Beardown91737 wrote:ONT is mostly concerned with being able to serve the local catchment area and drive an economic engine for the region. No one is trying to make anyone from Los Angeles drive to ONT to catch a plane. We just want to have our nice convenient airport and not bother with a drive to west BFE. We want our incoming travelers to have a nearby place to arrive, go to the business they need to go to, and stay in our hotels, etc, so they can miss the mess at LAX.
The OIAA will do some marketing campaigns to raise awareness for incoming passengers. I am sure that the "SoCal So easy" will be the marketing message outside of SoCal. It makes it an easier choice for travelers who have destinations further east.32andBelow wrote:Most people flying into LA want to go west or north or LA so you'll wind up driving past LAX, LBG, SNA, and BUR on your way to your final destination.
You would not drive past any of these. SNA is to the south, LGB is southwest and almost on the coast. LAX is in west BFE with nothing to the west but water, so you cannot drive past it unless your car floats. BUR maybe, but if that is where you are going, just book your trip to BUR.
LOL. Good points on the drive past the other Airports. Note however James Bonds car could swim.