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Going To LAX? Check Out This Journalist's Odyssey From Pasadena To The Airport On Public Transit

A side by side image. On the left is the main entrance to the Los Angeles International Airport. The L.A.X. sign and palm trees are set against a sunset sky. On the right is Meghna Chakrabarti from the waist up as she stands outside and smiles at the camera, wearing a V-neck shirt and a blazer.
Meghna Chakrabarti was armed with a stopwatch and a handy TAP card.
(Left: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images | Right: Courtesy of Liz Linder Photography)
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It's no secret that getting to LAX can be a hassle. That's why next week you'll get an in-depth guide to the airport's hacks, history and future.

But if you want a glimpse of just how time-consuming the trek can be now, Meghna Chakrabarti, host of WBUR's On Point, is your new expert. She traveled from Pasadena to Los Angeles International Airport on public transit after joining KPCC/LAist for Public Radio Palooza — and dared to live tweet the whole shebang.

With a stopwatch at the ready, Chakrabarti began her journey at the Memorial Park Metro station. The big question: How long would it take her to get to LAX? Follow along to find out.

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