LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTFlights operated by JAL depart from and arrive at Tom Bradley Internatinal Terminal.

Updated : 2017/2/13

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About transfers to non- oneworld airlines.

Transfers

Terminal map

Terminals 1, 2, and 3 are to the left of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, and American Eagle are to the right of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. You can transfer between terminals using the shuttle bus. There is an American Airlines transfer bus linking Terminal 4 and American Eagle.

Terminal guidance of oneworld member airlines

=oneworld member airlines

Tom bradley international terminal
  • Japan Airlines (JL)
  • Cathay Pacific Airways (CX)
  • Qantas Airways (QF)
  • Iberia (IB)
  • British Airways (BA)
  • LATAM Airlines (LA)
Terminal 4
  • American Airlines, American Eagle (AA)
Terminal 5
  • American Airlines, American Eagle (AA)
  • note

    • American airlines operates from multiple terminals, your departure terminal could change on the day of travel.

Except for the above airlines, please check below.

Terminal guidance of airlines

Passengers transferring to oneworld member airlines

The following oneworld member airlines are found at LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:

  • American Airlines / American Eagle (AA)
  • British Airways (BA)
  • Cathay Pacific (CX)
  • Iberia (IB)
  • LATAM Airlines (LA)
  • Qantas Airways (QF)

About transfers to non- oneworld airlines.

Boarding pass

  • Japan Airlines (JL) passengers connecting onto oneworld member airline flights should receive a boarding pass for the oneworld member airline flight upon departure from Japan.
  • If you do not have your connecting boarding pass, please proceed to the departure terminal for your connecting flight and carry out the check-in procedure at the connecting airline's transfer counter.

Checked baggage (Re-check)

Regardless of whether your final destination is within the US or abroad, all passengers must go through a customs inspection when entering the United States.
Even if "final destination" is stamped on the baggage tag you were given when you checked your baggage at your departure point, you are still required to collect your baggage here and proceed through Customs.
The baggage collected for the customs inspection can be deposited again at Baggage Drop Off.

  • After completing the customs inspection, please proceed to the Baggage Drop Off counter on the far right-hand side.
  • Please show your airline ticket or boarding pass and re-check your baggage.

Moving between terminals

Japan Airlines (JL) flights arrive at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. (The terminal between Terminal 3 and Terminal 4.)

Transferring to Terminal 4 and 5, American Airlines / American Eagle (AA)

It is recommended that you use the walkway to the American Airlines Terminal 4 and 5.
For connecting passengers, we recommend you to go through security inspection located at far right-hand side of Tom Bradley international terminal before proceeding to American Airlines Terminal 4 and 5.

At the 1st floor baggage claim area, there are stairs and escalators from the 3rd floor, currency exchange offices, and toilets (wheelchair accessible), and Once you pass through customs, there are toilets (wheelchair accessible), currency exchange offices, elevators, and exits to outside, where you will find buses and taxis, hotel bus stops, and rental car counters.

oneworld member airline terminals

Airlines Terminal
American Airlines / American Eagle (AA) (including Japan Airlines (JL) codeshare flights operated by American Airlines and American Eagle) Terminal 4 and 5. Time required: Approx. 5-10 minutes
Cathay Pacific (CX), British Airways (BA), LATAM Airlines (LA), Qantas Airways (QF), Iberia (IB) Tom Bradley International Terminal (the same terminal as JL)

Lounge

At Los Angeles International Airport, you will find the following lounges.

American Airlines (AA)

Lounge Terminal
Flagship Lounge Terminal 4, opposite gate 40.
(Restricted to American Airlines international route First Class passengers and oneworld Emerald members.)
Admirals Club Terminal 4, opposite gate 40.

oneworld Lounge

Lounge Terminal
oneworld Lounge Tom Bradley International Terminal, level 5

Qantas First Lounge

Lounge Terminal
Qantas First Lounge Tom Bradley International Terminal, level 5
  • *In order to use a oneworld member airline lounge, you need to show a oneworld membership card with "elite status".
    (If you are unable to present the card, you will not be admitted to the lounge.)
  • Please see Terminal map to find the location of the lounges above.
  • Please see Using airport lounges for more information on the rules (eligibility) for using the lounges above.

Miscellaneous

There are guides on hand to assist people at the checked baggage handover area in Customs, so please do not hesitate to ask one of them if anything is unclear.
Passengers who would like a copy of the "JAL LAX Transfers Guide" will be handed one at Customs.

Passengers transferring from oneworld member airlines to Japan Airlines

Boarding pass

Passengers transferring from oneworld member airlines (mainly American Airlines / American Eagle (AA) and LATAM Airlines (LA) at Los Angeles International Airport) to Japan Airlines should receive a boarding pass for their Japan Airlines flight at the departure airport. (*)

  • IMPORTANT

    Even if you have a boarding pass for your Japan Airlines flight, you need to present your passport information to the Immigration Bureau in advance of your flight, so please approach the counter or a boarding gate official.

  • *Passengers connecting between JAL ⇔ oneworld flights (including oneworld and JAL codeshare flights), will be issued a boarding pass for their connecting flight on departure.
    However, system issues can sometimes mean that the connecting boarding pass cannot be issued.
    In this event, you will need to carry out check-in procedures again at the connecting airport.

Checked baggage

If you are connecting from an airport within the United States or Canada and you checked your baggage through to your final destination at your departure point, you do not need to collect your baggage at Los Angeles International Airport.

Lounge

Qantas First Lounge

This lounge is for First Class passengers and members of JMB Diamond and JGC Premier.

oneworld Lounge

This lounge is for Business Class passengers and members of JMB Sapphire and JAL Global Club.

Los Angeles International Lounge

This lounge is for Premium Economy Class passengers and Economy Class Normal Fare (class Y) passengers.

  • For more information about the lounge, please see Lounge service.
  • Please see Using the lounge for rules (eligibility) on using the Japan Airlines Lounge.

Passport check

Even if you have a boarding pass for your Japan Airlines flight, you need to present your passport information to the Immigration Bureau in advance of your flight, so please approach the counter or a boarding gate official.

Minimum Connecting Time (Approximate)

JAL → other international airlines 120 minutes
JAL → other domestic airlines
Other international airlines → JAL
Other domestic airlines → JAL 90 minutes
  • IMPORTANT

    • Please be aware that transfer times can sometimes be longer.
    • Depending on the connecting airline, connecting times may be longer than those listed above.
    • For more information, please contact the Japan Airlines Reservations Center.

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