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  • T2 to T1
    May 29, 2015
    I am landing at Terminal 1 and have 1 hour to get to Terminal 2. Is this feasible?


    What airport?


  • enough time connect to an international flight?
    May 29, 2015
    my flight will arrive from LAS into Terminal 7 at 10:34am and I need to connect to a flight to Narita (from Terminal 7) that is departing at 11:45am. Do you think I (non-US Citizen) have time to clear immigration and security check? Thanks!


    You do not go through US Immigration when leaving the United States. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • From Bradley's terminal to DELTA's flight in 2 hours 40'
    Jun 4, 2015
    my son will arrive from SPAIN with Iberia at Bradley's at 4:10PM and has to get the DELTA flight to Phoenix at 6:50PM, that gives him 2 hours 40 minutes to do it. is it possible to do this? his passport is Spanish. Thank you!


    Yes, that is possible. If he purchased two separate tickets he needs to follow the sign for passengers ending their journey in LA (to the left after customs), then exit the International Terminal, then walk to the right (with traffic). The second building he will come to is Delta's Terminal 5. He will then have to re-check his bags a the check-in counter there and pay a checked bag fee. He can save some time by checking in online and paying the bag fee online before he leaves Spain.


    I am Arriving from London and departing for Phoenix on separate ticket. I understand that I have to move my bags..4 large..As lifting is going to be a problem for me, I am concerned. It almost seems better to do the walk to term 1. Would I be able to get a cart to take to another terminal? Should I just do a cab? Cost? The bus seems to be a very challenging physical issue. I use a cane. TIA


  • Enough time to get from Bradley Terminal to Terminal 1
    May 27, 2015
    Hi, I have a flight scheduled to land from London at 6:30pm and then have another flight with Southwest at 8:10 pm. What's the fastest way I could get to terminal one? I'll have two large suitcases with me.


    The fastest way is to walk. You will have to bring your bags with you and wait in line to check them with Southwest and then go through security in T1. You will need to be in Terminal 1 by 7:25. That leaves you just 55 minutes to get off the plane, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and walk to Terminal 1 (which takes about 10-15 minutes). I wouldn't say that this connection is impossible, but it will be extremely difficult.


  • Enough time for connection- Terminal 7?
    May 27, 2015
    My son arrives at LAX from LHR at 1.45p.m June 16, his connecting flight to SEA leaves at 3.28p.m. He is flying with United Airlines, and United Express for the domestic leg. He is flying on an e-ticket, so I think his arrival and departure will be at Terminal 7-am I correct? Will he have time to clear immigration and customs,recheck his bag etc in less than two hours? Thanks in advance for any advice!


    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, he should arrive and go through Immigration in Terminal 7 and will depart from Terminal 7 or 8 (really just two sides of the same terminal).


  • Booked 2 legs with checked luggage
    May 25, 2015
    I booked a flight from MCI to LAX on Southwest with 2 hours and 10 mins between my next flight LIH on Hawaiian Airlines. I'll need to go pick up my checked in luggage and check it back in to the other flight. How long will (could) this take me?


    Assuming your flight from MCI is on-time, your bags should come out within 30 minutes. It will take you about 5 minutes to Walk from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2. So assuming the first flight is on-time that still puts you at the Hawaiian check-in counter 1 hr 35 minutes before your flight, plenty of time.


  • Connecting from Delta flight from NYC to Virgin Australia to SYD
    May 28, 2015
    My inbound Delta flight from NYC arrives Terminal 5 8.30 p.m. and have connecting flight to Sydney on Virgin at 10.20 p.m. Looks like I have to get to Terminal 3 to check in then go to Tom Bradley for departure. Is that correct? Doesn't look like I would have enough time. What is fastest way to get from T5 to T3?


    Virgin Australia flights don't actually depart from T3, they just have their check-in counters there, which you shouldn't need if your tickets were bought on one reservation. You should be able to proceed directly to the International terminal security checkpoint. You should have enough time assuming your flight from NY is on-time.


    I am getting rather confused by this! Have just spoken to Virgin Australia International and they told me that their flights arrive into Tom Bradley but that departures are from Terminal 3. Are you sure your info. is correct and that T3 is only check-in and that I should go to TB? Sorry to query you but advice seems to be conflicting. Thank you.


    Can I make a connection between a southwest flight that arrives into LAX at 10 am and a United flight that would leave for Hawaii at 11 am?


  • Connecting flight from Baltimore to LA to India
    May 23, 2015
    Hi, I am taking a SouthWest flight from Baltimore to LA, arriving at 12:05 PM. (probably at Terminal 5-7) I have to board an Etihad Airways flight which departs at 4:45 PM from Terminal B. I will have 4 pieces of baggage. What is the best option to travel to terminal B? Is this sufficient time? Will I have to go through customs at LAX?


    Southwest flights into LA use Terminal 1. The best way to get from Terminal 1 to the international terminal is to walk. It takes maybe 15 minutes. You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. You will have to transfer your bags yourself to the international Terminal. You should have plenty of time.


    Your Etihad flight will be flying back over Baltimore to get to Abu Dhabi. Someone seems to have messed up your booking!


    Thanks Steve. I know! My company's travel agent booked a non re-routable flight. I was working in LA in Feb and moved to Baltimore later. Now I will have to travel back cause Etihad airways seems to have this stupid fare rules.


    Thanks! Now I will be travelling by United which will land at Terminal 7. I will have a lot of time to kill at LAX now :( Any idea if there are shops at LAX from where I can buy chocolates in bulk?


  • connecting flight after COPA arrival from Panama City ?
    May 20, 2015
    Our flight is scheduled to arrive @ 4:48 PM from Panama City (COPA) and the connecting flight is now departing @ 7:37 PM (was originally 8:46 PM but United moved the flight up by an hour +). Does this allow enough time to clear customs and get to departure gate?


    That should still be plenty of time.


  • Air Canada Flight
    May 20, 2015
    Flying from OGG to LAX, landing in Terminal 7 at 7:57pm with Air Canada (Operated by United Airlines). Connection flight to Toronto leaves Terminal 2 at 10:10pm with Air Canada. Is this enough time? Also will we have to collect our bags at LAX, or when we land in Toronto? we have another connecting flight to Winnipeg with a 2hr layover in Toronto.


    Your baggage will be transferred for you. All you have to do is walk or take the shuttle from T7 to T2 and go through security. You have plenty of time.


    thank you for your response! this is only my 3rd time flying, and my first by myself, especially with so many connecting flights. i feel a lot less nervous now.


  • Southwest to Allegiant
    May 20, 2015
    Hi! I'm scheduled to land in LAX at 10:15AM with Southwest. My departing flight to Honolulu is at 11:10AM with Allegiant. I understand I will have to go from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3. I will have a carry-on bag only. Will 50 minutes be enough time pending the Southwest flight is on time from Denver. I'm not sure how busy LAX gets over the Memorial Day weekend, but the flights are booked for Saturday, May 23. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


    If you check-in online for your allegiant flight and your Southwest flight is on-time, and you run, you have a chance of making it. I would have not booked this.


  • Southwest/Delta + Japan
    May 19, 2015
    I will be doing a roundtrip from MCI to NRT. I will purchase Southwest tickets for domestic travel to/from LAX, then Delta tickets for the LAX/NRT travel. How much time (I'm a slow mover btw!) do I need to handle customs, terminal changes, re-checking bags, and re-entering security at LAX? What's the walking path for the LAX terminals I can do?


    On your way to NRT I would want 2 hours. There is no US Customs upon departing the US. This would be the bare minimum. Southwest arrives in Terminal 1 and Delta departs from Terminal 5. There is no direct route between them, you can walk across the parking garages or take a slow shuttle bus on the lower level. You will have to transfer your bags yourself. On the way back I would want at least 3 hours, preferably a bit more.


    Also, why are you so dead-set on this particular routing? there would be many other routings that would be both easier and more efficient between Kansas City and Tokyo.


    The points I have with Southwest gives me enough to travel to/from LAX for free, and LAX has cheap flights to/from Tokyo. This was the best option I found, unless there is a different combination I can use. that you know of. Thank you for the routing and timing help.


    OK, makes sense. Seattle also has cheap flights to Tokyo but the Southwest flight there from KC arrives far too late to connect to any of the Tokyo flights. It's fine going through LAX, just be sure to leave plenty of time to make the connections.


  • LAX terminal B to 4 connection
    May 19, 2015
    Hi, I am arriving on US air from London to LAX arriving at 1535, with a connection at 1715 to RNO. this is all on a AA/US codeshare ticket... i am assuming this will be fine as its one ticket, can anyone help? terminal B to 4. Thanks


    This is a fairly difficult but doable connection. If your flight from London is operated by British Airways it will arrive in the International Terminal, if it is operated by american it will arrive in Terminal 4. You will then go through security, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Then if you arrived in the International Terminal, walk to terminal 4 (it's a short walk). Then, go through security. Your flight to Reno will depart from the American Eagle satellite terminal, you will have to take a shuttle bus to get there. The shuttle bus is after you go through security in Terminal 4.


    Thank you. Do you know how long the shuttle takes to the satellite terminal?


    About 10-15 minutes.


  • LAV to LAX and LAX to SYD connecting time 48 mins
    May 18, 2015
    Hi I am travelling from LAV to LAX and LAX to SYD. I only have 48 mins for the connecting flights at LAX to Sydney. Both flights are booked with united airlines and both departure and arrival is on Terminal 7. I believe my luggage will be checked in at LAV, Do I have enough time?


    There is no such airport code as "LAV" Are you coming from Las Vegas? That's LAS. Yes, you should have enough time if your first flight is on-time. All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you very much for your kind response. Yes, I mean from Las Vegas, sorry for the wrong code.


  • Enough time between flights
    May 16, 2015
    I arrive from Auckland at Terminal 2 on Air NZ at 7:15am and depart on Delta to Puerto Vallarta at Terminal 5 at 10:20am . Will this be enough time with bags not checked through ?


    That would be barely enough time. You will have to run across the airport to Terminal 5 to get your bags checked in time.


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