LAX transit question

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  1. jetpack

    jetpack Member

    Mar 21, 2014
    I'm considering booking a BA flight arriving in LAX at 7.15pm. I will then need to check in on a UA flight to SYD departing at 10.00pm. Is this a realistic plan or should I scrap this idea altogether? I'm limited by award availability that's why I'm even considering it.

  2. BAM1748

    BAM1748 Senior Member

    Jul 22, 2008
    Personally I wouldn't do it, all it takes is a missing passenger before you get on the BA flight and a dithering passenger getting off and you've missed you're connection.

  3. serfty


    Nov 16, 2004
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    No way - different airline alliance, three hours.

    A couple of days ago I came close to missing a 6 hour connection
    QF-AA at LAX.
  4. Sprucegoose

    Sprucegoose Senior Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    SE Aust
    Or a drunk plumber from BNE!!!
  5. maninblack

    maninblack Established Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    This topic is getting plenty of coverage in various threads. I would use 3 hours coming off international J onto domestic/Canada flights as a general rule of thumb at LAX. Onto international with far less change/alternative options on the day, 4 hours. Beyond that who can say what events might transpire to affect things. After all your outgoing flight is probably just as likely to be delayed as your incoming. You cannot account for every possibility, just use common sense. Never had a problem using 3 hours. YMMV!
  6. ozbeachbabe

    ozbeachbabe Senior Member

    Jan 10, 2009
    Are there any options via SFO that would give you several hours in between flights?

    If not, I'd seriously consider flying out of LHR the day prior then overnighting at LAX.

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