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Old Jun 8, 22, 3:34 pm
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missnooni
 
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Best way to ensure a delayed positioning flight doesn't ruin my trip?

Hello Information Desk! Need some help strategizing a flight and not really sure where to ask. Flying LAX-SIN-HKT (SQ Business Class ~10:30pm) later this year and will need to book a separate positioning flight from SEA-LAX (AS Economy probably). I will have a checked bag which complicates things a bit. I'm worried about delays/cancellations for the AS flight so I'm trying to figure out the best course of action to leave more than enough time to make the flight to HKT.

How soon before an international flight are you allowed to check a bag and go through the security checkpoint? My thinking was that I could land in LAX, pick up my checked bag, check it in for the international flight, and then spend a bunch of time in the Star Alliance Business Class Lounge in LAX (is there a time limit on how long you can stay?) Is this the best course of action or even feasible? I haven't purchased the SEA-LAX flight yet but there are lots of options throughout the day. How early would be good enough/too much? Ideally, I would not want to fly into LAX a night before and need to book a hotel room. Hope this rambling makes sense and thanks in advance!
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