Our experience in the departure section of LAX was a huge improvement on our arrivals. The people were a lot more helpful and things went smoothly and there were no long queues as we had experienced on arrival. We were soon checked in with boarding passed and found a nice corner to park off for a couple of hours. We needed to feed the crew once again and Paul set off to find the best selection and came back with the most expensive sandwiches @10.50$ each. This was the most reasonable purchase he could make. Needless to say he bought one for each band member and one for us to share. He bought a 3$ coke for each and we took an empty mug and filled it with water from the tap. We knew we could get a good meal on the plane and Emirates did not dissapoint us there.
We started our 16 hour leg to Dubai, but we were all excited about new adventures and for Paul and I the added bonus of seeing our daughter, Robyn. Paul had not been to Dubai before and was very excited about the visit.