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Upon check-in in Calgary (YYC) you are required to clear US Customs / Immigration at the YYC pre-clearance point, so it should not be necessary to present at Customs / Immi upon arrival in LAX. You are arriving at Terminal 2 in LAX as a 'pre-cleared' passenger.
I am not sure whether WestJet provides an 'in transit' (ie: inside security over the tarmac, via small bus or not) to TBIT, but it would be worth asking. If not, you will exit Terminal 2 normally and be outside security.
It is about a 7-8 minute walk to TBIT and to access the QF Lounge would require you to have your boarding pass(es).
However, on your return to TBIT (whether it be for an outside terminal 'smoke break' or a half day out in greater Los Angeles), you'll need to re-clear security with your boarding pass. Personally, I'd allow a minimum of 20-25 minutes to clear at that time of the evening. The lines can get quite congested.
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If you’re able/willing to go through customs twice then yes you’ll be able to use the oneworld lounge as you please.
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Originally Posted by twkgill
To leave TBIT, you'd need to clear immigration (with the huge lines) back into USA again. I've never tried this but i doubt USA Immigration will let you do that.
For flights from Canada, US immigration is located on the Canadian side. Flights arrive to domestic terminals in the US.
For flights out of the US there is no Immigration control on departure.
Therefore you will easily be able to go from Terminal 2 to TBIT without leaving the secure zone after arrival to the US.
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