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  • 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.


  • LAx transfer bags from Southwest to Quantas
    Jul 14, 2013
    I am flying into LAX on Southwest before transferring to Quantas to Sydney. Can my bags be transferred or do I need to leave the terminal, get my luggage, return through security and have it rechecked to Quantas? Any idea how long that will take?


    Southwest does not transfer bags to or from any other airlines. You will have to claim your bags and take them to the TBIT for your QANTAS flight. I would leave 2.5 hours to do that.


  • Meeting place inside Int terminal
    May 29, 2013
    I have someone meeting me after I come through passport control & customs. Where would be a close spot for them to meet me? Possibly a coffee shop Thanks


    Best place to meet is in the Arrivals /baggage claim area, near the information counter.


  • computer systems down at Customs Border
    May 19, 2013
    Why does the Customs Border Patrol have unreliable computer systems and have no backup? I connected through LAX last week and almost missed my connecting flight because CBP computers went down and Customs held the passengers in a hallway and refused to process most passengers. The Customs computer systems are mission critical and need a hot failover backup system so that passengers can be processed without interruption. My taxes should be better used to help travelers get through LAX faster, not wasteful government spending.


  • My daughter 17 years old
    May 9, 2013
    My daughter 17 years old is flying into LAX to connect a light to Miami. she is not accompanied for the first time. She will need to go from terminal 4 to terminal 2, she has 6 hours between the 2 flights. Where can find any assistance for her?


    Why do you think she needs assistance? 6 hours is a ton of time. I'm sure your 17 year old can read a map and signs.


    Thks for your prompt reply, reason first time in LAX, safety reasons, she is French and she speaks english.


    LAX is not a dangerous place.


  • luggage carts
    May 8, 2013
    My wife and daughter are flying into LAX with our grandchildren, ages 4 and 5 months. They are carrying 2 suitcases, 2 cosmetic bags, 2 carseats, and a double stroller. They will have to take a shuttle to rent a car. Does lax have luggage carts that could accommodate all of this?


    You can't take a cart on the shuttle, so there isn't much purpose of one.


  • Going to Sydney
    May 3, 2013
    My wife and I will be flying in on United from Baltimore and arrive at LAX at 8:30 PM. The connecting flight on United leaves for Sydney at 10:10 PM. Will that be enough time? This is our first international flight. Will we have to go thru customs in LAX? Thanks.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All the United gates at LAX are connected beyond security and are an easy walk. You will not have to go through any immigration in LAX on your way to Australia, only on the way back.


    Apr 22, 2013


    Is this at LAX? Yes, you will have to go through security again. You will have to hope your first flight is on time an then take either the airline connections shuttle on the lower level, or preferably, run across the area between the terminals. You will barely have enough time.


    US Airways is at terminal 1 should i book connecting flight on US Airways? It is closer than term 7 to jet blue(term3)? Same plane, same flight, but under US AIRWAYS. Just wondering, if plane is skywest will I go to Us Airways terminal 1 or United terminal 7? Probably should just drive home from LAX to Fresno- 3.5 hrs!


    The terminal will be the OPERATING carrier. If it's a Skywest United Express flight it will still be going from United's terminals - In this case it would actually leave from Terminal 8 but you'd go through security in Terminal 7. If that flight is your only option then yes, you should probably just plan on driving.


    Thank u so much- u helped me out a lot.


  • changing terminals for connecting flight
    Apr 10, 2013
    I am looking at a flight from LAX to HNL. We would arrive on Alaska Airline and need to get to Terminal 4 for AA. It is a connecting flight and our luggage would be transferred. Layover time is 1hr 45mins on a Monday morning (10AM.) Is this doable? I understand there is a shuttle for terminal transfers, would you suggest that or should we walk? We would just have carry-on totes. Thanks for any help or suggestions.


    For the Terminal 6 -> Terminal 4 connection you are suggesting I would probably walk as the shuttle runs counter-clockwise and you'd have to ride it nearly all the way around. It should be doable in that amount of time.


  • Long Layover
    Apr 3, 2013
    Anything fun to do at LAX?


  • Is there a red cap at the Bradley Term?
    Feb 18, 2013
    I am an ederly gentlemen who will need immediate assistance when I get out of my shuttle at the front of the Bradley Terminal. Is there a Red Cap I could hire to wheel my luggage to check in at China Airlines?


    At LAX, Skycap service is available in front of the terminals across from the ticket counters.


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