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  • changing terminals
    Feb 24, 2013
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    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
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    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).

     

  • Terminal 6 to Terminal 2
    Feb 12, 2013
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    We will arrive on a domestic flight to Terminal 6 and go out of Terminal 6 on an internatiional flight. Is it possible to remain in a secure area or will we need to go through TSA screening again.

     

    Yes you can stay in the secure departure area at Terminal 6 (gates 60-62, 64A-65B and 66-69B).

     

  • Bags straight through
    Feb 12, 2013
    2
    Hey, I'm travelling from YVR to NAN(Fiji) via LAX with Alaskan Airlines and Air Pacific (they codeshare and it's all on the one ticket) and wonder if I have to re-check my bags in at LAX even though I've cleared US customs and immigration in Vancouver. Thanks

     

    No, you won't have to.

     

    Note, however, that Alaskan Airlines uses Terminal 6, while Air Pacific uses the Bradley (TBIT or TB) Terminal. You have the option of walking or taking the bus to TBIT. If walking you need to take the escalator down at ground level to T5, take escalator up, exit T5, walk to left, past T4 and around the bend to TBIT - 10-15 mins. OR 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, where your next stops would be T7, T8, T1, T2, T3 & TBIT - 5 stops or about 12 mins. In both instances you need to go through security check at TBIT.

     

  • LAX layover (international to domestic)
    Feb 10, 2013
    1
    Hi, we arrive at 9:30am at Terminal 5 on Delta airlines on a Saturday. We are looking to book a Southwest domestic flight, which I understands leaves from Terminal 1 at 11:20am. Is 1hr 50 mins enough time to clear customs, collect our luggage and check into our SW flight? Thanks in advance.

     

    After arrival at LAX, going through passport check, picking up bags and going through customs clearance (30-50 mins) you would need to take your bag along to T1 and check it in with Southwest first (as you make separate reservations), before going through security check and proceeding to your gate. All terminals are served by 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 after T5 would be T6, T7, T8, around the bend to T1 - another 10 mins. Your transfer time should be adequate, but hurry.

     

  • Transfer time
    Feb 7, 2013
    1
    Hi, I am arriving to terminal B at 12:40 and have a connecting flight leaving terminal 7 exactly 2 hours later. Is this enough time to clear customs, recheck the bags, go thru security and get the next flight? thanks

     

    At LAX, you only need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance if you are an international arrival. Terminals 8 & 7 are connected by a short walkway outside. At T7 you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. Make sure your first airline transfers bags to your second one, if not, you would have to take your bags to T7 and check them in with your connecting airline first.

     

  • Luggage Transfer
    Feb 7, 2013
    2
    Hi, I'm due to Arrive in LAX with Virgin Atlantic and catch a connecting flight with Air Tahiti. Will Virgin Atlantic check my luggage through to my Air Tahiti flight? What is the process if they will / will not? Thanks for your help

     

    Virgin Atlantic arrives in Terminal 2 and Air Tahiti Nui leaves out of Tom Bradley Int'l Terminal. Either way you need to collect your luggage in LAX and go thru passport and customs. I doubt Air Tahiti has a representative in Term 2. You can either walk to the Bradley Int'l Term (you walk outside for 10 minutes) or catch LAX Connection Bus. LAX is shaped like a horseshoe and Bradley is the closed portion at the end. Have fun!! http://patstravelreviews.com/

     

    If you are an international arrival at LAX, you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags and go through customs clearance. As Virgin Atlantic (arriving at Terminal 2) most likely would not transfer your bags to your Air Tahiti flight, you will have to take your bag to the connecting Bradley Terminal ("TBIT"), check your bag in, go through security check and on to your gate. You can take the LAX blue bus on the isle across from T2 to TBIT, coming around every 12-15 mins and taking about 5 mins to TBITl.

     

  • flight schedule
    Feb 2, 2013
    0
    how can i track a passenger in route flight on eastern china airline?

     

  • terminal change
    Feb 3, 2013
    1
    We need to go from terminal 1 to terminal 4 at LAX. We have 1 hour 15 min to do it. Can we make it? Southwest to American airlines to Hawaii. Will we need to pick up bags in between?

     

    Yes, you will have to pick up your bags, take them to T4, and re-check them, then go through security again. I would try to change your Southwest flight to an earlier one as that's an awful lot to do in 1:15. Southwest does not check bags through to other airlines nor accept transfer bags from other airlines.

     

  • Min time for 2 international flights
    Jan 31, 2013
    1
    I want to book a flight from Belize City which is due to arrive 19:10 and my flight home to Melbourne leaves at 23:30. Is this enough time to clear customs (perhaps twice?) and allow for any delays? BZE flight will be with United, Melbourne flight with Qantas

     

    1. Find out first if United will transfer your bags to Qantas - if not, you need to take your bags and check them in with Qantas. 2. At LAX, Qantas uses Terminals 4 and the Bradley Terminal (TBIT, or TB); United uses Terminals 6, 7 & 8. 3. International arrivals 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. 4. All terminals are served by 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. Starting from TBIT, the next stops are at Terminals T4 –T8, it then goes on to the opposite side with T1, T2, T3 and back to TBIT. Count on 3 minutes for each stop. 5. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/lax, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     





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