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  • Connecting to Air Tahiti Nui
    Jul 9, 2015
    Our flight getting into LAX is delayed due to weather. We land in LAX at 9:40pm and need to catch an Air Tahiti flight at 11:30pm. How long will it take to get bags, get to int'l terminal , go through security and check-in for the next flight? Worried we might not make it. Anything we can do to speed up process (except sprint)?


    Nothing you can do to hurry things up. However, note that the Air Tahiti Nui counter doesn't even open until like 9:30 so you won't be missing much. As long as you get there by 10:30 you'll be fine.


  • Airline change/Terminal Change...
    Jul 8, 2015
    My arrival is United, terminal 8, while my connecting flight is Air Canada, terminal 2. I have 1 hr and 15 minutes between flights. Will I need to go through security at Terminal 2? If so, will the time between flight be adequate? Thanks.


    Yes, you will have to go through security in Terminal 2. Yes, you can make it if you move as quickly as possible and your United flight arrives on-time.


    Thank you.


  • Delta domestic to United domestic
    Jul 8, 2015
    I am arriving Delta from Minn. and departing United to go to San Luis Obispo, is 50 minutes enough time and do I have to go thru security again?? Thank you in advance


    Without checked bags that's possible, but difficult. You will arrive in Terminal 5. Your flight to San Luis Obispo will depart from Terminal 8. It is possible to take a tunnel from Terminal 5 to Terminal 6 and then walk along the base of the terminals inside security from Terminal 6 to Terminal 8. However, if you purchased two separate tickets and have checked bags this will be impossible as you will have to transfer your bags yourself between airlines.


  • Arriving 07:55am TBIT, transfer to Southwest Terminal 1 11:15am
    Jul 6, 2015
    Arriving from HKG on Cathay Pacific at LAX at 7:55am, and continuing to SFO on Southwest at 11:15am with a separate reservation. Not US citizen or permanent resident and have checked bags...but this should be enough time, right? Can you please also help me understand the exact process at LAX? After clearing immigrations, do I follow signs for connecting passengers or would I consider myself as ending at LAX? Would I be able to re-check my bags at TBIT or do I need to carry them all the way to Terminal 1 to check my bags with Southwest?


    You would considering yourself as ending in LAX as you cannot re-check bags to Southwest in the International Terminal. You have to take your bags to Terminal 1 to check with Southwest. You should have enough time.


    thanks a lot for the info!


    actually, if I take AA instead of Southwest (still separate tickets), then I should able to re-check bags in the Int'l terminal? Would the bags be tagged through SFO from HKG (does AA charge checked bag fees at LAX)? The AA flight would depart at 10:15am. Would it be too tight (2 hr and 20 mins)?


    CX and AA are partners. You could show your AA confirmation to the Cathay agent in your origin city and hopefully have your bags tagged through to your final destination. However, if they don't you'll have to take your bags with you to T4 and pay a checked bag fee. T4 is at least right next to the International Terminal.


  • from terminal 5 to international terminal
    Jul 6, 2015
    I will be arriving at Terminal 5 flying Delta at 8:15p.m., with an international connecting flight to Asia, leaving at 10:30 p.m.. What is the quickest way to get to international terminal from terminal 5? And do I need to go through security again? Thanks


    Just walk from T5 to the International Terminal, It should take less than 10 minutes. Yes, you will have to go through security again in the International Terminal.


    Thank you for the info


  • Will I make it NZ - LAX - MEXICO
    Jul 6, 2015
    How much time to I need to allow between flights flying from Auckland (NZ) to LAX then onto Mexico City? Flights will not be on the same ticket as we are booking separately...Thanks in advance


    You will need at least 3 hours, preferably a little more.


    Thank you very much


  • Terminal 3 to Terminal B
    Jul 4, 2015
    Hi, I will be arriving at terminal 3 at 1.35 pm by Verging America (From Seattle) and then need to go to Terminal B to get the boarding card for Singapore airlines at 3.45 pm. So I will get 2 hours 10 minutes to change the terminal, collect the boarding pass and cross the TSA. Is it OK?


    That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. Barely.


  • 2.5 hr connection
    Jul 4, 2015
    Hello I have a 2.5 hr connection from Frankfurt to LAX to Honolulu. I will be landing at lax at 16:35 in terminal B. My next flight is at terminal 7 at 19:08. It will be my first entry back into the U.S. I am a U.S. Citizen. The tickets were purchased Together. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.


    Yes, that should be enough time. When you clear customs just follow the signs for connecting passengers to re-check your bags then walk to Terminal 7 and go through security. You should have plenty of time.


    What would the internet be without amazingly helpful people like you? Thank you.


  • T7 to Int.
    Jul 2, 2015
    We're arriving on a Tues at 1915 via UA and catching ANZ to Auckland departing 2230. Am guessing we'll have to retrieve luggage and check in ANZ gate? Is there any way we can have our bags checked thru to destination? Or is it too late? Thanks.


    If you purchased your tickets on a single reservation then your bags will be transferred to ANZ. If not you can show your ANZ confirmation to the agent when you check your bags and maybe they will check your bags through to ANZ since United and ANZ are partners. Otherwise, yes, you will have to claim them and take them to the International Terminal to re-check. You should have enough time.


    Thanks so much, worth a try!


  • Delta Connection at LAX from Sydney to Orlandp
    Jul 1, 2015
    I am arriving at LAX on Delta Airlines from Sydney at Terminal 5 on August 5th at 8am, with a connecting flight to Orlando from the same Terminal at 9.40am. Does this give me enough time to clear Customs/Immigration etc, to catch my outgoing flight? My tickets were booked through a travel agent.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • transfer from Qantas to American Airlines
    Jun 30, 2015
    Arriving 7.10 from Melbourne on QF93. Need to book connecting flight to San Fransisco. Does the 10.15 give us enough time or better waiting for the 12.05? Thanks!


    The 10:15 flight should be fine, even if you're buying two separate tickets.


  • 2 hours to collect bags, switch airlines and checkin to Terminal B
    Jul 5, 2015
    I am arriving from AirCanada - Montreal and transferring to Air New Zealand flight for Auckland . I arrive at 7:40pm and my Auckland flight leaves at 9:45. I am worried I will not have enough time to transfer as I am not flying on a continuous ticket. Air New Zealand says I must check in within 90 mins international from departure time. I booked tickets through travel agent.


    If both tickets are on the same reservation the Air Canada agent in Montreal should be able to see the LAX-AKL segment and check your bags through to Auckland. AC and NZ are Star Alliance partners so it should be possible to have your bags checked through to AKL.


    Thanks ZAP , unfortunately they are not as they have two different booking reference. So I am still wondering if that is enough time?


    If you do have to claim and re-check your bags in LAX it is possible if your flight is on-time, your bags come out quickly, and you hurry. You can get from T2 to the International Terminal in less than 10 minutes.


    This looks exactly like my problem - booked with Star Alliance partners with different codes and only have 2hrs lay-over. Were you able to make it?


  • Transfer from Air Canada to American airlines in LAX
    Jun 27, 2015
    My son and his family are arriving from Toronto on Air Canada at 4:36 pm and have to are scheduled on American Airlines to Hawaii at 6:25 pm . One hour fifty minutes to make connection in two different terminals. They will be pre cleared customs in Toronto but it still feels very tight connection to me ... whats your thoughts please


    That should be plenty of time. It's about a 15 minute walk from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4 and they only have to be in Terminal 4 by 5:25. So that leaves them like 50 minutes to arrive, get their bags, and get to T4.


  • Enough time???
    Jun 26, 2015
    Hi. Please help! Arrive into LAX Terminal 2 at 19:15 (Virgin Atlantic flight from LHR- originally due to arrive at 16:05 but changed by airline). Connecting Air New Zealand flight departs at 21:45 from Terminal B (is this Tom Bradley?) Will our bags be transferred 'automatically'? And, is 2.5 hours enough time to make this connection? We booked through an online travel agent (and all 4 flights show on my online manage booking) so does this mean they are 'one ticket'?


    Yes, "Terminal B" is the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Yes, if all four tickets were purchased together your bags should be tagged through to new Zealand. However, at LAX you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check them at the transfer desk right after customs, then exit T2 and walk to the right to the International Terminal, get your Air New Zealand boarding passes if you don't already have them, then go through security and to your departure gate. 2.5 hours is possible for this connection.


    Many thanks for your reply! I feel less stressed about it already!


  • Connection Issues
    Jun 25, 2015
    My daughter is flying from ATL to Brisbane, AU, connecting in LAX. It seems as though she will end up having to check her carry on. Will she be able to do this with a 2.5 layover? Also, will she have to check the bag at terminal 3 and then depart from the international terminal?


    Yes, if she is flying Virgin Australia and her bags are not tagged through to Brisbane, she will have to take her bags to Terminal 3, check them with Virgin Australia, then go to the International Terminal, go through security, and to her departure gate.


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