Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 16 Apr 2014
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Member since 08 Aug 2017
Total posts 46
If you are able to manage with carry on only you’ll be able to stay airside and use the connector from T4 to Tom Bradley International Terminal. If you checkin on qantas online before you leave Mexico the qantas gate agents can print your boarding pass at the departure gate (go there as soon as you arrive in TBIT).
If you have to collect checked bags, you’ll have to walk outside from T4 to TBIT and re check-in at Qantas in TBIT then go upstairs and through TBIT security.
How much time do you have?
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 489
If you can't through check your bags from Mexico then you will have to pick them up and then recheck after a short walk on the street.. The interconnector (airside) is a bit of a maze and poorly signed so be patient walking through it if you are able to use it..
Member since 25 Jun 2012
Total posts 99
I believe you will have to clear customs and immigration - whether or not you have carry on or checked bags. As far as I know, anytime you go through the US you have to do this.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 01 Mar 2012
Total posts 190
With United to NZ I pick them up and then dump them as they are checked through. Ordinarily I'd expect AA - QF to do that. But isn't there a quirk in the OW set up that doesn't allow you to do that?
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 287
To make sure you're getting the right info...You have a MEX-LAX on AA, and a LAX-AU on QF. Both on different bookings?Everyone flying into the US, even those connecting, go through CBP. There are very limited exceptions, but they don't apply here.AA has gates in T5, T4 and TBIT. Their flights could use any one of them. My understanding is the T4 FIS was closed some years ago and arriving international flights at T4 feed pax into a tunnel that leads to the TBIT FIS.What you need to do depends a lot on which terminal you end up in after clearing CBP following the flight from Mexico.
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