A Skywest Airlines Embraer E120 returned to Los Angeles International Airport this morning with landing gear issues and was met by fire rescue crews, officials said. The plane landed safely at 8:12 a.m. and taxied to the gate.
The flight was branded as United Express Flight 6320 and was bound for San Diego.
A consultant retained by the city of Modesto, Calif. is collecting pledges from local fliers and businesses who would be willing to commit to buy plane tickets if an airline started new service to Los Angeles, the Modesto Bee reported this week.
These stories are generally more important in smaller communities than for Angelenos, but Los Angeles will lose its only flights to Inyokern, Calif. early next month, according to a news report.
United Airlines – or more specifically its contracted flying partners – are adding four seats to a regional jet regularly used to connect with Los Angeles with small- to medium-sized cities in the Western United States.
According to a post by a United employee on the website, Flyertalk, United is asking its United Express partners to add four seats to the CR7 aircraft, giving it 70 seats in total. The airplane is flown locally by Skywest Airlines, and destinations include Seattle, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas and San Antonio.