Departing LAX flying to MEL on VA24 next week.

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AV

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 16 Apr 2013

Total posts 48

Departing LAX flying to MEL on VA24 next week. The flight departs at 11:40pm. What is the latest time I should be at the airport? (bearing in mind I am Platinum and am in J class). Is it quick to clear customs in LAX e.g. is their a priority lane?

pab2025

Member since 25 Jun 2012

Total posts 99

You only need to factor in clearing security and checking in, as leaving the USA you do not pass through any sort of passport control, only entering the USA.

You could really just turn up in time for your bags to be checked in, you don't really need to be there 2 hours early - that is of course unless there is no priority lane for VA at LAX (which I am not sure of sorry)

jaredw

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 13 Jan 2014

Total posts 57

There is one. It is not well policed and is usually just as long as the other lines. Although usually through in < 30 mins. 

Merc25

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2013

Total posts 317

It is still best to get their 2 hrs befor so you can rest in the lounge have a drink and relax prior to your flight .enjoy your trip !!

GM

Air NZ Airpoints

Member since 12 Mar 2014

Total posts 12

Agree with Merc25, get there early and relax in the lounge!

This is US security we're talking about, remember - the rules or enforcement could change at any moment and leave you stuck stressing in a huge queue. Early is good.

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