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  • MEL-LAX & LAX-MEX transit
    Jan 15, 2016
    Hi, hoping you can shed some light on the transit times. I''ll be flying MEL to LAX with Qantas arriving 06:35. My next flight will then be LAX to MEX CITY with Aeromexico at 09:15 the same day. The flights are on 2 separate different tickets. Will 2hrs40mins be enough time to get between the two flights including transferring my bags and rechecking in? Cheers thanks.


    That's barely enough time if the Qantas flight is on-time and everything goes smoothly with immigration, baggage, claim and customs. Aeromexico uses Terminal 2.


  • Terminal in LAX
    Jan 15, 2016
    I have a fligth from Lax to DFW and then a connecting flight to SJO. Same reservation and ticket. Since Lax to Dallas is domestic flight but final destination is international which Lax terminal should I go? Are the bags going all the way to Sjo or they need to be rechecked in Dallas? Thanks!


    Assuming both flights are on American, you go to Terminal 4 to check in, just like any other American Airlines flight. You won't have to do anything with your bags in DFW. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.


  • SJD (Cabo San Lucas) to LAX to Taipei (Taiwan)
    Jan 14, 2016
    Hi, I am looking at buying a flight with Alaskan departing SJD (Mexico) at 12:05 PM, landing LAX Terminal 6 at 2:39 PM. Onward flight would be at Bradley at 4:50 PM. Backpacker, so I would only have a carry-on. No checked luggage. Planning to check-in online for everything with printable boarding pass. Doable? How?


    Yes, should be doable, with no checked baggage you should be able to get through US Immigration and Customs pretty quickly, then exit T6 and walk to the International Terminal and through security. It's obviously somewhat risky if the flight from Mexico is delayed, but this should be doable with no checked baggage.


  • QANTAS Changed Connection Times
    Jan 14, 2016
    My flights DEN_LAX_MEL were made on one reservation through Qantas. They have since changed my flight and transit times. I now only have 1 hour 15 minutes between arriving in LAX on QF3057arriving at 20:59 and transferring to QF94 at 22:15. I called and they told me they 'think it's do-able' and that I would have to also collect and recheck my bags. This information doesn't seem right and the transfer time seems too tight. Is it enough time?


    You will not have to collect and re-check your bags on the way to Melbourne. There is no US Customs when exiting the US. You will however, arrive in the American Eagle remote terminal, then have to take a shuttle to Terminal 4, walk to the International Terminal, and go through security. There is barely enough time to do all this if your flight from Denver arrives on-time, but it is doable.


  • Terminal seven to international terminal
    Jan 14, 2016
    I am arriving at terminal seven and would like the easiest and quickest way to make this transfer. Will I leave and renter security in this process?


    Exit T7, walk to your left for about 10 minutes and you will come to the International Terminal. You will have to go through security again in the International Terminal.


  • Intl Connection Time
    Jan 14, 2016
    Hi, I will be flying in on Air Tahiti Nui landing at LAX at 11:10 AM. I'm planning on taking a 2:00 PM flight onward to JFK on United. These will be booked separately so I assume I'll have to collect and recheck bags. I am global entry and both flights will be on business class. Is this doable?


    Yes, with global entry I think that would be doable. I made essentially the same connection a few years ago (arrived Air Tahiti Nui at 10:25 AM departed United at 1:14 PM) and it was enough time.


  • LA > Vegas
    Jan 14, 2016
    I'm travelling from LHR to LAX. Then I have a connecting flight to LAS. I have 1 hour 40 mins in between flights. Is that enough time to get through customs and get from terminal 4 to terminal 1? The flights were booked at the same time and are with AA. Thank you


    AA nor any of its partner airlines use Terminal 1. If both flights are operated by American they will both be in Terminal 4 and you should have enough time. You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Orlando>Los Angeles>Sydney
    Jan 15, 2016
    Hi, our domestic flight from Orlando to LAX has been pushed back, leaving us only 1 hour to get to our international flight back to Sydney. Is this feasible or have we just lost a lot of money?


    What airlines are you flying? Are all your tickets on the same reservation or separate? I can't answer your question without this information.


    We are flying United Orlando>LA then QANTAS LA>Sydney on separate reservations.


    There's no way you can make that. But since the schedule change for the United flight was involuntary you can either get a refund for that portion or change to an earlier flight to LAX, likely connecting in Houston. You need to contact the outlet that you booked your United ticket with to get it changed.


    I have contacted United and they would not provide a refund unfortunately. We are now on the flight via Houston.


  • Layover Time
    Jan 13, 2016
    Hi! My daughter is flying from Orlando to Brisbane with Delta landing in Terminal 5 at 9:48pm and leaving from Tom Bradley Terminal at 11:20pm (with Qantas). It is all on one ticket so her luggage should be checked through. That only gives her 1h30, would that be enough time? will she have to go through passport control in TBIT terminal? Thanks


    There is no Passport control when leaving the US, but she will have to go through security in the TBIT. She will show her passport to the gate agent when she boards the plane to Brisbane. She has just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • LAX to Toronto
    Jan 13, 2016
    Hi, I am flying Virgin Australia from Brisbane to LAX landing in Tom Bradley terminal at 6:55am. I am looking to purchase a flight from LAX to Toronto with West Jet that departs at 8:45am. I would have to collect my luggage as it isn't on one ticket. Would this be enough time? Or am I better getter an 11am flight with Delta? Thanks


    I would get the 11 AM Delta flight - under two hours on two separate tickets with checked baggage is pretty risky.


  • Layover time
    Jan 13, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying from Toronto, Canada to Adelaide, Australia through LA and Sydney. I'll get to LAX on Air Canada 1h 45m before having to board my next flight to Sydney which I believe is with Qantas. Would that be enough time?


    If all tickets are on the same reservation that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. In LAX you arrive in Terminal 2, walk to the International Terminal, get your Qantas boarding pass if you don't already have it, and go through security.


  • Connecting between LAX T5 to T2
    Jan 13, 2016
    Hello I am connecting between T5 (from SFO) to T2 (going to LHR) both on Delta with hand bags only. I have 2 hours for the connection. Is this enough time? Do I have to go through Security? Thanks


    Delta does not use Terminal 2. If your flights are both on Delta then they will be in Terminal 5 and all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If your second gate is on Virgin Atlantic it will depart from Terminal 2 and you have to go through security. You have plenty of time.


    Correct. Its a Virgin code share but booked via Delta. Can you advise of the estimated time? Thanks


    The bare minimum to make this connection would be about an hour. It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk from T5 to T2.


  • Delta flight connection to Alaskan Air International flight
    Jan 12, 2016
    We are flying Delta from Phx to L:AX and catching an Alaska Air flight to Lareto, Mexico. Will we be able to check our bags all the way through with Delta or will we need to retrieve bags from Delta and check back in with Alaskan Air? Also, what is the walking distance between Delta and Alaskan.


    Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate ones? If they are one reservation then your bags will be transferred. If two separate then you will have to claim your bags from Delta and re-check them with Alaska. Delta is in T5 and Alaska is in T6, so right next to each other.


  • Flying into LAX on Delta to catch a connecting Delta flight
    Jan 11, 2016
    My family is flying into LAX on Delta and catching a connecting flight that is also with Delta. Will we arrive and depart in the dame terminal? If not will we need to go through security to get to the other terminal? We have 3 children under the age of 5 so trying to have a good idea of what will need to be prepared for. We have 1 hour and 30 minutes between our flights.


    Where are you coming from and where are you you going to? I can't answer your question without that information.


    IND to LAX connecting to PHX, all Delta flights


    All tickets are on the same reservation


    Both flights will likely be in Terminal 5 (although there is a small chance one could be in Terminal 6). All gates are connected inside security. All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • Hawaii connection
    Jan 11, 2016
    sorry missed time of connection from last post arrive LAX 1530 depart 1700 for Hilo


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