Flights operated by JAL depart from and arrive at Tom Bradley Internatinal Terminal.

Updated : 2022/11/16


Terminal map

Passengers transferring from Japan Airlines to non-oneworld member airlines

Boarding pass

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.
    (Southwest Airlines (WN) passengers cannot use the Baggage Drop Off counter.)
  • Passengers who do not have a boarding pass for their connecting flight can go to their airline desk in the departures lobby to check in.

Moving between terminals

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

  • It is easy to walk to terminals 3, 4, and 5.
  • To travel to terminals 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8, please use the LAX Shuttle A (Airline Connection) shuttle bus.
    It serves each terminal every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day.
    The bus stop is located outside the terminal. Look for the blue sign saying "LAX Shuttle".
Time required (approximate)
Tom Bradley International Terminal → Terminal 1 Bus Approximately 15 minutes
On foot Approximately 25 minutes
Tom Bradley International Terminal → Terminal 2 Bus Approximately 18 minutes
On foot Approximately 15 minutes
Tom Bradley International Terminal → Terminal 3 Bus Approximately 21 minutes
On foot Approximately 10 minutes
Tom Bradley International Terminal → Terminal 4 Bus Approximately 2 minutes
On foot Approximately 5 minutes
Tom Bradley International Terminal → Terminal 5 Bus Approximately 5 minutes
On foot Approximately 15 minutes
Tom Bradley International Terminal → Terminal 6 Bus Approximately 10 minutes
On foot Approximately 20 minutes
Tom Bradley International Terminal → Terminal 7/8 Bus Approximately 12 minutes
On foot Approximately 25 minutes


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 non-oneworld member airlines to Japan Airlines

  • Passengers traveling on a flight operated by American Airlines (codeshare flight with JAL) should proceed to American Airlines check-in counters in Terminal 4.


Passengers connecting to Japan Airlines flights should go to the Tom Bradley International Terminal (level 3), and check in at the Japan Airlines check-in at A counter.

  • 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.

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, but it is necessary to verify the baggage tag you were issued upon check-in.


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.

Minimum Connecting Time (Approximate)

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


  • 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.

Terminal guidance of airlines

Departure and arrival terminals may differ from airlines. Please check the terminal information of your airline.

=oneworld member airlines

Tom Bradley Internatinal Terminal
  • Japan Airlines (JL) 
  • Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) 
  • Iberia (IB) 
  • Qantas Airways (QF) 
  • British Airways (BA) 
  • LATAM Airlines (LA) 
  • Asiana Airlines (OZ) 
  • Alaska Airlines (AS)
  • Alitalia (AZ)
  • Ethiopian Airlines (ET)
  • El Al (LY)
  • Air France (AF)
  • Eva Airways (BR)
  • Singapore Airlines (SQ)
  • Spirit Airlines (NK)
  • Turkish Airlines (TK)
  • Transaero Airlines (UN)
  • Fiji Airways (FJ)
  • Philippine Airlines (PR)
  • LATAM Perú (LP)
  • All Nippon Airways (NH)
  • Korean Airlines (KE)
  • China Eastern Airlines (MU)
  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines (SU)
  • Air Tahiti Nui (TN)
  • Air Berlin (AB)
  • Etihad Airways (EY)
  • Emirates (EK)
  • Copa Airlines (CM)
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV)
  • Swiss International Air Lines (LX)
  • Thai Airways International (TG)
  • China Airlines (CI)
  • Air New Zealand (NZ)
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY)
  • Lufthansa (LH)
  • Virgin Australia International (VA)
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL)
  • China Southern Airlines
Terminal 1
  • Southwest Airlines (WN)
  • AirTran Airways (FL)
Terminal 2
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS)
  • Air Canada (AC)/Air Canada Jazz (QK)
  • Sun Country Airlines (SY)
  • Hawaiian Airlines (HA)
  • LACSA (LR)
  • Volaris (Y4)
  • Aeroméico (AM)
  • TUI Airlines Netherlands (OR)
  • WestJet Airlines (WS)
  • Dynamic Airways (D2)
  • TACA (TA)
  • Air China (CA)
Terminal 3
  • JetBlue (B6)
  • Spirit Airlines (NK)
  • Virgin America (VX)
  • BizAir (UE)
  • Frontier Airlines (F9)
  • Allegiant (G4)
  • Virgin Australia International (VA)
Terminal 4
  • American Airlines/American Eagle (AA) 
Terminal 5
  • American Airlines/American Eagle (AA) 
Terminal 6
  • Alaska Airlines (AS)
  • Great Lakes Airlines (ZK)
  • Copa Airlines (CM)
  • United Airlines (UA)
Terminal 7
  • United Airlines (UA)
  • United Express (UA)
Terminal 8
  • United Airlines (UA)
  • United Express (UA)

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