Ok, so there is a thread on what it takes to get you to take a longer drive to get a flights. So, this one is the opposite.
The closest commercial airport to my home town is Oxnard, CA
/KOXR) and is only a 10 minute drive from my parent's house or 3 minutes from my father's business (I timed it). The service is limited to an average of 5-6 Brasilias per day to LAX
on United Express/Skywest (down from a heyday of probably 10-12 flights to LAX
, flights to SFO
and other places, as well as a short lived HPX service to PHX
To me, the time, convinience and extra 1000 FF
miles (2000 with my elite bonus) is often worth a bit extra. I would say that OXR
is worth $80-$100 more to fly. Funny thing is, recently I booked my trip home for Thanksgiving and it was actually cheaper to do OXR
, eventhough I have to transit LAX
So, what is it worth to you to fly from closer to home?