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GUIDE: LAX / Los Angeles International Airport - MCT, Connection, etc.

GUIDE: LAX / Los Angeles International Airport - MCT, Connection, etc.

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NOTE: AA uses Terminals 4 and 5, the remote ďEagleís NestĒ and some gates at TBIT . International Arrivals in particular may use T4, TBIT (100s numbered gates), the remote arrival piers (200s) or the maintenance hangars (300s); in the latter cases, passengers will be bussed to T4 (domestic and some international) or TBIT (some international), as both have USCBP processing facilities.


Link to Los Angeles World Airports' LAX Airport website

NOTE: LAX is always undergoing changes; be aware the information herein may change. See here for LAWA notices affecting passengers.

Link LAWA / LAX FAQ page.

Link to aa.com


Link to 14 Feb 2017 post with AA-AA Minimum Times Times

NOTE: The Admirals Clubģ lounge and Flagship Lounge in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International (LAX) have been renovated and include Flagship Dining for those in eligible three class First cabin.

Special notice

AA operate from multiple terminals at LAX. Check in at Terminal 5, east end (Gates 50-59, including Remote American Eagle terminal, gates 52A-J) or Terminal 4 (Gates 40-49, 110-159)
. (As of 31 Jan 2017)

NOTE: the 100s gates are at the Tom Bradley International Air Terminal (aka Terminal B), accessible to / from Terminal 4 by the airside connector if you are already airside and security cleared. The 200 gates are the remote piers served by bus, and the 300 ďgatesĒ are the maintenance hangars served by bus.


[AA T-6 ops moved to T-5[/B]


Check-in times as of March 2016 Link

In most locations, you must be checked in:

At least 45 minutes before scheduled departure, for flights within the United States

At least 60 minutes before scheduled departure, for flights to or from airports outside of the United States
. Some non-US require more.

If you are checking in with baggage to check at T-4, not T-5, and flying American Eagle from the remote "Eagle's Nest" 52A-J gates (31 Jan 2017 and after), you must check in 90 minutes prior to departure.

LAYOUT: LAX is like a letter "U" on its side, open end facing right. The Tom Bradley International Terminal is the bar of the "U" facing left, on the west side. Terminals 1, 2 and 3 on the north and 4 - 8 on the south. Entering the semicircular, counter-clockwise roadway serving the terminals, you will pass terminals 1, 2, 3, TBIT, 4, 5, 6, etc. There is quite a bit of construction going on and the airport roadways can get quite congested.

MCT: Though international to International or Domestic Minimum Connect Times (MCT) are listed as 2:00, arriving at the remote western 200 pads and gates (served by busses from the terminals), connecting between T4, T6, Remote Eagle terminal and TBIT, not to mention lengthy USCBP queues and the need to proceed landslide to connecting terminals and processing security may make 2:00 unrealistic at times. MCT Domestic to Domestic or International is often 0:40, but this may be unrealistic if connecting American Eagle remote terminal 52A-J and a domestic flight at TBIT, for example.

Operating terminals and gates

Terminal 4: AA primarily uses Terminal 4, Gates 40-49 but now also uses Terminal 5 (50-59, 52A-I remote Eagle gates and TBIT (110-159). Flagship Checkin, Admirals Club and Flagship Lounge are all in T-4.


Tom Bradley International Terminal ("100") gates 110-159 for domestic and international flights, with no particular flight assignment - check your gates information.

oneworld Business and Qantas First lounges in TBIT for qualified passengers. See LOUNGE DASHBOARD for further information - link.

Occasionally, the "200 gates" remote pads (bus from T-4) may be used. Terminal 4 and TBIT are connected airside by a new connector. Qualified travelers may use the TBIT oneworld Business or Qantas First lounges. See separate thread.

Terminal 5 AS OF Tue 31 Jan 2017: Legacy US flights operate from Terminal 5, gates 50 - 59. It is best to check in for American Eagle flights at T-5. Airside connection exists, as well as shuttles. Bus port at T-5 is at gate 52. American Eagle checked baggage is delivered to Terminal 5 baggage carousels; Eagle remote gates are now numbered 52A-J.


Terminal 6: Alaska Airlines flights operate from Terminal 6.

Legacy US flights operated from Terminal 6 until 31 Jan 2017; AA no longer operates out of Terminal 6.

American Eagle Remote Terminal "Eagle's Nest": Regional flights operate at a remote terminal served frequently by airside shuttle busses from bus gates 44 and 60. The remote American Eagle terminal gate numeration has changed: "May 16 2016 the remote gates at LAX formerly 44 A-J were renumbered to 60 A-J." There is a "junior" Admirals Club here. Preferred Eagle check in and baggage carousels are in T-5?

While you may check in at T-4 for American Eagle, those with baggage to check must do so no less than 90 minutes prior to departure. The preferred baggage check deadline is in place at T-5 for American Eagle.

Walking Interterminal - Landside

Note: You can walk airside between Terminal 4 and TBIT as of 25 Feb 2016. See LAX Terminal 4 - Tom Bradley Intl Terminal Secure Connector), and on to T-5 via a corridor (ground floor, by bus gate 44).

Terminals on the south side and TBIT are connected airside. A PDF guide is downloadable here.

One can also walk landside between terminals on upper or lower walkway sidewalks just outside the roadway. Lower walkways are protected from the weather, upper walkways are not. Distances can be short (T-4 <-> TBIT) or long (20 minutes or less in all cases, and there are crosswalks and walkways serving north and south terminals. See north - south blue corridors in Ground Transport map, above; walkways parallel them.

For access to the Tom Bradley International Terminal ("TBIT") one may also proceed landslide and walk a short distance, or take the counter clockwise landside courtesy airport shuttle bus.

Originally Posted by QueenOfCoach
Here is a graphic I made from a Google Earth Streetview screenshot that shows how close T4 is to TBIT. It's a two-minute walk. One minute if you are fast.

Link to fullsize map


Airside - Shuttle Bus or Walking

Airside shuttle busses:

NO BUS T-4 <-> T-5 (faster to walk pedestrian tunnel)
T-4 <-> Remote Eagle terminal (most efficient and frequent)
T-5 <-> Remote Eagle terminal (more frequent than from / to T-4)

Terminals 4 and 5: A courtesy shuttle bus operates airside between Terminal 4, ex-gate 44 bus gate, and Terminal 6 gate 60-62 through Mon 30 Jan 2017 - afterwards, Terminal gate 52, every fifteen minutes between 05:00 and 23:00; ongoing boarding pass required. At other times one either take the airside corridor T-5 Tue 31 Jan and after <-> T-4 or exit landslide and walk or take the counter-clockwise landslide courtesy shuttle bus.

American Eagle Remote Terminal: A courtesy shuttle bus serves the American Eagle remote terminal from Terminal 5, gate 52. Note: American Eagle checked baggage is delivered to Terminal 5 baggage carousels. Another shuttle runs from Terminal 4, gate 44 bus gate. A boarding pass to Gate 52A-I is required. This is the sole way of reaching these gates (other than Five Star Service passengers, who are shuttled via the Tarmac in Cadillac SUVs).

Terminal 4 - TBIT: The new pedestrian airside connector opened 25 Feb 2015. Qantas and AA passengers departing the TBIT can check in at Terminal 4, process airside, use Admirals or Flagship lounges T-4 <-> TBIT shuttles apparently ended when the airside connector open 25 Feb 2016[/hl].

Walk Terminals 4 and 5: One can walk airside using the Terminal 4 - 5 - 6 connector.

Walk Terminal 4 - TBIT airside connector: An airside connector leading to TBIT is open effective 25 Feb 2016. See here (FT) for more.


Getting from terminal to terminal, concourse to concourse, landside

Landside courtesy airport shuttle bus
  • "A" line buses: Transports passengers between terminals. "A" route operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and runs every 10 minutes (counter clockwise)

  • "C" line buses: Transports passengers to and from Parking Lot C. Travelers can walk to the LAX City Bus Center from Lot C. "C" route operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and runs every 10 to 15 minutes.

  • "G" line busses: Transports passengers with a valid TAP card to and from the Metro Green Line Aviation Station. Service is aligned with the rail schedule. To view, please go to www.metro.net . Click here for Green line Boarding Procedures (PDF document). TAP card is not required when taking the G Bus from LAX to the Aviation Metro Station.

  • Use this link for a real time map display of shuttle bus locations and movements.

  • Rental car company busses: transport passengers between terminals and car rental facilities.

Ground Transportation stops / pickups at LAX

NOTE: Rental, hotel shuttle, ‹ber, etc. stops are in front of each terminal on the arrivals / lower level at the island crossing the first lanes of traffic.


Security at LAX

Link to FlyerGuide information on LAX T-4 Security.

TSA PreCheck: Yes (Terminal 4 upstairs, east; Terminal 5?)

Priority Access line in a Terminal 4 is accessed from the escalator on the left end (looking at the counters) of the terminal (furthest from TBIT, closest to terminal 5), next to the Priority Access check-in area. Often there is an AA worker at the bottom of the escalator making sure only Priority Access passengers go up this escalator. The First, Business and Priority Access lines now have their own screening room far from the economy area. This private room has multiple screening lines and during peak periods additional lines are opened up.

Security for (TBIT) international arrivals proceeding to Terminal 4 is open as of February 2017. When exiting TBIT customs and baggage recheck area, turn right immediately after the exit and proceed down the hallway to the checkpoint. No Pre-Check.


Check-in and ticketing at LAX and check in times Link

Flagship Check-in: YES Marked exclusive T-4 Flagship check-in entrance 4:00 a.m. Ė 1:00 a.m.

Five Star Service: YES

Priority and Preferred Access: YES

Curbside check-in: Yes. Terminal 4 only, including for international destinations.

Minimum time for checking in and arriving at the gate at LAX

Minimum time to check baggage

To help us get your bag on the same flight with you, present your bag to an airline representative for check-in no later than the cutoff time.

For flights within and between the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands:
  • Check bags at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure at LAX

For flights originating in airports outside the U.S. or flights departing the U.S. for an international destination:
  • Check bags at least 60 minutes prior to scheduled departure (90í if checking for Eagle at T-4 instead of T-5)

Time to baggage delivery: expect 0:30 or more.


Ticket counter locations

Terminal 4: upon entry, Qantas to right; First and Priority Access to left; Main Cabin straight ahead.
Self-service check-in kiosks available.
Open Daily: 04:00 - 00:30 (4 am to midnight + 30)

Terminal 5, east side: OPEN Tue 31 Jan 2017
Open Daily: 4:30 AM - 12:30 AM

Terminal 6: CLOSE Tue 31 Jan 2017
Open Daily: 4:30 AM - 12:30 AM

If departing on American Eagle, suggested check-in at T-5 Tue 31 Jan 2017 or after.


Minimum and reasonable connection and check-in times at LAX

See 20 May 2016 ExpertFlyer MCT listings here:
Originally Posted by serfty View Post
The MCT's for AA at LAX are a mess...
Q. What are minimum check-in time requirements at LAX?

AA requires arriving a minimum of 45 minutes prior to domestic departures if departing domestically (including Hawai'i, Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands) if one has no baggage to check; 60 minutes if one must check baggage; and two hours prior to international departures.

Additionally, AA requires passengers be checked in at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure at LAX and "Arrive at the gate and be ready to board at least 15 minutes prior to domestic departure" and 30 minutes prior to international departure. Gates close to boarding 10 minutes prior to departure.

Q. What is the domestic to domestic or domestic to international Minimum Connection Time (MCT)?

The minimum connect time at LAX, domestic to domestic or international, is 0:40 minutes. International to domestic or international MCT is 2:00, but as mentioned previously, this may be insufficient. Note: MCT is generally not waived for international passengers arriving from USCBP pre-clearance airports.

See AA domestic to international MCT from ExpertFlyer Nov 2016 c/o Serfty here.

Q. If I am making an international to international connection, what is the process?

There is no international transit process in nearly all airports in the USA (DFW and MIA have a baggage exception for international to international). Arriving internationally, unless you have been pre-cleared, you must proceed through U. S. immigration (there are kiosks and a fast channel for Global Entry approved passengers), recover your baggage from the baggage carousel and proceed through U. S. Customs.

Upon exiting Customs at TBIT there is a bag drop facility; drop your checked baggage, exit to the landside arrivals area. Pre-cleared passengers arriving at TBIT will bypass USCBP (but most airlines will enforce international to domestic MCT nonetheless).

ALL arrivals are forced landside (you may pass back through security at the TBIT end of the T-4 - TBIT connector) and Terminal 4 is a short walk to your right, Terminal 6 farther; one can board courtesy airport "A" busses and be dropped off very shortly at T-4 or T-5.

NOTE: Whilst most international Arrivals process immigration and customs at TBIT, some arriving at T-4 may walk a long underground passage and process formalities at TBIT. Others may process at T-4, but if you arrive with bags those will be available at TBIT.

There is no Arrivals Loinge for AA or oneworld customers at LAX.

Q. What is AA policy if I have separate tickets and my incoming flight is delayed?

Protection for oneworld world customers travelling on separate bookings:
oneworld Global Support

Your oneworld connection is generally not officially protected, but the airline may help you and put you on the next available flight, and AA does generally protect oneworld connections at this time..

If your flights are on the same PNR:

Connecting between airlines at unfamiliar airports can be a stressful experience, especially if your flight is delayed. American Airlines recognizes the impact delays and missed connections can have on your plans and on your life. That is why we partnered with the other oneworld member airlines to form teams of connection experts: oneworld Global Support.

At select airports across the oneworld alliance network, teams are proactively monitoring connecting flights and, whenever possible, they will meet and assist you if your connection is in jeopardy. The oneworld Global Support teams will do their best to allow you to use dedicated fast track lanes through immigration or security to help you catch your next flight. Our teams will also do everything possible to transfer your baggage so that it makes it on time to your final destination.

If you miss your connecting flight, the oneworld Global Support team will provide you with updated travel information, a new boarding pass and, where applicable, assistance with overnight accommodations.

oneworld Global Support is currently available at Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Madrid-Barajas, Miami, New York JFK and Sydney. The service is offered at these airports whenever possible, subject to operational constraints.
See:
Q. Can I check my baggage through?

If you're connecting within the oneworld alliance or airlines with an interline agreement and your connection is under eleven hours, all segments on the same PNR, probably. If over that or with separate PNRs (even within oneworld) airlines without an interline agreements with AA or on separate tickets connecting with non-oneworld airlines, no.

See oneworld not requiring protection or interline baggage 1 Jun 2016; AA policy.

Q. Is there baggage storage at LAX?

No. Since 9/11 most USA airports have eliminated baggage storage, but you can use a baggage storage firm that will pick up, store and return your baggage. You do not have to pre-book, and they are open 24/7: http://www.laxluggagestorage.com. There are $5 pickup, $5 return and storage charges.


WiFi at LAX:

"Internet Access at Los Angeles LAX Airport. LAX Airport offers free internet access, with paid upgrades: Free Wi-Fi service for up to 44 minutes is available in most of the public areas of the Airport - provided by Advanced Wireless Group."

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Other resources
  • Link to AA FAQ: Will I make my connection?
Posts from 2015-2017 have been archived to ARCHIVE: 2015-2017 GUIDE: LAX / Los Angeles Intíl. Airport - MCT, Connection, etc.







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Old Jan 7, 19, 4:25 am
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Short Transfer time LAX - Is 1 hr 50 mins enough?

Hello!

My first AA J flight tomorrow, LHR to LAX, then Iím connecting to a flight to LAS but the connection time is only 1 hour and 50 minutes, assuming the flight lands on time..

Couple of questions please..
1/Will my luggage be checked through all the way Vegas or will I have to pick it up and then check in all over again in LA?
2/ If yes to checked through, the arrival gate is 41 and the departure gate is 42B, looking at the map itís 30 yards apart.. Iím guessing Iíll have to clear immigration first though? Is there a flight transfers immigration area and is it any faster?

How close am I cutting this? Yesterdayís flight landed almost 50 minutes late..

Thanks in advance!
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Old Jan 7, 19, 4:54 am
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1. yes your luggage will be checked all the way to Las Vegas,
how ever, since LAX is your first port of call in the US, you will have to clear customs and immigration and then recheck (hand over ) the bag to AA reps outside of customs etc
2. You will exit customs etc , and again go thru security (internal US) , there are not flight transfer immigration areas, it would apply if you are in transit to another country other then the US

Just to note, if you are on one PNR, AA will protect you if you miss your original flight and put you on another flight to Vegas

3. Hope you come back richer then poorer
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Old Jan 7, 19, 4:59 am
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You will not deplane through gate 41, as you have to clear customs and immigration. Do you have global entry? If so, then Iíd say you are fine. If not, but on one PNR, you will be protected and If it isnít the last flight of the day to LAS, then no need to worry.

if no global entry and not one PNR, then given the TSA sick out, you might have a cause for concern.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 5:01 am
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A bit closer than I'd like but if that's the way AA originally ticketed it then you're still within MCT. If you miss the original flight because of IRROPS there are four flights after 4pm from LAX to LAS and AA will put you on the next flight out.

You will need to clear Immigration, collect and then recheck your bags. The flights from LHR should come in when the CBP station in T4 is open so you won't have to hoof it to TBIT and then back to T4 (unless you get a bus gate then you'll have to get back to T4). All of the CBP stations AA uses have a Bag Recheck right after you leave Customs so you don't need to drag your bags all the way to the normal baggage check. If things are close then AA will likely expedite you through TSA.

Hope this helps.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 6:30 am
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Thanks everyone!! :-)

I’m going (a little late) to CES so no gambling involved.. (yeah right!)
Flight was booked on the same ticket so will be protected.. Just hope first class on the next flight isn’t full if I miss it!
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Old Jan 7, 19, 8:05 am
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Originally Posted by AndyB View Post
Thanks everyone!! :-)

Iím going (a little late) to CES so no gambling involved.. (yeah right!)
Flight was booked on the same ticket so will be protected.. Just hope first class on the next flight isnít full if I miss it!
AA policy is to protect you even on separate tickets, as long as both tickets are on AA or oneworld and AA.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 8:24 am
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Originally Posted by AndyB View Post
Thanks everyone!! :-)

Iím going (a little late) to CES so no gambling involved.. (yeah right!)
Flight was booked on the same ticket so will be protected.. Just hope first class on the next flight isnít full if I miss it!
Its a 235 mile flight from LAX to LAS and flight time will be about 45 minutes. You'll get a bag of chips or cookies (or two, or five if you want) and a drink or two.

You'll probably have more available to eat at the Admiral's club.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by AndyB View Post
Hello!

My first AA J flight tomorrow, LHR to LAX, then Iím connecting to a flight to LAS but the connection time is only 1 hour and 50 minutes, assuming the flight lands on time..

Couple of questions please..
1/Will my luggage be checked through all the way Vegas or will I have to pick it up and then check in all over again in LA?
2/ If yes to checked through, the arrival gate is 41 and the departure gate is 42B, looking at the map itís 30 yards apart.. Iím guessing Iíll have to clear immigration first though? Is there a flight transfers immigration area and is it any faster?

How close am I cutting this? Yesterdayís flight landed almost 50 minutes late..

Thanks in advance!
Here are some very specific instructions:

1. Assuming you land at T4 Gate 41, you should be directed to the T4 CBP area. Walk down some hallways, down an escalator, just follow the crowd.

2. Get through the two steps of CBP: Immigration and Customs. I am assuming you are not a US Citizen and don't have Global Entry. If that is correct, then stand in the "Non US Citizen" line. This could take a while.

3. Once you collect your checked luggage, get in line for the Customs check. This is usually fairly rapid.

4. Past Customs, now that you are "officially landed" in the US, there is a baggage re-check area. Your checked luggage will already have LAS tags from London, so just hand over your checked luggage to the airline employees there. This should be a matter of seconds. I have, in the past, just shoved my tagged, wheeled luggage in their direction without even breaking stride.

5. Keep on going until you get into the Arrivals part of the airport, where you will see meeters-and-greeters.

6. Now, you have to go from landside to airside. You need to go upstairs from the Arrivals level to the Departures level, where you will go will through the usual TSA checkpoint just like all departing passengers. There is an elevator available, but I can't remember exactly where it is in relation to the CBP exit point. Ask an airport employee to point you in the right direction.

7. Once you are in the Departures level, take escalators up to the TSA checkpoint levels, go through the checkpoint, then proceed down the concourse to your departing gate.

Personally, I think you are cutting it close with 1 hour 50 minutes between flights, especially if you are not a US Citizen and don't have Global Entry. Flights start boarding about 20 minutes or so before flight time and they close the doors at T-10, or even earlier. However, you will be booked on a later flight if necessary.

I wouldn't worry much about getting First Class. It's a really short flight. You can put up with anything for a half hour or so.

If all else fails, you can rent a car and drive to Las Vegas. It's not that far. Besides, that means you will arrive in LV already in possession of a car and won't have to deal with that at the LV airport.

From where I live in north Los Angeles County, I NEVER fly to Las Vegas. I always drive my own car.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 10:03 am
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We arrive from NAN on an AA award ticket on in coach at 11:45 am then on to Omaha at 5 pm. No AC access so Priority Pass it is, I see a couple of options what would make the most logistical sense?
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Old Jan 7, 19, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by kmandrew View Post
We arrive from NAN on an AA award ticket on in coach at 11:45 am then on to Omaha at 5 pm. No AC access so Priority Pass it is, I see a couple of options what would make the most logistical sense?
At that time the Korean lounge is one Priority Pass option and PG Chang's (restaurant) is another. In fact you can do both.

The Alaska Board Room is also an option but it is a long walk from T4 and there are frequent reports of admission being declined due to the lounge being full.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by kmandrew View Post
We arrive from NAN on an AA award ticket on in coach at 11:45 am then on to Omaha at 5 pm. No AC access so Priority Pass it is, I see a couple of options what would make the most logistical sense?
KE lounge should be open so that's your best bet. It's never that busy so PP entry should be no problem.

AS lounge is likely to be closed to PP during peak times so it will be a real bummer to walk all the way to T6 to be denied entry.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 1:10 pm
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I’m always surprised when AA doesn’t pick up at least F pax and CKs to drive them separately instead of having to wait in that crowded bus.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 5:13 pm
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Originally Posted by QueenOfCoach View Post
Here are some very specific instructions:
Wow, thanks! It was a breeze, flight landed on time but by the time I got off the plane i only had 90 minutes, got given an orange envelope picked up my luggage 15 minutes later, dropped it off 2 minutes later, walked between terminals, sailed through security, was a bit late to board (certainly not last) as I hit the lounge to freshen up and get a drink, so had to check my wheeled carry on but it was fine..

I must say, the first flight was lovely, I fly a lot and this flight was much nicer than BA. Virgin and about on a par with Emirates I thought. Will fly AA J again soon I suspect
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Old Jan 21, 19, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
KE lounge should be open so that's your best bet. It's never that busy so PP entry should be no problem.

AS lounge is likely to be closed to PP during peak times so it will be a real bummer to walk all the way to T6 to be denied entry.
Once we land from NAN and go through passport control will we be able to get back to where the KE lounge is?
Our LAX-OMA is at 5pm on a Saturday, assuming we get in what would be good time to leave the lounge?
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Old Jan 21, 19, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by kmandrew View Post

Once we land from NAN and go through passport control will we be able to get back to where the KE lounge is?
Our LAX-OMA is at 5pm on a Saturday, assuming we get in what would be good time to leave the lounge?
Yes, you can, - go to baggage recheck and then turn sharp right and go through TSA checkpoint there and then up the elevator and you'll be halfway between TBIT and T4 - turn right for Korean lounge.
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