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  • Terminal 6 to Terminal 5
    Mar 16, 2014
    2
    I am coming to Canada @ Terminal 6 @ 8.55 AM and then catch the flight to go to Cancun, Mexico @ 10.13 Am? Can I make it? Please help me.

     

    1. Terminals 6 & 5 are next to each other: you can either take the elevator down to the tunnel connecting both terminals or exit Terminal 6 and walk to Terminal 5, in both instances you will need to go through security check before you get to your connecting gate; your stated time will be enough for transfer. HOWEVER, if your Canada Airport does not have U.S. customs clearance, you would, on arrival at LAX, have to first go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in your bag - which takes up to 50 mins. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/lax, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    Actually, the tunnel connects T5 and T6 inside security.

     

  • International Connection
    Mar 19, 2014
    4
    Hi im arriving at LAX at 12:30 noon from Cook Islands in a New Zealand Air flight, after that i will be connecting to a Mexican flight to get to Mexico, my connection is around 90 minutes, do i have to go through customs ? Should 90 minutes be enough?

     

    Yes, you will have to go through immigration, claim your baggage, and re-check your baggage? Where all your tickets bought on one reservation? What airline are you flying to Mexico? 90 minutes is really pushing what's possible for an international->international connection at LAX

     

    Hi thanks for the answer and it would be another airline first Ari New Zealand and then Aeromexico, actually i havent buy the tickets to Mexico yet, but im afraid if i dont take that flight i have to spend a day in Los Angeles, since is the last one i can catch.

     

    Well, currently both Air New Zealand and Aeromexico are in the same terminal (2) which would make the connection easier, but Air New Zealand will be moving to the International Terminal soon, which would make the connection harder. There is an Aeromexico flight that leaves at 12:20 AM or you could book a connection on United through Houston leaving a variety of different times or you could fly Volaris on a flight that stops in Guadalajara.

     

    Thank you very much for the volaris tip, i will considering this option.

     

  • TBIT TO 8
    Mar 13, 2014
    1
    Arriving TB from Lima (LAN) at 7:20pm and then going to Vegas, United Airlines at 10:21pm, terminal 8. Do I have enough time for the transfer considering immig and customs? What's the best way to do this?

     

    Yes, you should have enough time. Are both your tickets bought together or were they bought separately? If bought separately and you have to transfer bags yourself, after exiting customs, exit the terminal and go to the right, you will have to walk approx. .7 km to Terminal 7 (there are no check-in facilities for Terminal 8). When there, if you end up having to transfer your bags yourself you will have to check them with UA and pay a checked bag fee. United's terminals 6, 7, and 8 are all connected.

     

  • Connection Time
    Mar 12, 2014
    2
    I will be landing in LAX in Southwest T1 at 10:05AM, and I have a Delta 11:25AM flight to make. Both flights are domestic (Southwest from Detroit and Delta to Detroit also) and I have no luggages to claim. Is there sufficient time to make the connection?

     

    Actually, Southwest from Phoenix

     

    It should be enough time if the first flight is on-time, but barely. It's a long walk/shuttle ride from T1 to T5. Definitely check-in online for your Delta flight before you leave Phoenix.

     

  • 1 hour and 40 minutes
    Mar 10, 2014
    1
    I have an 1 hour and 40 minute layover to get from terminal 3 to terminal 2. Is this sufficient time to re-enter security?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

  • 30 minute connection
    Mar 5, 2014
    1
    traveling with 82 yr old can we make our 30 min connection flight. is it possible. american airlines next flight flying with united

     

    No, that's not possible. You have to exit Terminal 4, walk nearly half a mile to Terminal 6/7, then go back through security. You should not have booked such an itinerary (or don't book it if you haven't yet).

     

  • TRANSFER TIME BETWEEN T3 & T4
    Mar 6, 2014
    4
    We plan to arrive at T3 from Honolulu at 05:05 (American Airlines) and depart from T4 at 08:30 (US Airways) for Glasgow (Scotland) via Philapelphia and are not sure if we have sufficient time to make the connection. Also not sure whether we can check our bags right through to Glasgow as American Airlines flight is operating for US Airways.

     

    You have your terminals backwards. Your American flight from Honolulu will arrive in Terminal 4 and your US Airways flight will depart from Terminal 3. If you purchased all your tickets on one reservation then they should be checked all the way through to Glasgow in Honolulu and you won't have to touch them until you get there.

     

    Many thanks ZAP. Do we have sufficient time between flights to make connection?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

    Many thanks for your help ZAP

     

  • PPT>LAX>JFK
    Mar 3, 2014
    3
    Landing from PPT with qantas T4 at 10.15 going to JFK with delta T5 at 12.20. Is enough time? Think you

     

    QANTAS does not fly from PPT. If you are a nonstop flight from PPT to LAX you are on Air Tahiti Nui, which will arrive at the International Terminal (TBIT). Were both tickets bought on one reservation? If so after you clear customs in the TBIT you can re-check your bags there, otherwise you will have to take them to T5, which is outside to the right and a bit of a walk, and then check your bags with Delta there. You will then have to go through security in T5 and to your gate. You should barely have enough time.

     

    2 hrs transfer time is sufficient. On arrival at T4 you need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in your bags. Then take the escalator down to the tunnel connecting to T5, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate.

     

    Please ignore momar, if you are coming from PPT, you will not use T4.

     

  • 85min to transfer
    Feb 23, 2014
    2
    Hi, I will be landing at LAX T5 on Delta domestic at about 11:35 pm, and then I will go to TBIT to take Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong at 1:00 am. Is that time enough for rechecking baggages and security? About how long is the security check at midnight? Plz reply, thx!!!

     

    Now I decide not to check any baggage at LAX, and how much time will be saved?

     

    That should be enough time. Especially without checked bags.

     

  • Terminal R to Termianl -4 and Baggage?
    Feb 20, 2014
    1
    Hi, I am arrariving from Bangalore-London-LAX-San Diego with British Airways and domestic AA from LAX to San diego, Will there be Auto Transfer of Baggage to Terminal -4, pls. advice.

     

    LAX does not have a "Terminal R". British Airways flights arrive at the International Terminal (TBIT). After you clear US customs there is a big sign for connecting passengers directing you to where you can re-check your bags. Then you just have to walk to Terminal 4, which is the next terminal on the right, and go through security.

     

  • Connecting Virgin Atlantic to Delta
    Feb 20, 2014
    1
    I am hoping to book a flight on delta but want to make sure we have enough time. Our flight from LHR arrives at 235 and we need to clear customs etc get our bags? and transfer to Terminal 5. Our Delta flight leaves at 545...is this enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time. To get between Terminal 2 and Terminal 5 you can either walk around the upper or lower level (counter-clockwise or with the flow of traffic) or take the shuttle bus that runs on the lower level.

     

  • TBIT to 7?
    Feb 19, 2014
    1
    Arriving TBIT at 640am leaving thru terminal 7 at 12:30. Not worried about layover just process of getting from point A to point B. Any help?

     

    You have two options: exit TBIT and walk, to the right to T4 and continue on to T7, or take the LAX bus Route A on lower arrival level island under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection', which runs every 12-15 mins. For terminal details open: www.ifly.com/lax, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • 85 minutes connection
    Feb 11, 2014
    4
    I have a 85 minutes flight connection between T6 where I land and T4 Will it be enough ?

     

    Yes. that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time, although you might have some trouble if you have checked baggage that you have to transfer yourself and have any delays whatsoever. Were your tickets bought on one reservation?

     

    Yes, I bought tickets on one reservation with AA. From Portland to LAX it is operated by alaska and from LAX to Vegas by AA. I assume that I do not have to transfer baggage right?

     

    Right, in that case you just have to go outside of T6, walk to T4, and go through security. You should have enough time.

     

    Thanks for your help

     

  • Do I need to clear US Customs
    Feb 6, 2014
    5
    Hi, arriving from SYD on United at Terminal 6 and connecting to YVR at terminal 2. Do I need to clear US custom, recheck my bags and rescreen security at LAX? i.e. I cannot buy any liquid duty free items at SYD? Thanks

     

    Yes, you will have to do all that stuff. If you buy any liquid duty free items you can put them in your checked baggage before you re-check it. Also, you will arrive in Terminal 7, not 6, but the difference there is negligible.

     

    Do you think 2.5 hrs be enough for the transfer? thanks

     

    Yes, you should have plenty of time.

     

    Thanks so much for your help ZAP. Greatly appreciated. Not sure why there is no inside transfer :-(

     

    LAX wasn't designed to be an international connecting hub. Luckily the weather in LA is usually nice, so you might enjoy the fresh air after the long flight from Australia.

     

  • 1.5hour connection
    Jan 31, 2014
    1
    My wife (a US citizen) and two young children are flying into LAX from Sydney, arriving at 8:15am (Delta - Terminal 5). They then have to catch a domestic flight at 9:45am (also Delta - Terminal 5). Is this even possible? Do you have any tips for them to make this connection?

     

    They should have plenty of time. Immigration lines shouldn't be very bad and as you mention, everything is in the same terminal. They will go through Immigration, claim their baggage, go through customs, re-check their bags, go up to the departure level, and go through security and to their gate. Terminal 5 isn't a very large facility.

     





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