Hi sorry - yet another LAX transit question! I've just scored a truly cheap flight from Air Tahiti NZ-LAX return with a stop-over in PPT. It was so cheap it was worth grabbing. However we actually going to Philadelphia (or NYC if it's cheaper). So I now need to book this sector myself. Obviously this will be a separate ticket and the risk of a missed connection is with me.
Tahihi Nui recommend 3 hours for intl-domestic at LAX. My questions are:
* does it matter which airline I book with for the US internal legs - are there some terminals closer to international than others? Or do I just go for the cheapest option.
* I'll have travel insurance IF I book a connection at least 3 hours after our due arrival and something still goes wrong and we miss the connection - will they pay our actual and reasonable expenses and consequent re-booking of flights at higher prices? What sort of documentation should I attempt to get in that circumstances?