If I arrive at LAX at 5am in the morning, can I make it to SNA for a 8:45am flight using Prime or Super Shuttle? Or will I have to shell out the bucks to get a approx. $65 one-way rental car for the short trip?
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You could fly it for $149. UA 6292 departs LAX 6:40 AM and arrives SNA 7:15 AM.
You could also take the green line Metro train (G bus from the terminal) to Norwalk and the southbound Orange County Metrolink train at 7:08 AM, arriving Santa Ana at 7:34 AM (taxi to SNA? never been there).
[This message has been edited by JS (edited 04-19-2002).]
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Eastbay1K: My one way (but overnight) weeknight rental a few months back at Hertz was under $50.</font>
Best quotes I can get for my day of travel is $49.99 plus taxes/fees/surcharges/shuttle charge/concession fee/graft/rent/gas/electricity/etc, which probably comes pretty close to $60. I've seen rates go down as the day of travel gets closer, so hopefully that will happen. The cheaper car rental companies don't serve SNA, which might explain why it's more expensive to go there.
JS, the Orange Country metrolink sounds interesting, I didn't know about that option. But in this case I'll have to pass, since if I will only get to Santa Ana by 7:30 and still have to take a taxi to the airport, check-in, go through security, it is going to cut it too close for a 8:46a flight. Is it an easy connection to get from the Metro G line to the Metrolink train?
As for flying United from LAX to SNA -- would love to but the price rules it out for me I think the quotes I was getting were for $200+
So far I think I'm going to take Super Shuttle. They're quoting me $20...but I have to wonder if they're going to drive all around SoCal dropping everyone else off before they drop me off. PrimeTime Shuttle is asking $41 for the same trip...anyone know why PrimeTime shuttle charges double? Are they a more reliable, fast shuttle service?
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by JS: Just curious, why did you book an itinerary like this? Leaving SNA just a little later would work out nicely via the train.</font>
Taking the earliest flight out of SNA allows me to maximize the number of connections in my flight. This trip is a mileage run, which is why I am being so mindful of the costs.
Unforuntately, the red-eye is the only flight HNL-LAX on CO, so I don't have the option of taking an earlier flight from HNL. (Except maybe partner NW's afternoon flight.)
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Originally Posted by PokerHammy
A one-way car rental would be cheaper.
I had looked at Hertz with a AAA discount, and they want slightly over 50 bucks for the trip. A bit cheaper, yes. But then there is the hassle of driving unfamiliar roads, and hunting for gas near LAX to avoid paying their refuel rates.
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Try using Hotwire or Priceline - could be under $40 a/i. The directions are pretty straightforward - go 405 north, exit Century Blvd., and there are plenty of gas stations right after exiting the freeway. Google Maps is your friend if you don't have GPS.
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