, when I visited SAN
back in November, I was told by the hotel staff that it was certainly possible to drive up to LA
, so long as it was after 11am, and I got the hell out of LA
before 4pm at the latest. Outside those times, driving to/from LA
is apparently madness - and I can certainly believe that, given the profusion of highways in & around the LA
With the BA
flight, I guess they thought SAN
has a) Tourist potential for Brit travellers (exactly why I went...) b) SAN
is known as having a relatively wealthy population, who would be willing to pay a premium to travel non-stop to Europe.
Guess one or both didn't work out, or work well enough given BA
's tremendous problems at the moment (hey, at least they made a profit in 2002 though!!)
I'm not an expert, but I'd certainly be willing to pay up to $100 more to fly non-stop to SAN
, and therefore avoid a drive from LA
during commuting hours.
I hope BA
reinstate the route, although it does give me an excuse now to fly a US carrier instead!