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  • International arrival
    Nov 28, 2014
    International arrival at terminal 7 on Alaska airline and then have a connecting flight in 2 hours on Cathy Pacific. How do I manage? please help. My flight is tomorrow.Guadalajara to LA on Alaska airline and LA to Hongkong on Cathay pacific. Only 2 hours in between the flights.


    Well, you'll arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then take your bags to the International Terminal to check with Cathay. You won't have much time to spare/.


  • With carry-on bag(s) is connection time enough
    Nov 28, 2014
    Travelling AA 1586 Toronto to LAX on Jan 4/15 arriving LAX 9:05pm at Terminal 4. U.S. Customs clearance is apparently done in Toronto. ONLY carry-on bags. Connecting flight (booked separately) is Quantas leaving Bradley terminal at 10:30pm to Sydney, Australia. If I walk from T4 to Bradley should this allow enough time?


    Yes, it is possible but it depends on your flight from Toronto arriving on-time. If it is late more than 15 minutes, you will arrive in the Bradley Terminal after the check-in cutoff.


    Thanks for the info. If online check-in is done within 24 hrs of flight to Australia, would this constitute check-in? Just assuming the check-in cut off is 60 minutes, but could online check-in alter this time frame? thanks


    Yes, if you can check in and get your boarding pass online then you won't have to go to the counter.


  • connecting flight
    Nov 26, 2014
    Hi, I will be flying into LAX from an international flight on Dec 25th and connecting to a domestic. Is 2 hours enough time to collect baggage and make the connecting flight? Thanks for your help.


    What airline or airlines? Did you buy two separate tickets or were all your flights bought together? You need to answer these questions for us to help you.


  • Changing planes
    Nov 26, 2014
    Hello! I am booking a flight from Honolulu arriving at LAX at 9:03pm and wanting to catch a flight at 9:50pm to Boston. Is this enough time? I will have a 2yo and a 4yo with me!


    I forgot to add that is is American Airlines both flights


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will both be in the same terminal near each other.


  • Is 2.5 hours to clear customs and change carriers enough time
    Nov 26, 2014
    We are arriving on Avianca from Peru/San Salvador at 12:35. Looks like Terminal 2. Our flight on Southwest departs at 15:00 from Terminal 1. Will that be enough time to clear customs, check luggage with Southwest and make the 15:00 flight?


    Yes, that is probably enough time. You will probably be out of customs by about 13:15, so that leaves you another hour to get to T1 and check your bags.


  • Los Angeles - LAs Vegas connections at terminal/query
    Nov 24, 2014
    hi, will arrive in Los angeles on Emirates at about 1pm and then have a domestic Virgin connection to Las Vegas at about 5pm. is 4 hours enough? is the domestic and international terminal same and whats the best way as I will have to do immigration customes etc. at LA?? do I have to collect my check in luggage and rebook at Virgin counter? Pls let me know. thanks


    You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then if you purchased your tickets together and your bags are tagged to LAS, you will re-check your bags at the transfer desk, otherwise, you will exit the International Terminal, walk to the left to Terminal 3, where you will get your Virgin America boarding pass, re-check your bags if they weren't already re-checked, and go through security and to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • Connection time
    Nov 23, 2014
    Arriving on China Airlines at 12:45 pm Terminal B and departing on SW at 2:25 pm. Only doing carry on luggage. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Check in for your Southwest flight online before you leave Asia.


  • United - Alaska Airlines connections
    Nov 23, 2014
    I will be arriving LAX on UA 1653 from Cancun at 1125 a Sunday, 2/22, to connect with Alaska Airlines 2474 to Santa Rosa, CA, departing 1225 p. Is that enough time to make the connection? Must I go through passport control/customs/ security?


    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal 7, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs. If you purchased your tickets on one reservation you can re-check your bags at the transfer desk, otherwise you will have to take them to the Alaska Airlines counter in T6 to re-check them. Some United International arrivals at LAX are arriving in the International Terminal. The procedure is the same but you just have to go further to T6.


  • Connection time between United airlines and United express to Palm Spr
    Nov 22, 2014
    I'm arriving on a United flight to LAX @ 9:25 AM with a connection to Palm Springs on United Express @ 9:56 AM. Assuming flights are on time, will I be able to make the connecting flight. Both flights use Terminal 7.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Thank you for your reply!


  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 - is this transfer possible
    Nov 22, 2014
    Arrive Terminal 1 Southwest at 11:20pm - Depart Terminal 2 at 12:40am Volaris. No luggage check in carry on only. Thanks for your assistance


    Yes that should be possible


  • Terminal 7 Baggage re-checking
    Nov 22, 2014
    Hi, I'm flying with United into LAX from SYD at 06:30 and need to catch a connecting flight booked together to SFO at 08:20 (then on to Eugene) Both flights are landing/departing from terminal 7. Will one hour and 50 minutes be enough time to go through immigration and customs and re-check the bags at the transfer desk and then get back through security? What would be the minimum time you would recommend for this process? Cheers.


    That should be enough time. However be aware that some united flights from Australia have been arriving in the international terminal. The process is the same, just a longer trip between terminals.


  • Terminal 7/8 to Terminal 1
    Nov 22, 2014
    I am coming in to LAX from NY on a United Flt, land 5;55 PM, is it possible to make a 6:25 PM Southwest flt to Las Vegas?


    No, that is not enough time!


  • Advice Required - cutting it too fine?
    Nov 22, 2014
    Arrive from YVR on United Express UA6217 (arriving at Terminal 8 at LAX at 9pm). I understand we will pre-clear US customs before leaving YVR. Need to get out of plane, wait/collect bags and get down to Tom Bradley for a 11:55pm QF108 departure. (i) what is the best way to get down to Tom Bradley from Terminal 8 at around 9:45pm? Note I have three kids in toe. (ii) how long will the transfer take? (iii) I am assuming I can make it to the Qantas desk at around 10:30pm... does that leave enough time to get through USA Customs and boarder control?


    The best way is to walk. It is about a 15 minute walk. You should have plenty of time. You do not have to go.through us customs when leaving the u.s.


    Thanks Zap. United tells me they wont check the bags through to Qantas, so I assume I collect at Terminal 8 then exit terminal and recheck in at Tom Bradley. So when leaving USA its just a quick security check?




  • Need advice for connection
    Nov 12, 2014
    Hello, Due to a flight change that I've inadvertently accepted I only have 1 hour and 45 minutes to get from International terminal 7 to International terminal 3. My flight in lands at 10:50am and my flight out at 12:45pm. The flight out is from LAX to Phoenix, but the flight continues to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico after a stop over. My flight is this Saturday, is there anything I can do to help myself out? I've contacted US Airways (who my second flight is with) and they have said there is a $200 rebooking fee if I miss it, which isn't ideal. If I can pay extra to get in some kind of express line for customs etc. I'd be happy to do it. Thanks in advance!


    I'm confused. If you're flying LAX-Phoenix on your first flight then why are you worried about connecting in LAX? Phoenix doesn't have a Terminal 7. Please state your entire itinerary and what airlines you are flying for each segment and I will be able to help you better. Also, US Airways no longer uses Terminal 3 at LAX.


    Apologies about that. Melbourne to LA (united airlines landing int terminal 7), landing 10:50am LA to Phoenix (US Airways, booked seperately to previous flight, leaves at 12:45pm after a flight change) from int terminal 3. One more flight on the same US airways booking from Phoenix to Puerto Vallarta Mexico after that. I might just tack on another qs- i'm surprised that my US airways flight from LAX to Phoenix is leaving from int (i assume this means international?) terminal 3 given that it's domestic. Will i need to be at check in 45 minutes (domestic) or 90 (international) before departure? I can also check in for my US airways flight before i leave on my United flight, i assume i should do this? Thank you for your help!


    United flights from Melbourne are arriving in the TBIT. US Airways no longer uses Terminal 3 - your US Airways flight will depart from Terminal 4. You can check in 45 minutes before departure. Yes, you should check in online for your US Airways flight before you leave Melbourne. You have enough time in LAX for your connection. T4 is directly next to the International Terminal. Since you have to take your bags to T4 to re-check yourself, follow the sign at the exit of customs for passengers ending their journey in Los Angeles, not the one for connecting passengers.




  • Quebec (YQB)-Melbourne (MEL) via EWR and LAX
    Nov 12, 2014
    Flying from Quebec, Canada to Melbourne, Australia via EWR and LAX - same booking all the way through with UAL. Am wondering: - no pre-border clearance at YQB, so will I have to go through US Customs at EWR or LAX? - flight to LAX arrives T7 and flight for Australia departs same terminal, will I have to retrieve my bags for US customs then go through check-in again or do they have a bag-drop there after customs? Layover is 2:10 at EWR and 3:50 at LAX. Return trip is through same airports but UA99 ex-MEL arrives TBIT and my connection to EWR flies out from T7 2h10 later (figure it should be enough to retrieve bags, do customs, then do security again at T7). Appreciate any info on this.


    On your way to MEL, in EWR you will arrive in Terminal C, 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. In LAX all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. On the return trip you will go through the US Customs and immigration process in LAX. All your connection times should be sufficient.


    Thanks very much for that info, Zap. It's much appreciated.


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