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Old 08-02-2006, 10:44 AM   #1  
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Default Commuting to LAX....

In light of ASA's recent announcement of opening up LAX with a bid coming in a few days, can anyone give recommendations on crashpads in LAX? Transportation arrangements? Extended Stay hotels? ect.....

And for those who want to bash the idea of commuting in and out of LAX, don't bother responding. I want real answers please......
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:15 AM   #2  
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Just wondering how junior or senior are you? I'm just trying to get an idea if it will go junior or senior
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:33 AM   #3  
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slap, I think I posted this before, if so, apologies.... If you are enquiring about left seat, I know there has been a few in SLC senior to me (313 on the list) but, I also think they might change their minds, some bid it before they came out with the day line only thing.
Here's an idea.... once the list does come out, we should all trade numbers, or use the alpa board maybe, and do a hotel room share. I use to live in LA and still visit sometimes, traffic is horrible, parking at Aport I hear is $$.
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I won't see the left seat for a while. Being in the right seat in LA will make it hard to live. I know in Ontario/Victorville CA its fairly inexpensive to live but I'm not sure how far it is from LA.
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Inexpensive and socal- ha. Two words that just don't work togeather down there.
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Old 08-02-2006, 01:17 PM   #6  
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I won't see the left seat for a while. Being in the right seat in LA will make it hard to live. I know in Ontario/Victorville CA its fairly inexpensive to live but I'm not sure how far it is from LA.

Ah, The Inland Empire, the industrial back lot of LA...the highest per-capita concentration of ex-cons in the nation...plus blazing desert heat to go with your smog...

It is reasonably priced...for SOCAL.
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I won't see the left seat for a while. Being in the right seat in LA will make it hard to live. I know in Ontario/Victorville CA its fairly inexpensive to live but I'm not sure how far it is from LA.
Living in LA with reg pilot wages is not a good idea unless you're from LA and are established there. If it will be you first time, look elsewhere you might as well be based in Honolulu. Forget about housing, the apartments are becoming very expensive since not many can afford to buy anymore. Houses in the worst areas of LA are probably worth the same as 6 bedroom houses in the fly over states. PLUS traffic is horrible, if you live more than 20 miles from LAX(Ontario,Desert), expect your commute to take hours during rush hour which is like most of the day since the freeways leading to LAX are some of the busiest in the nation. I do have to say though that eventhough a lot of things suck, the proximity to the ocean and beach communites such as Malibu or Laguna and the weather kind of make up for living there.

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Old 08-02-2006, 01:43 PM   #8  
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try the glendale and burbank areas. they aren't as pricey, but are still nice areas, and aren't too far from from super hip areas like silverlake, echo park...
if you are looking to buy, downtown la is turning a lot of old buildings into lofts, they are starting to get really expensive, but you can still find some that are reasonable, and will be great investments in the long run...
then there's always van nuys, but it's kinda porno....
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GreatView, try the city of El Segundo it's right on the south side of LAX. On the map pick city button for zoom and you will see where it says El Segundo. They've got a lot of aprtments in that community. I don't know what the prices are but since it's close to the beach it might be expensive but the fact that it's close to noisy LAX might make it cheaper too.

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...tate=&zipcode=
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I used to live in El Segundo. It's not cheap but it's a great, safe, place to live with easy access to LAX. $1000/mo will get you a dumpy studio. Bike path is awesome. Close to the beach.
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