Flight from YSSY-KLAX
About 600 miles outside of LAX, i begin to realize I most likely don’t have the fuel required to make the approach to KLAX (Traffic was landing on the 25’s, I could probably have shot the string in approach to the 7’s.) Around 150nm out I make the decision to divert to KINS and stay out the way of the active, dense airspace. I understand that there is now a feature in the ATC commands to handle such a situation, but my thinking was it is better to divert out of the way rather than clog up traffic any more than already is.
My question is, how do our Air traffic Controllers want this situation to play out? Was the decision to divert to avoid the airspace the correct one?
EDIT: I understand fuel planning is my responsibility and that I dropped the ball on proper fuel management, but regardless, this is the situation we were presented with.