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  • Is 3 hours enough for connection
    Dec 23, 2016
    I am travelling from Syd to LAX with Qantas and arrive in LAX at 6.30am. I then have a flight to Miami at 9.30am. Is 3 hours enough to clear immigrations and pick up my bags and checkin at the American Airlines counter and go through TSA security?


    Yes, that is enough time. Note that if both flights are on the same reservation you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk in the International Terminal and don't have to take your bags to the AA check-in counter in T4.


    I'm having the same scenario where I fly in from Singapore to LAX at 6.15AM via Singapore Airlines and flying from LAX to SFO at 9.35AM via AA in Terminal 6. First time I'm doing this as I fly directly to SFO in the past. Do I have to go thru customs at LAX, collect my luggage, run to Departures to check in my luggage in and run to Terminal 6 to board the plane?


  • Fastest Connection
    Dec 20, 2016
    I have a flight into LAX on 1/13 that arrives at 8:46. I have a connection at 10:45 to Sydney. Both flights are through United. Is there a tunnel that connects terminal 7 to the International terminal? Or what is the fastest way to connect? Thanks.


    No United flights depart from the International Terminal. You will both arrive and depart from Terminal 7/8. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • Terminal 6 to Terminal 3 - 1 hour
    Dec 20, 2016
    I am flying into LAX and landing at Terminal 6 at 7:15AM. I have a departure flight at Terminal 3 at 8:3AM with no checked bags. Do I have to go through TSA again? Ive been looking at the maps but can't tell the fastest route since they are on opposite sides of airport. Does crossing through the parking garages work or are you supposed to take tunnels the whole way? DO I HAVE TIME?


    You can either cross the parking garages or walk around in front of the International Terminal. There are no tunnels. You have to go through security again in Terminal 3. That is a very difficult connection.


  • Connection time on flight from Austrailia
    Dec 19, 2016
    I arrive on a flight from Sydney at 6:30 AM on 1/27. I have a flight to ORD at 9:30 AM on 1/27. I will have checked bags in Sydney. Is that enough time to connect? Both flights are under the same reservation with United.


    Yes, that is 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 walk to Terminal 7, go through security, and to your departure gate.


    Thank you!


  • Tunnel or Shuttle
    Dec 19, 2016
    Arriving at 9:00AM in Terminal 6 departing at 9:40AM in Terminal 4 on DEC 21st...fastest route ?


    Definitely take the tunnels. The shuttle means you have to go through security again. You'll have to run.


  • Flying LAX to SYD: change terminals?
    Dec 18, 2016
    I have a domestic flight from PHL-->LAX that is scheduled to arrive at 9:34 PM and I have an international flight from LAX-->SYD at 10:45 PM but with the same airline (American). Will I need to change terminals and go through security again? Also, will that be enough time?


    You will not have to go through security again. All American gates are connected inside security. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time. You will likely arrive in Terminal 6 and depart from Terminal 4 - they are connected inside security by a tunnel.


  • Security between Terminals
    Dec 18, 2016
    My friend and I are meeting at LAX from separate cities. However, her flight was cancelled and she had to catch a later flight. I'm planningon meeting her at her terminal and proceeding to our rental car and other plans. However, my flight arrives in terminal 4 and hers arrives in terminal 1. If I leave 4 and shutttle over to terminal 1 will I pass through security and not have access to any restaurants? There are a few hours between our flights and I would like to know if I need to eat at terminal 4 or if there will be other places when transitioning to the other terminal. Thanks for the help! This is my first time flying into LAX, so I'm a little hazy with how everything works. Hopefully this made some sense!


    The only shuttle from T4 to T1 runs on the arrivals level outside security. You won't be allowed through security in Terminal 1.


  • 3hrs 23 min transit (Separate Tickets)
    Dec 18, 2016
    Flying in from Australia 6.40am on United (Terminal 8) connecting to New Orleans with Spirit Airlines (Separate tickets) departing at 10.03am (Terminal 3) . Enough time?


    Actually United flights from Australia arrive in the International Terminal as the Immigration facility in Terminal 6/7/8 isn't open that early in the morning. Yes, you have enough time for that connection.


  • Will 52 minutes be enough time?
    Dec 18, 2016
    We are flying from Omaha to lax and then on to Honolulu. Our flights are all with American Airlines but we only have a 52 minute layover. Is this going to be enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting from Hawaiian air landing 945 pm, united flight leaves 1030
    Dec 17, 2016
    hi i am landing on a Hawaiian flight that lands at 945 pm, I will not be checking any bags. I have a flight on United that departs to Phoenix at 1030 pm, boards at 10 pm. Would this be enough time to make the connecting flight with United ?


    Do you have checked bags? Is it two separate reservations?


    there are no checked bags. there are two separate reservations, but I have not reserved it yet


    if you think it will not be enough time, i will change the ticket. thank you


    It's probably not enough time.


  • PVR to LAX on Alaska
    Dec 20, 2016
    If I am returning from Puerto Vallarta on Alaska, will I arrive at terminal 6 or the International terminal? How much time is needed to clear customs and get thru security to get to terminal 1 for a Southwest flight on a separate ticket?


    You will arrive in Terminal 6. There is an Immigration facility there. I would want 3 hours between flights if you have checked baggage. Maybe you can get by with a bit less with only carry-ons.


    Hi, I fly in from Nashivlle to LAX on Southwest at 8:55am and then have a separate flight to Tokyo with ANA at 12:05am. I will more likely to have one checked bag. Would 3 hours be enough for between T1 to the international terminal? It's on New Year's Day btw. Thanks!


  • Is 1 hour 30 minutes enough to get Jal from AA
    Dec 16, 2016
    I am flying from STL to LAX on Jan 18, 2016 and then catching Jal to go to Tokyo. I have about 1 hour and 30 minutes to catch Jal. Is this enough time? I remember that it was so crowded at a security when I did it 2 years ago. Please answer ASAP since I have to buy tickets


    You no longer have to go through security to make this connection. There is a new connector building which connects the AA gates in T4 to the International Terminal inside security. So yes, this is enough time.


    Thank you very much. You are big help.


  • Confirm no security if in the same terminal?
    Dec 15, 2016
    Hi, I looked all over and couldn't find a confirmation...I am flying from Vancouver to LAX, and then on to Cancun, all with Delta, with only 1h 5min layover - I had heard that Delta is only Terminal 5 and that I wouldn't have to go through security (and customs is in Vancouver). Is this true? Or are we going to get held up somewhere by TSA? (or anything else?) Thanks!


    Yes, all you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will show your passport when you board the flight to Cancun, that's it.


  • tbit to t5 w/luggage
    Dec 15, 2016
    Scheduled Tod arrive Art LAX in Sun Art 12:45 pm. Got a connecting flight Form T5 Art 2:55 pm and two vor three checked bags. ANY Chance d catch this flight? I also heard there is a DL check-in Kiosk and maytbealso luggage drop-off Palace? Thx, Alex


  • TIBIT to T5 w/lugage
    Dec 15, 2016
    We'll arrive Art TBIT Art 12:45 p.m. in Sun and habe a connection w/DL Form T5 Art 2:55pm. We'll need Tod pass immigration, geht the luggage and change terminals?. ANY change Tod catchrbthat flight? I heard hat there is a check-in Kiosk for DL in TBIT, can luggage also be dropped of there? Thx, Alex


    I would take your bags with you to T5 if they aren't already tagged to Delta. That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


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