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  • Transfering from T5 to T3 within 1 houe 30 min
    Jan 30, 2017
    3
    Same flights: Delta Airline; TSA Pre-check; Only carry-on; Arrival at 10:20pm at Terminal 5; Departure at 11:50pm from Terminal 3. Questions: 1) do we have enough time; 2) what's the process; and 3) which is quicker, taking free shuttle or walking; 3)

     

    Delta does not use Terminal 3 at LAX. Where are you flying from and where are you going?

     

    Delta's system is down. Maybe I was wrong about the terminal. We fly from Seattle (SEA) to LAX; then from LAX to Cancun, Mexico. Thank you very much!

     

    Then both flights will be in Terminal 5. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Southwest International Terminal??
    Jan 31, 2017
    2
    Hi! What terminal does on fly out on for Southwest International flights to Mexico? Is it 1 or 2? Thanks!!

     

    They depart from Terminal 1. They arrive in Terminal 2.

     

    Thank you very much!

     

  • 1:15 enough between T7 and T2?
    Feb 4, 2017
    4
    I am looking at connecting flights through LAX, and one ticket that is through Air Canada flies United into T7 from Hawaii, and then AC out of T2 back to Toronto. Will at 1h 15 min layover be enough to get from T7 to T2? We will have checked bags and am assuming won't have to go through customs until we get back to Canada? Thank you

     

    Yes, that is enough time. Yes, all you have to do in LAX is go to Terminal 2 and go through security.

     

    Thanks for your response! What if we have to gate check a stroller?

     

    Then you will get it at the gate in T7 and re-check it at the gate in T2. It shouldn't cost you that much time.

     

    United will check your bags through to Toronto; be sure your bag tags say LAX and YYZ before the agent takes them from you (you can't use curbside check in at Honolulu since you are on a international journey). There is a free Airline Connections bus that runs counterclockwise around the airport. T2 will be the second stop after T7. Bring stroller with you and gate check at T2. Good luck. ps Honolulu should be able to generate your AC boarding passes for LAX-Toronto.

     

  • 1h40m for T5 to T2
    Feb 4, 2017
    2
    Hi, I have a Delta flight from San Diego coming in at 11:05am in T5, and then a departing WestJet flight at 12:40 in T2. Is that enough time to make that connection? Will I have to go through security again? (It was all booked on the same reservation through Delta so I assume I do not need to pick up my bags)

     

    Yes, you will have to go through security again in T2. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

    Your bags will be transferred for you at LAX if the journey is all on one ticket.

     

  • 2 Hour Layover Enough Time
    Jan 28, 2017
    1
    I am a U.S. citizen flying in from South Korea. I make a 4 hour stop in Japan then I land in LAX at Terminal B. I have a 2 hour layover and a connecting flight on Japan Airlines 7558 (it doesn't say which terminal). Do I have enough time?

     

    Your last flight will be operated by American and depart from Terminal 4. You have enough time.

     

  • terminal knowledge
    Jan 25, 2017
    1
    Coming from Canada on Air Canada, going to Roatan on Avianca, what terminals will I use?

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 2. There are no nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Roatan. Where are you stopping first?

     

  • Would 2 hours layover be enough?
    Feb 4, 2017
    5
    Hi, I have 2 hours transit at LAX, which I need go through immigration control, pick up baggage, and go through custom control, and go to terminal 4 (AA) to catch a flight to DCA. Will that be enough? Any tips will be highly appreciated !

     

    What airline are you flying to LAX on and where are you coming from? Are both flights on the same reservation?

     

    I am from Thailand. My flight flies from BKK to NRT (narita, Japan) with Japan airline and then to LAX and DCA with American Airline. All flights are on the same reservation through expedia. I am very nervous as people say it might not be enough time.

     

    Then yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security in the new connector building and follow signs to your departure gate.

     

    I saw some people post a couple year ago that they recieved an express connection pass when they have tight connection at LAX so that they could go through immigration via special lense and could get on the next flight in time. Is that still a thing these days? Do you know what criteria airline has when they issue that pass, i.e. How tight it has to be (lass than an hour, two hours, etc.)? Thank you

     

    If your journey is all on one ticket, and all within one alliance (JAL, American are both One World alliance), in Thailand they should tag your bags all the way to DCA (Washington). At LAX, you go through immigration, then claim your bags and go through Customs. Immediately after Customs, there is an "Airline Connections" desk that will take your luggage and move it over to American for you. You will need to walk to American Terminal 4 (next door to International, to the RIGHT as you exit International), go through security, and go to your gate. You should have barely enough time with two hours. If you miss the connection, American will rebook you to a later flight at no cost. This happened to me once, I missed a 2 hours 45 minutes connection in Dallas because there were 1200 people in line for immigration and only 11 agents on duty. LAX is usually well staffed and usually immigration takes 30 minutes or less. Fortunately, your connecting flight on American is next door.

     

  • Transfer fro TBIT to terminal 4
    Feb 4, 2017
    2
    We land on a Virgin /Delta shared flight to TBIT and then on a separate ticket we travel onto Miami, from terminal 4 with AA. Can someone explain the process ie bags, do we recheck them , can we use the tunnel, do we take bags with us or where do we recheck them, do we go through security again etc.

     

    Where are you flying in from? The UK? Anyway, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then have to take your bags to Terminal 4 outside, re-check them at the American check-in desk, and go through security. You can NOT check your bags at the desk for "connecting passengers" in the International Terminal as they will not be tagged to Miami.

     

    The walkways/tunnels connecting TBIT/T4-5-6-7 can be used by passengers LEAVING the US who need to access TBIT without another security check. They are less useful for arrival in the US since you have to leave security when you exit customs and must re-clear customs. That said, LAX allows you to clear security in ANY terminal with a same day boarding pass; you can for example clear security in T4 if the line looks short, then use the tunnels to reach T5-6-7-8. T4 is next door to TBIT. You may either walk (to your right) to T4 and clear security there, or clear security in TBIT and then use the new post-security walkway to T4.

     

  • TSA and Baggage Claim
    Jan 24, 2017
    1
    I am an American traveling to Japan. My domestic Southwest flight will arrive at LAX Terminal 1, and I will connect to my All Nippon Airways flight (purchased through United Airlines) at Tom Bradley International Terminal. Since my flights are with different airlines, I have to pick my bags up from Southwest baggage claim, and then re-check them with United. Two questions: 1) To make my connection, do I have to exit the secured side of TSA screening? 2) Is a 3-hour layover time at LAX enough to make my connection, both going to Japan and then coming back to the US through LAX?

     

    You re-check your bags with ANA, there will be no United desk in the International Terminal. Yes, you have to exit security. Yes, 3 hours should be enough time.

     

  • Is it possible
    Feb 4, 2017
    4
    Is it possible to claim baggage from terminal 7 and make it to Terminal B in 25 minutes? If so, what's the quickest way?

     

    No, that is not possible.

     

    How long does it take?

     

    If you're connecting to a different flight on a separate reservation in the International Terminal you need at least 2.5 hours.

     

    To do a bus transfer (free) from T7 to TBIT would take 15-20 minutes. You could not make a 25 minute connection between these two terminals.

     

  • How far from T2 to T7?
    Jan 23, 2017
    1
    One of our flight options is a connection through LAX. The first leg is on Air Canada landing at Terminal 2 and departing on United in Terminal 8 (all on one ticket). The layover time is 1:23. Two members of our group are in their 70's. Is 1:23 enough time to transfer between the terminals by shuttle? How far is the walk from T2 to T7 and is there enough time to walk at a leisurely pace? Thank you.

     

    Yes, that is enough time. If you walk across the parking garages it takes 15-20 minutes at a leisurely pace, about the same as the shuttle.

     

  • Qantas connections
    Feb 4, 2017
    4
    I'm looking at buying flights with Qantas JFK - LAX - MEL. The layover in LAX is only 1hr 10 minutes!! This is the only connection available with a well priced fare. It is myself and 3 children who will be 12, 10 and 8. Will it be ok? Surprised they would offer the flights together if they thought it was going to be a problem but am concerned that if the initial flight is at all delayed we are not going to make the connection. Any advice? Tried calling Qantas and after 35mins on hold I gave up!

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Ok thanks - so they will be in the same terminal? And no passport control or baggage collection?

     

    If the JFK-LAX flight is the one operated by Qantas that is correct, you just have to walk from one gate to the other, which shouldn't take more than 15 minutes. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.

     

    If you are on an American Airlines flight JFK-LAX (as opposed to the one flight daily operated by Qantas), there is a post-security walkway that connects T4 (American) to TBIT (International). 15 minute walk and you need not clear security.

     

  • 2 hrs 5 min enough time?
    Jan 22, 2017
    1
    Flying on Delta in first/biz from Tokyo HND to SFO on one ticket. No checked bags. Is 2 hrs 5 min enough layover time at LAX?

     

    Yes, that is enough time if the flight from Tokyo arrives on-time.

     

  • Getting From Terminal 7 to B...
    Jan 22, 2017
    1
    We wil be arriving on a United flight in Terminal 7 and will have to claim our bags (due to separately booked flights) and then proceed to Terminal B. We probably prefer to walk instead of using the shuttle. My question is are we going to have to go outside to proceed to the international terminal or is there a route so that we can remain inside? Then when we return, we understand we will arrive at terminal B, clear immigration and customs. Since our next flight is booked separately, we expect we will have to drag our luggage to Terminal 7. Would that trip be better walked or take the shuttle bus?

     

    Yes, walk. You have to walk outside along the curbfront. I would walk both ways.

     

  • Switching airlines for international flight
    Jan 20, 2017
    1
    Long story short, United changed my schedule which made my 3hr layover turn into only 2hrs. I'm arriving in LAX on an American Airlines flight at 3:15PM. I'm switching to a United flight to LHR and will have to make it to the international terminal. I'll also have to collect my baggage and re-check it with United. The flight leaves at 5:00PM. Will that be enough time to deplane, pick up my bags, re-check them, and make it to my gate for United? The airline did add a note for the gate agent to hold my seat because I could be late.

     

    No United flights depart from the International Terminal. Your flight to London will depart from Terminal 7. You have just enough time if the American flight is on-time. I'd be more worried about getting your bag re-checked before the cutoff than making it to your flight on-time.

     

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