Tag Archives: Los Angeles

The Long Journey Home, Part 2: Sydney to Los Angeles (SYD-LAX), Qantas Economy A380

This is part 15 in a series about my November 2016 trip to New Zealand, booked off a $215 mistake fare. I had a momentary panic upon landing at SYD, as the monitors showed the flight to LAX as canceled.  I soon realized, though, that it was the American flight that… Read more »

Surprisingly Not Terrible: American LAX to AKL in Main Cabin Extra

American Airlines Flight 83 Main Cabin Extra, Boeing 787-800 Sch. Dep. LAX 11:10pm     Actual Dep. 12:30am Sch. Arr. AKL 8:20am +2   Actual Arr. 8:55am I was not looking forward to my 13 hours in coach on American on the flight from L.A. to Auckland.  One it’s 13 hours, two it’s… Read more »

Weekend in LA, Part 2: The Andaz West Hollywood and Credit Card Hotel Booking Perks

Prior to this trip, I’d only stayed in hotels in L.A. three times. The first time was in 2006 when I’d one a trip to L.A. from Rolling Stone Magazine to Grammy weekend, and they put me up in the Sunset Marquis.  The second was for clerkship interviews, which were… Read more »