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  • 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.


  • Do I Have Enough Time to Make International Flight
    Feb 8, 2016
    I am looking to fly to Bangkok from LAX, but I live in Tampa, FL and would take a different airline to get to LAX on separate tickets. My possible itinerary is as follows: Fly out of Tampa at 5:30 pm (cant leave any sooner) with Southwest and arrive at LAX at 10:05 pm. Then fly out of LAX at 11:55 pm to Bangkok on Korean Air. Since I would be buying these tickets separately my questions are 1) Do I have to recheck my baggage and go back through security and 2) Is almost 2 hours enough time if (1) is a yes? Thanks.


    Third Question what would be a sufficient amount of time to get this done if 2 hours is not enough? Thanks.


    Yes, you would have to claim your bags from southwest, take them to the International Terminal, re-check them with Korean, and then go through security. I wouldn't say that this is is completely impossible in the time allotted, but it's very very difficult.


    I would want 3 hours to make that connection.


    Thanks for your help. Also considering a flight that arrives in LAX at 9:30 am and leaves for Bangkok at 12:40 pm under the same conditions as my post. Should that be enough time even though this itinerary is in the late morning/early afternoon instead of late evening?


    Yes, I think that would be easier.


  • Transfer from T1 to T5 with animals
    Feb 6, 2016
    My wife is traveling alone with 3 animals and luggage is there assistance available to get through customs and to T5


    No International flights arrive in Terminal 1, so she either isn't arriving there or isn't going through customs. What airlines is she flying and where is she flying from and to?


  • International Terminal Check In
    Feb 4, 2016
    Flying out of Tom Bradley Terminal. Can anyone help with check in process? Are you required to get your bag screened before checking in or can you go directly to the check in counter


    You go directly to the check-in counter. What airline are you flying?


  • Travel Help!
    Feb 2, 2016
    Hi everyone, I land at LAX at 5:25 am in terminal 2. I may have to claim my bags and check them back in and travel to terminal 4 and do the whole check in spiel again. My second flight leaves at 6:25 am, do I have a chance of making it?


    No, I would say you have close to zero chance of making it. Also, where are you coming from that arrives in Terminal 2 at 5:25 AM?


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