Since I live in Studio City, I mostly fly out of Burbank Airport, but there's times when the price is insane, so I do venture to LAX. Usually grabbing an Uber, rather than driving myself, and paying a ton for parking. Not sure if you've heard, but LAX has now changed the rules on ride share drop-offs, which I believe includes taxi's.
So, not only will this affect you as a traveler, but also as a friend of someone who's traveling. Better pre-plan your excuses as to why you can't drop them off at LAX, other than because it's a nightmare.
Read more about the ride share changes at LAX, and definitely keep this in mind during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.