 mins to walk to T1, check your bags, and go through security. You should check in for your Southwest flight online before you leave Japan.


    Thanks, ZAP!!!!


  • will i have enough time
    Dec 28, 2014
    Hi, based on the below flight details, will i have enough time to transfer between terminals? Thanks AF2219 N 17MAR 2 SJCLAX HK1 1240 1400 OPERATED BY DL4516 T AF 065 N 17MAR 2 LAXCDG HK1 1645 1135+1


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You just have to walk from T5 where you will arrive to the International Terminal. and go through security.


  • Returning from Costa Rica
    Dec 28, 2014
    My husband, our 5 year old, and I will be flying on Delta and will return from Liberia Costa Rica with a layover in LAX on our way home to Seattle. Our flight lands at 12:40p.m. and the other one leaves at 2:07 p.m. Questions: 1. Is 87 minutes enough time to clear customs and get to the next flight? 2. Delta agents have given me conflicting info on baggage. One saying we'd have to get our bags and go through customs and the other saying "No, bags will be checked through to Seattle" and we don't have to worry about them in LAX. Which one of them is right? Thank you for the help!


    You will have enough time. You will arrive in T5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thank you ZAP for the information. I very much appreciate it.


  • Returning From Mexico
    Dec 26, 2014
    I will be returning from LEON, with a 1.5 hour layaway in LAX before the flight to Portland. Both flights are on Delta, on the same ticket. I am worried that if I use checked luggage (which I prefer for this particular trip) there will not be enough time to get it and go through customs again and get on the Domestic flight. Any thoughts or ideas? Thanks


    That should be enough time. Delta flights are self contained in their own terminal T5.


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