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LAX - SFO: AA, WN Or UA?  
User currently offlineOhthedrama747 From UK - Scotland, joined Jan 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4645 times:

Hi,

I'm having a bit of trouble deciding between which airline to travel with. I'm looking to depart around noon from LA on 08/06 so they're all pretty good on that front. On the way back on the 8th though I want to leave after 6. Preferably about 8.

Mainly just because I want to do some further sightseeing on the Saturday and get dinner before getting the BART to SFO.

Any suggestions? I've heard very mixed reviews about UA but they have the latest departure times on the Saturday. I'm also inclined to go with AA on the way there for the M80/M83.

I don't mind splitting carriers either. Any advice for the way back?

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User currently offlineOhthedrama747 From UK - Scotland, joined Jan 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4645 times:

Virgin America have pretty decent times too. Are they any good?

Cheers


User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 weeks ago) and read 4621 times:

I would go Virgin too  Wink. I'm in the East Coast, so they're not really here, so if I were you, id try Virgin


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24846 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4615 times:

As a product I'd say Virgin America even as its such a short flight.

If schedule is what is driving you then United is the choice due to the sheer frequency they offer. Also listening to ATC on Ch9, is not a bad way to pass the flight.

Also for reference Saturdays are a slower travel day hence why many carriers offer reduced schedules domestically.

Lastly hope the weather cooperates for your visit. If it gets foggy or low ceilings expect ATC delays at SFO which can have a cascading effect as the day goes on.



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User currently offlineJamesjimlb From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4602 times:



Quoting Ohthedrama747 (Reply 1):
Virgin America have pretty decent times too. Are they any good?

I hear they are FANTASTIC! My buddy flew them and he loved it so much!

Regarding the primary question, out of those 3 i would go with AA, but it is really your call, if you want to spend alot of time there on your last day take UA, plus ch9 is always a pleasure.
If you are looking for something new, i would recomend Virgin America.





Rgds,
James



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User currently offlineTeo747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4584 times:

I had the chance to fly Virgin America from SFO-SAN in May and would definitely choose to fly with them over UA in most cases, but on a flight that short I think that picking the most convenient schedule is the way to go. It looks like taking UA would get you an additional 2 hours to spend in San Francisco, which I think certainly outweighs any advantages the VX (or AA, or WN) product might have over UA on a 1 hour flight.

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

I'd say VX or WN. Your midday departure from LAX should mitigate the security lines at Terminal 1 you see in the morning. VX is nice, though for such a short flight, you won't really be able to take advantage of their full product. They will have limited food available, and it won't be worth it to pay for TV.


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User currently offlineOhthedrama747 From UK - Scotland, joined Jan 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4565 times:

Thanks for all your opinions.

In the end I've booked VX. Pretty decent flight times too:

LAX - SFO 12.25
SFO - LAX 20.15

I had a look on their website and they look pretty fantastic so will give it a shot.

Thanks very much for responding!


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24846 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

Hope you enjoy it.

We are expecting a TR now.  Smile



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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4485 times:

Excellent, I was doing an LAX-SFO r/t and decided on Virgin America also cheapest of the airlines, UA, VX, WN and AA and AS even.

Have a good time!

Alex



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