9. Drink a beer, score an Uber
Uber cars have to have special credentials to enter LAX for pickups, but if you can get to one of the airport hotels on Century Blvd (and it’s easy -- just take one of the free shuttles), you can call a ride from there and save yourself from having to book a regular Uber car. Try for the Sheraton one so you can stop by the hotel’s beer bar (with about 100 beers in the bottle and over a dozen on tap) for a drink while you wait.
10. Get to the East side for $8
Need to get to or from the East side? Take the FlyAway shuttle to Union Station Downtown in about 45 minutes for just $8 and catch a taxi from there.
11. You can leave your bags where?
If you’ve got a long layover and want to get out into the city, or just to sun it up at the beach, take a taxi two minutes to LAX luggage storage and stow your gear for $7 a day. They’ll even pick up and drop off your bags for an extra $5 each. Everyone’s got baggage, after all.