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US Dollar to British Pound exchange at LAX...

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US Dollar to British Pound exchange at LAX...

I hope this is not "off topic", but we are flying out (of LA) on the 18th and were trying to find a cheaper exchange rate than the place @ LAX. The banks I do business with do not offer this service (other than being able to use our card in the UK).

Anyone have advice regarding the best (cheapest) place to exchange money?

* Local exchange services

* Exchange services in the casinos

* LAX exchange service

(or a bank in the above areas??)

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1. Re: US Dollar to British Pound exchange at LAX...

I'd use my ATM card and get money as you need it.

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2. Re: US Dollar to British Pound exchange at LAX...

We are planning on doing so for the most part, however, you do need some cash as you are getting into town.

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3. Re: US Dollar to British Pound exchange at LAX...

There are plenty of ATMs at all the airports

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4. Re: US Dollar to British Pound exchange at LAX...

AtomicCity: There are ATMs in both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Otherwise, you might just want to get a few pounds at a bank with a foreign exchange in L.A., though if you don't have an account with them, they'll probably charge you a fee.

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5. Re: US Dollar to British Pound exchange at LAX...

I hadn't thought to get money out at an airport ATM...cheaper than the exchange service I'm assuming? (ie ATM fees in LHR are cheaper than the exchange fee of the service?)

Great advice if so! I'm also going to call my local AAA office to see if they offer it, as some locations do.

Thanks!

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6. Re: US Dollar to British Pound exchange at LAX...

AtomicCity: My bank (WAMU) charges either $1.50 or $3.00 for each foreign ATM transaction. I try to only use the ATM once per city if I'm traveling to the UK and/or other countries in Europe.

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