Holgate From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 38 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2060 times:
Hi guys from sunny,but windy Teesside!
Will be travelling to USA for 2 weeks in october,my problem is this,
Heading from SAN to LAS via LAX with United,arrive LAX 12:15pm,depart LAX at 12:55pm.Now is it just me or is this a bit "tight",40 minutes to connect in Lax!!,is this the norm for LAX?,should I be worried about this?,we might get the connection but will our bags make it?
Was thinking about purchasing Southwest flight direct to LAS from SAN.
So guys what do you reckon?,airliners.net members I need some advice!
Cytz_pilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 565 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2024 times:
I can only speak from my own experience, but I had a similar problem in August of 2002, when flying AA. I had to go from my arriving flight (YYZ-LAX) at terminal 4 to my departing flight (LAX-LAS) from terminal 3 within a 45 minute window, including passing through security at terminal 3.
AT THE TIME (that's the key!!!), there was no problem whatsoever...it took longer to walk between terminals than it did to get through security and to the gate. If your connection is within the same terminal, I'd say no problem. There's always of course the possibility of delays on the first leg of your flight, but I wouldn't call it a huge one (personally).
Others might think otherwise but I think you'll be just fine!!
Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2723 posts, RR: 6 Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1974 times:
Shouldn't be a problem. If I can make a 40 minute connection in ATL on DL, then you can certainly make this connection at LAX on UA. The terminals (6, 7, 8) are clustered together. Assuming your first flight is on-time, no problem!
Venezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1413 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1890 times:
If you are going to LAS with united you shouldn't have a problem because you should stay in the same terminal meaning all you have to do is step out of one gate and walk into the other without going through security. I think
Socalatc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 511 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1881 times:
yes, the 120's are used on the SAN-LAX and they still are in T-7 you should be fine.. What day of the week are you going to LAS? Friday and Saturday are very busy for T-1.. Or are you going to LAS on UAL?
Holgate From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 38 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1831 times:
Thanx for all the replies guys!
Will be flying UAL forward from LAX to LAS,will be a thursday,late october.
My main concern is my luggage,(and the girlfriends!),just can,t see 40 minutes being enough time,last time I was in the USA was six years ago,did this SAN-LAX-LAS with UAL,but had about 90 minutes between flights.
Theres nothing worse than arriving at your destination,but your luggage does not!.That Southwest flight is looking more appealing!
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3146 posts, RR: 8 Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1778 times:
I would fly Southwest (or America West) nonstop. The nonstop flight is short enough, adding a connection in LAX easily doubles your travel time.
The EMB-120 uses SkyWest's remote terminal at LAX, so you'll have to take a shuttle bus to Terminal 7 to board the United Airlines jet. Some SAN-LAX flights are operated by the CRJ, last I heard these were operating from Terminal 8. There are lots of SAN-LAX flights, and if you really want to go that way, you should be able to get on an earlier one. Just ask. I used to do that when UA Shuttle would try to give me <30 minute connections at SFO.
Holgate From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 38 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1753 times:
Think i will give southwest a shot from SAN-LAS,never flown with the "daddy of the LCC"!,just been on southwest website,flghts only bookable up until May,
when does there summer schedule get released!
After LAS its a few days in Miami,Ual via Denver,then home to Gods Country,(England!),with Ual via IAD,any chance of a 747 on trans-atlantic from /to LHR?
Well guys thanx for your help,got to go to work now,have to pay for this trip somehow!!!
Aanalyst From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 136 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1723 times:
If you want to stick with UA, show up at SAN a little early. With flights every hour, and a peak times every 30 min, you can often just hop on a flight as soon as you get to the terminal.
On the other hand, if you fly from SAN-LAS on a Thursday with WN you're in for a treat. That's the day that the strippers who live in SAN fly to LAS for the weekend. I'm not joking, it used to be an event for the ramp workers. On Thursday night for dinner you go over to the WN terminal and just watch the gorgeous women check in for LAS flights!
Knowledge is Power. Power Corrupts. - Study Hard, Be Evil
Amhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 5 Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1705 times:
Ohh-er should have tried out America West but thats ok, everyone should give WN a whirl at least once. WN will get your luggage shoveled out pretty quickly at LAS and will get you there usually on time. Cant be THAT long of a flight anyway!
If you need any recommendations for LAS just message me!
Holgate From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 38 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1683 times:
Thanx Aanalyst for that most valuable piece of info!!!
Dont think the girlfiend would approve
Keep forgeting about America West,think they have 4 nonstops a day SAN-LAS,probably a bit more expensive than Southwest.
Flown with America West on my first visit to USA,JFK-LAS,the flight was packed,I was at one end of the plane,girlfriend was at the other,ticket staff were not overlly friendly,mind you it was early in the morning if my memory serves me correct,A320 was ok!
SprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1638 times:
Also, United Express in San Diego operates from the old PSA HQ/ hangar turned into commuter terminal. At least security line are very short!! Unlike WN gates (except SMF) there. That might also sway your vote.
Here is another alternative: HA SAN-HNL-LAS(via LAX). That would be fun!!
Probably a wee bit more cost than nonstop or LAX connection!