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American airline flight from Miami to LAX landing at 8:50 AM...2hr 50min layover
connecting flight American airline to Vancouver, Canada leaving at 11:40 AM
Will I be in the same terminal for both arrival and departure...if not, do I have enough time to get to connecting terminal???
Traveling with a 5 pieces of luggange and am spening the night in LA I didn't want to haul all the luggage with me to my hotel. Is there a storagee facility at the airport and what is the cost
Hi, I am flying from Orlando and arriving at lax at 9:56 am on united airlines and will be connecting to ANA international @ 1210 pm. I have 2 hrs and 14 mins between flights. is this enough time to transfer from UA domestic to ANA international? reservation is on the same ticket. Thank you!
Yes, that is enough time. You can even go from your arrival gate in T7 to your departure gate in the International Terminal inside security now.
I will be coming in to LAX from Narita, Japan, and I have a connecting domestic flight from LAX to Portland. Is the 2 hours 15 minutes layover time is enough to complete immigration, customs, and moving from the TBIT to terminal 6?
What airlines are you flying? Is it one reservation or two separate reservations?

My 2 children (10 and 2) will be arriving from PDX at 12.25 am and leaving to GDL at 7:00 am through Alaska Airlines. How adequate are the lobbies for a 6 hour overnight wait?
The International Terminal food court is really the only place you could wait. Your kids are going to be very tired and it's not very comfortable.
I will arrive at 12.20pm (noon) from ARN (Sweden) with SAS and then my flight to Nadi (Fiji) is leaving 10.30pm (evening). Do I have to go through immigration, get my luggage and then check in again with Air Fiji ? Is there any dayroom to rent at the airport?
Yes, you have to do all of that. There are no dayrooms at LAX. The Fiji Airways check in desk won't open until about 7:30 PM.
I am arriving late into LAX at about 8pm at TBIT and my connecting flight to OGG is not until the next morning at 830 on AA. Is there a safe place or where would I be able to wait for all these hours with my baggage and possibly get a little sleep?
The only area open all night is the lobby of the TBIT.
Hi, am arriving in TB at 0640 on SIA and depart for Montreal on AC at 0940. Do I have enough time to collect bags, clear customs and immigration and recheck in at T6 (from May think AC is moving ot T6). Which is the fastest way to walk between terminals.Thank you.
Yes, that should be enough time. The Fastest way is to just walk along the curbfront.
Thanks. Btw is there a walking connector from TB to T4 then to T6. Appreciate directions for the shortest walking route as got to run for our connecting flight.
Is 5 1/2 hours enough time to go outside and have a smoke ? Iv never been to this airport I can imaging security lines are long
Yes, that should be enough time. Every terminal is different.
I arrive in LAX via Alaska Air at 6:55 am on a Sunday and leave on Hawaiian at 9:00. I will have to claim bags and recheck, will this be sufficient time?
Yes, that is just enough time if everything goes perfectly. You will have to run across the airport from Terminal 6 where you arrive to Terminal 2 where you depart.