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SO Cal Peeps - SWA Question

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by wanker751, Mar 2, 2015.

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  1. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    Which airport is generally cheaper for SO Cal SWA? We will be staying near Oceanside, CA.

    We will be flying out of it and into PHX.

    LAX, Ontario or San Diego?
     
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    Living in Orange County, we mostly fly out of Orange County (John Wayne) SNA.

    But, on occasion, we will fly out of Ontario, and the fares are ALWAYS cheaper from ONT than SNA.

    I'm sure ONT will be cheaper than LAX or SAN as well.
    Plus, it's only (approximately) 33 minutes in the air from Ontario!

    It's very easy to input your departure cities to compare fares on the SWA website.
    I would rule out LAX, from where you are coming from. The drive is a hassle, parking is a hassle, the airport is a hassle.
     
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    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    Sorry I should have qualified that we are coming back to chicago, but I know swa flys to every so cal airport from chicago.

    I did not think of orange county though so thanks for that tip
     
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    For SWA, most flights from places east of Vegas or Phoenix coming into Orange County or Ontario will make stops/plane changes at either Denver, Vegas, or Phoenix.
    There are a few direct, but not very many.

    Many flights coming from the east to LAX or SAN are nonstop.
     
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    Good info. With have my 4 year old so a few more dollars may be worth non-stop. Thanks!
     
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    Can't help on flights specifics; the SWA matrix will handle that.

    Just want to echo avoiding LAX if at all possible. From north county John Wayne is a relative hop and skip away, and though 10-15 miles farther perhaps on sum easier to deal with than San Diego, depending on time and day. Ontario is more of a haul, but it is an EZ airport to use if they have your flights.
     
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    Thanks good to know to stay away from LAX.
     
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    LAX is what it is, a necessary evil. And I often have no choice but to use it. It just comes with a series of caveats. But you can't argue with the fact that it's one of the best portals to the world out there.
     
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    John Wayne is much closer to where you are going but LAX will be cheaper. Just land before or after traffic. With a 4 year old, pay more and travel less.
     
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    I can fly out of SAN, ONT or SNA, and SAN diego is cheaper, but i dont like the area, so i fly out of ONT
     
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