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  • Term 1 to Term 3
    Sep 16, 2013
    2
    How long is the walk from Term 1 to Term 3? Can you take a luggage cart?

     

    It's about 10-15 minutes. Yes, you should be able to take a luggage cart.

     

    Thanks

     

  • Enough time?
    Sep 16, 2013
    1
    I will be flying from Santa Barbara to LAX, arriving at 12:44 pm on united Express. My flight to D.C. leaves on United at1:14 pm. This leaves very little time to connect. How close are these planes & should I be able to take an earlier one from Santa Barbara?

     

    The planes will be very close together. You will arrive in Terminal 8 and depart from Terminal 6 or 7 (likely 7). All United gates at LAX are connected beyond security and are a maximum 15 minute walk between planes. United will probably charge you extra to fly on an earlier flight to LAX unless your flight has already posted a delay.

     

  • Access between T6 & T8
    Sep 16, 2013
    4
    Arriving in terminal 8 - departing from terminal 6, can I walk through to terminal 6 without having to go through security?

     

    Unfortunately you need to exit T8 and walk to the left, past T7 & to T6, where you will need to go through security check again.

     

    That is 100% INCORRECT. Terminals 8 and 6 are connected beyond security. frsep, stop posting false information.

     

    ZAP, Thank you for clarifying. I assume that the walk through is well marked with signs? Thanks again for your help.

     

    Yes, the signs just say "gates 60-69" or something like that, not "Terminal 6"

     

  • Gate 8 to 1
    Sep 12, 2013
    1
    Hi I am landing at gate 8 and departing 1 and 1/2 hours later from gate 1. Will I have enough time if I have to check in for the 2nd flight. I will be taking carry ons so do not need to check luggage. What is the quickest way to get from gate 8 to one? Is it faster to walk from terminal 8 over to terminal 7 then across to 1? Thanks

     

    The fastest way is to walk across the middle of the airport (there are walkways). You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time and you hurry.

     

  • termial 8 to 1
    Sep 12, 2013
    0
    I have 1 1/2 hours between flights in terminal 1 and & do i have enough time to make it

     

  • Do we have enough time from term 7 to 2
    Sep 12, 2013
    1
    We're flying into LA arriving at terminal 7. Quick turnaround to Beijing at terminal 2. Is 2 hrs enough time to make it without stress?

     

    Do you have checked bags? If so were both tickets bought on one reservation? If your bags are checked through to Beijing and your first flight is on-time you should have enough time.

     

  • Arv Term 7 - Leaving at Terminal 2
    Sep 12, 2013
    0
    is 2 hrs enough time to get from terminal 7 to terminal 2?

     

  • is 1 hour enough time from terminal 3 to terminal 4
    Sep 11, 2013
    4
    I will be taking two separate airlines and not checking any bags, I will only have my one carry on. My virgin america flight lands at 8:40 in terminal 3 and my American Eagle flight leaves at 9:40 out of terminal 4. Is one hour enough time? Can I walk to terminal 4 or do I need to take a shuttle. Do I have to go through Security again?

     

    Yes, you can walk between the terminals, in fact you'll probably want to run! Yes, you will have to go through security again in T4. Make sure to check-in for your American Eagle flight before you leave (either online and print out a boarding pass or on a mobile device/with the AA app), as you will be past the check-in cutoff by the time you get to T4.

     

    Additionally, once you get to T4 and through security, you will have to take a shuttle bus from the main part of T4 to the American Eagle satellite terminal.

     

    Thanks, and 1 hour is enough time to do all this? How long will it take to run? and how long is the shuttle to american eagle satellite terminal?

     

    Running between them will take maybe 10-15 minutes. Security shouldn't be too bad because you will be getting there at a pretty dead time. The shuttle will probably take another 15 minutes.

     

  • TBIT to Terminal 7
    Sep 8, 2013
    1
    How long does it take to walk from TBIT to Terminal 7?

     

    15-20 minutes door-to-door

     

  • Terminal one, baggage claim and then to TBIT
    Sep 11, 2013
    2
    I would appreciate advice: I fly into Term. 1 on SW Air. Must go to baggage claim, then go check in at TBIT for Cathay Air. I have three hours. It sounds like I should take the A Shuttle. Do I have plenty of time?? THX

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You can take the shuttle on the lower level or it's about a 20 minute walk.

     

    Thank you, ZAP!!!

     

  • Terminal 1 to 8
    Sep 4, 2013
    3
    I have 47 minutes to connect to from terminal 1 to terminal 8. Is this possible? Can I walk or do I need to take a shuttle? Thank you!

     

    Maybe, if your first flight is on-time and you run and you have no checked bags. Southwest won't transfer your bags to United Express, so if you have checked bags, you'll have to claim them and take them to T7 (not enough time to do that). You can walk, but it's a bit of a difficult walk across the center of the airport terminals. You will also need to check in for your united express flight online or on your mobile device before you leave on your first flight. You will likely be past the check-in cutoff by the time you get to T7/T8.

     

    both flights are on united. I was surprised when the united guy said I'd be landing at terminal 1. Do you think that's wrong?

     

    Yes, that is wrong. United does not use Terminal 1 at LAX. All United and United Express operated flights operate from Terminals 6,7, and 8. United doesn't even have any codeshare partners that use Terminal 1.

     

  • terminal 2 to 1
    Sep 3, 2013
    1
    I have 3 hours between connecting flights, with different airlines and moving from terminal 2 to 1. We come from italy and so we must pass the custom controls. It this enough time? Is terminal 1 at walking distance (considering that we have baggage)? Thank you

     

    On arrival at LAX you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags and go through customs clearance - if your first airline transfers bags to the second one (find out), all you need to do is exit Terminal 2 and walk to Terminal 1 to the left. If no baggage transfer is offered by your first airline, you would have to get a cart for your bags after customs clearance and re-check them in at Terminal 1 with your connecting airline. (Bags are being automatically transferred to connecting flights if: you booked both flights on one ticket, if your airlines belong to the same Alliance, or if your airline has a code-share with the other). You have plenty of time!

     

  • LAX connections
    Sep 2, 2013
    3
    I will be traveling from SRQ then ATL to LAX (on Delta) and then have to transfer to Virgin Australia, will my bags automatically transfer from T5 to T3? Also I return to LAX on Virgin Australia, then I have to connect with Delta to ATL/SRQ. Do I arrive in LAX at TBIT or T5 because it is both VA/delta flight numbers. Will a 4 hr. layover be enough to go through customs/pick up baggage/recheck baggage then be re screened? Sorry for so many questions. I have never flown through LAX BEFORE

     

    Were all your tickets bought on one reservation? If so then yes, Delta and Virgin Australia interline baggage. Your ATL-LAX flight will arrive in T5 and your Virgin Australia flight to Australia will operate from Terminal 3. No flights will use TBIT. Yes, 4 hours should be plenty of time. You can walk or take the shuttle between T3 and T5.

     

    Yes, all booked through delta website. When I fly back to LAX on VA what terminal do I arrive at if it is VA/delta flight...terminal 5? Thanks for such speedy responses.

     

    Your Australia-LAX flight operated by Virgin Australia will arrive in Terminal 3. Then your Delta flight to ATL will depart from Terminal 5. It's pretty simple - Delta operated is in Terminal 5 and VA operated is in Terminal 3.

     

  • walk between terminals with luggage
    Sep 1, 2013
    1
    I arrive LAX terminal 4, 7:20pm, depart terminal 3 on Vaustralia at 10:10. I will need to pick up my luggage and take it with me to terminal 3 and go through security and re-check my luggage. I will have a lot of luggage and will need assistance. Is this enough time and can I wheel a luggage cart walking from terminal four to three?

     

    Yes, you should be able to take a luggage cart on the lower level or the upper level between T4 and T3. It will probably be about a 15 minute walk.

     

  • Wolfgang Puck Express
    Aug 18, 2013
    0
    Lunch specials were great and reasonably priced for airport food (bacon wrapped meatloaf and roasted chicken - both with mashed potatoes) for about $14. Hot, quick, tastey, courteous table service - what's not to love?! Beats pre-packed sandwich slop any day.

     





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