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  • Connecting flight (but not)
    Jul 25, 2016
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    My return flight to the US is from Sydney > LAX > DEN > ATL (it was a really cheap flight and part of a deal). I'm planning to exit the airport at LAX, but if I check my luggage at Sydney, will it be checked to the final destination - at ATL? Or am I able to pick it up at baggage claim at LAX and exit the airport with it? I was told that when traveling back to the states from an international flight, you always have to pick up your luggage and recheck it for your next connecting flight(s) to the final destination. Is this true? Any advice is appreciated!

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your bags in LAX to go through US Customs. Once you clear customs you can rip the tags off and go through the normal passenger exit and not the route for connecting passengers.

     

  • New traveler
    Jul 23, 2016
    1
    new traveler here, if i go from SYD > LAX > DTW using the same airline (delta) would i need to re check luggage as i arrive in LAX or will it go straight through to DTW? also, on the flight back, DTW > LAX >SYD, would 57min layover be enough time to catch the connection flight from LAX > SYD?

     

    Yes, in LAX you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go to Terminal 5 and go through security. On the return all you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 5. You have enough time.

     

  • Services
    Jul 23, 2016
    1
    My wife and son are flying from Tokyo to LAX. I was wondering if there is of any service that this airport can provide for them on carrying their baggage to custom for their connecting flight to Sacramento. My son is an infant.

     

    No, but there are free luggage carts in the international baggage hall.

     

  • Is 90mins long enough?
    Jul 20, 2016
    1
    Hi I am flying with American Airlines from JFK to LAX arriving at 9.23pm and departing from LAX to Auckland with American Airlines at 10.55pm I am concerned that 90mins may not be long enough....thoughts??? Do I have to clear customs? I imagine as it is on the same ticket that my luggage will be checked all the way through to Auckland? HELP please :)

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.

     

  • Enough time an not getting lost
    Jul 16, 2016
    1
    Will I have enough time from an American Airlines to an American Airlines flight in under 40 minutes an not have trouble finding my connecting flight

     

    That should be just enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Customs time line
    Jul 15, 2016
    1
    I am flying from LAX to Montreal ( direct flight) on AIr Canda and returning on a direct flight from Montreal to LAX. My flight leaves LAX at 11:45 on a Wednesday, how much time will I need to check in? Thank you

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. I suggest arriving 90-120 minutes before your flight. (closer to 120 if you have checked bags).

     

  • LAX Customs Time to allow
    Jul 8, 2016
    1
    Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Kona. Arrive 2:25 on Alaska at LAX and depart at 4:00pm on United. Is that enough time to clear customs and get to flight?

     

    No, that is not realistically enough time, especially if you have checked baggage.

     

  • How early to book on Southwest
    Jul 1, 2016
    1
    We'll be leaving from LAX to Gatwick, London on Norwegian Air. That flight departs at 7:30 PM this coming Thursday. We'll be coming into LAX on Southwest from Sacramento. How much is the safest amount of time to allow in between these flights? We're inexperienced flyers, fyi.

     

    I would want to arrive by at LEAST 4:30 PM.

     

  • arriving terminal 3 departing terminal 4
    Jun 28, 2016
    1
    I am arriving from Minneapolis on spirit airlines which I believe is terminal 3, and leaving for Tokyo narita through terminal 4, I will have 2hours and 25 minutes, no checked bags from MSP to LAX, do I have to go through security again? I'm assuming yes. is this enough time?

     

    Yes, you will have to go through security again. You should have enough time if your Spirit flight is on-time.

     

  • 35 m Layover to Maui
    Jun 23, 2016
    1
    Hi traveling from KC to LAX to Maui. Delta has a 35 m layover. Think it's feasible?

     

    It's possible, it obviously leaves no time to spare if the flight from KC is delayed at all.

     

  • alaska to air france
    Jun 28, 2016
    3
    hi..traveling from portland oregon on alaska to lax..then going to bradley for an air france flight to paris...they are separate tickets but sister ailrines so they said they would check bags thru to af flight...can I stay inside security to tb without going thru checkpoints and security again..thanks

     

    Yes, if your bags are checked through to Paris then there now is a way to get from T6 to the TBIT inside security - you take a tunnel to T4 through T5 and then take a new connector walkway to the TBIT.

     

    you are awesome....one more question for the pdx to lax to tb...the day before if we check into af online and print boarding pass and go thru terminals to connector...do we have to check in with air france at all? or is it best to do it anyways and check in again at desk?

     

    You should try to check in with Air France online. If you fully check-in online and have a boarding pass there's no reason you have to go to the Air France counter at LAX.

     

  • Meeting family at different arrival times
    Jun 5, 2016
    2
    I am arriving LAX from AUK via Air New Zealand. Assuming the arrival will be terminal B. My daughter with 2 toddlers, will be arriving one hour earlier from South Africa via Emirates. Where is the best place to meet ? Would it be wise to wait in customs until I arrive or would that even be in same terminal since I believe Emirates is in terminal 3?

     

    Emirates is not in Terminal 3. The Emirates flight will also arrive in the International Terminal. I would meet at the exit of customs.

     

    Thanks for advice. MAM

     

  • TBIT to T7 transfer
    Jun 2, 2016
    1
    How does one get from TBIT after clearing customs from a United flight from Australia to T7 to catch a connecting United flight? How long does this take? Do I have to go through security again? I have 3 hours, but am unable to carry my luggage by myself, even with a luggage cart, due to some health issues. Any ideas on how to deal with this?

     

    Since you have mobility issues I suggest taking the shuttle bus even though it isn't fastest. It runs on the lower level. You will have to go through security again in T7. If both tickets are on United on the same reservation then you won't have to take your bags with you to T7, you can re-check them at the re-check desk in the TBIT.

     

  • Getting from Terminal 4 to Terminal 6
    Jun 2, 2016
    1
    My daughter is travelling back from Honolulu to Charlotte VIA LAX. Although we have been all over the world, we have not been thru LAX. I want to be able to give her instructions for getting from Terminal 4 to Terminal 6 easily since I am not with her. I understand there is a pedestrian tunnel. I need to be able to tell her where to find it. Coming at T4 gate42B and departing T 6 gate 63. Someone told her to take the but we are concerned of going outside of security area.

     

    The tunnel is inside security.

     

  • Hawaiian air curbside
    May 30, 2016
    0
    Does Hawaiian air have curbside check-in?

     

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