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  • Southwest (T1) to American Airlines (T4)
    Feb 21, 2015
    I arrive on SW at 5:35pm and have a flight on AA at 6:45pm. I have only carry ons, do you think I can make it? Is the AA terminal very busy around this time?


    You will have to hope that your first flight is on-time, check in for your AA flight online before you leave on your Southwest flight, and run to have a chance of making this.


  • Connection
    Feb 21, 2015
    Arriving from Cancun on Delta airlines at 9.25pm and connecting flight to Brisbane on Virgin Australia at 10.50pm. Tickets were brought separately. Can I have my checked baggage transferred to the connecting flight at request? And will this be enough time for the connection? Many thanks


    You cannot have your baggage transferred automatically. This is not enough time to make this connection. You will arrive in T5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, then you will have to take your bags to T3 to check them with Virgin Australia and then go to the International Terminal to go through security. 1 hr 25 minutes definitely isn't enough time to do that.


    Thanks for your help? How long would I need to make such a connection? 2 hours ? 3 hours?


    Since both flights are International, I'd want at least 2.5 hours, preferably 3.


  • enough time?
    Feb 21, 2015
    I land at LAX on Hawaiian Airline Terminal 2 at 10pm and my next flight is China Air at 1130 Is this enough time? I will have no check in bags only carry on


    That's barely enough time. You'll have to run to the China Airlines check-in desk.


  • Southwest to United
    Feb 20, 2015
    Arriving at 11am on Southwest making connection on United at 12:25 pm. Have carry on luggage only. Is there enough time to make the connection? What's the best way to go between terminals?


    Walk straight across the airport parking garage from T1 to T7. Be sure to check in online for your United flight before you leave on your Southwest flight. If your flight is on-time you can make it.


  • Enough time?
    Feb 20, 2015
    I am arriving at 6:30pm on an international Alaska flight from Mexico, with a domestic connect on Delta that leaves at 8:30pm. Is this enough time to clear customs and immigration, recheck my bags, go through security at Delta and make my connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time. you will arrive in Terminal 6 and depart from terminal 5.


  • Connecting flights
    Feb 20, 2015
    Granddaughter travelling from Tucson to LA airport and has to make connecting flight (1 hr) - a) enough time and directions how to get to Air Canada Gate


    What airline is she flying from Tucson on? Air Canada uses Terminal 2. Did she purchase both her tickets on one reservation or separately?


  • how to transfer from TBIT to Delta Terminal at LAX
    Feb 19, 2015
    i'm arriving on KAL flight from PDG to LAX arriving at TBIT at 1:50PM. I have a connecting flight from Delta to my hometown departing at 6:20PM. questions? Do i clear security at TBIT and collect my bags at baggage claim and transfer and check in and check bags at Delta? any way I can linger in the KAL lounge at TBIT ? How does KAL lounge compare with Delta lounge in Delta terminal? any advice on how to spend my time there? thanks all.


    sorry. super late. correction. I'm traveling from Seoul ICN on KAL arriving at TBIT - LAX at 1:50PM. Then onto Delta flight 5684 from LAX to SAN departing at 6:20PM.


    upon arrival in the TBIT, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and then if your tickets were purchased together and tagged through to your final destination, follow the signs for connecting passengers and re-check them at the transfer desk. The Delta Sky Clubs are pretty nice. I would proceed to the SkyClub in Terminal 5 if you have access.


    thank you so much for the advice, ZAP.


  • Terminal 4 to 6
    Feb 19, 2015
    Arriving from BOS at 10:41am on American, and connecting to Alaska to PDX at 1:20pm. Should be plenty of time, right? I booked the itinerary straight through Alaska.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You can even walk from Terminal 4 where you will arrive to Terminal 6 where you will depart inside security via tunnels now.


    Is that better than the bus I've heard about?


    Yes, it is.


    Thanks so much!


  • Is this a possibility??
    Feb 18, 2015
    Maui to LAX 6:45 am Delta inbound connection retrieving luggage 7:10 am Southwest LAX to Atlanta checking bags


    Nope. Not possible. Not even close.


  • From TB to Terminal 1
    Feb 18, 2015
    I am arriving at Tom Bradley Int. Airport at 7.10pm with China Southern. Will need to catch another flight to LAS at 10.15pm with South West Airlines in Terminal 1. I guess I've enough transfer time?How do I get the to Terminal 1?


    That should be enough time. You can either take the shuttle bus or walk to Terminal 1. You will have to take your bags with you.


  • Term 7 - 8 connection with checked luggage
    Feb 16, 2015
    My wife and I are flying into LAX from Melbourne, Australia, presumably into Terminal 7, arriving 6:45AM. I would like to add a connection to Sacramento, but UAL will charge us $600 in change fees, so I'm considering whether we can make it on our own to the UAL flight that leaves Terminal 8 at 8:10AM. We have Global Entry and will be in BusinessFirst, but will need to retrieve a checked bag and check it back in for the connecting flight. Feasible? There's an AA flight at 10:30AM that I can take as well.


    With global entry it might be possible, but global entry doesn't make your bags come out faster. I would book the 10:30 flight.


  • flight connection
    Feb 16, 2015
    I am flying PDX to LAX, then on to Figi with fiji air. the tickets will be purchased seperately. Is 1 1/2 hours enough time to change terminals in LAX? the flight to LAX is with Alaksa and they are part of the same star alliance. Is It not possible to get ticketed straight to Fiji or do i have to claim bags in LAX and check in at LAX too? thanks for the info


    NO! that is not enough time. Neither Alaska or Fiji Airways are a part of Star Alliance. You need at least 2 hours for your transfer. Fiji Airways requests that you check in 3 hours before your flight and the check in counter closes 1 hour before the flight. Fiji Airways is a small airline and the same staff at the check in counter then leaves the counter to go board the passengers onto the flight.


  • Connection from ATL to SYD
    Feb 15, 2015
    I'll be arriving from ATL at about 8:25pm (scheduled) on Delta and need to get to my Virgin Australia flight to SYD that leaves at 9:50pm all booked on the same ticket. Will that be enough time in between the flights? I've seen that Delta and VA are in Terminals 5 and 3 respectively so it would take quite a bit perhaps? I'm just worried about missing my second flight completely.


    Virgin Australia check in is in Terminal 3 but the flight will actually depart from the International Terminal. You need to walk from Terminal 5 to the International Terminal and go through security. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time. You should be issued both boarding passes in Atlanta and your bags should be checked through to Sydney in Atlanta.


    So I would need to check in through VA right? Just head on over to the international terminal since it's all on one ticket?


    Since it's all one ticket you should be issued both boarding passes in Atlanta and don't need to go to Terminal 3. You can go straight to the security checkpoint in the International Terminal


  • Fresno to Sydney Australia
    Feb 14, 2015
    We are looking at a flight from FAT to Sydney Australia through LAX. We have a layover of 1 1/2 hours. 1 - Is that enough time? 2 - Will we need to get our baggage or will it be checked through? 3 - Will we need to go through security again?


    What airlines are you flying? Did you purchase your tickets for the two flights separately or together? I Can't answer your questions without knowing that.


    We are looking to book the flights together. It appears the flight from Fresno to LAX is American Eagle. Today's flight looks like it arrives at gate 14. Then LAX to Sydney is Qantas. Scheduled arrival in Lax is 8:30 pm and departure LAX is 10pm. This is a Friday night.


    So, you would arrive in the American Eagle remote terminal, then have to take a shuttle bus to Terminal 4, then you will need to exit the terminal, walk to the next building, the International Terminal, and go through security and to your departure gate. Your bags will be checked through to Sydney and you should be issued both boarding passes in Fresno.


    Also, that should be enough time.


  • Help- 2 different terminals for connection
    Feb 19, 2015
    I arrive in LAX at 5:58 PM on AMerican and want to buy 1 way ticket to Santa Barbara on United leaving at 7:53. Is that enough time to get luggage and go to a different terminal? Or if I can manage all carry on, can you get from one terminal to another without going thru security again. THANK YOU>


    If you can manage with just a carry on, it is now possible to walk through a tunnel from T5 where you will arrive to T6, then through another walkway to T7 and T8 where your United flight will depart. So you can definitely make it if you only bring a carry on. With a checked bag, it would probably be barely possible in my opinion.




    Oh no I just looked at a diagram and American lands in terminal 4?? can you go from 4-5 then over to 8?


    Yes, there is a Tunnel connecting T4-T5-T6 and then a walkway above ground from T6 to T7 and T8. It's a bit of a wonky connection, but it is now doable.


    I too have to connect from T4 to T7. Are there signs that will direct you to the tunnel? Are there also signs when you have to find the walkway above ground from T6 to T7? I don't want to get lost. Help!


    The tunnel is kind of hard to find, but if you ask employees they will help you find it. The walkway to T7, just follow the signs towards "Gates 70-88" or something like that. You will basically walk towards the exit of T6, but then make a right before the exit to go towards T7.


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