BA to LAX B terminal hop to T1

Old Oct 16, 21, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by dolfinco View Post
Im fine flying economy on that flight so sounds like that might be the best plan. Will call them tomorrow and give it a go.

Thanks for all the advice and help all.
Oh wait, i think i misread your comment. Flying direct isnt an option as there is no reward flights for the 2-4-1 to Vegas for Business which we need as the other party dont have a GUF and we are all flying together. Strictly speaking i think we could have done 2-4-1 PEC and GUF to Vegas but it would have meant splitting up from our sister and partner.
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Old Oct 16, 21, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by dolfinco View Post
Thanks all. To answer the many questions, yeah we were looking at Southwest but it was less about the free baggage and more about a) getting to Vegas a little earlier and b) the other fares were upwards of $70 per person dearer, before we add on the baggage.

We are on a 2 week holiday so checked baggage a must and none of us have Global Entry.

I am Gold on BA so have status on Oneworld. The American airlines flight is 2145 but $70 a head more expensive. Im guessing the advice on here would be to go for that one.

PS - i tried to find Avios from LAX to LAS and vice versa and AA dont seem to be quoting at all. It was Alaskan airlines (i think) Is it because of no availability or have they withdrawn it?
If the four of you book AA on one record with your BAEC number included, all four of you should be able to select Main Cabin Extra (extra legroom) seats at time of booking at no extra charge.

For the return from LAS to LAX, have you considered a one-way car rental? It's about a five-hour drive, and might -- or might not -- be cheaper than four Economy Class airfares.
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Old Oct 17, 21, 1:30 am
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If the four of you book AA on one record with your BAEC number included, all four of you should be able to select Main Cabin Extra (extra legroom) seats at time of booking at no extra charge.

For the return from LAS to LAX, have you considered a one-way car rental? It's about a five-hour drive, and might -- or might not -- be cheaper than four Economy Class airfares.
Do i book this on the UK version of American or US version. For some reason the UK version isnt picking up my login anymore and BA is not quoting on their system either for AA flights which is where i have bought them in the past.

Re the return flight, i dont need that as we are flying back earlier to pick up a cruise and thats already sorted. Thanks.
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Old Oct 17, 21, 6:43 am
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Do i book this on the UK version of American or US version. For some reason the UK version isnt picking up my login anymore and BA is not quoting on their system either for AA flights which is where i have bought them in the past.

Re the return flight, i dont need that as we are flying back earlier to pick up a cruise and thats already sorted. Thanks.
I don't think it matters which AA website you book on. And you do not have to log in to book. Even when booking as a "guest," you can select BA as your loyalty program, and enter your BAEC number to get your oneworld Emerald benefits.
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Old Oct 17, 21, 11:20 pm
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LAX and BUR are my local home airports whilst in the US. I can tell you with a good amount of certainty that this will be a futile effort, and I would counsel against it. Several reasons: You may touch down on time, but taxi times to the gate are notoriously long and can add a good amount. Not sure what cabin you are traveling, but you may lose even more time deplaning if not in F or CW. Then, you need to clear customs and immigration at Bradley. You need to also claim all your luggage at Bradley. (2 weeks ago just coming from Miami back to LAX, it took 45 minutes to get bags!!!). Then you actually need to get to T1, which is a fair distance from Bradley, approx. 15 minutes walk brisk pace with luggage. There is a ton of terminal construction, so not that easy to maneuver the sidewalks right now, etc. Then you need to check in with SWA and beat the luggage deadline. Now....even if you do all this is in an hour - the biggest question mark will be TSA. You will need to clear security again and those lines have been absolutely unpredictable!

Here are my suggestions: If you really want to fly to LAS still that night, book interline BA/AA, which goes out of T4. That is right next to Bradley and has a little tunnel/hallway connection. Your luggage still has to be reclaimed in LAX and then redeposited for transit.

If you don't care too much about flying to LAS - head to the rental car center and get your family and all your luggage into a nice car and drive out into the desert. It should take you about 5 hours and you can stop and have coffee if needed or take turns driving and not stress about timing or your luggage not making it.

Lastly, if you are open to just spending the night, get a hotel at LAX or at BUR and fly out next morning.

Hope this helps. Wishing you an enjoyable holiday!
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