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  • 2.5 hours to connect between two int. flights on diff. airlines
    Feb 14, 2017
    Hi, In April I will be flying with my partner (he will be using a German passport, I will use my Australian passport) from Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles. We have two separate tickets on two different airlines. We arrive at 6:35am to Terminal B at LAX and then have to get to Terminal 2 to take a flight from LAX to Mexico City. Will we have enough time to pass through immigration, collect our bags, get to Terminal 2 and check in for our second flight? I'm not sure if it makes a difference but we will both have ESTAs. Thank you in advance for any help!


    That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


    Thanks Zap, that's what I thought :(


  • going to tahiti
    Jan 27, 2017
    I was wondering how long it takes to get off a plane [ American Airlines] from Dallas and get to the terminal for Air Tahiti Nui to board a flight to Tahiti and what is the process.


    You will have to claim your bags from American unless they are tagged through to Air Tahiti Nui, then go to the Air Tahiti Nui check-in desk in the International Terminal and get your boarding passes (you have to do this even if your flight is on the same reservation as your American flight). The desk opens 2.5 hours before the flight and closes 1 hour before the flight. Then you go through security and to your departure gate.


    can you give me a rough estimate on time that it takes


    So claiming your bags from AA will take 10-30 minutes, walking to the International terminal takes 5 minutes, checking in takes 5-20 minutes, and security takes about 15-30 minutes, so add it all together and you get at worst 1 hr 25 minutes leaving no time to spare for delays and for the fact that the Air Tahiti Nui check in desk closes an hour before the flight departs, so you'll want at least 3 hours for your connection.


    thank you


  • Internation to Domestic Flight Turn Around with Family
    Jan 27, 2017
    Hello, we are looking at coming into LAX from a flight from Taipei landing at 6:50AM. I know we will need to get our bags and go through customs, etc. Will it be feasible to get on a 9:30 AM domestic flight toward home? We will be traveling with two children. Thank you.


    To clarify, coming in on EVA airlines, flying out on Frontier. Thank you!


    I think that's possible if the flight from Taipei is on-time. You will have to transfer your bags yourselves to Frontier.


  • customs and immigration
    Jan 18, 2017
    Hi we are arriving from sydney arriving at 0630 and then have to catch a westjet flight to calgary at 0845 will we have enough time going through immigration and customs. Also we arrive at terminal b and then have to go to terminal 2 do we drop off our baggage or do we have to take it to westjet and book it in again.and do we go through customs etc again and how do we get to terminal 2


  • Enough time to catch flight
    Jan 13, 2017
    Arriving on flight from London at 9:16 pm and my next flight to Phx is on United at 10:35pm, will I make it thur customs on time to catch flight


    Is the first flight also on United? If so that should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Help my son
    Jan 17, 2017
    My young adult son is on his way to a rehab and has fallen off the wagon. He has a 2:30pm delta flight to Honolulu and is passed out. If he isn't helped he may be arrested or miss yet another flight. Doesn't help he is jet lagged. If you see him or can help, please do. He's at a Delta gate


    I know this is a bit too late but is your son okay now?


  • service needed to help mom with 4 little children
    Jan 13, 2017
    My daughter in arriving LAX on Southwest Airline at 8 am. SW does not connect with Hawaiian Airline at 10 am. SW said she has to check out the luggage and then reenter LAX with all that along with 4 little children. Is there any airport services that could help her? Between terminals and luggage?


    There is no such service. She can rent a luggage cart or pack a foldable luggage cart.


    Jan 11, 2017
    We have booked tickets on the same reservation with Virgin Australia, flying from Sydney and arriving at LAX at 6.30am. We then leave LAX at 8.55am on a connecting flight with Delta to LAS. Is 2 hours and 25 minutes enough time to catch the connecting flight. Thanks


    Yes, that is enough time.


  • enough time to get through customs to board national flight
    Jan 18, 2017
    I'm a US citizen landing at LAX from Aukland, NZ at 12:35pm on a Friday. I then need to board a flight from LAX to Denver, which is scheduled for 4:17pm. Will i have enough time to get through customs, collect my checked baggage, and get through LAX security for my 4:17pm flight?


    What airlines are you flying? Are both flights on the same reservation?


    Flying Air New Zealand into Lax (terminal B arrival) then flying from Lax to Denver via American Airlines (terminal 4 I believe). They are separate tickets, so Im thinking I have to recheck my bags and go through security again, but am not sure. Thanks!


    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, take your bags to Terminal 6, re-check them with American, and then go through security. The flight will actually leave from the American Eagle Remote Terminal which means taking a bus from gate 60 to this little remote building where you will board your flight to Denver.


    Thanks, so is your "yes" response to my original question of will I have enough time or are you just confirming that I will need to go through customs, recheck bag, etc? Also, as far as American Airlines, everything in LAXs website says terminal 4, so I'm wondering why you're referencing terminal 6? Thanks.


    Yes, you do have enough time. American is primarily located in Terminal 4, but they also have gates in Terminal 6 and have a check-in counter there. Since your flight is American Eagle, it will definitely leave from Terminal 6.


    I am taking the same flight later this year, and am trying to book my connecting domestic flight. Can you tell me if this flight arrived earlier than scheduled? Thanks.


    Dec 20, 2016
    Wondering how early I need to arrive at LAX today for my 6:15pm Flight on Sun Country to Minneapolis?


    I would get there at about 4:30 at the latest.


  • LATAN flight from Lima Pero arriving at LAX
    Dec 15, 2016
    On 12/28 my husband (green card holder) only speaks Spanish, will be arriving to LA at 0750 on LAN airlines. I want to give him some instruction about what to do and where to go so he won't miss his Virgin America flight to SFO that leaves at 1000 AM. Can you please advise?


    He will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim his bags and go through US Customs, if his bags aren't tagged through to SFO he needs to take them with him and exit the International Terminal and walk to the left. The next terminal he comes to is Terminal 3, he needs to go in and check his bags with Virgin America and then go through security.


  • MeetingSomeoneClearingCustoms
    Dec 14, 2016
    I'm meeting a traveler coming from Chile. Will they clear customs at Tom Bradley, where they also land?


    Yes, they will.


  • flying from LAS to Cancun
    Dec 13, 2016
    I am flying from Las Vegas on Southwest and arriving at LAX 8:25 am and departing on Southwest for Cancun at 9:35 am will I have enough time to catch my flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 1 and depart from Terminal 2 (if you are traveling soon - you will depart from the International Terminal if you depart after May). You will have to walk to Terminal 2 and go through security.


    Dec 13, 2016
    Hello, i arrive in LAX from vancouver at 10:50 PM on delta. i leave LAX at 12:25am on united. is 1hr 35 min enough to make it thru customs and catch my connecting flight? what if i only carry on?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver, so if you only have carry-ons you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • prepaid sim card at LAX?
    Nov 27, 2016
    Is it possible to buy a sim-card at LAX, so that I will be able to use my phone upon landing from Denmark? Or is there free wifi in any location within the airport?


    Prepaid SIM cards in the US are much harder to find than in other countries - I've never seen one sold at the airport. Whether or not your phone will just work in the US when you turn it on depends on what carrier you have in Denmark.


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