Arrival delays at LAX

Old Aug 11, 07, 6:09 pm
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Arrival delays at LAX

There seem to be long arrival delays at LAX. We are stuck on a plane here on the tarnac and being told we won't be allowed off for two hours (!) as there is a "shortage of customs officers". Apparently the earleir BA flight took as long to get released. Doesn't seem to be anything on the news - at least my wifi is working though
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Old Aug 11, 07, 6:14 pm
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Doesn't seem to be anything on the news - at least my wifi is working though

Looking forward to the Sunday papers.
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Old Aug 11, 07, 6:31 pm
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Been reported on LH forum also. Makes sense - LH uses the same terminal as BA at LAX.

Difference is the/a LH flight is being told immigration computers are down.
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Old Aug 11, 07, 6:40 pm
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The gates at LAX are sufficient to hold the passengers from a flight or two. If it's just a matter of the immigration computers being down, I don't see why they can't let you off the plane and put immigration officers in place to stop you from entering the baggage hall.
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Old Aug 11, 07, 7:27 pm
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I'm pretty sure TBIT has more than just 1 or 2 flights.
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Old Aug 11, 07, 7:51 pm
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we're still on the plane (2.45hrs so far) and there is an LH plane now pulled in next door. Apparently there were 7 planes waiting when we landed at 3pm. We are now also being told it is a computer issue.....
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Old Aug 11, 07, 8:51 pm
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Flew in On Friday and although there were no excessive delays (for LAX) the US Customs took longer than usual.

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Old Aug 11, 07, 11:05 pm
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It's a Saturday thing

I come into LAX fairly frequently (although I avoid it whenever I can...) and the delays are always terrible on a Saturday. I've been kept on the plane for a couple of hours when arriving on both LH and BA

The Virgin flights come into a different terminal and arrivals never seem to be as bad.

I hate LAX
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Old Aug 11, 07, 11:27 pm
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actually it was reported today that comms were down at lax and all planes were being diverted to ONT - probably why you were stuck. It's not just normal congestion at TBIT.

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