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  • Lost Luggage at the Connection Counter
    Sep 23, 2014
    2
    Hello, My mother flew from Japan to LAX. She received her luggage and cleared custom. Right outside of the door, there is a connection counter. She re-checked her luggage there at the connection counter. That was huge mistake. Her next flight was with SouthWest. She should've taken her luggage and check it at their counter. Now, we don't know where her luggage is. We think it's at somewhere in LAX. But nobody seems to know who has it. Does anybody know if it was checked at connection counter by accident, who would keep it as unclaimed property? (I am not sure why luggage hander did not realize her tag said through LAX on her tag...)

     

    It is probably in the baggage office of the airline she flew to LAX.

     

    Thank you, ZAP. They said since she's already retrieve it from them, they have nothing to do with... I'll keep trying.

     

  • SFO->LAX->FRA->BLR
    Aug 18, 2014
    1
    Making an international connection through LAX. Scheduled to arrive in Terminal 7 (LAX), and departing Terminal 1 (LAX). I have about 90 minutes to make the connection. Any suggestions for getting through this transfer quickly and with minimal fuss?

     

    There are no LAX-FRA flights from Terminal 1. Terminal 1 is used by Southwest Airlines. What airlines are you flying?

     

  • Layover - anxious
    Jul 24, 2014
    1
    I'm flying United from Kansas to Sydney. My layover time from LAX to SYD is 53 minutes after I land from Denver(connecting flight). Terminal 7 to Terminal 1. Is that enough time? I'm only taking carry-ons. If I don't make it, since it's all one airline, will they set up another flight free of charge? Never flown before.

     

    United does not use Terminal 1. All United flights are in Terminals 6,7, and 8 and all United gates at LAX are connected inside security.

     

  • Baggage Transfers Between Airlines
    Jul 3, 2014
    2
    If I am flying in on Alaska from Mexico, and departing to SJC on American, on two separate reservations, is it possible to recheck my bags outside of Immigration and Customs or do I need to recheck them at American?

     

    Alaska and American do have an interline agreement, so you can ask the Alaska agent in Mexico if they can tag your bag through to SJC by showing your AA confirmation. However, they are not obligated to do so since you bought separate reservations. However, if they do, then you can re-check your bags immediately after exiting customs rather than having to take them to T4 to recheck at the AA counter.

     

    Thank you ZAP

     

  • Shuttle
    Jun 4, 2014
    1
    From T7, which is the cheapest shuttle I can take to reach down town hotels

     

    You have to go through USDA inspection leaving SJU. You won't have to do anything with your baggage in Miami as San Juan->Miami is considered a domestic flight. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will be in the same terminal.

     

  • US custom and immigration
    May 4, 2014
    3
    I'm coming from south Korea, layover at SF and arriving at LA. Do I go through customs and immigration in SF or in LA?

     

    Customs/Immigration procedures is for international arrivals at U.S.A. You are an international arrival at LAX.

     

    Customs/Immigration procedures is for international arrivals at U.S.A. You are an international arrival at SFO.

     

    You will go through Immigration in San Francisco.

     

  • Time for customs returning to US from Mexico
    May 29, 2014
    2
    We have a family of 5, including 4 US citizens (3 adults, one toddler) and one permanent resident (green card). Will be re-entering US after traveling to Mexico. Will one hour be enough time to get through customs and immigration, and board our connecting domestic flight? What is the process? Note, arriving flight from Mexico and departing flight will both be in terminal 6.

     

    No, one hour is probably not enough time. You'll probably want 90 minutes to 2 hours. On arrival you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, go up to the departure level, go through security and to your gate. Are both of your flights on Alaska Airlines?

     

    Hi i am coming into TBIT on Virgin Australia at 6.30 am local time and departing on Alsaka Airlines at 8.40. Is this enough time for Transit?

     

  • Airport shooting
    Nov 1, 2013
    0
    LAX is on partial shutdown due to shooting and death of TSA agent, Terminal 3 at 9:30 this morning. Police are searching for other possible suspects. Flights in and out will be affected.

     

  • International flight transfer to domestic connection
    Nov 1, 2013
    3
    I am flying into LAX from Australia on United with a connection on United from LAX to Denver. Will 1hr25 min be enough to get through customs and make the connection? Will I need to go through security again? I don't know which terminals flights arrive/depart--is there a way to know? UA 840, and UA 814 vs 968. thanks

     

    1. Only UA 814 was listed as arriving at Terminal 6 (T6), which is used by United for its Premier customers. (United & United Express Airlines use Terminal 7 for e-ticket passengers; and Terminal 8 for paper tickets & non-ticketed passengers). However, as the 'new' international Terminal (called Bradley, TBIT or TB) is in the process of moving more airlines into TBIT, it would be possible that you would arrive there. In any case though, you need on arrival to through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs & re-check-in bags where indicated. If arriving at T6, T7 or T8: they are connected at their secured areas - taking only 5-10 minutes for transfer. If arriving at TBIT, you would need to exit the terminal and board the LAX Bus Route A on lower arrival level island to your connecting terminal, where you would need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate - an estimated 20-25 mins by bus, plus time for security check.

     

    My mother-in-law is coming to visit (arriving from Moscow at TBIT on Aeroflot and then flying to San Francisco on US Airways from terminal 7). She speaks limited English and I want to make sure that she is successful with the re-check-in process. After she passes through custom control with her luggage, how should she find the re-check-in belt? Presumably there is a sign for the exit, which she should ignore and another sign to...what... "transfers", "domestic"? If she follows this sign, is the luggage belt immediately apparent? Is there a sign pointing to it? Any details would be very much appreciated!

     

    US Airways does not use terminal 7 nor do they fly from LAX to SFO. Your mother in law's flight is likely on United. Which does fly from Terminal 7. There are clear signs in the TBIT after clearing customs showing the way to the re-check belt. I believe it is to the right after you clear customs in the TBIT.

     

  • 8-6 or 7
    Mar 28, 2013
    1
    I will be flying in to terminal 8 and then have a 30 minute layover until my next flight. Unfortunately looking into other flights with the same route etc., my connecting flight to HNL can be in either terminal 6 or 7. In either case will I have enough time to do either of these scenarios? Do I have to go through security again from terminals 8 to 7 or 8 to 6? Also with that tight of a schedule knowing these circumstances, would it be best to carry on or check luggage? Thank you

     

    You will not have to go through security again, all the United gates at LAX are connected beyond security. If you can carry on that would be best, but you should be OK if your first flight is on time.

     

  • TB Immigration/Customs Clearance
    Mar 27, 2013
    0
    How is current immigration and customs clearance time in TB. Any signs of delays due to the Sequester? I'll be arriving TB first week of April.

     

  • Tight Layover
    Mar 9, 2013
    1
    My husband and I are flying into LAX Terminal 4 with American at 9:25am on a Saturday, and hoping to connect to a 9:55 am flight with Alaska out of Terminal 6. We don't have checked baggage, and are both pretty healthy runners/walkers. Can we make it?

     

    It will be really difficult as you'll have to go through security again. You'll have to pray that your first flight is early in my opinion.

     

  • Travelling to Sydney from New York
    Mar 2, 2013
    1
    Hi, I'm travelling from New York to LAX with a connecting flight to Sydney. My flight arrives at 18:20 in terminal 5 and my connecting flight leaves at 20:20 from terminal 3. Will two hours be enough to transfer

     

    Two hours transfer time at LAX should suffice. On arrival at T5, exit the terminal and On arrival at LAX, at T7, exit the terminal and take the LAX bus Route A on lower arrival level island in front of each terminal, under sign 'LAX shuttle airline connection', which runs every 12-15 mins. Your next stops will be T6, T7, T8, around the bend to T1, T2 & T3 - six stops of 15 mins. At T3 you need to go through security check before proceeding to your departing gate.

     

  • changing terminals
    Feb 24, 2013
    1
    Hi we will arrive on a internatiional flight.United from Australia at terminal 6 and then catch a United flight to New york from termminal 7 Do I need to go through TSA screening

     

    As an international arrival at LAX, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag where indicated.(count an 35-50 mins). On the arrivals level is an escalator down to the tunnel connecting T6 to T7, where you need to take the escalator up, proceed to the departures level and go through security check, where you find signs to Gates 70A -71B, gates 72 & 73, and gates 74A -77B.

     

  • correction to previous inquiry
    Feb 11, 2013
    1
    We will arrive on a domestic flight to Terminal 6 and leave on an overseas flight from Terminal 2. Do we need to go through screening again?

     

    Yes, you will. Terminals 2 and 6 are not connected beyond security. You will either have to take the shuttle bus or walk to get between the terminals. I would budget at least 90 minutes for your connection (preferably more since you will be leaving on an international flight).

     





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