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  •  Yes, people often drive from Fresno to LA (2+ / 0-)
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    BruceMcF, KenBee

    or San Jose or San Francisco to get better air fares than are available from the good Fresno airport. It's probably not cost effective for one fare, but for two or more passengers it's often cheaper to make the long drive and pay for parking, even a hotel, near LAX etc.

    The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. -- Judge Learned Hand, May 21, 1944

    by ybruti on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 11:59:52 AM PDT

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    •  It makes it brutal if not impossible to travel (2+ / 0-)
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      BruceMcF, ybruti

      for business because of the extra time involved and the lesser connections, which in turn means that those companies that might locate there choose to be elsewhere, closer to airports and other connections they need.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 12:37:43 PM PDT

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      •  Now, business travelers fly to SF and LA (1+ / 0-)
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        from Fresno; some even use their own planes, like a dental specialist I met who pilots himself down here from the Bay Area twice a month. But those of us without large expense accounts drive.

        The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. -- Judge Learned Hand, May 21, 1944

        by ybruti on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 01:07:29 PM PDT

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