After taking my first direct flight from Shreveport to the final destination my trip, I realized I do have something in common with the Hollywood types around here. Movie industry folks apparently are talking with Shreveport Regional about a Shreveport-L.A. flight.
From Velda Hunter's April 11 article: "Airport officials, however, said they are still trying to land a direct flight to Los Angeles, considering the Shreveport area's apparent growing popularity in the film industry. Airport officials are talking to an airline about a western flight, but Roberts wouldn't say which airline." (Sorry I couldn't just link to this; it's past the free viewing date.)
My flight was on Allegiant to Las Vegas. I've never really been one to complain about my usual connections in Houston or Atlanta, but I never knew what I was missing.
For one thing, it's a lot harder to get your checked bag lost if it doesn't have to make it on another plane. Plus, there's no rushing to another flight. It's only about a two-and-a-half hour flight to Vegas from here. Who'd have thought?
I think airlines like Allegiant or Jet Blue that offer these kinds of flights out of smaller airports have got a good thing going. The big companies aren't offering, so why not?
Aside from the convenience for leisure travellers, it's obviously something the airport folks should look into if it can help make this area a bigger draw to the movie industry.
Thoughts on direct flight experiences?