Posted September 13th, 2017, 05:06 PM
...if we could catch one, on the fly, around 10:00 - 10:30. that would be ideal. Thanks for any insights you may have.
The shuttle services WILL have lots of shuttles at the pier...mostly because a lot of folks will make reservations...and because they know there's a market for it...HOWEVER, the problem is that, if you are trying to be among the last off the ship, by that time, those shuttles may have already split the scene...
So, if I were you, I would go ahead and make some sort of reservation. As Keith noted, Execucar is a good deal--if you want a private car service. If you are looking for as low a price as you can get, then I'd just reserve a shared shuttle service--which should run around $17 per person one way. The good thing is that, with so many people leaving a ship and headed for LAX, there's a pretty good chance they will just fill up at the pier and not make any other stops --so, direct service from the pier to LAX...avoiding one of the main problems with shared shuttles--waiting to fill up and then making multiple drop-off stops.
A 3:00 flight means you will have a lot of time to fill...So, I agree with you...Get to the main dining room as late as you can for breakfast and then take as long eating it as they'll let you...Even with that, they'll want to clear the ship by 10:00 am if not earlier...and the MDR way before that...so, 9:30 is not bad for a pick-up estimate...Of course, knowing Super Shuttle, they'd probably have the van there waiting for you. Depending on the day of the week and traffic, you would get to LAX as early as 10:00 am (it's only a 20 mile ride, virtually all freeway, so, if traffic is light--like Sunday morning, for example, you'd arrive around 10:00)...Even with traffic by 10:30 or so...So, expect to have about 4 and a half hours to kill at LAX...Bring a book or other entertainment...
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