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We arrive SLC to LAX 5:54 PM (Thurs.) on Delta Depart LAX to Auckland 8: 55 on Air New Zealand Separate reservations What is most efficient route from Delta bag claim to Check in with Air New Zealand? Thanks
ZAP16 hr ago
The most efficient route is simply walking from Terminal 2 or 3 where you arrive to the International Terminal where you will re-check your bags with Air New Zealand and go through security.
I will be arriving with a dog (large dog in a crate) at the LAX international terminal, in transit to Seattle. After I pick up the dog and pass through customs, can I take her to a pet area to relief/walk before checking her back into Alaska Airlines? Which area is closest? And if I can do I keep her in the crate or am I allowed to walk her in a leash between customs-pet area-re-check area. Any help /contact information to get more help is appreciated.
I'm coming to Lax late Feb 2018 from Australia Qantas and heading to New Orleans flying with AA. Do I need to pick my bags up from baggage and take them to the domestic terminal? I'll have a 7yr old with me too. It says that my connecting flight is Terminal O. I am just confused about the baggage, customs and my connecting flight. Thanks for your help.
If everything is on the same reservation then you arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and walk to your departure gate in Terminal 4 or Terminal 5.
My elderly parents are arriving on Scandinavian flight from Stockholm at 12:20 pm Feb 15 and need to connect to San Diego. Is it easier to fly with AA or United? Seeing that United is part of Star Alliance do they have a transfer check after customs? How much should they allow for the transfer?
Yes, if they fly United they could ask the SAS agent in Stockholm to tag their bag to their final destination and they should be able to do so, in which case they can leave their bags in the TBIT after they clear customs. However, if they don't want to bank on that AA's terminal is closer to the TBIT than United's, however, the flight to San Diego on AA will require departure from a remote terminal reached by bus, while the United flight will depart from a regular gate in Terminal 8. I would allow at least 2 hours for the transfer, preferably a little more.
We'll arrive at LAX from Papeete at 9:40 am on a Friday and have a Southwest flight at 12:15. After clearing Customs, will we be able to check our bag with Southwest at the transfer area? Will we have to go through security again for the Southwest flight?
You have to take your bags to Terminal 1 to re-check them with Southwest. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.