Global entry - is 1 hr 15 min. enough time to clear customs at LAX?

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  1. Leslie

    Leslie Active Member

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    Contemplating flights with a connection through LAX - United from Tokyo and then onwards.

    We have Global Entry:

    is 1 hr 15 min. enough time to clear immigration and customs at LAX?

    Arrival at 11:30 AM, connecting flight is at 12:45 PM to ABQ - Operated by SKYWEST DBA UNITED EXPRESS. Aircraft: Canadair Regional Jet 200

    thanks.
     
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    iolaire Gold Member

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    I've only used Global entry once at IAD, what I learned is its worthless if you check bags, because you still need to wait for your bags. Based on that I would think 1:15 is fine as long as you are only doing carry-ons. If you have checked luggage and non priority bags it will be aproblem.
     
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  3. Leslie

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    Thanks; specifically wondering about LAX; will have priority bags.
     
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    marcwint55 Gold Member

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    You should be fine unless something drastic happens again at the airport
     
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    I have done a connection faster than that with GE from SYD. Had bags and were priority tagged. Was fine. Would never try it without GE. Only glitch will be if GE is down for some reason.
     
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    misman Gold Member

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    You may also want to take into account if you have to re-clear security. Last time I did a YYZ-LAX-ABQ transfer (coming in on AC, but still relevant,) getting through security took quite a while.
     
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    Yes, agreed, though I had to and it was only 20 minutes or so, was in the priority line (I think i was in first).
     
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    Went thru LAX from NRT on a Sat. a few weeks ago it took less than 10 minutes to clear customs. That included the 3-5 minute walk to get there. They had if I remember correctly 5 GE kiosks set up on the right as soon as you enter customs. I had no luggage just 1 carry on. Came in at around 9:00am on DL.
     
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    OP will have to clear security as well as immigration & customs.
     
  10. Leslie

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    Thanks all - sounds like the connection will be OK barring unforeseen issues. I know we have to go through security too, but assume there is a TSA Pre-Check line to make it faster.
     

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