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  • Terminal 1 to International Terminal
    May 24, 2015
    Do I have to go back through security in order to go from Terminal 1 to TBIT at LAX? If so, how long does it usually take on a Wednesday or normal day? Thanks!


  • tokyo - lax - phx
    May 21, 2015
    Hi, I am arriving on AA (operated by JAL) at 11.40 AM from Tokyo. My connecting flight is on AA (operated by mesa airlines as american eagle) to phoenix at 02.05 PM. Should I go through immigration and would i have enough time to catch the flight to PHX? thanks (first time being in the u.s.)


    Yes, upon arrival in LAX you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go to Terminal 4, go through security, then you will likely have to take the shuttle bus to the American Eagle satellite terminal. You barely have enough time.


    wow okay now I'm worried. Any suggestions to speed things up?


    but the jal flight and the mesa air flight is within one reservation. Wouldn't they transfer the bags for me?


    They do transfer your bags for you - from the re-check desk in the International Terminal to your Mesa flight. You have to claim your bags to go through US Customs when entering the United States. There's really nothing you can do to speed up the process other than not wasting any time and moving as quickly as you can.


    Thank you!


  • Terminal 2 ToTerminal7
    May 19, 2015
    Walking distance from terminal 2 to terminal 7. Is 3 hours enough time to reach terminal 7 by walking. First time at LAX. Arriving from Toronto. Connecting at terminal 7 to Santa Barbara. Thanx.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. If you walk straight across the parking garages you can walk from T2 to T7 in less than 10 minutes. You can also take the shuttle bus on the lower level. that might take 20 minutes.


    Thank you.


  • Toronto To LAX
    May 15, 2015
    Flying from Toronto Canada to LAX. Arriving at terminal 3 and must get to terminal 7 to Buellton. Never been to LAX. Is 3 hours enough time to get to terminal 7 and what is the easier route. Can I walk to terminal 7 from 3?


  • Toronto To LAX
    May 16, 2015
    Flying from Toronto Canada to LAX. Arriving at terminal 3 and must get to terminal 7 to Buellton. Never been to LAX. Is 3 hours enough time to get to terminal 7 and what is the easier route. Can I walk to terminal 7 from 3?


    I'm not familiar with any place named "Buellton". Also, no flights from Toronto to LAX arrive in Terminal 3. What airlines are you flying?


  • Clearing Customs in time for another international flight
    May 16, 2015
    I will be arriving from Italy at 9:03 pm. Will I be able to clear customs and catch a flight to Mexico that takes off at 12:50am?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Enough time to clear customs from Australia for connection
    May 14, 2015
    Our daughter will be flying in to LAX terminal B on Qantas at 0630 on a Saturday. I need to book her flight home to HOU. Southwest has a 10:20 am flight. Even if the flight is slightly delayed, do you think almost 4 hours gives her time to clear customs, recheck bags and get to Terminal 1? I was hoping customs would not be very busy at 0630 on a Saturday....


    Yes, 4 hours should be enough time to make the transfer. She will have to take her bags with her to Terminal 1. If she drops her bags at the re-check desk in the international terminal, they will be lost.


    Oh that is good to know. Thanks so much for your help!!


  • flying from Montreal to Lax to Sidney
    Apr 28, 2015
    My daughter is flying from Montreal to Lax to catch her flight to Sydney. Does she have to get her bags at Lax and recheck them? Customs ?? she is a Us citizen . Montreal is closer to Us than Boston


    She will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. She will not have to go through Immigration in LAX. If you tell me what airlines she is flying and if all her flights are on one reservation or not I can help you more with terminals/


    aircanada to Lax then Quantas to Brisbane. Thank you


    She will have to go from Terminal 2 to the International Terminal. If purchasing separate tickets I would recommend 2 hours between flights.


  • united to hilo
    Apr 26, 2015
    My flight back to hilo leaves at 5:00 pm . I will be dropped off @ 1:00 pm by a friend. Options to eat or rest? I believe the flight leaves from terminal 8. This is a new terminal to me, I know terminal 7 options are slim.


    Terminal 7 and 8 are really just two wings of the same building. Yeah, there's not a lot there but there is some stuff. If you just want to relax buy a day pass to the United Club in Terminal 7. You can get them secondhand on Ebay pretty cheap.


  • traveling to nepal
    Apr 13, 2015
    I am traveling from salt lake city on Delta and arriving at Terminal 5 - then I fly from lax to Guangzhou on China Southern Airlines. Does anyone know if I have to go through customs in LA or will my bag be checked all the way through to Guangzhou (or even Nepal?)


    You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. You just have to walk from Terminal 5 to the International Terminal and go through security, assuming your tickets were purchased together and your bags are checked through to China Southern.


  • When to arrive for 7:30 a.m. flight to Canada
    Apr 13, 2015
    I have a 7:30 a.m. Friday flight to catch to Montreal. What time should I arrive at LAX? Thanks in advance for any advice!


    Around 6 AM is fine. If you have to park or return a rental car, adjust time accordingly.


  • Layover time
    Apr 8, 2015
    I'm flying Air New Zealand to LAX, where I arrive at 10.30am. Is it safe to book a United flight to Washington DC for 1.20pm? Does that leave enough time for the transfer?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Transfer Question
    Mar 30, 2015
    I am flying in from DC to Sydney. I am flying United from DC to LAX then LAX to Sydney on Quantas. Do I need to pick my bag up from the United Flight before getting my flight to Sydney? I did a package deal and I think I have 1 Ticket. Any ideas?


    If everything is booked on one ticket then your bags should be transferred for you. You just need to walk from your arrival in Terminal 7 to the International Terminal, get your Qantas boarding pass if you don't already have it, then go through security.


    Thanks just wanted to be sure. Thank you for your help.


  • Terminal 4 ( American Airlines ) to Terminal 7 ( United ) to Melbourne
    Mar 29, 2015
    Arriving :Sun 2015-Mar-29 08:51PM PDT Gate 43 (AA) Departing : Sun 2015- Mar 29 - 10:35PM PDT Gate 77 ( United) What is fastest route and is it still within security area? Thanks you.


    It is now possible to make this connection inside security. There is a tunnel under the tarmac between T4 and T5 and T5 and T6, then in T6 you will walk to the base of the terminal and there is an above ground walkway to T7. You have enough time only if your bags are tagged through to Melbourne or if you are not checking bags. You don't have enough time if you will have to transfer bags yourself.


  • help
    Mar 17, 2015
    is there a way to fed x or ship boxes-suitcases from LAX to Denver, CO in the airport?


    No, there is not.


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