Los Angeles (LAX) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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HI, we have reservations books on 2 separated itineraries. The international flight on Cathay Pacific arrives in LAX at 1:05pm. We will need to pick up our luggage and clear custom to catch a Southwest flight at 5:40pm to SJC, CA. Will this be enough time to make our connection? Thanks in advance!
Yes, that should be enough time.
Landing 6am From Australia on a Monday ... Need to make an Alaskan airways flight 0815... Do able??
It's possible if both tickets are on the same reservation. If it's two separate reservations and you have checked bags that will be very difficult.
I have a 50 minute layover at LAX. I'm arriving and departing with Southwest. I don't have to worry about going through security again, do I? I've never been to LAX and I just found out about the multiple terminals and I'm panicking that 50 minutes won't be enough time.
No, you will not have to go through security again in LAX. You just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate assuming the first flight is domestic.
Thank you! The first flight is domestic. I'm flying ABQ to LAX to ATL. It's my first time flying alone with my daughter, so worrying about making a flight on time is the last thing I want to do.
I flew into LAX from LA and have a flight on the same reservation from LAX to PVG(Shanghai). They couldn't give me tickets for my flight to Shanghai at the first airport, so do I have to leave the terminal at LAX to get tickets or is there somewhere I can get my ticket in the terminal?
Do you mean boarding passes? What airlines are you flying? If you don't have to leave security to get to your departure gate you should be able to get a boarding pass for your Shanghai flight at the departure gate.
Yes, I meant boarding passes. I am flying China eastern. The only problem is there is no gate assigned because the flight is still 5 hours away, and I didn't want it to be too late to go out and get a boarding pass if I waited too long
Then leave security and go get your boarding pass at the China Eastern counter if you're worried.
Hi all. Changing from Terminal 2 to 7 with only a 1hr 40min layover.
No luggage, but I understand that Terminal 7 is under construction
Are security lines slower because of this?
Also, what is the best way by foot to get from 2 to 7 please. I'm thinking if shuttle is not there when I get outside Terminal 2 I will walk. Thanks in advance for your help
Yes, it's usually fastest to walk. The construction doesn't affect the security checkpoint.
Can you give me the best route to walk please
Walk straight across the parking garages.
Hi I am flying into LAX terminal two with Qatar airways at 2:05 pm. I have a dog with me that needs to be cleared. My connection is with delta airline to Seattle at 3:50 will I make it? Will the sog be transferred at the transfer desk or do I have to bring the kennel to delta myself. And do you know how long it takes to clear a dog with all his papers
I really don't think that is enough time, especially considering the Delta and Qatar do not have an interline agreement, meaning you'll have to bring all your bags including the dog to Delta in Terminal 5 to re-check.
Are 3 hours enough for the connecting flights?
I will be flying from JFK (12/24/16 9:59a EST) via JetBlue & arriving LAX (12/24/16 1:22p PST), then connecting Air Tahiti Nui taking off on (12/24/16 4:25p PST) from LAX to PPT.
On 12/30/16 at 10:10a PST, landing at LAX from Tahiti via Air Tahiti Nui, then connecting JetBlue heading to JFK departing at 1:15p PST.
Yes, that is enough time for both connections.
just want to be on the safe side to inquire a follow up question, if 3 hours will be enough for connecting flights with luggages checked in with 2 different airlines
Yes, that should be enough time.
Hi, we're 30 people (group booking) with checked in luggage coming from Stockholm into LAX at TBIT on a friday 6:15pm and need to get to Vegas on a separate ticket. What's the minimum time I should aim at for a connecting flight? Is 9:05pm on AA or Delta enough? Only other option is 10:40 which is kind of brutal.
The 9:05 should be OK.
thanks. then i guess the only problem would be if the flight is delayed. 30 people stranded at LAX with no flight and no hotel is no joke :) are flights between LAX and LAS usually full?
It depends on the day of the week, but all flights to Vegas generally run pretty full.
Good to know, thanks.
I will arrive to LAX from BOG (Avianca Flight AV86) to Terminal 2 at 19h20. I then take the flight to Auckland by Air New Zealand at 21h45, which gives me exactly 2h25 to change planes. Although both airlines are Star Alliance members, I bought the two tickets separately. Will I be able to make the connection?
That will be very difficult, although I won't say it's outright impossible.
Thank you for you quick answer. One last question: Will I increase my chances if I take only hand-bagage with me so I don't have to wait for my bags and go right away trough immigration?
Yes, not bringing checked bags will make it much easier.
Hi, I was hoping that someone could assist. I will be flying LHR-LAX on BA, arriving 13:25, then need to choose an onward flight to LAS. I'm looking to take the American Airlines flight at 16:50, would this give me enough time? I will have luggage in the hold. Thank you.
Yes, that would be enough time.