Season 5, Day 1: Los Angeles to Oslo

Welcome back my loyal readers.

Yesterday we flew aboard a cramped Boeing 787 from LAX to Copenhagen, and after a three hour layover in the seemingly seat-less terminal we caught a 737 to Oslo.

We started of the journey by passing through the TSA checkpoint miraculously unscathed which gave us each our first point on the board. We spent a couple of hours relaxing in the sunniest and most comfortable spot in the Tom Bradley International Terminal before boarding our Norwegian Air flight.

During the flight I gave the person in front of me a minus one for immediately reclining after takeoff and not straightening up during the dinner service. I also gave the person behind me a minus one for kicking my chair a lot and for tapping his feet on my ankle. Tristan also gave him a minus one for the amount of rubbish he accumulated on the floor.

My in-flight breakfast was a Turkey sandwich and a Sara Lee pound cake.

I only managed to watch two movies on the flight which were Mona Lisa Smile and The Aviator.

Mona Lisa Smile starring Julia Roberts.

The Aviator starring Leonardo DiCaprio supported by an incredible Cate Blanchett.

Copenhagen Airport is well known for having almost no public seating so we sat in a restaurant and ordered a $15 beer.

We arrived in Oslo after a nice short connecting flight and Tristan immediately bumbled into a minus one by having a piece of his luggage lost by the airline. After being assured that it would turn up on one of the later flights we headed to the hotel where we were pleasantly surprised with a complimentary meal that we enjoyed before collapsing exhausted into bed.

Beth of the day goes to Jonathan for finding a free luggage trolley at the airport, and for doing some great work at the check-in desk after we didn’t book ourselves enough luggage allowance.

Congratulations Jon on being so quick off the mark šŸƒ

Liz enjoys some of the sunniest and most comfortable public seating in the Tom Bradley Terminal, LAX.

Tom Bradley was the 21st mayor of Los Angeles; a role he held for twenty years. Some of his achievements include the introduction of light rail, the expansion of LAX, the building of skyscrapers in the downtown area, and hosting the first ever profitable Olympics. He introduced environmental reforms and anti-discrimination legislation and helped to transform Los Angeles into one of the most diverse cities in the world.

2 thoughts on “Season 5, Day 1: Los Angeles to Oslo”

  1. Great to have you back Ben!
    So the question bugging me is whether any Beth points have been carried over from the previous leg of the tour. Or has everyone started with a clean slate?


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