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Speaking from personal experience: Firstly, I assume I'll be spending some of that time in customs, getting my bag, being searched, probed and whatnot. If you are a US citizen, you'll probably spend about an hour with immigration and customs. If you're not, wait times could be up to four hours during a busy period, and that assumes you're not ...


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It depends on how you weight fast/cheap/comfortable and how far south you'd like to go. My suggestion would be to take the FlyAway bus to Union Station ($7, ~45 min), then take Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner, which starts at $17 to Irvine (59 min) and $22 to San Clemente (88 min). The Pacific Surfliner is reliable and clean, and bypasses the 405 freeway's ...


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Some thoughts: That 29 miles sounds like it came from someone in PR—Google maps puts it at over 35 miles and 60-80 minutes with traffic. Back when I lived there, I'd have estimated that drive at about 90 minutes without traffic. Do you know what your schedule will be like during the trip? Unless you know you're going no further than a few blocks away from ...


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70 minutes is plenty of time - if your inbound flight is on time. Almost all United flights - including ALL domestic flights - arrive into terminal 7 or 8, and all departing United flights leave from those same terminals. These terminals are connected airside, and there is no additional security or outbound immigration you need to pass through. Worst case ...


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Yep, that's the nature of SuperShuttle... it takes twice as long and drives you batty, but it does save some money. Do you really have to fly to LAX? There are two commercial airports closer than LAX to Anaheim -- John Wayne and Long Beach -- both of which are pleasant, quieter airports.


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I can't answer for the free wifi or power charge points. Usually for electrical plugs, you'll see people sitting on the floor near a wall. All food facilities will take a credit card as long as it's VISA or MasterCard. Discover and American Express are less widely accepted. Update: Here's a link to LAX on wifi access: LAX - Airport Information - Internet ...


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Technically, you can. Practically, 4 hours is not that much time. If you're admitted to the US on arrival, you go out through the immigration and customs, and its up to you whether to turn left (connections) or right (exit), no-one forces you to go either way. I might have confused left and right, haven't been in LAX international arrivals for a while now. ...


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Your luggage will be checked through to China as American Eagle and American Airlines are code share flights assuming you booked it on the same itinerary. If not, you can request them to check it through to the final destination. Since all the flights except the last one are local flights, you will not need to collect and recheck in your baggage after ...


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As it happened I did not go to Anaheim from LAX but to Carlsbad. However I have just taken the reverse trip. I booked a 5:05 shuttle from the Anaheim Hilton. We pulled out about 5:15 but proceeded to go back and forth from hotel to hotel and in fact drove past the Hilton for the last time about 6pm. We pulled onto airport property at 6:40, much to the ...


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Yes, you will need to go through Immigration, pick up your bags and go through Customs before you can connect to your domestic flight. I can't give you exact advice since the shiny new International terminal just opened last week as I type this, and the LAX website is stunningly useless, but there should be an AA service counter after Customs that can ...


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If you are a US citizen: Yes you can, when arriving at the US from any international flight you have to go through immigrations, then pick up your bags and go through customs, after that you will be able to leave and come back enough time before your connecting flight. If you are a non-US citizen: In addition to the above information, you will be on a ...


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According to the LAX map on aa.com - all American Airlines (and American Eagle) flights use Terminal 4: Therefore, I do not see an issue during transit. I did a cursory check on AA international flights arriving in LAX I found AA216 from Sau Paulo, and it also arrived at Terminal 4. It seem TBIT is for international airlines and not international ...


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Here's a list of stores at LAX: http://www.lawa.org/tenantLAXResult.aspx?airport=4&category=38&sindicator=qs Based on the name, "Luggage Store - Before TSA" (Ticketing Level) can probably help you out. Depending on your budget there's also a Coach store in the Great Hall as well. I'm sure there are other stores that sell luggage as well but I can't ...


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Super Shuttle and Prime Time Shuttle offer shared-ride vans between LAX and many cities around Los Angeles, including Irvine. The ride will probably take about an hour or so more than direct ride because of dropping people off in different parts of the city, though they usually do a good job of grouping people by location. I did a quick estimate for Super ...


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Yes, it is allowed, unless your transit visa restricts you to staying inside the airport. I don't know whether there are any such transit visas, and there wouldn't be anyone to check. In the US, airports have no international zone: you land, you pass immigration, even if you're flying away immediately afterwards. However, since you only have four hours, the ...


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I've used the FlyAway in both directions twice already. It's very convenient to get downtown reliably. Traffic doesn't seem to affect much the duration of trips (45min seems like a good estimate) as they ride on the freeway in the ExpressLanes, reserved for buses and people who pay for a special pass. My only complaint is that one time, the bus wasn't ...


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My favorite way to get between the two used to be on a United Express Embraer-120 operated by SkyWest, which gave you a grand aerial tour of the LA basin and, at the time, 500 frequent flyer miles for 34 flight miles. Sadly, those flights were discontinued some years ago. Shared Van As with DAL-DFW, MIA-FLL, or HOU-IAH then, the most direct and economical ...


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I would suggest a shared-ride van. At the airport, they put you in a van with several other people whose destination is in the same vicinity as yours, and then take all of you to where you are going. You get door-to-door service like a taxi but for much cheaper. Of course it is somewhat slower than a taxi because of the extra stops, and you may also wait ...


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LAX now offers Free WiFi throughout the airport, along with a relatively cheap upgrade for 'premium' connection speeds. Credit cards are accepted at most (all?) shops and restaurants, and power outlets can be found around the airport. Expect competition for an ideally located open outlet at peak times - traveling with a splitter or power strip can make you ...


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Just did it last night. Depends how many people are travelling for us it was 4 so we decided on a taxi. Bad idea it cost $110 from LAX to Anaheim, I should've taken the $18 pp in a shuttle. Hope that helps!


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Normally yes, you should be fine if you booked the flights as one trip. Specially if you also check in and get all the boarding passes. If there is a longer stop somewhere and you would want to get your luggage out, you can say so during check-in. The chances where you cannot check your luggage through are only when you are entering a country and continue ...


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Are you transiting to another flight? Do you have frequent flyer status with any of the alliances? Some of the airline lounges have showers (Delta, United, etc) and some offer day passes that you might be able to purchase. They are in the secure areas, so you would likely need to show an appropriate boarding pass to enter that part of the terminal.


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The Gov.UK Official Website has a great tool to help you out in these situations. Feeding your information on the tool and assuming that you are a citizen of Zimbabwe, or for that matter, in this case most countries you won't need a transit visa if you already have a valid US Visa. Since you are traveling to Los Angeles, that would imply that you have a ...


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Fortunately you won't have to worry much since it's all on the same ticket. If you can't make it they should rebook you. However, from my experience through the hell that is LAX (albeit different terminals), you may need to move fast. It's certainly possible, but if there's a bunch of planes at the same time that need to go through some line, that may ...


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Disneyland Resort Express Rome2Rio says that you can be there in 2 hours using buses, for a total approximate cost of 48 - 53USD. The journey includes taking a Gray Line AH bus to Disneyland Hotel, followed by another Gray Line AH bus to SNA airport. This is a somewhat unorthodox approach, and might not be compatible with your departure and landing times, ...


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Having done this now, I can say that the answer I'd previously accepted (Terminal 4) was incorrect. The flight I was on (an American Airlines one) landed at TBIT. It was fairly easy to "transfer" to Terminal 4 though - after re-dropping my bag, it was just a short walk outside - fairly obvious once you've looked a terminal map.


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United Airlines, Delta Airlines and American Airlines all have their own immigration and customs facilities within their repsective terminals. You will clear formalities and connect with your domestic flight in the same terminal. TBIT is ueed primaily by international carriers with a limited presence in LAX (ie only one or two flights). International ...


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The only potential problem is that you may be asked to show a return ticket (or evidence of an e-ticket, I suppose) in order to enter the US, as evidence of your intention to leave. In practice, I have never seen or heard of anyone being required to show that. If it should happen to you, the border guard would not care whether the return ticket is a ...



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