The Boise Airport continued its recent spate of exciting news (record travelers, new flights, etc.) last week with their wishlist of nonstop flights that they’re trying to land, as reported by BoiseDev. The corporate politics of airfare sound harrowing, but all of us on the ground can hope and dream.
George Prentice and Emma Arnold have some gripes about previously canceled flights from Boise, and several of you Hey Boise readers echoed that sentiment.
Like one reader, Dan, said: “It is very hard to travel from Boise without a lot of stops and changing planes.”
Another reader pointed out that it could be good for us to get out of the house a bit more, and direct flights facilitate that. “Many people can't or won't go see new places because of having to change flights. Adding more direct flights would be amazing and save so much time, not to mention reduce the stress of traveling.”
So here are some of the places that people want new nonstop flights to the most:
Generally, the East Coast: flights to Washington DC and JFK are the most sought after, but Boston, Rochester, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh made the list a few times over.
SoCal: John Wayne Airport in Orange County was probably the most popular, but anything else in southern California would be bound to get traffic. A reader, Colette, let me know that Southwest will carry flights between Long Beach and Boise on Saturdays starting in the fall, but also pointed out that weekday flight options would be a huge plus.
Regionally, Bend would be nice, and Reno is a popular request too.
Here are a few stragglers, but are still worth mentioning: New Orleans, Nashville, Hawaii, and Miami. Lastly, several people mentioned that it’d be great to be able to get even further abroad. Bryan said: “I fly overseas often and it generally costs less to book a separate flight to LAX and fly to and from there for anything out of the country.”