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  • clearing customs ,rechecking bags and travelling
    Jan 24, 2016
    how it will take to clear usa customs,,collect bags and recheck them and how long does it take to travel from international terminal to terminal 7


    You'll want at least 3 hours between flights.


  • AA New Gates
    Jan 23, 2016
    I saw that AA is building two new gate at LAX....Do you know how and where these two new gate are going to located!!!


    They're respacing the gates in On Terminal 4, not much should change.


  • Is Customs in LAX, when flying to Australia?
    Jan 23, 2016
    Do I go through customs at LAX when flying to Australia? This affects when I'd need to check into the flight. If customs is in Australia, I don't think I'll need to be checking in 2 hours before my flight.


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Australian immigration and customs when you get to Australia.


    Thanks. If there's no customs when flying out of LAX, why would anyone need to show up more than an hour early to check in for a flight? Airlines say to say up 3 hours before an international flight.


    Often they do have to physically check your passport before you check in, so that takes extra time. They also start boarding earlier than normal because it's a bigger plane that takes longer to board and they also have to do positive baggage match on international flights (if anyone doesn't board the flight their baggage has to be removed).


  • Customs/Immigration When Returning to the U.S.
    Jan 11, 2016
    Hi, in a few months I will be flying return SYD to JFK with a 2hr layover in LAX all with Virgin Australia/Delta codeshare (my luggage will be checked through to JFK). Is the U.S. customs/immigration process quick enough for a U.S. passport holder for me to make my connection? Do I have to go through security again? I will arrive in LAX at approx 6:45am... is that busy time for customs or maybe not? I have never traveled internationally before!


    You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, follow the sign for connecting passengers, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then exit the terminal, walk to Terminal 5 and go through security. You should have enough time.


  • Enough time for connecting flights?
    Jan 10, 2016
    I am looking at booking a flight from Vancouver to Los Angeles arriving at 19-15 to catch a flight from los angeles to Perth Aus at 22-30. Is this enough time to collect luggage and check in. Do Delta flights run on time


    That should be enough time. Delta has a decent on-time record. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver.


  • baggage transfer desk
    Jan 3, 2015
    hi can anyone tell me the location of the baggage transfer desk at TBIT LAX arrivals? thanks in advance


    Right after you clear customs there is a big sign for connecting passengers - follow that sign - it's right there.


    Jan 2, 2015
    I have a 5 hour layover next week at LAX connecting to Kauai and want to visit with a relative for a couple of hours just outside the airport. Can I get out of the Delta terminal and pick up a cab easily for this short visit or is it not worth the time and hassle?


    Yes, that would be possible as long as you are meeting them close to the airport. Beware of LA traffic.


  • Where to pick up arriving passenger
    Dec 21, 2015
    Where is the best place to meet a passenger arriving on Kim tues form Amsterdam.? I


    If you want to wait for them in person, there is a place to wait in the International terminal for arriving international passengers after they go through customs.


  • Quick layover
    Dec 14, 2015
    Hi - I am landing in LAX from Toronto on American Airlines landing at 21:05 hoping to transfer to a Qantas international flight to Brisbane at 23:20 - is that enough time for an easy transfer? Might be a silly question but is Canada considered domestic for these flights or will I land in the international terminal?


    The flights were booked seperately if that makes a difference - will we need to claim our bags & re-check them?


  • Flying American Airline then British Airways
    Dec 9, 2015
    I'm flying from LAX to dallas then through to london and then India, for the flights from LA to Dallas and then London, will I need to collect my bags?switch terminals or anything?


    You will not see your bags until you get to India. In DFW you may have to change terminals but the SkyLink train connects all terminals inside security. In London you may also have to change terminals, but they are connected inside the secure area by a shuttle bus.


    That is great, thank you


  • Wheelchair assistance request
    Dec 9, 2015
    Hello- Elderly parents are flying in to LAX from Beijing through AirChina. I need to get wheelchair assistance scheduled for them once their flight lands at LAX. Is there a contact number at LAX where I can call to schedule wheelchair assistance, I've tried contacting the airline but have not gotten a satisfactory response.


    Wheelchair assistance can only be arranged through the airline.


  • Brisbane (australia) to Detroit connection in LAX.
    Dec 7, 2015
    hey! i am flying from Australia to Detroit and stopping at LAX my flight lands in LAX at 6;30am i then need to be at terminal 5 for my departing flight by 9:15 is that enough time? this is the first time flying alone and I'm a little scared of missing my connecting flight or getting lost in LAX. and also do i need to completely leave the airport to get to my connecting flight ? and does that mean i have to line back up in those crazy lines in the domestic terminals ? thank you


    Yes, you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. if your bags already have a tag to DTW then you can follow the sign for connecting passengers and drop your bags at the re-check desk. If they are only tagged to LAX you will have to follow the signs for passengers ending their trip at LAX and take your bags with you to Terminal 5. When you exit the terminal you will go to your right and walk for about 5 minutes. The second building you come to will be Terminal 5, you will go in, re-check your bags and get your Delta boarding pass if necessary, then go through security and to your departure gate. You should have just about enough time.


  • 50 minutes layover for international transfer
    Mar 22, 2016
    is 50 minutes enough for international transfer? my flight is from Chicago to LAX, then Sydney. layover is just 50 minutes, cause the recheck of baggage, is it enough for 50 minutes?


    Are both tickets on the same reservation? What airlines are you flying? I can't answer your question without that info.


    yeah on the same reservation, and it's the United airline. Thank u


    You don't have to re-check your baggage in LAX. There is no US Customs when exiting the US. All you have to do at LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be in Terminal 7/8. You have enough time if your flight from Chicago is on-time.


    Hi, im flying from Reno to LAX, connecting to Qantas flight from TBIT (all on same ticket). I know my bags will be checked thru to Australia from Reno. Upon arrival at AA T4 can I use the new T4 to TBIT connector? If so, where do I go through customs and passport control? Thanks.


    Yes, you can use the T4 connector - although your flight from Reno will arrive in the American Eagle remote terminal, so you'll have to take the shuttle from there first. There is no US Customs or Passport control when leaving the US. You just show your passport to the Qantas agent when boarding your flight to Australia.


  • Enough time between dom + int?
    Nov 28, 2015
    I land at LAX at 6:50pm and my international flight to Auckland via Air New Zealand departs at 9pm. Is that enough time to get off my domestic flight, check in / check my bag/ get through security again for my flight to Auckland?


    What airline are you flying on your first flight? Were your tickets purchased on one reservation or two separate reservations? I can't answer your question without that info.


    They were purchased as separate reservations. I will be flying Southwest DIA --> LAX and then Air New Zealand LAX--> Auckland. Thank you in advance for your help.


    You should have enough time as long as the flight from Denver is on-time. It's fastest to walk from Terminal 1 to the International Terminal rather than trying to take the shuttle.


  • KT
    Nov 2, 2015
    Arriving on American, exiting in LAX on Qantas. Will I have to re-enter through security when changing planes/terminals? I have a total of 3.0 layover.


    Yes, you will have to go through security when you go to the International Terminal for your Qantas flight. 3 hours is plenty of time.


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