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  • Enough time between connections?
    Sep 5, 2015
    Hey everyone! On September 30 I am flying from Guangzhou, China to LAX. The flight is China Southern Flight 327. I will be catching flight China Southern Flight 1041 to Atlanta. I will supposedly land in LAX at 7:40pm and the next flight is 10:10 pm. I looked at the stats on my flight from China to USA and they only have a 50% on time arrival and the usual delay averages 66 minutes. Am I going to have enough time to make this connection? And what can I do to make sure I do not miss my connecting flight. I haven't been home to the USA in a few years and I know some things have probably changed as far as security. Thanks.


    Nothing has really changed since you left. In fact immigration is faster because now they have automated immigration kiosks. You should have enough time. Note that your flight to Atlanta will be operated by Delta and leave from Terminal 5.


    Thanks! So, even if my plane is late, at this time in the evening, how long do you expect it will take to get from plane to my gate in Terminal 5. Best case. I have to make this flight because I purchased my last flight (Atlanta to Asheville with skymiles and I can't afford to buy another plane ticket


    If you have 2 hours at LAX that should be fine.


    Im afraid that if my plane is late like it usually is and I only have an hour, that is where I will run into problems.


  • Sydney - LAX - Vegas
    Sep 4, 2015
    Hi, I am looking at purchasing a flight to Vegas from Sydney with United, and can see that there is exactly 90 minutes in transit time in LA on the way there. Will this be sufficient time to transfer gates/terminals? This fare is being offered on the website but I am still a bit wary. Thanks!


    You don't have to transfer terminals. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate in terminal 7 or 8 to your departure gate in Terminal 7. 7 and 8 are connected by a walkway inside security. That's plenty of time.


    Thanks for the information mate - you're a legend!


  • Connecting Flight
    Sep 4, 2015
    Hi everyone, my wife and I arrive on Virgin America from Cancun to terminal 2 at 2145, and then fly Virgin Australia to Brisbane from Terminal 3 at 2350, all booked on the same reservation. We will have checked luggage. Is that enough time for us to clear customs, immigration etc and make it to the Departure Gate?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Note that while Virgin Australia's check in counters are in Terminal 3, their flights actually depart from the International Terminal. so after clearing customs and re-checking your bags at the re-check desk, if you already have your Virgin Australia boarding passes, you can head straight to the International Terminal.


  • pdx-lax-tokyo
    Sep 4, 2015
    Hi everyone, i have connect flight from pdx to lax on sep 7 at 7.15-9.39 pm and lax to Tokyo on sep 8 at 1.20-5 am in separate ticket. What should i do with my suitcase? Do you think it enough time to recheck my suitcase or not? Or should i bring only carry on? How to get international from T,5? Thank you


    You should have enough time. Just walk from T5 to the International Terminal. It should take less than 10 minutes.


  • Honolulu to London
    Sep 3, 2015
    Hi everyone I have a flight from Honolulu to LAX and from there to London heathrow. Both Flights are with UNITED. I only have a 2 hour layover in LAX. Would this be enough because it is the same airline i am traveling with? The ticket was bought together so i think luggage will just be sent to the next plane. Thanks


    Yes, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 7. You have plenty of time.


  • Westjet Terminal 2 to TBIT
    Sep 2, 2015
    Hi we arrive Tminal 2 on west jet from Vancouver and are heading t TBIT. 2 questions - do you know if we need to collect our bags and clear immigration for the US before heading to TBIT? Do we walk or the the shuttle - we are not young but willing. Thanks for the help. Annie


    You will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver. if both tickets were bought on the same reservation your bags will be checked through to your other flight. If you purchased two separate tickets then you will have to claim your bags in T2 and take them to the TBIT to re-check with your second carrier. If you can, it is almost always faster to walk than to wait for the shuttle.


    Thank you for setting our minds at rest. Very kind


  • From GuangZhou to LAX then to Toronto
    Sep 2, 2015
    Hi everyone, I have flights from GuangZhou arrives in LAX TBIT at 7:40pm, then to Toronto from T2 at 10:10pm. Would i have enough time to go through immigration? The flghts were booked separately so I would have to check-in again. Good thing is that I don't have luggages. Also, any suggestions on how to transfer between terminals? Would walking be an option?


    Many thanks in advance!!!!


    Yes, at that time that should be enough time, especially without checked bags. Just walk from the TBIT to T2. It should take less than 10 minutes.


    Thank you so much!!!! Very much appreciated!!!


  • from tokyo to lax to sfo
    Sep 2, 2015
    hi, i'll be arriving from tokyo w/ layover at lax then take another flight to go to sfo all under delta under 1 ticket/itinerary reservation. i have 2hrs and 30 min layover in lax, is this enough time? would i have to go to immigration then collect my bags before my connecting flight? also, will i go to the sign saying "connecting flights"? thanks.


    Yes, that is enough time. Yes, you have the procedure correct, I'm not totally familiar with the signage of the international arrivals hall in Terminal 5 where you will arrive, but the re-check desk should be fairly apparent after you clear customs.


    Many thanks!


  • Term 6 to TBIT
    Sep 18, 2015
    Is there a shuttle bus inside security that runs between t6 and tbit? I'm trying to avoid going out of security.


    No, there is not. There are no shuttle buses from any terminal inside security to the TBIT.


    What happened to them? They existed as recently as March 2015.


  • T7 to TBIT
    Sep 1, 2015
    Arriving tomorrow on United @ 1930 and changing to ANZ @ 2230. I see you recommend walking as opposed to using shuttle. Approx how long at a normal or slightly fast pace? Thanks for the info.


    It's about a 10 minute walk at a normal/slightly brisk pace. You should have plenty of time, especially if your bags are checked through to ANZ.


  • Air Tahiti flight
    Aug 31, 2015
    I booked an Air Tahihi Nui flight from JFK to LAX to PPT (Papette, Tahihit) all on the same ticket. The Air Tahiti Nui flight from JFK is operated by American Airlines and arrives at LAX at 9:54pm. My flight from LAX to PPT leaves LAX at 11:40pm which allows 1 hr & 40 minutes for American to transfer my luggage to my connecting Air Tahiti Nui flight. I am assuming this is doable otherwise Air Tahiti Nui would not have packaged the flights this way. Does anyone have any experience with this?


    Yes, that is enough time if your flight is on-time, but you will have to stop at the Air Tahiti Nui ticket counter to get new boarding passes, even if AA is initially able to issue them.


  • BonnyK
    Aug 31, 2015
    My mother in law is coming in on US Air from PHL and then transferring to American Eagle in Sept. Does US Air come into terminal 6 ... is there a bus that will take her to American Eagle?


    Yes, US Air is currently using Terminal 6. You can walk inside security from T6 to T4 via underground walkways (passing through T5 first)


  • worried about connecting flight.
    Aug 31, 2015
    wondering if anyone can help. I arrive in LAX at 0655 at Thomas Bradley airport and have a flight out to ny at 0910 from terminal 5. Is that lots of time


    That's enough time assuming both tickets were purchased on the same reservation, but it's not "lots" of time.


    thanks, yes, ticket all done at same time. actually flying from nova scotia to Brisbane and then back to Canada via LA/NY to Halifax.I know this is a very hectic airport.


  • Flying San Diego to Melbourne, transferring at LAX
    Aug 31, 2015
    I depart from San Diego and arrive at Terminal 8 LAX at 7.50pm, and I have a LAX-Melbourne Australia flight from Terminal 7 departing 10.30pm. Have I allowed enough time to make it on to the flight to Melbourne?


    Yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. 7 and 8 are connected inside security.


  • delta to tbit
    Aug 31, 2015
    first time lax and bit traveler. delta arrives 2pm and international flight @ 9pm. how do i go from delta to tbit? shuttle? walk? how about my baggages? cart? i have an elderly with me, can i use wheelchair assistance? its just il be carrying our baggages or pushing a cart, and i can't push wheelchair @ the same time. any help will do. also any suggestions/opinions will do.thanks everyone


    I would just walk, but you have plenty of time to take the shuttle if you want to and that's easier for you, which it probably will be.


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