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Old 02-22-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I'm visiting LA and need to be at LAX for a 10:40 am flight tomorrow. Is jumping on the 101 to 405 the only option in the morning? What time should I be on the road? I guess to be safe I should be at the airport 1 1/2 - 2 hrs. prior. I'm deading the thought!
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Just go at like realllllly early before traffic and take a nap or enjoy a nice breakfast or something at the airport.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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What time would you suggest?
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: NoHo (North Hollywood)
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My experience with the 101 and 405 on Mondays is better than any of the other weekdays. It seems like fewer people are on the road.

On the flip side, you couldn't have chosen the 2 busiest freeways in So Cal to drive on. With no traffic, I can usually get to LAX from Studio City in about 30 minutes. Since you will be driving along with many of the daily commuters, who are driving to work, I recommend you allow about an hour or so. So if your flight is at 10:40am and you want to actually be at the airport 2 hours prior, leave at 7:40am. That will at least give you some flexibility with being there potentially 1.5 hours early.
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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What part of Studio City are you in? If you're on the western part (near Universal) it would be faster for you to take the Cahuenga Pass and skip on over to LaBrea, then take LaBrea all the way to the Santa Monica fwy (or even all they way to Century Blvd to the airport).

If you're in central part of Studio City, you can take Laurel Canyon over the hill then Fairfax all the way to LaCienga to the airport.

Or, you can just try 405 route.
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Burbank
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Drive to Van Nuys and take the Flyaway to LAX.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:51 PM
 
Location: in a nice house my wife is trying to take from me
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Drive to Van Nuys and take the Flyaway to LAX.
That's what I would suggest too or arrange for a pick up. If you leave by 7 am you will have enough time.
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Should have mentioned I had a rental car....

Anyway, for an update, I stayed at the Hotel Angelina Sunday night because my daughter gets a employee deal. I feared the worst for nothing. I left there around 7:00 a.m. Monday and there was not on bit of traffic! I got to the rental car drop off in about 15 minutes. I did notice the 405 northbound was backed up closer to the airport but southbound was a breeze. I got to the airport earlier than needed but it was better than cutting it too close.
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