29 July 2008

The Most Posh Bus Ride in LA

.....is the LAX Flyaway. I've been spending way too much energy going in and out of the airport lately, so I think it's time to talk about my favorite form of public transportation to LAX. For those of you who don't know about it, the LAX Flyaway is a shuttle bus that leaves from Union Station in downtown, from Westwood, and from Van Nuys at least every half hour and takes you to LAX. It's super easy and super cheap! A $1.25 subway ride to Union Station, $4.00 for the Flyaway and you arrive in style right in front of your terminal. The Flyaway buses (at least the ones from Union Station) are those giant tour bus type things with the cushioned seats and the bathroom in the back (not that I've ever used the bathroom, but it's good to know it's there). You just pay for your ticket, you can check your bags on the bus, and then you sit and wait for your terminal stop. Easy. And the Flyaway bus drivers know how to get around traffic. You always want to allow enough time to get through security and to your gate, but before that, I think the longest a Flyaway bus has ever taken to get to the airport, from downtown, in traffic is about 45 minutes.

Now, after you get to the airport, I cannot vouch for air travel, which has evolved into one of the most annoying and stressful experiences a person can subject themselves to. But at least the Flyaway is nice!

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