speedbird273
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Thanksgiving At LAX

Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:28 pm

Does anybody know what will be the busiest day at LAX over thanksgiving?
 
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RE: Thanksgiving At LAX

Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:34 pm

Most likely the day I'm flying - Wednesday (evening).
I've got a stop both ways to JFK and that was still the most expensive domestic ticket I've ever bought.
 
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RE: Thanksgiving At LAX

Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:38 pm

Posted last week:
Most/Least Busy Thanksgiving Airports (by LAXintl Nov 11 2011 in Aviation Polls)

LAX will indeed be the busiest airport for the holiday.
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RE: Thanksgiving At LAX

Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:42 pm

From the years working there, the day before seems the worst ( Sorry bonusonus ) The build up is bad on Tuesday, but Wed does seem the worst. I don't even try to drive down Sepulveda to get to work. I will be there.
 
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RE: Thanksgiving At LAX

Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:53 pm

So Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday will be good for spotting?
 
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RE: Thanksgiving At LAX

Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:57 pm

believe it or not, the sunday before Thanksgiving is the busiest for Thanksgiving. I'm would think it has to do with fares being lower then when you get closer to the holiday. I believe it though. We always get our butts kicked that Sunday.
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RE: Thanksgiving At LAX

Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:10 pm

Not sure if Tues, and wed would be good spotting days, but I am looking fwd to seeing the Delta ATL turn on Sat the 26th with the 747-400   Should arrive at 1800 and out at 2300.
 
speedbird273
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RE: Thanksgiving At LAX

Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:21 pm

Quoting n901wa (Reply 6):

surely if its super busy it'll make good spotting..
 
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RE: Thanksgiving At LAX

Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:53 pm

Quoting speedbird273 (Reply 7):
surely if its super busy it'll make good spotting..

I'm not sure why. Its not like airlines run extra flights. Its the same schedules, just with full load factors.

Should look no different than any other day really.
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RE: Thanksgiving At LAX

Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:32 pm

When I lived in LA, in 2007 I flew to DFW on an early am Wednesday flight. The security line was out the door. Luckily I had my work ID and pulled the "I'm an airline employee" and the TSA person let me hop in the front of the line. Only time I've done that. Saved my arse.

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