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  • Transfers on Alaska from Mexico to Lax to Santa Rosa, CA
    Jun 22, 2014
    How much time should I allow to go through customs and immigration at LAX a(Terminal 6--Alaska Air) before taking another Alaska Air flight on to Santa Rosa? I only have carry on bags and will travel on a Saturday evening flight in early November. Thanks!


    Minimum Intl->domestic connection time is 90 minutes, however, you may be able to do it a little faster since you'll have no checked bags and early Nov is a pretty dead time of year.


  • Transfer time between TBIT and Terminal 1
    May 27, 2014
    Arriving at TBIT from Tahiti on 7/17 at 11:00 AM. Connecting to a Southwest flight that departs at 12:55 PM from Terminal 1. Do I have enough time to make this transfer and flight?


  • Processing time between plane landing and exiting terminal.
    May 19, 2014
    We are arriving at 0635 form Melbourne and need to connect for an amtrak train that leaves union station at 1010. We were taking the Flyaway bus but need to be on the 8.30 bus. Can this be done.


    You should definitely be able to make the 8:30 bus. You will likely be out of customs by 7:15.


  • baggage claim
    May 5, 2014
    how long will baggage claim take when i'm flying in domestic?


    It depends on the airline, terminal, and time of day, but generally 15-30 minutes.


  • T3-T1
    May 4, 2014
    I'm arriving from SFO to LAX on Virgin America at 6:50pm. I have an unconnected flight on South West departing at 8:15. I will be going to through baggage claim and checking in 2 bags at South West. Do you think I would have enough time to make it to my next flight? Does South West have any kind of service like they come and pick you up and take you asap so you don't miss the flight??


    If you bought your flights on one ticket, your bags will automatically be transferred after customs clearance and baggage re-check-in. If not, you need to contact both Southwest & Virgin airlines as to their baggage transfer policy. If they don't transfer, you need to take your bag to Terminal 1 & check it in with Southwest. T1 & T2 are close together - you can walk between the terminals, but you need to go through security check before getting to your connecting gate.


    Ignore sumay - his advice is worthless. It will be very difficult to make your transfer. No, southwest will not assist you in making your transfer.


  • LAX Layover
    Mar 22, 2014
    I'm currently scheduled to be on a Virgin Australia flight arriving in LAX at 6:30 am. Will I have time to make it to the United terminal after going through customs and immigration for a 9:10 am flight?


    That should be enough time.


  • Transfer between terminals
    Mar 17, 2014
    Hi We are arriving from MSP to LAX with Delta then need to transfer to Terminal ? for Air New Zealand flight to AKL. is ANZ terminal 2 and what is the best way to get there


    You can walk or take the shuttle bus. It's a bit of a walk. Please note that Air New Zealand will be moving from T2 to the TBIT soon, so be sure to check if they have moved by the time of your flight. If they have already moved to the TBIT before your flight, I would definitely recommend walking.


  • international connection
    Mar 15, 2014
    I will arriving @ LAX @11: 20am from china and going to Dallas on 6/26/14 13:20 pm. American Airline.Do I have enough time?


    1. All international arrivals need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in their bags. Most likely you will arrive in the International TBIT (or TB) Terminal - depending on your incoming airline. A new connector gets you to after customs clearance to Terminal 4, which is American Airline's Terminal. Your transfer time is sufficient.


  • connecting flights
    Feb 19, 2014
    Hi, I'm arriving from Canada on United Express/terminal 6 at 7:15 pm and leaving at 9:15 pm on Air NZ at terminal 2. What is the fastest way to get between terminals and do you think I have enough time? I am abit worried as this only allows me 2 hours between flights.


    That should be enough time, if your first flight is on-time and you're coming in from somewhere with pre-clearance (not Kelowna). If you're coming from Kelowna you will be a bit more rushed. To get between T6/7 and T2 it's a toss up whether taking the shuttle or walking is faster, but if you have a lot of bags taking the shuttle that runs on the lower level will be easier.


    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I am coming from Kelowna, I realize that I have to pick up my bag (only1), clear customs and drop off my bag again before leaving that same terminal. Then I have to go to Terminal 2 for Air NZ. If I catch the shuttle, do I find it just outside the terminal. Also can I walk across the center to get to Terminal 2. I appreciate your help.


    It is possible to walk across the center on the lower level near the "theme building". Yes, the shuttle runs on the lower level.


    Hello again, Do you know (approx) how long it might take to pick up my luggage and get through customs, This might be hard to answer as there are variables but even approx. Plus how long at would take to get the shuttle over to 2, or how long it would take to walk over?? Thank you!


    Hi, sorry to ask so many question. Can you tell me if terminal 6/7 is quite busy at 7:00 at night? How long does it usually take to pick up bag and get through customs and how long would the shuttle take to get to terminal 2?


  • Stuck baggage
    Feb 11, 2014
    My cousin's bags have been stuck at LAX for 2 days. Air Canada has been unable to contact anyone at LAX in order to forward the baggage to PSP. Can anyone help???


  • An 1: 51 to go from terminal 8 to terminal 2
    Jan 28, 2014
    I'm flying into LAX from Vancouver on Air Canada terminal 8. once I get there I need to go to terminal 2 Areomexico this flight departs 1:51 after arrival. Do I leave terminal 8 turn left get shuttle to 2 enter terminal 2 then go through security check. Do I have to go up escalator to get to security check. Are the signs very clear. Once I leave security check I go to gate. right.


    LAX shuffled many airlines around - Air Canada is now in Terminal 2 (T2), so is AeroMexico. All you need to do is look at overhead screens to find your departing flight & gate number, then follow signs. (At LAX, T2, past the TSA screening are gates 1 & 2 at either side, followed by a food court, and thereafter by gates 4A - 14.


  • First time Flyer: YYZ-LAX-BNE
    Jan 8, 2014
    Hi! I am flying for the first time in one month and have a few questions about what will happen during my layover that may seem silly. I am flying from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) to LAX with American Airlines then from LAX to Brisbane (BNE) with Quantas. I arrive at Terminal 4 at 9:15 on a Sunday and depart from Terminal 4 at 11:50 the same evening. My first question: What do I do when I get off the plane at LAX? Do I go through immigration, collect my checked bags, clear customs, re enter the terminal, check in and go through security all over again? If this is so then I am worried I did not leave enough time between the flights? Thank you in advance for any advice, I am getting a quite nervous.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration in Toronto and should be able to get both of your boarding passes when you check in with American there. All you will have to do in LAX is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.


  • Immigration/customs transfer time
    Dec 16, 2013
    I'm a US citizen flying in from CAN on China Southern flight 327 on 12/17 and arrive at LAX at 6:10pm. I then have a flight on Southwest to DEN at 8:25pm. I'm hoping to just carry on my bag, is this enough time to make the transfer? Or how much time do I need to make the transfer?


    You will arrive at LAX at the Bradley International Terminal, where you normally need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags (if applicable), go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. Carry-on bag only would certainly cut down on time. Your departure terminal is Terminal 1 (Southwest) - while the LAX bus Route A on lower arrival level island in front of each terminal, under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection', runs every 12-15 mins, your next stops will be T4 - T8, around the bend to T1 - 9 stops or 20 minutes - you would need to take a taxi in case you have to spend time re-checking your bags. In either case, you will need to go through security check at Terminal 1 before proceeding to your gate.


    You can't take a taxi between terminals. Honestly if you're rushed for time your best bet is to run from the TBIT to T1. It's about a third of a mile and you can probably run it in 5-10 minutes.


    So about how long does going through passport check and customs take?


    It depends on the time of day, but generally about half an hour.


    Nov 29, 2013
    Traveling from Los Angeles to Seoul on Dec 1st around noon. What time should I get to the airport? Thank you.


    You should be at the departures level of your terminal (which one 0 there are 9) two hours prior to scheduled departure. If you are able to check in on-line - so much the better; print out your baggage tag (or print it at the machines in the departures area). As you enter the terminal look at overhead screens to find your flight & gate number. For further details open, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


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