My Airport History: Los Angeles (LAX)

Large LAX letters alongside Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles, California, United States

First visit: 1 Feb 2012
flighthistorian.com/airports/LAX

Dayton doesn’t serve any airport west of the Rockies. So although LAX is one of the busiest airports in the world, and a hub for many airlines, I haven’t flown through it very often.

My very first LAX trip was on the way out to a 2012 Hawaiian vacation, as the second of two layovers – and it was a seven hour layover, too. Fortunately, I had a friend that lived in the area, and at the time I’d never visited Los Angeles before, so he picked me up and gave me several-hour tour of the city before I returned to LAX for my transpacific flight.

My return flight from Hawaii also went through LAX, and since that was the same route taken on the flight in Snakes on a Plane, I made sure to decorate my boarding pass appropriately.

A boarding pass from HNL to LAX, decorated with the Snakes on a Plane movie poster, a lei, and gummy snakes
I had another flight through LAX later that year, but then didn’t fly through there again until 2018, on an AKL–LAX flight home from the last stop of a trip through Australia and New Zealand.

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