We are off to New Orleans – a quick breakfast and then grab the shuttle to the airport. About a 15 minute drive to LAX from Lawndale so pretty easy. We left at 8am as the shuttle only goes once per hour and we were here by 8:15am.
Security was pretty easy – off with the shoes and out with the computer and I am through. Pam on the other hand tries to go through with a metal pendant and her around the neck bag. So she has to go back to security and put them through the machine. She then also gets stopped by having her watch still on – back again and this time all ok.
So it is only about 8:30 and our flight is not until 10:30 – we probably should have caught the 9am shuttle.
So we wait and wait and are then told the inbound flight is delayed because of de-icing in Salt Lake City.
Finally we are told it has landed but it does not show at the gate. More time passes and we are told the plane in front of it was waiting for the machine to pull it to the gate and it broken down and they have to tow it away and get a new one.
So finally our 10:30am flight is going to leave at 11:20am.
All sitting on the plane waiting and we hear the familiar voice of the gate man saying that they are replacing the wheel on one of the tires and it should not be too long.
We finally take off at about 11:45 – an uneventful flight once we leave and we arrive in New Orleans at 5:30pm.
We get a taxi into town as it costs less than the shuttle ($33 vs $38) and book into the Prince Conti hotel.
Pam does not like our room as it has no Windows!
Looks like we will be changing rooms to a normal room today (Saturday) and then back to a Suite on Sunday + Monday.