BUR - Bob Hope Airport
- General Info:
- Bob Hope Airport is a vital part of the Southern California airport system, serving nearly 5 million passengers each year. While it is not as busy as LAX because its shorter runways can only accommodate certain jets, the airport s Burbank, Calif., location gives travelers the best access to Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. In fact, it is the closest airport to downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Disneyland, Warner Bros. and Dodger Stadium. Major carriers such as Fly Alaska, America West, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest and United Airlines schedule frequent flights along the West Coast and direct and connecting flights throughout the country, including nonstop flights to Atlanta and New York. The airport was opened in 1930 as United Airport. After several decades of ownership under Lockheed, the name was changed to Bob Hope Airport in 2003.
If you live on the East Side of L.A. or the Valley, this is a much easier/convenient airport to fly in and out of (compared to LAX). Drop-off and parking is such a cinch. I just wish they flew to more locations.
Convenient little airport to fly in and out of. Way better than having to deal with LAX. However, this place needs to streamline the security screening process.
It's great to have an airport local but this might be the smallest airport in L.A. You really just come here to take a flight but definitely nothing to look or buy.
Flying into and out of Burbank Airport is 1000x better than battling traffic to get to LAX 2 hours early in order to make it through their security lines in time for your flight.
Bob Hope Airport is very small, but it's also very fast. You quickly get checked in, quickly make it through the airport security and the time from arrival to gate is measured in minutes, not hours.
When arriving at Bob Hope Airport, you get off the plane on the tarmac, walk inside and get to the baggage claim within a few minutes and the bags actually make it to the baggage claim within about 5 minutes, not the 30+ minutes at most airports. It's such a fast and easy experience.
The downside is that not many cities have direct flights to BUR, but it's usually worth a layover to not have to deal with LAX, especially if you are going to North LA.
06/08/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This airport is my favorite from all the ones I have used in the world. It is so convenient to get in and out. I just wish there were more airlines. I wish the city would let it expand. The noise is not as bad as the city says. I would like ti use the airport to fly nonstop to cites like Washington DC and Boston.
11/25/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I fly to see my girlfriend a couple times a month, and she flies down here when I'm not flying up north to see her. Burbank Airport is five minutes from my house, and I like to park at their lots for $12 a day when I don't get a lift or take a taxi. It's a small airport, to be sure, but with that limited size comes speed and convinience you don't get in more major airports. You plane and deplane on a tarmac, from both the front and rear on movable stairways. This gives a feeling of something akin to arriving in a small airport on some island somewhere. I've made it through security in less than 10 minutes most times, except Monday mornings when I've noticed it's the craziest.