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  • Syd > LAX TBIT > Delta T5
    Oct 6, 2016
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    Hi. We are arriving from Sydney into LAX TBIT at 6.45am on a VA flight, then have to get to T5 for an 8.25am Delta flight. We have baggage. How will the new connector help us? What's the quickest way to do this?

     

    After you clear customs and re-check your bags you can now go through security in the TBIT and then walk to your departure gate in T5 inside security. It's not really a whole lot faster than walking to T5 and going through security there though. Maybe the lines are shorter at the new checkpoint in the TBIT. The new connector is more of a big deal connecting from T5/6/7/8 to the TBIT than vice-versa, although it does simplify the process a bit for people transiting from the TBIT to those terminals.

     

    Thanks ZAP. Question for anyone else out there; has anyone done this connection recently using the new connector from TBIT to T5 inside 1.5 hours?

     

  • getting from terminal 2 on hawaiin to terminal 1 for southwest airline
    Oct 5, 2016
    1
    my flight on hawaiian arrives terminal 2 5:30 am. how do i get to terminal 2 to catch southwest flight; how much time needed to get baggage and do i need to go through security again to get to terminal 1 for southwest flight?

     

    You walk. I wouldn't book a Southwest flight before 7:30.

     

  • Sydney to Mexico, via LA
    Oct 4, 2016
    1
    My flight from SYD lands in LA at 6:05. I have my flight to dallas at 8;30 and then i'll fly dallas to mexico. I'm wondering do I have to go through immigration if my final stop is not in the USA. I am not staying the U.S at all, only transiting through 2 destinations. This is all booked through the same airline (qantas), through the same booking (ie. SYD-MEX (via LA and Dallas) but it's a code share with american airlines

     

    Yes, in LAX you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. In DFW you just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will go through Mexican Immigration and Customs when you get to Mexico.

     

  • Connecting Flight
    Oct 4, 2016
    1
    We are arriving from HSV at 6:30 and will have to get luggage and go through security to board a flight to SYD which departs at 8:55? Is that enought time?

     

    There are no nonstop flights from Huntsville to Los Angeles. What airlines are you flying?

     

  • SYD-LAX-JFK with AA
    Oct 4, 2016
    2
    Hi, due to arrive in LAX, Terminal B from SYD at 6.05AM (AA72). Connection to JFK has been changed to 8.00AM departure (AA82). Itinerary does not state LAX terminal. Flights on same ticket. Is this do-able? And what will we have to do to transit? Thanks!!

     

    Yes, that is just enough time. You will depart from Terminal 4. 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, follow the signs for connecting passengers, go through security and to your departure gate.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • Connecting flights
    Oct 3, 2016
    1
    landing at 6:20 from NZ on AA...Connecting at 8:30 (United) to Boston...Enough time to get luggage and go through customs?

     

    That will be very very difficult.

     

  • alaska air connections
    Oct 3, 2016
    1
    traveling Alaska air to LAX from Seattle. Leaving Alaska Air to Loreto Mexico. Is 2 hours enough time for connections?

     

    Yes, that's plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 6.

     

  • Flying into lax from London Heathrow
    Oct 4, 2016
    2
    Hello we are flying with virgin from London Heathrow and have a stop over in Lax for 3 hour before catching our American airline flight to Honolulu. Booked together through our travel agent, will we have to collect luggage and re check in and go through customs at lax?

     

    Yes, in LAX you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk if they are tagged to Honolulu. Then walk to Terminal 4, get your AA boarding passes if you don't already have them then go through security. You have enough time.

     

    Thank you

     

  • Can I hire porter to help me switch terminals?
    Oct 2, 2016
    1
    Single mom travelling with baby from Maui on United and then on to Ottawa with air canada - I need to switch terminals right? I only have 1.5 hours can I hire a porter to help me?

     

    Yes, you have to go from Terminal 7/8 to Terminal 2. There are no porters. If all tickets are on the same reservation then you won't have to do anything with your bags in LAX.

     

  • PVG through LAX to SJC
    Oct 3, 2016
    4
    Arriving LAX on AA182 in Terminal 4 from Shanghai, need to get to Terminal 6 for a flight to SJC. Will use the tunnel from T4 to T6, but where is the immigration and custom to go? In T4 or T6?

     

    You will arrive in T4 or 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 Terminal 6, then go to the gate for the shuttle to the American Eagle remote terminal.

     

    Thanks ZAP. My tickets are on the same reservation, and the connecting flight to SJC is also AA (Operated by Compass Airlines as American Eagle). Do I still need to get the luggage?

     

    Where do I re-check in the luggage´╝čIn T4 or T6?

     

    You will re-check your bags right after you clear customs in whatever terminal you arrive in. Yes, you have to claim your baggage to take it through US Customs.

     

  • lax to tahiti
    Oct 2, 2016
    1
    coming in United arrive 1:55pm depart air tahiti 4:40 TBIT. first time lax, how do i get from term 6 to TBIT, do i have plenty time? TIA DK

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 7/8. The fastest way between terminals is to walk. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • LAX to DC
    Oct 1, 2016
    1
    If United operates an Air New Zealand plane that''s going from LAX to DC, do I leave TBIT? And what do I do with my bags?

     

    Your United flight will depart from Terminal 7 or 8. If you are arriving into LAX on an ANZ flight from Auckland, you will arrive in the TBIT, 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.

     

  • Customs and Changing flights
    Oct 1, 2016
    1
    Dec. 17th, we're flying into LAX from Auckland using Air New Zealand. We'll be arriving to LAX through Terminal B at 10:30am. On another, separate, reservation we are looking to depart LAX using Delta and fly to Pittsburgh with a connecting flight in St. Paul, MS. My question- after clearing customs/immigration at LAX, will we have to return to the ticket counter in the front of the airport, re-check out baggage, and clear security again before departing LAX for St. Paul? Ultimately, will 2hr 35min between landing at LAX and departing for St. Paul on a separate reservation be enough time..? Thank you in advance!!

     

    Yes, after clearing customs in the TBIT you will have to take your bags with you to Terminal 5 to re-check them with Delta, then go through security. That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

  • Landing TBIT transferring to Terminal 5
    Oct 1, 2016
    1
    Hi, I am landing with Etihad at approximately 13:30 at LAX, I need to book a flight to SFO after that, would I have enough time to get though from TBIT to my next flight if I book for a 16:00 departure time on Delta??

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • DC to NZ
    Sep 30, 2016
    1
    I'm trying to book a flight from DC to Auckland with a layover in LAX and want to make sure the layover times are enough. Both outbound and inbound flights would be Air New Zealand, with United operating the domestic flights from DC to LAX and LAX to DC, all of them would be purchased on the same ticket. The layover coming back from Auckland is 2h5m in LAX. Is that enough time to go through customs and recheck my bags? Would Global Entry help speed up that process so that I can make the connecting flight back to DC?

     

    Yes, that would be just enough time. Yes, Global Entry would help.

     

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