LAXorLGWonDL From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1870 times:
In my experience, 3 hours is usually enough to make this sort of connection. I've had pretty good luck getting bags with UA there. Once you get your bags, you can either walk to the TBIT or, I believe, there is a bus that goes around to the terminals.
Shanderawx From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1866 times:
Probably, if you are not delayed on the UA flight. The UA terminal is down at the south end, and Internatioanl at the West end and a free shuttle will take you around (or you can hoof it but that might take longer). Most flight want you there by 2 hours in advance, and you are just pushing it.
Zkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 5123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1807 times:
3 hours should be fine
Quoting LAXorLGWonDL (Reply 1): Once you get your bags, you can either walk to the TBIT or, I believe, there is a bus that goes around to the terminals.
it only takes about 10 mins to walk between the terminals and yes there is a free bus that continuously circles the LAX terminals every few minutes.
Quoting Shanderawx (Reply 2): Most flight want you there by 2 hours in advance, and you are just pushing it.
Yes but checkin doesn't close until between 30mins to an hour before departure depending on the airline. It would be a bit of a rush to get thru security etc and be onboard in 30 mins if it was busy (read: most of the time it is). If you are really pushing it due to a late inbound flight you can usually get escorted thru the quick lane at security by groundstaff.
2 hours is the minimum I would book a connecting flight however... 3 hours for most but if the first flight is prone to delays etc then I'd allow more time.