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Have any of you been in LAX?

If so, what's the one thing you'd hate most if you were waiting to change planes?

(I'm trying to finish a story. No matter who you are, this isn't the story you're waiting for me to finish.)

Date: 2013-02-08 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
A lot of the gate areas are really tiny. Like, it feels like there are 20 seats for 80 people—because there are.

Date: 2013-02-20 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you very much! I'll let you know when the story's done so you can see your contribution. (It's a gen XF/Psych crossover. I'd explain, but I have no idea. *g*)

Date: 2013-02-08 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And it smells weird. And the air-conditioning is intermittant at best in the outer reaches. And there are very few bookstore/newstands.

Date: 2013-02-08 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ew, it does smell weird, you're right.

Date: 2013-02-08 07:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, the first time I ever went to LA that was my first impression -- LAX smells weird. And it has ALWAYS smelled weird, every time I have been there. Kinda like a combo of dirty socks, Freon, and rotting eucalyptus.

Date: 2013-02-20 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you so much, this is very helpful! I'll let you know when the story's done so you can see your contribution. (It's a gen XF/Psych crossover. I'd explain, but I'm at a complete loss myself. *g*)

Date: 2013-02-08 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't fly. But I go to downtown L.A. all the time (wholesale district and also homeless central) and can tell you ALL about that if you ever need to know. It's actually got amazing old buildings, some beautifully gothicky and some creepy. It's definitely a hive of scum and villainy, too.

Sorry this doesn't help you. :-(

Date: 2013-02-20 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's OK, you never know, I might need info on LA sometime. But this is the gen XF/Psych crossover, and Mulder's only in LA long enough to change planes.

God knows why I'm writing this, although it is fun.

Date: 2013-02-09 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
More times than I can count.

I've never waited to change planes, but I've waited to catch planes plenty of times. I've mostly been in the American Terminal, the Southwest Terminal, and the one with Air Tran (Air Tran shares that terminal with multiple airlines).

Lack of good amenities - not a lot of food variety or any other variety.

What I hate most is waiting for the shuttle to show up for long term parking, but that's probably not an issue here. :-)

I mainly avoid LAX if at all possible and go out of one of four other regional airports unless the airfare at LAX is significantly cheaper.

Here's a terminal map, if that's of any use to you.

Date: 2013-02-09 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The terminals keep promising renovations; I don't know if they've actually accomplished any of them.

Date: 2013-02-20 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! This is very helpful, and I'll let you know when the story's done so you can see how I used your info. (It's a gen XF/Psych crossover. How did I come to this? *g*)

Date: 2013-02-09 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've spent a lot of time in LAX. And actually, it's a decent airport, as such things go. But if I were waiting to change planes, the main thing I'd complain about is distance -- some of the gates are awfully far apart. Especially if one of the trains is out, so the wait times are slow.

Also (depending on when the story is set), there's no free wi-fi.

Date: 2013-02-20 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you very much, this is very useful! I'll let you know when the story's done so you can see your contribution. (It's a gen XF/Psych crossover. I'd explain, but--I have no idea. *g*)

Date: 2013-02-26 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"by Paula Alquist"

Is that you? This is your writing?

Date: 2013-02-26 11:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yep, that's me. Paula Alquist is the pseud I published that one under. It was so dark, I was kind of afraid to publish it at all. *g*

Date: 2013-02-26 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You write beautifully!
Edited Date: 2013-02-26 11:33 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-02-27 11:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you very much!
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