I totally agree! You know at this end of the pacific (the south pacific) there are lots of us that dread having to go through LAX
. Infact, i have friends that are kiwi's that live in London, and must regularly commute. They always used to either fly UAL, QF
/VA)(last combination is really woth a try!) Because of the situation and nightmare security drama's at LAX
, they've given up and ARE FLYING the LONGER routing through Australia, or straight through Asia.
would be a very welcome alternative...but lets not stop there. When this bloody 777-200LR comes out, I hope United see the light and start JFK
nonstop....ideal for a connection to London. I believe there is a connection UAL london - SFO
- Syd flight, but i've heard its hard to get on....the huge gay populations in SFO
keep those sectors very heavily booked.
A big problem comes from traveling star to europe, through LAX
. Due to the messey security situation causing so many delays, its all to common to miss connecting flights there....usually to the IAD
hub then off to AMS
. now (i've been forced to do it several times) there is not much worse than being stuck in terminal 6 or 7 at LAX
on on the waiting list for hours....only to find that you might not even make your bloody connecting flight in time anyway! This is more of a problem if connection from the Air NZ
flights(which are all too often late...don't get me wrong...its probably the huge summer storms across the south pacific....but air nz 744 flights always seem to be late) also because u have to change terminals at lax. In short.... its a bloody big hassel. It would be so much easier to fly straight into Denver. Although the LA
market is probably huge, I dare say at least half of the market originating at this end don't want to go to LA
anyway. But guys, its gonna stay that way....the A380 means its california first or bust!