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Transfering process at LAX

Old 21st Oct 2007, 10:00
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Transfering process at LAX

It's been a while since going through LAX and I'm wondering how much time is required to go from terminal 4 to 2 ???
I re-call walking from Tom Bradley to an adjoining building. Is it that easy or does it require a shuttle bus ???
I'll have claimed baggage at T4 ( from Qantas) and hopefully have dropped them at a transit spot to connect on to Air Canada at T2.
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Old 21st Oct 2007, 13:07
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I went through last year and things have not changed. I transfered from Air NZ to Air Canada and the process took about 2 hours. Im glad our connecting flight did not leave for 12 hours.

I then tried SFO about a month later with the same airlines and we were through in about 1/2 hour.

I know it comes down to volume (the same time we landed there was a Virgin 747 and I think a Qantas 747) in LAX but if you can avoid it by going through SFO or even YVR I think all involved - including those working at LAX - would be most happy!

Just imagine when those 747's start becoming A380's.........
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Old 21st Oct 2007, 13:22
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T4 is usually pretty fast for processing customs and immigration, you can easily be off the plane and landside in 5 minutes if you have no checked luggage. Expect 30-45 minutes or so with bags depending on when your bags hit the belt.

Once you've got landside you can either take one of the circular shuttle buses around the loop to T2. Alternatively you can do what I do and just walk it. After a long flight it gets the blood pumping again and you get a nice view of all the activity on the ramp as you do the walk.

You'll have to cart your bags to T2 yourself though, I don't think you can drop them with AA/Qantas in T4.
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Old 19th Nov 2007, 04:26
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Grab Smarte Carte (free and usually plentiful at LAX) and start walking, out the door, turn left, past TBIT. Alternatively, minus luggage you can cut straight across through the parking lots. Wouldn't bother with the terminal buses, they can take forever to show up and they're slow.
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