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  • transfer alaska - delta
    Sep 30, 2016
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    i land from puerto vallarta on Alaska airlines - my flight to amsterdam (on Delta airlines performed by KLM) departs 1,5hour later - is that enough time to transfer to another terminal (dont know which one) and do i have to check in my bag again?

     

    You will arrive in Terminal 6 and depart from the International Terminal. You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, walk to the International Terminal and go through security. That is a very difficult connection, but not impossible.

     

    Thanks for the reply and info. Do you think i will make it in 1.5 hours?

     

  • TIme needed to get through customs
    Sep 25, 2016
    1
    Flying in from Istanbul on a weds flight arriving into LAX at 620pm how much time do I need to catch a connecting flight to PHX on Southwest?

     

    I would want at least 3 hours, so that probably means only the last Southwest flight of the evening is an option.

     

  • Help with transfer
    Sep 25, 2016
    1
    Hi, in a few weeks me and my wife fly from Amsterdam to Las Vegas via Lax. I know that we have to disembark and go through immigration and customs and that it could take a long time with long lines. Because I suffer from cancer and have a low energy level, I was wandering if there is a special treat for people like me and if so, what I have to do to get it. I am especially concerned about long distance walk and long waiting (standing) with immigration and custom services. Thanks in advanced for your reply! Ron

     

    If you can't walk or stand for a long time, request wheelchair service from your airline by contacting them before your flight.

     

  • Separately ticketed transfer
    Sep 23, 2016
    1
    I am flying American in to LAX from Hawaii and have One hour 45 minutes between my arrival and my departure via United to NJ. I am told that because my flights were ticketed separately, they will not transfer my luggage. Will I have enough time to claim my luggage from baggage claim and then check them in to United? AA lands at 11:07pm and United takes off at 12:45am.

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your bags, take them to United, re-check them, and go through security. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. If you can do this without checking a bag I highly recommend it.

     

  • International Transfer
    Sep 23, 2016
    1
    I arrive at LAX from Peru at 8:20pm on Sunday, I have a flight to Tokyo at 11:50 pm. Do I have enough time to get through customs & make the next flight?

     

    That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Switching Flights
    Sep 18, 2016
    0
    I have a friend from Germany flying from Fort Lauderdale on Spirit Airlines to LAX. She has about 5 hours time there until her next flight, but she has to go through customs to get her next flight ticket and go BACK through customs to get to her plane...is this enough time??

     

  • Passing through LAX
    Sep 9, 2016
    2
    My friend and I are flying from 2 different points in Canada - Vancouver, BC and Ottawa ON - through LAX to Sydney, both of us with Delta. Our luggage will be checked through to Sydney so I don't believe we need to clear Customs in LA, Correct? On our return, arriving at 7:15 AM from Sydney, my layover is 2 hrs 55 min and I am flying a DeltaCompass flight to Vancouver. My friend has a Delta flight east connecting to Ottawa with a little less than 2 hours layover in LA. Do we have enough time to get through Immigration and Customs and catch our connecting flights?

     

    Forgot to add that we both have NEXUS cards if this helps!

     

    The person from Vancouver will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. Nobody flies from Ottawa to Los Angeles, so whoever is flying from there will clear US Customs at their last point in Canada. It sounds like you have enough time for your connections on the return.

     

  • Help
    Sep 6, 2016
    3
    Hello Im arriving from PDX to LAX at 9pm, and I have an international flight at 11:43pm. Do I have enough time to recheck bags and pass security overall?

     

    What airlines are you flying? Are your flights on one reservation or two separate reservations.

     

    Different reservations. I arrive at 8.55pm with Southwest and depart at Copa at 11:43pm. On Copa says that you can do early check in even if you have baggage and be there 1.5 hour before departing, but I want to have more info.

     

    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Declaration
    Sep 6, 2016
    1
    Hello! i wanted to know if i brought my game console with me during international travels for entertainment would i have to declare it at customs?

     

    No, you only have to declare things that you plan to leave in another country or that you are bringing in from another country.

     

  • layover for IN N OUT burger near LAX
    Aug 24, 2016
    1
    I'll fly on Delta from JFK to HND(tyo) with 5hrs layover in LAX, and plan to get IN n OUT burgernear LAX at sepulveda. Do I need pass clearance in both direction? Please info. Thx.

     

    There is no US customs when leaving the US. When you arrive you just have to take a taxi/uber to the In N' Out, then when you come back you just have to go through security.

     

  • SFO to Dusseldorf via LAX with 2 hours layover
    Aug 22, 2016
    1
    Hi Helpful Advisor(s), 1) I will be traveling on one reservation and will arrive in LAX Terminal 2 from SFO with American Airlines and then will be taking Air Berlin flight from Terminal B in 2 hours. Is this doable ? 2)Am I expected to pass customs in SFO or in LAX? Thank you very much. Appreciate your feedback.

     

    American Airlines does not use Terminal 2 at LAX. You will arrive in Terminal 4 or 6. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. If both tickets are on the same reservation all you have to do at LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • how far in advance of Aer Lingus flight time to arrive at LAX?
    Aug 16, 2016
    3
    The flight leaves at 7:30 p.m. We live in LA. What time should we plan to be at LAX?

     

    Plan on getting to the airport at about 5:30

     

    I forgot to specify that it's an international flight, LAX to Dublin. Do you think I should get there any earlier than 5:30 p.m.?

     

    If it makes you feel better to get there earlier, go ahead, but I don't think you have to. Departing on an International flight isn't really different than departing on a domestic flight. There is no US Immigration when leaving the US.

     

  • Clearing immigration
    Jul 25, 2016
    2
    Hi all, Need some help. Might flight from london arrives at LAX 12:55pm. I've got a connecting flight to Vegas at 15:20. Does this leave enough time to clear Immigration security etc?? Thanks

     

    What airlines are you flying? Are your tickets on the same reservation or two separate reservations?

     

    2 separate. BA, then Virgin America.

     

  • Connecting flight (but not)
    Jul 25, 2016
    1
    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.

     

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