Is anybody familiar w/ LAX (domestic to Intl)?

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  1. Kimberle

    Kimberle <font color=darkorchid>WL Vet<br><font color=blue>

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    In a few weeks, were flying Delta into LAX then transfering to Air France for our international flight. Do we have to exit and re-enter security? It would be so nice if we could stay in the secured area the whole time.

    TIA!
     
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  3. YellowMickeyPonchos

    YellowMickeyPonchos <font color=magenta>Remember when everyone had one

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    I'll get this, being one of the resident DL folks and also since I used to fly in and out of LAX weekly.

    In all honesty - you will have to leave security and re-enter. Let me explain why, because depends on the airlines you are flying and what terminal Air France is flying out of.

    Most airlines have specific assigned terminals and the terminal buildings make up a U shape. United has 6-8, Delta (and it's related) use 5, American has 4, Southwest and America West/US Air share 1, etc. There are 1 or 3 international carriers that go out of Terminals 2 and 3, but I'm not sure Air France is one of them. Most go out of the International Terminal and that is a separate building at the base of the U. You can easily walk from one terminal to the next via outside sidewalk, but they are not security connected like Chicago, Dulles, DFW, etc. There is no train, either.

    Worst case scenario, it might take you about 8 minutes to walk from Terminals 8 and 1 to the International Terminal.
     
  4. mikelan6

    mikelan6 World Traveler, Usually Optimistic

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    From my experience, Air France is currently departing from Terminal 2. Sorry for the inconvenience.
     
  5. Kimberle

    Kimberle <font color=darkorchid>WL Vet<br><font color=blue>

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    Thanks! Looking at the map, I was afraid we'd have to go through the long security line again. I was hoping there might be a "secret passageway". ;)
     
  6. Danibelle

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    Terminals 2 and 5 are across the u-shaped drive. You will be going through security. I don't know of any way around that. There are buses that travel around the terminals or some people take a cab. It isn't the easiest scenario in an already fairly "difficult" airport. I would allow plenty of time for your connection.
     
  7. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    Oh, there probably is, but it's not for ordinary folks like us!

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  8. lugnut33

    lugnut33 DIS Veteran

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    I have flown into and out of LAX internationally in the past and it stinks.
     
  9. mikelan6

    mikelan6 World Traveler, Usually Optimistic

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    There is actually a tunnel connecting Teminals 4 though 6, but they were shut down to the public after 9/11.
     

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