Our USA trip 2009
Well we survived the plane trip. The kids were OK , they slept a few hours towards the end. The main problem was that they were much more attuned to their biological clock which was telling them that it was afternoon: awake and be active and play time. Soon after boarding Marcel has felt it was LA time, that is the wee hours of the morning. The disconnect between these two caused me a bit of angst: Why won;t you go to sleep. Marcel watched Quantum Solace and Gran Tarismo, while Bek watched the latter and Slumdog Millionaire. The ability to watch and pause which ever movie you wish is fantastic. oms was
Overall impreessions of Virgin: service and food very good quality. seats: cheap and not very confortale: the domestic seats are better than the interntaional ones. I would recommend it to anyone travelling overseas, excellent value for money.
LA airport is absolutely shocking. They are undergoing construction (I hope). Customs was simple., fingerprinted and photographed so that we are now on the FBI's database. Quarantine was a joke, they obviously dont care about that very much.
Picking up the car was painful, we hAD TO WAIT IN LINE FOR AGES, around 1 hour. Lickily we had a few other aussies to chat to. One couple were spending their entire trip in Las Vegas (all 22 dasys of it). Go figure.