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LAX Terminal 6 to Terminal 2 Connections

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LAX Terminal 6 to Terminal 2 Connections

We have 2 hours 45 minutes at LAX (with no delays) and will arrive terminal 6 with a flight to New Zealand in Terminal 2. We need to be checked in at Air New Zealand 2 hours prior to our departure. Does this allow enough time to get from terminal 6 to terminal 2 and check in? Should we walk or take the shuttle?

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1. Re: LAX Terminal 6 to Terminal 2 Connections

Soo you have 45min. to get between terminals AND check bags with a new airline??

I would want more time if it was my trip!

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2. Re: LAX Terminal 6 to Terminal 2 Connections

Yes, 45 minutes is enough time to get from T6 to T2. Since you're arriving domestically, 2 hours and 45 minutes is enough. Will your bags checked through? Or do you need to collect your bags from T6 and re-check them in at T2?

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3. Re: LAX Terminal 6 to Terminal 2 Connections

If this is the evening flight typically T2 is not very busy for international flights and you should be okay.

Of course that assumes your incoming flight is on time!

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4. Re: LAX Terminal 6 to Terminal 2 Connections

I would walk it rather than shuttle.

In theory you have enough time but I'm with Riff, I would allow more time if possible particularly with an international connection.

The last time we took the same flight you are taking we just made it (running all the way) checking in with way, way less time than 2 hours because our domestic flight had broken down and we were delayed .

Edited: 06 December 2013, 19:33
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5. Re: LAX Terminal 6 to Terminal 2 Connections

Here's a map that you might find helpful: http://mapq.st/1cqVP6P

Point "A" (the green circle at the bottom of the map) is the area in front of terminal 6 which is the LIGHT gray 'finger' pointing down from point "A".

Point "B" (the red circle at the top of the map) is the area in front of terminal 2 which is the LIGHT gray 'finger' pointing up from 'point "B".

The black line is the path to follow between terminals. So, when you arrive at terminal 6 at the bottom of the map, you will exit the terminal just below point "A", turn right and walk along the sidewalk of the roadway -- in yellow -- and then make a left onto the first north/south roadway. Walk north along the sidewalk that parallels this road until you reach the northern east/west roadway (in yellow). Cross to the northern side of this roadway and then turn left and walk to "B" (terminal 2).

The mapping site estimates the walk at 9 minutes which sounds about right. There will be traffic signals at the north and south (yellow) roadways so you might have to wait 30 to 60 seconds until the 'walk' sign turns green at these locations. Taking the free airport shuttle bus would probably take a few minutes longer unless, of course, it pulls up just as you're exiting the terminal. You can keep an eye out for it as follows:

The bus is labeled "Airline Connections" on the front of the bus (and along the side near the door to the bus). It will have an "A" next to the name of the bus, thusly "A Airline Connections" which stands for "Route A". The shuttle pulls up on the 'traffic island' in the roadway directly in front of you as you exit the terminal. The island runs parallel to the roadway and there are colored overhead signs that mark the location of various shuttles. The "A Airline Connections" shuttle pulls up under the BLUE overhead sign that says: "LAX SHUTTLE AIRLINE CONNECTIONS".

The BLUE area is at the LEFT end of the 'traffic island' (remember, you are turning RIGHT when you exit the terminal so you'd have to look to your left to see if the "A" bus is approaching. If it is, you can step onto the traffic island, turn left and walk to the bus stop OR you could turn right and walk to the traffic island in front of the next terminal (terminal 7) and meet the bus in the BLUE area there. It might make sense to do the latter since all vehicular traffic moves from left to right in the airport so walking to the right (along with the traffic) gives you more time to meet the bus than walking to the left (since the bus might leave the bus stop while you're walking to it).

Here's a map that might be helpful. The BLUE areas are marked with BLUE circles in the roadway on the map: lawa.org/uploadedimages/…GT_mapF.gif

Note: on this map, the roadway is light blue instead of yellow as it is on the other map.

The terminals are narrow horizontal gray bars along the edge of the light blue road. Terminal 6 (which is marked "Terminal 6" -- you'll need to squint to see it) is the middle gray bar of the 5 that run along the bottom half of the map. You'll exit the terminal in the middle (between the ORANGE and PURPLE areas) so you could turn left and walk to the BLUE area there or turn RIGHT and walk to the BLUE area in front of terminal 7.

Good luck!

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