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  • flying from Montreal to Lax to Sidney
    Apr 28, 2015
    My daughter is flying from Montreal to Lax to catch her flight to Sydney. Does she have to get her bags at Lax and recheck them? Customs ?? she is a Us citizen . Montreal is closer to Us than Boston


    She will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. She will not have to go through Immigration in LAX. If you tell me what airlines she is flying and if all her flights are on one reservation or not I can help you more with terminals/


    aircanada to Lax then Quantas to Brisbane. Thank you


    She will have to go from Terminal 2 to the International Terminal. If purchasing separate tickets I would recommend 2 hours between flights.


  • united to hilo
    Apr 26, 2015
    My flight back to hilo leaves at 5:00 pm . I will be dropped off @ 1:00 pm by a friend. Options to eat or rest? I believe the flight leaves from terminal 8. This is a new terminal to me, I know terminal 7 options are slim.


    Terminal 7 and 8 are really just two wings of the same building. Yeah, there's not a lot there but there is some stuff. If you just want to relax buy a day pass to the United Club in Terminal 7. You can get them secondhand on Ebay pretty cheap.


  • traveling to nepal
    Apr 13, 2015
    I am traveling from salt lake city on Delta and arriving at Terminal 5 - then I fly from lax to Guangzhou on China Southern Airlines. Does anyone know if I have to go through customs in LA or will my bag be checked all the way through to Guangzhou (or even Nepal?)


    You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. You just have to walk from Terminal 5 to the International Terminal and go through security, assuming your tickets were purchased together and your bags are checked through to China Southern.


  • When to arrive for 7:30 a.m. flight to Canada
    Apr 13, 2015
    I have a 7:30 a.m. Friday flight to catch to Montreal. What time should I arrive at LAX? Thanks in advance for any advice!


    Around 6 AM is fine. If you have to park or return a rental car, adjust time accordingly.


  • Layover time
    Apr 8, 2015
    I'm flying Air New Zealand to LAX, where I arrive at 10.30am. Is it safe to book a United flight to Washington DC for 1.20pm? Does that leave enough time for the transfer?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Transfer Question
    Mar 30, 2015
    I am flying in from DC to Sydney. I am flying United from DC to LAX then LAX to Sydney on Quantas. Do I need to pick my bag up from the United Flight before getting my flight to Sydney? I did a package deal and I think I have 1 Ticket. Any ideas?


    If everything is booked on one ticket then your bags should be transferred for you. You just need to walk from your arrival in Terminal 7 to the International Terminal, get your Qantas boarding pass if you don't already have it, then go through security.


    Thanks just wanted to be sure. Thank you for your help.


  • Terminal 4 ( American Airlines ) to Terminal 7 ( United ) to Melbourne
    Mar 29, 2015
    Arriving :Sun 2015-Mar-29 08:51PM PDT Gate 43 (AA) Departing : Sun 2015- Mar 29 - 10:35PM PDT Gate 77 ( United) What is fastest route and is it still within security area? Thanks you.


    It is now possible to make this connection inside security. There is a tunnel under the tarmac between T4 and T5 and T5 and T6, then in T6 you will walk to the base of the terminal and there is an above ground walkway to T7. You have enough time only if your bags are tagged through to Melbourne or if you are not checking bags. You don't have enough time if you will have to transfer bags yourself.


  • help
    Mar 17, 2015
    is there a way to fed x or ship boxes-suitcases from LAX to Denver, CO in the airport?


    No, there is not.


  • enough time to check in and get breakfast
    Mar 18, 2015
    flying out of LAX to Puerto Vallarta Sunday 755am and would like to know how early we should be at airport to get through security, and where there is a good place to get breakfast? Before or after security.... We only have carry-on luggage so no check-in needed


    Be at the airport at about 6:15-6:30. Where you can eat depends on the terminal you are flying out of.


    Flying with United, not sure the terminal. Thank you for the info


    Your flight will depart from Terminal 7. I would get there at about 6:30 AM. There aren't many restaurants in terminal 7, so you might want to pack something to bring with you.


  • Immigration out
    Mar 8, 2015
    Do we have to pass immigration at LAX. We fly in from san diego and going back to the philippines. Do they need to stamp our passport of US exit?


    You do not go through US Immigration upon exit from the US. The airline will transmit your passport information to immigration when you board your flight to the Philippines to inform them that you left.


  • Layover question
    Mar 6, 2015
    I am flying into LAX on a Sunday night on LAN, arriving at 725 pm. Is that enough time to catch a 920 pm Southwest flight? Otherwise, I need to stay at a nearby hotel for the night.


    No, that isn't enough time. Since you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, then take your bags to Terminal 1 to re-check. I doubt you will get there in time before the bag check cutoff. Just spend the night.


  • American Terminal Overnight
    Mar 5, 2015
    My nephew is arriving on a Friday night at 6PM and flying back out at 6AM on Saturday morning. If he goes out to eat and hang out will they let him back into the terminal to sleep overnight?


    He will be able to sleep in the check-in area or baggage claim but the security lanes will close at about midnight and not reopen until about 4. And since his second flight isn't until Saturday, he may not be allowed back through security until 4.


    Mar 5, 2015
    I will arrive TBIT on philippine airlines at 8:00 am and have a connecting flight on southwest airlines which departs at 12:05 pm will this be enough time and what is fastest way to get to T1?


    That should probably be enough time, barely. The fastest way is probably to walk. Just follow the path for passengers ending their journey in LAX, exit the terminal, and walk to the left (against the flow of traffic).


  • Layover
    Feb 26, 2015
    Hi. I'm flying MSP to LAX to Ixtapa, Mexico. I am flying Delta both in and out of LAX but my layover is 1hr 20min. With on time or slight delay of departure will I make my flight?


  • Customs/layover advice
    Feb 19, 2015
    I am flying into LAX at 4:20pm on American Airlines from London. Currently I have a 6 hour layover back up to San Francisco. In order to skip the layover I would like to book a different flight on Southwest leaving at 6:55pm. Do I have enough time to get my bags through customs and connect? Also, since I need to connect my bags to a different airline(Southwest), where would I do that? Thank You!


    Yes, that would barely be enough time. You will have to collect your bags in customs, go through customs, exit your arrival terminal and take your bags to Terminal 1 to check them with Southwest.


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