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Posted By debracey

I'll make a couple of assumptions here: 1....

I'll make a couple of assumptions here:

1. You're flying from the US to Australia
2. You're leaving from either LAX or SFO
3. You're flying coach

A bit of background, I flew to Australia 8...
Forum: Los Angeles
Aug 1, 15, 1:18 pm
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Posted By debracey

Need to know some more information. What airline?...

Need to know some more information. What airline? What terminal? US Citizen? Checking bags?

Generally speaking, US carriers want you to check in 2 hrs before for international flights. Often times...
Jun 29, 15, 9:55 pm
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Posted By debracey

There is an exit immediately behind 60 b/c....

There is an exit immediately behind 60 b/c. People *will* stand there for very long portions of the flight. You are also very close the galley and somewhat close to the lavatory (there's a small...
May 30, 15, 12:32 pm
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Posted By debracey

1. 2:45 minutes should be ok, depends on how busy...

1. 2:45 minutes should be ok, depends on how busy CBP is and how long the line is at TSA. Avoid checking bags to save time.

2. Yes. T6/T7 has a CBP facility underneath it, between the two...
Forum: Los Angeles
May 29, 15, 9:35 pm
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Posted By debracey

Barely, it's a gamble, even with GE. Better not...

Barely, it's a gamble, even with GE. Better not check any bags. I'd book something else.

For the record, sometimes the GE line in T6 (what UA typically uses) is *longer* than the regular US...
May 26, 15, 8:58 pm
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Posted By debracey

Do not pick row 49 center section (D/E/F/G)....

Do not pick row 49 center section (D/E/F/G). There is a very bright TV screen right in front of your face. It's also not really E+. It is marked that way... but... the bulkhead impedes virtually all...
Forum: Los Angeles
Apr 26, 15, 3:36 pm
Replies: 331
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Posted By debracey

I seriously doubt FJ is going to thru tag a...

I seriously doubt FJ is going to thru tag a special item -- and even if they did, the US agent should retag it and collect the fee.
Forum: Los Angeles
Apr 25, 15, 10:17 pm
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Posted By debracey

In this situation it won't matter how your bags...

In this situation it won't matter how your bags are tagged. You'll have to pick them up to clear customs in LAX. Once you've cleared customs, you'll be able to drop your bags at the US desk. You'll...
Apr 22, 15, 8:53 pm
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Posted By debracey

Someone particularly aerobic and slim could...

Someone particularly aerobic and slim could probably squeeze in that space, but in my opinion most people can't do it. You'll want an aisle seat.

And no, there's no under seat storage in any of...
Forum: Los Angeles
Apr 20, 15, 8:00 pm
Replies: 331
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Posted By debracey

I linked you to my post with very specific...

I linked you to my post with very specific directions as to what to do. Also check out Google Street View to get a feel for what you'll be doing.
Forum: Los Angeles
Apr 15, 15, 8:12 pm
Replies: 331
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Posted By debracey

That is tight. Here's my posting from a few years...

That is tight. Here's my posting from a few years back on what you'll need to do.

Transfer T6/T7/T8 to T1/T2 via East Way...
Forum: Los Angeles
Mar 30, 15, 8:22 pm
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Posted By debracey

All the majors have bag drop at TBIT. 3 hours is...

All the majors have bag drop at TBIT. 3 hours is enough time, but you might not have much/any to spare, mornings at TBIT are busy.

If you get GE it'll be no sweat. For reference, with GE I was...
Forum: Los Angeles
Mar 29, 15, 9:55 pm
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Posted By debracey

How did you even book this I wonder? Some UA.com...

How did you even book this I wonder? Some UA.com goofup?

Call UA, tell them the connection isn't legal, and firmly state that you need to be changed to a different flight with no charge....
Forum: Los Angeles
Mar 29, 15, 8:11 pm
Replies: 331
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Posted By debracey

That's pretty tight, but doable if all on one...

That's pretty tight, but doable if all on one ticket provided everything runs smoothly. There is no room for error.

Easiest way is to exit T7 arrivals level between T6/T7 and walk along via East...
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Posted By debracey

Having flown to AU several times -- here's what I...

Having flown to AU several times -- here's what I can tell you. You want to arrive as early as possible into AU, before 7AM if possible. 7AM hits and it is a madhouse getting through immigration....
Forum: Los Angeles
Feb 22, 15, 3:19 pm
Replies: 331
Views: 9,342
Posted By debracey

More or less, be sure to exit T6/T7 at the...

More or less, be sure to exit T6/T7 at the *departure* (upper) level for a much more pleasant walk to TBIT. You will have to reclear security in TBIT. There are some airside shuttles to TBIT from...
Forum: Los Angeles
Feb 22, 15, 11:44 am
Replies: 331
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Posted By debracey

As long as your bags are checked through to RAR...

As long as your bags are checked through to RAR on the outbound, you're OK. Just don't mess around on arrival in LAX, go straight to the NZ gate. I believe NZ is still using T2, in which case your...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 21, 15, 3:19 pm
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Posted By debracey

Vintage Airline Signs (DL/QF)?

Hey,

I am looking to buy some vintage airline signs -- specifically Delta and Qantas. I don't really want posters, I'm looking for metal and/or wood signs. The bigger the sign the better - if it...
Forum: Los Angeles
Feb 7, 15, 4:02 pm
Replies: 331
Views: 9,342
Posted By debracey

Should be fine, just dont bring anything to the...

Should be fine, just dont bring anything to the US that will cause an issue at Customs (e.g., Food).

-- Dan
Feb 7, 15, 11:06 am
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Posted By debracey

Some flights almost necessitate a change in...

Some flights almost necessitate a change in clothes -- try US/Northeast to SYD in Jan/Feb. Big swing in temperature.

Pack some clothes to change into -- and a toothbrush or Listerine to make your...
Forum: Los Angeles
Feb 4, 15, 5:16 pm
Replies: 331
Views: 9,342
Posted By debracey

Definitely walk it on the departure level as the...

Definitely walk it on the departure level as the previous poster suggests. If it's raining you can walk on the arrival (lower) level, but that isn't as nice and is typically smokey (car fumes, etc.)...
Forum: South
Jan 24, 15, 1:21 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,644
Posted By debracey

To answer your questions: 1. No - your bags...

To answer your questions:
1. No - your bags will not be held overnight since it's over 12 hrs. Ask for your bags to be checked to ATL only at checkin in GRR to be sure you get them back
2. Go for...
Jan 17, 15, 10:55 pm
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Posted By debracey

Hmm... that is a bit odd because I am also 5'10"...

Hmm... that is a bit odd because I am also 5'10" with 31" waistline --- I had no problem with E- and 8 trips to Australia... E+ is certainly better, but not "better enough" to give up an aisle seat....
Jan 17, 15, 9:06 am
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Posted By debracey

If you are < 6' tall and can fit comfortably in a...

If you are < 6' tall and can fit comfortably in a normal airplane seat, the difference between E- and E+ on the 747 is slim. Do not pay for an upgrade to E+ on the 747. Not worth it. On a 757 it's a...
Jan 12, 15, 6:43 pm
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Posted By debracey

Do not book those seats. I have not personally...

Do not book those seats. I have not personally sat in them, but I flew on the 747 to Australia more times than I care to remember -- here's some notes.

1. It is less legroom than a normal seat...
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