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My friend and I are flying from 2 different points in Canada - Vancouver, BC and Ottawa ON - through LAX to Sydney, both of us with Delta. Our luggage will be checked through to Sydney so I don't believe we need to clear Customs in LA, Correct? On our return, arriving at 7:15 AM from Sydney, my layover is 2 hrs 55 min and I am flying a DeltaCompass flight to Vancouver. My friend has a Delta flight east connecting to Ottawa with a little less than 2 hours layover in LA. Do we have enough time to get through Immigration and Customs and catch our connecting flights?
Forgot to add that we both have NEXUS cards if this helps!
The person from Vancouver will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. Nobody flies from Ottawa to Los Angeles, so whoever is flying from there will clear US Customs at their last point in Canada. It sounds like you have enough time for your connections on the return.
Hello Im arriving from PDX to LAX at 9pm, and I have an international flight at 11:43pm. Do I have enough time to recheck bags and pass security overall?
What airlines are you flying? Are your flights on one reservation or two separate reservations.
Different reservations. I arrive at 8.55pm with Southwest and depart at Copa at 11:43pm. On Copa says that you can do early check in even if you have baggage and be there 1.5 hour before departing, but I want to have more info.
That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Hello! i wanted to know if i brought my game console with me during international travels for entertainment would i have to declare it at customs?
No, you only have to declare things that you plan to leave in another country or that you are bringing in from another country.
I'll fly on Delta from JFK to HND(tyo) with 5hrs layover in LAX, and plan to get IN n OUT burgernear LAX at sepulveda. Do I need pass clearance in both direction? Please info. Thx.
There is no US customs when leaving the US. When you arrive you just have to take a taxi/uber to the In N' Out, then when you come back you just have to go through security.
Hi Helpful Advisor(s), 1) I will be traveling on one reservation and will arrive in LAX Terminal 2 from SFO with American Airlines and then will be taking Air Berlin flight from Terminal B in 2 hours. Is this doable ? 2)Am I expected to pass customs in SFO or in LAX? Thank you very much. Appreciate your feedback.
American Airlines does not use Terminal 2 at LAX. You will arrive in Terminal 4 or 6. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. If both tickets are on the same reservation all you have to do at LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
The flight leaves at 7:30 p.m. We live in LA. What time should we plan to be at LAX?
Plan on getting to the airport at about 5:30
I forgot to specify that it's an international flight, LAX to Dublin. Do you think I should get there any earlier than 5:30 p.m.?
If it makes you feel better to get there earlier, go ahead, but I don't think you have to. Departing on an International flight isn't really different than departing on a domestic flight. There is no US Immigration when leaving the US.
Hi all,

Need some help. Might flight from london arrives at LAX 12:55pm. I've got a connecting flight to Vegas at 15:20. Does this leave enough time to clear Immigration security etc??

What airlines are you flying? Are your tickets on the same reservation or two separate reservations?
2 separate. BA, then Virgin America.
My return flight to the US is from Sydney > LAX > DEN > ATL (it was a really cheap flight and part of a deal). I'm planning to exit the airport at LAX, but if I check my luggage at Sydney, will it be checked to the final destination - at ATL? Or am I able to pick it up at baggage claim at LAX and exit the airport with it? I was told that when traveling back to the states from an international flight, you always have to pick up your luggage and recheck it for your next connecting flight(s) to the final destination. Is this true? Any advice is appreciated!
Yes, you will have to claim your bags in LAX to go through US Customs. Once you clear customs you can rip the tags off and go through the normal passenger exit and not the route for connecting passengers.
new traveler here, if i go from SYD > LAX > DTW using the same airline (delta) would i need to re check luggage as i arrive in LAX or will it go straight through to DTW? also, on the flight back, DTW > LAX >SYD, would 57min layover be enough time to catch the connection flight from LAX > SYD?
Yes, in LAX you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go to Terminal 5 and go through security. On the return all you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 5. You have enough time.
My wife and son are flying from Tokyo to LAX. I was wondering if there is of any service that this airport can provide for them on carrying their baggage to custom for their connecting flight to Sacramento. My son is an infant.
No, but there are free luggage carts in the international baggage hall.
You can arrange for wheel chair assistance which carries their baggage and help them as needed