Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 27 Jun 2018
Total posts 3
I'm transiting from QF to AC in LAX this coming Sunday and looking for advice re the LAX transit from TBIT to Terminal 6.
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 767
Is this on one ticket? If so then Qantas will check your bags through and possibly even print a boarding pass (otherwise you'll get it in LAX most likely at AC check-in desks)
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 14 Jun 2017
Total posts 50
I do this all the time - I generally pick up my bags at LAX, then walk the 400m or so to T6 and get a breath of “fresh” air. Then I check in with AC as normal.
Member since 25 Jun 2012
Total posts 100
I would also make a call when you get there.
Sorry, I should have said yes it's on one ticket.
Member since 04 Apr 2014
Total posts 137
Yes, because the transfer desk at LAX is outside security. Its essentially on the street.
Member since 09 Jun 2011
Total posts 40
Anecdotally the security queues are shorter at TBIT than the terminals, at least in the mornings. If you have your boarding pass for AC in Sydney (QF issued me one for AC during IRROPS, so it's possible) then the choice is yours. Suggest that if it's hot or cold or wet or the transit time is < 2 hours that you use the TBIT security otherwise it doesn't really matter.
Member since 30 Jun 2015
Total posts 4
On arrival into LAX, and once you clear customs, you'll find the transfer belts are outside security - no way around this on your routing.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 30 Jul 2015
Total posts 10
I dont believe Qf are interline as VA are now codeshare partners with AC,you might need to check with AC?
Member since 27 May 2017
Total posts 13
You may need to still check your bags though they will probably be tagged all the way through check with AC and QF
Member since 20 Apr 2015
Total posts 8
I have a long transfer in LAX - arriving QF11 at 6.20am and departing next day at 6am on an AA domestic flight to JFK. I'm on one ticket SYD-JFK and my bags will be checked through, but I've been told I will have to collect them, carry them around with me for the day, then bring them back to the airport and check in the next morning, as the transfer desk will not accept transfer bags for the "wrong" date. Can anyone confirm if this is correct.
To tie this off - QF checked my bags all the way through from CBR to YUL, and printed my AC boarding pass in Canberra. All would have been good except QF11 was delayed into LAX, meaning I missed my onward connection to YUL. Fortunately, Qantas ground staff in LAX were able to book me on standby on the next AC flight, but it meant walking with my check-in luggage all the way to Terminal 6 along the concourse, to re-check at the AC desk (which then involved a further 45 wait as no-one was in a rush).
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