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3.5 Hour Layover At LAX  
User currently offline727tiger From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 271 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6975 times:

Next week, I have a 3.5 hour layover at LAX, flying in/out on Delta. I'd like to get out to the In and Out Burger -- how easy/difficult might that be? Any thoughts?

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User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6971 times:

Go to the curbside pickup area for parking lot shuttles. Take the one for the "Parking Spot" Sepulveda location. It's covered with large dots. Give the driver a nice tip ($2 would be good.) In and Out is next door. Enjoy your burger.

Don't tell the driver what you are doing. Be sure you are going to the Sepulveda lot.


User currently offlineflySFO From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6933 times:

Quoting aklrno (Reply 1):
Go to the curbside pickup area for parking lot shuttles. Take the one for the "Parking Spot" Sepulveda location. It's covered with large dots. Give the driver a nice tip ($2 would be good.) In and Out is next door. Enjoy your burger.

Don't tell the driver what you are doing. Be sure you are going to the Sepulveda lot.

I did exactly this two years ago when flying SJC-LAX-BOS. Just took the Parking Spot shuttle to Sepulveda, walked through the gate next to where the shuttle drops you off an In-n-Out was right there. On the way back I just made sure it was a different driver and had no problems whatsoever.


User currently offlineswissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6754 times:

Excellent idea!

Alternative options would be a cab (10 bucks max I guess) and I even walked there from the terminals a few times already. It might take you 20-30 min but the departing planes make it to appear kind of shorter though.



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User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6719 times:

Quoting swissgabe (Reply 3):
Excellent idea!

Alternative options would be a cab (10 bucks max I guess) and I even walked there from the terminals a few times already. It might take you 20-30 min but the departing planes make it to appear kind of shorter though.

Taking a taxi for a 1 mile ride is apt to induce severe backlash from the poor driver who is required to take any passenger anywhere and may have spent an hour or more waiting for a decent job. Be kind and don't do it. Take the bus or walk.


User currently offlineaa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6713 times:

Quoting aklrno (Reply 4):

Taking a taxi for a 1 mile ride is apt to induce severe backlash from the poor driver who is required to take any passenger anywhere and may have spent an hour or more waiting for a decent job. Be kind and don't do it. Take the bus or walk

When I lived near LAX, I lived in El Segundo then moved to Playa Del Rey, both less than 5 miles door to door for me. The cabbies would badger me about how short my ride was (they do wait in line for a while). A few times words were exchanged, but usually things would calm down when I would say, if the fair is $10 I'll give you a $10 tip. They would always oblige after that. So I wouldn't take a cab, if possible. I think they put in a minimum charge leaving the airport too.



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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2833 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6708 times:

Quoting aklrno (Reply 4):
Taking a taxi for a 1 mile ride is apt to induce severe backlash from the poor driver who is required to take any passenger anywhere and may have spent an hour or more waiting for a decent job. Be kind and don't do it. Take the bus or walk.

It's their job, and short trips come with the territory, just like trips to ONT at 5 PM do, too. Every profession has drawbacks, and if they can't accept their odds of getting a short trip, they need to change jobs. This is also the reason for minimum fare rules, so if you need a cab ride, take one. If it were me, I would walk (and have done so.)

Having said all that, I do try to avoid short trips in cabs.


User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6704 times:

Walking up Sepulveda gives you quite the eyeful of planes landing on the north complex anyway. (Posted from the Karl Strauss in Terminal 7)


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25754 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6703 times:

Please please please don't take a cab.

You will certainly be faced with an upset driver who might have spent several hours in the waiting lot to only get a trip to the airports perimeter fence.



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9666 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6696 times:

Quoting swissgabe (Reply 3):


Alternative options would be a cab (10 bucks max I guess) and I even walked there from the terminals a few times already. It might take you 20-30 min but the departing planes make it to appear kind of shorter though.

Also, LAX instituted a new minimum cab fare. I think it is $15 for fares originating from LAX. Even if the meter is less, you have to pay it. I think that was implemented recently.



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9666 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6695 times:

Quoting InnocuousFox (Reply 7):
Walking up Sepulveda gives you quite the eyeful of planes landing on the north complex anyway. (Posted from the Karl Strauss in Terminal 7)

The walk to T1 isn't bad from In n Out, but walking from T5 to In n Out with luggage is probably over 30 minutes at a minimum since it is over a mile.



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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3678 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6623 times:

Quoting 727tiger (Thread starter):
I'd like to get out to the In and Out Burger -- how easy/difficult might that be? Any thoughts?



When you get to the In and Out Burger, enjoy that great tasting burger, buy a shake also. Also, DO NOT FOREGET YOUR CAMERA! There to many chance to take photos of runway 24 arrivals.


User currently offlinethegman From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6608 times:

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 10):
The walk to T1 isn't bad from In n Out, but walking from T5 to In n Out with luggage is probably over 30 minutes at a minimum since it is over a mile.

Alternative would be to ride the airport shuttle to T1


User currently offlineswissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6558 times:

Quoting aklrno (Reply 4):
Quoting swissgabe (Reply 3):
Excellent idea!

Alternative options would be a cab (10 bucks max I guess) and I even walked there from the terminals a few times already. It might take you 20-30 min but the departing planes make it to appear kind of shorter though.

Taking a taxi for a 1 mile ride is apt to induce severe backlash from the poor driver who is required to take any passenger anywhere and may have spent an hour or more waiting for a decent job. Be kind and don't do it. Take the bus or walk.

I never took a cab, I'm European and enjoy walking. In the US you guys tend to take a cab for a few blocks already so I thought I give away different options. I know there is a bus line, I waited around 10 Min and lost patience so I walked which was pretty fine.



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