The past few days I spent calling the 3 cheapest airfares I found on I wrote out all my questions to ask the agent so I would not have to call back. I needed to know the pet fee, how much baggage was per bag, fee for window seat, can I have a carry on if I have an animal, what time do I need to be there if I have an animal.

After calling American Airlines, Jet Blue and Virgin America, I decided to go with Virgin America.  The flight is decent times, a $100 fee for Ali, and each bag is only $15. The American flight bags started at $15, went to $30 for 2nd bag and $100 for 3rd bag. Jet blue 1st bag was free, 2nd $30 and 3rd was $75. I was not sure how many bags I would be taking so I figured it would be best to go with the cheapest one option. I can have up to 10 bags for $15.  I don’t think I will have more than 3 bags. Hopefully! I don’t think I can handle more than that.

I am so excited. I leave August 15th at 11am from JFK arriving just after 2pm in LA. I was on cloud 9 today.  I finally feel like I am moving.  This move has been in planning since February but I finally feel like I am moving. After 25 years, (literally) of talking about living in LA I am finally going to take the plunge and live in the land I have dreamt about. I only wish my grandmother lived to see me move out there as I always told her I would when I was 6. There was no way that could have happened since I was 14 when she passed away.

I am looking forward to the next 40 days of planning, cleaning, packing, and saying good-bye. I am onto my next great adventure!