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  • domestic to International both Delta BOS to LAX and LAX to SYdney
    May 15, 2015
    I have flight from BOS to LAX and LAX to SYdney , both are Delta , i have 40 mins of layover, i hope my bags r taken care by delta, does 40 mins is enough for me to to get international flight?


    All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your flight from BOS is on-time.


  • Getting from T5 to T3
    May 15, 2015
    Virgin Australia have advised that Delta have changed my flight to lax leaving me 1 hr and 20 minutes connecting time. Is this possible?


    If your Delta flight is domestic, that is possible. Also be aware that Virgin Australia flights leave from the International Terminal, even though their check-in counters are in Terminal 3. If you have your Virgin Australia boarding pass you can proceed directly to the security checkpoint in the International Terminal.


    Many thanks, yes the Delta flight is domestic


  • Enough time I hope!
    May 15, 2015
    Arriving on Air Tahiti from Papette. Have 2 hours and 20 minutes to catch Southwest flight to Houston, TX. Will this be enough time?


    It's possible but difficult. You will have to run with your baggage from the International Terminal to T1 after arriving. Once clearing customs follow the signs for passengers ending their journey in LA, not connecting passengers, then exit the International Terminal and move as quickly as you can to the left (against the flow of vehicle traffic) until you reach T1. Check in online for your Southwest flight if you can before you leave Tahiti.


  • Enough time
    May 21, 2015
    Hi, I have a flight arriving from Australia to LAX terminal 5 at 8am. Then a connecting flight to NY at 9.10am, also in terminal 5 though. Will this be enough time to clear customs etc? All tickets were purchased at the same time through travel agent (Delta). I questioned the short time and the travel agent said that this was a legal connection and was allowed to be booked. Can you please advise?


    That will be very difficult. It's possible, but again, very difficult. It depends on your flight from Australia arriving on-time, preferrably early, and there being no delays in immigration.


    Delta will move you to a later flight if necessary. It is a common occurence


  • domestic to international
    May 13, 2015
    I am flying from Newark to lAX then connecting to a flight to New Zealand. I have a 50 minute time between flights. Is this enough time?


    That will be very difficult if not impossible. What airlines are you flying? Were tickets purchased together or separately?


  • International to domestic - how much time needed?
    May 12, 2015
    We fly in at 1830 via Norwegian Air and are booking domestic flight to SFO how much time is needed? Is the SW Air, Virgin or Alaska easier/quicker to get to from international? Thanks!


    You need to leave at least 3 hours between flights since you will have to transfer your bags yourself. You could get away with 2 hours if you aren't checking a bag. VIrgin and Alaska are closer to the International Terminal than Southwest.


  • Flight change leaves one hour for terminal change
    May 12, 2015
    We are scheduled to arrive in lax at 1155 in terminal 1 (southwest) and need to be on a flight to Thailand in the international terminal which leaves at 1250. Is this too risky? What if we changed our flight to arrive in la at 1115?


    Yes, that is impossible. Even the 11:15 would be very difficult, bordering on impossible.


  • Reduced time in LAX due to flight arrival change
    May 14, 2015
    Hi, I am flying in to LAX with Delta (from Montego Bay, through Atlanta. The flight has been pushed back to now arriving 2 hrs later than originally booked, at 9:30 pm. i have a connecting flight to Brisbane departing at 11:50pm. Concerned only having 2.5 hrs is not enough - what do you think???? There will only be 2 of us and we will have only 1 bag each. From the LAX map assuming will be landing in Terminal 5 and needing to change to Terminal 3. How manic are the custom lines these days? we will be going through customs upon arrival in states 4 weeks earlier - I have heard rumours this makes the next time quicker. Is this the case?? Appreciate any guidance you can offer.


    You do not go through Customs when leaving the US. You will not go through Customs in LAX. You will only go through Customs in Atlanta. All you have to do is walk from Terminal 5 to the International Terminal and go through security. Virgin Australia flights actually leave from the International Terminal even though their check-in counter is in Terminal 3.


    Great! Thank u!! Appreciate the advice.


    So for VA flights you check in at terminal 3 and then go clear security and board at TBIT?


  • Hello i am flying from PVR to LAX with a 1 hr stop
    May 10, 2015
    Is that enough time to catch my conection flight ?? both are at terminal 5 i am going to vancouver


    No, that's not enough time. You will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security in LAX. You need at least 90 minutes.


  • SAT
    May 5, 2015
    I will have a ticket flying with Southwest and my son will be flying in with Delta and flying out with China Air. If I have a valid ticket flying out the same day as he is flying in can we meet up in the airport at any of the terminals during his layover?


    At what airport are you planning to meet?




    Yes, you could meet outside the secure area of any terminal. There is a large food court outside security in the International Terminal.


    But I couldn't go to the gate to see him off?




  • Enough time?
    May 4, 2015
    Arriving at LAX at 6:10 AM from Delta (HNL) and connecting to Southwest at 8:30 AM. Is 2 hours enough time to retrieve bags and recheck at Southwest? (There are 6 in our group with children.)


    That is barely enough time assuming the first flight is on-time. It will take about 20 minutes to walk from T5 to T1 with your baggage. Check in online for your Southwest flight before leaving Hawaii.


    Thank you. If it were you, would you pick a later flight, even if it meant being in the airport for 8 hours - with a 2 year old - or try to make this? The next flight available wouldn't leave until 2 or 3 pm.


    I would probably stick with what you have. If you miss your flight Southwest is usually pretty accommodating with putting people on later flights, although a group of 6 may be harder to rebook.


  • Traveling from Brisbane to Toronto
    May 3, 2015
    My flight arrives at LAX at 655am and my connection to Detroit leaves at 920am will I have enough time? Also should i drop my luggage off immediately after customs or bring it to the terminal with me and re check it in? I'm just worried about missing my flight and my luggage being checked and sent on without me and getting lost. Thanks


    You should have enough time. If your bags are tagged through to your final destination, then re-check them in the International Treminal after clearing customs.


    Thank you very much for your response


  • EWR to LAX then LAX to HNL 40 mins connecting
    May 4, 2015
    Hi, travelling from EWR to LAX we have a 40 min stop, is this time to get between flights. Booked under one reservation, both United Airways and I also believe that its terminal 7 for both. . What will I have to do exactly and is this enough time?


    All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrrival gate to your departure gate. All United gates at LAX are connected inside security.


  • Transfer at LAX
    May 2, 2015
    Arrived at gate on UA99 from Melbourne Australia 19 April 2015 at 06:00, 45 minutes early. US Customs not ready held at gate for 10 minutes. Had a great experience for a change, in the past had taken two and a half hours to get through immigration. Was outside TBT at 6:30, 10 minutes walk to Terminal 7. Only one person checking boarding passes etc at security, queue was stretched to outside the terminal. Paid United for priority access, no use for security. Only bad part of transit. This took 25 minutes.


  • Delta to Virgin Atlantic
    May 1, 2015
    Is one hour and 45 minutes enough time to get from Terminal 5 Delta to Terminal 2 Virgin Atlantic, We will need to get our luggage in Terminal 5 and check in at the Virgin Atlantic Counter. Flying First Class so check in should be a little shorter. at VA counter.


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.


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