It is OK to fly into LAX. Take the SUPPER SHUTTLE (Blue Van) to Long Beach. This talke about an hour and I think it cost $35.00. Stay on the QUEEN MARY in Long Beach. It is less than two city blocks to the PRIDE. We did this last Oct. The Queen Mary give a discount to the Carnival passengers. Be sure to tell them this when you CALL for the reservation. Also on Sunday morning you "check in" for the PRIDE while on the Queen Mary. Your luggage can be taken from you room on the Queen Mary and will delivered to the PRIDE. Enjoy your trip -- we did.