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LAX connections

Discussion in 'United States' started by chicski, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m flying AA from SFO to LAX arriving 10pm then QF to Melbourne at 11:50pm. Same ticket. Is that enough transit time? Will I do immigration in SFO or LAX?
     
  2. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    That is enough time but dont dawdle
    You will do immigration in LAX
     
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  3. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Your baggage will be checked through. You will have your boarding pass from LAX to MEL.

    Even when outgoing immigration was paper based you handed over a little square of green cardboard. Now you don't see it. Your only problem might be security if you have to change terminals but late night should not be a problem.
     
  4. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    leaving the country is fine.

    There is a qantas transit lounge and you board a qantas bus the drives you across the tarmac to the international gate. At the International departure gate is a machine that you tell you are leaving the country.
     
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  5. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Like others have said, don't dawdle. Focus on getting to the departure lounge ASAP.
     
  6. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m more worried that I won’t get enough time in the business lounge ;)
     
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  7. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ok great thanks. Like Sydney then.
     
  8. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah don't bother with that!.

    You should be able to access in SFO (wont be as nice!)
     
  9. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is it? @LMB says the qantas transfer in SYD is diabolical!

    The LAX one was impressive!
     
  10. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    No? Buses could run a bit more frequently but works ok.
     
  11. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    AA flight in SFO so will have to find their lounge. Not a QF number.
     
  12. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    im also wondering if I’ll be allowed in the Canberra lounge since there was no business option on my little plane.
     
  13. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    You should be if both domestic flights were ticketed on the same ticket.
     
  14. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    My complaint is that coming out of the international baggage collection there is often a crowd of loved ones eagerly waiting for their returning people. All blocking the path to the domestic transfer point. Negotiating them with snowboard bags and suitcases after a long flight just annoys me.

    I’d rather see a transfer airside.
     
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  15. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just googled and yes I’ll have access :D I’ll be making the most of my first o/S business flights ;)
     
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    coolair One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just hope your AA flight is not delayed, happend to me a few months ago, missed the connection, lost bags, another night in Chicago a few food vouchers, motel and 10000 qff points compensation.
     
  17. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    That can happen anytime. At least I’m on my way home.
     
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  18. Brimmo

    Brimmo Hard Yards

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    You will alight your AA flight at Terminal 4 LAX
    Head towards Baggage Claim but do not exit the terminal (because you have cleared TSA security in SFO and am now in the secure area)
    Where people are coming into T4 after clearing TSA security
    Turn left
    there are some escalators with signs to (Tom) Bradley International Terminal often called TBIT
    https://www.flylax.com/-/media/flylax/terminal-map-files/t4.ashx

    You will pass the Qantas First Class lounge and a couple of other airline lounges then you will come to the Qantas Business Lounge
    https://www.flylax.com/-/media/flylax/terminal-map-files/TBIT.ashx
    Easy from here on..........

    Added later.....

    This map makes it a little easier to understand
    https://onemileatatime.com/connect-terminals-lax/
     
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  19. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks :)
     
  20. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do not remember that at all.

    Eagerly awaiting TR now!
     
  21. Brimmo

    Brimmo Hard Yards

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    The Airside Connector between T4 and TBIT opened about three or four years ago but is very easy to miss.
     
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  22. Brimmo

    Brimmo Hard Yards

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    If you are flying on a single ticket in J (Business) Class SFO-LAX-MEL you will have access to the AA Admirals' Club lounge in Terminal 2 at SFO (your flight could also depart from Terminal 1 which has an airside connector and only a 3 minute stroll).
     
  23. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, have worked out the lounges (most important) thanks for the excellent info. :thumbs:
     
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  24. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes that's when we used it 4.5 years ago

    And there was big signs for Qantas, and people ushering us that way.
     
  25. coolair

    coolair One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    So where we.