I'm flying back with family from Heathrow to Auckland but have the usual annoying stop in LA where we get off and then get back on the same plane.
The issue is that transit stop is going to be held on Thanks Giving Day.
My last experience transiting in LA in 2010 was "unpleasant" but that was the old terminal and I didnt have Koru etc. (but then no kids either)
One school of thought is that it will be fine because just like christmas day, fewer people travel on the actual public holiday.
So my questions are.
- whats the new terminal like compared to the old one. Do we still have to leave plane go through customs or sit in an empty room?
- will the airport be busy/chaotic on the actual public holiday that people travel for.
- tips for improving quality of transit experience. I have Koru and lots of airpasses from air nz credit card. Will I be able to get me, the other half and two kids into an airport lounge ?