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  • Connection time Air Tahiti to United
    Sep 14, 2015
    I am flying in on Air Tahiti Nui, arriving LAX at 9:20 a.m. on a Saturday morning. I want to take a United flight to Chicago at 12:09 p.m. Is that too tight to clear customs, get through security, etc? There also is an American flight at 1:00, but I prefer United if the scheduling works.


    The 12:09 flight should be doable, especially on a Saturday morning.


  • Terminal 7 to Terminal 2
    Sep 12, 2015
    I booked separate reservations on HA from Honolulu and UA to Denver. I have 50 minutes between flights. No checked bags. What's fastest route to get from Terminal 7 to Terminal 2 straight to Security? Will I make it?


    Just run, straight across the airport, to Terminal 7. It's possible, but I wouldn't try it myself. You will have to be already checked in for your United flight before you leave Hawaii.


  • HELP
    Sep 12, 2015
    I am flying into LAX Gate 44C and have to get to Tom Bradley Gate 153 for a domestic flight. I'm quite panicked because I know the shuttle from Gate's 44 take a while and I believe they only bring you to Terminal 4. I have 50 minutes. The airline AA has assured me that they would not have made this a scheduled flight if it were not possible to make it. Does anyone have a bit of insight or good advice on the best possible way to get their in a timely manner?


    There are no domestic flights from the Tom Bradley terminal. Where are you flying and on what airline?


  • Getting a gate pass
    Sep 12, 2015
    Hello. My son is active military and returning home later this month. He is flying in on American Airlines. What are my chances of getting a gate pass to meet him when he arrives? I did have AA notate his reservation that he is military and I wish to meet him at the gate, but they said I still need to go to the ticketing counter at LAX. Thanks in advance!


    Since it's notated in the reservation you probably have a good chance.


  • 10 hours time in LAX before connecting flight
    Sep 12, 2015
    Hi, i arrive in LAX with an Lufthansaflight at 13.50 My connecting flight to Tahiti with AIr Tahiti is only at 23.50 Where do i have to go,what can i do in these 10 hours. We booked buisness class. Thank you for answering!!


    When you arrive in LAX you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs, then go to the left for passengers ending their trip in LA. The Air Tahiti Nui check in counter does not open until about 2130. My recommendation is to take a taxi to Santa Monica. It is about 20 minutes from the airport and very pretty. The only bad thing is that you will have to bring your baggage with you.


    I think we prefer to stay at the Airport. And somebody told us that our Bagage is checked through. Is that possible? What if we want to go in a Lounge.Which one is accesible for us. Star alliance,Lufthamsa or Air Tahiti?


    Your baggage will probably not be checked through. If it is you will still have to claim it to go through US Customs but then can re-check it at the re-check desk (follow sign for connecting passengers). You will be able to access the Star Alliance Business Class or Air Tahiti Nui shared lounge once you go through security (for Star Alliance lounge access you will either have to be a member or show your inbound boarding pass, for Air Tahiti shared lounge they will give you a pass when you check-in. As I mentioned Air Tahiti Nui check in counter doesn't open until about 2130 so you won't be able to get through security until then.


  • Los Angeles to Las vegas and correct terminal
    Aug 31, 2015
    I shall be arriving with my father in Los Angeles on 15th Nov at 4 45 p.m. by Turkish Airlines at Bradley Terminal. We have to then take a Southwest flight for Las Vegas from Terminal 1. 1. What will be the easiest route to reach terminal 1 from Bradley terminal? 2. Will our immigration be done at Los Angeles airport or in Las Vegas ? 3. There are two flights available for Las Vegas; one at 8 p.m and the other at 10 p.m. Which one will be appropriate considering the immigration time?


    In Los Angeles, you will arrive in the International terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US customs, then follow the sign for passengers ending their trip in los angeles (to the left), exit the international terminal, and walk to terminal 1 (against the flow of vehicle traffic, to your left as you exit the international terminal). It is about a 10 minute walk. Then you will check your bags with Southwest, get your Southwest boarding passes, and go through security. The 8 PM flight should be OK.


  • Re-checking baggage
    Aug 26, 2015
    Hi, I fly from London Heathrow to Vegas with a 3 hour stop over in LA - do I need to reclaim my baggage and then check in again? (both flights are with American Airlines) In the return flight I also stopover in LA again for 2 hours - do in need to reclaim baggage here and check in again? Or will it be automatically transferred to the London flight? Thanks


    On your way to Vegas, you will arrive in Terminal 4, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. On your return to London you will just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, nothing with your baggage.


    Also, you have plenty of time both ways.


  • Travelling From JFK with transit in LAX to NZ
    Aug 23, 2015
    I am travelling on Virgin AU from JFK (delta codeshare) to NZ and we have 2.5 transit in LAX - do I need to collect my bags and go through security when we arrive at LAX, or will they be checked through by Delta in New York? cheers :)


    They will be checked through by Delta in New York. You just have to go from Terminal 5 where you arrive to the International Terminal where you depart and go through security. You have plenty of time.


    Thanks ZAP :)


  • First international flight
    Aug 21, 2015
    We are flying from Phx to Lax to Mel to OOL. Do we go through international terminal in Phx or when we arrive at Lax. All flights with Qantus. Will we gat all boarding passes in Phx? Will we need to pick up and recheck our luggage at any point? Thanks


    PHX does not have an "International Terminal". QANTAS does not fly to Phoenix. Your Phoenix-LAX flight will be operated by American Airlines, which uses Terminal 4 and PHX. Yes, you will get all boarding passes in PHX. You will not have to pick up your baggage at LAX. However, you will have to walk from Terminal 4 where you will arrive to the International Terminal at LAX and go through security.


    Sorry about that. Of course, Phx is not an international airport. How far is Terminal 4 from International Terminal at Lax..


    PHX does have international flights, it just doesn't have a separate International Terminal. Anyway, Terminal 4 is right next to the International Terminal at LAX.


    Aug 18, 2015
    Hi, Arriving from Sydney to LAX at 6:35am on 22nd Aug and departing to Chicago at 8:20am on same day. Both United Airlines flights. This leaves me with 1:45 min. Is this time enough ? Also will I need to check-in check-out bags at LAX or Chicago? Thanks


    In LAX you will arrive in the International Terminal (Australia flights have been arriving there lately), Go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, follow the signs for connecting passengers and re-check your bags, then walk to Terminal 7, go through security and to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.


  • Delta Airlines terrible connection HELP!!!
    Aug 18, 2015
    Hi All, We booked a trip from Seattle to Cancun and realized once we are confirmed and check in that we only have 35 min connection between flights at LAX. Terminal 5 to terminal 3. I"m very worried because this information was not available at booking and now i don't think we'll make it. can you guys offer some help in terms of how best to get there on time and if there will be TSA check once we get to term 3. SEA-LAX: 8:31 - 11:30. LAX-CUN:12:00!!!!


    Are both flights on Delta? If so no flights will be in Terminal 3. What airline are you flying for your second flight?


  • LAX and connecting flight
    Aug 11, 2015
    Hi arrive to LAX at 8.40pm in Terminal 2 from Colombia flying Avianca. Then I have to make my way to Terminal B to make my Fiji airways flight that leaves at 11.30pm. Will this be enough time?? Thankyou


    That should be enough time. You will need to get to the Fiji Airways counter by about 10 PM, so that will leave you about 80 minutes to get through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, and get to the International Terminal.


  • How long to clear immigration
    Aug 10, 2015
    I land at LAX from London at 7.35pm on a Friday and hoping to take bus to Union Station at 9pm in order to catch a 10.10PM AMTRAK train. Is roughly 90 minutes enough time to clear immigration, collect baggage and get to the bus leaving for Union Station?


    Yes, that should be possible.


  • Flight to MEL with connection in LAX
    Aug 8, 2015
    Flight from YQB (Quebec City, Canada) to MEL via EWR and LAX, all with UA with checked bag. Connection time of 1h 21 minutes in LAX sufficient? And on the way back from MEL, connection in LAX of 2 hours to ORD-YQB. Enough time for customs, recheck bag, etc? Many thanks!


    Yes, on the way to MEL that's plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 7/8 (which are connected inside security). On the way back 2 hours is possible. Note that the MEL flight often arrives in the International Terminal even though most United International flights arrive in Terminal 7. So you will possibly have to hurry from the International Terminal to T7 to go through security and to your gate to ORD.


    Thanks a lot!


  • AA connection to SJD
    Aug 7, 2015
    Arrive from Seatac transfer to SJD with 30 min only -accidental! 5 tickets, big hit to change. Can it be done? All one ticket.


    It's possible, but leaves no time to spare if the flight from Seattle is late.


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