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Hope to Kennedy No Longer Just Pie in the Sky

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LAist loves LA, but also loves to leave the city every now and then. But we hate LAX. Perhaps we'd hate it less if we lived closer (well, not Westchester closer) or could find more kind souls willing to schlepp us there at ungodly hours. This is why LAist loves the Burbank--ahem, the Bob Hope--Airport, and tries to wing off from their small-town-like tarmac whenever possible. Today's LA Times article announcing that low-price carrier JetBlue is launching three daily non-stop flights from BUR to New York's JFK warmed the very cockels of our hearts.

Of course, how this all came about is worth examining. Since the Burbank Airport always seems to have its toes treading in the community hot water with concerns over expansion and noise, JetBlue was only able to get in the gates thanks to Aloha Airlines' bankruptcy filing, and their April move-out of Terminal A, which leaves room for the the new Blue kid and their NY-bound fights. Also, since JetBlue seems to dislike LAX as much as we do--they don't fly out of there, after all--this won't undercut their own business from the Southland to NYC and other destinations. JetBlue's three non-stop daily BUR to JFK flights begin in May, with a fourth departure time slated for July.