Layover time in Los Angeles

Old Nov 8th, 2017, 10:32 AM
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Layover time in Los Angeles

I am flying from Charlotte to Cabo with a layover in Los Angeles.
How much time should I realistically allow for the change of planes.
There is no change in terminals. Thank you.
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Old Nov 8th, 2017, 11:35 AM
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It depends entirely on how late your plane from Charlotte arrives. You do have to go through customs at some point.
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Old Nov 8th, 2017, 11:52 AM
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>>You do have to go through customs at some point.
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Old Nov 8th, 2017, 01:51 PM
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I am flying on one ticket on American Airlines. i have not as yet bought my ticket. I am trying to avoid a long layover in Los Angeles if I can help it.
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Old Nov 8th, 2017, 04:54 PM
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Suggest Minimum connecting time of 60 minutes. 90 minutes would be bettter.

Murphy’s Law of air travel always applies. It states the shorter your connecting time the greater the chance your in-Bound flight will be delayed, when your plane arrives the gate will be blocked and finally the arrival/departure gates will the furthest possible distance apart. Conversely, if you have a long connection time your inbound flight will arrive early, your connecting flight will leave from the next gate and your outbound flight will be late in boarding.
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Old Nov 8th, 2017, 07:03 PM
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>>There is no change in terminals.>your in-Bound flight will be delayed, when your plane arrives the gate will be blocked and
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Old Nov 9th, 2017, 07:15 AM
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Murphy's Law: With airlines, as elsewhere, remember that Murphy was an optimist.
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Old Nov 9th, 2017, 01:49 PM
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same terminal, I'd allow an hour. Two if you want to feel secure and you can, but I'm sure it depends on options.

Last year I made a zero connection time at LAX on Southwest, walked off one plane and right onto the other which was just about to close its doors. They were only a few gates apart. And amazingly, Southwest even got my luggage transferred, they probably only had about 15 minutes!

It might be more useful if you outlined your options, I imagine there is only 1-3 realistic choices.
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Old Nov 9th, 2017, 05:35 PM
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I allow one hour for going TO Mexico (because it's just gate to gate typically) and three hours coming back FROM Mexico (because you have to do Immigration & Customs at your first entry point).
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Old Nov 22nd, 2017, 03:36 PM
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If there is no change in terminals and you have both boarding passes then the only problem is how late will the first flight be getting to the gate (quite often they show as on time but it takes a while to get to a gate and disembark). And it is't unheard of for planes to go to a different gate or terminal than originally scheduled.

Personally I like at least 90 minutes unless you are on one ticket and there are a few more flights that day.
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Old Dec 14th, 2017, 03:11 PM
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I allow 90 minutes at LAX (two hours if I have to change terminals). While I dislike spending time in the airport, the time I am forced to spend will increase if I miss a connection.

Have a great time in Cabo!!
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