Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Destinations > America - USA > California > Los Angeles
Sign in using an external account

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 5, 02, 4:27 pm   #1
Moderator Travel News, Hawaii, the Hawaii-based Airlines, West & DiningBuzz
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Programs: UA Platinum, HHonors Diamond
Posts: 29,399
Consolidated "Connecting between terminals, tunnels, etc. at LAX" [merged threads]

Thread for asking questions or giving answers re the tunnels at LAX, transferring between terminals, etc.

Last edited by cblaisd; May 24, 07 at 12:07 pm.
cblaisd is offline  
Old Aug 17, 05, 9:13 am   #2
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Aventura, FL, USA
Posts: 51
LAX Tunnels

Does anyone know if the tunnels connecting LAX terminals 4 and 5 and 6 are open to the public?
mikelan6 is offline  
Old Aug 17, 05, 9:37 am   #3
Moderator: Hawaii-Based Airlines & United MileagePlus
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Ka ʻĀpala Nui
Programs: Global Entry, United, Delta, Hyatt, Kimpton, Marriott, mLife, Best Western, and Hertz
Posts: 13,473
No, they are not.
FlyinHawaiian is offline  
Old Dec 12, 05, 11:29 am   #4
Moderator Travel News, Hawaii, the Hawaii-based Airlines, West & DiningBuzz
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Programs: UA Platinum, HHonors Diamond
Posts: 29,399
Transfer time from UA to HA and HA to UA? Is this enough time?

Is this enough time to transfer from HA to UA and vice versa?

Arriving at LAX on from SNA on UA at 8:15; need to transfer to the HA flight at 10:15am. (I assume that is plenty of time) on a Sunday morning?

The return is more worrisome: Arriving from HNL on HA at 8:50pm on New Year's Eve. Would a connection to the 10:10pm UA SNA flight be doable?

Last edited by cblaisd; Dec 12, 05 at 12:31 pm.
cblaisd is offline  
Old Dec 12, 05, 12:14 pm   #5
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: NYC
Programs: BAEC Silver, AA EXP 2MM, SPG Plat
Posts: 3,359
Cool Flash map of LAX terminals

HA is in T2, a pretty good haul from T7/T8 - you'll need to take the shuttle bus which is a PITA because it stops so frequently but still quicker than walking. The two hour outbound connection doesn't sound like much of a challenge. On the return, do you mean SAN instead of SNA?
UAL_Rulez is offline  
Old Dec 12, 05, 12:31 pm   #6
Moderator Travel News, Hawaii, the Hawaii-based Airlines, West & DiningBuzz
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Programs: UA Platinum, HHonors Diamond
Posts: 29,399
Thanks for the input

No, I meant the last 10pm-ish LAX-SNA flight. But I posted with not enough caffeine so maybe I missed something?
cblaisd is offline  
Old Dec 12, 05, 12:57 pm   #7
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: (SNA) Orange County, California USA
Posts: 3,643
cblaisd, welcome to Los Angeles, albeit for transitional purposes only.

Connecting to your Sunday morning flight should not be a problem. I'm concerned about your return connection on New Year's Eve. Your return UA flight connection could be tight, however with an on-time LAX arrival on HA and not having to claim luggage and then re-check it, it should be possible (with a little luck). You didn't mention your luggage situation. Hopefully, the airlines are transferring it?

I would suggest walking (Ground Level) between terminals rather than waiting for the Terminal to Terminal buses. Curb to curb it's about a 5-8 minute brisk walk between UA (Terminals 7/8) and HA (Terminal 2). With the wait and the frequent stops, I believe the shuttle bus would take considerably longer. There are sidewalks all the way, along with a couple traffic signals. You'll pass near Encounters Restaurant as you take the shortest route between those two terminals.

LAX Terminal Map
http://www.lawa.org/lax/terminalMap.cfm

Aloha, happy travels and best wishes with your connections.
__________________
I'd rather be sorry for something I've done than for something I didn't do.
MRLIMO is offline  
Old Dec 12, 05, 1:02 pm   #8
Moderator Travel News, Hawaii, the Hawaii-based Airlines, West & DiningBuzz
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Programs: UA Platinum, HHonors Diamond
Posts: 29,399
Thank you

Actually, it's not for me but for a family member who is trying to decide whether to (I know this sounds silly, but....) book the SNA-LAX-SNA ticket (with a $75 CS voucher it comes out to only about $75 total, or whether to take a door-to-door shuttle from home in Anaheim (which also, I'm assuming, would total about $75-ish or so?) This family member is looking for the cheapest way that's reliable.

I too am concerned about the return, particularly given HA's horrid luggage times at LAX. I would definitely hope the baggage could be interlined but don't know if that's enough time for UA to accept it.

Anyway, right now this family member is leaning towards the shuttle (although doesn't know which one to use and hasn't done it before and the less expensive the better) but I said I'd check the other possibility too.
cblaisd is offline  
Old Dec 12, 05, 1:14 pm   #9
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: (SNA) Orange County, California USA
Posts: 3,643
Super Shuttle
www.supershuttle.com
__________________
I'd rather be sorry for something I've done than for something I didn't do.
MRLIMO is offline  
Old Dec 12, 05, 2:36 pm   #10
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: NYC
Programs: BAEC Silver, AA EXP 2MM, SPG Plat
Posts: 3,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by MRLIMO
I would suggest walking (Ground Level) between terminals rather than waiting for the Terminal to Terminal buses. Curb to curb it's about a 5-8 minute brisk walk between UA (Terminals 7/8) and HA (Terminal 2). With the wait and the frequent stops, I believe the shuttle bus would take considerably longer.
mmmm...I think it's more like a 15 minute walk, since it takes me about 8-10 to walk from TBIT to T7. Anyway I was more thinking that one would have no choice but to take the bus if they have a lot of luggage. Without substantial luggage I agree walking is the way to go.

The return connection is dicey IMHO.
UAL_Rulez is offline  
Old Dec 12, 05, 3:19 pm   #11
Original Member
 
Join Date: May 1998
Location: The endless suburbia that is El Lay. FT member #71.
Programs: UA PremEx MM; Hilton Gold; Hyatt Plat; Marriott Gold & a few other useless titles
Posts: 3,944
Follow Mr. Limo's advice, have the family member use Supershuttle. If they can get to the Disneyland Hotel, the one way fare is an amazing $15. It would be significantly higher from a home address in Anaheim though.

Less risky (and time-consuming) then getting over to SNA, hoping the flight is on time, and hightailing it over to T-2.
Craig6z is offline  
Old Jun 30, 06, 7:11 am   #12
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: NY and CT
Programs: AA EXP 2MM, Marriott Platinum, HHonors Diamond
Posts: 3,354
Are the tunnels still closed? I need to transfer airside between T5 and T6 next week. Any ideas?
fastflyer is online now  
Old Jun 30, 06, 7:30 am   #13
Moderator: Hawaii-Based Airlines & United MileagePlus
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Ka ʻĀpala Nui
Programs: Global Entry, United, Delta, Hyatt, Kimpton, Marriott, mLife, Best Western, and Hertz
Posts: 13,473
You'll have to exit to curbside at T-5 and re-clear in T-6; sorry, I don't know any other way to do it. If you have elite status with CO/UA or their alliance partners, there are dedicated lines there.
FlyinHawaiian is offline  
Old Jul 2, 06, 10:35 pm   #14
Used to be 'paullevi'
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: LAX
Programs: UA 1K MM, SPG PLAT 75
Posts: 1,081
I've heard the T5-T6 tunnel will reopen for a 120 day pilot program.
KosherKimchee is offline  
Old Jul 5, 06, 8:06 am   #15
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: NY and CT
Programs: AA EXP 2MM, Marriott Platinum, HHonors Diamond
Posts: 3,354
The T5-T6 tunnel was indeed open yesterday. I was able to move between the terminals without re-clearing security. Much nicer than having to exit the terminal.
fastflyer is online now  
 
 
Closed Thread

Bookmarks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 4:25 pm.