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  • BNA to LAX to AKL
    May 30, 2016
    Flying from Nashville on a Monday evening via Southwest and arrive at LAX at 8:55pm. American Airlines flight to Auckland departs at 10:45pm. Is this enough time between flights?!


    It will be very very difficult. You will have to claim your bags, go all the way to Terminal 4, re-check your bags, and go through security.


    We're not checking bags. That should make it easier, no?


    It makes it a little easier.


  • How to transfer from LAX (TBIT) To T3
    May 24, 2016
    I am going to flight from DXB to LAX then connecting flight from LAX to HNL through T3. My arrive time @ LAX(TBIT) is 2pm & departure time from T3 is 6pm. Could you help me HOW to transfer from TBIT to T3 . DO I need to get out the TBIT to T3? DO I need to take out all my luggage when I arrive at TBIT noting that all my reservation made as one ticket issued by emirates airline with Hawaiian airline connecting flight ? Please help me!!!


    Yes, the only way from the TBIT to T3 is to exit the building and walk to the left to T3. Yes, you will have to claim your bags, to go through US Customs, then if they are tagged to HNL, re-check them at the re-check desk in the International Terminal. Also note that Hawaiian Airlines uses T2, not T3.


  • T2 to T7
    May 23, 2016
    I am arriving in terminal 2 (Air Canada) at 5:15 PM and departing in terminal 7 at 7:04 PM. That gives me 1 h 45 min between flights. Is that enough time to get over to terminal 7 and clear security. I only have a carry-on. Should I walk or take the shuttle? If I walk, do I just cut through the middle parking areas? Thanks!


    I suggest walking and cutting through the parking garages. It is possible, but leaves very little time to spare.


  • Connecting from T5 to T3
    May 23, 2016
    Hi, looking at Delta DEN LAX arriving at 1810 and connecting with Virgin Australia LAX SYD departing at 2155. Is this enough connecting time and can we stay airside?


    Yes, that should be enough time. While the Virgin Australia check-in desk is in Terminal 3, their flights actually depart from the International Terminal. You can now walk from Terminal 5 through terminal 4 to the International Terminal without exiting security.


  • Question
    May 23, 2016
    If I have an hour , can I get from terminal 8 to 4. Are they connected by a walkway?


    Yes, it's possible. You can take a walkway inside security at the base of the terminal from T8 to T6 and then a tunnel from T6 through T5 to T4.


  • Arrive terminal 4 to TB terminal
    May 23, 2016
    I 'm flying Auckland to New York via LAX. Arrival LAX at 06:30am terminal 4 with American airlines, connectinf flight QF11 from TB terminal departing at 8:20 am. It only got less than 2 hours. As I am aware LAX airport had completed a tunnel to connect between terminal 4 and TB termianl without go out of security area. My question is do I still need to go through below procedure as advised by airline or just walk from termianl 4 to TB terminal: 1. ON ARRIVAL IN LOS ANGELES, CLEAR IMMIGRATION; 2. COLLECT BAGGAGE FROM CAROUSELS; 3. CLEAR CUSTOMS; 4. PROCEED TO THE BAGGAGE TRANSFER BELT; 5. BAGGAGE IS SECURITY SCREENED PRIOR TO RELODGING. PASSENGERS MAY NEED TO OPEN BAGGAGE FOR INSPECTION; If the above needed, is happen in TB terminal or termianl 4 or both, in this case is connectionm time still enough or I have to run for it? Thanks in advance!


    Yes, you have the procedure correct. It happens in The International Terminal. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Connection Help!
    Jun 18, 2016
    I'm flying Sydney to Boston via LAX. Land in LAX Terminal B at 6:30am, then flight to BOS is at 8:35am from Terminal 5. Do I have enough time? Or is this wishful thinking, and need to change that second flight time?! Thanks!!


    It's possible, but definitely difficult, especially if on two separate reservations.


    Did you catch the flight? how much time did you take to reach terminal 5?


  • Virgini America to United - Domestic
    May 23, 2016
    Arriving from Kona, Hawaii to Los Angeles on Virgiin America at 9:00PM. Flight leaves from Los Angeles on United at 11:45PM. Is this going to be enough connecting time to claim luggage, recheck, and go back through security for the United flight?


    That should be just enough time if everything goes perfectly. It's a long trip from Terminal 3 where you arrive to Terminal 7 where you have to re-check your bags.


  • Transfer from Bradley terminal to SWA
    May 23, 2016
    My daughter is arriving Bradley international terminal at 1:25 p.m. from Tokyo. She needs to transfer to SWA and catch a 6:10 p.m. flight. How best to get from Bradley Int'l terminal to SWA. Will time be a factor? Thanks.


    The best way is to walk. She has plenty of time.


  • Pick up bags in Customs?
    May 23, 2016
    Hi - I am flying from Taiwan to LAX, then connecting to my flight to Mexico. Will I have to pick up my bags? Can I give my bags to someone outside the airport and board my flight to Mexico without my bags


    Yes, you will have to pick up your bags to go through US Customs. Yes, you don't have to re-check your bags to mexico if you don't want to.


  • Need info on connection at LAX please!
    May 23, 2016
    I will be arriving on a United International flight from Sydney. I need to process though immigration and customs ( carry on luggage only).and then go to the Southwest counter to check in for my flight to Denver. My United flight is scheduled to arrive at 0640, and my Southwest flight is scheduled to depart at 10:40am. Will this be sufficient time to clear immigration/customs, get to SW ticket counter, check-in and get to my departure gate at LAX?


    That should be enough time.


    Thanks so much!


  • Terminal B to Terminal 2 - international flights transfer
    May 24, 2016
    G'day, I land at Terminal B on a Qantas flight (from Australia) at 6.00am. I'll need to collect baggage etc and get to Terminal 2 for another international flight to Mexico City, on Aeromexico, departing at 9.30am. These are two separate bookings, so I'll need to go through passport control etc, I imagine. I've never been through LAX. Is this enough time? Thanks so much.


    It's possible, but it doesn't leave much time to spare.


    I'm in a similar situation although, arriving 6:55 Virgin Aust, TB, and departing 9:15 Aeromexico, T2, but only with carry on. What do you think of my chances?


  • Transfer from T6 to T4
    May 23, 2016
    We'll arrive on AA from PHL at T6 at 10:33 AM and need to go to T4 for a 12:30 PM departure to SFO on AA. Will we have enough time? And what's the best way to do the transfer? Thanks.


    Yes, that is enough time. T6 and T4 are connected inside security by a pedestrian tunnel through T5.


  • How to transfer from T3 to international airport in LAX
    May 24, 2016
    I am going to flight from LAV to LAX next month. I have little kids with me in this flight, so I am so worry about this. I have a question about in transfer in LAX. I arrive in LAX by Virgin America. and then I will depart from TBIT by Singapore airline. I have 5 hours between, so I am sure I have enough time with my little kid. Could you help me HOW to transfer from T3 to TBIT international airport? DO I need to get out the domestic terminal to International airport? DO I need to take out all my luggage when I arrive at LAX? Please help me!!!


    What is "LAV"? Do you mean Las Vegas (LAS)? If you have two separate reservations you will collect your bags, exit terminal 3, walk next door to the International terminal, re-check your bags with Singapore, and go through security. If you purchased one reservation then you just have to go to the TBIT, get your boarding passes, and go through security.


    ZAP, Thank you so much!!! Yes I meant Las Vegas (LAS). I bought this flight ticket online for one reservation. So sounds like I can just got to TBIT. Is it pretty far walk from T3 to TBIT? Do I need to take shuttle bus? Is there any easy way? I have never been to LAX before but looks huge airport!!! Thank you again!!!!!


  • Delta sjc-lax-Sydney 50 minutes layover
    May 20, 2016
    Will arrive at 10:01 and the next flight is at 10:55. Is that enough time? Do we have to change terminals?


    No, you do not have to change terminals. That is enough time if the flight from San Jose is on-time.


    How long at LAX? Ron, Karen and Sharon are in LA?


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