LAXBUR wrote:Interesting people keep throwing around the freeway and road noise argument. You do realize road noise is mitigated in many places via sound walls? Many cities have bans on noisy brakes. There are truck routes. Some urban streets don’t allow “cruising” to avoid congestion and noise. Many residential streets have “no turn” rules to reduce pass throughs. Some cities ban deliveries and trash pick ups during nighttime hours near residential property. Stop acting like only airlines and airports have noise restrictions and regulations and that they’re somehow victimized. It is 100% a straw man argument and not even a good one.
Yes, NIMBYism can be a huge problem but Long Beach and it’s residents are acting within the law and it is their right to choose how their airport operates. An airline as a business then decides to operate at said airport within those rules. If there are fines for not operating within those rules they need to account for that in their operation. It isn’t that difficult.
If an airline leaves Long Beach it is because they aren’t making money there. John Wayne has an even more restrictive curfew and noise regulations. You don’t see airlines running away from there. Look at Long Beach fares, they’re very low. They’re low because they can’t command a higher fare. That has nothing to do with a curfew.
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