I'm flying United from Melb to Mexico City, with a transfer at LAX.
MEL=>LAX UA99, LAX=>MEX UA1077.
These were booked on "one ticket" (I believe I'm using the term correctly?), I paid United once and have a single itinerary describing all the flights.
I am now learning that the transfer time for these flight is perhaps tighter than I should have booked (1h45m). I have never travelled internationally before and just picked the one with the shortest layover.
According to step 5 here I don't have to pass through customs, though I'd hardly say its a reliable resource.
This map seems to show UA exclusively limited to terminal 7/8 and apparently there is an "airside" inter-terminal connection between 6,7 and 8.
So I'm figuring that if UA99 lands at 7/8 and UA1077 departs from 7/8, then I can get off one plane, walk to the gate and get on the next, without any customs or immigration? I'm also carry-on only, so no bags to drop/collect/etc.
Is it reasonable to think that?
Relatedly, if I was to miss my connection due to immigration, delays, etc, would United rebook me to the next available since I booked "one ticket"?
- wikihow com Switch-Flights-in-LAX (sorry, can't post more than one link..., add a dot and a slash...)