Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 6th, 2006, 08:29 AM
MichelleP's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: sunny Orlando, Florida
Posts: 3,362
Default What time is rush hour in Los Angeles?

I'm spending next week in Palmdale, California and need to fly into LAX on Monday. I'd like to time my flight so that when I get on the road I'll be out of rush hour. When are the roads most congested?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,
Michelle P.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 6th, 2006, 08:42 AM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 288
Default

Between 7AM and 6PM
__________________
If ya ain't cruising ya ain't livin!!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 6th, 2006, 08:43 AM
MichelleP's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: sunny Orlando, Florida
Posts: 3,362
Default

Oh, that was helpful.

Cheers,
Michelle P.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old April 6th, 2006, 08:56 AM
DougR.'s Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Erial, New Jersey
Posts: 3,310
Default

Actually Michelle, he wasn't really joking. The freeways in LA are almost always a horror show. I have experienced "infrastructure delays" (PC term for too damn many cars on the road) at almost all daylight hours. I am glad I was only there temporarily.
__________________
Doug




Explorer of the Seas October 2013
Caribbean Princess July 2006, May 2010 & November 2012
Monarch of the Seas November 2008
Crown Princess November 2007
Celebrity Zenith November 2005
Enchantment of the Seas August 2004
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old April 6th, 2006, 09:47 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: So Cal
Posts: 2,931
Default

Ah come on, they're not that bad!!!??? Well I guess for some they can be very intimidating and yes there are times even I won't get on them. Michelle, I would say anytime between 9AM and 3PM shouldn't be too bad. Most people are already at work but many businesses have a 3PM quitting time to help ease the congestion. What's out in Palmdale? That's where many people go offroading and/or riding their ATVs. Have a great time and I hope our weather cooperates and stops raining for you. Enjoy.
__________________
CU@C,
Teresa and Larry


#36-Carnival Splendor 9/16/12
7 night Mexican Riviera
Retirement Celebration

#37-Allure of the Seas 11/11/12
7 night Eastern Caribbean

#38-Celebrity Solstice 4/8/13
17 night Tahiti -- Sydney-Honolulu
40th Anniversary Celebration

270 days at see; soon to be 302
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old April 6th, 2006, 10:14 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,904
Send a message via AIM to Darcy
Default

Michelle:

I was just there in early March. On Monday, we left our hotel at about 11:00 a.m. and there really wasn't much traffic at all. It took us about 15 minutes to get from the hotel (Westin LAX) to San Pedro. Coming back, we were on the freeway on Friday at about 7:30 a.m.. While there was a lot of traffic, it was moving pretty well. The closer we got to the airport the slower it got, but we never came to a complete standstill. It took about half an hour to get from the pier to the airport.

Darcy
__________________
Celebrity Century 1/09
Carnival Destiny 10/07
Carnival Destiny 9/06
Monarch of the Seas 3/06
Carnival Inspiration 8/05
Carnival Miracle 4/05
Carnival Inspiration 4/04
Sovereign of the Seas 4/03
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old April 6th, 2006, 11:04 AM
MichelleP's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: sunny Orlando, Florida
Posts: 3,362
Default

Thanks everyone. My flight arrives at 9:30. Might have more traffic when I leave as that flight will be at 10:30.

Cheers,
Michelle P.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old April 6th, 2006, 12:36 PM
CruisinK n J's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,376
Default What Time is Rush Hour in Los Angeles?

Your biggest hurdle will be the 405 freeway. You don't say if you're getting in 9:30 a.m. or p.m.

BTW, Keith is right: you might want to check out shuttle service to Palmdale. They have a big airport out there.

Judy
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old April 6th, 2006, 01:37 PM
bigjohn461's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hot Springs, Ark.(just below farrimco
Posts: 4,118
Default

I always tried to get in to LA around midnight or 1am..it was still busy at those hours but not as bad. *in my truck driving days*.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
angeles, average, big, ca, cal, hour, la, lax, los, palmdale, rush, time, times

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Los Angeles flight time post cruise cricketgal Mexico 2 December 11th, 2005 06:16 PM
Los Angeles flight time post cruise cricketgal Princess Cruise Lines 2 November 28th, 2005 02:42 AM
Los Angeles flight time cricketgal Ask CruiseMates Staff 1 November 27th, 2005 01:31 PM
rush hour travisb85 Teen Cruisers 1 February 11th, 2004 03:24 PM
Debarkation time to Los Angeles Airport Rob H Princess Cruise Lines 1 August 31st, 2001 01:08 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:43 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1