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Old 11-07-2019, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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What in God’s green earth are you talking about? The 73 is a short stretch from San Juan Capistrano to Huntington Beach. Often it’s not even worth the $7-$8 to bypass the 405 for that stretch.
For those unfamiliar with southern California's freeway system-I meant use the 73 toll in addition to other freeways to travel from San Diego to the L.A. Airport(in case anyone reading that actually thought the 73 was a 100 plus mile freeway). To get to an airport that has direct flights to middle tier metros in the midwest that will save me hours (yes, even with the drive) and $100's, I'll pay that toll.
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:25 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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For those unfamiliar with southern California's freeway system-I meant use the 73 toll in addition to other freeways to travel from San Diego to the L.A. Airport(in case anyone reading that actually thought the 73 was a 100 plus mile freeway). To get to an airport that has direct flights to middle tier metros in the midwest that will save me hours (yes, even with the drive) and $100's, I'll pay that toll.
Then why say “right now you can take the 73 toll road straight to LAX from San Diego”? The end of the 73 stills leaves you 40 miles away from LAX. It’s hardly worth mentioning a 15 mile toll road on a 125 mile trip.
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:25 PM
 
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The average person I talk to who lives in San Diego, "what are you talking about, the airport is so convenient right downtown, its perfect!"

I don't see too much general awareness that a one runway airport to serve a growing 3.4 million metro is even a problem amongst San Diegans, unfortunately. It all goes back to that baked in "If we get (insert basic amenity), then we'll be just like LoS AnGeLEs San Diego mentality.

As it exists now, SAN is good for flights up the coast on Alaska Airlines, and quick flights to Vegas and Phoenix. I don't even check airfares for anything other than that flying out of SAN anymore because there is no point.
No point? I don't follow you. There plenty of flights out of SD to many destinations the world over.

I flew to London direct from SD earlier this year for about the same price as a LAX departure. Flying to NYC for thanksgiving in two weeks also. Flights were a little more expensive than out of LAX, but well worth the small extra cost to not have to do that drive, especially in time for a 7am departure. Plus we'd be landing at 5pm at LAX on the way home... just in time to fight traffic all the way back to SD. No thanks!

Flew to Nashville from SD a few weeks also.

And taking the 73 toll road hardly helps as the worst of the traffic is from Long Beach all the way to LAX.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:08 PM
 
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What's the limiting factor at the airport?
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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And taking the 73 toll road hardly helps as the worst of the traffic is from Long Beach all the way to LAX.
Yes - the glorious 405, longest car park in Southern California.
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:14 PM
 
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Yes - the glorious 405, longest car park in Southern California.
I've driven from SD to Santa Barbara twice per month for the last 12 years. I know the 405 like the back of my hand.
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:49 AM
 
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What's the limiting factor at the airport?
Single runway, available land, terrain. Pretty much built out.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:29 PM
 
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Single runway, available land, terrain. Pretty much built out.
Couldn't you just make another airport in the desert somewhere in a rural place?


I'm no expert … but I mean for a city of SD's size, the airport is quite limiting.


My family out there don't bother with it unless they're coming out to see us on the East Coast.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:01 PM
 
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Other than the tourism industry I don't see who benefits. SD is not a business hub type of city.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:52 PM
 
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Couldn't you just make another airport in the desert somewhere in a rural place?


I'm no expert … but I mean for a city of SD's size, the airport is quite limiting.


My family out there don't bother with it unless they're coming out to see us on the East Coast.
Uh sure. They could build a new airport out in the desert someplace, but then it wouldn't be the San Diego airport. It would be the El Centro airport. Great for the residents of El Centro' not so much for the residents of San Diego.
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