Los Angeles (LAX) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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landing at 6:20 from NZ on AA...Connecting at 8:30 (United) to Boston...Enough time to get luggage and go through customs?
That will be very very difficult.
traveling Alaska air to LAX from Seattle. Leaving Alaska Air to Loreto Mexico. Is 2 hours enough time for connections?
Yes, that's plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 6.
Hello we are flying with virgin from London Heathrow and have a stop over in Lax for 3 hour before catching our American airline flight to Honolulu. Booked together through our travel agent, will we have to collect luggage and re check in and go through customs at lax?
Yes, in LAX you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk if they are tagged to Honolulu. Then walk to Terminal 4, get your AA boarding passes if you don't already have them then go through security. You have enough time.
Thank you
Single mom travelling with baby from Maui on United and then on to Ottawa with air canada - I need to switch terminals right? I only have 1.5 hours can I hire a porter to help me?
Yes, you have to go from Terminal 7/8 to Terminal 2. There are no porters. If all tickets are on the same reservation then you won't have to do anything with your bags in LAX.
Arriving LAX on AA182 in Terminal 4 from Shanghai, need to get to Terminal 6 for a flight to SJC. Will use the tunnel from T4 to T6, but where is the immigration and custom to go? In T4 or T6?
You will arrive in T4 or the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security in Terminal 6, then go to the gate for the shuttle to the American Eagle remote terminal.
Thanks ZAP. My tickets are on the same reservation, and the connecting flight to SJC is also AA (Operated by Compass Airlines as American Eagle). Do I still need to get the luggage?
Where do I re-check in the luggage?In T4 or T6?
You will re-check your bags right after you clear customs in whatever terminal you arrive in. Yes, you have to claim your baggage to take it through US Customs.
coming in United arrive 1:55pm depart air tahiti 4:40 TBIT. first time lax, how do i get from term 6 to TBIT, do i have plenty time? TIA DK
You will arrive in Terminal 7/8. The fastest way between terminals is to walk. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
If United operates an Air New Zealand plane that''s going from LAX to DC, do I leave TBIT? And what do I do with my bags?
Your United flight will depart from Terminal 7 or 8. If you are arriving into LAX on an ANZ flight from Auckland, you will arrive in the TBIT, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then walk to Terminal 7, go through security, and to your departure gate.
Dec. 17th, we're flying into LAX from Auckland using Air New Zealand. We'll be arriving to LAX through Terminal B at 10:30am. On another, separate, reservation we are looking to depart LAX using Delta and fly to Pittsburgh with a connecting flight in St. Paul, MS.

My question- after clearing customs/immigration at LAX, will we have to return to the ticket counter in the front of the airport, re-check out baggage, and clear security again before departing LAX for St. Paul? Ultimately, will 2hr 35min between landing at LAX and departing for St. Paul on a separate reservation be enough time..?

Thank you in advance!!
Yes, after clearing customs in the TBIT you will have to take your bags with you to Terminal 5 to re-check them with Delta, then go through security. That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Hi, I am landing with Etihad at approximately 13:30 at LAX, I need to book a flight to SFO after that, would I have enough time to get though from TBIT to my next flight if I book for a 16:00 departure time on Delta??
Yes, that should be enough time.
I'm trying to book a flight from DC to Auckland with a layover in LAX and want to make sure the layover times are enough. Both outbound and inbound flights would be Air New Zealand, with United operating the domestic flights from DC to LAX and LAX to DC, all of them would be purchased on the same ticket. The layover coming back from Auckland is 2h5m in LAX. Is that enough time to go through customs and recheck my bags? Would Global Entry help speed up that process so that I can make the connecting flight back to DC?
Yes, that would be just enough time. Yes, Global Entry would help.