We began our trip to the UK by trying a new taxi service for our transportation to LAX. We used a company called Uber, which allows you to book everything online, so that no money is exchanged between you and the driver.
I love the no money concept. It eliminates that awkward transaction at the end of the ride and saves time. You can set up an account with Uber, so that you can still use if you find yourself somewhere without cash or your credit cards.
Admittedly, we were a little hesitant to try something new when it was so important to get to the airport on time, but we went for it and with excellent results.
Uber works off on an app for Smart phones and as soon as you enter your location and choose a type of car (sedan, SUV, et), the vehicle that is coming to pick you up is tracked via GPS and you can watch its arrival on the app.
We were picked up in less than five minutes from when we ordered our SUV. It was so quick, that we didn't really have time to watch gps tracked arrival on the app. The driver, Sam, was exceedingly polite and professional. He got us to the airport quickly and safely. The cost was ninety-two dollars from Glendale to LAX and the drivers are not allowed to accept tips.
We will definitely use Uber on our trip home and we thought that it would be a great option for going out drinking in Los Angeles, especially if the cost of the Uber Car could be shared amongst friends.
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Our nine-plus hour British Airways flight was made nicer by the best flight attendant ever, Kelly. She was very cheery and a complete turn around from the miserable attendant that we had on our United Airlines flight home from Portland.
I know that people always complain about airline food being bad, but I really enjoyed it the last time and was looking forward to dinner on the flight to London. Unfortunately, they did not have the curry dishes that were so yummy in March.
I picked the pasta dish for dinner, which was cheese filled mini ravioli with a marinara sauce. It was gloopy. I enjoyed the side salad with creamy Italian dressing and the raspberry cheesecake. Dan just ate his cheesecake.
Breakfast was marginally better. I ate a croissant with strawberry jam, a granola bar and some craisins. On the March trip, the breakfast had included a really delicious yogurt based fruit smoothie.
Just prior to landing, we saw some really pretty and very fluffy clouds.
We finally arrived in London, where our excitement eclipsed our need to take a nap.