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  • Changing Between Terminals
    Jan 9, 2016
    I am flying into LAX arriving at Tom Bradley at 2050 and then onto Miami at 0035 (almost 4 hours later) from LAX Terminal 4. Do I need to go through security and if so, would I have time to meet a friend briefly at Terminal 4?


    Yes. you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk. At that point you will be outside security and can meet your friend.


  • Terminal 1 to termianl 5
    Jan 8, 2016
    Do you think I will have time to get from terminal 1 to terminal 5. My flight arrives at 6:30 and and the connection leaves at 7:25 on Tuesday morning.


    Will you have checked bags? If so I don't think that's enough time. What airlines are you flying?


    No checked bags. Only carry ons. Southwest and Delta


    Then if the flight is on-time, you are already checked in for your Delta flight, and you run, you might be able to make it.


  • stopover
    Jan 8, 2016
    Hi, My son and three friends are looking at flights and the return part of the journey may be DFW-LAX-LHR there is a stopover of 1.56 at LAX, none of them are particularly seasoned travellers (never done a major international) would the 1.56 be enough time to do transfers between terminals and clear security. All stages are with American Airlines or their partners. Many thanks.


    Yes, 1 hr 56 minutes would be enough time. If they are flying in on AA and out on BA they just have to go from T4 next door to the International Terminal and through security.


  • Connection to Toronto, CANADA
    Jan 8, 2016
    I am arriving LAX on Qantas at 6:35 am on a Saturday and want to book on a separate reservation to Toronto to arrive in Toronto as early as possible. How soon could I expect to book a flight having to go through immigration, collect baggage and find the right terminal.


    I mean much time do I need to allow for clearing immigration, collect baggage, go through security in order to book the earliest flight possible to Toronto. I believe there is an American flight that leaves at 8:15 am - would I have enough time to make that flight.


    The 8:15 flight wouldn't be possible. I wouldn't book anything before 9 AM, preferably 9:30.


  • connection to Mexico
    Jan 8, 2016
    We are arriving with Qantas from Sydney at 6.25 am and have a connecting flight to Mexico City with Areomexico departing 9015 am . Will this be enough time?


    That should be just about enough time. You will arrive in the International Terminal and depart from Terminal 2.


    Thanks. Hopefully we have no holdups through customs etc.


  • Domestic-International and vice versa
    Jan 8, 2016
    What is the general time I need to allow on both ends to make a domestic-international connextion at LAX? I am arriving on Southwest at 1.55pm and my Air New Zealand flight to London leaves at 4.55pm. I am arriving on Air New Zealand, from London at 7.35pm and my Southwest flight leaves at 9.50pm I'll be checking a bag and sitting at the back of the plane. Are both of these times doable?


    Your connection on the way to London should be doable, but on the way back it will be pretty difficult. It's not impossible though, especially at that time of the evening when things get a bit quiet at LAX.


    thank you so much for your reply. Do you think that paying for Global Entry would make a significant difference on the return flight from LHR-LAX (and continuing on domestically via Southwest)?


    Yes, global entry would help


  • flying lhr-lax then on the phoenix
    Jan 7, 2016
    do i have to change terminals and how lonfg should i allow?


    What airlines are you flying? Are all tickets on the same reservation or separate? I can't answer your question without that information.


  • connection to LAS
    Jan 9, 2016
    I'm flying in from Dubai and then connecting to Las Vegas on Virgin Atlantic with a 2.35hr layover. Is this enough for immigration/baggage and to check in again?


    That should be just about enough time. Note that your flight to Las Vegas is on Virgin America, not Virgin Atlantic.


    Oh yes, I meant Virgin America. Any idea which terminal I'll arrive at and which one I will fly out of? What's the best way to get through to domestic?I fly in with Emirates.


    You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, if your bags are tagged to LAS then you re-check them at the re-check desk, otherwise you will bring them with you to Terminal 3 (just walk, it's right next to the International Terminal) and re-check them with Virgin America then go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thanks Zap!


  • How much time do I need?
    Jan 7, 2016
    Hi, I land at 6.35am from Melbourne into LAX with Qantas. Looking to fly out to New York that day, but wondering what time flight I should book - if I book a 10.30am flight will that be enough time?


    Yes, a 10:30 flight should be fine. Note that if you are booking two reservations you will have to transfer your bags to the second airline's terminal yourself.


  • Enough Time?
    Jan 7, 2016
    Hi There, I am flying from Orlando to Sydney. There has been a change to our flight time which has left us with only an hour between connecting flights, Arrival Terminal is Terminal 7, Departure Terminal is B. Flight is with Qantas to Sydney. However Flight from Orlando to LAX is on United Airlines (operated by Qantas). Will the hour be enough time to transfer between terminals and not miss the connecting flight? ll flights are on the same tickets. Thanks so much


    Thare are no "Orlando to LAX operated by Qantas" flights. Qantas does not fly to Orlando and United and Qantas do not codeshare. 1 Hour is barely possible to go from T7 to the International Terminal and through security. I would call whoever booked your ticket and ask to be changed to an earlier flight to LAX - you may have to change planes in another United hub such as Houston or Denver in order to get to LAX earlier.


  • Cutting it to close?
    Jan 6, 2016
    Will I have enough time to make my connection to Southwest Airlines departing at 9:00 PM on May 22 when my flight from London on Air New Zealand arrives at 7:35 PM? Can I have my bags checked through to Portland?


    Southwest does not transfer bags to or from any other airline. No, I don't think you will be able to go through US Immigration and Customs and get your bags to the Southwest ticket counter in terminal 1 before the bag check cutoff. Plan on spending the night in LA and fly out the next morning.


  • Calgary to LAX to Tokyo
    Jan 6, 2016
    We are looking at booking a flight through Singapore airlines with a stop over at LAX. We would fly into Terminal 2 and out of Tom Bradley International - is an 1h 45m layover long enough (Flight is first week of May 2016)


    That should be long enough if both tickets are on the same reservation and your bags are tagged through to Singapore. You will just have to go from T2 to the International Terminal and through security. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary.


  • will I have enough time?
    Jan 6, 2016
    Will I have enough time to make my connection to Southwest airline leaving at 4:25pm on May 7 when my flight from Air New Zealand arrived at 2:55pm? That is 1 1/2 hr. I will NOT be checking luggage.


    If you check in for your Southwest flight online before you leave New Zealand, everything goes perfectly in immigration, and you sprint to Terminal 1, you might have a chance.


    Thank you!


  • Connection Terminal 1 to Intl Terminal B
    Jan 6, 2016
    I arrive from southwest on a Sunday to terminal 1 at 1:05pm and need to go to my flight with singapore airlines at 3:45pm to Intl terminal B. Will I have enough time with 2:40mins in between. With the construction and delays I am not sure.


    I am arriving to LAX. I am young but will have bags to re-check in at the international terminal.


    You will have to hope your Southwest flight is on-time, your bags come out quickly, and then hurry to the International Terminal to re-check your bags with Singapore.


  • TBIT to Terminal 5
    Jan 6, 2016
    Hello, I am planning on flying into LAX on a flight from London which will arrive at 4:10pm. I would like to fly out with Delta (Terminal 5) on a flight which leaves at 5:55pm (this gives me 1hr 45min). Is it possible to make this connection? I am in decent shape and can walk quickly, won't have any checked bags either. Thanks in advance!


    Without checked bags I think you can make it if your flight from London is on-time. Check in for your Delta flight online before leaving London.


    Thanks for the info! Is it safe to say that it is faster to walk from TBIT to Terminal 5 as opposed to riding the airport shuttle which comes every 15 minutes?


    Yes, it is much faster to walk.


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