I am taking a trip (entirely within California) with two separate tickets. The first leg is on a major airline, and the second is on a local puddle-jumper. I have 1-1/2 hours at LAX to make my connection, and don't plan to check bags.
When I arrive at LAX will I need to leave the secure area and re-enter? Is there a way for the first airline to "connect" the fights so that if there is a delay in the first flight, the second airline will be notified (so that for instance if my layover is cut to 30 minutes they might consider holding the flight til I get from one terminal to the next to board)?
By way of explanation: purchasing each flight separately saved me $200, the first flight has a very good on-time performance, and if worst comes to worst and I flat-out miss the second flight, it will only cost me about $100 to either book the next flight or rent a car and drive home. But I like to be prepared just in case.
I'm arriving on Alaska Airlines, and it appears that I'll arrive into Terminal 5, and my smaller airline leaves out of Terminal 6