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Questions about Los Angeles International Airport, commonly known by its IATA code, LAX, and located in west Los Angeles, California USA. It is the primary international airport serving Southern California, and the busiest international gateway to the United States.

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International itinerary followed by a separate domestic itinerary at LAX, do I need to go through security again?

I fly out of Beijing and land at LAX in one itinerary on Air China. I had to book a separate domestic itinerary From LAX to go to DFW on American Airline. Once I clear the custom and immigration at ...
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Is it possible to use Ethiopian airlines to travel from Dublin to LAX?

I remember back in 2017 booking a flight with Ethiopian airlines from Dublin to Los Angeles. The flight was surprisingly cheap (€600) for a return. Unfortunately, I no longer see the airline on flight ...
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Short layover in LAX before an international flight

I am flying from LAS into LAX with a 90 minutes layover before an international flight to SYD. All flights are with Delta. Is this enough time to get from terminal 2/3 to Tom Bradley, assuming I ...
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What is the likelihood of appearing on the TV show 'Border Security: America's Front Line' if I travel to the US?

So I'm planning on travelling to Los Angeles from mid-Summer to the end of this year after I receive a COVID vaccine. I've always wondered how normal travellers end up on those shows because I've ...
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Do I have to collect my bags if I have multiple layovers?

I have a flight to Australia in January. I booked through Air NZ. My journey goes: Vancouver - LAX LAX - Auckland Auckland - Brisbane. I booked the flight under one ticket itiniery. My question is, I ...
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Can I connect through LAX to PDX without going through quarantine? [duplicate]

California recently issued a 14 day quarantine for preventing the spread of COVID-19. I plan on flying in from a different country, doing immigration and the taking the next flight to PDX. Can I do ...
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Direct flight connection between LAX and LGW in COVID era? [closed]

Is there any? Previously I used mainly Norwegian to fly to Gatwick, but it has shut down most of the flights till December. What may be the substitute? Non-direct are also appreciated (1 stop) and ...
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Is a 1 hour connection sufficient from MAD, Norwegian to Delta at LAX? [closed]

Is a 1 hour connection sufficient from MAD, Norwegian to Delta at LAX? We will be traveling from Madrid back to the US, through customs with no checked baggage.
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Seattle > Los Angeles > Brisbane (Australia): Do I stay airside at LAX?

If I am doing SEA LAX (DELTA), LAX BNE (VA), can I stay airside at LAX and avoid LAX TSA.etc? Long story short: First time travelling to the USA. Heard plenty TSA / CBP / LAX horror stories. Want to ...
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Alternative to SuperShuttle at LAX?

It has recently been announce that the SuperShuttle is totally closing down at LAX (and everywhere else). (SuperShuttle is going out of business. Its last rides are Dec. 31) This is a service that I ...
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Is 1 hour and 37 minutes enough time to transit to Air NZ in LAX?

We’ve got tickets booked for next April to NZ, from JFK. Initially, flight leaves JFK (Alaska Airlines) at 4:55 pm and gets into LAX at 8:05 pm, leaving a layover of 2 hours 25 minutes with our next ...
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Going from domestic flight to international flight at LAX

So I made a big mistake and decided to fly out of LA to Hong Kong. At the time I thought I had a ride down to the LA area, but unfortunately it fell through. Because of this I decided to book a flight ...
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Is there a place in LAX where I can buy USA SIM card?

I am planning to arrive at LAX at around 7 am in the morning. I would like to know whether there is any place for me to buy USA sim card there at the airport?
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LAX 1 hour connection T7 to T6 - is this doable?

Hi we are travelling on rewards points and for some reason the connection time through LAX is only 1 hour. Arriving from KONA with United in the early AM (Terminal 7) and departing to Toronto (...
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Will I have enough time to make 1 hour connection in LAX to PVR?

We're flying Delta from Minneapolis to Puerto Vallarta. We have 1 hour stop in LAX, is that enough time to make our flight to PVR?
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Transferring flights at LAX from United to New Zealand Air

Will I have to go through TSA again when I land at LAX? I'm coming in on United and leaving on New Zealand Air. I will be leaving Montana on United; it’s all booked on one itinerary through United and ...
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90 minutes enough for domestic to International transfer at LAX?

Traveling from Austin, TX to Beijing with a connection in LAX. Both legs book at the same time through AA official website. The first flight arrives at Terminal 4 and the second leg leaves from Tom ...
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Is there a limit on bringing my videogames?

So far, I wanted to go on a trip with my gaming Console (PS4) And my family to the Philippines this Sunday, but I wanted to bring my videogames (cd’s) like at least 7-8 of them, but I worry that there ...
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Bag storage before international flight from LAX [duplicate]

Next week I'll be returning a rental car near LAX and waiting for a night flight with Air New Zealand. I expect to be returning the car by 2pm at the latest but checking for my flight doesn't even ...
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Lime scooters at LAX

In a little over 24 hours I'll be landing at LAX from an international flight and have 5 hours to fill before my connecting domestic flight. I'd like to get out and see some local shops, particularly ...
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LAX Terminal Transit

I arrive at LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal on Air New Zealand and depart from Terminal 5 on an American Airlines domestic flight. I do not have any checked luggage. Can I transfer from TBIT to ...
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Travelling to New Zealand via LAX - transfer questions

We're travelling for our honeymoon from London Heathrow to New Zealand next week, one booking of Virgin Atlantic to LAX, then Air New Zealand to Auckland (it was about £800 cheaper for premium going ...
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Will the US government shut down affect my 2hr stop-overs in LA and Atlanta? [duplicate]

I am an Australian flying from Brisbane, Australia to Bogota, Colombia. I have 2 stop-overs en route on Saturday the 19th - one in LA, the next in Atlanta. Both are only 2hrs. Because the flight from ...
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50 Minute Domestic Delta Layover in LAX

I am flying from CMH (in Columbus) to San Francisco (SFO) using Delta. I will not have any checked bags, only a carry-on. However, I have a 50 minute layover at LAX. Will this be enough time? (All ...
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Is 1 hour sufficient time for a Delta connection at LAX from MSP to SYD?

I am making a delta booking MSP/SYD and the connection Delta gives me is one hour. Is that a legal connection and what if my MSP flight is running late? The Delta flight out is the last one for the ...
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Domestic Flight transfer in LAX to International Flight to Australia

Traveling from Portland, OR to Australia with a connection in LAX. Domestic Flight on Alaska Airlines to LAX with an International Flight (on seperate itinerary) on Qantas. Arrive in terminal 6 at LAX....
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Connecting flights (domestic) on separate tickets with no checked baggage

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 ...
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JFK to Adelaide with LAX layover

I will be flying delta JFK to Adelaide with a LAX layover. the layover is 1h and 42min. Once I get down at LAX, will there be signs that tells me exactly where to get the airside bus from ? I will be ...
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Using Sentri card at Global Entry point in LAX

I've got a Sentri card but when I got to the Global Entry station at LAX I was told that I wasn't allowed to enter. This seems to be in contradiction of the "For NEXUS and SENTRI Members at Global ...
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single ticket domestic to international connection at LAX T5/Regional and T4 - disability

I’m travelling alone for the first time, I have a hidden disability that makes communicating with strangers challenging, so I prefer to know all travel details ahead of time. I have never previously ...
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How long to clear international arrival Terminal B LAX and transfer to Terminal 1?

We arrive at LAX to Terminal B at 06:40 on American Airlines and need to transfer to a domestic flight on Southwest airlines to Phoenix. My question is should I book the 09:00 domestic flight or the ...
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LAX to Downtown LA

I'm going to go from LAX to Downtown LA (let's say Walt Disney Concert Hall for definiteness), and I'm going to take metro since it's cheaper than the flyaway bus. I found some news (https://www.metro....
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International to international transfer time in LAX

I'm flying to LAX by Korean airline and from there to Cancun by interjet. But their schedules allow me only 2 hours for transfer. I wonder if I could make it on time? Cheers.
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LAX connection new check in and security

I will be traveling on September 26th from Hawaii to Atlanta. I am not a US citizen but I hold a valid ESTA. My travel agency has booked these flights: HONOLULU, HI (DANIEL K INOUYE INTL), TERMINAL ...
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Difference between a "Check-in counter" and a "Ticketing counter"?

I'll be flying from the LAX airport and I need to visit the check-in counter to receive my boarding passes (for the first and then all the connecting flights) and check in my baggage. When searching ...
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What happens if my flight is delayed and I overstay my B2 visa?

I have a B2 visa, and the admission stamp says I must leave by October 8th, so I booked my flight home for October 7th at 9PM. Just in case something happens and my flight is delayed, does anyone ...
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Is 55 minutes enough time for a connecting flight at LAX?

I have a flight with Emirates to LAX and then a flight with United. If I arrive at 1:55 pm at LAX and my next flight is at 2:50 pm, is there enough time? Both flights are international.
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How much time should I allow to transfer from 1 international flight to another at LAX?

I will be traveling from Brisbane, Australia to Bogota, Colombia with a 4hr stopover at LAX. From what I've researched, I must pass through immigration at LAX, officially enter the USA, then leave the ...
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Is 1h55m layover time enough for US pre clearance at Abu Dhabi?

I was about to book a Etihad flight from Hyderabad (HYD) to San Jose CA (SJC). The flight has a layover at Abu Dhabi for 1hr 55m. Arrival is at terminal 1 and connecting flight will be at terminal 3. ...
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One hour layover LAX domestic flights [duplicate]

Checking to see if a one-hour layover is enough time, flying JetBlue from Newark to LAX, code share flight on Hawaiian from LAX to HNL. Would all be on one ticket and bags checked through, but I've ...
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What is the status of the construction near the LAX long-term parking lot? Is it easy to find a space there?

The LAX airport has an official long-term parking lot near the airport terminals, Economy Lot C, which is a much cheaper option compared to parking in a terminal garage, and cheaper than many nearby ...
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How does US preclearance work in Dublin?

I am traveling to LAX, and I thought about flying from Dublin, because it has a preclearance station. This station will give me an immigration and customs clearance, so when I arrive at LAX, I will ...
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Realistic time to get to and from LAX?

I suppose this is something of a two part question. Let me start by saying I am very familiar with airports, so I am aware of the general time to de-plane, go get your luggage, leave the terminal, ...
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Luggage storage in LAX

I'm traveling to LA for the day and want to do some sightseeing before taking a cruise. What can I do with my luggage?
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Domestic to International connection at LAX

We have a flight from Houston to LAX on Southwest (arrives 7:20 am at LAX) then an international flight on American Airlines that leaves at 10:50 am to Japan. If we have carry-ons only will we need to ...
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Connecting from incoming international to domestic flight at LAX, where will I pass immigration? [duplicate]

I'm connecting from an incoming international flight (Hong Kong - LA) to a domestic flight (LA - Austin) at LAX. Both flights are with American Airlines, booked under one ticket. I have a 2 hour ...
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What is the current status of airside connections at LAX?

I know that Terminals 4-8 have always been connected by tunnels, and a new bridge connecting the Tom Bradley International Terminal with Terminal 4 (and thus 5-8) at the airside was recently ...
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Is it possible to send a letter from LAX airport while in transit there?

A friend is flying to Europe, transiting through LAX. She has some things she'd like to send to friends in the US so is wondering whether it is possible to send letters or parcels from LAX in transit? ...
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Where can I exchange British coins when travelling from Dublin to Los Angeles?

I have £200 worth of British coins that I received from a friend which he has no need for since it's not possible to exchange them in banks in Southern Ireland as they only accept notes. Since I'm ...
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How common is it for airport officers to steal valuables from luggage?

I've heard that this happens frequently with the TSA in the United States and almost always in checked-in bags. I'll be travelling soon to Los Angeles for a holiday and I don't know whether to be ...
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