QANTAS077
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LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 10:47 am

ok, i'm gonna be stuck at LAX for 6hrs in 11 days time, i'm inbound from Sydney and onwards to Toronto, arriving off QF11 at about 10am, so, what to do while i sit in the ground waiting for my AA flight??

i'm stopping in LA on the way home for spotting.
 
toksans
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RE: LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 11:01 am

Hello Monty,

My recommendation is to take taxi to the Imperial Park. Otherwise you can
check the following spots.
http://home.hetnet.nl/~mvdb22/spottersunited/laxspot.htm

Have a nice spotting at LAX.

Susumu
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jetjeanes
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RE: LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 11:12 am

If you catch a cab and go about a mile out of lax there is some recreation on your left...go in and and a coke. They dont serve alcohol
i can see for 80 miles
 
legendDC9
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RE: LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 11:23 am

Great place to spot at LAX (and one of my personal favorites of all time) is at the IN&OUT burger place, right at the edge of of the airport, at the start of runway 25R, the main one used for landing. Watch some planes, eat a great burger, go back home.
 
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RE: LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:21 pm

Hi Susumu
thanks for that, i printed this info. guy's, i'm gonna take a trip to Ritz camera in just down the road and pickup a lens!

then head back n sit around the theme building for a few hours before flying to YYZ
 
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RE: LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:44 pm

If you're in the mood for lunch and planespotting, go to the restaurant in the Theme Building - rather "Star Trekish" looking place. Enjoy lunch, then, if it's still open, go upstairs to the observation deck, so you can planespot the time away.
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RE: LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:22 pm

Do yourself a favor and avoid the Encounter Restaurant (the one in Theme). The food is not that good and costs a fortune. Since you have 6 hours, which is plenty of time, I recommend getting a cab to Venice, eating at the Firehouse Restaurant on Main (I recommend getting the bodybuilder's breakfast, scrambled egg whites, chicken breast and amazing pancakes), then head back and spot on the Terminal 3 parking structure
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QANTAS077
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RE: LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:22 pm

whats the deal, i'm a transit pax, so do i have to go through customs what? i'm not sure about this as i've never transited in the US, only embarked and disembarked.
 
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RE: LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:40 pm

>whats the deal, i'm a transit pax, so do i have to go through customs what? i'm not sure about this as i've never transited in the US, only embarked and disembarked.<

If you want to go out of the terminal building (which you will have to do to do any spotting or go to a camera store, etc.) you will definately have to go through customs and immigration. Since you are Aussie, and have a machine-readable passport, you should have no problem.
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RE: LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 5:20 pm

Go to the Wild Goose!!!
 
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RE: LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 7:12 pm

I went to spotters hill for the first time this summer with my partner... all i can say is "WOW!" i was totally impressed.. i highly recommend spending some time their...

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RE: LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 4:04 am

If you would rather go home earlier I would say try and make AA flight 1586 as there is a chance that you could make it. Otherwise head over to the In-N-Out burger. Before you leave there you must have a burger though. There is great spotting from there. I met some A.net spotters there. Have a great time in your short trip to LA.
 
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RE: LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 4:07 am

I would go to In & Out Burger and eat, not take pictures, that place has some great greasy burgers.
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RE: LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:45 am

In the Tom Bradley Terminal, go to the restaurant section upstairs to the West. It is pretty good with lots of chairs to sit down. And gorgeous LA? women.
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QANTAS077
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RE: LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:39 am

i'm not to worried about spotting at LAX on this day, i'll be able to do that on my way back to Australia 10 days later.
 
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RE: LAX 6 Hrs, What To Do?

Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:30 am

Also You can go to Manhattan Beach, which is only a 10 minute Taxi ride from LAX. Or you can take a Free Shuttle operated by Ocean Express to the Manhattan Shopping Mall in Manhattan Beach.

Regards,
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