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Making your way through the LAX Airport to connect to your International flight Down Under

When you travel “down under” you most likely will travel through the Los Angeles International Airport or LAX.  If you haven’t done this before, it can be intimidating.

Here are just some basic steps you need to do to get to the International Terminal (this is where QANTAS, Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways and Virgin Australia depart and arrive.

  1. You arrive at LAX on the second floor, you make your way to the first floor and will depart from the ground floor (baggage area).  After collecting any bags (if you didn’t check them through to your destination), you will exit the terminal.
  2. Coming from the Pacific Northwest, I usually take Alaska or Delta, so my arrival is either terminal or 6 for Alaska, and 5 for Delta. But check the map for your carrier.
  3. Once outside, you can either walk to Tom Bradley International Terminal or take the shuttle which runs counter clockwise

NOTE:  LAX is shaped like a U with Terminals 1,2,3, on the right side, Terminal B, or Tom Bradley Terminal (bottom of the U) and then terminals 5,6,7,8 on the left.

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If you look at a map, it makes getting to the B terminal easier. Check your air itinerary it should say at which terminal your carrier should depart and arrive.

  1. Look for the Blue Sign for the Airport Shuttle-airline connection.

The other shuttles will not work.

  1. I find 3 hours between flights going and returning has been enough time to change terminals.  Two hours may not be enough, especially in winter with the extra delays.
  2. When you get on the Coach, travel to Tom Bradley Terminal or B. When you get off the coach, you are on the ground floor or departure area of Tom Bradley Terminal. Go inside, you need to go to the elevators either to your Right or Left located in the front corner of the terminal. You need to go up to the 2nd floor to the Arrivals hall.
  3. Proceed to your carrier, and check into your flight.

Luggage:  the carriers do weigh both your carryon and your checked bag.  Make sure they are not over weight, you who will either (1) Be repacking on the airport floor or (2) Pay a lot for extra weight

  1. Once you get checked in, proceed through security, then continue to your gate.  Now you can shop, eat or whatever depending on the time of your departure!

 

Happy Flying to your destination!

 

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Guest Post:

If you’ve ever been to Fiji (or if you’ve ever seen a picture of Fiji), the first thing that comes in mind are azure beaches framed with white sand. This is truly a land where the tropical and tranquil lay right outside your door. Rich in culture, Fiji will captivate you with its people, beauty and serenity. It would make sense that you would say, “I want to be married in Fiji!”. After all when confronted with beauty on the scale of the Fijian Islands, the real question is why would you NOT want to be married in Fiji?

If the words “Destination Wedding” mean anything or sound even the most remotely intriguing, stop for a second and think outside the box. Step off the beaten path and look for something unusual yet simple, easy, manageable for the wedding of a lifetime. You will be pleasantly surprised how inexpensive a wedding in Fiji can be…you can choose a simple ceremony or an elaborate ceremony rife with island tradition. Think about this for a second: you can choose from over 330 different islands in Fiji for your wedding. Some are remote and some are bustling beehives of beauty. This is a dream wedding in a paradise like land. Keep the dream and let’s get to planning your fairytale.

So, when you’re ready to roll with your perfect wedding in Fiji, a few things to keep in mind:

  • Read this page for information from the Fiji Embassy on getting married in Fiji
  • Call Donna White at Journeys Down Under to schedule the wedding of a lifetime (as they all should be)
  • Pick one of Donna’s most famous and popular travel packages for Fiji or create one of your own. With Donna’s help you will save money yet have the most luxurious vacation you ever imagined.
  • Hit theYasawa Islands IMHO for the Fiji wedding of a lifetime: Deep blue ocean, fine sand beaches, gourmet dinners, scuba diving, culture and tradition. It’s all yours. What better way to start your life together?

So there it is. The perfect wedding, honeymoon and vacation all in one destination. Fiji. Your life, your love, your enchantment. What are you waiting for?

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