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  • Layover
    Mar 22, 2016
    I will arrive from BNE on Virgin Australia and departing Delta at T5 (all booked on one ticket), there is only a 2 hr layover...will that be enough time


    That is barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Departure/ Arrival gates
    Mar 21, 2016
    How can I find out arrival and departure gates for flights in June? They are not on my E-tickets. Coming from Anchorage to Portland to LAX then on to Atlanta. All Delta flights.


    Almost all Delta flights use Terminal 5. A small number of flights use Terminal 6, which is connected to Terminal 5 by a tunnel inside security.


  • BNA to LAX to Brisbane
    Mar 21, 2016
    I've got a midweek AA flight arriving 7:37 pm at Terminal 6 and 11:20 pm departure to Brisbane Australia on Qantas. Is that enough time to transfer luggage, check-in and the TSA recheck?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


    They moved my lax depart time on my return flight. What about a 6:30 am inbound from Brisbane and outboard at 10:05 from term 6? That route back adds in customs / immigration to the mix.


    Yes, that should be fine too.


    Last question. My AA domestic flights are partners with my Qantas, therefore AA has their own flight numbers associated with my Qantas flights ( flight QF 16 on Qantas is also listed as AA 7409). It would be great to be able to use the AA flight number on my Qantas booked flight and avoid the whole checked bag handling/ checkin and TSA mess at LAX. Is that even possible? (The Qantas booking part was included in the complete vacation package where LAX was the only departing airport I could use)


    In Nashville you should be able to show your Qantas confirmation to the AA agent and get your bags checked to Brisbane, although they are not obligated to. On the way back they could do the same, but you would still have to claim your bags in LAX to go through US Customs, the only difference is that you could then re-check them at the re-check desk in the International Terminal right after customs vs. having to take them to Terminal 4 or 6 to re-check.


    Thanks for all your help


  • Brisbane to LAX to Detroit MI
    Mar 21, 2016
    Is 2 and 1/2 hour layover typically enough time to depart my international flight from BNE and claim my bags at LAX and reboard a flight to Detroit? How far is the international terminal from the domestic terminal for Virgin Australia?


    Virgin Australia does not fly domestic flights in the US. Your flight to Detroit will be operated by Delta and depart from Terminal 5. You will arrive in the International Terminal. You should have enough time.


  • TBIT internal connection
    Mar 20, 2016
    If I fly into TBIT on Copa and leave on Cathay for HKG also from TBIT, do I need to go through immigration and customs? Would 1 hour 40 mins be enough time for the connection? Thanks.


    You have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags with Cathay, and go through security. That is not enough time for that connection.


  • Terminal change
    Mar 20, 2016
    My arrival is Hawaiian Airlines, Terminal 2, at 740 AM. I depart with Southwest (Terminal 1, I guess) at 1050AM. Almost 3 hours. I will be claiming checked bags and rechecking them with southwest. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Qantas SYD-LAX arrive 6.30am then T2 departure to Mexico at 11am
    Mar 20, 2016
    Gives me 4.5 hours to clear immigration, get backs, then go to T2 and recheck backs and go through security again. All good???


    Yes, as long as the flight from Sydney is on-time that should be plenty of time.


  • LAX to MEL
    Mar 18, 2016
    Hi - Ive made 2 separate bookings with my 1st flight (domestic) arriving Tuesday at 8pm with Virgin America. My next flight is at 10:15pm with Qantas. I have 1 checked you think I can make the connection?


    You barely have enough time if everything goes perfectly. You'll habve to claim your bag from Virgin America in T3 and re-check it with Qantas in the International Terminal before 9:15.


  • Phila-Lax-Tahiti
    Mar 17, 2016
    I will arrive to LAX with AA 596 at 6:49 pm and connect with AF 76 at 11:55 PM for Papeete. Do I have enough time to collect my luggage and board my flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Connecting Flights from LAX (Terminal 5) To San Diego (Terminal 2)
    Mar 17, 2016
    Hi, I have a connecting flight from PH to LAX to San Diego with a layover time of 1 hour 10 mins from LAX to San Diego. I bought the ticket online under 1 itinerary for all connections. Do I have time to go through all the legalities (immigration, baggage check out check in) given that it's only an hour? Or do I ask the online ticketing to adjust my time?


    Hi, I forgot to include that im flying with delta (from ph-narita) then compass dba delta from lax to san diego. Thanks.


    1 Hour 10 minutes is not enough time for an International to Domestic connection at LAX. Also, your flight to SAN will not be from Terminal 2 - Delta does not use Terminal 2. It will also be in Terminal 5.


  • Delta International Baggage Recheck Facilities
    Mar 16, 2016
    Coming in on Delta economy (Terminal 5) and connecting to EVA Air to Singapore, TBIIT. Does Delta's remodel make this transfer any smoother? Go through security?


    If your tickets are on two separate reservations then you will have to claim your bags and bring them to the international terminal to check with eva. If your bags are checked through then you can go directly to your departure gate through T4 and the connector.


  • customs
    Mar 16, 2016
    how much time do I need to allow to get through customs? And if I have two separate itineraries, do I have to get out of the airport and go through security again?


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take your bags to your departure terminal, check them with your second airline and then go through security. I recommend at least 3 hours between flights purchased on two separate reservations.


  • terminal 1 to terminal 2
    Mar 16, 2016
    leaving HI to BOS. My original connection time when I booked the flight was 2.5 hours, so we were happy to have breakfast in the terminal while waiting. Now the flight arrives at 7:45A in terminal 1, and departs at 8:25A in terminal 2. It seems like we would have to do security again, even if we could run between. I can't believe the airline changed this! Is there any way we can make this? My husband has a disability so we will use Handicap for him to speed things along. Will that help?


    I think you have your terminals reversed - no flights from Hawaii arrive in Terminal 1 and no flights to Boston depart from Terminal 2. What airlines are you flying?


  • Flying Sydney, AU to Vancouver all on American Airlines
    Mar 15, 2016
    Is 2 hours enough time to change planes? (From Term. B to Term 4, through security, customs, etc.?)


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Is 1:15 in LAX long enough from GUA-SLC
    Mar 14, 2016
    Hi, we're flying a big group (10 U.S. Citizens) back from Guatemala City to Salt Lake City. Is one hour fifteen minutes long enough to make it to our connecting flights? Flying Delta all the way. A little worried about getting through Customs. Two of us have Global Entry, but the other 8 don't. Will someone with experience help me out? Thanks!


    No, that is not enough time for an International to Domestic connection through LAX with checked bags.


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