In early May I’m flying to Vancouver from New York City with a 9h long layover in Los Angeles. (from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.). Since I have a few hours to spare and have never been to L.A. before, I was planning on leaving the airport and going to either Santa Monica Pier or Venice Beach (maybe both?) and being back in time for my connection.
The thing is that there’s nowhere I can leave my luggage inside the airport, and I don’t want to spend a lot of money by leaving it at the storage that’s nearby. I did a bit of research and found that I can only check in as early as 3 hours before my flight. Is there any way to checking in early or leaving my bag with the company before checking in? Any other suggestions also welcomed! Thanks a lot 🙂