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  • connecting flight from Melb to new York
    Nov 9, 2015
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    From Melb Qantas flight arriving @ LA 0635 terminal B then connecting flight to New York Qantas departing @0820 terminal B,is this enough time to go through customs and check in etc

     

    Yes, that is enough time. The early morning Qantas arrivals are coordinated so that the they all connect properly to the one that continues to New York.

     

  • Connection time for international arrival through to domestic flight
    Nov 8, 2015
    1
    Hi, We are flying from Cancun to LA on a Saturday arriving at 825pm and would like to take a separately booked domestic flight onto Vegas. What would be a safe amount of time (or safe time to book flight) to allow clearing immigration with checked baggage as we are from Australia.

     

    You really would have to look at something after 10:30 PM. I don't think you are likely to find a flight that late. Plan on spending the night in LA.

     

  • which terminal?
    Nov 7, 2015
    1
    Which terminal do flights from Hawaii arrive? I am supposed to pick someone up and they didn't tell me what airline! Thank you...

     

    Hawaiian Airlines uses Terminal 2, Delta Airlines uses Terminal 5 and 6, American Airlines uses Terminal 4, Allegiant Airlines uses Terminal 3, and United Airlines uses Terminal 7. All of them fly to Los Angeles from Hawaii. They will either have to tell you their airline or call you once they arrive to tell you where they are.

     

  • T6 to Terminal B
    Nov 7, 2015
    1
    Delta changed our flight time so we only got 45 minutes to transfer from Terminal 6 to International Terminal B (SAN->LAX->Shanghai. It's same ticket. Do we have time? I have a 5 year old toddler with me. Do we need to recheck through security?

     

    Yes, you will have to go through security again in the International Terminal. Contact Delta and ask for an earlier flight to LAX.

     

  • T5 to T2 with 2 hour 15 mins layover
    Nov 6, 2015
    1
    I'm flying from SFO to LAX on Delta and land at T5. Then I have to get to T2 for flight to Amsterdam. I have 2.5 hour layover. Should I walk to T2? Does it seem like a legal connection?

     

    No flights to Amsterdam leave from Terminal 2. KLM uses the International Terminal. You should have enough time.

     

  • T5 to T2 transfer
    Nov 6, 2015
    1
    Arriving from OGG on virgin codeshare with Delta (VS 4188) ETA 2050 then over to T2,for VS 24 ETD 2235. Do I have to Collect bags then take to T2 and recheck etc. If so do I have time?

     

    Your bags will be transferred for you. All you have to do is go from T5 to T2 and through security. You should have enough time.

     

  • Changing Terminals
    Nov 6, 2015
    1
    What is the best way to get from Terminal 6 to Terminal 3?

     

    Walk. It should take less than 15 minutes.

     

  • Connecting Flights
    Nov 6, 2015
    1
    Will be flying on Alaska Airlines from SEA to LAX. We arrive at 6:30p, in Terminal 6 (I think) and then must connect with Virgin Australia (Terminal 3 ?), which leaves at 9:55p. Have separate tickets for each airline so we must handle baggage. Is 3 1/2 hrs enough connection time?.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • Different Airlines - Different Reservations 2.5hrs connection
    Nov 6, 2015
    1
    Flying from Sydney AUS to LA on Virgin Airlines VA1, arrives LAX 6:30am (Sunday 13 Dec). I need to make a connection to El Paso, my only options are 9:00am AA (operated by American Eagle) or 9:30PM Southwest airlines. So basically a short layover or a super-long one. The ticket with Virgin is already booked, so thees would be two different reservations. If I take the 9:00am flight, I'm concerned I won't have enough time to go thru immigration, get bags change terminal and check in again. If I take the 9:30pm flight, I would have to figure out how to entertain the kids for that long, while at the same time I would have to be dragging the bags until Im allowed to check them back in. Here's my questions: 1) Is 2.5 hours a reasonable time for a Sunday morning transfer with checked baggage (considering these are two different reservations). 2) If I missed my connecting flight on AA, can I get on "Standby" for a later flight? Im terrified I would have to pay huge fees on the day...

     

    The 9 AM flight on American should work and if you do book it, book it all on one reservation so that you can re-check your bags in the International Terminal after clearing customs instead of having to take them to the AA check-in counter in T4 and pay a checked bag fee. If you miss your connection due to the Qantas flight being late they would probably be willing to re-book you to El Paso over DFW.

     

  • nited airlnes kauai to llax switch to air canada to vancouver in 1 hr
    Nov 5, 2015
    1
    Is it possible to switch airlines and terminals to international terminal in one hour

     

    It's possible, if your bags are checked through to Vancouver you just have to walk across the airport from T7 to T2 and go through security. Air Canada does not use the International Terminal, they use Terminal 2.

     

  • Immigration/customs
    Nov 4, 2015
    1
    Am coming in on virgin fron London and then going to Hawaii on delta a couple of hours later. Do we go through customs and immigration in Hawaii or have to come out in lax and check in again for Hawaii?

     

    In LAX you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through Customs. if your tickets are all on the same reservation, you can then re-check your bags immediately after at the re-check desk, then go to Terminal 5, go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • Melbourne to Cancun via LAX
    Nov 4, 2015
    1
    Arriving at 6.30 am on Qantas flight and departing to Cancun on United at 9.30 am. 1. Do I have enough time? 2. Do I need to clear customs 3.Can I have my bags checked all the way through to Cancun from Melbourne ?

     

    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take your bags to Terminal 7, re-check them with United, then go through security. You have enough time if your Qantas flight is on-time. If you purchased two separate reservations you will have to take your bags to Terminal 7 to re-check them, you won't be able to use the re-check desk in the International Terminal.

     

  • Enough transfer time from international to domestic?
    Nov 4, 2015
    4
    I am flying in from Shanghai to LAX on the day after Christmas. I have a connecting flight to Houston. Both flights are with United and it is on the same itinerary. Is 1 hour 50 minutes enough transfer time to claim my baggage, get through customs, recheck my baggage, and get to my new terminal? Please help! Thanks in advance.

     

    Forgot to mention that my flight from Shanghai gets in at 4pm, is that a peak time for customs?

     

    Both flights will be in Terminal 7. You should have enough time.

     

    So my international flight will arrive in terminal 7? It doesn't go to the international terminal?

     

    All United International arrivals except some early morning arrivals from Australia use Terminal 7.

     

  • Moving between terminals
    Nov 2, 2015
    1
    My boyfriend and I each have a flight out of LAX on the same day, mine is international and his is domestic. Can I wait in his terminal until after he boards and then go to the Tom Bradley Int'l terminal for my flight? Do I have to go through security twice?

     

    You may not be allowed through security in his terminal. The International Terminal is not connected to other terminals inside security.

     

  • Layover LA to Mexico and do I have to go through customs?
    Nov 2, 2015
    4
    I am flying in to LA on the 12 Jan and will land at 7am. I will need to take a connecting flight through the same airlines United Kingdom and the flight to Mexico is at 8.35am. Is that enough time, 1.5hours and do I have to go through customs, pick up my bag and check them in again? If so, is that really enough time? I've already booked the tickets through United Kingdom.

     

    That should be barely enough time. What airlines are you flying? I can help you more with that info.

     

    Hi sorry the actual airline is United Airlines.

     

    I'm flying from Melbourne to LA and it is the same airline all the way through.

     

    That should be enough time. Both flights will be in Terminal 7. Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security. If you are a UK Citizen you will need to complete ESTA before your trip. If you are a Mexican citizen you will need a transit visa.

     

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