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  • Enough Time Between Flights
    Mar 26, 2016
    I'm arriving on an AA flight from Philadelphia at (theoretically) 6:53 PM on Saturday, April 2nd. My departure on Air NZ is at 10:30 PM, for a difference of 3.5 hours and change. The bookings were done separately, so I'm going to have to pick up my luggage and check in again. Should this be enough time between flights? Thank you! I made my reservations a long time ago, and my airlines have adjusted flight times since then!


    To add some information, my husband and I do have KTNs.


    Yes, that will be enough time. Having KTN won't help you in LAX on your way to New Zealand as Air New Zealand isn't a Pre-check participant.


    Thank you kindly!


  • LAX-oversized luggage(roadbike9-lufthansa
    Mar 23, 2016
    Hi, i am flying out of lax back to germany and i am not able to find information how to check in my luggage and huge bikehardcase. is there a special counter where i can check in with the oversized load..i had a hard time getting the stuff out of the airport, the carts are too there any assistance i can get which helps me getting the stuff checked in? i called lufthansa, they told me i have to call lax...


    The Lufthansa check-in desk at LAX will tell you what to do with it. You will have to go to the desk to pay for it anyway.


  • Immigration & Customs
    Mar 23, 2016
    Hi, We are travelling as a family of four from Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles. Our flight arrives at 6:35 am. We are travelling onward to San Fran on the same day. Could you please advise the approx. time it takes for an international traveller to go through immigration & customs, so that I know what is the rough time, I can book the next flight to San Fran from LAX. Thanks.


    Since you're booking two separate reservations I would not consider a flight before 9:35 AM.


  • Airport Assistance
    Mar 20, 2016
    I'm flying into LAX from HKG with 5 large suitcases @ 70lbs each. Is there a way I can get help (someone to push a second cart) to clear thru customs and to the curb for pick up?


    No, porters are not allowed in the International baggage claim.


  • Imigration Info
    Mar 18, 2016
    Hi there, i'll fly from Sydney to LAX then to Charlotte,do i have to collect my baggages and go thru Imigration in LAX ? the re check my baggages


    Yes, in LAX you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go to terminal 4 and through security.


  • Is there enough to time?
    Mar 18, 2016
    Hello, We are considering taking virgin airlines from Las Vegas to LAX, arriving at 9:15. We are taking Air China departing to Thailand at 11:30am. Will there be enough time in between for us?


    That's barely enough time if you have checked bags and are on two separate reservations.


    Did you make it??? Ive got a similar situation!


    It's not until May unfortunately :( but we might end up just driving at 2am because we don't want to risk it. Not too happy about that


  • Enough time?
    Mar 7, 2016
    Hi, my fiancé and I will be landing in LAX on a United flight at 511am and our outgoing flight which is also United is leaving at 6am. We are young and prepared to run and will only have carry-ons with us. Should this be enough time? These flights were made in a single reservation.


    Yes, that should be enough time. All United flights are in Terminal 7 and 8 and connected inside security.


  • Customs and Re-Check Baggage?
    Mar 2, 2016
    Hello, Arriving LAX 4:15pm on Alaska Air from Cabo San Lucas SJD and departing on American at 7:25pm to PHX. Do I need to claim my bags in baggage claim, go thru immigration/customs and re-check bags with American prior to boarding he American flight?


    No need to ask the same question twice.


  • transit time sufficient?
    Feb 29, 2016
    Hi, I am looking at booking a flight for my 17yrs old daughter from Raleigh to Sydney on american airlines for both legs of the route. the first flight arrives at terminal 6 at 10.05pm and the second flight departs from terminal 4 at 10.50. htis is only 45 mins transit. Is this enough time for her to make it? assuming she can check her bags the whole way through, does she still need to go through security again. I have also read something about a new tunnel connection that might help? thanks for any help you can provide.


    She will not have to go through security. There is a tunnel connecting terminals 4, 5, and 6 inside security. She can make this connection as long as her flight from Raleigh is on-time.


  • Customs advice
    Feb 27, 2016
    My husband is arriving tomorrow afternoon via AA (British Airways) in terminal B mid afternoon.. He's not a seasoned traveler and is nervous about where/how to proceed to clear customs. Any assistance I may pass on would be helpful.


    Where to go to go through US Immigration and Customs will be quite obvious as literally everyone on his plane will be going there.


  • 3.5 hours enough time to transfer flights
    Feb 26, 2016
    We will be coming into LAX from YVR on an american airlines flight and taking Al Nippon to Tokyo then to BKK. Our flight arrives in LAX at 9am and our next flight leaves at 12:35pm. These two flights were booked separately. Is this enough time to get through customs and security?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver. All you have to do is go to the AA baggage claim in Terminal 4, claim your bags, and take them to the ANA check-in desk in the International Terminal and go through security. You should have plenty of time. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.


    Great! Thank you so much for your quick response!


  • Connecting flight to ANC from LAX
    Feb 17, 2016
    I arrive at 5.35 at LAX and I have a connecting flight to ANC at 6.40, will I make it ?


  • Connecting flight to ANC from LAX
    Feb 26, 2016
    I arrive at 5.35 at LAX and I have a connecting flight to ANC at 6.40, will I make it ?


    What airlines are you on? Where is the first flight from?


    Delta airlines. The first flight is from SFO. Thanks for getting back :)


    Delta airlines. The first flight is from SFO. Thanks for getting back :)


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting from Toronto to Brisbane, Australia
    Feb 12, 2016
    I am arriving from Toronto and connecting to Australia (Brisbane then Cairns) on flights ticketed entirely through Qantas but the flight from Toronto to LAX is operated by Air Canada. Travelling to US destinations we clear US Customs/Immigration in Toronto before we leave. Air Canada has advised me that my luggage will be checked straight through to my final destination. I have 2 hours 17 minutes between flights. Do I simply proceed from my arrival gate to the Tom Bradley terminal (it sounds like I will need to go through security again, is that true?) and is there enough time? Does LAX offer services for hire such as a travel escort who would meet us at the arrival gate and take us to our departure gate, or at least as far as security? I am a nervous traveller and would feel better if I knew what to expect and what to look for. Thanks for any and all help!


    Yes, all you have to do in LAX is go from Terminal 2 to the International Terminal, through security, and to your departure gate. You have plenty of time. There is no such escort service unless you are handicapped.


  • tight schedule
    Feb 10, 2016
    arriving at 2pm on thursday the 25th of Feb from Korea. What chance does a foreign national have of making a 330pm flight on Southwest?


    With checked baggage that would be impossible. Without checked baggage you would have a small chance.


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