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  • connecting flight
    Jan 5, 2016
    Arriving at Terminal 1 by southwest airlines at 9:40 pm and connecting to Tom Bradley int'l. flight leaves 11:40, is there a fastest way to get to TBI from Terminal 1, I have my baby with me so any easiest and most convenient way to connect is greatly appreciated. thanks


    This is a very difficult connection if you have checked baggage as you will have to claim it from Southwest in T1 and bring it with you to the International Terminal. I recommend changing your flight to LAX to an earlier one.


    I actually did changed my Southwest flight arriving at 4pm to LAX, what is the best way for me to get to TBI? the bus would a hassle because I have couple of luggage plus a 4yr old


    You can actually walk along the upper or lower level curbfront between T1 and the International terminal


  • LAX domestic to Tom Bradly
    Jan 5, 2016
    Arriving LAX from Seattle at 6:30pm need to get to Tom Bradley to board a 9pm flight to New Zealand. How do I get there in time without having to rush. I am not able to walk fast.


    What airline are you flying to LAX on?




    That should be enough time. It's not a long walk from T6 where you arrive to the International Terminal where you depart.


  • Wheelchair passenger
    Jan 5, 2016
    Flying United from PHX to LAX with a wheelchair passenger. Then taking United LAX to Montreal with 1H55m in between. Will i have enough time to connect? What is the best way to proceed with a wheelchair passenger? thanks.


    United does not fly from LAX to Montreal. Please double check your itinerary. Does it say "Operated by Air Canada" for that part? If so you will be transported from Terminal 7 to Terminal 2 where you depart. You should have enough time.


    Thank you for your answer...and you are correct - it is operated by AC for the MTL leg of the trip. Going from T7 to T2...will this require us going thru security again? Should we walk this or take the shuttle? Can anything be done for handicapped people and their party?


    You can request wheelchair service by calling United and they will take you to Terminal 2 - they may take you inside security using a van. They will take you whatever way is fastest.


  • AA1092 to AA73
    Jan 4, 2016
    Hi, we have a connection in LAX from AA1092 arriving from Dallas at 8:15pm to AA73 departing for Sydney 9:50pm. This will all be on the same booking. I believe we should arrive and depart from Terminal 4, but can you tell me whether we will have to collect and re-check bags or clear immigration at LAX? Do we think there will be sufficient time for this connection?


    There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do in LAX on your way to Australia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • LAX changing terminals
    Jan 4, 2016
    Arriving international at T3 and departing T6. Do we have enough time (Two and a half hours) to go thru passport, collect bags, customs and back into T6


    No International flights arrive in Terminal 3. What airlines are you flying and where are you flying from and to?


    My mistake about T3. We are Arriving American at Tom Bradley International at 1455 hrs and leaving on American at 8:15 T6. We have global passes to expedite passport and customs line


    American does not the International Terminal. Where are you flying from?


    Arriving from London and flight itinerary shows the TB Intl Terminal? Thanks for your assistance


    Does the flight also say "Operated by British Airways" next to it? If so then it's correct and it arrives in the International Terminal. Anyway, 2.5 hours should be enough time for your connection.


    Itinerary does not refer to British Air, but it does say arrival at Intl Terminal -- We are flying out of LAX to London earlier in the month on American air, and that departure is from Terminal 4


    If the flight is indeed operated by American it will arrive in Terminal 4.


  • Coming home from Panama
    Jan 3, 2015
    Hi, We will be arriving from Panama City, PA on Wednesday July 27 at 5:15 pm on United and am wondering if we will have enough time to make a Southwest flight at 7:30 pm? Is it just enough time with no room for any hiccups? There is a southwest flight at 9:30 pm that we could book just to guarantee we will be good but if we don't have to hang out in the airport for an extra 2 hours after a long day of traveling that would be great! Thank you for your advice!


    United doesn't fly from Panama City to Los Angeles. If that flight is nonstop it will be operated by COPA. I think you could make the 7:30 flight.


  • Frankfurt - LAX -> Las Vegas
    Jan 3, 2015
    Landing in LAX with Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt Wednesday Jan 6th at 12.50 PM and have a connecting Virgin America flight at 1.40 PM to Las Vegas. First part of my question is wether I will be allowed to take a connecting flight before immigration? Did not think of this before now. Second part of my question is whether I have enough time to travel between the respective gates. I arrive at the international terminal and Virgin America departs from terminal 3. Thanks!


    That connection is completely impossible. You need a later flight to Las Vegas. You have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags, and go through security in LAX.


  • Connecting Flight
    Jan 4, 2016
    We land at LAX via domestic flight at 9pm on a Friday night (Easter weekend). We have 1 hour 5 minutes to get from our Delta flight to Air France. Will be have enough time? How long will it take to get to the international terminal?


    That should be barely enough time. Getting to the international terminal only takes 5-10 minutes but you will have to go through security when you get there.


    Thank you


  • Flying into LAX with United then flying Air New Zealand
    Jan 2, 2015
    My daughter is flying into LAX on United from Houston(originating in Tulsa) and then flying Air New Zealand. Will she have to recheck her bags? Will a 2 hour layover be enough time?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation then she won't have to do anything with her bags in LAX. Just go from T7 to the International Terminal and through security. She should have enough time.


    Thank You.


  • Terminal 4 to 6 in 1 hour and 15 minutes
    Jan 2, 2015
    Flying on American to terminal 4 and out on Alaska in Terminal 6. Is 1 hour and 15 minutes enough time to make the connection? I assume yes via the tunnels. Still yes if the tunnels are unavailable for some reason? Thanks!


    Yes that is enough time as long as the first flight is domestic. I see no reason the tunnels wouldn't be open.


  • connect delta to virgin australia
    Jan 2, 2015
    Hi, My itinerary is VA 6519 operated by Delta from JFK to LAX arriving at 7.25PM then connecting onto VA 8 to BNE departing 11.05PM. My question is: 1) is there enough time? I think my bags will be checked in at JFK but I assume I will have to go through security/TSA rubbish again at LAX because Delta arrives at Terminal 5 and apparently virgin australia departs from Terminal 3 (is that an international terminal) 2) WIll I have to go through security again? 3) Will I need to collect my bags and recheck them + collect boarding passes at LAX? Id guess not but I dont know. 4) Anything to be wary of making this connection? Thanks. Goat.


    Your Virgin Australia flight will actually depart from the international terminal, their check in desk is just in terminal 3. You will have to go through security in the International terminal. You don't have to do anything with your bags. You have plenty of time.


    Thanks Zap. Your help is much appreciated. Hope you have a smashing 2016


  • Qantas Australia arrive 6:30am- Connecting Qantas American dept 8:30am
    Dec 30, 2015
    Our flight arrives from Syd, at LAX due 6:30am and our connecting to LAS is due 8:30am. We are ravelling mid May Our travel agent assured me that as this is just the min of 2 hours recommended, this will be fine. she advised that we just need to notify someone of our connector and they will put us in an express line.. .now I am panicking. I know we have collect our bag and to go through customs ,our baggage then re-checked at that point as the connector is on 1 ticket. Are we better off changing flights , or is my Travel agent right when she says 2 hours will be enough time ?


    There is no express line. You have enough time.


  • NZ to VX
    Dec 30, 2015
    how long time do you need to go from t2 to t3


    Air New Zealand no longer uses T2. They moved to the international terminal. For an international to domestic connection on two separate reservations you need at least 3 hours.


  • Macau to ATL via LAX
    Dec 28, 2015
    I will be returning from Macau on EVA Air, arriving at 7:30 PM. I will have to clear customs and immigration and check in for a United flight leaving for Dulles at 11:00 PM. Assuming EVA flight is on time, is three and a half hours enough time to clear customs/immigration and get baggage checked in for a United flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Panama city - LAX - Beijing 2 hour transit
    Dec 28, 2015
    Hi all. I am planning a trip as follows 1. Copa Airlines - Panama City to LAX Arrival in LAX on Friday night 2230 2. Air China - LAX to Beijing Departure time on Saturday early morning 0030 Given both are international flights (I checked flight record, both will be at TBIT terminal) and I have to clear immigration/claim baggage/re check-in for Air China flight, and the layover time is just 2 hours, can anyone advise me if this is enough time to make the connection? (Bear in mind that it would be around 2300 Friday night in LAX)


    That should be enough time as long as your first flight is on-time.


    Thanks ZAP. I am concerned because both segments are separate and independent and I have heard how challenging it is to make connections in LAX. Also, because I will have to check-in my luggage again for the Air China flight, I have to be at the check-in counter at least more than 30 mins (or more) before the check-in closes? i.e. I have lee than 1.5 hrs to go through immigration/baggage claim/customs clearance/ to get to Air China check-in counter.


    Yes, that won't leave you much room for error, but immigration should not be crowded that late in the evening.


    Thanks ZAP. I just checked, Air China says for international flight, its check-in counter closes 1 hour before flight departure. That means, I have to be at the check-in counter at least by 23h30 (my first flight from PTY to LAX arrives at 22h30) This looks very tight. What are your thoughts about it? Appreciate your input.


    I think it's possible but risky.


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