7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4648 times:
I have been to LAX but never to any of the others and was wondering what LA area airport is the "best" or nicest one to fly into?? I am thinking about trying one of the alternative airports when i fly out that way in December. any information would be appreciated, thanks
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RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10280 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4569 times:
It really depends where you are going in LA. Burbank is nice because it is close to the city and is really small, but the terminal isn't that great. Orange County and Ontario have really nice and small airports. The atmosphere inside them is very low key and they are almost never crowded compared to LAX. They offer a more relaxing way to get to the suburbs of LA. I personally like ONT a lot and the drive to downtown is not that much further than it is from LAX with traffic.
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PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4408 times:
Burbank would be your best best. Traffic on the 405 around LAX has reached legendary proportions (Angelinos stay away from there if they can!!), and all the other airports are farther south.
Getting onto I-5 north is a snap, and if you don't hit traffic, the drive up to the 14 shouldn't be too bad. 14 north goes through some pretty dramatic scenery on the way up to Palmdale/Lancaster. High desert after that until you get to Mojave.
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United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7583 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4350 times:
My fave is SNA (special take-off no extra charge) . Depends on which airline and what kind of plane you want to fly on . I flew into LAX in july only because I booked a seat on a UA 744. If it wasn't for the 744,I'de for sure use SNA. It's such a clean,modern compact airport.
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AAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4283 times:
If you are going to Mojave than why not fly into LAX cause at the end of the day if you get stuck and miss your flight or something happens and you cant make it there arent that many flights you could take out of BUR or airports of that nature Just my opinion though.
RogerThat From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4260 times:
The Bob Hope BUR Airport is the closest to Mojave, but my vote goes to Long Beach. Just because I like that old art deco looking terminal, the cafe serves up good food with a good view, and there is a neat pilot shop just off the main terminal. Ain't bad for spotting with the big military cargo ships, old DC-3s flying out to Catalina and the birthplace of the DC-9.
FrontierCPT From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4213 times:
Is BUR modern, or from what I've seen of it, very...un-high tech, and from the pics in the database, it looked like it didn't have jetways? I'm flying out of it on January 1, to SFO, on a Skywest CR2. What are your opinions on the airport? Thanks in advance!
Vtdl From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4188 times:
I used to fly to SNA lot, and I really like that airport. Easy to get in and out. Short walk to the gates and to rental car counters. Also, the take-off takes you out toward and over Catalina Island, a very nice view of the island from the air.