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Hi I’m flying from HK to LA on CX880 landing at 2215. I have a connecting flight on AA260 to Miami at 0030. These are booked on one ticket. Is there enough time for me to clear customs and transit?
If everything is on the same reservation that should be enough time.
We will have separate reservations, arriving at LAX on VA1 from Australia at 6:05am. Our next flight is to Las Vegas and I have two options: United departs LAX at 8:35am and Southwest departing at 10:25am.

Is the united flight (2hrs25 mins) too close to the arrival of VA1? Southwest means waiting 4hrs20mins at LAX (with 4 children).

Suggestions?
We will have seperate reservations, arriving at LAX on VA1 from Australia at 6:05am. Our next flight is to Las Vegas and I have two options: United departs LAX at 8:35am and Southwest departing at 10:25am.

Is the united flight (2hrs25 mins) too close to the arrival of VA1? Southwest means waiting 4hrs20mins at LAX (with 4 children).

Suggestions?
The 8:35 flight will probably work.
I am arriving on a Southwest flight in November at 5:15 pm and connecting to a Norwegian Air flight at 6:35. The tickets are on separate reservations. Is that doable?
I'd be losing sleep over that one. If your connections are not on the same ticket, (ie. Same carrier/affiliate carrier) then Norwegian Air has no idea where you are, and if you have not checked in by the minimum requirement (in Australia this is 3 hours before the flight), they can consider you a no-show and give away your seat.

Remember that the flight departure time is not the time you need to be at the terminal. You need to have reached the correct gate at least 20 minutes to 45 minutes before they close the flight. You might want to ask Norwegian how early they will close the gate for an international flight.
Sorry, a missing word or 2 made that a little misleading. It should read:

"You need to have reached the correct gate at least 20 minutes to 45 minutes before AS they close the flight long before departure time"
Thanks! I was just checking. I have class earlier in the day and I was trying to find a way to not miss that but I'll go ahead and book an earlier flight!
AA moved up a flight I was connecting to by almost 2 hours, and now I’m concerned.

Arriving Int’l flight: 11:40am on a Wednesday via Air New Zealand to TBIT.

New AA connecting flight (separate bookings/tickets): 12:50pm at T4.

Solo traveler. Business class. Carry on luggage-only. Valid ESTA/VISA waiver.

ANZ flights in the past have generally arrived 10-15 minutes early. Last time I traveled on same flight and circumstances (minus connection), I was off the plane and in a taxi within 20 minutes of landing.

Am I crazy to even try to make this connection by checking in online before I land and using the tunnel to get to T4 and collect tickets at gate?

Next direct flight from LAX to AUS is 4-5 hours later, meaning I won’t get to my hotel in Austin until after midnight.
In business class with no checked bags as a repeat ESTA user, I think you have a chance.
Hi,

I plan to arrive in LAX from PHL on an AA flight. Then I have a 2hr layover before taking a Qantas flight to SYD.

Is this enough time? Will I have to go through security again?
You can just walk to your departure gate in the International Terminal via the connector building. You have enough time.
Because Qantas and AA are codeshare partners, they should be aware of your whereabouts on the AA flight and your luggage should be already making its way to the Qantas jet while you are waiting to clear security.
He/She doesn't have to go through security.
Hello,

I have a flight arriving at 8:27 am in LAX from Chicago and my other flight is at 9:45 am to Honolulu, it's 2 different tickets, not with the same company. Do you think I will have enough time to get the second flight?
Thank you very much!
Claire
What airlines are you flying? Do you have checked bags?
I'm flying with Spirit from Chicago to LAX and then with American Airlines from LAX to Honolulu. No checked bags, just 1 carry on bag.
You have a chance if the first flight is on-time. You can now get between your arrival gate and your departure gate inside security using the tunnels.
Flying in on Delta domestic arriving 8:25 am. Departing Singapore air International to Japan at 10:00 am. Doable??? Not familiar with LAX as far as getting from terminal to terminal.....

Thank you
Is it one reservation or two separate reservations? If it's two separate reservations that will be difficult.
My plane leaves at 3pm , the shuttle we got on to the airport had several stops we did not know about. We will arrive at the airport about 2:10 pm will be Jane time to check in bars and not miss our flight?
Is it domestic or International? Do you have checked bags?
9/24 arriving United at T7, 7:37p. Must collect bag due to two tickets. Recheck and go back thru security. Departing TBIT Qantas 10:10p. Is this doable? Fastest way? Which direction do I head for Qantas in TBIT? And is that all on ground floor? Any chance there are porters to help w luggage?
Yes, that should be enough time if the United flight is on-time. Just go to the departure level - You will go left when you leave T7. I think Qantas is towards the middle of the TBIT.