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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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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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How to complete the US Customs & Border Protection form when your stay is really short

I will be traveling from Lima, Peru (LIM) to Los Angeles (LAX) under a B1/B2 visa and then from Los Angeles (LAX) to Bangkok, Thailand (BKK). However, since I bought each flight separately, I am not ...
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Free Wi-Fi / available power / cashless food facilities in LAX airport?

I've got a stopover of a few hours in LAX on Monday evening. Firstly, I assume I'll be spending some of that time in customs, getting my bag, being searched, probed and whatnot. However, after all ...
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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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Can you get a gate pass at LAX to help someone who doesn't speak English?

My mother-in-law is Chinese and doesn't speak more than a couple words of English. We're planning on dropping her off at LAX to fly China Air to China. I don't know anything about international ...
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LAX to Anaheim - how much slower is the Super Shuttle than a cab?

I am flying to LAX and need to get to the Anaheim Hilton (essentially the convention centre). Although it's only 29 miles, I am told it will take 90 minutes and cost $100 by cab. That's quite a cab ...
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What does the small print below “ESTA” and “non-US citizens” on the LAX immigration signs say?

In this image, there's small print below "ESTA" (left green sign), "Non-US citizens" (right green sign) and "Non-US citizens" (Grey sign). Does any one know what it actually says? Also, what is ...
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Is there fast/cheap/comfortable public transport from LAX to Irvine/South Orange County?

Is there a fast/cheap/comfortable way to get from LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) to Irvine or South Orange County? For a while this service was provided by the FlyAway bus but the LAX-Irvine ...
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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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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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Is it possible to get out from the L.A airport during a connection?

I'll have to wait for 4 hours at the LAX airport in a flight from Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro. I'm not a U.S citizen (have Business visa, though), so I would like to know: Is it allowed to leave the ...
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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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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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How can I get from LAX to Hacienda Heights?

I'm going to land at LAX airport 9 PM on a Friday. I need to go the surrounding area of Hacienda Heights. I checked the taxi fare, it's over 100 USD. From what I know LA's public transportation is a ...
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70 minutes Layover at LAX

I am flying United Airlines to Melbourne from O'Hare (same ticket). There is a 1 hour 10 minute layover between my ORD-LAX and LAX-MEL flights. Is this enough? My research so far on this: My ORD-...
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Is 2 hours practical for connecting between Terminal 3 and Tom Bradley Intl at LAX?

I have a flight from SFO to LAX on Virgin America that lands at Terminal 3. My connection is at Tom Bradley Intl (Terminal B) for an international flight on Singapore Airlines. The layover is 1h 55m. ...
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Best option between downtown Los Angeles and LAX

I'm planning to visiting LA soon and will need to use public transit to/from the airport. The place I'm staying is on the Antelope Valley Metrolink line, so it looks like the best way to get to the ...
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Do I need to pick up my luggage and re-check it between Washington, DC and and Shanghai?

My flight is from Reagan National Airport (DCA) to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK, operated by American Eagle) then to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX, operated by AA) and then to ...
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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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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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How early are things open on Venice Beach, California, USA?

I have a flight out of LAX around 11AM, but I'm going to be getting into the area around 6AM or so. Will any good breakfast restaurants be open along Venice Beach before 9:30AM or would I be better ...
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Is US pre-clearance avaiable for Ethiopian Airlines at Dublin Airport?

I will be travelling to Los Angeles in a few weeks using Ethiopian airlines and would like to know whether I can avail of the pre-clearance service. The answers I've gotten so far are confusing as ...
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If I travel from Vancouver, Canada to Los Angeles, USA and back, how many times will my passport be stamped and when?

I normally fly from Bellingham International Airport, USA (BLI) because I want to keep my passport pages blank.
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Transfer between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and John Wayne Airport (SNA)?

I'm arriving at LAX, and my friend has accommodation basically next to John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Yep. My research indicates that it'll take about 4 hours by public transport. Is there ...
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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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Can I buy a suitcase at LAX airport (Los Angeles)?

I'm visiting LA from London (so don't know the city particularly well), and am flying out of LAX airport later this evening. My suitcase is broken, and I don't have time to shop in the city for a new ...
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Do I need to pick up my luggage and re-check between Shanghai and DFW when connecting through LAX?

Traveling from PVG (Shanghai) to DFW ... have connection at LAX. Do I need to gather my checked bags before going through customs or will AA transfer the bags to my LAX to DFW flight? Any tips making ...
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11 hour international layover in Los Angeles (LAX)

We are flying from Japan to Mexico City and have an 11-hour layover in Los Angeles (LAX). Our friend is willing to come pick us up to hang out for a few hours but we are unclear if we are allowed to ...
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Is 60 minutes enough layover time at Los Angeles International Airport?

I am flying in to LAX on American Airlines and have a 60 min layover before I fly out with American Airlines (same ticket). Will this be enough time?
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Package storage / pickup location near LAX?

I am going to fly home (=Vancouver,BC) on a Saturday via LAX. I'd like to purchase a few things online and send them to a location near / at LAX, pick it up and check them in. This would save on ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Payment with only Master debit Card for car rental at Hertz LAX office?

Terms of payment on hertz.co.uk website are bit confusing with information regarding payment with debit cards. I reserved wanted a car with option 'Pay Later' and I tried to call the LAX Hertz office ...
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Can I go out of LA airport during a layover without a visa? [duplicate]

I'm a Venezuelan citizen and am taking a long flight from Venezuela to Australia. I'm taking two connections and changing airplane two times; my schedule is: Venezuela-Mexico; Mexico-L.A., L.A-Sydney. ...
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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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LAX transit between flights without transfer between terminals

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 ...
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Luggage through check on domestic-domestic-international flight

I'll be travelling from Las Vegas to Abu Dhabi this end of July. I booked the ticket via American airlines website. There is a connection via Los Angeles, and the itinerary mentions that the flight ...
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Finding a place for shower after arrival at Los Angeles airport

I want to take shower near by LAX after arrival by an international flight. While googling, I found following options: Half-day stay at near by inexpensive hotels (Travelodge provide such a service),...
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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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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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How do I connect at LAX from an international flight on American to a domestic one?

I am flying into LAX on an American Airlines flight from LHR, so presumably I will arrive at the TBIT international terminal (although American doesn't seem to be listed on the terminal maps for TBIT)?...
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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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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 ...