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I have a Qantas flight Lax to Sydney on 31 st August departing at 10.30pm. I need to book a domestic flight from Las Vegas to Lax on 31 st August. I'll be booking the domestic flight with Delta or American. I would like tto know how much time I will need to pick up my bags and checkin in st the tom Bradley international terminal and clear security? Is 2 hours and 15 minutes enough or would I need at least 3 hours.?
I would want at least 3 hours to be safe.
agree, three hours to be safe. American uses T4, adjacent to International, and Delta is one terminal beyond that at T5. All within easy walking distance. If you had a joint Qantas-American ticket, you could leave your checked bags at the Airline Connections desk just outside of Customs. However, it sounds as if you have two separate tickets. Just walk with your luggage trolley to T4, by turning RIGHT after leaving the terminal. You may use curbside check in (since technically you will be a domestic passenger by that point) on the UPPER level. It is customary to tip $2/piece of luggage, but you save time by not waiting to check in at a counter. Usually they can also issue your boarding pass, then you go straight to security. In the reverse direction, there is now a security walkway between T4 and International, so connecting passengers may walk directly to International (behind security) without having to go through security again.
oops I misread your post, thought you were flying Oz to USA. Definitely use American, if possible, since its terminal (T4) is adjacent to International. Claim your bags, wheel your trolley to the LEFT to International and check in at Qantas. If you were on a combined AA-Qantas ticket, you could check your bags from Vegas to Sydney and simply walk from T4 via the new connecting walkway to International, without clearing security again. But on separate tickets you need to claim bags and walk the short way to International. Three hours will be plenty of time.
I am flying AA from Hong Kong to Minneapolis, layover 1hr 45 mins. I booked my ticket online through CheapOAir. Can i check in my luggage in HK and claim my luggage at Minneapolis, so I have enoughgh time for the transit in LAX?
In LAX you will have to 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 to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
The AA terminal (T4) is adjacent to the International Terminal. As you exit International Terminal, turn to your right and the next building will be T4. 1 hr 45 min is tight but you should make it.
Hi,

Is 1 hr 45 mins enough time for us to transit? Will be on AA from Hong Kong to LAX and transit to Minneapolis with AA as well. We plan to only take a carry on luggage.
That should be enough time
If I fly from chicago at 4.50pm and land in LA at 7.55pm will I have enough time to get an international flight to Sydney at 10.35pm?
Yes, that should be enough time, especially if both flights are on the same reservation.
Chicago to LA is with frontier airlines,and LA to Sydney is with Virgin Australia so they are not on same reservation. Do you still think we have enough time?
Then I think it will be very difficult as you will have to claim your bags, take them to Virgin Australia to re-check them, go through security and to your departure gate.
We are returning to th US from Tahiti on Air Tahiti Nui at 10:10 and taking a flight to Tokyo at 12:05
We both have global entry and only carry on luggage - Do you think 2 hours are enough? Do we have to go through security? TIA
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and then go to your departure terminal (if not the International Terminal), then go through security. It's just enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Thanks for the quick reply!!! If JAL also operates out of TBI, do I need to go through security? Sorry if this is repeat,,,just going to avoid going thru the hassle
Yes, you still have to go through security.
I was just given an update on my terminal for our flight on American.
They said the terminal was now terminal 0 ? Anyone know where this is at LAX?
There is no Terminal 0. American uses Terminals 4 and 6.
Hi,

I bought AA tickets from Hong Kong to Minnesota, landing in LAX 4.30pm on Friday and leaving 6.15pm to Minneapolis. Is this enough time? If we missed the connecting flight, is AA going to compensate for the next flight to Minneapolis
Do I have to check out the luggage from LAX and checking to Minneapolis again if I bought AA tickets all the way?
We are arriving AA from phx at 21:40 and depart at 23:55 AA Internatioal. How far and long is our transit, do we have time?
Yes, that is enough time. You should just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
All of American's departure gates are in Terminal 4. You just walk to your departure gate. No further security, immigration, or customs checks in LA.
Two of us will be flying from Santa Rosa to LAX via Alaska Airlines, arriving at 1:15pm. We will need to then go to Southwest Terminal to catch a flight at 3pm. Carry on baggage only. Is this enough time? Purchased as two separate tickets with each airline. Trip in March. Thanks!
It's enough time as long as the flight from Santa Rosa is on-time and you move quickly. You will have to go through security again in Terminal 1.
Thank you for your reply. I just posted an updated question as I have the airlines narrowed down. Just trying to figure out now which terminal increases by option for more time. Going from either T 4 or 6 to T 1? Thanks!
Alaska and American codeshare and some flights will appear to have an American flight number. But all Santa Rosa flights are Horizon/Alaska-operated and use Terminal 6.
Same flights: Delta Airline;
TSA Pre-check;
Only carry-on;
Arrival at 10:20pm at Terminal 5;
Departure at 11:50pm from Terminal 3.

Questions: 1) do we have enough time; 2) what's the process; and 3) which is quicker, taking free shuttle or walking; 3)

Delta does not use Terminal 3 at LAX. Where are you flying from and where are you going?
Delta's system is down. Maybe I was wrong about the terminal.
We fly from Seattle (SEA) to LAX; then from LAX to Cancun, Mexico. Thank you very much!
Then both flights will be in Terminal 5. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.