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  • 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.


  • Want to meet relatives on a 5,5 hr layover
    Oct 10, 2013
    I'm flyimg Seattle to lax terminal 6. Leaving from Tom Bradley Int'l 5.5hrs later. Must I leave security


    Note that non-ticketed visitors have no permission to enter secured areas of the terminals. As there are plenty of pre-security restaurants & shops in the 'new' Tom Bradley (TBIT) terminal, (there is also a restaurant in the center of the parking garages, which the terminals surround). When getting off at T6, take the LAX bus Route A on lower arrival level island in front of each terminal, under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection', which runs every 12-15 mins, stopping next at T7, T8, T1 through T4 and on to Bradley.


  • Quick conneting flight to Honolulu
    Sep 10, 2013
    I am disabled. I can walk a little and stand a little but I'll need a wheelchair or scooter to get from my LAX Delta arrival gate to my connecting DElta flight 50 minutes later to Honolulu. Can I count on quick immediate LAX service to make my connecting flight?


    Have you requested wheelchair service from Delta? If so they will make sure you make your connecting flight. Also, all the Delta gates at LAX are fairly close together.


  • 1 1/2 hour layover, can we make it.
    Sep 9, 2013
    We are flying from Canada to New Zealand through LAX. Seems our flight lands in LAX at Terminal 2 and the NZ flight leaves 1 1/2 hours after also out of Terminal 2. Can we make this? We do customs out of Canada, would we also do customs at LAX or is it self contained.


    No, since you will pre-clear immigration in Canada, you will just need to go from gate to gate at LAX, since all of Terminal 2 is beyond the same security checkpoint it is a very easy connection, less than 5 minutes.


  • Need Help with Direction, Please..
    Sep 8, 2013
    I'm arriving at Tom Bradley and I know Terminal 3 is very close, and this might seem like a silly question.. From Tom Bradley do you go Left or Right to Terminal 3?


    When you exit the doors of the TBIT you turn left to get to T3 (opposite the flow of vehicular traffic)


    thank you so much.... you don't know what your reply means to me.. thank you.... :)


  • International Connection from Asia to Mexico City
    Aug 26, 2013
    I have a friend that will be traveling out of Asia for the first time. He does not have a US visa and is nervous about having a connecting flight in LAX. He will be traveling from probably Tokyo or Shanghi through LAX to Mexico city. He may have a 12 hour delay in LAX. If he is traveling without a US visa, is he going to have issues with the connecting flight in LAX? Will he have to go through customs even though his destination is not in the US?


    He needs to get a US Transit Visa. Yes, any time you enter the US you have to go through US immigration, even if you are connecting to another country.


  • Honolulu Flight
    Aug 6, 2013
    I am flying United into LAX from Houston on a connecting flight to Honolulu. Will I have to recheck my bags and go through security to make my connecting flight?


    If both flights are on United, your bags will be transferred. Note that United uses both Terminals 6 & 7. If you need to transfer to another terminal, you either walk over outside, or go to the ground level, take the escalator down to the tunnel connecting both terminals, & back up escalator at connecting terminal; this would require you to go through security check before proceeding to your gate.


    tuaug is incorrect. You can get between every United gate at LAX without having to go through security.


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