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Best Way To Get To In N' Out From LAX Terminal?  
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4587 times:

I'm flying into LAX Wednesday morning and will certainly be making a stop at the infamous In N' Out burger stand for a burger and some spotting. Since I arrive just before 10 AM and my friend who will be coming to pick me up is coming from over three hours away, I told them not to worry about getting up as early as they'd have to in order to get to LAX to pick me up on time, and that I would just meet them at In N' Out.

So what's the best way to get to In N' Out from Terminal 5 or 6? (I'm flying DL) Is walking the easiest way? Thanks in advance for any info.

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User currently offline747srule From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

Just catch a taxi. That sure beats hoofing it.


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User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2741 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4571 times:

It's a fifteen minute walk from there. From the ground level, cut across to the north side (T 1-3). Turn right and follow the sidewalk east out of the airport to Sepulveda Blvd. Make a left and keep walking until you hit In-N-Out.

The lazy way is to take "The Parking Spot" bus. It's a yellow bus with black spots. They have two parking lots. You want to take the "Sepulveda" bus, not "Century". The parking lot is right behind In-N-Out. Just tip the driver a couple of bucks.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24710 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4560 times:

Please do not take taxi! The driver will be extremely upset after having waited a few hours, to only get a $5 trip.

I would either walk, or take the Parking Spot shuttle which is adjacent to In-n-Out, however you might get some looks as you are not a facility patron without a parking ticket. And be advised not all their vehicles are yellow and black any longer. They now have various colors floating around including blue, purple etc. Just make sure its for the "Sepulveda" lot as Alias mentions.



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User currently offlineLemmy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4543 times:

If the weather is nice, just walk. It's not too far, especially if you're coming from a terminal on the north side of the airport.

The bus to the Sepulveda lot isn't bad either. I usually walk out and then take the bus back in.

Enjoy your burger. I'm jealous.



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User currently offlineNicksair From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 484 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4542 times:

Option #1, Parking Spot (Sepulveda Blvd Garage, Red Sign on Shuttle), its an option but yes you will get looks from others if you exit via one of the side doors.

Option #2, LAXShuttle/Public Transit, This is a longer, but more reliable option, and somewhat hassle-free. Take the LAXShuttle "C" Bus to the LAX City Bus Center at the end of the line after it goes thru the "C" Parking Lot, then you have the option of taking the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus route #3, Culver CityBus route #6, or Los Angeles Metro route #'s 42/42A, or 439 up 2 stops on Sepulveda Blvd to the Westchester Pkwy stop. The "C" bus is free while Culver CityBus, and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus are a 75 cent fare. LA Metro is $1.25.

Option #3, Walk, if you're going into T5 like i think you will, you will want to walk to the north side of the terminal complex then hang a right. Walk all the way to the end of T1 then hang a left on "Sky Way". This will turn into the 96th Street Bridge. From there walk along the bridge until you see the stairs that lead down to Sepulveda Blvd. The walk from T5 i would say has to be up to 20min or so.

Hope this helps Phillip.

Nick



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4443 times:

Just walk. Free and the weather is great. Given your age and fitness level, it really should not take more than 15 minutes.

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3):
Please do not take taxi! The driver will be extremely upset after having waited a few hours, to only get a $5 trip.

Actually, it is more than that with the minimum trip price set for trips from LAX. It think $10-$15 now. As far as the driver being upset, I really could care less. L.A. taxi drivers are generally jerks.

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3):
I would either walk, or take the Parking Spot shuttle which is adjacent to In-n-Out, however you might get some looks as you are not a facility patron without a parking ticket.

Just remember to take the one to Sepulveda, as mentioned before, because you will be really upset if you are all the way down at the Parking Spot on Century. As for getting looks, its all about self-esteem I guess. It is customary among In-N-Out runners to tip the driver $5 or so.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24710 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4431 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
Actually, it is more than that with the minimum trip price set for trips from LAX. It think $10-$15 now

The minimum charge today is $15(raised in 2008), but the drivers pay a $6 or 7 concession fee to que and pick up at the airport. So when said and done, they dont up with much north of $5 after having waited often hours in line.

(related they have been working on the concept of a "short fare" that would allow the drivers to formaly get back in line and avoid the fee, but it takes some work to administer, and would create a loss of revenue at the airport and the taxi co-op management venture).



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4411 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7):

Honestly, given the way so many of the taxi drivers in L.A. act, I don't have much sympathy. I think they more than make up for the short fares by taking people the long way to their destination or intentionally sitting in traffic to run up the fare.



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User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1578 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4387 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3):
Please do not take taxi! The driver will be extremely upset after having waited a few hours, to only get a $5 trip.

+1 And probably no tip. These guys have been waiting hours in the queue for a fare. To pull them out of the queue for a little piddly fare would really piss me off too.

Just walk the damn thing!



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6394 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4375 times:



Quoting 747srule (Reply 1):
Just catch a taxi. That sure beats hoofing it.

The taxi drivers just won't take you. A friend tried to get to my uncle's place not too far from the airport and ended up walking instead.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4372 times:



Quoting NZ107 (Reply 10):

The taxi drivers just won't take you. A friend tried to get to my uncle's place not too far from the airport and ended up walking instead.

They cannot refuse to take you. If they do, report them and they will lose their hack license.



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6394 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4365 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):

Interesting. Oh well, if I have to take a taxi I'll remember that!



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24710 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4359 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):
They cannot refuse to take you. If they do, report them and they will lose their hack license.

While true, they do have a legal way out to refuse the ride.

As you probably know taxis have are franchises with licenses to various geographic areas or cities around the town. Companies as such often find themselves far outside their regular service areas. As a result, there is a concept of working your way back home. So for instance a Valley based cab would not be forced to work even further way to lets say Long Beach from where which he would virtually certainly have to drive back home empty all the way.
A Valley company taxi however would take a West LA or Central City ride as its in the general direction of the companies franchise area.
If a cab declines a trip based on geography the client gets passed down to next taxi in line and so forth.
Obviously declining a trip within feet of the airport probably would not hold muster, but then again the concept of such a short trip is financially hurtful for the drivers.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 14, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4351 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 13):
A Valley company taxi however would take a West LA or Central City ride as its in the general direction of the companies franchise area.

Central City?

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 13):
Obviously declining a trip within feet of the airport probably would not hold muster, but then again the concept of such a short trip is financially hurtful for the drivers.

Then they need to get into another business.

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 13):

While true, they do have a legal way out to refuse the ride.

Not really, as you readily pointed out.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4343 times:

Thanks for the input everyone. Not sure if I'll walk or catch the Parking Spot shuttle. Guess I'll see how I feel when I get in. I am in F from MCO to LAX tomorrow, and the booze is free.  biggrin 

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3):
Please do not take taxi! The driver will be extremely upset after having waited a few hours, to only get a $5 trip.

I couldn't care less about that. A cab is out of the options because I'm not going to pay $15 or more just to go 1 mile, as an airport pick up in a cab is usually a $10 minimum just to get in the cab.  no 


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24710 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4330 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 14):
Central City?

Area C in the map below of authoized taxi operators in each zone.

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 17, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4274 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 16):

Area C in the map below of authoized taxi operators in each zone.

1) That isn't really on the way to the Valley from LAX.

2) Hollywood, Carthay, Los Feliz, Silverlake, etc. are never called "Central City." Some parts are called Mid-City, especially Mid-City West, but not "Central City." The only place that really gets that anywhere in their title is the eastern part of Pico-Union.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24710 posts, RR: 46
Reply 18, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4265 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 17):

It might not make sense to you, but per the Los Angeles City Taxi Commission/DOT the zone is called Central City. The other zones are Western, Valley, Southern and Harbor. They are pretty close to other City department geographic divisions including the Police.

If you are wonder how I know this stuff, its because I've been involved with CAD dispatch software and am pretty well versed with taxi operations in LA, and zone C calls are segregated as Central City.

As far as being close to the Valley a driver looking to work his way back would accept trips in B or C with hopes he could make it over the hills in short order. The Northern section of C zone offers good access to the Valley via canyon roads and the 101 or 5 Fwy's.



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