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  • 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.


  • YYZ to LAX to MEL
    Nov 27, 2016
    I have an Air Canada flight to LAX which arrives at 7pm and I need to board a Qantas flight to Melbourne at 9:30 pm. Is this enough time to check out luggage and check in again for international including customs and immigration. My travel agent assures me there is plenty of time. I have little faith in that statement.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do if your bags are checked through to Qantas is go to the International Terminal and go through security. If your bags are not checked through to Qantas then all you have to do is claim your bags from Air Canada in Terminal 2, take them to the International Terminal, re-check them with Qantas, and go through security. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You have enough time.


  • Connecting in LAX from SYD to ATL
    Nov 14, 2016
    I am returning from SYD (Austrailia) and land in LAX at 7:15am, and have a connecting flight to ATL at 9am.... will this be enough time to go through customs, etc? Should I check my bag in SYD or carry it on?


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


    Delta, same reservation


    Then yes, that should be just enough time. Carry-ons only will obviously make things easier if you can do it.


  • Connection Time
    Nov 8, 2016
    Im flying from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, Seattle to LAX and then LAX to San Jose (costa rica). For the connections in Seattle and LAX would 2hrs and 45 mins be enough time in each?


    If you are flying Alaska on all flights, then yes, that should be sufficient.


  • Lax international terminal to Terminal 1 time
    Nov 7, 2016
    Hi , My international flight is landing in LAX at 7:15 PM and have a southwest flight at 10:15 PM. Is the time sufficient to get to terminal 1 from international or should I be looking at a longer buffer time filght?


    That's just about enough time. I Doubt you will find any later flights on Southwest so your only other option would be to spend the night.


  • Possible to visit Venice Beach?
    Nov 1, 2016
    Hi, I am arriving from Heathrow, London on a AA flight at 3.05pm. I don't depart until 10.40pm to Auckland on another AA flight, i will have luggage possibly in a backpack and not a suitcase. Would i have enough time and is it a simple process to visit Venice Beach etc? Thanks.


    Yes, you just take a taxi there and back. You will clear US Immigration and Customs upon arrival from London and free to go where you want. Arrive back at LAX 2 hours before your flight to Auckland, so leave the beach by 8 PM.


  • T4 CBP
    Nov 1, 2016
    Has CBP at Terminal 4 LAX reopened for either London flight yet?


    Now that the connector building is open, American can use T4 or the TBIT for International Arrivals.


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