LAX immigration waiting time arrive Qf107 Tuesday in May.

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  1. NinnyPoo

    NinnyPoo Intern

    Feb 21, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Hi, traveling to LAX on QF107 on a Tuesday in May.

    What at can I expect for immigration waiting times? I will be traveling PE.


  2. harvyk

    harvyk Senior Member

    Apr 15, 2009
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    Hard to say, but I'd expect TBIT to be busy. That way if it's not then it's a win, if it is, well you expected it to be so...
  3. MH_fan

    MH_fan Established Member

    Apr 30, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    I will be going to JFK on QF107. I have to clear immigration at LAX, right?
  4. legroom

    legroom Established Member

    Nov 2, 2012
    You should allow 3 hrs to avoid any possible disappointment.

    With luck, it could be shorter but don't bet on it.


    Yes, you need to clear Customs & Immigration at LAX.
  5. MH_fan

    MH_fan Established Member

    Apr 30, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Do QF allow enough time for immigration clearance or is it usually a bit of a rush?
  6. look at your ticket for the gap between arrival and boarding the connecting flight. It can be a madhouse in there (1-3 hours!) especially if a few planes of non english speakers land at the same time.
  7. defurax

    defurax Established Member

    Jun 27, 2012
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    All the information is available here: Airport Wait Times
    You can create a report for TBIT at LAX and see the breakdown by time of day.
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  8. Kefci2000

    Kefci2000 Established Member

    Apr 3, 2010
    Melbourne and Sydney
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    Assuming you are staying on QF107 you will have no dramas as they whole plane has to do the same thing
  9. maninblack

    maninblack Established Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    That's as excellent link!
  10. Sdtravel

    Sdtravel Established Member

    Dec 8, 2013
    You should get orange transfer cards if going to JFK. There is a thread somewhere in here about transferring on qf107
    have a read of that.
    Im going in end of may on qf107 also in Y+ but leaving on Saturday.

    Fingers crossed for new QF TBIT lounge to be ready. the mid year setback was to open in may/June. Here is hoping its May and not June. Does anyone mind checking how the new lounge in tbit is coming along and maybe guess when when it will be ready. Might start a new thread closer to the time.
  11. NinnyPoo

    NinnyPoo Intern

    Feb 21, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Great website. Thanks for that.
  12. ABC1

    ABC1 Member

    Apr 2, 2013
    The wife and number two (16 years old) went to LA last week for 5 days.. Arrived at LAX on QF15 (J) on Good Friday morning at 6:30 and were in at their room at Sheraton Gateway LAX at 7:30AM. They even commented that the US Immigration guy was nice. The only other flight there was the Virgin one from BNE. It's a fluke I'm sure. It can be a shocker when you arrive at the same time as the El Al flight or something from Asia.. But they know you are coming for the 107 to JFK. So I wouldn't worry too much. Just don't forget your bags..

    Incidentally they came home on the QF16 yesterday which on May the 1st transfers to TBIT. For the first time they used one of those remote stands at the West Gates.. That Terminal 4 is a dump.
  13. PLANT

    PLANT Established Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    So if I put in 15/4/14 and then create a report.....if my plane gets in at 0800-0900 then the wait time max HAS BEEN been 30 minutes?
    Seems about right to me for the past 3 flights I have got in at that time.....hope it continues!
  14. Clint Eastwood should advertise LAX: "Are you feeling lucky, punk" :)
  15. Mgjdubs

    Mgjdubs Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    I took QF107 in January. Might be a time of year thing, but I was kerbside (bags and all) within 20 minutes of exiting the aircraft.
  16. harvyk

    harvyk Senior Member

    Apr 15, 2009
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    Well that's pretty cool, so based on historical averages, we're looking at between 30 to 60 minutes on the day we arrive... Kinda what I was expecting... :)
  17. Simo

    Simo Established Member

    May 22, 2011
    Sunny Coast
    Hope it is not a long wait but don't stress as you are on another QF flight.

    There will be other people in the same position as you anyway.
  18. Tonkatough

    Tonkatough Intern

    Apr 29, 2012
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    In June 2013, surprisingly, LAX customs and immigration were a breeze. Very short queues. The only downside was the need to wait on the inbound flight for 25 minutes until the 6.30am US Border Control opening time - not allowed to open the plane doors until this time....

    2 hours and 10 minutes between flights does not seem much / enough time but as per Simo there will be others like you and the plane will wait.
  19. ozbeachbabe

    ozbeachbabe Senior Member

    Jan 10, 2009
    So they would've got on one of these babies to get there.

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  20. kpc

    kpc Senior Member

    Mar 11, 2003
    On April 29th, travelling on QF107 in J, and arriving at 630am, it took 30 minutes to clear C & I at Lax and reach kerbside....would have been quicker if the officer didn't insist on my +! and I approaching his booth separately:shock::confused:

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