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hi! I start a flight at 7:30a to 10:30a from BWI to LAX, and I have 1h40m for transiting to catch an international flight at 12:10p same day. Can I ask it is possible to catch flight in time?
What airlines are you flying? Where are you flying to? Are your tickets on the same reservation or separate? Do you have checked bags? I can't answer your question without that information.
I fly from BWI to LAX (Alaska Airlines 739 ). In LAX, I have 1h40m to transit and catch an international flight to Incheon ( Asiana Airlines 201). I have 2 checked bags. I think when i come to LAX, I have to check in again with Asiana Airlines.
In that case you have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Flying Melb -LAX then DFW late this month. Change of plans and I dont need to be in DFW anymore. Can I get my bags, clear customs and exit LAX instead (not board the DFW flight)?
Yes, you can, but if this is the outbound leg of your trip, the rest of your itinerary will be canceled if you no-show the flight to DFW.
Hi - I need to overnight near LAX between flights. Am looking for something very clean and convenient with a shuttle. Any suggestions?
There are lots of major chain hotels right near LAX that are all decent and have shuttles. I believe I stayed at the Holiday Inn about 15 years ago.
Do all international flights land in the same terminal ?
No, Terminals 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7 accept certain international flights in addition to the International Terminal. if you post what airline you're flying and where you're flying from I can tell you where you arrive.
Its lufthansa operated by unitrd from heathrow
You will arrive in Terminal 7.
Do they habe the new kiosks at terminal 7 for imigration ?
Every terminal with immigration at LAX is supposed to get the kiosks, but LAWA hasn't put out any press releases that it has been installed in any terminals other than the International Terminal, so I don't know. I believe the second terminal slated to get them was Terminal 2.
Is the Qantus LAX national terminal next to the Qantas international terminal so that a 45 minute layover is adequate to change planes and go through customs. Bagage to go straight through.
We are flying Air New Zealand to LA. We are flying from there to Calgary via Westjet. Both airlines are in Terminal 2. Will 2hrs 10 mins be sufficient?
Forgot to add... we will be booking all through the same reservation and we will have checked baggage. Time of layover will be early evening.
Air New Zealand no longer uses Terminal 2. You will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then walk to Terminal 2, get your Westjet boarding passes if you don't already have them, and then go through security. You have just about enough time.
Hi, I'm arriving from London AA109 at 15h 40, dearting to Kona AA 59 at 17h 15, so just 1h 35 layover, will be enough time?
Thanks for your help
That's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Hello I will be arriving from Syd to lax at 7:50 am in June on American Airlines and then clear customs to catch my domestic flight which leaves at 9:45 am on American Airlines. Is this sufficient time or will I miss the flight? Also I am a wheel chair passengers will there be any priority?
That should be just about enough time. Yes, you will bypass the security line in your departure terminal and go to a special line for immigration.
Landing at LAX Terminal B at 17.30 (with Norwegian) and need to catch a Southwest flight from Terminal 1 at 21.30.
I am an European citizen, never travelled to America before but quite swift and confident about new airports. I'll have a checked -in bag tough. Is 4 hour layover ok?
Same answer as before.
Hi! I am wondering if I should book a flight with a 1 hour 45 minute layover at LAX when traveling to Peru. I am not a frequent traveler and don't know if my luggage would make this. Should I book the flight with the 3 hour 45 minute layover instead?
What airlines are you flying? Are all tickets on the same reservation or separate?
I would book the 3 hr 45 minute connection then.
Hi! We are planning to book Southwest arriving at LAX 7:10am to make our Delta International Flight departing 10:40am to Singapore. Is 3.4 hours enough to transfer flights? We do have check in baggage
Yes, that should be enough time.