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Hello. I arrive in LAX from Costa Rica at 11:55am and depart for Seattle at 1:10. Is that enough time to make it through customs (no checked bags). Will we have to go through security again?
Yes, you will have to go through security again after you clear customs. What airline or airlines are you flying?
Hi,
In April I will be flying with my partner (he will be using a German passport, I will use my Australian passport) from Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles. We have two separate tickets on two different airlines. We arrive at 6:35am to Terminal B at LAX and then have to get to Terminal 2 to take a flight from LAX to Mexico City. Will we have enough time to pass through immigration, collect our bags, get to Terminal 2 and check in for our second flight? I'm not sure if it makes a difference but we will both have ESTAs. Thank you in advance for any help!
That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Thanks Zap, that's what I thought :(
I was wondering how long it takes to get off a plane [ American Airlines] from Dallas and get to the terminal for Air Tahiti Nui to board a flight to Tahiti and what is the process.
You will have to claim your bags from American unless they are tagged through to Air Tahiti Nui, then go to the Air Tahiti Nui check-in desk in the International Terminal and get your boarding passes (you have to do this even if your flight is on the same reservation as your American flight). The desk opens 2.5 hours before the flight and closes 1 hour before the flight. Then you go through security and to your departure gate.
can you give me a rough estimate on time that it takes
So claiming your bags from AA will take 10-30 minutes, walking to the International terminal takes 5 minutes, checking in takes 5-20 minutes, and security takes about 15-30 minutes, so add it all together and you get at worst 1 hr 25 minutes leaving no time to spare for delays and for the fact that the Air Tahiti Nui check in desk closes an hour before the flight departs, so you'll want at least 3 hours for your connection.
thank you
Hello, we are looking at coming into LAX from a flight from Taipei landing at 6:50AM. I know we will need to get our bags and go through customs, etc. Will it be feasible to get on a 9:30 AM domestic flight toward home? We will be traveling with two children.
Thank you.
To clarify, coming in on EVA airlines, flying out on Frontier. Thank you!
I think that's possible if the flight from Taipei is on-time. You will have to transfer your bags yourselves to Frontier.
Hi we are arriving from sydney arriving at 0630 and then have to catch a westjet flight to calgary at 0845 will we have enough time going through immigration and customs. Also we arrive at terminal b and then have to go to terminal 2 do we drop off our baggage or do we have to take it to westjet and book it in again.and do we go through customs etc again and how do we get to terminal 2
Arriving on flight from London at 9:16 pm and my next flight to Phx is on United at 10:35pm, will I make it thur customs on time to catch flight
Is the first flight also on United? If so that should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
My young adult son is on his way to a rehab and has fallen off the wagon. He has a 2:30pm delta flight to Honolulu and is passed out. If he isn't helped he may be arrested or miss yet another flight. Doesn't help he is jet lagged. If you see him or can help, please do. He's at a Delta gate
I know this is a bit too late but is your son okay now?
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.
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.
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.