Trip to Los Angeles, California
Reviews > North America > United States > Los Angeles > Trip to Los Angeles
Finally, I am flying out to the US again and get to go to all my favorite spots in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and some of the National Parks.
Anyhow, this entry is really just about the trip from Frankfurt to LA as it was rather interesting. We had left Ravensburg on the 12th of May at 3:30am and drove down to Frankfurt. There we were supposed to have our flight at 10:50 so we had arranged for airport parking ahead of time, which is quite convenient.
Anyhow, Lori who is a colleague from Romania had quite a bit of trouble at the check in already. First they wanted to know why he was traveling to the US, I was there of course and told them that we are going to a wedding and are doing some work, and that he worked for me. Right away they asked about my company and sure enough they wanted to see a business card. Quite smart I thought, because if we are traveling on business, we would certainly have one with us.
Anyhow, it was more annyoing when they started arguing about how he came to Germany. When he answered that he had come by bus, they asked for the bus ticket, which we naturally didn't have.... Ouch... After a long explanation that this had been some private bus service and the receipt had supposed remained in Romania with Stefan, they were satisfied.
Then came a bigger issue, which was the fact that Lori only had a temporary passport. I really didn't understand this part, because Bucharest had aready approved it. Oh well, sure enough she was running after her manager to figure out how to handle this case. After a 10min wait we finally were told that we would be ok :)
We had enough time to grab some McDOnald's breakfast and then board the plane.
We were flying Delta Airlines and this time a quite old airplane. I was surprised that Gin & Tonics now actually cost money. Interesting, I thought, because you can also get drunk with Coronas which are free :)So here is my travel tip to all Cross-Atlantic Delta travelers: Don't drink Cocktails - Beers and Wine are free!
With a little buzz and just readyfor the next flight leg, we landed in Detroit with a 15-20min delay. Unfortunately, the 1hr 15min was now enough for the stop over because there were so many travelers and things just take a while. I didn't think that the border patrol was very strict, yes, we did have to take off our shoes, and yes, I did get unlucky, because out of all the people I saw at the security check I was the only one who was picked for the body scan. Oh well, I hope that scan is safe :)
After they also pulled out Axel to check his luggage, we certainly had no chance to make our connecting flight. This was actually a pain, because we had been on the road for almost 20 hours by now and now that our flight got delayed, we would only leave Boston at 9:50pm and get into LA at 11:45 because all other flights had been booked out.
We spent the remainder of the Detroit stop-over at Fuddruckers, eating too many of those nice onion rings.
Finally, the flight to LA was more convenient and the airplane a bit more modern. We got into LA on time now and everything seemed good, except that Axel's luggage was missing. He was getting nervous of course, but then they had probably shipped his bag with a previous flight, so we could find it after we had talked to the luggage service guys.
Anyhow, I'll report more in the next days...
Things about Los Angeles you may be interested in
1. May 12, 2010 Trip to Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
2. May 13, 2010 Getting around in Los Angeles (Los Angeles) ( 4)
3. May 14, 2010 Best things to see in Los Angeles (Los Angeles) ( 15)
4. May 15, 2010 What to see in Los Angeles (Los Angeles) ( 26)
5. May 17, 2010 Visiting Las Vegas (Las Vegas) ( 94)
6. May 21, 2010 Our Bryce Canyon trip (Bryce Canyon) ( 96)
7. May 21, 2010 Visiting the Coral Pink and Red Sand Dunes (Kanab) ( 16)
8. May 22, 2010 Trip to the Antelope Canyon (Page) ( 127)
9. May 22, 2010 Our Lake Powell trip (Page) ( 19)
10. May 23, 2010 Visiting the Grand Canyon (Grand Canyon Village) ( 65)
11. May 24, 2010 Shopping in Barstow (Barstow)
12. May 25, 2010 Short visit in San Francisco (San Francisco)
13. May 27, 2010 What to do in San Francisco (San Francisco)
14. May 27, 2010 Roadtrip on Pacific Number 1 (Pismo Beach)
Start from beginning | 1 - 14 Journal overview
Read about Los Angeles in our travel-guide
Vacation in LAGetting around in Los Angeles
I am waiting for the next article.
Recommended Los Angeles Guide
If there are cities famous for abundant hot and trendy nightspots, Los Angeles is definitely included on the top of the list. This is one metropolitan area that is never dull and hosts more than a dozen dynamic pubs, bars and restaurants that will keep any partygoer busy ‘til the break of dawn. Visitors can groove the night out with plenty of discos and pubs around every LA corner, along with themed-bars and night shows that keep fun and entertainment rolling. Bars and More These are just some of the hottest bar venues located in Los Angeles today. Each has a unique offer from food, great cocktails and drinks to cool music all through... Read more »
Recent reviews for Los Angeles
Best things to see in Los Angeles - Jun 20, 2010, by MadSuh
The next day was a day for sightseeing. We headed towards USC where unluckily, graduation was going on, which meant that finding parking was already hard. Finally we found parking lot and head plenty of time to walk around across campus. So... Read more »
Great football game in LA - Nov 30, 2008, by MadSuh
Another fun day with my friends, who took me out to a USC game. I have not been to a game in quite some time, so this was a treat. I have tried to take many pictures of the crowds because my friends in Germany probably cannot believe how... Read more »
The best Sushi in Los Angeles - Aug 22, 2009, by dosi
One of my newest favorite sushi restaurant in Los Angeles is WA! It's a fairly small casual place and the irony is it's right above Barry's BootCamp, where I used to work now. Now instead of going to work out, I go to eat! What's great here... Read more »
Great events in Los Angeles - Nov 30, 2008, by MadSuh
I came out to LA again for PhoCusWright which was a 4 day dynamite event again. I think it's essential for anyone in online travel, so you got to be there. They always schedule PhoCusWright for the week before Thanksgiving, so I usually try... Read more »
Getting around in LA - Nov 23, 2006, by MadSuh
Getting into LA was a bit tiring. I was all exhausted from the trip already. A good thing though is that you really notice being in the US again. People take it easy and they are friendly. I picked up my suit case and headed out to get my... Read more »
More reviews you might be interested in
Dhaka reviews - Bangladesh
Situated on the north bank of the Buriganga River, Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh. It is world famous as the city of Mosques and muslin....
What to see in Dhaka
Brussels reviews - Belgium
Maybe the first thing I want to point out from the beginning is that Bruxelles is not a one day city to visit. In my opinion, 2 or 3 days is...
One-day trip in Brussels
Martigny reviews - Switzerland
Martigny is a nice small town in Switzerland at the area of the 'Wallis'. It's not so big, but the place offers you a good museum, showing you the...
Martigny, a great place to relax in Switzerland
Ravensburg reviews - Germany
Heute Morgen bin ich von meiner Freundin nach Hause gekommen. Es hat leider geregnet. Ich war totall aufgeregt, weil ich am Nachmittag bei einem...
Abenteuer in Ravensburg
Herakleion reviews - Greece
The big capital city, touristically overcrowded and offering mostly the typical tourist shops, selling all the rubish you know from other cities....
Heracleion was a great disappointment
Venice reviews - Italy
A nice city, showing you a huge block of history in the city center, like the palace of the Doge, the former ruler of Venice. Also the markus place...
Rent a boat for the channels in Venice
Muang Krabi reviews - Thailand
We got up early morning and headed out to the airport. The airline which even I didn’t know “One Two Go” was pretty good and...
Adventures in Ao Nang
Chicago reviews - Illinois
The structures of today's Chicago were laid out by a number of the most important architects reconstructing the metropolis after the Great Fire....
Curiosities about Chicago
Jacksonville reviews - Florida
Population: 16 million Major Airports: Miami International Airport - Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale International Airport - Forth Lauderdale...
How to get ahead in Florida
Santa Monica reviews - California
After 3 days of heavy eating and drinking, I finally had some time on my own to visit Venice. I cannot believe I couldn't make it out here earlier,...
Getting around in Venice Beach