Greatest Hits: The Genius LAX In & Out Burger Trick

As the first year of Fly&Dine draws to a close, I’ll be looking back on the stories that turned Fly&Dine from a tiny blog into a growing monolith (and major hub of hyperbole). With only two weeks left in 2014, let’s take a look at another popular story on Fly&Dine that proved using the word “Genius” in titles really gets people’s attention.

An ENORMOUS tip of the hat to the ladies of Heels First Travel for this incredible trick that gets you a ride to LA’s famous In & Out Burger and back to LAX FOR FREE. Got a layover and need a Double-Double Animal Style? This trick gets it done. Just make sure to leave yourself plenty of time to order and get back to the airport for your next flight.

So what’s the trick? Hop a ride with the airport parking shuttle that’s right next to the In & Out! When you’re done, get back on the shuttle and head back to the airport. Not exactly what the shuttle is intended for, but as long as you tip your driver, I don’t see the harm here.

Here’s how it works: After you land, head out to the median curb (not the internal curb, but the outer one) and stand under the red signs reserved for hotel courtesy shuttles. Look for a spotted bus that says “The Parking Spot.” They’re hard to miss because the buses look like leopards. Make sure to get on the Parking Spot bus for SEPULVEDA. If you get on the one for Century Blvd., the trick doesn’t work.

Once you get to the parking garage, get off, walk over to In & Out and go nuts. My favorite is the Double-Double Animal Style with Animal Style fries (roughly 14 million calories in total).  What’s your go-to In & Out order? Leave it in the comments.

Since I live in LA (and across from an In & Out), I doubt I’ll ever do this myself, but give it a shot. I’d love to hear your experience!

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  1. The shuttle is actually intended for paying customers of the Parking Spot, and paid for by them. So I don’t think it’s cool to do that, whether you tip or not.

  2. The Parking Spot is well aware of this and I have never seen them stop someone for doing this. Note, in the Parking Spot garage, there is a HUGE arrow that points you to the exit to the In N’ Out.

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