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Old Jun 11, 22, 6:47 am
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Note that many airline's airport check in counters don't open until several hours before the flight. You probably don't want to plan to arrive long before you can check your bag and go airside at TBIT for the lounge.

Consider what your Plan B etc. would be if the flight you book to LAX is cancelled or delayed. Try to fly on a carrier/alliance on which you have status, Also check the (alliance in some cases) rules about whether partner airlines will protect you in IROPs across separate tickets.

I assume that your SQ ticket is one of the ones that loses all value if not flown exactly as written (check your fare rules) so that you can't even pay a fee to be rebooked onto the next day's flight.

How risk averse are you? How important is it that you make the SQ flight versus having a relatively short and comfortable wait at LAX?

If you don't have a lot of luggage, you could walk to one of the nearby airport hotels or go to the In-and-Out little park for plane spotting to kill some time if you decide to pick an early flight to LAX.
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