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Direct flights from London to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) take around 11 hours, and with Los Angeles eight hours behind the UK, you should expect to suffer some jetlag.

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, American Airlines and Air New Zealand all operate regular direct flights from London Heathrow; Air New Zealand's flights offer the unique Skycouch facility – a trio of seats you can book as one, ideal for travelling families to stretch out and relax). 

The sheer scale of LA means that hiring a car when you get here is essential for family holidays, perhaps as part of a fly-drive package. Alternatively, hire a motorhome.

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