Connecting From Terminal 5 To TBIT LAX- Is Two Hours Enough?

By Patricka340 | Mar 20, 2017, 10:45 AM

Hi all,


At the end of the year my parents will be flying SFO-LAX-MEL on a QF issued ticket. The SFO-LAX flight they are on gets them into terminal 5 at LAX at 2140, and they are connecting onto QF96 which leaves from the Tom Bradley terminal at 2335. Is two hours enough for this connection? I assume that their bags will be tagged all the way to MEL and they will get both boarding passes in SFO, so they shouldn't have to clear security again. Is two hours enough for them to use the connecting tunnels to get from terminal five to TBIT?


Thanks :)


No member give thanks

By Hayden | Mar 20, 2017, 11:00 AM

what airline are your parents flying on the sfo-lax leg?

No member give thanks

By Patricka340 | Mar 20, 2017, 11:24 AM

what airline are your parents flying on the sfo-lax leg?

[/QUOTE]

Last edited by Patricka340 at Mar 20, 2017, 11.25 AM.
No member give thanks

By markpk | Mar 20, 2017, 11:25 AM

If its one QF issued ticket then bags will be tagged all the way to MEL. 


The walk isn't bad - maybe 15-20mins if they are slow walkers. From memory the free bus shuttle runs counter clockwise so it would potentially be longer on the bus than the walk. 

2hrs is usually plenty - if they have access to the Qantas first lounge I'd recommend a longer layover! 
No member give thanks

By Patricka340 | Mar 20, 2017, 11:57 AM

If its one QF issued ticket then bags will be tagged all the way to MEL. 


The walk isn't bad - maybe 15-20mins if they are slow walkers. From memory the free bus shuttle runs counter clockwise so it would potentially be longer on the bus than the walk. 

2hrs is usually plenty - if they have access to the Qantas first lounge I'd recommend a longer layover! 

Thanks- I won't bother changing the flight for them now :)
No member give thanks

By markpk | Mar 20, 2017, 12:54 PM

Maybe remind them to keep warm clothes with them as LAX around Nov-Feb can be pretty cold at night +- 10C and a cold breeze

No member give thanks

By Hayden | Mar 20, 2017, 01:49 PM

ok you might want to check what terminal they are flying into as AA doesnt fly into terminal 5, but terminal 4.
if it is terminal 4 then it could also be the remote terminal for american eagle flights, which could be cutting it a bit fine

No member give thanks

By Patricka340 | Mar 20, 2017, 04:16 PM

ok you might want to check what terminal they are flying into as AA doesnt fly into terminal 5, but terminal 4.
if it is terminal 4 then it could also be the remote terminal for american eagle flights, which could be cutting it a bit fine


AA does fly to terminal 5, they are moving their flights from terminal 6 to terminal 5 and are already in the process of doing so. The majority of the LAX-SFO-LAX flights are already operating from terminal 5.

There was an article on here a few days ago which detailed the new AA Admirals lounge which will open soon in Terminal 5.?


No member give thanks

By Himeno | Mar 21, 2017, 01:17 PM

ok you might want to check what terminal they are flying into as AA doesnt fly into terminal 5, but terminal 4.
if it is terminal 4 then it could also be the remote terminal for american eagle flights, which could be cutting it a bit fine

They do now.
US moved across into T6 shortly before the merger with AA completed, thus AA had flights in T6, T4 and 4 gates in TBIT. "Eagle's Nest" was then changed to be considered part of T6.
As of late Jan, with DL moving out of T5, AA has moved its T6 flights into T5 (so the remote eagle terminal is now part of T5).

They should get boarding passes in SFO and bags will be checked through as it's all one ticket.
TBIT and T4 through T8 are all connected airside.
If SFO-LAX is a mainline flight, they'll need to use the T5-T4 tunnel, then the T4-TBIT connector.
If they are on an eagle flight, they'll arrival at the remote terminal and will need to get a bus. Most buses will go to T5, fewer buses will go to T4. Waiting for a T4 bus would save them some walking.
No member give thanks

×
×

Forgot Password

If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.

×