Southwest Airlines will begin offering routes between Burbank and LAX next month. The 32-mile flight will take six minutes and cost travelers $250, a price many Valley residents flying out of LAX to other cities say is worth avoiding the commute and long security lines at LAX.
“When we were first presented with the idea of a Burbank to LAX flight, we thought it was like, hella stupid,” said Southwest spokesperson Mohammad Al-Quarim Benhamo. “But then we realized that if you live in the Valley and can get through security at Burbank in like ten minutes, then it actually makes a ton of sense to fly over to El Segundo and then connect to your final destination from LAX.”
“Holy shit, that does make sense,” said me, having just recently spent an hour and a half driving from North Hollywood to LAX to catch a flight to Baltimore. “I have to get to LAX two hours early to make sure I get through security with enough time, which means I had to leave my house four hours before my flight. I think Southwest may actually be on to something,” I wrote, now realizing that the Article I began to write as a joke may actually be the best development in air travel since deciding to cancel your trip at the last minute and doing nothing. “Too bad it’s on Southwest.”