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  • 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.


  • lax to another airport
    Jul 29, 2015
    I've never flown before but I plan on going from LAX to Bora Bora and back. I was wondering if I got back to LAX at 10:15 am, will I make it to another flight that takes off at 10:45 am? Or would it be better to get a flight that leaves after 11:15 am?


    NOOOOO!!!!! You need a flight that leaves after 12:30 PM at a bare minimum. You will have to clear US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then bring your bags to your second airline and re-check them.


  • Transfer flight
    Jul 23, 2015
    I have a transfer flight from American Airlines to Hawaiian airlines, however I have 1hour 30 to make to transfer. Is this enough time and if I bought the tickets together will my bags be transferred or will I have to claim and re-check my bags?


    If you buy the tickets on the same reservation your bags should be checked through to Hawaiian. In that case 90 minutes should be enough time. It is a bit of a long walk from AA's Terminal 4 to Hawaiian's Terminal 2.


  • Transfer Times
    Jul 22, 2015
    Hi, I'm arriving from Auckland on Air NZ at 12.30pm (Tuesday) and want to catch the 3.05pm Southwest flight to New Orleans. These flights are not ticketed together (separate bookings). Will I have time? Thanks


    It's possible, but just barely. Check in online for your Southwest flight before you leave New Zealand to save some time at LAX and get a better boarding position on Southwest.


  • Check In Time
    Jul 21, 2015
    Hi, I have a flight at 10:15 am from LAX to YVR (Vancouver). How far in advance should I arrive at the airport on a Wednesday?


    90 minutes before your flight. Keep in mind that traffic in and around LAX, especially on weekday mornings is horrendous.


  • Time to get through immigration and customs
    Jul 21, 2015
    I am a US citizen flying from Tokyo with carry-on and checked baggage. I will arrive on Delta Flight 284 at LAX at 10:49 am. My connecting Delta flight 4794 departs at 12:20. Will I make it?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


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