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Traffic Hell A

How long would you expect it to take me to get to LAX from Pasadena this Tuesday (New Year's Eve) for a noon flight? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Dec 28, 2013 - 5 answers

 

Trips tips for weekend visit to LA and Huntington Beach

I'm flying down to SoCal on Saturday morning and flying back back Sunday evening after spending Saturday evening visiting with some friends in HB. I'll be flying into LAX, picking up a rental, then head south to Huntington Beach. On Sunday, I'll head north to catch the plane flight back. How can I make this easy to do, where can I stay, and what beaches might I visit along the way with the short time I have planned? [more inside]
posted by diode on Nov 21, 2013 - 5 answers

Is getting a cab from LAX to Anaheim going to be a hassle?

I'm landing at LAX tomorrow (Monday) at around 4 p.m. I'm heading to a hotel very close to Disneyland in Anaheim. My plan (to save time and discomfort) is to take a cab, but I sort of realized today that Anaheim is way the hell on the other side of town from the airport. Given that the cab ride is likely to cost $100 or so, am I going to have any trouble finding a cabbie to take me all the way to Anaheim? What about the return trip, when I leave my hotel around lunchtime on Thursday? Bonus question: Will I be able to pay with a credit card? (In case you're curious, I get reimbursed for the cab ride, so comfort and speed of service is more important to me than saving some $$$ getting crammed into a shuttle bus.)
posted by Mothlight on Jul 21, 2013 - 15 answers

Transfer time in LAX: Flying from Canada to Japan

We are flying from Toronto to LAX (on Air Canada) and then LAX to Tokyo (on United), with a layover in LAX of 95 minutes. Based on my research, I assume we will be passing from Terminal 2 to 7. We're both Canadian citizens, if that matters. I haven't seen anything definitive on this particular transfer, but based on other AskMefi LAX answers it seems a little unlikely this will work... Is that enough time?
posted by ordinary_magnet on Jul 3, 2013 - 15 answers

When should I fly into LAX?

LAX is the closest airport to where I am staying (near USC). Planning on flying in on a Saturday (Mother's Day weekend) and leaving Tuesday. What time should I time my flight to arrive so as to not be in traffic for hours? [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Apr 9, 2013 - 12 answers

what are these unbuilt areas around LAX?

I was flying into LAX and I noticed there are a few areas around LAX which seem to have been planned to be city blocks, but then were not built on (or the buildings were torn down). Does anyone here know the story? Here are some locations in Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/di2GP http://goo.gl/maps/6zMfc
posted by yticmic on Mar 18, 2013 - 10 answers

From LAX to Coachella (And Back!)

How do I get from LAX to the Coachella valley (more specifically, the Shadow Hills RV Resort) without a rental car and without shelling out hundreds? [more inside]
posted by Askiba on Mar 5, 2013 - 16 answers

Airports -- Los Angeles (LAX) versus Santa Ana (SNA)

I will be travelling for business in May, and I am being given a choice of flying into LAX or SNA. While Santa Ana is closer to the venue, LAX is giving me a better choice of flight schedules. I will be picked up and dropped off at the airport, so I don't have to worry about transportation. Is there a reason I should avoid one or the other? I recall flying through LAX on my way to China, but I don't think I've ever flown into either of these airports. Any horror stories out there that can help color my decision?
posted by blurker on Feb 21, 2013 - 27 answers

Should I stay in LAX for a 14 hour layover?

I have a 14 hour layover starting 10PM tomorrow night at LAX before I leave on a 12:30PM plane to China the following day. I need help deciding between staying at LAX or leaving to go to a 24/7 cafe...can anyone comment on the free wifi at LAX? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Jan 24, 2013 - 34 answers

Killing time at LAX

I am going to be at LAX for 7-8 hours on Wednesday, November 14, from about 2-10pm, before I fly overnight from California to Virginia. I have never been to Los Angeles. Is there anything you would recommend me doing during that time? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Nov 4, 2012 - 13 answers

Why were airplanes flying the wrong way over LA today?

Why were airplanes flying the wrong way over LA today? [more inside]
posted by univac on Oct 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Where to Park near LAX?

Best, cheapest, safest-for-my-car LAX parking? [more inside]
posted by calgirl on Oct 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Best shuttle viewing spot in LA?

Where should I try to see the shuttle fly over Los Angeles on Friday morning? [more inside]
posted by Joh on Sep 18, 2012 - 8 answers

L.A. Mefites, I have a only couple of hours in your city. What should I do?

L.A. Mefites, I have only a couple of hours in your city. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by justgary on Apr 2, 2012 - 14 answers

LAX to Pasadena towncar or taxi that provides a child car seat?

Looking for LAX<>Pasadena town car service that provides child car seats. [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Sep 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Help needed for my last minute Cali trip

Going from SF to Pasadena via public transport -- is this possible? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Jun 29, 2011 - 21 answers

Best route to avoid traffic around LAX

How do I avoid traffic around LAX while driving to Las Vegas on a Saturday evening? [more inside]
posted by hoca efendi on Apr 8, 2011 - 13 answers

What to do in LA for a long layover at LAX?

What to do in LA for a long layover at LAX? [more inside]
posted by alexandermatheson on Jan 19, 2011 - 27 answers

Changing airlines at JFK

I'm a bit of a travel noob, so be gentle :) Flying in February on JetBlue from Syracuse to JFK, then taking a Virgin Atlantic flight to LAX for five days. My problem is that I should arrive at JFK around 7:45am, and my Virgin Atlantic flight is scheduled to leave at 9:05am. How screwed am I if I decide to go with one piece of baggage along with my carryon and laptop bag and hope not to miss the flight. Should I just pack well and go with the carryon?
posted by Kevmath on Jan 4, 2011 - 27 answers

Last minute tacos

Los Angeles filter: Good, cheap Mexican food near LAX? [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on Oct 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Going from LA to LA of Anaheim.

I'm seeking travel options to go from LAX to Anaheim next week. I'll be bringing one backpack, and am also wondering if the Angel Stadium Amtrak/Metrolink station has 24-hour lockers, and how strict the stadium is about allowing bags... [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Sep 25, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I affordably get from LAX to Santa Barbara?

How do I get from LAX to Santa Barbara on Sunday? [more inside]
posted by perpetualstroll on Jun 25, 2010 - 11 answers

I Want to Make It Harder to Steal My Money, Thanks

What can I do about the dubious security questions of Everbank's online banking service? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jun 8, 2010 - 15 answers

Booking a domestic flight on the heels of an international one...

How long should I allow to collect baggage, clear customs, find the correct terminal, etc on (international to domestic) flights into and out of LAX? [more inside]
posted by dawson on May 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Need to get to LA on time

FogFilter. Flying SFO to LAX on Monday morning (April 5) on United -- if I really need to get to LAX on time should I buy another ticket on Southwest out of OAK? [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter on Mar 30, 2010 - 11 answers

From LAX to IND with no stops - that's possible right?

Does any airline fly direct from anywhere in the Los Angeles area to Indianapolis? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Nov 3, 2009 - 20 answers

Car service from LAX to Bakersfield?

Car service from LAX to Bakersfield CA? [more inside]
posted by jseven on May 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Who were these jazz musicians - if they were jazz musicians?

Who are the jazz musicians I flew with from Los Angeles to DC today? They were talking about performing at the White House (maybe), and had fangirls (well, two). [more inside]
posted by Xere on Mar 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Breakfast in Laguna Beach?

Breakfast in Laguna Beach? [more inside]
posted by grateful on Feb 10, 2009 - 11 answers

I don't want to spend Christmas in Airport Jail.

International travel with multiple connections: what's it like? And inside: declaring, connection time, and things I will probably get confiscated. [more inside]
posted by troika on Dec 19, 2008 - 14 answers

Getting from OC to LAX on public transport

Useful transport from Orange County to LAX? [more inside]
posted by bsdfish on Nov 25, 2008 - 7 answers

Get me to the mouse on time, shuttle options LA - Anaheim

I am in Los Angeles (Silver Lake area) and need to get to Anaheim (Disneyland/Convention Ctr. area) for this library conference this afternoonish. Is the best way to do this to go back to the airport and grab a shuttle, or is there something simpler? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jun 27, 2008 - 14 answers

Best route to get from the PCH / Santa Monica to LAX?

Best route to get from the PCH / Santa Monica to LAX? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on May 15, 2008 - 7 answers

I can't relax about LAX!! Help with Terminal 7.

What would be the best place to pick up a group arriving at the United Terminal (Terminal 7) at LAX? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Apr 4, 2008 - 5 answers

LAX to Pomona College

What is the cheapest way to get to either Pomona College or Ontario Airport from LAX without having to resort to a cab, a rental car or a 40-mile hike? [more inside]
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam on Feb 28, 2008 - 8 answers

LAX: T1 to TBIT

LAX:How to get T1 to TBIT as fast as possible. Need answer real quick.
posted by priorpark17 on Jul 28, 2007 - 6 answers

Is one hour enough to make connectons at O'Hare and LAX?

Flying from Toronto to Melbourne, via Chicago and LAX. The "via" is worryingly short! [more inside]
posted by generichuman on Mar 21, 2007 - 23 answers

Baggage and people from American to USAir in LAX?

Best way for people and baggage to make connecting flight in LAX with two different airlines? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Nov 8, 2006 - 12 answers

LAX Airport question

What's this [Google map] webwork of streets between LAX Airport and the beach? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Nov 6, 2006 - 13 answers

Los Angeles driving question

OK I am arriving in LAX (and the US) for the first time *ever* on a Sunday morning next month. Once I pick up my rental car I am headed out to the Howard Johnson at Anaheim. This would not be so stressful if it weren't the first time that I will drive a car with the steering wheel on the other side (I am from Australia, we drive on the left here). What tips can anyone give me on a) how to successfully navigate from LAX to Anaheim, and b) driving on the "other" side of the road? Thanks heaps :-)
posted by humpy on Aug 9, 2006 - 25 answers

Cheap daily parking rates near LAX Airport?

Parking at LAX: Any cheaper 3rd-party options that are good and won't make me late to my plane? (need to park for 3 days). I'll take suggestions for Burbank, too, just for future reference.
posted by anonymoose on May 3, 2006 - 6 answers

LA LAyover

On Tuesday I'm going to find myself with five or six spare hours as I pass through Los Angeles. I haven't really seen L.A. before, so what should I do? What should I see? Where should I eat?

For what it's worth, my hotel will be near LAX on Highway 1.
posted by mrbula on Oct 16, 2004 - 13 answers

USA road trip!

RoadTripUSAFilter [part 1]
I & a friend will be arriving at LAX this Easter for my 4th visit to the US & my 3rd coast-to-coast road trip. We fly out of NYC on June 2nd.

This is the first time I've had to arrange my own transport. (First time was East-West in a Dodge RAM van, next was West-East in a converted School bus). Advice required...[A whole bunch more inside] [more inside]
posted by i_cola on Mar 13, 2004 - 13 answers

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