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  • Baggage Claim, Connection Flight
    Jan 23, 2016
    Hi! I have a flight Paris-LAX-Guatemala City. It is with Air France to LAX and then Delta to Guatemala. It is a new ticket they gave me because of the bad weather in nNYC at the moment. My bags are checked-in to Guatemala but I guess I have to pick them up in LAX and re-check them. How does it works? What is the procedure after my landing in LAX and before I go to Guatemala? Thank you!


    Yes, you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then follow signs for connecting passengers, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then exit the International Terminal and walk to your right, the second building you come to is Terminal 5, go inside, get your Delta boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security.


  • SYD -SEA via LAX return
    Jan 23, 2016
    A lot of SYD-SEA via LAX return flights are giving me a 1.5 hours connection time in LAX to and from Seattle. Coming from Australia is this going to be enough time to get through customs and immigration? I'll be travelling on a kiwi passport. Thank you!


    What airlines are you flying?


    Delta or American Airlines. Thanks


    That is just about enough time if everything goes smoothly. Note that all flights from Australia arrive in the International Terminal due to how early in the morning they arrive.


    Awesome, thanks for your help!


  • T1 to T8 details
    Jan 22, 2016
    How long should I allow to travel from T1 to T8 in order to make a connecting flight?


    2 hours without checked bags, 3 hours with checked bags.


  • Changing United to American - have to go through security?
    Jan 21, 2016
    Hi! I found a cheap itinerary to fly in and out of Santa Barbara airport to my destination in Florida but the flights between SBA and LAX are on United while all the others are on American Airlines. So I'd fly United to LAX and then change to an American flight. Does anyone know if that means I have to go in and out of security? I've had to do that a few times at LAX because of connecting to international flights, but I'm not sure if I would have to go out of security and back through to change terminals in this case. Thanks for your help!


    If you don't have checked bags or if your checked bags are checked through to Florida then you don't have to exit security, it's just a bit of a complex walk - you will arrive in Terminal 8 and depart from Terminal 4 or 6. They are all connected inside security. If you need to get to terminal 4 you actually have to walk down the concourse for Terminal 6 and then take a pedestrian tunnel to terminal 5 and then to terminal 4.


    Thank you!!


  • Do all Delta flights at LAX use Terminal 5?
    Jan 21, 2016
    Delta listed yesterday's flight 2598 as departing from Terminal 5 Gate 68B, which seems impossible.


    Check in for all flights is in Terminal 5. However, some flights use gates in Terminal 6. Terminal 5 and 6 are connected inside security by a tunnel.


  • Connection this possible?
    Jan 20, 2016
    I am flying from Honolulu to LAX on US 1231 at 3:38pm and my next flight on UA 1960 leaves at 4:15pm. This is only a 37 minute layover! Is there enough time to change planes and catch my second flight?


    Are both flights on United? If so then yes, that is enough time if the first flight arrives on-time. All United gates are connected in Terminals 7 and 8.


  • Terminal 1 to TBIT
    Jan 20, 2016
    Hi I have a Southwest flight arriving at T1 at 10:45am with checked bags. I have a China Southern flight that will be leaving at 12:40pm from TBIT. Does TBIT have a dedicated PreCheck line to go through security? Is it Doable? How? Thanks.


    The TBIT does not have a precheck lane because none of the airlines there participate in Precheck. This will be very difficult and depends on your Southwest flight arriving on-time and your bags coming out quickly.


    Thank you. What if I change my flight arriving T1 at 9:30a instead of 10:45a. Will it be more doable and not rushing?


    Yes, that would be much better.


  • Connecting terminals
    Jan 19, 2016
    Hello , I have a flight from oak-lax that arrives at terminal 2 at 11:25pm and then I have a flight from lax-mex terminal 3 at 12:30 am will this be enough time ? I only have a carry on bag


    No flights from Oakland arrive in Terminal 2 and no flights to Mexico City depart from Terminal 3. What airlines are you flying?


    Oak-lax spirit airlines , lax-mex volaris


    You will arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from Terminal 2. You have just enough time as long as your Spirit flight arrives on-time.


  • SFO to LAX to PVG
    Jan 19, 2016
    I have the following connection. Anyone think I will have issue for catch the connection? AA 5971 SFO-> LAX arrive at LAX at 9:42AM at T4 AA 183 LAX->PVG(Shanghai) depart at 11:30 from T4 or TBIT Thanks.


    You will arrive in the T4 Remote terminal and depart from T4. All you have to do is take the shuttle from the remote terminal to the main part of the terminal. You should have plenty of time if your flight from SFO is on-time.


  • Enough Time From Terminal 7 to Terminal 2
    Jan 19, 2016
    Flying from Chicago to LAX. Arriving United in Terminal 7 & connecting to Hawaiian Terminal 2 on the same ticket. I have 1 hr 40 min layover. Would it be better to walk or take shuttle time wise? The best route if I walk? And finally does this seem like it is enough time? Thank you.


    It's fastest to walk. You can walk straight across the parking garages from 7 to 2. You should have enough time.


  • LAX connection time
    Jan 19, 2016
    Flying United SFO-LAX arriving 9.45pm, United flight 10:40pm LAX-SYD. Are they in the same area of the terminal more or less? Can I make the transfer in the 15-20mins in time for boarding? This is a proposed flight plan from United. Also would bags be likely to make it?


    Yes, they are all in Terminal 7/8 where are connected inside security. Yes, you can make this connection if your first flight is on-time.


  • check bags
    Jan 19, 2016
    hello, i am flyin gin from \calgary canada on air canada terminal 2 then connecting to san diego on united at terminal 8. will i need to get my bags and recheck them for the united flight?


    If both of your tickets are on the same reservation you will not have to claim your bags in LAX. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary.


  • TBIT to Terminal 1
    Jan 19, 2016
    Our Qantas flight from Mel - Lax arrives at approx 6.35am . What would be a reasonable time frame to get to Terminal 1 to check in for a Southwest flight to SFO flexible with flight family of 4 with 2 small 6 y.o. children


    I wouldn't book anything earlier than 9:35 AM.


  • trquired transfer time
    Jan 19, 2016
    I am flying to LAX from Orlando FL on Delta and then transferring to Cathay Pacific for a flight to Manila Philippines. Is the luggage transfer post security? How much time should I have?


    No, you will have to exit terminal 5, walk to The International and go through security. If you have checked bags and are on two separate itineraries you will have to transfer your bags yourself too. If you are on one reservation I recommend 90 minutes to 3 hours. If you are on two separate reservations I recommend 3 hours.


  • New Orleans - LAX - HNL
    Jan 17, 2016
    Hi, I am flying from New Orleans to Maui, transiting in LAX for 2hrs 05mins. Flying Delta for MSY-LAX, then Hawaiian LAX- Maui. Do I need to change terminals, and is that enough time? Thanks heaps!


    Yes you will arrive in terminal 5 and depart from Terminal 2. You have barely enough time.


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