The first-ever nonstop service between Southern California and Sun Valley takes off this Sunday, Dec. 15, when Horizon Air begins year-round flights from Los Angeles International Airport to the popular Idaho resort destination.
Some wayfarers claim it's all about the journey. They probably haven't navigated an eight-foot ski bag from car to curb to counter or lifted a lumpy duffel the size of a Volkswagen. On flights, these people carry on books, not boots. In short, they probably aren't skiers.
Traveling to ski resorts with a full load of equipment has always been an ornery proposition. With increased airport security and now-marathon check-in lines, it will be even more awkward this season.