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  • returning from spain
    Apr 23, 2017
    We are returning to the us from barcelona at 755pm... we need to catch a 945 flight on a different reservation to portland. Will we need to go through customs, leave security to get our bags, then re enter through security?? If so, how long should we expect this to take?


    forgot to mention.. in on Iberia and out on Alaska


  • Transfer time - International to International
    Apr 10, 2017
    Hi all, I'm arriving at LAX @ 635 (QANTAS) from Australia, and then planning to fly directly to Mexico City (Volaris). I'm assuming that I will have to collect bags go through customs, change terminal, check bags, and go through exit customs. Any ideas on how long this will take - I'm looking at a flight that would give me 4.5 hrs to achieve this. Thanks in advance!


    You have the process correct except that the last step is security, not exit customs as there is no exit customs or passport control from the US. Yes, 4.5 hours sounds sufficient.


    Thank you!


  • Skycap LAX
    Mar 20, 2017
    Hi, I will be flying SYD - LAX - MSP. I have a 3 hour transit in LA. I also have 2 young children flying with me. Will I be able to get a skycap service to help me pick up my luggages from the international airport carousel and then go to the domestic airport to check in?


    No, there are no skycaps in the International baggage claim. Instead there are free carts you can use.


    Mar 18, 2017
    My Phil Airlines flight from Manila is scheduled to land at LAX 9:00 AM. My flight to Toronto is at 12:50pm via West Jet. Would there be enough time to catch the Toronto flight? Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from Manila is on-time.


  • AA Priority Security Line in Terminal 5?
    Mar 14, 2017
    Is there AA Priority Access Security line in Terminal 5 at LAX? I see there is one in T4, but cannot find any information on terminal 5 security for AA Priority lines?


    I don't know, you can always check and if you don't find one, run over to T4 if the regular line in T5 looks bad.


  • Is there enough time for immigration & connecting flight
    Mar 13, 2017
    Hi, we are non-us citizens flying Eva Air from manila to lax. Arriving 7am and need to clear immigration and customs then take a 9am Delta domestic flight. Is two hours enough time?


    On two separate reservations I'd say that is very risky, especially if you have checked bags. I would try for a later flight.


  • SLC to LAX to Amsterdam.
    Mar 12, 2017
    Hi there. I am coming from SLC to LAX then going to Prague(end stop) via Amsterdam. 1. Do I check my bag on SLC all the way thru or carry and check in LAX? 2. When at LAX, do I have to walk out of domestic terminal to go to international or is it all connected? We saved for Delta One (intl only) and want to use that perk. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)


    If all the flights are on the same reservation you won't see your bags again until you get to Prague. In LAX all your gates will be connected.


    Thank you, ZAP


  • American Airlines - Are Domestic & International flights from Term 4?
    Mar 11, 2017
    Does American fly International flights out of Terminal 4 ???? Or Bradley like everyone else?


    Most of their international flights depart Terminal 4. They do not have a check in desk in the International Terminal. They also use gates in Terminal 6.


  • International to domestic flight
    Mar 6, 2017
    We will be arriving from the Philippines at 7;00 pm on Philippine Airlines. Do we have enough time to catch up the 9:25 pm flight of American Airlines to San Jose? We have checked-in luggage and have to pass thru the immigration.


  • Meeting at baggage claim
    Feb 22, 2017
    Hello, my wife and newborn are traveling from Arizona to lax. Is it possible to meet her at baggage claim to assist with her checked luggage, car seat, stroller?


    Yes, domestic baggage claims are public areas. You will have to park in short-term parking. Find out her airline as LAX has 7 different domestic baggage claims.


    Thank you so much


  • Enough time for customs?
    Feb 21, 2017
    Hello. I arrive in LAX from Costa Rica at 11:55am and depart for Seattle at 1:10. Is that enough time to make it through customs (no checked bags). Will we have to go through security again?


    Yes, you will have to go through security again after you clear customs. What airline or airlines are you flying?


  • 2.5 hours to connect between two int. flights on diff. airlines
    Feb 14, 2017
    Hi, In April I will be flying with my partner (he will be using a German passport, I will use my Australian passport) from Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles. We have two separate tickets on two different airlines. We arrive at 6:35am to Terminal B at LAX and then have to get to Terminal 2 to take a flight from LAX to Mexico City. Will we have enough time to pass through immigration, collect our bags, get to Terminal 2 and check in for our second flight? I'm not sure if it makes a difference but we will both have ESTAs. Thank you in advance for any help!


    That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


    Thanks Zap, that's what I thought :(


  • going to tahiti
    Jan 27, 2017
    I was wondering how long it takes to get off a plane [ American Airlines] from Dallas and get to the terminal for Air Tahiti Nui to board a flight to Tahiti and what is the process.


    You will have to claim your bags from American unless they are tagged through to Air Tahiti Nui, then go to the Air Tahiti Nui check-in desk in the International Terminal and get your boarding passes (you have to do this even if your flight is on the same reservation as your American flight). The desk opens 2.5 hours before the flight and closes 1 hour before the flight. Then you go through security and to your departure gate.


    can you give me a rough estimate on time that it takes


    So claiming your bags from AA will take 10-30 minutes, walking to the International terminal takes 5 minutes, checking in takes 5-20 minutes, and security takes about 15-30 minutes, so add it all together and you get at worst 1 hr 25 minutes leaving no time to spare for delays and for the fact that the Air Tahiti Nui check in desk closes an hour before the flight departs, so you'll want at least 3 hours for your connection.


    thank you


  • Internation to Domestic Flight Turn Around with Family
    Jan 27, 2017
    Hello, we are looking at coming into LAX from a flight from Taipei landing at 6:50AM. I know we will need to get our bags and go through customs, etc. Will it be feasible to get on a 9:30 AM domestic flight toward home? We will be traveling with two children. Thank you.


    To clarify, coming in on EVA airlines, flying out on Frontier. Thank you!


    I think that's possible if the flight from Taipei is on-time. You will have to transfer your bags yourselves to Frontier.


  • customs and immigration
    Jan 18, 2017
    Hi we are arriving from sydney arriving at 0630 and then have to catch a westjet flight to calgary at 0845 will we have enough time going through immigration and customs. Also we arrive at terminal b and then have to go to terminal 2 do we drop off our baggage or do we have to take it to westjet and book it in again.and do we go through customs etc again and how do we get to terminal 2


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