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  • 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.


  • Connection Avianca - Air New Zealand
    Feb 1, 2016
    Hi, I am arriving on Av 86 from Bogota with Avianca at 7:20 pm and have to take a connection with Air New Zealand at 9:45 at terminal B (flight: NZ5) . I have to claim my baggage, go through security and check my baggage again. Are this flights in the same terminal? Is 2:25 hours enough to all this transition?


    You will arrive in terminal 2 and depart from the international terminal. You barely have enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • Terminal 4 to International (TB)
    Feb 1, 2016
    I am flying early on a Saturday morning..PHX-LAX arrive 7:40AM - terminal 4. LAX-LIH departing from TB terminal at 9:10. Bags will be checked through. Is this enough time as is there a "short cut"?


    There are no LAX-LIH flights that depart from the International Terminal. If both flights are on American then they will both be in T4 or T6 They are connected inside security by a tunnel.


    I stand corrected, the LAX-LIH AA flight does appear to be departing from the International Terminal. Currently you have to leave the terminal and go through security in the International Terminal to make this connection, but AA has said the connector between T4 and the TBIT inside security will be open by the end of February/early March.


    Thanks for the info! So if the connector is not ready by departure date. is the layover time sufficient to make the connection?


    Yes, I think you'll still have enough time.


  • Busy at 6:30AM?
    Feb 2, 2016
    Would LAX be very busy at 6:30AM? Are there many flights arriving? Just thinking in particular of how quickly lines might move through Immigration and Customs. We only have 2 hours in between the international and domestic flight. Thank you.


    Quite a few flights from Australia arrive into the International Terminal at at that time, but generally things move pretty smoothly. You should have enough time.




  • Terminal 6 to International
    Jan 31, 2016
    Is this possible? Arrive terminal 6 from YYZ 9pm, depart Bradley Int'l at 10:30pm Fiji. Fiji airways has said the check in closes 1 hr before the flight. We have only carry on


    You will have to hope your flight from Toronto is on-time and hurry. You will have to get your Fiji Airways boarding passes from the Fiji Airways check-in counter and go through security.


    Can that be done in 30 minutes? if we're past that we cant get on the flight even if we check in onlne


    It's possible but doesn't leave much time if there are any delays. It appears Fiji Airways has recently added online check in capabilities. That would definitely help if you are able to check in online.


  • Terminal 6 to Terminal B
    Jan 31, 2016
    I fly into terminal 6 & leaving out of terminal B. How far is it to walk or is there shuttle service? Also, does anyone know if I go through customs again? Thanks


    Absolutely definitely walk. There is no US Customs when exiting the US but you will have to go through security again in the International Terminal.


  • lax terminal B to lax terminal 1
    Jan 31, 2016
    Hi there im travelling into LAX tomorrow afternoon from london heathrow, with american airlines,arriving terminal B my flight arrives at 2.55pm local time i have an option to book a connecting flight to las vegas with american airlines at 4.35pm from terminal 1would this be enough time ?? would appreciate any feed back on this regards jamie


    No American Airlines flights from London arrive in the International Terminal. American Airlines also does not use Terminal 1. Terminal 1 is Southwest Airlines. Also, that wouldn't be enough time.


  • 3 hour transfer from Virgin Australia to AereoMexico, is it possible?
    Jan 30, 2016
    Hi, I am wondering if a 3.5 hour connection is enough at LAX Airport. *I am arriving Saturday 6.30 AM from Sydney (Virgin Australia), departing 10.00 AM to Mexico City (AereoMexico). *Also any tips on how to get from one terminal to the other? can I walk to should I catch a bus or train? Thanks!


    You should walk between terminals. There are no trains at LAX. You should have enough time.


  • SFO to LAX / LAX to SYD
    Jan 31, 2016
    We have a flight from SFO arriving at LAX at 8:18PM at Terminal 5 with Delta, and the flight to Sydney with Virgin Australia departs Terminal 3 at 10:35PM. Should this be sufficient time? I've also heard that Virgin Australia actually departs from Tom Bradley, while check-in is at Terminal 3. Is this correct, and what is the best way to make our way from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3 or Tom Bradley (whichever is correct)? Both flights are on the same ticket, so, I believe our luggage should be checked in from SFO through to Sydney, and we are non-US citizens. Thanks for your help!


    Yes, that is correct. If your bags are checked through to Australia and you have your Virgin Australia boarding pass you can proceed directly to the International Terminal and go through security. You have plenty of time. It's an easy walk.


    Thanks so much, ZAP! How about if you are going from an international flight arriving at Tom Bradley, and need to make a connection flight which will depart from Terminal 5? Would 2 hours to be too tight of a squeeze, with the need to go through Immigration/Customs? Also, for a domestic to international flight, would we need to pick up luggage at LAX to go through Customs, before going through to the international flight?


    On an International to domestic, 2 hours would be just enough time. On Domestic to International as long as your bags are checked through you don't have to do anything with them at LAX. There is no US Customs when exiting the US.


    Thanks so much for your help, ZAP! Really appreciate it! :)


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