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LAX's popular FlyAway bus service finally comes to Orange County

The first FlyAway bus service from Orange County to LAX is expected to begin Nov. 16 at a cost of $25 each way, L.A. airport officials said.

The popular bus service -- which already connects the airport to several spots in Los Angeles County -- will operate out of Irvine by Coach America Los Angeles.

“With the expansion of FlyAway to Irvine, we are increasing LAX’s contribution to reducing regional traffic congestion and improving air quality, while better serving our Orange County customers, especially those traveling internationally,” said Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey. “FlyAway removes hundreds of thousands of cars each year from our roads, while providing a convenient, affordable way to use LAX. We believe Irvine has the potential to be a viable ground transportation alternative for travelers who prefer to ride than drive to LAX.”

The bus will operate from Irvine Station at 15215 Barranca Parkway. According to officials,  there will be 500 surface parking spaces where FlyAway passengers can park for free for up to 30 days.

-- Shelby Grad

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The one thing I am really curious about, which the article doesn't even mention, is the fiscal impact on tax payers. This program has to be subsidized.. 500 FREE parking spots? Bus ride from OC to LAX for $25. I have a feeling we the tax payers are picking up a huge chunk of the tab for this. I would be greatly interested in a follow up article talking about the costs. Not that I am for or against the FlyAway, just curious how much it is really costing us, and if it is really keeping "Hundreds of thousands of cars" off our roads. The last time I rode it from LAX to Union Station, there was only 4 other people on it.

"The bus will operate from Irvine Station at 15215 Barranca Parkway. According to officials, there will be 500 surface parking spaces where FlyAway passengers can park for free for up to 30 days."

I bet the "smash-and-grab" thieves in Orange County are drooling over this information.

Orange County had the choice of opening a new airport (at El Toro). The residents exercised their right to say "not in my backyard". Well, the city of Los Angeles now politely declines their request to fly into and out of LAX. They have John Wayne. Reduce traffic congestion and pollution by now staying in your own backyard!

Yes, because John Wayne completely covers airlines, not to mention goes international, like LAX does. (/sarcasm) I think this is a great idea; I can't wait to see it running!

I LOVE the fly-away. I use it every time I go out of town. Park at Union Station (not for free) and don't worry about traffic and airport congestion. It's affordable, and yes, it is popular. The buses are getting more full every time I ride it. It's one of the BEST things to happen in the world of airline travel in Los Angeles.

Problem is this service does not accept cash payments, at least not at the Van Nuys flyaway service. You must now pay with a credit card or debit card as somone seems to think it is a faster process, not so. So now if you travel with cash your out of luck with this service. There are some real sharp people running this show, NOT!


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