Los Angeles (LAX) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Is 40 minutes doable? Flight originates in NC, RDU, at 7:30am. Non stop to LAX with 40 minutes to catch next flight to HAwaii. Both Delta. Tighter than I would prefer but I would then be on the same flight as my daughter for the Hawaii leg so we would arrive at the same time. Would you try it. Haven't booked yet.
It is possible but it obviously leaves very little time to spare.
Hello I will be arriving at Terminal 6 (Virgin America) and need to get to Terminal 6 (Singapore Airlines); I have a 1:53 minute layover. What is the best route to get there the quickest? thanks
Singapore Airlines uses the International Terminal. If both flights are on the same reservation you can just walk through the tunnels to T4 and then the connector building to the International Terminal and to your departure gate.
Zap
thank you very much for the reply and yes both flights are on the same reservation. I am sure my luggage will be going straight through so all i have to deal with will be my carryon.
Hi, i will arrive at LAX airport at 22:00 from mexico and i have my next flight with Cathay at 00:55. Two different tickets. Do i have enough time to get my luggage, go to customs and security again? Thanks!
That is just enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Hello, I arrive LAX 9/3 from Singapore/Seoul on Singapore Airlines at 6:40 AM. I will arrive in F Class and have Global Entry. Is it possible to make an 8:10 AM flight to Phoenix on Delta?
Yes, that should be possible.
Thank you so much for your help!
I plan to fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Hong Kong (HKG) via Los Angeles (LAX), and LAX stopover time is 2 hours 45 minutes.

Flight details below:

08:15-10:10
YYZ-LAX (Air Canada AC791)

stopover 2h45m

12:55-18:55 +1 day
LAX-HKG (Cathay Pacific CX885)

I will have 1 checked baggage. Air Canada is landed at Terminal 6. Is there a airside tunnel connection between Terminal 6 and TBIT and can I use it? Or I have to take the sidewalk to TBIT to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security again ? How long does it take from terminal 6 to TBIT? Will I have enough time to make my connection?

Thank you very much.
Yes, you can take a tunnel to T5 and T4 and then the new connector building to the TBIT all inside security. There is no US customs when leaving the US. You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. You can do the walk in about 20-25 minutes.
Thank you!
My elderly mom is traveling to/from LAX. She will be flying with American. I am traveling to/from LAX via Southwest. I need to connect with her. She is being assisted by American airlines, but I know that assistance ends at the end of the final leg of her flight. Is there a way to get from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4 or 5 without going through security after retrieving my checked bags?
No, there is no way to get from T2 to T4 or 5. Also, Southwest uses T1, not T2. Also after you retrieve your bags you will be outside security and unable to enter a secure area anyway.
I just saw a similar question regarding terminal connections. If I land at 7:30am in T2 and need to connect at 8:45am T4, will there be time going through the security checkpoint and will walking be faster than shuttle?
Walking will probably be faster than the shuttle and you have just enough time.
Thanks ZAP.
Is there an underground tunnel connecting Terminal 1 and 2 ?
No, Terminal 1 is not connected to any other terminals inside security.
Thank you, ZAP.
Hi!
My 15 yo daughter is making the International flight to Domestic connection on her own for the first time next week. She's flown through LAX/TBIT a number of times, but doesn't do well in crowds or high-pressure situations, so we want to make sure she has all the details she needs to stay calm and not miss her flight.
She arrives at TBIT at 9 am Sunday on a flight from Melbourne. Her domestic flight leaves Terminal 5 (she's flying Allegiant) at 1:20 pm.
We believe she'll need to go through Customs (she has an Australian & US passport), collect her checked bag, use the terminal tunnels from TBIT to Terminal 5 (it doesn't look like there is a sidewalk to the left terminals), check her bag at the Allegiant desk, go through TSA, then to her gate.
Is this accurate? Is there a better route that would be faster? We think 4 hours is tight, but do-able. Please advise. Thanks!
She will have to take the sidewalk - there is one - because the tunnels are inside security and she can't get there with her bag that she needs to check with Allegiant. You have the rest of it right. I think she has enough time.
Great! Thanks, Zap!
Glad to hear it's as simple as getting through the steps and following the sidewalk. Fingers crossed that her being on an early morning flight will mean that Customs won't be too backed-up.
Really appreciate your assistance!
I am flying from Mexico to Seattle with separate tickets, but they are all American Airlines. My first flight is cancun to Lax with a layover in Dallas. Since I will be going through immigration and customs in Dallas, is 1.5 hours enough time to collect baggage and check back through security in LAX?
Yes, that should be enough time.