“Not Valid in Orange County”
The airlines are not our friends. We know this. The exhorbitant fares they charge for the routinely subpar service they deliver is just short of criminal. But in Orange County, we get the added benefit of being restricted from taking advantage of virtually all discounted rates offered by the airlines.
I heard the commercial again this weekend. “Southwest Airlines now offers 94 daily non-stops to [city] for just $4. Offer not valid in Orange County.”
Why is this? Why must we pay full price when everyone else gets to take advantage of a lower fare? I presume it has something to do with the anxiety-inspiring flight path over Newport Beach, whereupon pilots must basically kill the engines shortly after takeoff so as not to disturb the beach-dwelling snotholes during their hot rock treatments at the spa. But what does that flight path have to do with fares?
I demand an investigation.