DrupalWomenQ-#6367

Taking a redeye out of LAX in a few weeks. Any suggestions for the 3+ hours before flight time? May be carless by then. Thanks!

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  1. Gina Parker wrote on :

    I would suggest staying inside the airport. You don’t want to miss your flight and even if you think you’re heading back with enough time to spare, traffic, security, etc. could really snag your plans and end up stressing you out. If you’re not already a member of the members club from your airline, I would suggest looking into getting a day pass. Depending on the airline, they range between $25 – $50 and you’ll have access to a nice area, free beverages, snacks, sandwiches, computer, fax, private restrooms, and my favorite part – super comfortable chairs – some reclining. You can also find these passes that people cannot use up for grabs on Ebay. Then just lay back, relax, do some online shopping, and enjoy a stress-free wait for your flight!

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  2. Alexis Marnel wrote on :

    I would check in early at the airport, have a nice lunch or dinner (they actually have a few nice sit down restaurants), browse, get a manicure, read a good book and relax..then sleep on the plane (okay, I admit it, that’s what I usually do)

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  3. Tannis Kobrinsky wrote on :

    I see you’re driving from Santa Barbara (I grew up there) to LAX. Since you’re leaving that early perhaps take in Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica first, or go to Marina Del Rey, or enjoy a walk on the beach in Malibu and dinner and THEN go to LAX, but be sure to allot plenty of time to deal with airport security and the like.

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  4. Tyra London wrote on :

    LAX is a tough airport to “leave” between flights and I concur with others that there is nothing interesting close to the airport to do. I vote with my fellow Gurus for a quick spa treatment if there is one in the airport and a good book or movie on your computer. Don’t stress and use those 3 hours to treat yourself to some real “me” time – you’ll be more relaxed when you get to your final destination! Happy travels!!

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  5. deena singer wrote on :

    I honestly wouldn’t chance going anywhere in that short time frame other than grabbing the incredible apple pancakes down the road from LAX at Dinah’s on Sepulveda. You’ll be sure to sleep for most of the flight very happily.

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  6. Carla Bruckner wrote on :

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there is virtually nothing of interest near the airport that can be accessed without a car. If you’re willing to cab it, there is a really good TJ Maxx and More, plus other decent shopping about 3 miles from the airport. Alternatively if you want to have something to eat, there is the Veggie Grill, which is fabulous and quite reasonably priced, about 4 miles away. The Veggie Grill is in the middle of a large open air shopping area, so you can find other things to amuse yourself with. There might be a bus, but they are very unreliable.

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  7. shari nicsevic wrote on :

    Not sure of how the terminals work at LAX… possibly do a little walking after the car ride from Santa Barbara? Some exercise can possibly help you to relax once you’re boarded and have to remain seated for so long. Bring your electronic gadgetry along and browse blogs or listen to tunes after your exercise. All in order to help you sleep on that red-eye!

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    • Vicki Dunn wrote on :

      Already this is sounding manageable! Lots of walking, maybe a quick spa treatment, then settle in with some podcasts. Thanks, Shari!

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    • shari nicsevic wrote on :

      So welcome, Vicki!… and might I add that it would also serve well for sweet dreams to pack a small lavender pillow/sachet in your carry-on. Lavender is great for that! Happy flight!

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  8. deborah weed wrote on :

    Do you enjoy books on tape? You may be too tired to read, and yet an engaging story, told by a master storyteller can keep you preoccupied. I’m not sure if LAX has it, but some airports have a mini spa area. If they have one, that might transform a long wait into a form of extended relaxation.

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    • Vicki Dunn wrote on :

      Thanks, Deborah, both great ideas. I especially like the spa idea. Wonder if there’s one nearby. Many thanks!

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  9. Alexis Marnel wrote on :

    ahhh.. the good old redeye. What hotel/area are you staying at? Let me know so I can give you a detailed, specific answer

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    • Vicki Dunn wrote on :

      I’m driving to LA from Santa Barbara and will leave SB at about 2 or so. Thanks!

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