Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Los Angeles Airport Services

LAX is one of the busiest airports in the USA. Los Angeles International Airport is located right next to the Pacific Ocean more towards the south side of Los Angeles California. LAX has 8 main terminals, one of which is the Bradley International Terminal which is where the majority of the international flights will base from. You will hear the LAX terminals referred to as T1 or T7 by people that work inside the airport which denotes the terminal which circle the airport in sequence, so don't worry "the Govenator" is not going to terminate you!

The layout of the airport is a double decked configuration that is a very large oval. Airport arrivals are located on the ground floor if you will, and airport departures are located on the upper deck. The inside circumference of the airport is an even mile. At the end of terminal 8 there is a private jet entrance and exit, but there is not a lot of private aviation at LAX.

For LA bound private aviation you are more likely to see the big corporate jets at Van Nuys, which is one of the biggest and busiest private jet airports in the USA. You will also see a lot of small private planes using Santa Monica airport if the passengers are going into Los Angeles. There are also other airports in the region that are part of LA including Long Beach, Burbank, and Hawthorne.

LAX has as you would imagine a lot of different airport transportation options with the most used being the airport taxi and limo companies, which would be the very expensive options. Airport limos can be a good deal if you have a group that is too big for a taxi, if you charter the limousine it will work out to be comparable to a lax airport transportation but you get to ride in style!

The next best option if price was your major concern would be the multi stop airport shuttles which bundle one or two, or maybe on rare busy occasions, as many as 4 or 5 different locations in one general area together, so Encino and Tarzana or Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades, or Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. Many of the big hotels also have airport shuttle services for their guests.

Fly away bus is a great concept that works as advertised if you are close to one of there locations, you can walk, have a friend or family drop you or take a cab, and they leave at least every hour or more during really heavy times. The cost from Van Nuys Airport to LAX is Six dollars, as I remember the taxi cost more by double the amount to go a couple of miles than the airport shuttle bus! Something to keep in mind is that they do not accept cash only credit cards and debit cards for the Van Nuys Fly Away. There are also specialty airport buses that run from the Disney Land & Orange county area.

Enjoy your LAX flights to where ever in the world you call home and we will look forward to seeing you in California again!



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