Topic of the Week: Mark Your Calendars for a Cranky Dorkfest on September 29 at LAX


We had a great time last August getting together for In ‘n Out and plane-spotting, so I thought I’d do it again. But this time, I’ve decided to think about all you poor airline employees who might want to come if you can find a seat into town. That’s why we’ll do this on a Saturday at the end of September – should be more open seats than in August.

Come on over to the In ‘n Out at LAX starting at 11a on Saturday, September 29 for the 2nd (hopefully) annual Cranky Dorkfest. We’ll eat some burgers, watch some airplanes, and just geek out in general. That should give you enough time to get back on your last flight of the day back home.

Leave a comment or send me a note at if you have any questions. Hopefully I’m not eating and spotting alone (but I’ve done it before)…

31 comments on “Topic of the Week: Mark Your Calendars for a Cranky Dorkfest on September 29 at LAX

  1. Oh, you won’t ever be spotting alone. Atticus can be with you. My favorite weekend activity with my son was to ride my bike with him in tow to Gravelly Point Park at DCA (he’s too big now to fit into the bike seat).

  2. Been there. I-n-O’s burgers are sooo good that I might forget to spot. When I l ived in the area, too many years ago, the routine was a bag of burgers and a quick ride to the observation bluff, Northwest of the North runway complex. I spoze it has been closed for years…

    1. Are you talking about Imperial Hill, which is on the bluff next to Imperial Highway? That’s still there. It’s got some benches and scopes.

  3. Sounds great…but are you aware that the 405 closure is that weekend? Not a problem for you folks heading from points south but those of us up in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys will be out of luck.

    1. It’s true. Those north of the airport will have trouble getting to this event. I’m sorry about that, so we’ll have to do a make-up session for those up north.

  4. I showed up today for this event today. I was mistaken, but it was a beautiful day and I chatted up with a native JFK (like me) for 30 min.

    Topics for 9/29
    A. Proposed taxiway for North Runways
    – 100′, 200′, 340′ needed or 0′

  5. YES there is a way to get from LAX airport to the IN-&-OUT…just walk, I have done it several times when I had a 4hr turn in LAX…it takes about 20-25 minutes…there are actually sidewalks ALL the way…no need to walk on grass, curbs , etc….

    1. Jump on the Marriott or Sheraton courtesy bus and you’re halfway there…Budget Rent a Car bus will get you even closer!

      1. I would say you’re better off walking than going to a hotel shuttle. Most of them are lumped together with multiple properties so it can take awhile and you aren’t that much closer. If you want a shuttle, Parking Spot Sepulveda is definitely the way to go.

  6. I would love to attend but this is the weekend of the 2nd annual carmeggedon in LA. I live in the valley and will not be able to get there unless cranky sends a helicopter to come and get me.

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