Can you answer a few of my tourist questions?
We are coming to LA in March (From Australia) Our flight home doesn't leave until 10.35pm but we have to check out of the hotel at 10am. My question is are we able to checkout, go to the airport and check our bags in or would it be too early? (We are staying at Disneyland while in the US and transfers are included from LAX to Anaheim and back again when we leave) Also what transport would be available from the airport to take us back into LA to kill time before our flight leaves? And how much would it cost? Can you do a lot of sight seeing on foot in LA or do you need transportation to get to a lot of places? What's the weather like there in March? Thanks in advance!
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I don't know where your hotel is but I would suggest looking in to doing things out from your hotel and have them hold your bags and transport you to the airport after dinner. (you can always ask your hotel for a later check out too) Many times hotels will have a place where your luggage can be placed and they are near more things than an airport is. I would look at this site - figure out some options and see if it is closer to get to them from your hotel than from the airport. It would be early to check your bags - in the old days they would send them off on the first flight but now they make sure that bag and passenger are on the same flight so they would be held somewhere and you stand the risk of them not getting on your plane. http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/
depend on your Situation.
Danni, this is VERY common at hotels around Disneyland. All of the "Good Neighbor" hotels around the resort offer the service mentioned already: Holding your bags, presumably while you are visiting the park one last time. Contact your hotel to see if tney offer it. If not, maybe you should change your hotel. If you opt for storing your bags at LAX, the airline might let you check in early, but you should call. If not, then there is a service that stores baggage: http://laxluggagestorage.com/ Prices depend on the siz and number of bags. If you want to go to LA for sightseeing, take the "Flyaway" bus to Union Station. Cost is $7. You can do some limited sightseeing, especially if you take the Red Line Subway: -Union Station: Olvera Street, Phillippe's for a beef sandwich, Chinatown -7th Street/Metro: Staples Center, LA Live/Nokia Theater, The Pantry, Grammy Museum, ESPN Zone -Hollywood & Highland: H&H Complex, Kodak Theater, Chinese Theater, Walk of Fame, El Capitan Theater -Universal City: Universal Studios and City Walk Cost is $1.50 per ride, or get a day pass for $6. Weather is very mild in March. Average high is 73, average low is 59.
Hotel checkout is usually 11am for business hotels and 12noon for family hotels. The hotel will typically allow you to stay longer, if you ask in advance.= sometimes for free; you can always pay for another night. You need to contact the airline to determine what is the earliest you can check your bag. It's about 45-50 minutes from Anaheim to LAX. It's nearly impossible to get around LA on foot. There is some public transportation but it only goes where it goes and difficult to use if it's not going where you want to go. You can figure out how to get there, it just might add on hours to the journey. LAX is near - Marina Del Rey/Venice Beach, Manhattan Beach, and sort of close to Santa Monica
Its highly unlikely you can check your bags that early. You can rent a day room at one of the hotels near the airport and store your luggage and go to the airport and get a shuttle to take you whereever you would like to go. SuperShuttle...
All I can add to the advice given so far is to be sure to allow yourselves enough time to clear security at the airport (3 hours, maybe more, for international flights).
All hotels will hold your bags for you after you check out, for you to pick up later in the day. I would suggest you stay in Anaheim that day. There is lots of shopping (downtown Disney) available. There is shuttle service available from LAX to Anaheim- just inquire at the hotel. Most airlines will not let you check in bags more than a few hours in advance.