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Old 05-10-2008, 02:18 AM
 
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The last time I Flew into LAX and left LAX was in 1992.

I need to go back to LA and see a doctor in Beverly Hills. Could anyone tell me how easy it is to commute through LAX.

With this era being post 911, i am wondering what I will encounter traveling there again.

Thanking you inadvance for any and all help!!!
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:30 AM
 
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LAX, relatively speaking, is no worse than any other post-9/11 airport. In some ways LAX is more efficient now than it was in 1992. What, specifically, do you have on your mind?
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:40 AM
 
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Well basically, how is the lines going to the security screeners, i remember Las Vegas took 45 minutes just to get to the front of the line once. Hated every moment of it.

How many hours do you need to be at the airport to check in to your flight. I remember it being very nonchalant in 1991. maybe an hour or 2. I was coming home from college.
Sorry it was 1991. in 1992 I had a stop over In LAX so It wasn't a hassle.

Thank you for your help!
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:56 AM
 
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Well basically, how is the lines going to the security screeners, i remember Las Vegas took 45 minutes just to get to the front of the line once. Hated every moment of it.

How many hours do you need to be at the airport to check in to your flight. I remember it being very nonchalant in 1991. maybe an hour or 2. I was coming home from college.
Sorry it was 1991. in 1992 I had a stop over In LAX so It wasn't a hassle.

Thank you for your help!
Arrive early (1 - 2 hrs for domestic flights; 3 - 4 hrs international), behave yourself, follow instructions and be patient. LAX has a lot of airport personnel all over to help answer questions and keep people moving and doing what they're supposed to -- get on and off planes, and in and out of the terminals. In this way, I think LAX is much more efficient than it was pre 9/11. The post 9/11 consequences naturally apply, the rigidity of security, surveillance, suspiciousness, etc. Again, give yourself time and keep a dose of good humor close by and you'll do fine.
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:07 AM
 
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Okay I will take your advice,

Thank you!
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:42 AM
 
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If at all possible, plan your departure from LAX between the hours of 9am-3pm on Tuesday thru Thursday. Like all transportation in LA, there are good times and bad times, i.e. rush hours. As mentioned previously, patience is the key. You can also visit the LAWA site for other more specific info.
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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you would be much better off flying into burbank.
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Old 05-10-2008, 12:18 PM
 
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you would be much better off flying into burbank.
It is for the airport part but LAX often has more direct flights and also often LAX is cheaper. We always fly to BUR (using Southwest) even though we need to change planes often in PHX or Las Vegas or Salt Lake but we're traveling with four kids and the rental cars at LAX are miles away....the cost is worth the convenience for us at Burbank. Plus there's less traffic from BUR to our parents' homes in Calabasas and Agoura.

If it is one person flying alone, carry on etc., then LAX might be worth it. You just need to check them both out and compare.
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Old 05-10-2008, 01:56 PM
 
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Folks, I believe the original poster is from Hawaii. I looked at his past posts and they were in the Hawaii forum, so Burbank is not going to be an option if he is from there. LAX is the only airport with service to the islands.

LAX isn't that bad for domestic flights. In general leave 1.5 to 2.5 hours for check in and security. If you print your boarding pass at home, you save a lot of time. Certain terminals are better than others too. Terminal 4 (American), Terminal 5 (Delta), Terminal 6 (Continental and United), and Terminal 7/8 (United) are much nicer than Terminals 1,2, and 3. These terminals usually have shorter lines also and better food/shopping (although, LAX in general is very limited in food and stores).
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:28 PM
 
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Thanks again folks,

I may need to go to Beverly Hills in November, maybe October. I am not sure. I wanted to know how the wait times are trying to leave LAX back to Hawaii. Again, we may change plans and may head to Las Vegas from Beverly Hills.

Thank for the input...
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