Fly SAN-BUR or drive?

Old Nov 6, 14, 11:30 pm
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Fly SAN-BUR or drive?

Saw a new ad for an airline called Seaport Airlines from SAN-BUR.

Have a biz meeting in nearby Woodland Hills and can fly 2 of us there for $350 and leave at 10 am and be back by 4 pm no problem. We work a mile from SAN.

The drive says its 2 hr 30 mins but we know that could be 3.5-4 hours easy?

Has anyone flown this airline or route? Is it worth it? The prospect of 6-7 hrs RT driving and lost productivity kills me.
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Old Nov 7, 14, 5:42 am
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What about another alternative, Amtrak?
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Old Nov 7, 14, 7:59 am
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Fly SAN-BUR or drive?

amtrak is 4.5 hours each way. not option due to time
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Old Nov 7, 14, 9:02 am
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amtrak is 4.5 hours each way. not option due to time
6am train gets into Burbank at 9:27am. That's 3 1/2 hours.

Anyway, the airline schedule sure knocks it out of the park. I know nothing about the airline unfortunately.
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Old Nov 7, 14, 10:35 am
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Thanks for this.

I think we're going to try the flights UBER to their office. I can shave 4 hours off of total travel time.
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Old Nov 7, 14, 10:41 am
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Please report back.
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Old Nov 7, 14, 3:14 pm
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I will. Just booked us. $160 each all in.
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Old Nov 7, 14, 7:43 pm
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You call Woodland Hills "nearby" to BUR, but in the worst possible case, it could take an hour, bear that in mind.
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Old Nov 8, 14, 12:12 am
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absolutely, i land at burbank at 11 am on a tuesday so working from 12-2 and hoping to avoid traffic...IMHO still beats a 4+ hr jaunt from SAN
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Old Nov 9, 14, 12:29 pm
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absolutely, i land at burbank at 11 am on a tuesday so working from 12-2 and hoping to avoid traffic...IMHO still beats a 4+ hr jaunt from SAN
Yes, at that time of day, barring an accident, odds are pretty good. A rental car may well be cheaper than round trip via Uber, although price might not be a factor for you. You can still walk between the terminal and the rental car facility at BUR.
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Old Nov 11, 14, 1:17 pm
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Please do share your experience. I drive that route too frequently, and am tempted by this flight.
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Old Nov 19, 14, 12:52 pm
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Trip report

Love this service! Our SAN flight was delayed 20 mins to a plane swap - yeah it's annoying but I understand things happen. My colleague and I were the only pax on SAN-BUR and it was like a private tour! Pilots super friendly - easy to board and get in and out of the commuter terminal in SAN. Flight time about 58 minutes and WOW - flying at 5-6K feet along the coast was amazing.

Landed in BUR and Uber to woodland hills. 2 hr meeting, uber back to BUR and back in SAN by 415.

So total travel time - left office at 9:30 am, landed in SAN by 415. Shaved 3-4 hours easy. Total cost= $175

Will be doing this again
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Old Nov 19, 14, 1:50 pm
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Nice! Thanks for the follow-up.
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Old Nov 19, 14, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
6am train gets into Burbank at 9:27am. That's 3 1/2 hours.

Anyway, the airline schedule sure knocks it out of the park. I know nothing about the airline unfortunately.
Is the time to get to airports, parking time, reporting early due to security etc, has been factored in ?
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Old Nov 19, 14, 3:59 pm
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Is the time to get to airports, parking time, reporting early due to security etc, has been factored in ?
Sounds like they might have gotten dropped off at san. Getting through or around LA on a weekday is no picnic. It's a 3.5-4 hr drive one way under typical conditions, and can be much worse.
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