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  • 12 hr lay over--baggage question
    Sep 28, 2012
    On my way to South America, I have a 12-hr gap in LA. I arrive 10 am and leave 10 pm on a flight to Bogota via Hollywood. Does anyone know whether my bag will be automatically transferred to the Hollywood flight? if not, will I be able to check in my bag for the hollywood flight 10 or so hours before it leaves? It would be great if I could just take my carry-on bag with me while I explore LA for a few hours.


    Where you arrive and depart from at both LAX & FLL aiports (Terminal & gate) depends on which airlines you will take. Therefore, I suggest you open both and /fll - then click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text for airlines and connections. Some airlines do not transfer bags to a different airline's connecting flight - contact your airlines to make sure. If they do not transfer, you need to claim your bags on arrival, then re-check them in at the connecting terminal's airline counter. At each leg of your journey make sure you have a boarding pass.


  • Paging
    Aug 16, 2012
    Is there no way to page someone at US Airways at LAX?


    LAX site does not specifically mention paging - try to call their general contact at (310) 646-5252.


  • Enough time to book in LAX
    Aug 4, 2012
    We are flying from San Diego to LAX arriving at terminal 4. I have allowed 3 1/2 hours from the time we touch down in LA to pick up our bags and make our way to terminal 3 for check-in and security for a flight back to Australia. My questions are: Will we have to go through security when we come into LAX from San Diego? Have I allowed enough time to collect bags and walk to terminal 3. We were going to walk to make it faster. Will we have enough time do all of this? Our flight check-in closes one hour before the flight. Thanks in advance. Cheers


    Have you made sure that the Airline you use (American?) departing SAN does not transfer your bags to your departure gate at Terminal 3 (Virgin Australia?) If it does, you need not pick up your bags at T4's arrival. In either case, you need to exit T4 and go through security check at T3. T3 and T4 are on either side of the international terminal TBIT. You can walk, from T4 to your right, passing TBIT and on to T3. OR you can 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. and takes 5 mins.


  • First Timer at Immigration
    Aug 3, 2012
    I will be flying into LAX with SIA (Singapore) whereas my friend (first time travelling outside of China) is flying into LAX on China Southern. My flight arrives about 13:00hrs whereas his flight arrives about 18:30hrs. I hope to accompany him through Immigration but not sure if I can remain inside (before security and most probably baggage not collected yet) for so long waiting for him. I like his first trip to US to be pleasant and therefore wondering how I can help him.


    You both will arrive in LAX at the Bradley (TBIT) terminal. However, as all international arrivals need to go through passport control, pick up bags and go through customs clearance first, it would be best that you both meet up in the Arrivals Hall. Your friend will be guided by signs and should just follow the crowd, as TBIT is for all international arrivals.


    Thanks for your reply. If he should encounter problems at passport control and not sure how to answer (language challenges) is there anyway I can be of help to him? We work for the same company in China though I am based in Singapore as I am a Singaporean


  • TBIT to Terminal 1
    Jul 12, 2012
    Suggest best way of reaching with 4 luggage units and a toddler. Would prefer to avoid walking.


    Make sure that your first airline will transfer your bags to the connecting flight. If that is so, after going through customs clearance and re-checking in your bag where indicated, you need to exit TBIT and 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. It will make 6 stops after TBIT, (T4 though T8 and over to T1). At T1 you need to go through security check before moving on to your gate. If luggage is not being transferred by your first airline, you need to find a taxi which can take all that luggage to T1.


  • transfer
    Jun 25, 2012
    How do I get from Terminal 6 to Terminal 4. I don't walk very well.


    At LAX you have two choices to get from T6 to T4 - either way, you need to exit T6 and go through security check at T4 before proceeding to your connecting gate. (a) Walking: Terminals 6 and 5 are connected by a tunnel - at T5, you would have to take the escalator up to the ground level, exit T5 and walk over to T4, which should take you from terminal to terminal at most 20 mins. (b) By Bus: 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. but runs the other way from T6 on to T7, T8, makes a curve and continues on to T1, T2, T3, TB & T4 - seven stops or 18 mins.


  • Change Cloths
    May 8, 2012
    I am flying into LAX with relax wear. I am visiting my client directly from LAX, and am wondering where I can change from my relax wear to suit. Does anyone know if there are any locker room in LAX where I can at least open my luggage and get changed?


    my suggestion: At LAX aim for the large handicap restroom for a change of clothing.


  • Changing Terminal at LAX
    May 3, 2012
    I have to move from Terminal B ( Tom Bradley) to Terminal 7, Should I exit first and what mean should I take. How far is it and how long does it take as an average to move from TB to T7? many thanks to whom may help me


    You have only one option to get from the Bradley Terminal to T7: Take 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. Your next stops will be T4, 5, 6, 7 = four stops or 10 mins. You need to go through security check at T7 before proceeding to your gate.


  • where can i purchase a prepaid sim card
    Apr 26, 2012
    Is there anywhere in LA Airport that I can purchase a prepaid sim card. I am arriving from Australia and want to purchase one as soon as I arrive


    If you arrive via Qantas you will arrive at Terminal 4. International arrivals need to go through passport control, pick up luggage, then go through customs clearance. This process takes about 35-45 mins. If I remember correctly, Qantas uses its own bus transportation from T4 to the international Bradley terminal for such purpose. You may want to ask at the information counter where to purchase the prepaid card.


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