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i am landing 9am from Australia on virgin airlines. roughly how long wil we be in checkout so we can organize hire car
Immigration, Baggage Claim, and Customs will likely take 45 minutes to an hour, so I'd guess you'd be out between 9:45 and 10.
thanks that helps heaps
We are arriving at 9am and would like to know how much time to allow to book a hire car
thank you so much
Where are you coming from? What airline?
Hello, flying Australia>LAX via Qantas with 6:35am arrival time. What is a realistic time to clear international customs? I am being picked up and want to give a somewhat realistic time for my driver.
I think 7:15 would be a rough estimate of when you would be coming out.
Thanks for your best guess.
hi, flying Australia>lax via qantas with 6:30am arrival. can I make an 8:15am flight with southwest airlines? do I have enough time to clear international customs and re-check baggage? separate reservationS and check in baggage required. thanks in advance!
No, that's not realistically enough time. You need a bare minimum of 2.5 hours, preferably a little more.
thanks for the prompt response. I will change for a 9:23am AA flight instead. thanks !
We fly into LAX at 12.35pm from Australia (air NZ). Will we have enough time to get to a 3.30pm delta or AA to Orlando? It’ll be separate bookings and will have checked baggage
Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly. You'll have to transfer your bags to your departure terminal yourself.
Im travelling from Singapore to LAX arriving at 7.30am. And catching another flight to SFO from LAX at 9am. Its 2 separate reservations and i have bags to checked in. Do i have enough time?
That's really risky. I'd get a later flight to SFO. Probably nothing before 10:30.
Thanks. Do i have to transfer my own bags to the next flight?
What airlines are you flying? Most of the time when flying on two separate reservations you do have to transfer your bags yourself.
I'm flying from Australia to LAX landing at 7:35a with connecting flight to Texas at 9:10a. Is this enough time to go through customs and still make my flight?
What airlines are you flying? Is it all the same reservation or two separate reservations?
Same Airline - same reservation
Delta Airlines
Yes, that should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
thank you! this is super useful and helpful!
I am arriving LAX at 10:00 pm from Costa Rica. I have a connection to Portland Oregon at 11:55 pm. Trying to determine whet her to carryon or check bag. How much additional time does it take through customs if I have to wait for luggage?
It might add 10-15 minutes. If it's all one reservation I think you'd be OK checking. If it's two separate reservations I'd lean towards not checking.
Flying in from London for 6:30 arrival on a Sunday night in late October, want to catch 8:20 flight to Phoenix. WI'll that be enough time?
What airlines? Is it one reservation or two separate reservations? Will you have checked bags?
Sorry, realize didn't give enough info. Flying Virgin Atlantic from London to LA, then Southwest to Phoenix. Actually changed flight time out of London, so now have 4 hours-is that good? Thanks
Yes, that should be enough time. Your previous connection was not enough time. You will have to transfer your bags yourself to Terminal 1 to re-check them with Southwest.
Flying oneworld members (Qantas and AA) but two tickets. Arrive in LAX from BNE at 6:00am. Depart LAX for PHL at 8:15am. Is this enough time to clear customs with a checked bag?
That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly. You can show your AA confirmation to the Qantas agent in Brisbane to have your bag tagged to Philadelphia. You'll still have to claim it in LAX to bring it through Customs, but if it's tagged to PHL you can drop it off right after and proceed to security and your departure gate, vs having to go to the AA check-in desk in T4.