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  • Changing Airlines
    Jan 8, 2015
    My husband and I will be arriving from SMF to LAX via Delta (DL4703) at 8:07pm. Our flight to Cook Islands via Air New Zealand departs at 11:59pm. Will we have enough time to retrieve our checked luggage, check in w/Air New Zealand and go through security? Similar question on the return flight… our flight arrives at 11:35am via Air New Zealand at LAX and we have to transfer airlines to Delta. The delta flight (DL4703) leaves at 4:25pm.


    Yes, you should have enough time both ways


  • LAX connecting to PPT Tahiti
    Jan 8, 2015
    I have a flight departing on Air Tahiti Flight 7 at 10:40 pm. How soon do I need to arrive in LAX? I will either be coming from ORD or DEN and my earliest arrival option is 7:17. Can I arrive at 8:46 and still make it? There will be 2 adults with 2 checked bags.


    I would choose the 7:17. Booking separate tickets you will have to claim your bags from the first airline and bring them to the International Terminal and have to wait in line at the Air Tahiti Nui counter. The counter opens at about 8 PM so if you arrive at 7:17 that would be about perfect.


  • LAX change terminal 2 to 4
    Jan 1, 2015
    Sorry just posted below but forgot to say it is LAX and flights are 7 on virhgin LHR to LAX and 1691 on American LAX to Vegas not tried to change here before and will have two bags! Thanks


    So you're arriving at 2:25 PM on Virgin Atlantic and departing at 5:55 PM on American? OK, then you will arrive in Terminal 2, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then you need to walk from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4. Walk right out of T2, past T3 and the International Terminal, until you get to T4. Then you will have to check your bags with AA and go through security. If I have those times correct I think you will have enough time. It will take about 45 minutes to get through customs and about 20 minutes to walk to T4.


  • Time to Change from Virgain At to AA ?
    Jan 1, 2015
    I arrive Virgin Atlantic 14 25pm 2nd jan and fly out on American Airlines to Vegas on flight leaving at 5 55pm.Dont think i can check my bags through but have to go through customs etc How best do i do this in time and is there shuttle or walk etc between two terminals think Virgin is 2 and American is 4 urgent thank you


  • Arrive on SQ depart on United
    Jan 8, 2015
    I will be arriving from Singapore on SQ at 11.55am and have planned to take a connection on US Airways at 1.25pm to Charlotte. Is this feasible to make it possible?


    You typed United in the title but the flight you describe is on US Airways. That is a very difficult connection if you purchase the tickets separately as you will have to take your bags from the International Terminal to T6 after clearing customs and then re-check them with American/US Airways.


    yes sorry I meant US Airways. So basically time would not be enough?


    Correct. You would basically have to arrive early for that connection to work.


  • Delta to American connection
    Jan 1, 2015
    I'll be arriving on Delta and departing on American. I will have 1 hour 27 minutes layover. Is this sufficient time? It looks like I'll be arriving in terminal 5 and departing out of terminal 4--is there a tunnel that is now open connecting these two terminals? Thanks.


    The 4 to 5 tunnel is still closed. If you have checked bags and purchased your tickets separately you don't have enough time. Without checked bags, you can make the connection, but you will have to exit T5, walk to T4 and go through security


    We have checked bags but flights were purchased as one trip so bags should be checked all the way through to end destination. Thanks.


    I just double checked and it turns out that the T4 to T5 tunnel has reopened! So you can take that.


    Thank you so much for your help. . This is a stupid question but are the tunnels on the arrival (lower) level? Because departures are on the upper level, right?


    The tunnels only connect through staircases to the gate areas. Both domestic arrivals and departures come through the same level of the concourse.


  • Connection from Japan
    Dec 30, 2015
    I am scheduled to arrive on NH1006 on April 1 at 5:55pm. There is a Southwest connection that departs at 8:25pm. Will I have enough time to clear customs, make it to the SW terminal, check-in, and clear security? This is on a Wednesday night.


    That should be enough time. You'll be out of customs by 7 PM at the latest, so that leaves you 1 hr 25 mins to walk to T1, check your bags, and go through security. You should check in for your Southwest flight online before you leave Japan.


    Thanks, ZAP!!!!


  • will i have enough time
    Dec 28, 2014
    Hi, based on the below flight details, will i have enough time to transfer between terminals? Thanks AF2219 N 17MAR 2 SJCLAX HK1 1240 1400 OPERATED BY DL4516 T AF 065 N 17MAR 2 LAXCDG HK1 1645 1135+1


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You just have to walk from T5 where you will arrive to the International Terminal. and go through security.


  • Returning from Costa Rica
    Dec 28, 2014
    My husband, our 5 year old, and I will be flying on Delta and will return from Liberia Costa Rica with a layover in LAX on our way home to Seattle. Our flight lands at 12:40p.m. and the other one leaves at 2:07 p.m. Questions: 1. Is 87 minutes enough time to clear customs and get to the next flight? 2. Delta agents have given me conflicting info on baggage. One saying we'd have to get our bags and go through customs and the other saying "No, bags will be checked through to Seattle" and we don't have to worry about them in LAX. Which one of them is right? Thank you for the help!


    You will have enough time. You will arrive in T5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thank you ZAP for the information. I very much appreciate it.


  • Returning From Mexico
    Dec 26, 2014
    I will be returning from LEON, with a 1.5 hour layaway in LAX before the flight to Portland. Both flights are on Delta, on the same ticket. I am worried that if I use checked luggage (which I prefer for this particular trip) there will not be enough time to get it and go through customs again and get on the Domestic flight. Any thoughts or ideas? Thanks


    That should be enough time. Delta flights are self contained in their own terminal T5.


  • United connecting flights- 52 min layover
    Dec 22, 2014
    My arriving and departing flights are both with United, arriving from Houston - IAH and departing for Honolulu - HNL on the 29th. Should the terminals be the same and should I be worried about a 52 minute layover?


    Both flights will be in Terminal 7 or Terminal 8 which are basically two wings of the same building, connected inside security. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Connection time between Term 7/8 and Term 2
    Dec 19, 2014
    We will be arriving into LAX on United at term 7 or 8 at 8:36am and our flight on Hawaiian Air leaves from Term 10:00am. Carry-on bags only. Is 1:30 enough time to make the connection between terminals and pass thru TSA again? Thanks.


    Yes, but you should make sure to print out your Hawaiian boarding pass ahead of time online. Then just run across the airport to T2 and get through security. If your first flight is on-time you should be OK.


  • international terminal to Terminal to Terminal -1 Gate9
    Dec 18, 2014
    My mom's flight TK009 is delayed and it will arrive LAX @ 5.17pm. Her next flight is Southwest 4483 departing @ 6.55pm. Would she make it to her flight on time? Thank you!


    She will have to really hurry if she has checked bags to re-check at Southwest.


  • How do I get from terminal 2 to terminal 4
    Dec 15, 2014
    I'm flying from Hawaii to Dallas and have a connection in LA - I am coming in on Hawaiian Air at terminal 2 and flying out on American Airlines, Terminal 4. I looked at a map - are their terminals connected or do I have to exit terminal 2 and walk through the parking lots over to terminal 4??? I have a 2 hour layover.


    You have to exit Terminal 2 and walk across or around to Terminal 4. 2 hours should be enough time. Check in for your AA flight online before you leave Hawaii.


  • LAX terminal change
    Dec 15, 2014
    I am on a flight coming from PHX to LAX arriving at 7:08 am (terminal 4), however my connection flight is in Terminal 6 and it departs at 8:10 am. The kicker is that I have to check in because I'm switching airline. Do I need to be concerned?


    What airlines are you flying? If you do have to collect and re-check your baggage you won't have enough time. If you won't have checked bags you can do it if you check in online before you leave Phoenix.


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