I know this topic has been well covered, and I've read most of the threads. Thought I would seek out some area controllers for advice though, and anybody else who has transited the area recently. I'll be flying to compton airport from Norcal sometime next week, and will be on flight following. As I understand it, the mini-route provides the lowest altitude. Do I just tell the controller I want the mini route, keep my current squawk code and fly on my way? I know I have to have clearance for the mini, but does being on FF count? Or do I have to cancel FF, contact SMO, get a code, contact Hawthorne on the other side of LAX, then land at KCPM? On the way out, I assume I circle above compton till at 2,500 (?) contact Hawthorne again, do the reverse and be on my merry way? The route doesn't look too hard, busy airspace isn't a big deal for me. (In and out of KSFO class B all the time). Just want to make sure I'm doing it right and not missing anything.