Today is the big day! We are finally taking off for Thailand.
Even though we finished our packing last night, our day had to start early. Up at 6 and out the door before 7:30 for the two-hour drive down the hill to our shop in Canoga Park. Our GM drove us to fly-away (20 minute drive) and then another 45 minutes on the bus before arriving at LAX.
We are booked on China Airlines with a change of planes in Taiwan. The first leg is 14 hours. After a short layover and another 3 hours in the air, we will arrive in Bangkok at 1:30 Tuesday morning (Thailand time).
We are all checked in for our flight now and have gone through security. So what to do until our 1:55 boarding two hours from now?
One of the perks through American Express is access to the airlines first class lounges. For the moment we are relaxing in KLM’s private club and having a lite lunch of finger sandwiches and fresh fruit.
In addition to complimentary food and drinks, they offer free WiFi, a quiet environment and even showers if you need to freshen up between flights.
We plan on heading toward our gate a little early so we can explore the brand new Tom Bradley terminal which I hear is beautiful.