|Quoting GCT64 (Reply 5):|
You are very right about LAX making LHR look slick and easy - but recent experience of the TBIT suggests that 2 hours queues for immigration and customs are normal there too. Hopefully the rebuild of the TBIT will speed this up, but I am not optimistic that this will be the case.
Just a suggestion for next time any of you come to LAX
and looking to minimize immigration time, perhaps select a US based carrier. I always fly to UK on either BA
and often I'm very out numbered by non AMericans-so at LHR
I don't have to go in same line as the Europeans and vice versa on the return. I would suspect the US carriers are more US citizen heavy and therefore the non US citizen lines at LAX
maybe shorter....now w/ a caveat to all this, I personally wouldn't be caught dead on a US carrier to Europe and alas could see why many of you would not go for this option either, but again flying VS
its served me well when it came to immigration (NEVER 2 hours but I could see it was going to be for my fellow European pax).