How smooth is a transfer through LAX?
For some reason a lot of flights that come up in a search get routed through LAX instead Vancouver.
I try transferring anywhere in the US now because I have had a number of unpleasant surprises.
Used to be that on just stayed in the transit lounge when transferring flights in the US - no additional security check and no additional US customs, but that seems to have changed.
Last flights I took where I just transferred in the US I ended up having to go through security and sometimes even customs even though I was just heading from Canada to Europe.
So...does anyone have recent experience transferring flights at LAX, is it just the standard transit lounge arrangement or is security and possibly US customs involved as well?
PS: Just about a month ago I transferred through Paris and going it as the same routine there - security check and passport control - almost missed my connecting flight because security in Paris was a mess.
Flying back, also transferring in Paris, also sent us through passport control but we at least bypassed security.