I was going to fly BA too, they seem to have the best flight times and are direct. Good thinking going a couple of days early though to get used to the time difference. il probably book a flight for the 4th as well so im not half asleep on the first day!
I know, i couldnt believe it when i saw that you were from Poole!
Im flying out on the 5th Sept and then staying at the hotel in LA the night before the tour... I havnt booked my flights yet though! When are you flying out? Whats the link for the facebook page for the tour?