Jetblue Airlines is offering $4, half hour ‘over-the 405’ flights between Long Beach and Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport in Los Angeles, in a bid to help relieve travel chaos that is expected as the 405 freeway closes for 53 hours .
The freeway closure, which will facilitate a $1 billion road improvement project, has meant that LA residents have been preparing for a weekend that has been described as ‘carmagedden’.
According to Jetblue Airlines, The 600 seats that were available on the four flights between the San Fernando Valley and beach sold out within three hours after the promotion was launched.
Meanwhile one helicopter company is offering $150 rides to people to downtown and the airport.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is advising residents have been advised to “Plan ahead, avoid the area or just stay home.” He has called on residents to ‘turn this ‘Carmageddon into a unique opportunity’. Meanwhile weddings and functions have been cancelled for the weekend.
Also in the US today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Los Angeles.
City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
LosAngeles.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.
City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.