Hi there, apologies first as I know variations of this question get asked all the time but I'm getting a little confused! My husband and I and 3 kids (ages 5,9 and 11) will be flying into LA from Honolulu on Sat 3rd Jan, landing at 5.30am and flying with "British Airways operated by American Airlines" it says on the E-ticket.
The onward flight home is to London at 17.00 on 3rd Jan with British Airways.
I have read lots about how long it takes to get through customs and security again before our onward flight and am really conscious of time but am wondering a) whether Hawaii counts as arriving on a domestic flight or international? And b) if anyone knows whether, as both flights are British Airways, (bought together as part of a Round the World ticket) we will have to collect luggage in between flights or not? As one says 'operated by American Airlines', I'm assuming we will?
The kids are desperate to see the Hollywood sign, I know it's a bit clichéd, but it's the first thing they asked when we said we had to stop in LA for a while. Obviously we don't want to take risks time wise but this is our homeward trip at the end of 6 weeks travelling the South Pacific and Asia, so we want to get as much out of everywhere as poss and 12 hours is a huge amount of time to spend indoors at an airport with 2 long flights either side of it with 3 kids, they will need to run out for a bit!
Thanks for any thoughts, Sam