I live here in Arcata. Horizon Air has been flying the Q400's into ACV
for almost 2 years now. They are way quieter than the Q200's and have a generous 36" of legroom. They also offer free microbrew and wine as part of the beverage service. I usually fly Horizon from ACV
up to PDX
. Horizon is hands down the best airline I have flown on in the US and their flight crews are excellent. These LA
flights are going to be a godsend to the folks around here and the Redding community as well. We are isolated here on the Humboldt County coast. Fog can be a hassle since the edge of the runway is near Clam Beach. United Express flies mostly EMB 120's to SFO
except for one CRJ that they run on the busiest flight. They also fly twice a day to SMF
. United usually charges an arm and a leg ($250 rt) to SFO
. Although the United Express employees here at ACV
are great, United does not treat this market with much respect and the product is often inconsistent.
Horizon said that tickets will be $69 each way for the two months then go up to $99 afterward. If they can keep the airfares down around $99 ow/$200 rt they should be able to keep the flights pretty full. There are alot of Humboldt State University students from SoCal. These flights also add a new option to Mexico, Hawaii, and points east. This should make it easy for me to visit family in the New York area since there are so many flights out of LAX
I'm leavin on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again....