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  • International flight transfer to domestic connection
    Nov 1, 2013
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    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.

     





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